Thursday, October 14, 2010

Miracles Come In Cans!!!


If you have ever watched Joyce Meyer speak, you will have undoubtedly heard these famous words, "Miracles come in cans!!!"

Here's an excerpt from her latest book explaining that simple statement that we all need to take to heart everyday.

Perhaps you have heard the words, "You can't" repeatedly throughout your life. Many people are good at telling others what they cannot do. Even people you wouldn't necessarily consider to be "against" you may have tried to discourage you from doing something you wanted to do by telling you that you couldn't do it. Parents, teachers, coaches, friends, family members, and leaders of church groups or social activities often fail to realize the power of their words over young lives. So many children and teenagers grow up thinking " I can't" when that isn't true at all! No matter how many times you have heard someone say to you, " You can't," I want to say to you, "Oh, yes, you can!" I believe that miracles come in cans - our belief that we can do whatever we need to do through Christ Who is our strength.

I believe in you; God believes in you; and it's time for you to believe in yourself. Today is a new day! Put the past and all its negative, discouraging comments behind you. Negative words and words that speak of failure come from the enemy, not from God, so decide right now not to allow the power of "you can't" to influence you anymore. In contrast, God's Spirit encourages you and will do everything to urge you forward toward success in every area of life. God tells you to have courage, so always remember if you feel "dis-couraged," that is from the enemy and if you feel "en-couraged" that is from God. Choose to agree with God and say to yourself, "I can!" And let the power of your positive thoughts and words outweigh the power of the negative words anyone else has ever spoken to you.

This is an excerpt from Joyce Meyer's latest book, Power Thoughts and I am offering 3 copies to giveaway on my blog, Reviews From The Heart. The giveaway ends on October 22nd, so make sure you take the opportunity to sign up to win a copy. I truly believe that this book is life changing.

11 comments:

KrippledWarrior said...

i have an award for you today. It's not up yet but it will be soon.

Divine Mrs D said...

That is beautiful! I've often felt such negativity about myself and my husband and I have talked about how his family has discouraged him from dreaming. Thank you for that little excerpt!

RCUBEs said...

Great excerpt! And what a beautiful reminder that because we serve an active God, Who wants us to be the best we can be, "I can't" attitude surely must go!

God bless.

Goose Hill Farm said...

One of the teachers I used to work with used to say.....

You are an AmeriCAN, not an AmeriCAN'T! LOVE IT!

With God.....ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE!

Blessings~
Laura

Annesphamily said...

I like to feel happy and upbeat. Thank you for sharing and thank you more for the wonderful prayer and kindnesses. I appreciate you more than you can imagine. Anne

Rita said...

That's how I got my house painted, that's how I have done a lot of things in recent years. I decided in my mind and asked the Lord to help me say, "I can!" and I did! I always tried to tell my children that they could do anything that they set their minds to, all they had to do was believe that they could. Thanks for this reminder, for at times I find myself thinking, I can't, but through Him, I CAN. I've learned a new job at 67... I can!

Janette@Janette's Sage said...

My verse today was Is. 43:18-19...this goes right along with it...and of course Joyce can must put it into simple and understandable words
Thanks for sharing

Denise said...

I love her books sis.

Bernadine said...

This book sounds like an excellent motivational tool. Thanks for sharing.

Crown of Beauty said...

Joyce Meyer is one of my favorite authors. She is authentic and writes based on her own experiences.

Yes, miracles do come in "cans" I really agree. The enemy tries his best to make us see the downside of everything, but God wants us always looking up!

Kat, thanks for dropping by my blog and leaving such an encouraging comment on my recent post.

Does this comment count as an entry for the Meyer book giveaway? If so, please count me in! (I have a U.S. address, just in case! grin :)

Congrats to Kailee for being her schools vice president this year...

and congrats to you and Steve on your 12 years and 8 months of being married to each other!

Love
Lidj

Just Be Real said...

Anything from Joyce is a God-send. This is so beautiful Kat. Thank you for sharing. Blesings.