The traffic is backed up, the kids are screaming, and the car is making a funny noise again. Any one of these challenges can test our temperament and rob us of joy. Our impulse is to write today off and hope for a better tomorrow. However, this creates a hard pattern to break. One terrible day easily turns into many-and soon we're living a life far from what God has in mind for us. A new, transforming sense of excitement, happiness, and contentment in our lives is possible when we pursue God's goodness each day. In 20 WAYS TO MAKE EVERY DAY BETTER, Joyce Meyer shares biblical illustrations, actionable advice, uplifting stories, and the encouragement we need to start enjoying the life God created for us.
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Table of Contents
Section 1 When You Awake
Chapter 1 Have a Conversation with God 3
Chapter 2 Dream Big 13
Chapter 3 Decide to Help Others 25
Chapter 4 Reexamine Your Expectations 38
Chapter 5 Don't Give In to Dread 47
Section 2 New Steps to Take
Chapter 6 Learn Something New 57
Chapter 7 Refuse to Settle 65
Chapter 8 Invest in Yourself 72
Chapter 9 Be Adventurous 82
Chapter 10 Do Something You Enjoy 91
Chapter 11 Living Truly 100
Section 3 Patterns to Break
Chapter 12 Say No to Worry 115
Chapter 13 Slow Down 122
Chapter 14 Reject Negativity 132
Chapter 15 Be Patient with Yourself 142
Chapter 16 Receive and Give Grace 150
Section 4 Before It's Too Late
Chapter 17 Finish a Project 161
Chapter 18 Forgive and Forget 170
Chapter 19 Be Grateful 180
Chapter 20 Be Amazed 190
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I've been struggling with the death of my dad and the estrangement of my two daughters in the past five months. I found encouragement in the pages. I've been putting into practice what I learned and sharing it with others.
This is a MUST have book!! It is excellent!!
This book is a great way to get some practical ideas on making my days better. There is nothing shared in this book that requires me to spend money. Just my time and devotion to God. I have begun to put some of these into action and my ability to remain at peace in a hard situation has increased. I can trust God to see me through!!
Book- I love Joyce Meyer's teaching. She is so down to earth, gets to the heart of things. Really if we just got the stuff she teaches the other things in our lives would fall into place. She hit on so much that sucks the joy out of our days. One chapter in particular hit me so hard I was in tears. It was the chapter on dread. I live with a lot of it. I think because I struggle with the unknown, new situations that I have no idea what to expect. So therefore I dread a lot of things. I read it at a time that I needed it desperately. I wrote down all the scripture references to keep in the forefront of my mind. Speaking of scripture, that is another thing about Joyce, everything she says is backed up by scripture. Her books are always rich in scripture references. Each chapter is very short, so it won't take you long to read one a day and then put them into practice. These are very simple things but things we need to be doing to have better days which in turn will make us kinder and happier people to be around. A copy of this book was given to me through Netgalley.com. All opinions are my own.
"I'm just having a bad day." Have you ever said that to yourself or perhaps a friend or family member in a way to excuse your behavior or attitude for the moment? Traffic is backed up, you spill your coffee before you even get a sip, the kids are driving you crazy, the kitchen faucet is dripping, your boss is in a mood, and the car is making that funny noise again. I'm just have a bad day! While there aren't many days when all those things happen at once (thankfully), you and I both know that any one of those challenges can test our temperament, pollute our perspective, or hijack our joy. Far too often we write it off as a "bad day" and give up until tomorrow. Tomorrow will be better, we hope, while subconsciously waving the white flag of surrender on today. But the problem with bad days is they tend to pile up - have you noticed that? A bad day becomes a bad week. A bad week becomes a bad month. And before you know it, a bad month becomes a bad year. Many of us spend the last week of every December saying the exact same thing: "I can't wait until this year is over!" If you can relate to that, if you've ever given up on today, waiting on tomorrow, pick up Joyce Meyer's latest book. 20 Ways to Make Every Day Better! The book is divided into four equally important sections: "When You Awake," "New Steps to Take," " Patterns to Break," and "Before It's Too Late." These sections are meant to systematically take you through your day and show you what God's Word teaches about making that day and every day count. You can open any chapter at any time and apply the principle in that chapter to make your day immediately better. This book is full of biblical instruction, practical applications, stories to inspire, and helpful suggestions. I received 20 Ways to Make Every Day Better by Joyce Meyer compliments of Faith Words, a division of Hachette Book Groups. What I love most about Joyce's books is that they drive home the point in a way that is both humorous and biblical. She just gives it to you straight like you need to hear things without candy-coating anything. As I was going through my own rough patch medically, this book enabled me to not chalk everything up to a "bad moment" in my life. That there were things I good glean from this time of suffering and trial and grow both spiritually and mentally in the process and most of all, make me a better person to be around. There is also the 20 Ways to Make Every Day Better Study Guide which helps you through each stage of the book. I would recommend you getting them both so you can work through the points of the book in conjunction with your own personal struggle. This would also be perfect for a great small group Bible study. After all, who doesn't have a bad day from time to time? I give both of these resources a 5 out of 5 stars.