Author: Joyce

05 Dec Eve – First Lady of the Garden

If ever a woman had everything going her way it was Eve! She had a perfect husband, a perfect home with no dust and no laundry. No dirty socks to pick up! She was the first woman, first wife, first grandmother, first seamstress - first in everything! First sinner! Eve was also the first person to receive the promise of redemption! Eve, the First Lady of the Garden was in the right place, where God had placed her, but she was out of position. We have a place in the natural, and a position in the Spirit. When God approached Adam and Eve after their fall, He did not come with accusation, but with a question, "Where are you?" (Gen. 3:9). He was not asking their physical place, but their spiritual position. Where are you in your relationship with me? Where are you in the plans and purposes that I commanded for you? "Be fruitful and multiply; fill the earth and subdue it; have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air and over every living thing that moves on the earth." (Gen. 1:28)
Read More

02 Dec Mary & Martha, Keep Your Focus!

How often we have heard teaching on these two dear women of God? Jesus loved Martha and Mary. They were both His friends. Martha became irritated over everyday matters and lost her focus! Mary kept her focus on spiritual matters and received insight and understanding. Martha walked in the natural and did not discern spiritual matters because her mind was on things of the natural. Mary walked in the Spirit because she had learned to meditated the Word of God day and night (Joshua 1:8) which caused her to live by the principles of her heavenly home bringing success in her earthly house! Martha spoke out and Mary poured out! We must understand that as a child of God, we walk in the natural and spiritual simultaneously! You can be "busy" in the world with your mind on things of God. We never separated ourselves from the "Spirit of the Living God". "In Him we live and move and have our being..." (Acts 17:28). We often get so caught up in what we don't have in this earth that we forget what we do have in our spiritual home. Faith does not deny the reality of problems in this world - but faith in God knows there is a way of escape!
Read More