Tempted To Cheat On Your Partner? James 1:12-16

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Are you tempted to cheat on your girlfriend/boyfriend/spouse? Are you willing to throw away a blessing? Is the lust of your flesh worth it? Many have done it and regretted it. If you go through with it, eventually your partner will find out. If they decide to stay with you after you are caught (yes you will get caught), things will NEVER be the same. In other words, if you cheat, it will be the death of the current relationship you have (even if the two of you stay together). Is it worth it? I doubt it.

The Bible tells us in James 1:12-16 12 Blessed is the man that endureth temptation: for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord hath promised to them that love him.13 Let no man say when he is tempted, I am tempted of God: for God cannot be tempted with evil, neither tempteth he any man: 14 But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed. 15 Then when lust hath conceived, it bringeth forth sin: and sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth death.16 Do not err, my beloved brethren.

Don’t do it my friend. You will regret it!

Walking in love,

Tayarisha Joyce

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What Is Love? How Can You Tell If Someone Loves You? Hebrews 2:9-10

Friday, March 28, 2014

Love is an act NOT AN EMOTION! The revelation came strongly to me yesterday. So simple yet very powerful. There is no greater act of love than that of Father God and Jesus. Father God promised our salvation via prophets. Not ony did He say it, He and Jesus delivered on His word! That’s very important! Hebrews 2:9-10 “9 But we see him who for a little while was made lower than the angels, namely Jesus, crowned with glory and honor because of the suffering of death, so that by the grace of God he might taste death for everyone. 10 For it was fitting that he, for whom and by whom all things exist, in bringing many sons to glory, should make the founder of their salvation perfect through suffering.” What an act of sacrifice and love! What a way to honor God’s word. Jesus didn’t save a few of us. He saved us all!

Thank you Father God and Jesus! I love them so much! Yes, emotion is a “symptom” or “evidence” of my love for them. But the real proof are my actions. Today, let’s be love (an action). Let’s lift up those God trusts us to encourage by allowing our paths to cross. Let’s not just talk about it, let’s be about it. Let’s do something and not just say something! I’m walking in love. For more on What is Love? Check out this.

Have a blessed and God-like kind of day!

Tayarisha Joyce

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Do You Know What Love Is? How Do You Define Love? Why Should You Love? Here’s Scripture On Love

Saturday, August 10, 2013

1 Corinthians 13:4-13 4Love is patient and kind; it is not jealous or conceited or proud; 5love is not ill-mannered or selfish or irritable; love does not keep a record of wrongs; 6love is not happy with evil, but is happy with the truth.

Luke 6:27 27But I tell you who hear me: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you,

1 Peter 4:8 8 Above everything, love one another earnestly, because love covers over many sins.

Hebrews 13:1 1Keep on loving one another as Christians.

1 John 4:19 19We love because God first loved us.

John 15:12 12 My commandment is this: love one another, just as I love you.

Luke 10:27 27 The man answered, “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your strength, and with all your mind’; and ‘Love your neighbor as you love yourself.’”

Deuteronomy 6:5 5 Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your strength.

Luke 14:26 26 “Those who come to me cannot be my disciples unless they love me more than they love father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters, and themselves as well.

Jude 1:2 2May mercy, peace, and love be yours in full measure.

Mark 12:30 30Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength.’

John 15:17 17This, then, is what I command you: love one another.

1 Corinthians 16:14 14Do all your work in love.

1 John 4:16 16And we ourselves know and believe the love which God has for us. God is love, and those who live in love live in union with God and God lives in union with them.

Colossians 3:19 19 Husbands, love your wives and do not be harsh with them.

Luke 6:32 32“If you love only the people who love you, why should you receive a blessing? Even sinners love those who love them!

John 14:21 21 “Those who accept my commandments and obey them are the ones who love me. My Father will love those who love me; I too will love them and reveal myself to them.”

1 John 4:7 7Dear friends, let us love one another, because love comes from God. Whoever loves is a child of God and knows God.

Matthew 22:37 37 Jesus answered, “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.’

1 John 4:12 12 No one has ever seen God, but if we love one another, God lives in union with us, and his love is made perfect in us.

2 John 1:6 6This love I speak of means that we must live in obedience to God’s commands. The command, as you have all heard from the beginning, is that you must all live in love.

Psalm 26:8 8I love the house where you live, O Lord , the place where your glory dwells.

2 Peter 1:7 7to your godliness add Christian affection; and to your Christian affection add love.

1 John 4:20 20If we say we love God, but hate others, we are liars. For we cannot love God, whom we have not seen, if we do not love others, whom we have seen.

Deuteronomy 6:5 5 Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your strength.

1 John 4:8 8Whoever does not love does not know God, for God is love.

1 Corinthians 13:5 5love is not ill-mannered or selfish or irritable; love does not keep a record of wrongs;

Deuteronomy 5:10 10But I show my love to thousands of generations of those who love me and obey my laws.

1 John 5:2 2This is how we know that we love God’s children: it is by loving God and obeying his commands.

Zephaniah 3:17 17The Lord your God is with you; his power gives you victory. The Lord will take delight in you, and in his love he will give you new life. He will sing and be joyful over you,

1 John 4:9 9And God showed his love for us by sending his only Son into the world, so that we might have life through him.

1 John 3:18 18My children, our love should not be just words and talk; it must be true love, which shows itself in action.

1 Peter 1:22 22Now that by your obedience to the truth you have purified yourselves and have come to have a sincere love for other believers, love one another earnestly with all your heart.

Ephesians 5:25 25 Husbands, love your wives just as Christ loved the church and gave his life for it.

Hebrews 10:24 24Let us be concerned for one another, to help one another to show love and to do good.

1 John 4:11 11Dear friends, if this is how God loved us, then we should love one another.

1 John 4:10 10This is what love is: it is not that we have loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the means by which our sins are forgiven.

1 Corinthians 13:13 13Meanwhile these three remain: faith, hope, and love; and the greatest of these is love.

Micah 6:8 8No, the Lord has told us what is good. What he requires of us is this: to do what is just, to show constant love, and to live in humble fellowship with our God.

1 John 4:18 18There is no fear in love; perfect love drives out all fear. So then, love has not been made perfect in anyone who is afraid, because fear has to do with punishment.

Ephesians 5:28 28Men ought to love their wives just as they love their own bodies. A man who loves his wife loves himself.

John 13:35 35If you have love for one another, then everyone will know that you are my disciples.”

1 Corinthians 13:1 Love 1I may be able to speak the languages of human beings and even of angels, but if I have no love, my speech is no more than a noisy gong or a clanging bell.

Jeremiah 31:3 3I appeared to them from far away. People of Israel, I have always loved you, so I continue to show you my constant love.

1 Corinthians 13:6 6love is not happy with evil, but is happy with the truth.

Hosea 3:1 Hosea and the Unfaithful Woman 1The Lord said to me, “Go again and show your love for a woman who is committing adultery with a lover. You must love her just as I still love the people of Israel, even though they turn to other gods and like to take offerings of raisins to idols.”

1 Corinthians 13:7 7Love never gives up; and its faith, hope, and patience never fail.

1 Corinthians 13:8 8Love is eternal. There are inspired messages, but they are temporary; there are gifts of speaking in strange tongues, but they will cease; there is knowledge, but it will pass.

1 Corinthians 13:3 3I may give away everything I have, and even give up my body to be burned —but if I have no love, this does me no good.

1 Corinthians 13:2 2 I may have the gift of inspired preaching; I may have all knowledge and understand all secrets; I may have all the faith needed to move mountains—but if I have no love, I am nothing.

James 2:8 8 You will be doing the right thing if you obey the law of the Kingdom, which is found in the scripture, “Love your neighbor as you love yourself.”

1 Timothy 6:10 10For the love of money is a source of all kinds of evil. Some have been so eager to have it that they have wandered away from the faith and have broken their hearts with many sorrows.

John 13:34 34 And now I give you a new commandment: love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another.

Leviticus 19:18 18 Do not take revenge on others or continue to hate them, but love your neighbors as you love yourself. I am the Lord .

John 3:16 16For God loved the world so much that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him may not die but have eternal life.

Proverbs 10:12 12 Hate stirs up trouble, but love forgives all offenses.

Matthew 5:43 Love for Enemies 43 “You have heard that it was said, ‘Love your friends, hate your enemies.’

Romans 8:28 28We know that in all things God works for good with those who love him, those whom he has called according to his purpose.

Galatians 5:14 14 For the whole Law is summed up in one commandment: “Love your neighbor as you love yourself.”

Psalm 136:7 7 He made the sun and the moon; his love is eternal;

Matthew 19:19 19 respect your father and your mother; and love your neighbor as you love yourself.”

Colossians 1:8 8He has told us of the love that the Spirit has given you.

1 Corinthians 4:21 21Which do you prefer? Shall I come to you with a whip, or in a spirit of love and gentleness?

Psalm 118:2 2Let the people of Israel say, “His love is eternal.”

Psalm 89:2 2I know that your love will last for all time, that your faithfulness is as permanent as the sky.

1 Thessalonians 5:8 8 But we belong to the day, and we should be sober. We must wear faith and love as a breastplate, and our hope of salvation as a helmet.

1 John 4:17 17Love is made perfect in us in order that we may have courage on the Judgment Day; and we will have it because our life in this world is the same as Christ’s.

Ephesians 3:19 19Yes, may you come to know his love—although it can never be fully known—and so be completely filled with the very nature of God.

Psalm 36:5 The Goodness of God 5 Lord , your constant love reaches the heavens; your faithfulness extends to the skies.

Psalm 119:159 159See how I love your instructions, Lord . Your love never changes, so save me!

1 Corinthians 16:24 24My love be with you all in Christ Jesus.

Joshua 23:11 11Be careful, then, to love the Lord your God.

Matthew 5:46 46Why should God reward you if you love only the people who love you? Even the tax collectors do that!

Exodus 20:6 6But I show my love to thousands of generations of those who love me and obey my laws.

John 15:9 9I love you just as the Father loves me; remain in my love.

1 John 4:21 21The command that Christ has given us is this: whoever loves God must love others also.

Psalm 103:4 4He keeps me from the grave and blesses me with love and mercy.

Psalm 106:45 45For their sake he remembered his covenant, and because of his great love he relented.

Psalm 119:167 167I obey your teachings; I love them with all my heart.

Psalm 119:47 47I find pleasure in obeying your commands, because I love them.

Psalm 136:23 23He did not forget us when we were defeated; his love is eternal;

Psalm 136:25 25He gives food to every living creature; his love is eternal.

Galatians 5:22
22 But the Spirit produces love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,

1 Peter 4:8
8 Above everything, love one another earnestly, because love covers over many sins.

Romans 8:38-39
38 I am sure that nothing can separate us from God’s love—not life or death, not angels or spirits, not the present or the future,

1 Corinthians 13:13
13 For now there are faith, hope, and love. But of these three, the greatest is love.

Walking in love,

Tayarisha Joyce

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When Dealing With Heartbreak, Remember God Is Still Able

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

The pain of a broken heart is indescribable. One minute you are ok. The next minute it hurts like you know what, and the pain manifests physically, mentally, and in your soul.

For some of us, sometimes the pain is so bad it seems all you can do to get rid of the pain is to just get in the bed and go to sleep. For others, crying may help.

One thing that is for certain is spending time with God definitely helps. Because you won’t always be able to talk during heartaches, it’s a good idea to just listen to God. There are many ways to do that. I encourage you to listen to Christian television like TBN (the Trinity Broadcast Network) or Daystar. Some cable providers offer other Christian channels such as The Word Network or BET Gospel Programming. But the point is to only allow your spirit to take in Christian sermons and music. By doing that you allow God to use Christian leaders and singers to speak directly to you. You will be given scripture to strengthen you and in time you will begin to heal. You will also find Christian music to be encouraging.

As I was working through my own broken heart and listening to Christian television, one scripture that kept coming up no matter what channel I turned to was:
Romans 8:28
And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose

So that was God’s way of telling me that even through the pain, He was using this for good. Then I begin to look for the good in the situation. I begin to take an honest look at things that I could do better in general and the next time I’m in a relationship. I also said out loud to the enemy “You do not win.” because I believe the enemy will try to break us from believing we can have all the promises of God. So I verbally said to the enemy “You do not win!”. That means I haven’t given up on having a real love experience before my journey is over. Satan “You do not win!”.

I got up the next morning to get groceries, and as I was driving in the car and turned to a Christian radio station, the first song to come on is a song entitled “Still Able” by James Fortune & FIYA. If you are reading this, it probably will bless you. Below is the youtube video for the song and a link to the lyrics:

The song starts with: “I’ve been hurt and abused
Even lied to by the ones I’ve trusted most…”
Click Here to see all the lyrics.

Be blessed my friend.

Walking in love,

Tayarisha Joyce

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Everything Will Be Tested But If You Go Through The Fire,You Will Come Out Stronger

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Don’t be afraid of the fire. Don’t be mad at the fire. Everyone and everything will be tested. Don’t let the burning sensation of the fire frighten you, anger you, or weaken you. Anyone can walk into the flames. But to determine the true essence of a person, they must endure the fire. They must endure the burn. The fire serves as two purposes. For those who’ve already been through enough fires, it reaffirms their strength, wisdom, revelation, and faith. For others it serves to cut you down to your very core, your essence so that after enough fires you are stripped down to your naked self which is God.

When the God in you is exposed in one sense you may appear and may even feel extremely vulnerable. Indeed some will say you are weak. Some will mock you at that very moment. But do not give in because that is one of the useful and effective tactics of the devil who comes to kill, steal, and destroy. (John 10:10) Don’t fall for it. Don’t become his next victim. Fight! Fight! Fight!

At that moment of what appears to be you in the nude, is the very moment the God in you shows up. The God in you is an unequivocal powerful force of faith, hope, love, loyalty, commitment, determination, and dedication that is indescribable unsurmountable and capable of shattering mountains.

It is at that moment that those who operate out of the flesh experience fear and see weakness and ultimately get burned to a useless pile of ashes. And the enemy wins. But it is also the moment that those who seek God have more power, more access to Him and all His love, wisdom, protection, grace, and glory. It is at that moment that you can get divine direction, divine protection and be reshaped, remolded, and reminded of the likeness of God you are sent here to be. Love.

And when you come out of the fire, those who sought God will be stronger, wiser, and more empowered. So the fire that the enemy uses to kill dreams, hope, faith, and love, is used by God to strengthen those who dare to not operate out of fear. Instead those who step into the fire, allow themselves to get burned until the very essence of them is exposed are the ones to have a more real God experience right here on earth. Matthew 6:10 “…thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.”

So don’t be deterred by the fire. Don’t be afraid of the fire. Don’t be so quick to be consumed by the fire. Recognize it for what it is. Walk boldly into it knowing if you bring God with you, you will come out stronger and wiser. When it’s all said and done, those who walk with God will draw closer to you after the fire. And those who prefer to walk in fear and not faith will be driven away from you. Either way it is a blessing.

No matter what, the righteous will prevail. Don’t believe me? read Daniel 3:3-30 about the 3 men (Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego) who were thrown into the furnace but came out unharmed.

I’m in the fire with God by my side. So I know I’m walking out of the fire stronger. Devil no matter what you do outside, over, under, in front of, behind, and around me, you can’t touch me. You do NOT win!
In Jesus name

Tayarisha Joyce

For reference here is Daniel 3:3-30

3 So the satraps, prefects, governors, advisers, treasurers, judges, magistrates and all the other provincial officials assembled for the dedication of the image that King Nebuchadnezzar had set up, and they stood before it.

4 Then the herald loudly proclaimed, “Nations and peoples of every language, this is what you are commanded to do: 5 As soon as you hear the sound of the horn, flute, zither, lyre, harp, pipe and all kinds of music, you must fall down and worship the image of gold that King Nebuchadnezzar has set up. 6 Whoever does not fall down and worship will immediately be thrown into a blazing furnace.”
7 Therefore, as soon as they heard the sound of the horn, flute, zither, lyre, harp and all kinds of music, all the nations and peoples of every language fell down and worshiped the image of gold that King Nebuchadnezzar had set up.
8 At this time some astrologers[a] came forward and denounced the Jews. 9 They said to King Nebuchadnezzar, “May the king live forever! 10 Your Majesty has issued a decree that everyone who hears the sound of the horn, flute, zither, lyre, harp, pipe and all kinds of music must fall down and worship the image of gold, 11 and that whoever does not fall down and worship will be thrown into a blazing furnace. 12 But there are some Jews whom you have set over the affairs of the province of Babylon—Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego—who pay no attention to you, Your Majesty. They neither serve your gods nor worship the image of gold you have set up.”
13 Furious with rage, Nebuchadnezzar summoned Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego. So these men were brought before the king, 14 and Nebuchadnezzar said to them, “Is it true, Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego, that you do not serve my gods or worship the image of gold I have set up? 15 Now when you hear the sound of the horn, flute, zither, lyre, harp, pipe and all kinds of music, if you are ready to fall down and worship the image I made, very good. But if you do not worship it, you will be thrown immediately into a blazing furnace. Then what god will be able to rescue you from my hand?”

16 Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego replied to him, “King Nebuchadnezzar, we do not need to defend ourselves before you in this matter. 17 If we are thrown into the blazing furnace, the God we serve is able to deliver us from it, and he will deliver us[b] from Your Majesty’s hand. 18 But even if he does not, we want you to know, Your Majesty, that we will not serve your gods or worship the image of gold you have set up.”

19 Then Nebuchadnezzar was furious with Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego, and his attitude toward them changed. He ordered the furnace heated seven times hotter than usual 20 and commanded some of the strongest soldiers in his army to tie up Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego and throw them into the blazing furnace. 21 So these men, wearing their robes, trousers, turbans and other clothes, were bound and thrown into the blazing furnace. 22 The king’s command was so urgent and the furnace so hot that the flames of the fire killed the soldiers who took up Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego, 23 and these three men, firmly tied, fell into the blazing furnace.

24 Then King Nebuchadnezzar leaped to his feet in amazement and asked his advisers, “Weren’t there three men that we tied up and threw into the fire?”

They replied, “Certainly, Your Majesty.”

25 He said, “Look! I see four men walking around in the fire, unbound and unharmed, and the fourth looks like a son of the gods.”

26 Nebuchadnezzar then approached the opening of the blazing furnace and shouted, “Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego, servants of the Most High God, come out! Come here!”

So Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego came out of the fire, 27 and the satraps, prefects, governors and royal advisers crowded around them. They saw that the fire had not harmed their bodies, nor was a hair of their heads singed; their robes were not scorched, and there was no smell of fire on them.

28 Then Nebuchadnezzar said, “Praise be to the God of Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego, who has sent his angel and rescued his servants! They trusted in him and defied the king’s command and were willing to give up their lives rather than serve or worship any god except their own God. 29 Therefore I decree that the people of any nation or language who say anything against the God of Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego be cut into pieces and their houses be turned into piles of rubble, for no other god can save in this way.”

30 Then the king promoted Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego in the province of Babylon.

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My Plea To The Men- Where Are The Men? Why Aren’t They In Church? Why Aren’t They The Church?- WE NEED YOU!

Monday, September 17, 2012

Alright men, why aren’t you in the church? Don’t you realize you are our leaders? How can you effectively lead if you are not getting wisdom from the Word of God?

Every wise leader will seek wisdom and not just blindly lead and give out commands. Why do you think the head coach of a football team has assistant coaches? The same is true for basketball coaches.

How do you truly recognize your enemy when he/she comes in so many disguises? How are you able to project the best offense if you are not equipped to read the enemy’s defense and attacks against you?
The Word of God gives you discernment. So when was the last time you read it?

How do you fight temptations against you, your marriage, your family, and your life if you don’t spend time with the Word of God and hearing God by going to church and being the church?

Aren’t you tired of doing things the hard way (your way)? Are you humble enough to seek wisdom? Can you admit that sometimes you could use a little help in life?

Do you understand the importance of your presence in the church, in the community, in society?
The truth is WE NEED YOU. We need you to stand up and be a MAN; one that seeks wisdom, one that understands he is no less by serving his loved ones and his community. After all, Jesus gives the
ultimate example in John 13:13-17 when he washes the disciples’ feet (knowing HE was the master and they were the servants all along). Because Jesus was secure in his role as master, he was able to serve.

John 13:13-17
Amplified Bible (AMP)

13 You call Me the Teacher (Master) and the Lord, and you are right in doing so, for that is what I am.

14 If I then, your Lord and Teacher (Master), have washed your feet, you ought [it is your duty, you are under obligation, you owe it] to wash one another’s feet.

15 For I have given you this as an example, so that you should do [in your turn] what I have done to you.

16 I assure you, most solemnly I tell you, A servant is not greater than his master, and no one who is sent is superior to the one who sent him.

17 If you know these things, blessed and happy and [a]to be envied are you if you practice them [if you act accordingly and really do them].

Now understand that the church is you. You are the church. So what’s in your church? What’s in you? It should be the Word of God.
Romans 10:17
King James Version (KJV)

17 So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.

The faith you need to launch that business or to accomplish your dream comes by reading the Word of God. The faith it takes to land that next job or to be the leader of that family is built up by you reading the Word of God.
And doesn’t every successful leader seek wisdom? Can’t you do that by listening to sermons online, visiting a physical church from time to time, and listening to Christian radio stations?
Noone is perfect. Noone expects you to physically attend church every Sunday, Wednesday, or Saturday. We understand there’s football on Sundays.
But recognize how valuable you are. The enemy does. That’s why he takes joy when you don’t equip yourself to fight daily battles by reading the Word of God. That’s how the enemy is able to come in and wreak havoc on your relationships, your finances, and your life. Don’t make it so easy for the enemy.
Get empowered. Read the Word Of God. Listen to Christian sermons online, on tv, on the radio. And from time to time, actually visit a physical church with an open spirit, mind, and soul.

Don’t let that pastor asking you for money, stop you from receiving the Word of God. Don’t let the words in the Bible that you don’t understand stop you. I wasn’t raised in the church. I didn’t know the structure of the Bible. But after life beat the Hell out of me, I had no choice but to take baby steps and learn how to read the bible. Today there are so many tools and versions of the Bible to help all of us understand the scripture in the Bible (such as The Bible Gateway). Don’t let the lack of knowledge about the Bible or Christianity stop you. I didn’t. The truth is neither you or I have an excuse.
Your family needs you. Your very destiny depends on it.

Everything you need to be the best is already inside you. It’s called the Holy Spirit. Isn’t it time to wake up that spirit? Isn’t it time to renew that spirit? Isn’t it time to go to the next level?

This is a plea to men. Where are you? WE NEED YOU! It’s time!

Walking in love with Christ,

Tayarisha Joyce

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