Rihanna's spiritual beliefs may have raised questions for some in the past, but the 24-year-old singer is not afraid to admit that she is a fan of Christian minister and author Joyce Meyer.
This month, the record-breaking Barbadian singer has been using her Twitter account to spread Meyer's teachings.
"If Satan can defeat you in your thoughts then he can defeat you anywhere else as well," reads a message written by Meyer and re-tweeted by Rihanna on June 4.
To underline her point, the singer sent a tweet to Meyer directly.
"@JoyceMeyer you're awesome," Rihanna told the minister via Twitter on the following day.
When one of Rihanna's fans tweeted about Meyer being "one of the few with the non-corny quotes on Twitter," the singer retweeted the message and gave the person some advice.
"Get into her books," Rihanna told the fan.
The singer stayed on the topic of spirituality, tweeting her own wisdom to followers.
"The devil wants to steal your joy because he knows that joy is your strength," Rihanna tweeted. "That is why sometimes we need each other."
A few days later, the Barbadian entertainer retweeted another godly message from Meyer.
"God works according to the law of gradual growth, so don't be discouraged if your progress seems slow," read Meyer's words on Rihanna's page.
The singer followed up Meyer's tweet with another one of her own that seemed to reflect her own spiritual beliefs.
"Whatever may be your task, work at it from the soul, as it was something done for Jah and not for men," Rihanna wrote.
While Rihanna has taken Twitter by storm with over 20,000 followers, it seems Christian leaders may be more popular than entertainers in terms of how many messages are shared with others. Meyer has topped the list of popular Christian figures, with 170 reactions to her tweets per every 50,000 followers, according to The New York Times.
Rihanna's a Joyce Meyer fan
Published 15 June 2012