How to Experience God’s Love and Power in Our Lives

July 31, 2009 by  
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What could be greater than to feel God’s love and influence in our lives? How sad, how wasted the life of the person who believes that this world and this life are all we have. What a waste to die without knowing God, or the power of God.

Bulton J. Sheen once said, “An atheist is a man who has no visible means of support.” We don’t want to stand alone at the last day. We need God’s support. How to we come to know God and know that he is? By performing the following steps you can obtain faith in God:

  • First, you need a desire to know the truth. If you don’t want to know, or if you refuse to listen to it, it can never make you free.
  • Next, you must pray with a real desire to know the truth. You can’t take the attitude of, Hey, okay, I’ll pray, but nothing is going to happen. I won’t receive any answers, I’m on my own here anyway. James 1:5 promises, “If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.” God promises to give you answers.
  • Third, you have to be willing to listen to the answer, accept it as true and act on that answer.
  • Finally, you need to study and learn more about God’s love for you by reading the scriptures. The scriptures contain information about the hope you may be lacking in your life. They are the key to happiness in your future.

Christian living involves families. Whether you have children of your own, grandchildren, nieces and nephews, or any other involvement with teaching youth, daily scripture study should be an important part of that training. Raising children is an important part of Christian life.

The influence of the adversary is greater today than ever. 1 Peter 5:8 says, “Be sober, be vigilant; because our adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour.” What is the best way to keep the children from being devoured by the adversary? By teaching them to trust God, and to feel God’s love.

Unfortunately, it’s common these days to hear parents say, “I believe in God, but I don’t want to interfere with my children’s freedom to choose their own path.” Such an attitude is an affront to God. Training children to trust in God is a parent’s most basic responsibility.

What are the rewards of raising children into the service of the Lord? Your son or daughter is also a son or daughter of God. As precious as each of your children are to you, they are even more precious to their Father in Heaven. Don’t give up. You have the opportunity to raise righteous servants for the day when Satan will be bound a thousand years. By no other means can you have receive greater eternal joy than to dedicate your life to God and raise your children in his service. Stand faithfully with the grand master of the universe and never be ashamed of who or what you are. In that final day, only the wicked will need to avert their gaze from he who rules for all eternity.

To follow the Christian faith the devotee should be:

  • a true friend to those who have none
  • happily helping the poor and needy
  • a teacher of truth
  • full of love and fellowship toward those who have lost their faith
  • willing to discuss differences without confrontation

Of course, this is not a complete list of ways to demonstrate faith in God. Most important is to do the Lord’s will and keep God’s love steadfastly anchored in your heart. When you know the true love of Christ, then you will truly love others and seek for their welfare before your own.

Robert Moment is an innovative forward-thinking Christian business and marketing coach, speaker and author of newly published book, God Will Always Be There For You. Robert is passionate about empowering individuals on how to experience God’s love, power, joy, peace and prosperity.  Visit http://www.ChristianInspirational.org and sign-up for the FREE Christian Living e-course. Follow me on Twitter www.twitter.com/ChristiansFaith.

Copyright © 2009 by Robert Moment. All rights reserved. You may forward this article in its entirety to anyone you wish.

Trusting in God to Walk Beside Us Always

July 30, 2009 by  
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Many of us have heard the poem about the man who walked along the beach and saw a second pair of footprints in the sand. He was told the second pair of footprints was God. But then he became angry, as he realized that there were times when only one set of footprints was there. Where was God for him them? “It was then that I carried you”" God replied. Learning to have that trust in God is so valuable not only for our Faith, but also our peace of mind. When you live knowing that you are held by the hands of God at all times,  you breathe a little easier, sleep a little sounder and worry just a little less? Because you trust in God to always be there for you – and most importantly to never leave.

Psalm 71:5 says: “For You are my hope; O Lord God, You are my trust from my youth and the source of my confidence.”

Perhaps you know someone in your life that has this trust in God that I speak of and you are reminded of what a powerful source God can be. Now does this mean that life is always smooth? Does this mean that life is full of lottery jackpots and things always turning out exactly as we’d like? Well, it probably doesn’t. But when you have God in your life – that trust in God is a bigger winning than any lottery winnings ever could be. The man or the woman that wins the lottery can spend down their winnings in a year or several years. The good job you have can go away. People can and do let us down. But we can trust that God will always be there. God will be there through the storms and the rain.

But not only will God be there through the “storms and the rain,” He’ll also be there through the good times too. Sometimes it is during the bad times that we feel our Faith is the most tested. These times temptations come for us to truly live our Faith and not take an easy way out. Do you still continue to tithe your income even after getting a big raise? Or would you take a luxury vacation if it only meant lying to a loved one? When you have many of the “good things” in your life there are two types of people: the one that is eager to share this life with others and the person who is completely afraid that something could come and take this good life away from them. The person eager to share the good life trusts in God and is generous and kind. They help others in their church and community. The person who is afraid others would take “the good life” away from them through trickery not only doesn’t trust other people – but they don’t trust themselves and most importantly they don’t have that deep trust in God. If they could open their hearts to have a trust in God they would feel peace and could enjoy their good lives and would feel inspired to help others in the individual way that means the most to them — not in a way that feels forced or false.

Psalm 37:5 says “Commit your way to the Lord [roll and repose each care of your load on Him]; trust (lean on, rely on, and be confident) also in Him and He will bring it to pass.” When you trust in God, you know that no matter what comes: everything will be alright. No matter what type of trouble you are carrying God will help you carry it.

Robert Moment is an innovative forward-thinking Christian business and marketing coach, speaker and author of newly published book, God Will Always Be There For You. Robert is passionate about empowering individuals on how to experience God’s love, power, joy, peace and prosperity.  Visit http://www.ChristianInspirational.org and sign-up for the FREE Christian Living e-course. Follow me on Twitter www.twitter.com/ChristiansFaith.

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Do Your Part to Promote the Peace of God

July 29, 2009 by  
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Reading for the day: Matthew 5:38-47

“…You have heard it said, ‘Love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I tell you, ‘Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you that you may be sons of your Father in heaven…”

Jesus asks us to forget about the Old Testament adage to love our friends and hate our enemies. Instead, we are asked to love our enemies. This can be a difficult thing to do even when we are surrounded by those we love. It isn’t easy to love those who are cruel to us or who have hurt those we care about.

Sometimes it seems that even those close to us, the people we love the most, have turned into enemies. Perhaps you’re fighting with your spouse or your child is being defiant; perhaps your boss has in some way betrayed all of the time, effort and hard work you’ve given him. This is when it is most important to love those we perceive as enemies, whether they are friends, family or strangers.

We don’t get to choose our enemies, and we don’t get to choose whom we will love. God has told us to love everyone, friend and foe alike. Try this week to remember the importance of loving others in spite of who or what they are. Reach out to them and show them love. It may change things, it may not. But the result isn’t what counts – the act of loving them is what God seeks from us. That love for others is a reflection of our love of God and His Creation. Do you part today to promote His peace by loving all those you encounter.

Prayer Suggestion: Ask God to give you the grace to love others no matter what. If you are in a struggle with another person, forget about praying to get your own way and simply pray for God’s love to touch both of you.

Robert Moment is an innovative forward-thinking Christian business and marketing coach, speaker and author of newly published book, God Will Always Be There For You. Robert is passionate about empowering individuals on how to experience God’s love, power, joy, peace and prosperity.  Visit http://www.ChristianInspirational.org and sign-up for the FREE Christian Living e-course. Follow me on Twitter www.twitter.com/ChristiansFaith.

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What is God Teaching You During This Recession

July 27, 2009 by  
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We’re living in challenging economic times.  Some of us have lost our jobs or have to take on second jobs to make ends meet.  Many of us are now cutting corners, cutting back and even cutting our own hair to try and save money so that we have enough to pay the bills at the end of the month.  It is during times like this that we can learn an important lesson about God and His love for us.

We can’t blame God for our financial burdens.  He did not cause the current economic crisis, and recessions are brought on by man’s many mistakes and various world events.  But God isn’t surprised by the recession, either.  He is the beginning and end of all things and knows the past, present and future.  Through it all, He also knows our real needs, not the need of money and possessions that have gripped most of us in the past.  Fortunately, He is always there for us and reminds us:

“Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, ‘Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.’ So we say with confidence,’ The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid. What can man to do me?’”

-   Hebrews 13:5-6

This is such a powerful Bible verse because it holds so much we can hold onto during a recession.  First, it reminds us that we must not give in to the love of money.  The more we obsess possessions and success, the farther we remove ourselves from God’s loving presence.  If we worry constantly about what our financial future holds, we are short-changing God, because if we truly believe in Him and trust in Him, we don’t have to worry at all!

All we need to do to ride out the recession is put our faith fully in God’s plan for us.  He will give us all that we need in this life, and eternal life in the next one.  But to get these rewards, we must ask for God’s guidance and protection.  We must turn away from being discouraged or fearful.

“They do not fear bad news; they confidently trust the Lord to care for them.”

Psalm 112:7

“Be still, and know that I am God.”

Psalm 46:10

The Psalms tell us clearly that we need not worry or fret.  We simply need to “be still,” and let the Holy Spirit provide for us and give us peace.  How do we do this in troubled times?  We remember who God is and His amazing power to transform our lives.  With the Lord granting us forgiveness of our sins and promising us eternal life in the next world, how can we be afraid of what we are facing in this world?  We can be content knowing that the Lord will provide what we need in this world and will prepare us for glory in the next.  Know these things, how can we help but be content with our lives, knowing that we have everything that we really need, and so much more!

Robert Moment is an innovative forward-thinking Christian business and marketing coach, speaker and author of newly published book, God Will Always Be There For You. Robert is passionate about empowering individuals on how to experience God’s love, power, joy, peace and prosperity.  Visit http://www.ChristianInspirational.org and sign-up for the FREE Christian Living e-course. Follow me on Twitter www.twitter.com/ChristiansFaith.

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God is a Healer

July 24, 2009 by  
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“Then your light shall break forth like the dawn, and healing shall spring up quickly.”
- Isaiah 58:8

When someone you love is sick or when you are sick, you should pray for God’s healing power to wash over you. This doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t see a doctor or take full advantage of all of the opportunities that medical science has to offer. I don’t recommend abandoning medical or surgical treatments and using only prayer; I feel that a complimentary approach is best. The combination of medicine and prayer can be very powerful and I think a lot of people today misunderstand and think that we can’t use both.

Through prayer, we acknowledge that there is a greater wisdom and higher power than anything on earth. We get in touch with that power and ask that god bring miracles and His love into our lives, but we don’t have to turn our backs on the rich and varied medical traditions available here on earth when we do pray, because God heals in many ways:

God heals through doctors and nurses. He has given these professionals their God-given talents and abilities so that, through them, he can touch the lives of people every day in millions of ways both great and small. It is one of the main reasons he creates each of us with unique talents and interests – so that each of us can become someone special and unique who will touch others and, in some cases, heal others.

So when we pray, we should pray that God will guide the hearts and hands of the doctors, nurses and surgeons who are taking care of our loves ones or ourselves.

God can perform miracles of healing. Although we may find it difficult to ask for a miracle, God rejoices in our faith when we believe that He can cure the hopelessly sick and He sometimes does perform miracles. Ask and don’t be afraid – God listens to our prayers.

God heals by providing comfort and strength. Not every patient recovers and not everyone is healed; that is what we sometimes find most unfathomable about God’s ways. While many people recover from an illness, some do not. But the power of prayer is amazing! Even doctors and researchers have confirmed that people who pray feel less pain and are stronger and more at peace than those who don’t. Perhaps we need to look at the power of prayer in this light – God heals us not only when He heals our illness, but when He touches us to take away the hurt and bring us spiritual comfort and ease. His love touches us not only physically but spiritually and emotionally.

Remember that God is the supreme healer and pray for His intercession:

Let Us Pray

Dear Heavenly Father,

You are my help in every need. I know that nothing is too hard for you. Heavenly Father, I am praying and believing now for the complete healing and restoration of (fill-in-the-blank with your health concerns). Help those who are caring for me; guide their hearts and hands as they care for me. Grant me the peace and strength I need to cope in the days ahead.

Knowing my oneness with you, Heavenly Father, I experience true healing.

Thank you, Lord, for sending your word and your healing power.

In Jesus’ name,

Amen

With absolute faith and trust in God, we affirm oneness with the mighty healing power of God. Thank You, God , for healing us in every needed way. We are healthy and strong because of  our Heavenly Father.

Robert Moment is a Christian business coach, speaker and author of  newly published book, God Will Always Be There for You.  Robert is passionate about empowering individuals on how to experience God’s love, power , joy, peace, and prosperity. Visit http://www.ChristianInspirational.org and sign-up for the FREE Christian Living e-course.  Follow me on Twitter http://www.twitter.com/christiansfaith

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You Cannot Hide Your Sins from God

July 22, 2009 by  
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Reading for the day: Proverbs 28:13

He who conceals his sins does not prosper, but whoever confesses and renounces them finds mercy.”

Have you done something that you know is wrong in God’s eyes? Have you confessed your sin with a contrite heart, or are you avoiding the issue, hoping the problem will go away?

Toddlers often do this. They may take a cookie they weren’t allowed to have, or push down a playmate. When we ask them if they did it, they look innocent and say, “No! Not me!” even when we saw them do it. As parents, we know that we can’t let them get away with lying about what happened, because even if they deny it, they did something wrong and they must admit it and learn from their mistake. We may even say, “It’s okay that you pushed your sister, but lying about it is wrong. I’d rather you tell me the truth even if you did something bad than lie to me.”

Then why do we so often try to ignore our own sins? Perhaps we’ve fudged a bit on our tax return, or gossiped behind someone’s back. Maybe we have cheated on our spouse or been unfair to our children. But whatever the sin, we cannot hide them from God. Like a watchful parent, He sees our sins even if we don’t acknowledge them ourselves. But we need to confess them openly and honestly; only then will we learn from our mistakes and gain God’s mercy and forgiveness. God asks us to confess so that we can move on – the burden of a ‘hidden’ sin is one we don’t have to carry.

Prayer Suggestion: If you have been avoiding confession of your sins, don’t wait another day. Lay all of them before God and ask for His mercy and forgiveness.

Robert Moment is a Christian business coach, speaker and author of  newly published book, God Will Always Be There for You.  Robert is passionate about empowering individuals on how to experience God’s love, power , joy, peace, and prosperity. Visit http://www.ChristianInspirational.org and sign-up for the FREE Christian Living e-course.  Follow me on Twitter http://www.twitter.com/christiansfaith

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God Wants Us to Listen to Him

July 20, 2009 by  
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God is bigger than any problem we will ever face and He can guide us through all of our trials and sorrows, but first we must listen to Him.  We can talk to God any time and about anything – in fact, that’s sometimes the easy part.  The challenge is in knowing how to listen to God.  Whether you are a teenager facing peer pressure or an adult facing chemical dependency, a life threatening disease, unemployment or loneliness, we can talk to God and reveal the burdens of our heart.  And God will listen to those sorrows and give us comfort!

But beyond simply confessing our sorrows and praying for comfort, the Lord wants us to ask Him questions.  When we ask for guidance or God’s direction, we are letting Him know that we seek the answers He is so anxious to give us.  What should I do?  How do I carry on?  What is Your will for my life?  These are all questions that God will answer if you are willing to truly open a listening heart!  God has all of the answers we need if we will only listen to Him.

Sometimes the answers we seek reveal themselves immediately, while at other times they come at a time and in a manner that’s unexpected and disconcerting.  We may struggle against what the answer is, but God’s love for us is patient – He will keep offering His answers and wait for us to listen.  He won’t abandon us if we refuse to hear the first time or even the tenth time!  You see, God loves us so much that He is willing to give us the answers over and over until we are ready to receive them.

But how do we learn to truly listen and accept God’s answers for our lives?  First, we must realize that listening so that we truly hear God’s call is the most important thing in our lives.  If we are too busy with the hustle and hurry of our everyday lives, we may not hear because God’s voice is drowned out by the world’s confusion.  You must set aside time to listen and hear.

“Be Still and Know that I am God.”
- Psalm 46:10

We need to tune out the noise and distraction of this world and allow God’s voice to reach us within our hearts and souls.  It isn’t always easy to do this – we have to take the time to focus on God within this busy, noisy world.  But no matter what time of day or night we turn to Him with a listening heart, He will be waiting for you.

These simple steps will help you open up to what God wants to say:

1. Train yourself to hear the Lord by reading your Bible, which is the Word of God.  His Word will open your heart and your ears to the sound of His voice and His desire for you.

2.  Look for and listen to God’s words in the world around you.  As you open your heart, you will be amazed by the many signs of God’s love for you that surround you even in the gravest of circumstances.

3.  Give yourself over to God’s will.  You may hear the word of God and be afraid of what He has planned for you and you may want to turn away – but ignoring God’s plan when you have heard it is worse than never having heard it at all.  The most important part of hearing is truly listening to God!  And listening requires a heart and soul that are ready to receive God wholeheartedly.

Are you ready to listen to God?  Then talk to Him and open your heart so that it is ready when God speaks to you!

“Listen to advice and accept instruction, that you may gain wisdom for the future.
- Proverbs 19:20

Robert Moment is a Christian business coach, speaker and author of  newly published book, God Will Always Be There for You.  Robert is passionate about empowering individuals on how to experience God’s love, power , joy, peace, and prosperity. Visit http://www.ChristianInspirational.org and sign-up for the FREE Christian Living e-course.  Follow me on Twitter http://www.twitter.com/christiansfaith

Copyright © 2009 by Robert Moment. All rights reserved. You may forward this article in its entirety to anyone you wish.

God Wants Us to Listen to Him

God is bigger than any problem we will ever face and He can guide us through all of our trials and sorrows, but first we must listen to Him. We can talk to God any time and about anything – in fact, that’s sometimes the easy part. The challenge is in knowing how to listen to God. Whether you are a teenager facing peer pressure or an adult facing chemical dependency, a life threatening disease, unemployment or loneliness, we can talk to God and reveal the burdens of our heart. And God will listen to those sorrows and give us comfort!

But beyond simply confessing our sorrows and praying for comfort, the Lord wants us to ask Him questions. When we ask for guidance or God’s direction, we are letting Him know that we seek the answers He is so anxious to give us. What should I do? How do I carry on? What is Your will for my life? These are all questions that God will answer if you are willing to truly open a listening heart! God has all of the answers we need if we will only listen to Him.

Sometimes the answers we seek reveal themselves immediately, while at other times they come at a time and in a manner that’s unexpected and disconcerting. We may struggle against what the answer is, but God’s love for us is patient – He will keep offering His answers and wait for us to listen. He won’t abandon us if we refuse to hear the first time or even the tenth time! You see, God loves us so much that He is willing to give us the answers over and over until we are ready to receive them.

But how do we learn to truly listen and accept God’s answers for our lives? First, we must realize that listening so that we truly hear God’s call is the most important thing in our lives. If we are too busy with the hustle and hurry of our everyday lives, we may not hear because God’s voice is drowned out by the world’s confusion. You must set aside time to listen and hear.

“Be Still and Know that I am God.”

- Psalm 46:10

We need to tune out the noise and distraction of this world and allow God’s voice to reach us within our hearts and souls. It isn’t always easy to do this – we have to take the time to focus on God within this busy, noisy world. But no matter what time of day or night we turn to Him with a listening heart, He will be waiting for you.

These simple steps will help you open up to what God wants to say:

1. Train yourself to hear the Lord by reading your Bible, which is the Word of God. His Word will open your heart and your ears to the sound of His voice and His desire for you.

2. Look for and listen to God’s words in the world around you. As you open your heart, you will be amazed by the many signs of God’s love for you that surround you even in the gravest of circumstances.

3. Give yourself over to God’s will. You may hear the word of God and be afraid of what He has planned for you and you may want to turn away – but ignoring God’s plan when you have heard it is worse than never having heard it at all. The most important part of hearing is truly listening to God! And listening requires a heart and soul that are ready to receive God wholeheartedly.

Are you ready to listen to God? Then talk to Him and open your heart so that it is ready when God speaks to you!

“Listen to advice and accept instruction, that you may gain wisdom for the future.

- Proverbs 19:20

Robert Moment is an innovative forward-thinking “throw the box away” Christian business and marketing coach, speaker and author of newly published book, God Will Always Be There For You. Robert is passionate about empowering individuals on how to experience God’s love , power , joy, peace and prosperity. Visit http://www.ChristianInspirational.org and sign- up for the FREE Christian Living e-course. Follow me on Twitter www.twitter.com/ChristiansFaith.

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God, Where Are You

July 17, 2009 by  
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Trusting in the Lord can be difficult during the lowest times in our lives.  Sometimes we face trials that are frightening or go through painful or sorrowful situations that make us wonder why God seems to be hiding His face from us. What we need to remember is that God isn’t hiding from us – He isn’t the reason that we have fallen on hard times or that our lives have been hit by sorrow or loss.  In fact, He is the one constant we can rely on to get us through our trials and tribulations !

When things happen in our lives that are upsetting or unfortunate , we sometimes say, God, where are you?”  Things seem to be getting worse instead of better and we wonder why God allows bad things to happen to us.  We have to keep in mind that God isn’t punishing us or  sending us trials or punishments – the world is filled with problems and troubles.  God is still present in our lives to lift us up and give us hope despite the troubles of our daily lives. We simply have to let go and let God into the events of our lives so that everything can come together in the perfect order that He has planned for us.

“The Lord is good, a refuge in times of trouble.  He cares for those who trust in him.”
–      Nahum 1:7

The next time you are suffering, whether it is because of some personal grief, a lost job, financial worries, illness or some other issue, don’t ask God where He is. Keep in mind that God is always there for you. He is not the reason behind your suffering, but the One who will give you refuge and strength to see you through.  Pray that His love and guidance will sustain you and ask for His strength to uphold you.  Say this prayer:

“Dear Heavenly Father:

I trust You.  I trust Your plan.  I trust Your goodness.  I trust what You can see and I can’t.  Heavenly Father, I trust You with all things in my life and know that You will see me through this difficult time in my life with Your loving kindness.  Thank You for being there in all things.  In Jesus’ Name, Amen”.

When you commune with the Lord, don’t ask God where He is, because He is always there, right beside you.  Instead, ask the Lord questions that can help you learn and grow as one of his children. Ask God, “What should I do, Lord, as I face these difficulties?  What do you want me to learn from my sorrows?  Will you help me to be strong in your love?”  If you remember to walk in faith and ask God the right questions, He will answer in that still, soft voice in the night that comforts you just when you thought He wasn’t there.

The world may attack us, but with God we will not be defeated.  Our life may be filled with sorrow or difficulties, but with God we will never be abandoned.  We may be brought low, but we will never be defeated – because God is always there.

“The Lord is near to all who call on Him,

to all who call on Him in truth.

He fulfills the desires of those who fear him;

He hears their cry and saves them.

The Lord watches over all who love Him.”

- Psalm 145:18-20

In, God we have unparalleled hope and courage. God is the One Presence, the One Power in the universe. The spirit of God is with us, and all is well.

Robert Moment is a Christian business coach, speaker and author of  newly published book, God Will Always Be There for You.  Robert is passionate about empowering individuals on how to experience God’s love, power , joy, peace, and prosperity. Visit http://www.ChristianInspirational.org and sign-up for the FREE Christian Living e-course.  Follow me on Twitter http://www.twitter.com/christiansfaith

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God Loves You as His Greatest Creation

July 15, 2009 by  
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Reading for the day: Genesis 1:26-28

Then God said, ‘Let us make man in our image, in our likeness, and let them rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air, over the livestock, over all the earth, and over all the creatures that move along the ground….’”

We sometimes tremble before God when we’ve done wrong, or are afraid to go to Him with our burdens. We may even turn from praising Him because we look at His many wonders and feel insignificant. But this goes against everything that He has told us about His love for us.

God created us in His image. Imagine that! He created us as a reflection of Himself – we are the greatest of all His creations, more powerful and beautiful and more wonderfully made than anything He created, including the sun and planets and all of the amazing varieties of plants, animals and creatures He has ever made.

God even told us to, Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it.He didn’t choose any other creature for this momentous task. So the next time you feel small in God’s eyes, remember that you are truly wonderfully made and cherished as God’s image on earth.

Prayer Suggestion: Thank the Lord for His creation and your special role in it. Promise that You will return the blessing of being created in His image by bringing glory and honor to your Creator.

Robert Moment is a Christian business coach, speaker and author of  newly published book, God Will Always Be There for You.  Robert is passionate about empowering individuals on how to experience God’s love, power , joy, peace, and prosperity. Visit http://www.ChristianInspirational.org and sign-up for the FREE Christian Living e-course.  Follow me on Twitter http://www.twitter.com/christiansfaith

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Every Moment with God is Precious

July 13, 2009 by  
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Most of us know that time with God can be uplifting and we sometimes vow to spend more time in the future praying or attending church so that we can draw closer to Him, but so often, life simply gets in the way.  We find ourselves thinking that the time we spend in church or at Bible study or even meditating in our own homes is time that could be spent doing other, more “practical” things that need to be taken care of.  What we need to remember is that every moment with God is special.

Skipping prayer, church, meditation or Bible time for earthly things is turning your back on the one thing you need most in your life – the Lord’s guidance and blessings.  In fact, the more  practical things you have to take care of, the more need to have  God in your every day life!  God will help you to gain the earthly things you need through his guidance and blessings.  His power is a transformative power that means no moment spent with Him is wasted.

Besides, God is a constant presence even after prayer and praise has ceased.  He is an unwavering source of healing, harmonizing energy in our lives if we pray to Him and ask Him to enter our lives.  He will answer those prayers and become a precious presence that makes every aspect of our lives special – but we must open our eyes and our hearts to see it and feel it.

Seek the Lord and his strength, seek his presence continually.

-          1 Chronicles 16:11

We sometimes make the mistake of thinking that the experience of our Creator is only in the structured moments – formal worship ceremonies, prayer, reading the Bible – but any moment that acknowledges His hand in creation and the wonder of His love for mankind can be a moment of communion with His loving kindness.  These personal, private moments are just as precious in his sight as the grand gestures and hold great meaning.  There is an old Irish proverb that explains the importance of small moments in a day, and they sum up how God might look at these moments as well:

…Take the time to be friendly, it is the road to happiness;

…Take time to look around, the day is too short to be selfish;

…Take time to laugh, it is the music of the soul.

-          Irish Proverb

We could easily add, “Take time to admire nature, it is God’s handiwork,” and “Take time to thank God for this day, it is His precious gift to you,” and so many other phrases that would take just a few seconds out of the day.  Yet each would be a precious moment with God that would enrich your personal relationship with Him.

God is our strength, our comforter and our guide.  God’s presence is a constant and uninterrupted power.  We don’t have to wait for a clear, sunny day to experience our Creator.  He surrounds and enfolds us in his loving arms in countless ways that we only have to open our hearts and minds to, acknowledging just how precious each of those moments are to Him and to ourselves.

Robert Moment is a Christian business coach, speaker and author of  newly published book, God Will Always Be There for You.  Robert is passionate about empowering individuals on how to experience God’s love, power , joy, peace, and prosperity. Visit http://www.ChristianInspirational.org and sign-up for the FREE Christian Living e-course.  Follow me on Twitter http://www.twitter.com/christiansfaith

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