Christian Youth God Loves and Accepts You Unconditionally

August 28, 2009 by  
Filed under Christian Articles, Christian Youth

How hard is it to accept others when you can’t accept yourself? You may not think that it is that complicated, but how you feel about yourself is reflected in how you treat other people. For example, if you have a lack of respect for yourself, that same respect will be lacking in your relationships with friends and family members.

It’s not easy being a young person let alone being a Christian as well. Adults won’t admit that they don’t always look back on that time in their life with fond memories. But, to be truthful and honest, you are experiencing growing pains, peer pressure, societal pressures, puberty and a host of other things that are not easy to deal with.

The one gift that you are getting here that your parents may not have had is the gift of the knowledge about God’s love. Right now, you may even be questioning if God is real. Rest assured He is.

The Bible says that God is real and alive but all you need to do is look around you to see that it’s true. Think about all the stars in the heavens or the layers of the atmosphere that protect us from the power of the sun or even the miracle of being born. Everything in the universe comes together too perfectly to be a coincidence or an accident.

And all that leads to you. Out of all the things that God has created you are His prize masterpiece. God knit you together before you were a sparkle in your mother’s eye (Psalm 139:13-14). He knows who you are and who you will become. He wants that for you but you have to believe it too.

With all of the pressures in life, it is easy to get down on yourself. Looking in the mirror isn’t always a pleasant experience. Your hormones tell you that unless you look like a million bucks, no guy or girl will be interested in you. And, most young people your age base their self-worth on the opinions of others. Adults do it too.

What you need to know is that you can hold your head up high because God created you to love you. Despite what circumstances surround your life at this moment, He wants to work through you to help others.

You may even be one of those young people who feel that they have messed up their life and there is no turning back. You made a mistake and others have left you because of it. God will never look at you in disgust or hatred. He sent His son Jesus to Earth so that you could know that.

When Jesus hung on the cross, he was crucified between two robbers. They were legitimate criminals who were guilty. One of the robbers asked Jesus to save him. Jesus told him that he would be in Paradise with him that very day. If you aren’t sure about God, it is never too late to turn to Him and experience an abundant life.

And, that is what God wants for you – an abundant life. Your friends may think that being a Christian youth is boring and you can’t have fun. That is the biggest misconception about loving Jesus. He wants you to have everything that He can give you. Christians laugh, love, live and play.

Life is not fair and things won’t always be easy. Both friends and parents will let you down sometimes. That shouldn’t scare you but make you cling to God even more. Nothing can change how we look in His eyes. Accept His view of you as who you really are.

Read this affirmation aloud to yourself:

God Loves Me,

God is Guiding Me,

God is Protecting Me,

God is Showing Me How to Live My Life”

Additional Scriptures:

For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.

-Jeremiah 29:11

And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God’s love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow—not even the powers of hell can separate us from God’s love. 39No power in the sky above or in the earth below—indeed, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord.

-Romans 8:38-39

Robert Moment is an innovative forward-thinking Christian business and marketing coach, speaker and author of 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.

When Someone You Love Has Cancer

August 24, 2009 by  
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A diagnosis of cancer doesn’t just affect the patient but their family and friends as well. When someone you love is stricken with cancer, your emotions run the gamut: anger, disbelief, sorrow and fear. In order to cope, you must lean on God.

Anyone who has ever cared for a sick person knows the sheer amount of physical strength that you need to possess to meet their needs. This doesn’t include taking care of your own self and family. It is a tall order that many wouldn’t change for anything in the world.

Still, the task can be exhausting even when done out of love. That doesn’t even include your mental and spiritual health throughout it all. God alone is the source of unending strength and power to accomplish anything that is put before you. When you feel that you can’t clean another sheet, fix another meal or run another errand, God is there to fill you with what you need to keep going.

Your Loved One with Cancer

When you find out that someone has cancer, your first impression is to see them differently. Years ago, the word “cancer” seemed to be a death sentence. Ongoing research has commuted that sentence. More and more people are living longer and fighting for their lives. Your loved one deserves the same hope and you are the one to give it to them.

The last thing that any cancer patient needs is to feel that they have one foot in the grave. It may not be your intention, but your actions can make them feel this way. Not letting them get out of bed, treating them like a child, asking about wills and other arrangements or simply looking at them with that pained face saps their hope for recovery. It’s not easy to stop helping them according to your feelings, but that is where God comes to the rescue.

Let the Lord guide your thoughts, emotions and actions. See your loved one the way that God sees them. When they want to talk, you sit down and listen. And, don’t listen with the audience in your head commenting on every word. Listen with your whole heart and really understand what you are being told.

Cancer patients have done their homework. They have seen the doctors for second opinions; they have looked into the treatment options; they have cried countless tears over the diagnosis and their life. The last thing that they want to hear from you is more advice. Listening and responding with your heart are the two things it is imperative that you learn to do.

While you are hurting, this situation is not about you. It is about them. Allow God to use you as He sees fit in the life of your family member or friend. Only He knows what that person truly needs and how to give it to them.

Let God Strengthen You to be a True Blessing

You want to help. You may even tell your loved one that you will be there for them. Do you actually know what that means? Are you offering support through your emotions or because you have prayed on it?

Don’t misunderstand. God is love and He calls us to help and bear one another’s burdens. But, helping your loved one, outside of God’s planned role for you, will cause more harm than good.

Before you offer that helping hand, pray to God so that you know how He wants you to use those hands. It might not be for you to sit with them 24/7 but to be there once or twice a week and to help them in certain ways. You are probably not the only person that God wants to bring into your loved one’s life at this time.

After you pray about how to help them, ask God to fill you with what you need to do the task He is setting before you. It takes a lot of courage, strength, compassion, time and love to do what you are about to do. Don’t take for granted that you can do it out of your own strength, because you can’t.

And, while you are asking God to strengthen you, it is okay to ask them to heal your loved one. Bear in mind, that God always hears your prayers but answers them according to His will for that person. Prayer changes your heart and mindset about the situation to attune it with God’s.

Prayer

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 hoping now for the complete healing and restoration of (fill-in-the-blank with the name of your loved one). Guide my heart and hands so that I may be a true comfort as their caregiver. Give me the peace and strength I need to cope in the days ahead.

Heavenly Father I look to you for guidance. Continue to grant me wisdom. Wisdom to seek you above all things.

I proclaim my complete trust in you for healing , health, strength, wisdom and protection.

Thank you for all that you are in my life and all that you will be in my life. Give me the strength to share your loving kindness with my loved one so that they may experience joy and closeness to You in the face of their diagnosis.

Knowing my oneness with you, Heavenly Father, I pray that (fill-in-the blank with your loved one’s name) experience true healing.

Thank you, Lord, for sending your word and your healing power and your support during these painful times.

In the powerful Name of Jesus,

Amen

Scriptures to meditate on as a caregiver:

I look up to the mountains—
does my help come from there?
2My help comes from the Lord,
who made heaven and earth!”

-Psalm 121:1-2

Wait patiently for the Lord.
Be brave and courageous.
Yes, wait patiently for the Lord.­

-Psalm 27:14

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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When Your Diagnosis is Cancer, God Will Never Leave You

August 21, 2009 by  
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A diagnosis of cancer is a terrible thing. When we hear those dreaded words, “I’m sorry, but it is cancer,” most of us immediately go into full panic mode. We wonder what we will do, we wonder how long we have to live, we wonder who will care for our children while we are sick, we wonder how much pain we will be in…and the list goes on! We “wonder,” but what we are really doing is worrying.

Any doctor will tell you that worrying won’t help and the stress of worrying too much can actually make matters worse. But even strong Christians begin to worry when facing a diagnosis like cancer. We wonder where God has gone, or why He afflicted us with cancer. The problem is, we aren’t asking the right questions and we are letting our fears overcome our faith when we ask such questions!

God doesn’t give us cancer. Repeat that thought to yourself, “God didn’t give me cancer.” It’s a truth that some of us forget. Keep in mind that God created for us a loving and beautiful world that was filled with plenty and void of pain and suffering. That world changed when man sinned and fell from God’s Grace. So we live in a world with the pain of loss and the pain of suffering. It is simply a part of living in an imperfect world!

Don’t personalize your cancer; don’t look for someone to blame. Cancer is an impersonal, random disease that has nothing to do with God and everything to do with living in a sinful, fallen world. It is simply a result of being alive in a human, imperfect world. We can’t pin our misfortunes on God, because God is always working to give us great blessings in life, despite the fallen nature of our world.

So where is God when the diagnosis is cancer? He’s right where He has always been – right by your side, ready to help you through the pain and suffering, ready to bestow His healing touch and blessings. If you want to find God, just ask Him! Once you acknowledge God and ask for His help, you will find Him. He is just waiting for you to reach out for Him!

God’s presence in the face of cancer is miraculous! He is able to be a firm and loving presence in the face of the most frightening disease in the world, and His strength and power is so overwhelming that He can grant you peace and give you comfort despite the suffering you are going through. All you need to do is have Faith – and if you have faith, you can overcome it’s great enemy, fear.

So as you come to terms with the diagnosis of cancer, remember that God is right here, waiting for you to call on Him. Don’t let fear overcome you, but pray instead for God’s healing touch and the comfort of His loving arms. He will cradle you in His love and give you all that you need to triumph over cancer. All you have to do is ask!

Prayer

Dear Heavenly Father,

You are my help in every need. I know that nothing is too difficult for you. Lord, I am praying for and believing in your complete healing and restoration. Help those who are caring for me; guide their hearts and hands as they tend to my body, even as you tend to my Spirit. Grant me the peace and strength I need to cope in the days ahead.

Heavenly Father, I look to you for all guidance. Continue to grant me wisdom so that I may continue to seek you above all things.

I proclaim my complete trust in you for comfort, healing, health, strength and protection.

Thank you for all that you are in my life and all that you will be in my life. Knowing and experiencing oneness with you, I experience true healing.

Thank you, Lord, for your Word and Your healing power.

In Jesus’ name,

Amen.

Healing Scriptures

I will not die but live, and will proclaim what the Lord has done”

– Psalm 118:17

So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand”

–Isaiah 41:10

Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful.”

–Hebrews 10:23

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 Loves Our Questions

August 19, 2009 by  
Filed under Christian Devotionals

Scripture for the Day: Psalm 13:1-6

“How long, O Lord? Will you forget me forever?

How long will you hide your face from me?

How long must I wrestle with my thoughts

And every day have sorrow in my heart?

How long will my enemy triumph over me?

Look on me and answer, O Lord my God.

Give light to my eyes, or I will sleep in death;

My enemy will say, ‘I have overcome him,’

And my foes will rejoice when I fall.

But I trust in your unfailing love;

My heart rejoices in your salvation.

I will sing to the Lord,

For He has been good to me.”

Sometimes we are afraid to ask God questions, fearing that we are being disrespectful and betraying Him.  But God welcomes our questions!  Even King David, one of God’s greatest kings and a righteous man, asks God uncomfortable questions in the psalm above.  But read it carefully and you will see that after he questions God, he admits that, even in the face of the many fears and questions he has for God, he still trusts in Him and rejoices in God’s grace.

So is it okay to ask questions?  Yes!  God delights in our questions because it shows that we are seeking Him, seeking understanding, and seeking answers for our lives.  The key that we need to remember is that we must learn to accept God’s answers.  They may not be the answers we hope for, and they may not be comfortable answers, but we will receive answers in God’s time and according to God’s plan.

So do not turn from God because you don’t feel worthy to ask questions.  It’s what God wants.  He wants us to ask Him the tough questions so that He can give us the answers we seek.  And while we are waiting for those answers, we should continually praise Him and thank Him for giving us questioning hearts so that we can draw closer to Him.

Prayer Suggestion: Lay your questions before God, asking Him the questions that you have been afraid to put before Him.  Give thanks for His infinite wisdom in allowing us to ask questions in order know Him more intimately.

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, Show Me How to Love Again

August 17, 2009 by  
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Reading for the day:  Proverbs 3:3-6

“Let love and faithfulness never leave you;

bind them around your neck,

write them on the tablet of your heart.

Then you will win favor and a good name

In the sight of God and man.

Trust in the Lord with all your heart

And lean not on the ways of your own understanding;

In all your ways acknowledge Him,

And He will make your paths straight.”

After the death of a relationship or the end of a marriage, you may feel hurt, angry and betrayed.  We enter into loving relationships believing they will last forever, and then have our hearts mortally wounded by betrayal or loss of love.  How do we learn to love again after that kind of loss?

You must, as God asks us to, put your trust and faith in God rather than man.  Keep in mind that you are still a wonderful, beautiful creature of the Lord, worthy of love.  Continue to love those around you and remain faithful to God.  This can be hard to do when we are angry and want to find someone to blame or punish the person who hurt us, but this only prolongs our pain.

Instead, learn to let go of those feelings so that your own heart is healed and you can learn to love again.  Be slow to anger and quick to forgive.  The Lord desires our forgiveness of others even as He forgives us.  It’s a tall order when we feel betrayed, but if we don’t forgive, our hearts soon turn to stone, an infertile field for the seeds of love.  If we soften our hearts and open them to others, the seeds of a new love will find a place to take root and grow.

If you trust in God rather than trusting in your own ways, you will realize that you don’t have to punish or be angry at the person who hurt you; you can leave all of the decisions about the other person’s life in God’s hand.  Once you turn over your desire to hurt them and instead give them compassion, your heart will begin to heal.  Once your heart begins to heal, you will be naturally learn to love again.

Prayer Suggestion: Let go of your desire to revenge and your anger toward the person who betrayed your love.  Turn over that person and his troubles to God, praying for forgiveness and peace for both yourself and the person who hurt you.  Ask God to soften your aching heart so that the seeds of love can be planted there.

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 Always Cheering for You

August 14, 2009 by  
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Reading for the day:  Isaiah 49:15-16

“Can a mother forget the baby at her breast

and have no compassion on the child she has born?

Though she may forget,
I will not forget you!

See, I have engraved you on the palms of my hands.”

The bible verse says that God has “engraved you on the palms of His hands.”  That’s a powerful image, very similar to a person tattooing the name of a loved one on his arm.  Imagine that, God has a constant reminder of you before His eyes for eternity!  Anyone who lovingly holds your name in the palm of his hand can’t help but be the ultimate cheerleader.  He loves you, wants what is best for you, and will always encourage you.

You may ask yourself how God could be your personal cheerleader, but if we accept God as our Heavenly Father, it is easy to understand how and why He would also cheer you on.  Think of a proud, loving father watching their toddler take his first few, halting steps.  That father is watching, silently encouraging the child and hoping that he will succeed.  After those first steps are accomplished, the father praises the child and envelopes him in a loving embrace.
Our walk with the Lord is like that.  We may stumble and fall the first few times, but God is watching us, cheering us on and ready to pick us up and hold us close when we fall.  He glows with satisfaction when we do the right thing, and encourages us to do the right thing when we are unsure.  Just like a parent on the sidelines cheering their child on toward victory, God is carefully watching you and cheering you on to be the best that you can be – because that is what He always wants for you.

Prayer Suggestion: Thank God for His constant support and the many ways He has encouraged you or cheered you on in your Christian walk.  Ask Him to continue to cheer for you even as you cheer others on in their journey with Him.

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 Can Create the Best Future for You

August 12, 2009 by  
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Reading for the day: Jeremiah 29:11-12

“’For I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the Lord, ‘plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.  Then you will call upon me, and I will listen to you.  You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.’  ‘I will be found by you,’ declares the Lord, ‘and I will bring you back from captivity.’”

We love to plan out our own lives and chart the course we think it should take, aiming for the kind of happiness and success we’ve always dreamed about.  And we may seek advice and guidance from friends, family and co-workers, hoping that they can tell us the right choices to make and the right path to follow.  We hope that these people want what is best for us, but even those who love us may be torn in their loyalties or mistaken in their advice.   After all, they want what is best for themselves as well as you, and they certainly can’t see the future!

But if you put your full faith in God’s guidance, you will find the path to what will make you happiest and is bet for you.  God promises clearly that he already has plans for us in place, and we only have to call upon Him to find out what those plans are.  God clearly sees the future and knows what is going to happen – no one else can know the future, so no one else can guide you as surely and honestly without steering you in the wrong direction.

God will reveal His plan to you if only you are willing to ask Him and truly listen.  We may sometimes face hard times or detours, but God knows that these are necessary detours that we have to take in order to get us where we should be going.  How wonderful that God clearly sees the future and can put us on the right path, knowing that no matter what happens along the way, we will end up at the best possible future for us as God’s children.

Prayer Suggestion: Ask the Lord to grant you the patience and wisdom to turn to Him for guidance.  Let Him know that You trust in His desire to give you the best possible future, and that You will slow down enough to listen to His guidance rather than the rush of the world around 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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How Do You Cope with Bad News?

August 10, 2009 by  
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Reading for the day: Psalm 55:22

Cast your cares upon the Lord

and He will sustain you;

He will never let the righteous fall.

but you, O God, will bring down the wicked

into the pit of corruption;

bloodthirsty and deceitful men

will not live out half their days.

But as for me, I trust in You.”

The world is a fallen place, filled with sorrows of every kind.  Sometimes we face a true tragedy, such as the death of a dear friend or loved one.  We may also face stressful, sad situations such as the loss of a job, the ending of a precious relationship, foreclosure on a home or bad news from our doctor.

Does this mean God doesn’t care?  Not at all!  In the Bible we learn that God actually watches over our destiny to such an extent that He is ready and waiting to sustain you and take you through any kind of suffering imaginable.  He promises that the righteous will never fall, that your suffering is only momentary and will come to an end, while the wicked will not recover.

What a wonderful blessing to know that God will never let us receive bad news without also promising to sustain and strengthen us.  Despite the worst the world can throw at us, He will never let you fall!  If you can live like the writer of the Psalm, who admits to God, “I trust in You,” you will always find the strength to triumph over whatever sorrows come your way.
The key is trusting in God, not yourself, to give you the strength and guidance you need to survive and move beyond bad news.  If you can put Him in charge during the worst of times, you will have your reward in the better times ahead.

Prayer Suggestion: Lay at God’s feet whatever bad news or sorrow is weighing on you.  Let go of your need to control everything and simply trust fully in God to sustain you.  Ask God to see and understand your sorrow and to give you the strength you need to move forward.

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 Wants His Very Best for You

August 7, 2009 by  
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Reading for the day:  Psalms 1:1-3

“Blessed is the man

who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked

or stand in the way of sinners

or sit in the seat of mockers.

But his delight is in the law of the Lord,

And on His law he meditates day and night.

His is like a tree planted by streams of water,

Which yields its fruit in season

And whose leaf does not whither.

Whatever he does prospers.”

The psalm above clearly shows that we will, as followers of God, thrive and prosper in ways that those who are wicked or willfully sinful won’t.  Some Christians are surprised by this psalm, believing that we are all called on to suffer for Christ’s sake.  It may be that some of us will have to suffer, but that isn’t what God wants for us.  He wants us to enjoy happiness and a good life resting in His Grace.

What stands between us and the very best that God wants for us isn’t God, but this world.  When we plant our hopes in the love of money, the actions of others or even ourselves, we have pulled up our roots and planted them away from those nourishing waters that help us thrive.

When we plant our dreams and desires in God’s word so that they are nourished by His love and blessings, they can thrive, just like the tree in the first Psalm.  God nourishes are lives with His love and care so that we are protected from harm and able to flourish in this world despite the problems surrounding us.

Remember today that God wants the very best for us and will provide it to anyone who lives according to His word and nourishes his soul with God’s promises.

Prayer Suggestion: Thank God for his loving care for you and His gift of all the best that He has to offer.  Ask Him to bless you with the best that He has for you, and devote your life to His word in thanks.

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 Created You for a Purpose

August 5, 2009 by  
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Reading for the day:  Proverbs 16: 1-4

“The plans of the heart belong to man,

But the answer of the tongue is from the Lord.

All the ways of a man are clean in his own sight,

But the Lord weighs the motives.

Commit your works to the Lord,

And your plans will be established.

The Lord has made everything for its own purpose,

Even the wicked for the day of evil.”

In the passage above, it is clear that God has a plan or purpose for everyone.  Even wicked people have a place in His grand plan.  How much more, then, must there be a wonderful plan God has for you as a Christian?  The ultimate purpose of everyone who walks with God is to bring our world and its people into a closer relationship with God.  He longs to be reconciled with his creation, and each of us has a role to play in reconciling God and His people.

But that’s a general idea – what about the specifics?  What can you as one person do to fulfill your purpose?  Pray for guidance and ask God to reveal His purpose for you.  Take the time to evaluate your life and what the true desires of you heart is.  If you could forget all obstacles, such as time and money, what is the one thing you long to do with your life?  What is your passion?  What are your true talents and gifts?

Guess what?  God is the one who put those dreams in your heart and give you the gifts that are uniquely yours!  If he has put a passion in your soul, it is because He wants you to use that passion to further His kingdom.  If you have been blessed with a particular talent, it is because He desires that you use your talents in His name.  Take the time to ask God how you can use your passions and gifts to glorify Him, and you will have found your true Purpose.

Prayer Suggestion: Lay your passions, gifts and talents before the Lord.  Ask Him to consecrate them to His work and seek His guidance in using them to help others and establish God’s kingdom.

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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