God Specializes in Extreme Makeovers

February 26, 2010 by  
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Reading of the Day: Colossians 3:10

“Put on your new nature, and be renewed as you learn to know your Creator and become like him.”

Change is a part of life. And, it doesn’t always come rolling in like gangbusters. Sometimes, it slides in unnoticed especially by you.

Have you ever watched that show “Extreme Makeover”? People’s lives are transformed through their home. Well, God specializes in Extreme Spiritual Makeovers – changing your life from the inside out.

Some think that before they can come to give their lives to God, they have to be perfect. When asked if they are saved, they reply, “I’m not ready yet, maybe when I get myself together.”

Let’s face it, if it were up to us to be “together” we’d never know God. also, if we had to be perfect first, there would be no need for God. these misconceptions keep many people from enjoying the blessings of a new life right now.

One worry that we do have is that God won’t be able to do anything with us because of our past mistakes. He used King David and he was a murderer and adulterer. He used Moses and he was a murderer as well. He used Rahab and she was a prostitute. You are never too messed up for God to accomplish His work in you.

Just give Him a chance. Through prayer with God and reading His word, His spirit will slowly wrap around your heart and your mind. With God as the focus, the rest of you can’t help but change. The only one who will recognize you is God because He knew what was underneath all along.

Prayer Suggestions: No matter what I’ve done, You can erase the shame. Whenever I encounter You, I never leave the same.

Robert Moment is an innovative forward-thinking “throw the box away” inspirational life coach, marketing expert, speaker and author of God Will Always Be There For You. Robert is passionate about empowering individuals on how to experience God’s love, peace, power and prosperity in their lives. Visit http://www.ChristianInspirational.org and sign-up for the FREE online bible study titled, Christian Living. Follow me on Twitter www.twitter.com/ChristiansFaith.

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God Use Me Any Way You Want To

February 24, 2010 by  
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Reading for the Day: Psalm 27:4

“The one thing I ask of the Lord—
the thing I seek most—
is to live in the house of the Lord all the days of my life,
delighting in the Lord’s perfections
and meditating in his Temple.”

King David had the right idea. He loved God but he made mistakes. Sounds like us, huh? Through repentance, he was restored in God’s sight so that God could continue to use Him to accomplish His goals among His people. He wants to use you too.

Maybe you feel far away from God right now. Repent and thank Him for His restorative power. Remember what it was like before – feeling His presence each and every minute? Listening to music that reminded you how special He is in your life. Meditating on the times God saved you from countless bad situations.

If God wasn’t in your life, where would you be? His love shelters us; His compassion strengthens us; His presence uplifts us. With a heavenly Father like that what more could you ask for?

There is one thing. Let the Lord use you how He sees fit. He has proved His trustworthiness time and again. To make Him happy, we would do anything. And, what makes Him happy is our faith in His purpose for our lives. Without faith, it is impossible to please God.

That faith can move mountains but only with our cooperation. Who knows what God can accomplish with you as the vessel, His humble servant? Living His way for one day is better than a thousand days without Him.

Prayer Suggestions: Any way you bless me Lord I’ll be satisfied. Allow me to serve You as long as you need me.

Robert Moment is an innovative forward-thinking “throw the box away” inspirational life coach, marketing expert, speaker and author of God Will Always Be There For You. Robert is passionate about empowering individuals on how to experience God’s love, peace, power and prosperity in their lives. Visit http://www.ChristianInspirational.org and sign-up for the FREE online bible study titled, Christian Living. Follow me on Twitter www.twitter.com/ChristiansFaith.

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God’s Love Never Quits

February 22, 2010 by  
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Reading for the Day: 1 Corinthians 13:7

“Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance.”

The word “love” has been used and abused throughout the ages. It’s no wonder many don’t know what it truly means. In 1 Corinthians, chapter 13, Paul talks about how to demonstrate love. If you’ve ever read it, then you know it’s a tall order.

But, there is one who shows this love time and time again to perfection. That would be God. He sent His son Jesus to die a painful and shameful death at the hands of His enemies for the sake of all human beings. He constantly endures when those same people use His name in vain and do despicable things in His name. If we were God, the human race would have been doomed long ago.

It’s such a good thing that we are not God. His love never quits. Despite the state of the world when Jesus died and the way it is now, God still desires that all men (and women too) be saved from eternal damnation. He patiently waits for us to say, “I love you Lord; save me.” Every day He holds back punishment we deserve, replacing it with love instead, because of who He is.

When we lose faith, God is faithful. When we feel hopeless, God brings about situations in our lives to restore our faith in others and most of all, in Him. It would be a woefully difficult life to live without knowing that He loves us more than life.

Prayer Suggestions: Every good and perfect gift comes from God. the most perfect is love. Jesus died to bring it to us and now He lives to sustain it in the world through us.

Robert Moment is an innovative forward-thinking “throw the box away” inspirational life coach, marketing expert, speaker and author of God Will Always Be There For You. Robert is passionate about empowering individuals on how to experience God’s love, peace, power and prosperity in their lives. Visit http://www.ChristianInspirational.org and sign-up for the FREE online bible study titled, Christian Living. Follow me on Twitter www.twitter.com/ChristiansFaith.

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Overcoming Unbelief

February 19, 2010 by  
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Reading for the Day: Romans 10:17

“So faith comes from hearing, that is, hearing the Good News about Christ.”

Believe it or not, God knows what you are thinking. If you don’t believe in Him or have your doubts, He is aware, but He is not mad. Many make the mistake of thinking that unbelief demonstrates a lack of faith. Actually, it shows a lack of knowledge – knowledge about God.

How do you tackle other situations where your lack of knowledge has led to doubt? You ask questions and listen to the answers. If you are having trouble with believing in God or believing that God will do something for you, then take the initiative to find out about Him.

God is not a vengeful spirit that goes around picking people off or trying to make their lives difficult. He is also not so far away that He doesn’t care about your problems. Jesus didn’t die on the cross so that God could leave us be. He was creating a new connection with us to bridge the gap that sin had brought about.

But don’t take our word for it. Talk to someone. Ask God to lead you to the person who can answer your burning questions about Him. Calling on the Lord in distress is ingrained in our hearts by the One who created us in our mothers’ wombs. He will send you what you need when you ask and move forward to find the truth.

Prayer Suggestions: God, it’s hard to believe that you are real with so much pain in the world and in my life. I want to believe but I don’t know you. Help me to find the answers and peace in my soul.

Robert Moment is an innovative forward-thinking “throw the box away” inspirational life coach, marketing expert, speaker and author of God Will Always Be There For You. Robert is passionate about empowering individuals on how to experience God’s love, peace, power and prosperity in their lives. Visit http://www.ChristianInspirational.org and sign-up for the FREE online bible study titled, Christian Living. Follow me on Twitter www.twitter.com/ChristiansFaith.

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Where God Guides He Provides

February 17, 2010 by  
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Reading for the Day: Philippians 4:19

“And this same God who takes care of me will supply all your needs from his glorious riches, which have been given to us in Christ Jesus.”

Abraham was told to pack up his family and move to a faraway land he had never been to. Noah was told to build an ark when there was no water in sight. Esther was told to go and see the king when she was not summoned which meant almost certain death.

Each of these situations was unsettling at best to the person who was told to do them. The one leading them was God.

When others direct us to do things, we follow for many reasons, not the least of which is trust. But, they are made of flesh and bone just like us and can’t guarantee the outcome of any situation with 100% accuracy. On the other hand, when God asks us to do something, we ask for a thousand signs from Him.

If you haven’t read the stories of these three people above take a minute to do so. They each have a common thread – God provide what they needed to do what He asked. It can feel like we are alone when no one else goes with us, but God is always there. And, He won’t leave you without the help you need to achieve the task.

It works out that way every time. Now, remember, we didn’t say that it works out the way that “we” think it should but God will work things out for your good when He leads you forward into uncertainty.

Prayer Suggestions: God, I am scared to walk this path alone. But, if you say I must go, I will, knowing that you will be there to meet me.

Robert Moment is an innovative forward-thinking “throw the box away” inspirational life coach, marketing expert, speaker and author of God Will Always Be There For You. Robert is passionate about empowering individuals on how to experience God’s love, peace, power and prosperity in their lives. Visit http://www.ChristianInspirational.org and sign-up for the FREE online bible study titled, Christian Living. Follow me on Twitter www.twitter.com/ChristiansFaith.

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Choose to Be Free from Your Past

February 15, 2010 by  
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I don’t know many people who live entirely without regrets.  Unless we’ve been blessed with a significant bump on the head, most of us carry around memories we’d rather forget.  But it is up to us to decide whether we strain our muscles dragging this baggage around or whether we unpack our issues and deal with them.  (We can always repack, right?)

In Chapter 8 of the Book of John, Jesus was teaching in the temple courts, and some teachers brought in a woman who had been caught cheating on her husband.  They made her stand in front of everyone and they said to Jesus, “Teacher, this woman was caught in the act of adultery.  In the Law, Moses commanded us to stone such women.  Now what do you say?”

Have you ever felt like this woman?  I know I have.  Not that anyone has ever attempted to stone me, thank God, but I’ve had metaphorical rocks hurled at me plenty of times.  Do you know what Jesus said to her accusers?  He said, “If any one of you is without sin, let him be the first to throw a stone at her.”  The teachers wandered off and the woman stood where she was, until Jesus stood up and said to her, “Woman, where are they?  Has no one condemned you?”  “No one, sir,” she said.  “Then neither do I condemn you,” Jesus declared.  “Go now and leave your life of sin.”

There are many lessons to be taken from this simple story.  First of all, Jesus calls the teachers out:  Hey, we all have a past.  We all have issues.  Every one of you has something you’d rather not share.  Then he tells the unnamed woman, “I do not condemn you.”  This might not have meant as much to her then as it does to us now.  We don’t know whether or not she was aware that she was receiving a pardon from God Himself.  But we can look at this scene and know that Christ was saying to this woman, “I am not judging you, go on now, get on with your life, and stop cheating on your husband.”

Can this apply to any mistakes we’ve made in our pasts?  Christ sacrificed Himself on the cross so that we could be forgiven our sins.  If we wallow in unnecessary, harmful guilt, then we are not fully accepting His sacrifice, His selfless gift.  If He wanted us to feel guilty, to spend time, and muscle power, dragging that baggage around, He wouldn’t have made the ultimate sacrifice.  He gave His life to buy our freedom.  Our freedom from sin, our freedom from death, and our freedom from our own pasts.  Later on in this same chapter, Christ says, “Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”  Jesus Christ is this Truth.

So, you’re asking, what about those of us who have suffered due to no fault of our own?  Yes, painful things certainly happen to innocent people.  Victims of disease, oppression, rape, child abuse, adultery, the list goes on.  Life is not fair.

Faith is easier said than done.  It is difficult for those who have truly suffered to believe that their suffering can lead to a greater purpose.  In the Book of Ephesians, Chapter 1, Verse 11, the Apostle Paul writes, “In him we are also chosen, having been predestined according to the plan of him who works out everything in conformity with the purpose of his will.”  Believers are chosen by God.  Sometimes, when we are suffering, or when we have suffered, we wish we hadn’t been chosen, but the truth is, it feels good to be chosen, especially when we are able and willing to believe that our suffering, our pain, is going to work out for the purpose of His will.  God is love.  God’s will leads to love, even if there are some unlovely bumps in the road.

Writer George Bernard Shaw wrote, “If you can’t get rid of the skeleton in your closet, you might as well teach it to dance.”  This is an apt metaphor for creativity, and that’s how this quote is usually interpreted, but it also reminds me of God’s Will.  Oftentimes, we are able to use our past, our mistakes, or our time spent as innocent victims, to love others, to glorify God.  Recovering alcoholics can minister to those struggling with alcoholism.  Ex-convicts can go minister in the jails.  Rape victims can counsel other rape victims.

Suffering is difficult, but we need to know that God is not judging us.  Psalm 103 reads, “As far as the east is from the west, so far has he removed our transgressions from us.”  That’s a long way!  That’s infinity!  God has forgiven us.  In light of His sacrifice, it is the least we can do to forgive ourselves.   He has also asked us to use everything in our power for His glory.  Is it possible to use your past to bless others?  Is this the way to truly be free of it?

Robert Moment is an innovative forward-thinking “throw the box away” inspirational life coach, marketing expert, speaker and author of God Will Always Be There For You. Robert is passionate about empowering individuals on how to experience God’s love, peace, power and prosperity in their lives. Visit http://www.ChristianInspirational.org and sign-up for the FREE online bible study titled, Christian Living. Follow me on Twitter www.twitter.com/ChristiansFaith.

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How to Be Happy in Life Today

February 12, 2010 by  
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Happiness is a choice.  Everyone is in the pursuit of happiness.  Entire sections of bookstores are devoted to finding it.  Women’s magazines feature quizzes with titles like, “How Do You Rate on the Happiness Scale?”  People climb mountains, take Pilates, and run marathons.  People drink, take drugs, and take unsafe risks.  All in the quest for happiness.

Obviously, happiness is not easily obtained.  Some people believe it is a myth.  Yet some people claim that they are truly happy.  People have been claiming this for centuries.  The truth is, happiness can be found in a life with Jesus Christ.

Bad things still happen.  Happy people still get sad, still get angry, but they have somewhere to take these feelings.  They have a personal relationship with a personal God, a God who knows all their wants, all their needs, before they even ask.  When they feel unhappy, they are able to go to God.  This brings peace.  This brings joy.  This makes them happy.

In the Book of John, Chapter 15, Christ tells us that He is the vine, and that God is the gardener.  We, the believers, are the vine’s branches, and we bear fruit.  This is an apt metaphor, because it shows us that God wants us to be fruitful.  Verse 8 says, “This is to my Father’s glory, that you bear much fruit, showing yourselves to be my disciples.”  By living well, by bearing fruit, we glorify God.  God wants us to be happy.  Our happiness glorifies Him.  Our happiness makes God happy.  In this same chapter, Jesus tells us that we cannot bear fruit unless we remain in the vine.  Is it possible that true happiness is actually impossible, unless we try it via the vine, via Jesus Christ?  In Verse 7, Christ says, “If you remain in me, and my words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be given to you.”  This sounds too simple, doesn’t it?  If we remain in Christ, if we meditate on His Word, keep His Word in our hearts, we can ask for anything our hearts desire.  And according to this verse, it is God’s true desire to grant us our desires.  In Verse 11, Jesus says, “I have told you this so that my joy may be in you and that your joy may be complete.”

Sometimes it is not easy to believe in these promises.  No, faith is not supposed to be easy.  If it were, then everybody would be faithful.  Faith requires a willful submission to  beliefs that sometimes won’t make sense to us.  Hebrews 11:1 tells us, “Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.”  It’s not supposed to be easy.  But we are called to do it anyway.  In Matthew 17, Christ says, “I tell you the truth, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.”  If faith the size of a mustard seed can move mountains, if with faith in God, nothing is impossible, doesn’t that make our individual happiness seem like a fairly simple task?  Not only does God want us to be happy, but it is a simple undertaking for Him.  He’s the God of the universe, of all that has been and will be.  Surely He can make me happy.  But I have to have faith.

Even when things go wrong, we need to have faith.  The Bible says, “He causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous.”  Belief in God does not create a protective bubble around us.  We see crime.  We see cancer.  We see war.  We see these things, and we ask ourselves, why?  We ask God, why?  We wonder, how we can ever be happy in a world so torn? But Romans 8:28 tells us, “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him.”  All these things happening in the world, all these things that hurt us and confuse us, all these things are somehow going to work for good.  How do we know?  We have to have faith.  We’re back to the mustard seed.  When something bad happens, we have to believe that it is for a greater good, that it is all part of God’s plan.

Sometimes, we even feel guilty for our happiness.  This is the world talking, not the Holy Spirit.  We should never feel guilty for our joy.  Our joy is a gift from God, and by letting the world see our joy, even in the midst of so much pain, we let the world see our faith.  By showing the world our faith, we show them our God.  Our happiness glorifies Him.  Our happiness is a gift from Him.  All we have to do is reach out and accept it.

Sometimes, we even feel guilty for our happiness.  This is the world talking, not the Holy Spirit.  We should never feel guilty for our joy.  Our joy is a gift from God, and by letting the world see our joy, even in the midst of so much pain, we let the world see our faith.  By showing the world our faith, we show them our God.  Our happiness glorifies Him.  Our happiness is a gift from Him.  All we have to do is reach out and accept it.

Robert Moment is an innovative forward-thinking “throw the box away” inspirational life coach, marketing expert, speaker and author of God Will Always Be There For You. Robert is passionate about empowering individuals on how to experience God’s love, peace, power and prosperity in their lives. Visit http://www.ChristianInspirational.org and sign-up for the FREE online bible study titled, Christian Living. Follow me on Twitter www.twitter.com/ChristiansFaith.

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When Life Hurts, God Can Heal Your Emotional Wounds

February 10, 2010 by  
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God is love.  It’s in the Bible.  We’ve all heard this part.  It’s been said so many times, it’s almost lost its meaning.  God is love?  In a world like this?  Well, so what!  But if we meditate on the idea, it returns to its profound roots.  God is love.  The Book of First John tells us that “love comes from God,” that “everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God.”  Isn’t that a great feeling?  We know God because we know love?

So what does this have to do with my emotional wounds?  With all of the painful things that have happened to me?  Well, love is the only cure.  And God is that love.

According to Scripture, God has a soft spot for those who suffer. Psalm 34:18 reads, “The Lord is close to the brokenhearted, and saves those who are crushed in spirit.”  Psalm 147:3 reads, “He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.”  According to Scripture, God knows how many hairs are on your head (Matthew 10:30).  He knows the condition of your heart (Psalm 139).  And He cares about every second of your pain (1 Peter 5:7, John 3:16).

God is an all-sufficient love, and a relationship with Him can and will heal your emotional wounds.  Consider the story of Luke 8:  Jesus was walking along and the crowds were pushing in on Him and almost crushing Him.  All of a sudden he turned around and said, “Who touched me?”  The disciples, a bit baffled, were like, well Lord, several hundred people are touching you, and Jesus said, “Someone touched me; I know that power has gone out of me.”  The woman who had grabbed at his cloak came forward and told Jesus how she had touched Him for healing and that she had already been healed.  Jesus said to her, “Daughter, your faith has healed you.  Go in peace.”

Faith can heal us too.  We just have to believe and we have to reach out for Jesus.  In John 16:23, Christ says, “I tell you the truth, my Father will give you whatever you ask in my name.”  In Philippians Chapter 4, Paul tells us to take everything to God in prayer, “Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.  And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”  What a promise is this!  We just have to pray about our hurt, we just have to take our broken hearts to God, and he will replace our pain with peace.  If the whole world knew this, wouldn’t we be spending most of our time on our knees?  It is a peace that transcends our understanding.  That is a peace that sounds even stronger than my pain.

God wants you to use your emotional wounds to grow closer to Him.  In 2 Corinthians, Chapter 12, Christ says, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.”  Paul goes on to write, “For when I am weak, then I am strong.”  This is a paradox for many of us, because we all want to be strong.  And we can be, in Christ.  In God, we can be stronger than we can ever be alone.  If our emotional suffering brings us closer to God, and as a result, makes us stronger, maybe our wounds are also blessings.

Christ gave a sermon on a mountain and it was such an important event that it is described in both Matthew and Luke.  In this sermon, Jesus stood tradition on its head.  He did so by blessing people who were then considered unlikely recipients.  He said, “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.  Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.  Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth.  Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God.”  Are you poor in spirit?  Are you mourning?  Have you suffered for your meekness?  The good news is, if you seek God, you will be blessed.  In this famous Sermon on the Mount, Jesus was describing God’s children.  God wants you to be His child.  He wants you to need Him, and when you allow yourself to need Him, that’s when the healing begins.

“And hope does not disappoint us, because God has poured out his love into our hearts by the Holy Spirit, whom he has given us.”  Romans 5:5

Robert Moment is an innovative forward-thinking “throw the box away” inspirational life coach, marketing expert, speaker and author of God Will Always Be There For You. Robert is passionate about empowering individuals on how to experience God’s love, peace, power and prosperity in their lives. Visit http://www.ChristianInspirational.org and sign-up for the FREE online bible study titled, Christian Living. Follow me on Twitter www.twitter.com/ChristiansFaith.

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It’s Cool to Count on God

February 8, 2010 by  
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Few things in life are more difficult than being a teenager. From the age of twelve to eighteen, life resembles a rollercoaster. The highs are great, but the lows, well, the lows can be pretty lonely, can’t they?

As if growing up and figuring out who you are supposed to be isn’t enough of a challenge, society puts all this pressure on you to be cool. Look cool. Act cool. Make other people think you’re cool. And perhaps the most preposterous of them all: Believe that you are cool. Our culture does everything imaginable to eat away at your self-esteem, and then tells you that it’s your responsibility to feel good about yourselves. Tricky, isn’t it?

Many teenagers feel that Christianity isn’t cool. Depending on where you live, and the people you’ve been exposed to, maybe you’ve had negative experiences with Christianity. But a negative experience with organized religion is not the same as a negative experience with God. Religion might not be cool. But God is cool. Very cool.

You probably don’t think that rules are cool. (Who does?) Someone may have told you that if you want to be with God, you can’t drink, can’t think about the opposite sex, can’t swear, and have to get up early on Sundays.

God is much more than all that. God is not about rules. God is about freedom.

God is about helping you become who you are.

Here’s why God’s cool:

  • God is your best friend. At some point, you’ve probably had your heart broken by a friend. Has somebody betrayed you, talked about you behind your back, took something away just because they knew you wanted it? Probably. God will never do any of those things. God loves you and wants what’s best for you.
  • God will never leave you. Friends come and go. Relationships bloom suddenly and then vanish. But not God. He has been there for you since the beginning and will be there for you through eternity. Don’t you want someone to count on? God is that someone.
  • God is the only one who truly knows you. You’re changing so fast, you can barely keep up with yourself, right? You don’t even know who you are. Your parents certainly don’t seem to know. And your friends don’t seem to care who you really are. Well, the Bible tells us that God knew you before you were even conceived, that He has a plan for you, and that He knows how many hairs are on your head. God knows your thoughts before you even think them. Tired of feeling lost? Tired of feeling like nobody knows you? You should be tired! Feeling like that is exhausting! But you don’t have to feel like that. God knows exactly who you are, who you want to be, and who you can be.
  • God wants what’s best for you. While others may seem to be driving you crazy with demands about good grades, good behavior, good clothes, a good boyfriend or girlfriend, good music, God just cares about you.

In short, God is cool because He desires for you to be cool. Life is so much easier when you count on your best friend. So talk to Him. He’s always listening.

Robert Moment is an innovative forward-thinking “throw the box away” inspirational life coach, marketing expert, speaker and author of God Will Always Be There For You. Robert is passionate about empowering individuals on how to experience God’s love, peace, power and prosperity in their lives. Visit http://www.ChristianInspirational.org and sign-up for the FREE online bible study titled, Christian Living. Follow me on Twitter www.twitter.com/ChristiansFaith.

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Robert Moment is an innovative forward-thinking “throw the box away” inspirational life coach, marketing expert, speaker and author of God Will Always Be There For You. Robert is passionate about empowering individuals on how to experience God’s love, peace, power and prosperity in their lives. Visit http://www.ChristianInspirational.org and sign-up for the FREE online bible study titled, Christian Living. Follow me on Twitter www.twitter.com/ChristiansFaith.

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God Can Turn Your Life Around

February 3, 2010 by  
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The Bible tells me that when I invite Jesus Christ into my life, I am invited to become a “new creation.”  In 2 Corinthians, Chapter 5, Paul writes, “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone; the new has come!”  In Christ, I am invited to get rid of the old person, to be reinvented.  God promises me a fresh start, a clean slate.  Thousands and thousands of people have testified to how God has turned their lives around.  He can turn your life around too.

In the Old Testament of the Bible, in the Book of Jeremiah, God said this to a group of people exiled from Jerusalem:  “For I know the plans I have for you, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.  Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you.” (Chapter 29)

God has a plan for us.  And he wants us to prosper.  He wants to give us hope and a future.  He knows us and treats us as individuals.  He can help us find out who we are meant to be.  It is in God that we can finally, fully know ourselves.

It doesn’t matter where we’ve been, what we’ve been through, or what we’ve done.  Because of Christ, we are forgiven for our mistakes.  God cares about where we are right now and where we are going.  God wants us to live up to the potential He has planned for us.  We are, after all, created in His image, and He wants to help us live up to that image.

This is why He sent the Holy Spirit into our lives, to comfort, to guide, to strengthen and to shape us.  The moment that we invite Christ into our lives, we also get the Holy Spirit.  They’re something of a package deal.  The Book of Acts tells us that we will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on us! (Acts 1:8)  Power! Power to change, power to be, power to live!  “For God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, of love and of self-discipline.” (2 Tim 1:7)  Do you think you don’t have the strength to walk away from something that hurts you, something that makes you weak, something you know you don’t want?  Think again.  Ask God.

When we reach out, when we ask God to change us, a transformation takes place.  The Bible calls it a “renewing of the mind.”  You will still be you, but you will be more than you.  You will be a better, stronger, wiser version of yourself.  In Philippians 4:13, the Apostle Paul says, “I can do everything through him who gives me strength.”  By inviting God to strengthen you, you are opening the world up to yourself.  You will be able to do anything, with God’s strength.

You will be able to walk away from things or people who have hurt you or made you suffer.  You will have the courage to be who you are supposed to be, a happy, thriving, vibrant individual with a purpose on this earth!  The gift is there waiting for you.  All you have to do is ask.  Tell God that you want to change, and that you want to start today.  If not now, when?

“But those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.”  (Isaiah 40:31)

Robert Moment is an innovative forward-thinking “throw the box away” inspirational life coach, marketing expert, speaker and author of God Will Always Be There For You. Robert is passionate about empowering individuals on how to experience God’s love, peace, power and prosperity in their lives. Visit http://www.ChristianInspirational.org and sign-up for the FREE online bible study titled, Christian Living. Follow me on Twitter www.twitter.com/ChristiansFaith.

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