God Has Been Waiting On You

October 21, 2009 by  
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How does it feel when someone is waiting on you? If you are running late, you probably feel guilty about it. If it is somewhere that you don’t want to go, you may run late on purpose. But, what if God was the one waiting on you?

It’s true that God waits for us all of our lives. What is He waiting for? He is looking for His children to come back home. And, indeed, we are His children. He knew us when we were still in the womb and our own parents didn’t know who we were.

The reason God is waiting goes all the way back to the Garden of Eden. Adam and Eve had everything that their Lord had to offer and they turned their backs for one thing that they didn’t have (and really didn’t need). And today, we are still following in those ancient footsteps.

After Eden, the world was plunged into sin. Every person born was born into an unholy world. There was no way to bridge the chasm. God spoke directly to several people to accomplish His goals. But, we were still separated and it pained our Father.

But, God had a plan. He sent His only son, Jesus, into the world to be our bridge over that chasm of sin. Now, think about the gravity of His decision. Children are a part of us from the beginning. They are our life. You’d probably rather lose a limb or life itself than let your children die.

That is the length and depth and height of God’s love for us. Even His child was not spared to bring us back into relationship with Him. Jesus was born into this sinful world like the rest of us. He ate, drank, slept and had friends.

In His adult life, the three-year ministry began. Jesus knew hunger, hatred, love, pain and every other emotion we feel every day. Still, He knew that His reward would be great in heaven when He fulfilled the Father’s plan.

The very ground opened up when Jesus died. For the first time, those who hated Jesus realized who He truly was. Why does it take the ground shaking beneath some of our feet to get us to recognize God?

God stands ready to accept us back into His loving arms. The sacrifice was made once for all and the reward Jesus received as a child of the King awaits us too. Some church fans display a picture of the Savior standing at a closed door knocking. The door is the one that opens to your heart.

Some of our hearts are so hardened that nothing can get in. On the inside, there is hurt and anger barring the door. At that point, the only one who can breach the heart is Jesus.

Jesus is not a myth used to separate you from your money and possessions by television preachers. The Savior is real and if you don’t have true peace of mind in your life, then He is still standing at the door waiting on you to open it.

But, God is patient. That is how love works. When your kids go astray, you don’t cut them off like a weed in the garden. You wait tearfully, prayerfully and hopefully for them to come back to you.

Don’t be misinformed. God is tearful when we slap His helping hand away. It gets slapped away when you brick up your heart. It is slapped away when you refuse to hear the Word of God. It gets slapped whenever you give someone else the glory that belongs to Him.

God wants to shelter you in His arms. Accepting Him now means living in safety and love on this side of heaven. But He can’t do so unless you let Him in. And so, He waits for your answer until the time that you take your last breath.

God sent Jesus as a ransom to buy your freedom. Won’t you stop living in bondage to the world and accept that you can be free in Christ?

Additional Scriptures:

“Look! I stand at the door and knock. If you hear my voice and open the door, I will come in, and we will share a meal together as friends.”

-          Revelation 3:20

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Seek the Lord while you can find him.
Call on him now while he is near.
Let the wicked change their ways
and banish the very thought of doing wrong.
Let them turn to the Lord that he may have mercy on them.
Yes, turn to our God, for he will forgive generously.

-          Isaiah 55: 6-7

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.

God is Our Sustainer

October 16, 2009 by  
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When you were a baby, or when your kids were babies, you probably carried them around everywhere. Mostly, it was because they couldn’t walk but also, they needed you to hold them up in certain situations so they wouldn’t get hurt. When we are no longer babies, God is the one who picks us up.

God looks after us as children and our children, but you already knew that. It’s when we get older that our faith in His goodness begins to wane. What do we know as adults that we didn’t know as children? The answer is “nothing.” Our faith dies on the vine because, instead of cultivating it, we let other philosophies and schools of thought in society nourish us. But, it isn’t nourishment at all for our souls, but confusion.

What does it mean to be “sustained by something? No matter where you find yourself, whatever sustains you is there to keep you going. A sustaining force never falters, leaves you in the lurch or fades away. Can you think of one thing on this earth that has that kind of testimonial?

Listen, anything made by the hand of man can be unmade. Just look at the Titanic, the Hindenburg or the Twin Towers. God tells us that heaven and earth may pass away, but His Word will remain intact. It is that same Word found in the Holy Bible that sustains us, if we let it.

There is one God in heaven and in earth but He has many names. Become familiar with these names and you will understand why He has them:

  • Jehovah Jireh: “I am your Provider”
  • Jehovah Shammah: “I am there”
  • Jehovah Shalom: “I am your Peace”

God is your provider. No matter what your circumstances God can work it out for you. For many of us, the problem we have is in our minds. We have these preconceived notions of how God is going to help us and when He doesn’t show up in that way, we turn away.

In His Word, He says that He will supply all of our needs from His bountiful riches. There is not a mention of how or when, but simply that He WILL. For your part, believing in his divine providence is all you have to do. Even the smallest seed of faith can grow into a giant tree.

Have you ever had a time when you worried about, let’s say, having the money to pay a bill? When you got to the payment center with your plea on your lips you find out that the bill is only a fraction of what you thought? Happily you pay the amount because that is exactly the amount that you have.

This scenario demonstrates how God is already where we need Him when we need Him. He shows up at the tire store before we do needing two new tires. He shows up at the grocery store before we do needing food. God is everywhere you need Him to be and, He is more reliable than Visa!

One thing that is hard to come by in this world is peace. Wars all across the globe, people starving, the nuclear weapons race, economic recession and crime don’t help you to sleep well at night. But, many people go to bed without this burden on their shoulders. Why? It’s not because they haven’t been touched by hard times or grief. It is rather because they have been touched by God first.

God never promised that we would be exempt from pain, sorrow, or hard times but He did promise to help us through those times if we place our trust in Him. Any adversity that we face gives God the opportunity to each us greater peace, love and understanding. Praying to God first brings comfort (through the Holy Spirit), a calm spirit and a loving embrace to ease our tears.

The Lord is now and forever more will be the Creator of the universe. As such, all power is in His hands. He gave us free will to choose our path in life and He asks that we choose to trust Him. Don’t let fear keep you from finding out how God can ease the pain of this world in your life.

Additional Scriptures:

“Give all your worries and cares to God, for he cares about you.”

-          1 Peter 5:7

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“Do not be afraid or discouraged, for the Lord will personally go ahead of you. He will be with you; he will neither fail you nor abandon you.”

-          Deuteronomy 31:8

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“And God will generously provide all you need. Then you will always have everything you need and plenty left over to share with others.”

-          2 Corinthians 9:8

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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.

God Can Heal Brokenness

May 25, 2009 by  
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You cannot change what you don’t acknowledge or confront. When we are broken of spirit, the wounds of the past can overwhelm us and cause us pain and suffering, but God can heal our brokenness. He can’t do this, however, if we don’t first turn our hurts and sorrows over to Him.

There is nothing God hasn’t heard before, nothing He hasn’t seen. You can shed your tears and bring your heart aches to Him and He will heal your broken heart and wounded spirit. He understands your tears and will give you the grace to not only carry on, but to triumph, all you have to do is turn to him with a contrite and willing heart. Ask God today to be the glue that binds the broken pieces of your shattered soul back together.

“He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.”

Psalm 147:3

“The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit: a broken and a contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise.”

Heal me, O Lord, and I shall be healed.”

Jeremiah 17:14

1. Actively seek God and His healing.

2. Confess that you are broken and that you are in need of His healing power.

3. Forgive yourself and others for whatever has happened. As long as you hold onto blame or anger, your brokenness will remain.

4. Let go of the bitterness and acknowledge that, no matter what has befallen you, you have something to be thankful for. This can be the most difficult step, especially if your loss has been a profound one. But as you pray to the Lord, He will remind you of the amazing gift that He has given you – eternal life and His unending love! With these two great gifts, how can we hold onto our earthly sorrows?

5. Express your gratitude. Prayerfully thank the Lord for each day ahead of you that is a wealth of possibilities and the grace that grants you peace.

6. Remember that God has not burdened you with more than you can bear. You are still here! And with God’s help you will rise from your knees with a stronger, steadier spirit than ever!

The Lord is near to all who call on Him, to all who call on Him in truth.”

- Psalm 145:18

God will hear your entreaties and make good on His promise to you. He will bring joy and meaning back into your life.

There is a straight and righteous path to God’s healing if we know the steps to take:

You must admit that you’ve turned away from Him to concentrate on your own pain, and put forth a contrite and loving heart. Ask the Lord sincerely to take away your selfishness and your inability to turn from your sorrow and pain, and He will give you the strength and love to move beyond your past and step into a loving future in His presence.

How do we ask God to heal our brokenness? By making our wounded hearts and souls a living sacrifice to Him. Brokenness comes from holding on to our sorrows and letting them eat away at us. When we turn over those hurts to the Lord and ask Him to accept them, we have taken the first step toward healing.

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 Uses Ordinary People to Do Extraordinary Things

May 22, 2009 by  
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There is no such thing as the wrong side of the tracks with God. I think it was Jim Collins who wrote the book “Good to Great,” which said, “It is a sin to be good when you can be great.” The power of God is unlimited. God is not limited in any way by your education, economic status, race or social standing. Those are artificial limitations that only matter to the world, not to the Lord.

If you say, “God, I am available to You and I submit and surrender to Your will for my life,” something amazing will start to happen in your life because God will use you to do His will and purpose. God will take the ordinary and turn it into the extraordinary! Develop a habit of being what God knows you can be and surrender fully to His will. Remember that His view is the long view of the world and His goals are not focused on the little picture. God can do extraordinary things using ordinary people in seemingly small ways.

There was a young girl at the turn of the century outside of Philadelphia who was crying near a small church when the pastor walked by. When he asked her what was wrong, she sobbed that there hadn’t been enough room in the Sunday School class for her. Seeing her filthy clothes, the pastor guessed that she may have been turned away for other reasons. He marched her back in and found a place for her in the class. She listened and loved the Bible stories she heard each Sunday after that.

Two years later, the little girl died. When the pastor came to make final arrangements, he discovered a coin purse with her belongings. Inside the coin purse was 57 cents and a slip of paper that said, “To make the church bigger so more kids can go to the Sunday School.”

The pastor told the girl’s story that Sunday in church, and challenged his deacons to raise enough money to build a bigger church. The newspapers picked up the story. And a realtor offered a parcel of land worth thousands of dollars to build the church on. When told that the church couldn’t afford the asking price, he offered to sell it to them for 57 cents.

It would seem impossible to build a church with 57 cents, but that didn’t stop one little girl from trying to create a miracle. Today you can go to Temple Baptist church of Philadelphia and Temple University. Go visit the Sunday School building next to Good Samaritan Hospital, where there is more than enough room for everyone. In one room you will see the picture of a young girl who started it all with 57 cents. Alongside it is the picture of the Reverend Dr. Russell Conwell, who multiplied that 57 cents through countless others.

God had taken the very ordinary donation of a poor child, less than a dollar, and turned it into something extraordinary! It became the driving force that turned the heart of a landowner, motivated the revival of a church and eventually founded a University! All because an ordinary young minister made sure an ordinary young girl went to Sunday School one ordinary morning.

I can do all things through Him who strengthens me.”

- Philippians 4:13

God always sees what is inside of us. We all have gifts, talents and opportunities that He can shape into miraculous moments. We must stop looking at what we don’t have and start looking at what God can do in our lives.

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.

Can God Lead You to Self-Discovery

May 20, 2009 by  
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There are hundreds of self-help books on the shelves today about self-awareness or self-discovery. More people take time off every year from their normal lives so that they can “find themselves.” In fact, it has even become somewhat of a joke that people going through a mid-life crisis are trying to find themselves – as though they misplaced who they are!

But it isn’t always a joke. True self-discovery is crucial to being comfortable in our own skins and is a key element of being a successful Christian. God wants us to understand ourselves, not in a selfish way, but in the sense that we must understand our place in His creation and His plan if we are too be fully appreciative of Him. We can’t know God without knowing ourselves, because we are His children!

Through the ages, many people have recognized this and prayed for the awareness to understand themselves better. St. Augustine asked God to guide him toward self-discovery centuries ago:

Grant, Lord, that I may know myself that I may know Thee.”

St. Augustine

Self-discovery is about learning not only who you are, but what part you hold in God’s plan. He didn’t create you in order to simply take up space! He has a purpose especially for you, and until you go on the journey of self-discovery, you can’t understand what your role is. After all, how can you fulfill the destiny God has for you unless you know what gifts you can use to achieve that destiny? Just as important is the flip side of self-discovery – awareness of your faults. Knowing what causes you to stumble and fall is crucial to success in any endeavor, but never more so than when you are seeking God.

The unfolding of your words gives light; it imparts understanding to the simple.”

Psalm 119:130

When you search for me, you will find me: if you seek me with all your heart.”So self-discovery goes both ways – God can help you achieve it, and the more self-aware you are, the closer you can draw to God. How wonderful that God has created this unique dynamic for us!

Ask God Questions to Discover Your True Self

God will always be there when we come to Him with questions. He wants us to ask questions so that He can give us the right answers and guide us in the right paths, so don’t be afraid to ask when you’re seeking your true self.

Why am I here?·

What do you want me to do with my life?·

What do you want me to learn?·

How do I overcome my fears, self-doubts and insecurities?·

What steps do I need to take to further understand myself and God?

All of the questions above can be taken to God in prayer. Whenever you talk to God, you learn a bit more about yourself. You can discover ways to overcome your flaws when you lay them down before Him. You can understand better how to use the gifts He has given you and will be able to manage them better.

When you begin the journey of self-discovery through God, never be afraid of what you find out about yourself! God made you distinctive for a reason! Finding out what that reason is and following the plan God has for you is the greatest form of self-discovery there is !

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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Christian Articles for Christian Living Today

March 16, 2009 by  
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Christian articles that will inspire, encourage, give hope and teach you how to live a Christian Life for today. Share these Christian articles with your family, friends, colleagues and others. May each Christian article be a blessing to you. No matter where you are in life, God Will Always Be There For You. God is preparing you for greater things. Experience God’s love and power in Your Life Today !