The Power of Fasting

April 9, 2012 by  
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Reading for the Day – Isaiah 58:6

“Is not this the fast that I have chosen: to loose the bonds of wickedness, to undo the bands of the yoke, to let the oppressed go free, and that you break every [enslaving] yoke?”

Fasting is not about food. It is about your heart, your relations with God and about freedom. Fasting as a part of religious ceremony has no power. When it is done as some religious routine, it misses out on the most important aspect: spiritual freedom and repentance.

True fasting, pleasant to God is the fasting of heart. You do not just set aside your body to stay away from food. You set aside your heart and time to pray, search your heart and life out and get cleaned and purified. The power of fasting comes not from food or hunger. It comes from finding the revelation from God, learning His will and getting His power to manifest through your life more fully.

In the Scriptures God says that we should tear our hearts, not our clothes, when we cry out to Him. Abstinence from food should not viewed as the essence of fasting. That is not where its power comes from.

The essence of fasting is your faith and open heart before God, it’s your humility and crying out for help. When we acknowledge our own weakness before God, He replaces it with His strength and power.

Prayer suggestion: When fasting, pray to the Lord to show you, where you have hidden offenses or hard feelings against people. His power can set you free from all the bitterness and lead to victory over any circumstance or illness that come against you.

Robert Moment is a spiritual life coach, personal growth strategist, speaker and author of several life-transforming books including Faith – Living Your Life Fully and Freely Without Fear and Christian Women- Blessed Wherever You Go. Robert specializes in maximizing human potential for purpose, happiness and success. Visit http://www.ChristianInspirational.org and sign-up for the FREE life-changing 7 day online e-course titled, Christian Living.

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Taking Every Thought Captive

April 2, 2012 by  
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Reading for the Day – 2 Corinthians 10:5

“Refute arguments and theories and reasonings and every proud and lofty thing that sets itself up against the [true] knowledge of God; and we lead every thought and purpose away captive into the obedience of Christ (the Messiah, the Anointed One)”

Our thoughts can come from different sources. Some people believe that their thoughts are private and just theirs. This is not so. The word Devil, the name of evil one, comes from the Greek word “diabolos”. This word means: the one, who throws ideas of thought. This means, that some of those thoughts in your head are not yours. They can come right from your enemy.

Just think about this: did you ever started to pray and then caught yourself at musing on things, far away from your prayer subject. Then, you get amazed: how did I ever get there, thinking of those things? You simple got led away and distracted through thoughts.

Some of our thoughts may plainly be sinful. They may lead us into self condemnation. We feel so unworthy of God and start to be drawn away from Him by those thoughts. So, taking  them captive into obedience to Christ is one of the essential skills for Christians.

The first step is to understand that those thoughts are not yours, until you accept them. No need for self condemnation. The next step is to refuse to accept them. Take the power over them in the name of Christ and cast them away. You have been empowered to do that.

Prayer suggestion: Pray to the Lord, so He would give you insight on the thoughts and understanding on which thoughts are not yours and come from the evil one.

Robert Moment is a spiritual life coach, personal growth strategist, speaker and author of several life-transforming books including Faith – Living Your Life Fully and Freely Without Fear and Christian Women- Blessed Wherever You Go. Robert specializes in maximizing human potential for purpose, happiness and success. Visit http://www.ChristianInspirational.org and sign-up for the FREE life-changing 7 day online e-course titled, Christian Living.

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Surrendering All to God

March 29, 2012 by  
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Reading for the Day

Phil 1:6

“And I am convinced and sure of this very thing, that He Who began a good work in you will continue until the day of Jesus Christ [right up to the time of His return], developing [that good work] and perfecting and bringing it to full completion in you.”

Surrendering all to God is not a simple and easy thing to do. It is difficult, because surrendering means giving up. In our culture we are not taught to give up easily. We are mostly taught to hold on to things and press on to get, what we want. But, this is not how it works with God.

The truth is that He is the one, who is control. When you surrender to God – your life, your family, or other circumstances, – you have to give up the control over them to Him. It is like you are no longer stirring your own car. You give the wheel to someone else. You are not in charge any more.

This does not mean you have to give up on your life and surrender to all the negative things or circumstances in it. God is the only one we should give up or surrender to. And, we have a good reason to do so: He loves us! He is the one, we can trust. And, He is in control of the entire Universe around us. The only thing He is NOT in control of is what’s inside you, of your soul. He cannot and will not surrender your soul to Himself without your permission. He has given you the free will and will not break it.

Just imagine the One, Who is in control of the hurricanes, mountains, of heaven and earth, but not of your soul. It is only up to you to surrender it to Him and let Him do the good work in you and perfect you.

Prayer suggestion: Humble yourself to the Lord and let Him take over your soul and spirit in your prayer. He will not hurt you. Ask Him to build up your trust to Him.

Robert Moment is a spiritual life coach, personal growth strategist, speaker and author of several life-transforming books including Faith – Living Your Life Fully and Freely Without Fear and Christian Women- Blessed Wherever You Go. Robert specializes in maximizing human potential for purpose, happiness and success. Visit http://www.ChristianInspirational.org and sign-up for the FREE life-changing 7 day online e-course titled, Christian Living.

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Equipped for the Valley

March 27, 2012 by  
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Reading for the Day

Psalms 84:6
“Passing through the Valley of Weeping (Baca), they make it a place of springs; the early rain also fills [the pools] with blessings.”

We all have low seasons in our lives. Those times, when nothing seems to be happening or worse, when bad things come our way. How do you get equipped for those valleys in your life? By building up your trust and relationships with God in the high seasons.

Most people tend to turn to God, when things do not look so good in their lives. However, the key is to learn to turn to God, when everything is just perfect in your life. Those high times may draw us away from God, as we do not seem to need Him so badly, as in the low times.

If you can keep your faith up in God during good seasons of your life, you can get yourself fully equipped for the valley. This way, you will not only come through it, but you will turn your valley of weeping into the valley of blessing and joy. You would have not just enough strength to hold on, but to get up and change things for better.

However, it all starts in your private prayer room during the good times of your life. Do not close that room and forsake it, waiting for low season to come. Work on your relationships with God, build them up and stay strong and dependent on Him.

Prayer suggestion: Ask the Lord to speak to your heart in all times: good and bad. Ask Him to teach you to trust your life to Him, when things go well for you. Then, you won’t have to go through a crash course in trust, once you hit the valley.

Robert Moment is a spiritual life coach, personal growth strategist, speaker and author of several life-transforming books including Faith – Living Your Life Fully and Freely Without Fear and Christian Women- Blessed Wherever You Go. Robert specializes in maximizing human potential for purpose, happiness and success. Visit http://www.ChristianInspirational.org and sign-up for the FREE life-changing 7 day online e-course titled, Christian Living.

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Finding Contentment

March 21, 2012 by  
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Reading for the Day

Phil 1:21 – “For me to live is Christ [His life in me], and to die is gain [the gain of the glory of eternity].”

1 Tim 6:8 – “But if we have food and clothing, with these we shall be content (satisfied).”

Many people today feel discontent in life. From the very childhood we are told, who we should be or what we should look like. This brings up a strong desire in people to be someone else. They follow movie or music stars in their way of life, appearance and even beliefs. Many of us let TV and public opinion tell us, who we are and form our self perception or self esteem.

Those are the roots of discontent, unhappiness and even depression. Apostle Paul, who wrote these words in Philippians, had a very different life and self perception. He did not want to be anybody else. He was not discontent with who he was or what he had.

He learned to be happy with having enough food and clothes for life. How different this is from the way of life, widely advertised in our modern society. And still, Paul has discovered the only way to perfect contentment. He found Christ and he has found his own self in Christ. He was able to understand, who he was in Christ and what was the purpose of his life in Christ. This is the best and happiest place to be.

Paul’s self esteem or self perception no longer depended on other people. It even did not depend on his own opinion or performance. He knew, he was fully accepted by Christ and in Christ, no matter how well or how poorly  he has performed. He was loved, accepted and esteemed high by God. The rest did not really matter. This security in love is the only way to contentment in life.

Prayer Suggestion: Pray that the Lord would show you His love for you. Pray that you would feel accepted and find out who you are in Christ and find peace of mind and contentment of heart in your life.

Robert Moment is a spiritual life coach, personal growth strategist, speaker and author of several life-transforming books including  Faith – Living Your Life Fully and Freely Without Fear and Christian Women- Blessed Wherever You Go. Robert specializes in maximizing human potential for purpose, happiness and success. Visit http://www.ChristianInspirational.org and sign-up for the FREE life-changing 7 day online e-course titled, Christian Living.

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The Trap of Discouragement

March 14, 2012 by  
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Reading for the Day – Matthew 5:3

Amplified Bible (AMP) Blessed (happy, to be envied, and spiritually prosperous–with life-joy and satisfaction in God‘s favor and salvation, regardless of their outward conditions) are the poor in spirit (the humble, who rate themselves insignificant), for theirs is the kingdom of heaven!”

No doubt, such virtues as humility or ‘poverty of spirit’ are listed among the top virtues of Christianity. However, sometimes we tend to confuse those godly things with demonic ones. Instead of humility we fall into discouragement; instead of poverty of spirit, which leads to complete reliance on God, we fall into low self esteem and depression.

There is an easy way to distinct true godly humility from discouragement that comes from the evil one. When you humble yourself to God, you become filled with His joy, power and ability to act and fulfill His will in your life. At this, your circumstances cannot keep you back from following Him.

When you get trapped by discouragement, it immobilizes you. You become downcast, feel depressed and unable to do anything, even in the most favorable circumstances. So, discouragement is a trap devil wants you to fall into. This way, he can keep you away from doing God’s will in your life and bearing fruit for His Kingdom.

Prayer Suggestion: Pray to the Lord, so He would give you wisdom to see the difference between godly humility, true poverty of spirit and devilish trap of discouragement. Pray for the Lord to open up your spiritual eyes to see the riches of His glory and the might of His power in you to do His will and to overcome any trap or stronghold on your way.

Robert Moment is a spiritual life coach, personal growth strategist, speaker and author of several life-transforming books including  Faith – Living Your Life Fully and Freely Without Fear and Christian Women- Blessed Wherever You Go. Robert specializes in maximizing human potential for purpose, happiness and success. Visit http://www.ChristianInspirational.org and sign-up for the FREE life-changing 7 day online e-course titled, Christian Living.

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Trials and Joy

March 8, 2012 by  
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Reading for the Day 2 Peter 2:9

“…the Lord knows how to rescue the godly out of temptations and trials”

Trials are a natural part of our life. None of us can escape them. However, the way we endure or go through trials makes a great difference. Some people, falling into trials start complaining. This is the way to getting bitter and ungrateful in life. Others fall into depression, when facing trials in life. You risk  losing more, than is necessary, going through tough times in your life.

The best way to go through trials, since we have to, is to go through them with faith in your heart. Even if we do not understand why or what is going on in our lives, we can always be sure, the Lord knows everything and stays in control. Always. He knows how to guide us out of those trials and temptations.

Preserving hopeful and grateful attitude, when being tried in life, you benefit greatly. This way, you can learn your lesson and upgrade to a new level of faith and new quality of life, after being tried and tested. Attitude is one of the core things to attend to during trials. This is what can keep you filled with joy, instead of sorrow. Joy and hope in the Lord are the things, that cannot be stolen from us, unless we let them to be stolen.

Prayer Suggestion: When you get into trials, do not start asking questions in prayer. Rather pray for your faith to be strengthened. You may not understand why, but you know WHO is in control. Pray for the joy of the Lord to strengthen you and show you the way out of any situation.

Robert Moment is a spiritual life coach, personal growth strategist, speaker and author of several life-transforming books including  Faith – Living Your Life Fully and Freely Without Fear and Christian Women- Blessed Wherever You Go. Robert specializes in maximizing human potential for purpose, happiness and success. Visit http://www.ChristianInspirational.org and sign-up for the FREE life-changing 7 day online e-course titled, Christian Living.

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How To Pray- 7 Steps to Answered Prayers

March 8, 2012 by  
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What is your greatest need? Learn the Powerful 7 Steps to Answered Prayers that will transform your prayer life forever.

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Christian Faith for Every Problem You are Facing in Life

March 8, 2012 by  
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Christian Faith will teach you how faith in God works to help you overcome your problems and get through the storms of life, storm in your finances, your marriage, your health, your employment, your relationships, your housing, and other storms. Trust in God to see you through the storms of life by choosing faith over fear.

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Nothing is Impossible with God

March 5, 2012 by  
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Reading for the Day  - Matthew 19:26 

But Jesus looked at them and said, With men this is impossible, but all things are possible with God

People always have dreams. This is one of the most sacred parts of our beings. And, the best dreams are those, which are impossible to come true. They are the best, not only because they are the most fanciful. They are the best, because these dreams can become possible with God. They drive us to faith and relationships with God. And, I believe, those dreams are inspired by God Himself.

People say: you can’t hop over your own head. That is true, but it is not needed for attaining impossible things in life. Instead of hopping over one’s head, we should bow down before God. He is the author of all impossible things, but He is not the author of our limits.

He puts many challenges before us, just because He wants us to overcome those limits by putting trust in Him and start “walking on the water”. So, if there is a noble and burning desire in your heart, but everything around  you says it is impossible,  believe in God, know, there nothing impossible with God. He is not the author of your limits. He wants you to expand, but  do it in such a way, that His name would be glorified.

Prayer suggestion: Seeking to do impossible, do not seek glory for yourself. In your prayer, humble yourself before God and acknowledge your limits. Then, ask Him to help you do the impossible, giving all the glory to  Him and His mighty power.

Robert Moment is a spiritual life coach, personal growth strategist, speaker and author of several life-transforming books including  Faith – Living Your Life Fully and Freely Without Fear and Christian Women- Blessed Wherever You Go. Robert specializes in maximizing human potential for purpose, happiness and success. Visit http://www.ChristianInspirational.org and sign-up for the FREE life-changing 7 day online e-course titled, Christian Living.

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