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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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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Christian Women – Be Inspired and Be Blessed

January 7, 2012 by  
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Robert Moment is a life-transforming inspirational life coach , speaker and author of highly acclaimed inspirational book, Christian Women-Blessed Wherever You Go. Robert specializes in maximizing human potential for purpose , happiness and success.

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The Power of Patience

October 27, 2011 by  
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Reading for the Day – Ecclesiastes 7:8
The end of a matter is better than its beginning, and patience is better than pride.

 

All our actions lead to consequences. However, sometimes, it feels like we have done nothing bad or nothing good, but still reap certain consequences in our lives. Where do those come from? They come from our attitude. Both pride and patience are the attitudes, with which we handle matters. A bad attitude, such as pride, is a like a nice looking apple, rotten inside.

The same is true about patience. Sometimes, we may bear circumstances or people with great patience and please God. But, at other times, we seem to be doing a good thing by just being patient, but reap bad consequences. Why would that happen? Because there are times, when patience ceases to be a virtue.

You do have to be patient, waiting upon the Lord or doing good to those, who treat you poorly. But, when devil gets rampant in your life, when thing go down, when your kids ruin their lives and you stand aside and patiently wait for all this to end, patience is not a virtue anymore.

Sometimes, we really have to get angry. We have to put an end to things, take an initiative and change things for better. Patience is a virtue, when it goes hand in hand with responsibility. If you take God given responsibility for yourself, for your family, for your church, for your city and for your nation, then you work with patience and pray with patience to change things for better. And, things do change. You reap good consequences of your patience in your life, in your family and in your world.

If you just stand there and wait, thinking you are exercising in patience, watching the world and your life with it going to hell, you reap bad consequences of not taking up your responsibility. So, know where and how to be patient.

 Prayer Suggestion: Pray to the Lord to show you, where you are truly patient and need to persevere, and where you might be just hiding behind the patience and shunning your responsibility.

Robert Moment is a life-transforming inspirational life coach , speaker and author of highly acclaimed inspirational book, 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 online Bible Study titled,  Christian Living.

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God Loves Extreme Cases

October 12, 2011 by  
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Reading for the Day : Acts 9:13-15 (NIV)

“Lord,” Ananias answered, “I have heard many reports about this man [Paul] and all the harm he has done to your holy people in Jerusalem. And he has come here with authority from the chief priests to arrest all who call on your name.” But the Lord said to Ananias, “Go! This man is my chosen instrument to proclaim my name to the Gentiles and their kings and to the people of Israel.”

A chosen instrument. Paul, at the time called Saul, was “still breathing threats and murder against the disciples of the Lord.” Paul’s mission was to stop the spread of Christianity. Yet God chose him. God chose him to bring the Gospel to the Gentiles, to perform miracles, to preach, and to write thirteen books of the Bible.

Obviously, God’s got a thing for extreme cases. An extreme case makes for an extreme testimony. God does not consult with our past to determine our future. If He did, He would have precious few, if any, servants in this world.

In Mark 2:17, Jesus said, “It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick. I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners.” Jesus didn’t come to Earth to collect all the perfect people. He came to save the people who need Him. And the more pain we’ve suffered, the more mistakes we’ve made, the more baggage we carry, the more we need Him.

God cannot use a person who does not need Him. He loves and glorifies those who love and glorify Him. If you are an extreme case, you have a spot in the Kingdom of God. In fact, it was created just for you!

In 1 Timothy, Paul writes,

“Even though I was once a blasphemer and a persecutor and a violent man, I was shown mercy.” Even when you are broken, when you’ve messed up, when you’re discouraged, when you think He can’t love you – He does. He always will.

 Prayer Suggestion:

Dear Heavenly Father, Thank you for loving me. Thank you for second chances. Let me always remember that You do have time for me. Please use me Lord. Make me better. Use my past to make me stronger for You.  In Jesus Name, Amen.

Robert Moment is a life-transforming inspirational life coach , speaker and author of highly acclaimed inspirational book, 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 online Bible Study titled,  Christian Living.

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God Knows Our Needs

October 6, 2011 by  
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Reading for the Day : Matthew 6:8b (NIV)

Your Father knows what you need before you ask him.
 

Before time began, God knew you. The Creator of the universe, the God who holds power over death, could see through eternity and knew you, long before you ever knew yourself. It’s almost too much to think about, isn’t it?

And God knows what we need, and He promises to meet those needs, to take care of us. Yet so often, we make one of two mistakes. Either we think our needs are too small, or we think they are too big. Oftentimes, we think our petty little issues can’t compare to the hunger and violence and oppression in the world, so we don’t want to “bother God with it.” But we are wrong in this assumption. God wants to be bothered. He asks us to bring our needs to Him in prayer. Likewise, it is wrong of us to assume that a request is too big for God. One woman was told that it was foolish to pray about her terminal cancer. Yet she did, and she was healed.

God knows our innermost thoughts, our wants, our desires. He knows our hearts. And He wants us to direct all of these things toward Him. Matthew 6 tells us not to worry about what we will eat, drink, or wear. Jesus says, “Your Heavenly Father knows that you need these things. But seek first His kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.”

God knows our needs and He is just waiting for us to honor and glorify Him by asking Him to meet these needs.

Prayer Suggestion:

Heavenly Father,

Thank you for meeting my needs. Thank you for the food that I eat, the roof over my head, the clothes on my body. Thank you for taking care of me. Help me to trust you and to bring all of my needs to You first. In Jesus Name, Amen.

Robert Moment is a life-transforming inspirational life coach , speaker and author of highly acclaimed inspirational book, 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 online Bible Study titled,  Christian Living.

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God Looks at Our Motives

September 1, 2010 by  
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Reading for the Day: Proverbs 16:1-2

We can make our own plans,
but the Lord gives the right answer.

People may be pure in their own eyes,
but the Lord examines their motives.

No one likes lie detector tests. They have a way of revealing what we would like to keep hidden. It is precisely those hidden things that God looks for. There are people who have devised ways to fool the lie detectors but you can’t fool God at all.

Motivation is important. On one hand, it helps you continue on in a task until you succeed. It can mean the difference between success and failure. On the other hand, motivation can lead to poor decisions that take us down dangerous roads in life. Those who take that tack often call it “self-preservation.”

God is not swayed by any of that. King David asked God to search his mind and know his thoughts. For most of us, that is the very place we don’t want God to be. We say one thing but do another. David was coming clean with God because he wanted to be understood just as much as he wanted to understand God.

The mind is the last frontier. It is here that God works to change not only what we do but why we do it. The Word of God says that He loves a cheerful giver. If you give to others to gain attention instead of obedience, He will know and it will not be credited to you as righteousness.

Prayer Suggestions: Ask God to show you when your motives aren’t pure. Then, allow Him to work to change them.

Robert Moment is a personal growth strategist and inspirational life coach. Author of highly acclaimed book, God Will Always Be There For You. Robert is very passionate about teaching individuals how to experience God’s love, joy, peace, power and prosperity in their lives. Visit http://www.ChristianInspirational.org and sign-up for the FREE life-changing online bible study titled, Christian Living. Follow me on Twitter www.twitter.com/Christiansfaith.

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Seek God’s Face First

August 30, 2010 by  
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We all have an order to our lives, don’t we? When we get up we have a routine and when we tackle different situations, we have a certain way that we do things. When you come to God, there is a method as well.

A method, you say? Yes, God has order to His life and, as a father, He wants to teach order to His children. If you are a parent then you know what I am talking about.

God is not necessarily hard to understand, but many people have such strong misconceptions that they blame Him when they don’t get what they want.

Let’s begin at the beginning. God is a spirit and those who worship Him must worship Him in spirit and in truth. That means we must meet Him where He resides. So, in order to worship Him or communicate with Him in spirit, we need His spirit within us. But, we’ll get back to that in a minute.

Realize this: God is not a genie. When we want something He doesn’t just show up to grant our wish. He does all of the work and we get none of the responsibility. Sounds good? Wrong!

If you have ever watched your kids or the kids of your friends, they don’t take very good care of things that they didn’t sweat and toil over. When you have a personal stake invested, then you take better care of those things. There is a lesson here and God is all about lessons that help us to grow mentally, emotionally and spiritually.

If you are treating God like your own personal genie, then you have missed the point of the relationship process and are selling yourself short. God is loving, caring, powerful, protective, prosperous, loyal and a good listener. There are many other awesome characteristics but there is not room here to record them all.

God wants to get to know you and desires for you to understand Him. When you do, He can show you the deepest reaches of Himself. The revelations will bless your soul and your life.

As humans, there is something innately lacking in our lives. It is the place where God is supposed to reside. That missing puzzle piece is returned to its space when we give our lives back to Him. That starts by asking Him to come into your heart. That invites the Holy Spirit to come into your life and get to work on your life from the inside out.

You might say that you need help with a problem right away and that is what God is for, but you couldn’t be farther from the truth. God knows everything that you need in your life. He wants us to talk to Him about it because it shows that we trust our issues to Him.

But, remember what we said about how you view something that you have a vested interest in? When God helps you to solve your problems you learn. He is to be your first stop when you have a problem and not the last resort. We always encounter many more problems than we needed to when we do that.

Additional Scriptures:

And it is impossible to please God without faith. Anyone who wants to come to him must believe that God exists and that he rewards those who sincerely seek him.

-          Hebrews 11:6

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But from there you will search again for the Lord your God. And if you search for him with all your heart and soul, you will find him.

-          Deuteronomy 4:29

Robert Moment is a personal growth strategist and inspirational life coach. Author of highly acclaimed book, God Will Always Be There For You. Robert is passionate about teaching individuals how to experience God’s love, peace, joy , power and prosperity in their lives. Visit http://www.ChristianInspirational.org and sign-up for the FREE life-changing online bible study titled, Christian Living. Follow me on Twitter www.twitter.com/Christiansfaith.

God Knows Your Situation

August 27, 2010 by  
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Reading for the Day: Psalm 139:16

You saw me before I was born.
Every day of my life was recorded in your book.
Every moment was laid out
before a single day had passed.

Would it surprise you to know that the one person that knows all about you is God? There is nothing that we can ever hide from Him. It states earlier in the same psalm that darkness is just the same as light to Him. That means that God can see in the dark without the benefit of night vision goggles!

As humans, we desire closeness with others. We want someone else to share the journey on this Earth with whether a love interest, family or a dear friend. This covers the three types of love talked about in the Bible: Eros, agape and philos, respectively.

It is through the second, agape, that God sees and cares what happens to us. His unconditional love is just like that of a parent. When we go through trials and tribulations, He is affected also. He sheds tears when we are hurt. He laughs when we are joyful.

So, it would stand to reason that there is not a situation in our lives that would either surprise Him or deter Him from helping us. Trouble that comes our way due to our actions has consequences but God is there to also restore us and make sure we understand the lesson. When it is no fault of our own, He picks us up and carries us through the storm.

Prayer Suggestions: Don’t hesitate to tell God everything that is going on – He already knows anyway. Your confession is a sign that you trust Him.

Robert Moment is a personal growth strategist and inspirational life coach. Author of highly acclaimed book , God Will Always Be There For You. Robert is very passionate about teaching individuals how to experience God’s love, peace, joy, power and prosperity in their lives. Visit http://www.ChristianInspirational.org and sign-up for the FREE life-changing online bible study titled, Christian Living. Follow me on Twitter www.twitter.com/ChristiansFaith.

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