God Says You Got What It Takes

November 13, 2009 by  
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Reading for the Day: Philippians 4:12-13

“I know how to live on almost nothing or with everything. I have learned the secret of living in every situation, whether it is with a full stomach or empty, with plenty or little. For I can do everything through Christ, who gives me strength.”

In life, you will have days that you feel unsure of yourself. It could be the fear of failure or even the fear of success. You don’t know if you have what it takes to do the job before you. Because we are human beings, this kind of thought pattern creeps into our daily living for Christ.

Even when God gives us something to do, we quietly question His logic in our minds. But you are not the first. Moses did the same thing. He stuttered when He spoke and questioned God at the burning bush for choosing Him to lead Israel out of captivity in Egypt.

Gideon questioned God’s choice when he was asked to fight the Midianites. He remarked that he was the least of his house in the smallest tribe of the twelve (Manasseh). That sounds like some of us.

It may be natural to doubt, but God comes prepared. He gives us one thing that makes all the difference – the Holy Spirit. He works from the outside in to prepare us for what God wants us to do. No matter what God places before you, you have what it takes to overcome the circumstances.

Prayer Suggestions: Take His strength as your own. Ask Him to protect your mind from negative thoughts that stop you from achieving His goals and reaping the bountiful blessings.

Robert Moment is an inspirational life-changing leader, business 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, power, joy, peace and prosperity.  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. Copyright ©  2009 by Robert Moment. All rights reserved. You may forward this article in its entirety to anyone you wish.

God has Wired Us All So Differently

November 11, 2009 by  
Filed under Christian Devotionals

Reading for the Day: 1 Corinthians 12: 4-6

“There are different kinds of spiritual gifts, but the same Spirit is the source of them all. There are different kinds of service, but we serve the same Lord. God works in different ways, but it is the same God who does the work in all of us.”

Have you ever been told that you are different? It may have hurt at first. The goal of every person seems to be conformity. No one wants to “stick out” in the crowd.

God challenges us to not conform but allow Him to transform us with His purpose. For want of being the same, people have taken their lives, committed crimes and denied associations. Look at Peter. He didn’t want to be associated with Jesus so he denied knowing Him to the crowd.

God did not create us all to be the same. The apostle Paul tells compares believers to a giant body. The body has different parts that must work together so that the entire body can move. Without the feet you couldn’t walk. Without the head, you couldn’t do anything.

Further on in the chapter, Paul talks about the gifts that God gives to us through the Spirit. The main point here is that the Spirit decides who receives what gift. If God has taken such care to choose who you will be, who are you to deny that in the face of mankind?

It is an honor to be loved and used by God. The fact that such an awesome God can use us is monumental. Your contribution in this life is important to Him. When people peg you as different, just smile and tell God “thank you.”

Prayer Suggestions: Ask God to show you who He wants you to be.

Robert Moment is an inspirational life-changing leader, business 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, power, joy, peace and prosperity.  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. Copyright ©  2009 by Robert Moment. All rights reserved. You may forward this article in its entirety to anyone you wish.

God is Our Supreme Giver

September 25, 2009 by  
Filed under Christian Articles, God's Love

No one can beat God at giving. He gave the ultimate for us – His Son. There is a lesson that can be learned from His example.

Actually there is more than one lesson to be learned here. First of all, society has a warped sense of what it means to give. They tout giving on Christmas, Easter and birthdays but not much else. When you give at other times it is either to benefit you or for the media value.

That sounds harsh but it is true. Even giving to good causes is a fashion statement. Giving because you desire to help another is not a natural thing. How could it be? Because we were born into sin, it goes against our human nature to do any good without selfish motives.

It’s a good thing that God came to save us. Without Jesus, we’d be lost to Satan who does nothing for anyone else but cause pain. Living in this life without any hope in sight would be a fate worse than death.

God could have been like the world if He wanted to. The people He sent Jesus to ridiculed, beat and wanted to kill Him. In one fell swoop, He could have wiped us out and spared Jesus death on the cross. He didn’t and we are still here.

That would have been the easy way out. Humanity wouldn’t have learned a thing about God or living for Him. Instead, He gave us Jesus’ example in His Word. As you read it, ask the Holy Spirit to help you to understand exactly what the words are saying.

In God’s world, giving to others equals eternal and temporal reward. Eternally, we are storing “treasures” in heaven. Each male and female must stand before God one day and give account for their life. What you do for His glory is to your credit.

Temporally, God does bless those who bless others. The things that He gives to us in our lives are on loan. God gave you your home, clothing, food and other amenities you enjoy on a daily basis. As such, we are to bless others around us with His gracious bounty. No, you can’t take it with you, but you can enjoy it while you are here.

Giving does not just mean your possessions (including money). Sometimes, giving money is the easy way out of doing something more for someone who needs it. Give your time, talents, love and understanding. It is a little piece of God that we share with others. Best of all, God has enough of everything good to refill us when we give all we have.

When God gives us something, have you noticed that it is definitely “top shelf”? He does nothing half way. What He blesses you with is going to be fabulous.

That is what we need to give to others and also back to God. Too many of us are willing to give our castoffs to others and expect them to be grateful. The point of giving is to part with something that has meaning. That way, it comes from the heart.

Jesus gave His time, His healing gift, His love and His understanding until He was spent. When your car has traveled over lots of miles, you head to the gas station to refuel. When your spiritual meter gets low, you head back to the Bible and prayer to refuel. If you haven’t had to refuel in a while, you aren’t giving nearly enough to others.

The blessings that God gives can never be matched. He gives the best fruit: peace, kindness, goodness, joy, love, self-control, faithfulness, gentleness and patience. And, don’t forget His unblemished lamb – Jesus. Jesus said in the Sermon on the Mount that if we seek God’s kingdom first, everything else that we need will be provided.

Give until it hurts and then give some more. God will sustain you with more blessings when you give for His glory to those in need of His presence.

Additional Scriptures:

“Give, and you will receive. Your gift will return to you in full—pressed down, shaken together to make room for more, running over, and poured into your lap. The amount you give will determine the amount you get back.”

-          Luke 6:38

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“But when you give to someone in need, don’t let your left hand know what your right hand is doing. Give your gifts in private, and your Father, who sees everything, will reward you.”

-          Matthew 6:3-4

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.

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