God Has Been Waiting On You

October 21, 2009 by  
Filed under Christian Articles, God's Love

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  
Filed under Christian Articles

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 What Do I Need to Change About Me Today?

October 9, 2009 by  
Filed under Christian Devotionals

Reading for the day: Psalm 51:10-12

Create in me a clean heart, O God.
Renew a loyal spirit within me.
11 Do not banish me from your presence,
and don’t take your Holy Spirit from me.

12 Restore to me the joy of your salvation,
and make me willing to obey you.

King David knew when he had displeased the Lord. His first act was to repent and ask God to change his heart. Maybe you are like King David today.

Repentance and change are not one-time acts. As long as you live in a fallen world, repentance is needed to keep us shining for Christ. It is easy for our stars to get tarnished especially when we decide that our way is better than God’s choice for us. It will happen from time to time because we are human.

The great thing about God is that He is always ready to forgive when we come to Him in heartfelt repentance. But, repentance has to be followed by a change to be genuine. To do that, you have to recognize within yourself that living in bondage (a slave to your sinful nature) is worse than living in freedom through Christ.

Each day brings a new opportunity to “renew your mind.” Change the way you think and act by staying connected to God and in tune with the Holy Spirit. Is God asking you to change some aspect of your life? If so, get to it. The rewards will far outweigh anything you would get by holding on to sin.

Prayer Suggestion: Lord, reveal to me any hidden sin in my life. Help me to obey and not fight as you work to wash me clean.

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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Learning to Experience God Every Day

October 7, 2009 by  
Filed under Christian Devotionals

Reading for the day: Romans 12: 9-21

“Don’t just pretend to love others. Really love them. Hate what is wrong. Hold tightly to what is good. 10 Love each other with genuine affection, and take delight in honoring each other. 11 Never be lazy, but work hard and serve the Lord enthusiastically.12 Rejoice in our confident hope. Be patient in trouble, and keep on praying.”

Our lives are so chaotic at times. If it is not our activities that are running us around it is our family. Sometimes, you have to stop and smell the roses to appreciate why you are alive. It’s not to run ourselves ragged everyday for sure.

Being busy with tasks, even godly ones, can make us too busy for God. God, where were you when I was caught in traffic or struggling to make dinner after a hectic day? Does that sound like you? God was waiting for you to slow down so He could spend time with you.

The above scriptures are only three of the thirteen mentioned in the daily reading. The idea here is ways to imitate Christ in your life. Just the first few verses sounds like a lot to do. You are used to doing a lot but this task list won’t make you tired but aware of God’s goodness all around you.

Try it. When you serve God on your job or thank Him that you have a tank of gas in traffic or bless Him for the bounty of food in your home, you gain a new perspective on the day. God thought enough of you to make you aware of His love at every turn.

Prayer Suggestion: Make a conscious effort to thank God throughout the day for the evidence of Him in your life.

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.