Will God Speak to Me

June 22, 2009 by  
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As we seek God’s guidance, we sometimes think it would be nice if we could hear Him clearly.  We find ourselves hoping for our own “burning bush” to point us in the right direction.  Does God still speak to us today?

The answer is a resounding, “Yes!  God does speak to us!”  But sometimes we don’t hear because we are listening for the wrong thing.  There isn’t always a clear and easy to understand answer, and most of us will never actually “hear” God’s voice in our ears.  But he speaks to us daily through our prayers, through Scripture, through our consciences and through the events He orchestrates to teach us and help us to grow spiritually.

Are you so busy listening for a voice in the night that you are missing opportunities to receive God’s word in the world around you?

God’s desire is for us to willingly wait until He is ready to reveal His Word, but we are often in a hurry, and may misinterpret or convince ourselves that He has told us something just because it is what we want to hear!  Don’t act in haste because you are tired of waiting for God to speak to you.  Seek his counsel and wait for His instruction to guide you, otherwise you may miss out on God’s finest and very best because you’ve taken a shortcut.

God speaks to us in many ways.  He speaks through His Word, our conscience, and the events around us.

“Call to Me and I will answer you, and I will tell you great and mighty things, which you do not know.”

- Jeremiah 33:3

The Bible is filled with God speaking His Word.  This is literally the revealed Word of God, and is just as relevant today as it was thousands of years ago.  God is eternal and so are His Words!  They do not change with the passage of time, so if you want to hear Him speaking clearly, read His Word.

“All Scripture is God-created and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.”

- 2 Timothy 3:16-17

Our conscience is one of the most profound ways that God speaks to us today.  Think about it – whenever your conscience bothers you, isn’t it because you’ve done something that is contrary to God’s word?  That is because God, in His infinite love for us, has given each of us a conscience that nudges our souls and tells us when we are wrong, gently guiding us back to the path God has laid out for us.  He is the voice of love speaking inside our souls!

The challenges we face, the hardships we bear and the triumphs we experience are all part of God speaking to us.  Through the circumstances we face each day, God is changing us and helping us to mature spiritually.  As we draw closer to God, we will realize that He has been there all along.

But to truly hear God’s Word, we must not look for ways to further our own agendas.  We must be seeking His will for us. The more we seek after what God has planned for us, the more He will speak to us, whether through His Holy Word, through the voice of others, or through our consciences.  We cannot expect revelation or demand that God speak to us – He will speak when the need is there, and if we are actively seeking Him, we will hear His words in our heart and soul.  Sometimes He speaks to us quickly, other times we must wait quietly upon His word to be revealed in the time He knows is right and proper for us.

God promises in the Bible that He speaks through Christ and will speak to all who listen earnestly for His voice:

“Behold, I stand at the door and knock; if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him.”

Revelations 3:20

Are you listening for God’s word?  Will you open the door and let Him in?

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

How to Reach Your Potential

June 19, 2009 by  
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“ Your belief , obedience and faith in God can produce any future you want in life”
- Robert Moment

“ Your belief , obedience and faith in God can produce any future you want in life”
- Robert Moment

It’s natural to want to achieve success in life.  Although we can glory in what is promised for our future in God’s eternal life, we do have to live in this world for a time, and it is human nature to want our lives in the here and now to be pleasant.  Does the Bible have anything to say about achieving goals and reaching our true potential in life?  Yes!

“This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then shalt thou have good success.”

– Joshua 1:8

The above passage is telling you what you need to do to reach your full potential – you must take the time to learn and apply the teachings of the Lord.  Only this will lead to success in your life.  Jesus’ teachings also allude to how our way of life can help us achieve our potential.  He and His disciples remind us in the New Testament that faith in God will help us to become great.

“But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and His righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.”

Matthew 6:33

Why does God want us to prosper?  Because He is the one that created each and every one of us, and within us He planted the seed of potential.  This divine gift from God has been entrusted to us.  We must care for it so that we can help it grow and thrive in this world, nourished by God’s word and basking in the light of His love.

You are special – a child of God!  Don’t we always want what is best for our children?  How much more does God want for His children whom He loves?  By honoring and obeying our heavenly Father, we gain insight and guidance that will lead us to achieve our potential, which makes our God exalt in our successes.

Of course, God does allow us to face adversity, both personal and financial, in order to help us to grow strong and faithful.  From our trials we learn valuable lessons.  The end result is that we become stronger, more faithful children who are able and worthy of success.  If we did not learn, we would squander our potential.

God watches over us, protects us, and expects us to have worthy goals.  We can ask Him to help us achieve what we want, but only if we know what we want – what our goals are. God will bless us with what we desire if we focus on our goals and look at them through the lens of His love, praying specifically for His help in pursuing our goals.

“If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, he shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you.”

-   John 15:7

In order to “ask what we will,” we must have goals so that we know what to ask for.  If we follow His laws and ask in full awareness of what are goals should be, God will give us whatever it takes to reach our full potential!

Continue to strive to reach your potential, keeping in mind, “I am a child of God, blessed with unlimited talents and abilities.  Through Him, I will reach my potential and become a successful child of the Lord.”

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

How to Pray Effectively: Seven Steps to Answered Prayers

June 17, 2009 by  
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There is power in prayer; it has no boundaries or borders, but many of us aren’t sure how to get started or what to say.  Prayer is simply having a conversation with God.  This sounds intimidating, but it doesn’t have to be.  Having the right ingredients or elements in your prayers are much more important than whether they sound fancy or elegant.  In fact, you can talk to God just like you would talk to a parent or best friend.  So forget about how you say it, and focus on what you want and need to say.

The Bible talks about “petitioning” God in prayer – this means to earnestly plea or implore.  To “present your requests” to God is simply to tell Him specifically what you need.  Praying about each worry or need in your life shuts out worry because it invites God to be involved in every area of your life, and when He is engaged in each aspect of your life, there is nothing to fear.

Here are seven steps that can help you pray more effectively and deepen the relationship you have with your Lord:

1. Acknowledge your personal relationship with God as His child. Recognize that God is holy and powerful and give Him the reverence that He deserves.  Having a loving relationship with God is like that between a parent and child.

2. Acknowledge your respect for who God is. Commit your life to God each day, promising to live according to His will.  Praise God during prayer and throughout your day, becoming absorbed in Him.

“If you abide in me, and my words abide in you, you will ask what you desire, and it shall be done for you.”

- John 15:7

3. Confess your sins. It is so important to ask God to forgive your sins and ask Him to continue to love and care for you.  Repentance is a sign of your understanding that you have – like all of us have – broken God’s commands, and are sorry for what you have done.  By acknowledging that our sins have separated us temporarily from God, we are once again brought closer to Him.

4. Ask God in prayer. Many of us feel guilty if we ask God for anything, fearing that we aren’t worthy and that we are being demanding, or that we might anger God.  It is just the opposite – by asking God, we are acknowledging that we can’t do it alone; we are recognizing our need for His divine intervention and showing that we trust in Him to help us.  Nothing could make God happier!

5. Be Specific. Prayers can be quite general, asking for blessings from the Lord, but it is okay to be specific, too.  When we ask the Lord to help us find a better job, resolve a problem with our spouse or anything else that is personal to us, we are opening our innermost hearts to Him.  This personal, private kind of prayer asking for specific help tells God that we have faith in Him to watch over us in small ways as well as big ones.  He wants to be the Lord of our lives in all things large and small, so it is fine to pray to find a way to get a new dryer if yours breaks down!

6. Have an attitude of Expectancy and Faith. Trust that God can answer any prayer.  Have faith that god will hear you when you pray according to His will.  Do not pray in fear or out of desperation because “nothing else has worked.”  Pray confidently, with the faith that God will fulfill your expectations in the best way possible for you, born out of His divine wisdom.

“Listen to me!  You can pray for anything, and if you believe, you will have it.”

– Mark 11:24

7. Pray in Jesus’ name. When we pray in Jesus’ name, we enter into a relationship with Jesus Christ, God’s own son.  We are able to take full advantage of Jesus’ death on the cross as a payment for our sins by acknowledging His sacrifice in our prayers.  It also ties us to the new life of Christ’s resurrection.  The secret of our Christian life is also the secret of praying – doing all in Jesus’ name.

“Whatever you ask in my name, that I will do.”

-   John 14:13

Every prayer is important. Every prayer counts. Our prayers exalts Him for who He is. There is power in prayer. In His presence is where we will find our  greatest blessings.

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

How to Discover Your Life’s Purpose

June 15, 2009 by  
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Your life’s purpose isn’t always easy to understand.  Many of us go through our lives without ever knowing what our true purpose is; we go through the motions of holding down a job and supporting our families without really knowing what our purpose or our true calling is.  Why is that?

Our purpose in life has to be based on factors that will always be relevant, and the only thing you have that you will always have is your spirituality.  As spiritual beings we all have a purpose, and when that purpose begins to dawn on you, you will carry it into your chosen fields of expression.

The Lord will fulfill his purpose for me: your love,
O Lord, endures forever-
do not abandon the works of your hands.”

- Psalm 138:8 (NIV)

Working at your job and taking care of your family is certainly a part of God’s plan for your life – your family is very important – but it may not be the only thing that He has in mind for you.  So how do you discover the fullness of God’s plan for you?  How do you know when you are fulfilling the true purpose of your life?

We have to discover if our lives are pleasing in the eyes of God.  We must look for the signs, both small and large, that what we are doing is what God wants for us and is spiritually right for us.  Sometimes this is easy.  Moses received some very clear signs that his purpose was to lead his people out of captivity in Egypt – the Lord spoke to him from a burning bush and performed miraculous miracles like turning a wooden staff into a snake before his eyes.  Most of us don’t get such unmistakable messages that say, “You need to follow this path.”

But if we pray each night and ask God to give us a sign that we have chosen the right path in our careers or who our friends are or what choices we are making for our families, we will be heard.  Sometimes the answer isn’t the one we really want.  Perhaps we begin to feel that little bit of doubt that we haven’t chosen the best group of friends or that we aren’t doing what we should be to help our neighbors…whatever little nudges we feel in our conscience are really God’s way of gently reminding us that we may be straying from our purpose.  Sometimes God doesn’t shout from a burning bush – sometimes He quietly guides us back onto the path toward our purpose.  The result is the same – we will get there at the right time – in God’s time!

The most important thing we have to do is accept the Lord’s guidance and use our talents properly to fulfill our purpose once we know what that purpose is.  In Jesus’ Parable of the Talents, a slave owner gave three slaves some coins called ‘talents’ to keep for him while he traveled.  Two of them invested the coins and turned them into more money, while the third simply hid the money until the master returned.

We must be like the servants who invested the talents – whatever our purpose is, we must fully invest our own unique talents so that we fulfill our purpose to the best of our ability and increase their value so that our purpose doesn’t languish.

The next time you ask yourself “What is my purpose in life?” don’t turn to a career counselor, friends or co-workers.  Turn to the one constant, sure thing in your life – your Spiritual Guide.  Get down on your knees and ask the Lord about your Purpose and open yourself up to all the possibilities.  It may be something as simple as being the best possible example of a Godly man that you can be at your current job and in your family, or it may be to walk an entirely different path.

The key is to open your heart and your soul to God’s signs wherever they are found – in the still, silent moments when you question what you are doing, in the ‘coincidences’ that seem to be leading you in a particular direction, and in those moments of joy when you realize that you’ve taken a step in the right direction.

The safest place we can ever be is in God’s Will.

“Seek his will in all you do, and he will direct your paths”

- Proverbs 3:6

God has a plan and purpose for you.

God is waiting to help you discover your purpose – just ask Him!

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

God’s Love is Unconditional and Unfailing

June 12, 2009 by  
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God love you with a steadfast and enduring love that can be difficult to understand but is pure joy to rely on.

“O my strength to you I sing praises, for you, O God, are my refuge, the God who shows me unfailing love”

- Psalm 59:17 NLT

But what does God mean by unfailing love?  As humans, we understand through our faith that God is our comfort and our strength, but do we really know in our deepest heart that he loves us unconditionally, without fail and without change?  It can be difficult to fathom this whole-hearted, unreserved love. After all, even those closest to us may sometimes let us down or grow away from us.

Perhaps the only love on earth that is close to God’s unconditional love is the love a parent have for their children.  We will protect them to the very end of our days, comfort them when they are hurting and defend them even when they have disappointed or exasperated us. God’s love for us is the same -  we do not have to perform or live up to certain expectations to receive his love.  In our personal lives, we may always strive to be good enough , interesting enough or attractive enough – but with God, the love is there from the beginning and is steadfast and unfailing even when we are at our worst.

God’s Love is Always Present

God says, “When you call Me, I will answer.” That’s a pretty strong affirmation. He doesn’t say, “Call Me and I’ll get back to you,” or “call Me and if I’m not angry with you I’ll answer.”  There are no limitations, no strings attached, just a simple and pure promise.  This is what unconditional love is about – it is all about God being there for you, day and night, year after year, during the highs and the lows of your life.  Will you always get the answer you want?  Probably not, but then God, like a good parent, knows what is best for you. His answers are the right ones and He will always provide them out of love for you.

God knows you better than anyone else.  Does that sound frightening to you?  It shouldn’t. Yes, God knows about all of the small sacrifices you’ve made as well as the big mistakes – and His love changes not one bit because of them ! If you can accept God’s love and the good He has prepared for you in the same manner it was given – unconditionally and without reservation – you will find peace in knowing that unconditional love.

The Comfort of Unconditional Love

If you’ve ever had a friend or loved one that you felt you could trust completely, you’ve had a faint taste of what it like to be able to rely on someone without worry or fear. But even the strongest relationships can end , loved ones can die, circumstances can destroy our faith in others.  Not so with God and His unconditional love because He is never-ending and never changing. Nothing in this world that you can do or say will alter His love for you.  He will never leave you or forsake you. You can always, always find comfort and security through your relationship with God because it is, like Him, eternal.

“Even though I walk through the dark valley of death, I will not be afraid for you are close beside me.  Your rod and your staff protect and comfort me”

-Psalm 23:4 NLT

Isn’t it a wonderful feeling to know that, just like the writer of the Psalm, God’s presence and love are still here today, still an eternal presence in your life?

No matter what you do, no matter how you look, know matter how many mistakes you’ve made; you can never let God down because He love you without conditions, without measure and with no reservations. God is guiding you through every experience of your life – not because you have earned it, but because God loves you no matter what.  When the dark clouds settle and all others abandon you, the light of God will shine bright and show you the way. His guiding light us unconditional love.

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

God’s Grace is All You Need

June 10, 2009 by  
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People talk a lot of about the Grace of God and being touched by God’s Grace, but it’s one of the most difficult concepts for most of us to understand.  After all, how can we grasp the concept of being the recipients of such an amazing and wonderful gift as the Grace that is God’s forgiveness of our sins when we are so undeserving?  And what does that Grace do to change the reality of our daily lives anyway?  The answers are amazing and truly reflect just how much God loves us and the great good He desires for us.

God’s Grace was given to us even before we were born, at the very beginning of time, so we know that it isn’t based on whether we’ve earned it or if we’ve done something to earn it:

“This grace was given to us in Christ Jesus before the ages began.”

- 2 Timothy 1:9

It’s so wonderful that God has always loved us and always will, and freely gave us this gracious, bountiful gift.  It’s an unearned blessing, a gift from our Lord and Savior that we received before we even looked for it.  God’s will for you is absolute good.  I know this is true for myself, and I also know it is true for every person on Earth.  God’s love is unconditional a Grace available to everyone, at all times and in all circumstances.  No matter who we are or what we’ve done!

That’s right – you’ve already “earned” God’s Grace simply by being a precious, individual creation of God.  Simply by existing as His creation, you are deserving of His Grace !  Nothing you do or do not do can remove that Grace from your life.  It is present here, now and always. Through God’s Grace, you are accepted and loved in every moment. Through God’s Grace you continually blessed – and our knowledge of this constant blessing is what can change the reality of our daily lives.  What could possibly bring us more joy and peace than knowing that nothing can separate us from God’s Grace?  No matter how low we fall or how high we climb, His Grace will surround us.

“Let us therefore approach the throne of Grace with boldness, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.”

- Hebrews 4:16

When we need God’s Grace and loving kindness, we can rest assured that it will be there for us.  We will be enfolded in it and can rely on it to carry us through no matter how difficult our trials, because that Grace is sufficient for every need.  When we have God’s Grace, we don’t need the forgiveness of others or the understanding of men.

We have all that we need to carry us through the problems in our lives, and the realization that our God has showered us with His Grace all our lives and He will never withhold it should embolden us – it is our guarantee that we can do anything !  With the Grace of God shielding us, what amazing things we can do with our own lives and in the lives of others, what riches we can share !  That Grace gives meaning and glory to our lives as members of the body of Christ’s church on earth – we should share that Grace with others. It is all that we will ever need to find peace in our lives, and by sharing it with those around us, that joy and peace will be magnified to the Glory of God.

“Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.”

- 1 Corinthians 1:3

With an attitude of gratitude , we live our daily lives in the very atmosphere of God’s Grace. God’s will for us is absolute good. God’s love is unending, a grace that is for all , at all times and in all circumstances.

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

God is My Best Friend

June 8, 2009 by  
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All of us value our friends and know that it’s important to have friends we can rely on in our lives.  Friends add to our happiness and give us comfort when things go wrong.  Most of us can name someone special we consider our “best friend,” the person we can turn to when things are really tough and we aren’t sure anyone else will understand or be there for us no matter what.

For me, that “best friend” is God.  He is the only one I can be sure of in every situation, good or bad.  His friendship is eternal, never-ending, and always puts my own interests first.  Do you feel that deep and abiding friendship with the Lord?  If you haven’t experienced it yet, you are missing out on the most rewarding and trustworthy friendship you will ever have.

You see, God is your friend without expecting anything in return other than your love.  He doesn’t require your help, He won’t ask for favors and He doesn’t need you to prove anything to Him.  Simply love Him.  In return, He will always be there for you – always. There is no friendship on earth that can compare to that kind of eternal friendship.

Our childhood friendships fall away as we become adults.  As we move from being single to becoming adults, we lose some of our college friends and make friends with other people who are married and have children.  As our interests and our circumstances in life change, our friendships change.  And sometimes friendships end because of betrayal or hurt feelings.

But God doesn’t change with our circumstances, He is our friend and our guide no matter whether we are single or married, young or old, rich or poor.  He will also give us as many chances as we need.  If we make mistakes, He will forgive us and still love us and remain our friend, always ready to protect us, shelter us and lift us up so long as we are willing to let Him.

Draw close to God, and God will draw close to you.”

- James 4:8

It’s reassuring to know that the Lord is the kind of steadfast and loyal friend that will always be there for us whenever we need Him.  Know matter how far we stray from Him, as long as we return and ask for His guidance, we can remain secure knowing that He will be there for us.  We won’t ever have to ask ourselves, “Have I made one too many mistakes?  Is this the time that I can’t be forgiven?”  God’s friendship and love isn’t like that – He doesn’t keep score.  There is a passage that explains it very clearly:

He offers his friendship to the Godly.”

-Proverbs 3:32

The passage from Proverbs is very direct and simple; there are no restrictions put on what God expects from His people.  If you are a Godly person, He offers His friendship.  You don’t have to be perfect, or give a certain tithe, or go to church every Sunday, or be perfect, or always be the best you can be.  And He doesn’t put a restriction on how or when He offers His friendship.  It is a whole-hearted, unrestricted offer of friendship to all Godly people with no limits that is so simple and yet so abundant in its richness.

Who is your best friend?  Consider making your best friend God today – you will soon learn that He is the One you can count on every day, in every way, until the end of time.  What better friend you can ask for than that?

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.

Trust in God to See You Through

June 5, 2009 by  
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God can make a way out of no way.  There are times in life when we hit a dead end and feel as though we are out of options.  We’ve been brought low by fate or circumstance or even by our own wrong choices and we feel like we just can’t go on.  These are the times when we just aren’t sure that God can really be there for us because things look so grim.  It seems like that cloud over our head is raining down nothing but more pain and suffering on us and we just don’t see how God can lead us through all of the suffering we see.  This is when we have to put our faith in God and understand that God is unique in the universe – He can see us through anything, no matter how bad the problem, no matter how low we are, no matter how bad we feel !

We all go through challenging times in our lives emotionally, financially, psychologically and spiritually.  But we can trust in God to see us through.  God is as close as the call of His Name.  No matter how low we’ve fallen or how depressed we are, God has the power to save our lives. Be willing to put your trust and faith in God and put aside your pride; be willing to humble yourself and cry out to God for help from the depths of your heart and soul.

You may be asking yourself, “How do I know God can see me through my problem?” Remember, God has been here since the beginning of time and the world itself.  From where we sit, our problems may seem insurmountable, but from where He sits as Ruler of the Universe, our problems aren’t insurmountable at all.  In fact, like a loving Father , he sees each of our problems and understands them. In his compassion and wisdom, he is simply waiting for each of us to come to Him and say, “Father, please help me to get through this. I need You.”

Then remember that if you want God to see you through, you must trust Him !  And trust can be difficult when times are dark and life is difficult. Sometimes we want an easy fix and quick results.  If our prayers aren’t answered immediately, we wonder if God is really listening.  Be faithful and understand that God, in His wisdom, knows what is best for you and that He knows what you have the strength to endure in the days ahead – and that He will always be with you. Trust in Him and He will see you through !

Turn to God in prayer and meditation and release your concerns about this day and the days ahead – turn them over to Him and He will help you to see them through. Just say, “God, I trust you to be my guide and inspiration and to see me through whatever challenging circumstances I may have to face in the days ahead.” In the Psalms, the Lord reminds us of just how much He loves us and how much He wants to be a part of our daily lives, seeing us through our daily struggles and being a part of our daily triumphs,

“The Lord says, “I will guide you along the best pathway for your life.  I will advise you and watch over you”

- ( Psalm 32:8 NLT).

Did God promise that the way would always be easy?  No.  But he DID promise that He would always be there to guide you along the best pathway to guide you and watch over you.

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.

Understanding the Will of God

June 3, 2009 by  
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I can of myself do nothing…because I do not seek my own but the will of the Father who sent me.”

- John 5:30

I can of myself do nothing…because I do not seek my own but the will of the Father who sent me.”

- John 5:30

So how do we discover God’s will in for us? We must pray earnestly, understand our circumstances and remember to study God’s word. The Bible is full of references to God’s will for all of us. If we study the word of God and follow them, we are heading in the right direction. Fortunately, all we have to do is read the Scriptures to find clear instructions:

“He hath showed thee, O man, what is good; and what doth the Lord require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God.”

-Micah 6:8

Micah clearly tells us what God’s will is for every one of us – mercy, justice and humbleness before the Lord. He desires this for all of mankind. It’s interesting that most of us know instinctively that we should be merciful, kind, just, honest and faithful. These principles of fairness and care are nearly universal and we know in our heart of hearts that they are God’s will.

The difficulty is that often fulfilling God’s will can cause conflict in our lives. Sometimes it’s easier to just do what we think will be easiest or best for us, forgetting about God and the people around us. We may tell ourselves that we can’t always keep all of God’s commandments, or that it’s hard to understand what true justice is, or even that honesty may not always be in our best interests.

We would be so wrong! Because God’s will is always for our lives to be prosperous, fulfilled and righteous. Perhaps it is easier if we look at Jesus’ answer regarding God’s will. He explains what the greatest commandment is – and even if we forget every other commandment or instruction of God – if we follow God’s will in this, everything else will naturally follow!

“‘Teacher, which is the great commandment in the Law?’ And He said to them, ‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the great and foremost commandment.  The second is like it, “You shall love your neighbor as yourself’.”

-Matthew 22:36-39

Think about this. If we love God with all of our hearts, minds and souls, then we will naturally seek justice, be humble and live righteously in order to praise Him. If we love our neighbors as ourselves, we will be honest, fair and just in everything we do.

God’s will is also expressed in Romans:

And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what it is the good and acceptable and perfect will of God.”

-Romans 12:2

Any time you have a difficult choice before you, simply ask yourself these questions:

1.Is this a good thing to do for all concerned?

2.Is this acceptable to God?

3.Is this God’s perfect will? (Does it meet Biblical standards?)

Seek His will in all you do, and He will direct your paths.”

-Proverbs 3:6

Are you ready to seek, accept and understand the will of God? Then bow your head and pray for Him to reveal His individual will for your life. So long as you seek, you will find what you need to fulfill God’s will.

To find the answer to these questions, pray earnestly for guidance, read the Scriptures and listen to that part of your heart that is honest and just, not concerned with you and your desires, but dedicated to God.

It is easy for others to tell us that we should “do God’s will,” but it is difficult for most of us to understand what God’s will for our lives truly is. Angels don’t often land in our front yards with trumpet fanfare to announce what we should be doing (although that would be wonderful, wouldn’t it?). In today’s world, it can be difficult to know the will of God because we have so many others demanding our time and trying to tell us what to do. Sometimes the most difficult obstacles are our own wants and desires, which may be at odds with God’s will.

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.

Four Great Needs Only God Can Fulfill

Everyone has human needs that go beyond the physical. If we have food, water, and shelter, we can survive. But to truly thrive, there are spiritual and emotional needs that we all have. We all strive to find ways to satisfy our need for Acceptance, Security, Identity and Purpose. Some of us seek these in ourselves, in others and from society, but none of these needs can be truly fulfilled except by God.

Acceptance

From the time we are born, we search for acceptance. The sense of belonging to another person or to a group of people is a powerful affirmation. We try to please our parents as toddlers so that they will accept and love us. When we are in school, we hope to be accepted into the “popular crowd.” At work, we want to be on the best project team or be accepted by our boss and coworkers. We enter into relationships because the other person accepts us.

But relationships fail, groups change over time and even our parents may be disappointed in our actions. The only true, unconditional acceptance is that offered by God. He loves us no matter what. He doesn’t care what we look like or about the mistakes we’ve made. As His creation, He loves and accepts us unconditionally.

“To the praise of the glory of His grace, wherein
He hath made us accepted in the Beloved.”

-Ephesians 1:6

Security

There is such a sense of security that overwhelms us when we are safe in the arms of God. Although our circumstances can change from day to day, God is eternal. Many of us accumulate money and power, hoping these will keep us secure, but we can lose our money and our power so easily! The person who is on top today may be in the gutters tomorrow. No power we gain for ourselves can protect us from the many possible problems of this world.

God, however, is our eternal protection. He is our security and shelter in any storm because He will not leave us in times of trouble. No matter what happens, He will guard our souls and direct our footsteps if we ask Him to. Let yourself be secure in God’s abiding presence and you will always feel safe.

You will be protected and take your rest in safety.”

-Job 11:18

Never will I leave, never will I forsake you.”

-Hebrews 13:5

Identity

Do you put on a mask for others so that they will see you in a particular way? Do you have different identities for different people? We are always trying to define ourselves in relation to other people. Are you a father? Employee? The best friend? The fun one? Our identities are often tied to what we can provide to others, and it can be difficult to be all things to all people.

God knows our true identity – the one that is whole and complete, the hidden most part of our heart and soul. We are uniquely, fearfully and marvelously made children of God! When we discover the power and presence of God within ourselves, we have found our true identity, one that doesn’t depend on what others see. We are, and always will be, unique creations of the Master Creator.

I am a member of God’s household”

- Ephesians 2:19

I am God’s child.”

- John 1:12

Purpose

We all wonder why we are here occasionally. Do we have a purpose to fulfill? Is being a parent our ultimate role? Are we supposed to be achieving great things at work? Do we have a destiny to fulfill? We can spend our lives worrying about what our purpose is, but it will be an exercise in futility unless we turn to God for guidance. No one on earth knows what you should be doing.

God decides our life’s plan and purpose here on earth. He created you to fulfill a divine purpose, no matter how large or small, that is part of His eternal plan. Isn’t it reassuring to know that what you do and say matters in the grand scheme of things? Our purpose is essential!

The Lord will fulfill His purpose for me.”

-Psalm 138:8

Tonight as you say your prayers, thank the Lord for providing everything you need and all that your heart desires, including unconditional acceptance, unfailing security, a unique identity and a true purpose!

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.

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