God Does not have a Plan B

November 6, 2009 by  
Filed under Christian Devotionals

Reading for the Day: Jeremiah 29:11

For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.”

In our world there is something called a “contingency plan.” In case our first efforts don’t work out, we have another plan to fall back on. You are hedging your bets so to speak.

God’s doesn’t have a contingency plan nor does He need one. That alone makes some people suspicious of Him. What if this God thing doesn’t work out? What if I can’t keep from sinning? What then?

In the book of Jeremiah, God uses the prophet to reassure the people. They were living in troubled times. Jerusalem had been destroyed but God was not going to leave them destitute. If they chose to follow Him again, He would restore them.

God is giving that same message to you today. Turn from your sinful living and embrace His Word. Even in our waywardness God has a plan for our lives but it can’t be realized until we surrender our plans for His.

When you were growing up, your parents made the decisions for you. You didn’t think about “Plan B” because you trusted them. Remember that child-like trust when you think of your Heavenly Father. He will carry you through the storms of life. When you fall, He will pick you up.

Instead of second guessing, go to God. Leave the heavy work to Him and rest in the knowledge that He has it all under control.

Prayer Suggestions: It is not easy to trust. But as you live for God day by day, He will show you that He is all that you need.

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 Wants Us to Listen to Him

July 20, 2009 by  
Filed under Christian Articles, God's Love

God is bigger than any problem we will ever face and He can guide us through all of our trials and sorrows, but first we must listen to Him.  We can talk to God any time and about anything – in fact, that’s sometimes the easy part.  The challenge is in knowing how to listen to God.  Whether you are a teenager facing peer pressure or an adult facing chemical dependency, a life threatening disease, unemployment or loneliness, we can talk to God and reveal the burdens of our heart.  And God will listen to those sorrows and give us comfort!

But beyond simply confessing our sorrows and praying for comfort, the Lord wants us to ask Him questions.  When we ask for guidance or God’s direction, we are letting Him know that we seek the answers He is so anxious to give us.  What should I do?  How do I carry on?  What is Your will for my life?  These are all questions that God will answer if you are willing to truly open a listening heart!  God has all of the answers we need if we will only listen to Him.

Sometimes the answers we seek reveal themselves immediately, while at other times they come at a time and in a manner that’s unexpected and disconcerting.  We may struggle against what the answer is, but God’s love for us is patient – He will keep offering His answers and wait for us to listen.  He won’t abandon us if we refuse to hear the first time or even the tenth time!  You see, God loves us so much that He is willing to give us the answers over and over until we are ready to receive them.

But how do we learn to truly listen and accept God’s answers for our lives?  First, we must realize that listening so that we truly hear God’s call is the most important thing in our lives.  If we are too busy with the hustle and hurry of our everyday lives, we may not hear because God’s voice is drowned out by the world’s confusion.  You must set aside time to listen and hear.

“Be Still and Know that I am God.”
- Psalm 46:10

We need to tune out the noise and distraction of this world and allow God’s voice to reach us within our hearts and souls.  It isn’t always easy to do this – we have to take the time to focus on God within this busy, noisy world.  But no matter what time of day or night we turn to Him with a listening heart, He will be waiting for you.

These simple steps will help you open up to what God wants to say:

1. Train yourself to hear the Lord by reading your Bible, which is the Word of God.  His Word will open your heart and your ears to the sound of His voice and His desire for you.

2.  Look for and listen to God’s words in the world around you.  As you open your heart, you will be amazed by the many signs of God’s love for you that surround you even in the gravest of circumstances.

3.  Give yourself over to God’s will.  You may hear the word of God and be afraid of what He has planned for you and you may want to turn away – but ignoring God’s plan when you have heard it is worse than never having heard it at all.  The most important part of hearing is truly listening to God!  And listening requires a heart and soul that are ready to receive God wholeheartedly.

Are you ready to listen to God?  Then talk to Him and open your heart so that it is ready when God speaks to you!

“Listen to advice and accept instruction, that you may gain wisdom for the future.
- Proverbs 19:20

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.

God Wants Us to Listen to Him

God is bigger than any problem we will ever face and He can guide us through all of our trials and sorrows, but first we must listen to Him. We can talk to God any time and about anything – in fact, that’s sometimes the easy part. The challenge is in knowing how to listen to God. Whether you are a teenager facing peer pressure or an adult facing chemical dependency, a life threatening disease, unemployment or loneliness, we can talk to God and reveal the burdens of our heart. And God will listen to those sorrows and give us comfort!

But beyond simply confessing our sorrows and praying for comfort, the Lord wants us to ask Him questions. When we ask for guidance or God’s direction, we are letting Him know that we seek the answers He is so anxious to give us. What should I do? How do I carry on? What is Your will for my life? These are all questions that God will answer if you are willing to truly open a listening heart! God has all of the answers we need if we will only listen to Him.

Sometimes the answers we seek reveal themselves immediately, while at other times they come at a time and in a manner that’s unexpected and disconcerting. We may struggle against what the answer is, but God’s love for us is patient – He will keep offering His answers and wait for us to listen. He won’t abandon us if we refuse to hear the first time or even the tenth time! You see, God loves us so much that He is willing to give us the answers over and over until we are ready to receive them.

But how do we learn to truly listen and accept God’s answers for our lives? First, we must realize that listening so that we truly hear God’s call is the most important thing in our lives. If we are too busy with the hustle and hurry of our everyday lives, we may not hear because God’s voice is drowned out by the world’s confusion. You must set aside time to listen and hear.

“Be Still and Know that I am God.”

- Psalm 46:10

We need to tune out the noise and distraction of this world and allow God’s voice to reach us within our hearts and souls. It isn’t always easy to do this – we have to take the time to focus on God within this busy, noisy world. But no matter what time of day or night we turn to Him with a listening heart, He will be waiting for you.

These simple steps will help you open up to what God wants to say:

1. Train yourself to hear the Lord by reading your Bible, which is the Word of God. His Word will open your heart and your ears to the sound of His voice and His desire for you.

2. Look for and listen to God’s words in the world around you. As you open your heart, you will be amazed by the many signs of God’s love for you that surround you even in the gravest of circumstances.

3. Give yourself over to God’s will. You may hear the word of God and be afraid of what He has planned for you and you may want to turn away – but ignoring God’s plan when you have heard it is worse than never having heard it at all. The most important part of hearing is truly listening to God! And listening requires a heart and soul that are ready to receive God wholeheartedly.

Are you ready to listen to God? Then talk to Him and open your heart so that it is ready when God speaks to you!

“Listen to advice and accept instruction, that you may gain wisdom for the future.

- Proverbs 19:20

Robert Moment is an innovative forward-thinking “throw the box away” Christian business and marketing 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 www.twitter.com/ChristiansFaith.

Copyright © 2009 by Robert Moment. All rights reserved. You may forward this article in its entirety to anyone you wish.