Life Coach Robert Moment

Robert Moment is a life coach, personal growth strategist, speaker and author of several life-transforming books.

About Robert Moment

Robert Moment is a life coach, personal growth strategist, speaker and author of several life-changing and transforming books including , "Christian Youth: Its Cool to Believe in God for Love, Acceptance, Friendship, Protection and Direction, "Faith: Living Your Life Fully and Freely Without Fear, "Help Me Find God" and others. Robert specializes in maximizing human potential for happiness, purpose and success.

Christian Speakers: 7 Keys to Delivering Motivational Speeches that Inspire and Encourage People

Christian speakers inspire and motivate people to live their best life. Speaking to a Christian audience is, in some key ways, no different from speaking to general audiences. You have to get their attention, you have to filter them for their areas of interest, you have to speak in such a way that your main point impacts their areas of interests or needs regardless of what these are, and you have to, in some way or level, call them to action. These elements are required regardless of whether you are talking to a Christian audience or a convention of bakers and any audience in between. These key elements must be present for your speech to truly motivate and encourage people. The seven keys to effective speaking for Christian speakers listed below incorporate these classic public speaking elements and taps their power for increased effectiveness when speaking to Christian audiences.

Key Number 1: Don’t exclude by ‘keeping it real’

If a Christian speaker wants to truly motivate his or her audience, the speaker must not approach the speech from the perspective of a person preaching to the choir. When you are preaching only to the ‘saved,’ you are ignoring the reality that even though we claim victory over sin and death through Christ’s death, many of us are still caught in the tentacles of guilt and shame and haven’t fully turned over our lives to Jesus Christ. In short, we are still Mary Magdalene inside and listening to a speech by the ‘saved’ directed to the ‘saved,’ isn’t ‘real’ enough for us. The effective Christian speaker must approach the speech from the perspective that everyone in the audience is still seeking Christ and still have lots of unanswered questions in their daily struggle to walk with Jesus. By approaching Christ from the eyes of a sinner and a contrite heart yearning to be filled with Christ’s comforting Spirit, you can more easily capture the attention and, more importantly, the imagination of the audience.

Key Number 2: Make it personal

Most people, whether Christian or not, would rather see a sermon rather than hear one. It’s one thing to talk about Christ’s ability to turn broken and fallen people into His powerful transformed witness, it’s another to genuinely embody such transformation. Regardless of how exemplary your life is, there is at least one area in your life where a close walk with Christ transformed you. After all, as Paul’s first letter to the Corinthians teaches us, beholding Christ’s word like beholding a mirror never fails to change us and transform us. People are more apt to truly listen and, more importantly, absorb a motivational speech when they see the practical consequences of the ideas in the speech.

Key Number 3: Everyone needs Jesus

When you look out at your audience, you might see people in smart business suits, polished outfits, and  the best attire. Beneath it all, people are starving spiritually and wearing their rags of unrighteousness yearning to wear Christ’s glorious robes of righteousness. Everyone has space in their hearts for Christ’s peace. This is why your motivational talk must address the common needs everyone has. Everyone needs to be loved. Everyone needs to be reassured. Everyone needs to be told that everything will be okay. As Revelation teaches us, we are living in the Laodicean Age where the church and its members seem like they have it all together. In reality, we are all naked, starving, poor, and wretched. A really motivational and inspiring speech hits on this deep and persistent inner hunger for calm and deep spiritual peace.

Key Number 4: No person’s needs are unique

Whatever separates the Christian speaker from the audience, whether it be language, culture, color, ethnicity, income level, or background, the speaker must remember that there is no such thing as unique needs. That’s right-we are all the same inside with a fixed range of needs and emotions. In short, the speaker should craft his or her speech in a way that reduces seemingly nuanced or specific needs into more universal needs. For example, the fear of losing one’s home to foreclosure is not much different from the fear of being kicked out by your landlord because you can’t come up with this month’s rent. In short, the speaker must think in terms of root common causes when surveying the range of needs his or her speech will focus on. From these root common fears, worries, and pain, Christian speakers should list nuanced examples briefly and quickly. This clearly communicates to the audience that the speaker gets their situation and can connect their situation to a larger subset of needs felt by others. No one leaves the speech feeling overlooked or ignored.

Key Number 5: Jesus is the Solution

Now that the Christian speaker has emotionally fused with the real world needs and angst and yearning of the audience, the next step is to connect the audience’s needs with the solution: Jesus Christ. This should be done in as personally engaging a way as possible. It is not enough to rattle off summations of Bible stories followed shortly with citations from the Bible. This won’t register. The audience must relate, at the heart level, with Jesus’ power to solve their deep inner spiritual hunger and thirst with his Grace. This means you need to relate the relevant Bible passage in a vivid and palpable manner. Make it real by conveying the sights, the smells, the sounds, and the emotional urgency of the story to drive home its emotional impact. Make the audience put themselves in the shoes of the leper who realized he was healed or Mary Magdalene who lifted her head up from the dirt ground to see her that her stone-wielding accusers have melted away or any of the many other flesh and blood people in the Bible who have had their lives renewed by their contact with Jesus.

Key Number 6: Focus on the easiness of surrender

Christian speakers who successfully motivate and inspire audiences time and time again are able to predictably deliver rousing and life-changing speeches when they focus on the key truth of Scriptures: real change and real liberation are only possible through a total surrender to Christ. Since we are saved by God’s grace through faith in Jesus, this frees us from having to work to achieve our liberation. We only need to say YES to Christ. He, according to Philippians, will do the rest. He will not only cover us with His blood so we escape the judgment of Death that sin brings, He also changes our heart, on a day to day basis, so that we can escape the power of temptation and sin. In short, surrendering and saying YES to Jesus gives Jesus the permission to change us from within. This is easy because there is no human work, penance, or mortification involved. Just one word: YES…

Key Number 7: Call to action: Jesus IS the Prize

While many people believe in Jesus because they want to go to Heaven, the real treasure of surrendering one’s life to Jesus is Jesus himself. He, his life, and his example is the reward. Surrendering to Him helps us transform our lives. Our hurts, our unforgiveness, our guilt, our anger, and our inner wounds are transformed not for our own selfish benefit but because our lives have become the canvas on which Christ can draw other people to Himself. In short, by surrendering to Christ, we become part of Christ’s plan to draw and convert the rest of the world. Heaven is great. Healing is grand. But Jesus himself is the prize. You must emphasize this central reality to call the audience to action to turn their lives into living banners for Jesus’ message. From filthy rags held aloft, Christ’s grace transforms our lives into bright banners we can proudly wave for the Son of Man who loved us first. Make this emotional and intellectual crescendo the punctuation point for your call to action to the crowd.

Use the seven keys above to move your audience to action. Just as Jesus healed sick, troubled, and broken people so they and others could see God’s righteousness through their healing, Christian speakers can draw more people to Christ by speaking to the deeply common and all too human needs of the audience.

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Robert Moment is a life coach, speaker and author of several life-changing books including, Christian Youth: Its Cool to Believe in God for Love, Acceptance, Friendship , Protection and Direction. Robert loves people and enjoys helping them. Robert specializes in maximizing human potential for happiness, purpose  and success. Visit http://www.AChristianYouth.com and sign-up for the FREE 5 Day e-Course titled, Christian Youth: Be Inspired to Live for God.

Christian Life : The Promises of God

There are many ways to look at the Bible. It all depends on where you are in your life or your attitude. One particularly common way to look at God’s Word and the promises contained in the Scripture posits that the Bible is a collection of cautionary tales and stern commandments. According to this view, the Bible is a compilation of behavior modification rules that severely restrict a person’s freedom. Consequently, people are only ‘blessed’ if they follow God’s commands. In short, people must do A, for God to do B for them or to them. God’s promises, according to this reading, is conditional. You have to be good to get goodies. This is justification by works in its most basic form. While Martin Luther launched the Protestant movement to help steer people away from this reading of Bible truth, the idea that God owes blessings to those that follow His commands and law first still endures.

Another fairly popular way to look at God’s promises in the Bible is that they are mystical incantations that people who want certain things to happen merely ‘claim.’ No context needed. If you have a need you merely need to keep mentioning the verses relevant to your need and, since God’s word doesn’t come back to him void according to Deuteronomy, you are sure to collect the promised blessing. This is a misreading of God’s promises. God’s promises all relate to salvation and God’s will. They are not categorized collections of special spells you invoke if you need certain things to happen. Viewing God’s promises in this light results in God being reduced to a cosmic Santa Claus or a personal genie dispensing grace like a vending machine. Neither view is supported by the Bible regardless of how appealing such views may be.

Claiming the Promises of God as specified by God

As stern-sounding as the Ten Commandments in Exodus may be, one only need to look at the ‘repetition’ of the Ten Commandments in Deuteronomy to see the real context of the Ten Commandments. In fact, it is probably more accurate to say that the Ten Commandments are Ten promises. Moses always prefaces ‘commands’ with the wording to the effect ‘because I led you out of the land of Egypt’ or similar phrases. The commands are preceded by a recitation of God’s grace. Viewed in the light of Grace, the Ten Commandments are not stern-sounding self-limiting and freedom-constricting edicts handed down by an arbitrary god but promises. If you abide in God, you SHALL be able to do so and so. In short, if you claim God’s grace, he promises you can follow rules of conduct that are aimed at protecting and enriching your life. In the light of God’s grace, the commandments are revealed to be the Rules of Love. If we abide in his love, we become truthful and can avoid bearing false witness. If we abide in his love, we become faithful and avoid the temptations of adultery so on down the line. The ten commandments are really the Ten Promises, and the key is God’s grace-the product of his unquenchable love for us. In fact, all the prohibitions in the Bible should be looked at as promises since obedience to them is the fruit of our love for God.

Claiming a Christian Life

Similarly, instead of looking at God as a cosmic dispenser of blessings based on automatic incantations, the Bible, most particularly the New Testament, teaches us that claiming Christ’s promises must first focus on His will. God wills that our hearts of stone be changed into hearts of flesh. God wills that we be humble to his Word and the Holy Spirit so we can mature as Christians. As the book of Galatians teaches us, if we submit fully to the Holy Spirit, he will give us the fruit of the spirit. These are love, joy, faithfulness, kindness, gentleness, patience, meekness, peace, and self-control. Claiming these promises unlocks a whole new Christian life in accordance to God’s will. In short, by claiming these fruit, we also claim Christ’s promise in Second Corinthians that, in Him, we will become new creatures. Interestingly enough, the fruit of the Spirit and the renewal it brings with it leads the way to all sorts of emotional, personal, interpersonal, and financial riches. Each of these virtues are key ingredients for successful marriages and friendships. They are essential for getting along in our community, living a peaceful life, and becoming prosperous but these are merely ‘fringe benefits.’ The real and main goal should be to be born again in Christ and abide in Him. This is how we should claim His promises-focusing only on His will. And everything else is just extra gravy.

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Robert Moment is a life coach, speaker and author of several life-changing books including, Christian Youth: Its Cool to Believe in God for Love, Acceptance, Friendship , Protection and Direction. Robert loves people and enjoys helping them. Robert specializes in maximizing human potential for happiness, purpose  and success. Visit http://www.AChristianYouth.com and sign-up for the FREE 5 Day e-Course titled, Christian Youth: Be Inspired to Live for God.

 

Faith in God: Trust in God With Your Life Completely

The interesting thing about faith is that faith requires not knowing what will happen next or not seeing what is around the corner. That is the definition of faith-expecting something even if you aren’t sure or haven’t seen it yet. Interestingly enough, people practice faith all the time. When you turned on your tablet or computer to look at this website, you had faith that your device would boot up instead of blow up. When you sat down on the chair you’re using right now to view these letters on a screen, you had faith that the chair was properly constructed and won’t fall apart leading to your injury. The truth is, waking up every single day, people place their faith in the hands of others. Why not have faith on the one power that deserves your faith and won’t let you down? Why not have faith in Jesus? Think about it-products fail and people definitely fail. Yet you have faith in them. Why not have faith in a Power that can produce miracles and changes that humans can only imagine?

Why Faith? Why Now?

The biggest illusion in life is that we have a sense of control over our lives. If we only check the right boxes in the laundry list of life’s decisions, we have faith that things will turn out as expected. But life is what happens when you make other plans. People fail you. Friends betray you. Relatives disappoint you. You get frustrated with your job. The economy tanks. The bank’s foreclosure department knocks on your door. Things can head south very quickly. Yet people would rather place their trust in institutions that fail and people that fail. They would rather build their futures on the promises of things that are bound by mortality and the laws of physics. Ultimately, we have no control since the institutions we have faith in have no control as well. There is only one power that we can have faith in and who has shown again and again that He delivers-Jesus Christ.

Placing Your faith in The Eternal

When you place your faith in God, you are placing your faith in someone who has no limits. He made the laws of physics and he doesn’t have to follow them. He made the laws of logic, and he is above and beyond logical rules’ constrictions. This is how awesome and powerful He is. The creator has no creator. The creator obeys no restrictions since He is the only one who can impose real restrictions. God is infinite. As infinite as his love for us. How else can you explain the raw power of speaking worlds into existence? Or instantly creating tissues or muscle and bones and repairing nerves to heal paralytics, blind people, deaf mutes, and others?

Solid Rock You can Build Your Life on

Jesus’ transforming power has been documented for ages. He has turned murderers into lovers of the Word who suffered martyrdom gladly just so they can preach God’s word. He has turned anger-prone people into evangelists of love. He has liberated countless people from the prisons of addiction, negativity, bad attitudes, unforgiveness, abandonment issues, and a whole host of negative conditions. Jesus’ ability to heal and transform continues unabated to this day. Considering that track record, in light of the fact that many of the people transformed had tried other solutions and failed and had no hope, is there even a viable alternative? No drug, whether prescription or illegal, can give hope. No amount of money can give real security. No amount of sex can provide a real sense of acceptance. Only Jesus. Trust in His powerful Word. The same voice that uttered the world into existence spoke the written words of the Bible. Trust in those words since God himself said that His words don’t come back to Him void.

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Robert Moment is a life coach, speaker and author of several life-changing books including, Christian Youth: Its Cool to Believe in God for Love, Acceptance, Friendship , Protection and Direction. Robert loves people and enjoys helping them. Robert specializes in maximizing human potential for happiness, purpose  and success. Visit http://www.AChristianYouth.com and sign-up for the FREE 5 Day e-Course titled, Christian Youth: Be Inspired to Live for God.

Christian Living: Five Great Needs Only God Can Fulfill

Christian Living have five great needs that only God can fulfill when we develop an intimate relationship with Him. 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 Love, Acceptance, Security, Identity and PurposeSome of us seek these in ourselves, in others and from society, but none of these needs can be truly fulfilled except by God.

Love

God’s love is always present and unconditional. 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 its 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.

No matter what you do, no matter how you look, now matter how many mistakes you’ve made, you can never let God down because He loves you without conditions, without measure and with no reservations or any hidden agenda. 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 is unconditional love.

“I trust in God’s unfailing love forever and ever “
(Psalm 52:8)

“ For great is your steadfast love toward me”
(Psalm 86:13)
“I am with you always to the end of the age”
(Matthew 28:20)

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 love, acceptance, unfailing security, a unique identity and a true purpose ! 

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Robert Moment is a life coach, speaker and author of several life-changing books including, Christian Youth: Its Cool to Believe in God for Love, Acceptance, Friendship , Protection and Direction. Robert loves people and enjoys helping them. Robert specializes in maximizing human potential for happiness, purpose  and success. Visit http://www.AChristianYouth.com and sign-up for the FREE 5 Day e-Course titled, Christian Youth: Be Inspired to Live for God.

How to Believe in God

There are many in this world who doesn’t believe in existence of God and claim that they are atheist or unbelievers of God. In my point of view I just want to bring in a truth that they are called as atheist or unbelievers because there should be a thing that should exist that is the reason why they have been atheist. Since there is a God there is atheist. So even for the atheist they need to believe God, to claim that there is no God.

People believe in several things and claims whatever they believe or image as God. Some even make animals as God, Some even stones as God. Most people believe in God but they have their faith or belief over something that isn’t God. How to Believe in God who is true?

Having Faith

To believe in God the vital and basic thing which you need to hold on very strongly is to have faith that there is someone who is supernatural than human being.

Our relationship with God is similar to our relationship with others in that all relationships require faith. We can never fully know any other person. We cannot experience all they experience nor enter into their minds to know what their thoughts and emotions are.

If we cannot know our fellow finite human beings fully, how can we expect to fully know an infinite God? Even if He should desire to fully reveal Himself, it is impossible for us to fully know Him. It is like trying to pour the ocean (seemingly infinite in quantity) into a quart-measuring jar (finite)… impossible! Nonetheless, even as we can have meaningful relationships with others that we have grown to trust because of our knowledge of them and of their character, so God has revealed enough about Himself through His creation (Romans 1:18-21), through His written Word, the Bible (2 Timothy 3:16-17;2 Peter 1:16-21), and through His Son (John 14:9), that we can enter into a meaningful relationship with Him. So faith is what which interlinks or bridges man to God.

Having Hope

God knows the future.  In times of trails your faith and hopes gets shaken but give up your hope and belief in Jesus the Christ who is besides you at the times of struggles. You are not the only one that has felt that there is no hope.  There are several bible heroes had faced hard times when they tried to give up their hope.  Job, Moses, Jonah, Jeremiah, even the powerful prophet in the Old Testament, Elijah.

Humans come up with their own definitions when it comes to Hope which are different from God’s.  However the biblical definition of hope is not a hope-so but a know-so.  Our hope in God is surer than the sun rising in the morning.  Read through these words of God and put yourself or your own name in the place of “I” or “we”. Psalm 119:74 “I have put my hope in your word”, in Psalm 119:81 “… I have put my hope in your word”, and in Psalm 130:5  “… in his word (The Bible) I put my hope”.

Here is real hope.  When a person reads the Word of God (Bible) and believe God they can know for certain that they have a secure and certain future for God will never allow us to suffer beyond our own capabilities to handle it.  There is nothing on this earth more certain than hope in God.  He will never leave us nor will He ever forsake us.  He is our anchor in the present and for the future.

Having Trust

The main reason we should trust God is that He is worthy of our trust. Unlike men, He never lies and never fails to fulfill His promises. “God is not a man, that he should lie, nor a son of man, that he should change his mind. Does he speak and then not act? Does he promise and not fulfill?” (Numbers 23:19; Psalm 89:34). Unlike men, He has the power to bring to pass what He plans and purposes to do.

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Robert Moment is a life coach, speaker and author of several life-changing books including, Christian Youth: Its Cool to Believe in God for Love, Acceptance, Friendship , Protection and Direction. Robert loves people and enjoys helping them. Robert specializes in maximizing human potential for happiness, purpose  and success. Visit http://www.AChristianYouth.com and sign-up for the FREE 5 Day e-Course titled, Christian Youth: Be Inspired to Live for God.

Jesus is Calling

Jesus is Calling. Will you answer? The most familiar Christian conversion stories involve brothers and sisters who lived lives very far from Christ. Just like the Prodigal Son, they strayed far from the father’s house, got caught up in addiction, mixed with the wrong crowd, made unfortunate choices, and ended up in very bad places in their lives. When they hit rock bottom, they reached out to Jesus Christ and submitted their lives to Him and rose up new people. These stories are powerful reminders of Christ’s power to transform people and his unquenchable love for us regardless of where we are in our lives or the choices we have made. These conversion stories make it clear that no one, absolutely no one, is ‘too bad’ to accept and be transformed by Christ’s atoning sacrifice.

The problem is that by looking at conversion stories as mainly involving ‘hitting rock bottom’ or ‘living life far from Christ then returning,’ we might be compartmentalizing the power of Christ’s love as well as shielding ourselves from the fact that Jesus is still calling to us. The truth is is Jesus is calling us even when we are already in the church or are active in the church. The truth is Jesus is calling to use even when we already read the Bible and pray every day. He is calling because he wants our relationship with him to mature. We have an immature relationship with Jesus when we have a proud attitude, often unconscious, where we say to ourselves ‘I already know Jesus’, or ‘I have a relationship with Jesus.’ There is a false pride present in these statements, and it truly takes a heart fully submitted to Christ’s humbling power and love to be aware of the slippery slope we’re on when we presume to know him.

The Danger of Recreating Christ in Our Image

Humans have fallen natures. Most Bible-believing Christians can agree on this. As part of our fallen tendency to gravitate towards self, flesh, and sin, we have this tendency to look at the world through our lenses. In short, we are selfish and self-centered Is it really that big of a stretch to say that we tend to look at Jesus from our own self-centered and selfish perspective as well? We tend to reinvent Christ by either positioning him as some sort of cosmic Santa Claus, vindictive bully, pushover emotional door mat who only seeks to love but never punish, and other images. When we do this, as part of our sinful nature, we recreate God in our own images. We commit idolatry. The truth is that Jesus has a separate reality from what is comforting or preferred in our eyes. The truth of Jesus, as revealed through the Scriptures, might be uncomfortable to us. It might be inconvenient. But His truth and His reality continuously calls Christians to rediscover Him.

Jesus is Calling

Faith, real faith, is not a hand-me-down. It is something we experienced for ourselves. It is something we go through. Jesus is calling us back to His Word to rediscover Him. Not the comforting images we have of him or the assumptions we have regarding His will but he is calling us to have a relationship with him. This is jarring. This can be downright upsetting to many Christians. Often, we may feel like the older brother of the Prodigal Son who was upset when the Father showed love and compassion to the younger son. The older brother only saw his rights and how he felt slighted. If he had a real relationship with his father, he would know his father’s true nature and his father’s kindness would not have been upsetting.

Let us heed Christ’s constant call to a deeper relationship. It is not enough to be in church, participating in activities, and doing things for the Church. He wants a relationship with us first and foremost And this means truly knowing him and putting ourselves aside and humbling our self before his Will. Jesus is calling, will you answer ?

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Robert Moment is a life coach, speaker and author of several life-changing books including, Christian Youth: Its Cool to Believe in God for Love, Acceptance, Friendship , Protection and Direction. Robert loves people and enjoys helping them. Robert specializes in maximizing human potential for happiness, purpose  and success. Visit http://www.AChristianYouth.com and sign-up for the FREE 5 Day e-Course titled, Christian Youth: Be Inspired to Live for God.

Help Me God

Sometimes, it is easy to feel that the Bible’s stories are simply not relevant to what you’re going through. You might be facing issues at home, with your relationships, unemployment, financial , at work, or dealing with health problems. Say, Help Me God. Trying to find solace from the Bible might feel, well, distant. If you feel this way, please read through the many stories in the Old Testmaent. You will notice that a large part of this section of Scriptures tells the story of people dealing with adversity. From famine in Canaan to slavery in Egypt to four decades wandering a barren wasteland, to all sorts of strife, war, and disease. But throughout it all, is a message of hope. A message of perseverance. And, ultimately, a message of overcoming and redemption. Far from being distant stories from the Bronze Age involving people who merely herded animals for their livelihood, the Bible’s stories tell deep and profound truths that still apply even in the iPad and iPhone mobile Age. They tell stories of faith and hope. Precisely the kind of stories you need to hear and draw strength from. If you are facing challenges, examine the story of the patriarch Joseph to see how God is always by our side even when we feel we are alone, desperate, and without any options.

Betrayal and Abandonment: The story of Joseph

The patriarch Joseph was hated by his brothers because their father Jacob favored him. They hated him so much that they held him captive in a pit and sold him into slavery. Some brothers, right? If you are feeling betrayed or abandoned, you know exactly how Joseph felt. It doesn’t feel good to have your trust abused and used against you. Still, Joseph walked with God and trusted God. As a result, even in slavery, Joseph became the head steward of his master’s home. In fact, beside his master Potiphar and Potiphar’s wife, he held the most authority and power in his master’s home. Instead of giving in to the justified anger he probably felt against his brothers for capturing him and selling him off into captivity, he focused on his relationship with God first. He submitted to God and let God take over his life. As a result, Joseph was blessed. Still, his master’s wife falsely accused Joseph of trying to rape her and had him thrown in prison. Have you ever had false charges made against you? Have you had people lie about you behind your back or to your face? It hurts, right? It is understandable if you feel angry and cheated. Joseph saw his high status and everything he worked so hard for evaporate when he went to prison. Life may feel unfair right now. You may feel the burden of everything seemingly going against you. Still, you need to take comfort in Joseph’s story.

Rising above adversity in faith

Throughout Joseph’s prison term, he never lost faith. He maintained his relationship and walk with God. The result? Joseph was made the de factor administrator of the prison. He had authority over the whole prison and only reported to the prison warden. This is how powerful God’s grace is.

Regardless of what you’re going through or enduring right now, you have to remember that if you seek God first and have a relationship with him, He will help you handle your situation. He may not make all your problems disappear, but He can bless you with something even more important-changing your heart so you can see your life in a whole new light. It is so easy to get angry. It is so easy to feel that life is unfair. But if we seek God first, he changes our hearts and minds and the world, and our challenges, begin to look very different and our lives reflect this new viewpoint. God may not always take all our problems away or deal with them the way we would like him to but we can have faith in him that he will always work to change us within. And that is the bigger blessing.

Let Us Pray:

Prayer Title: God is My Help

Dear Lord Jesus,
Thank You for being with me right now.
Thank You for loving me.
In every situation or problem that I face, I’m going to seek Your guidance and Your answers.
I give this situation or problem (fill in the blank with your situation or problem) over  to You.
I place my hope and complete trust in You.
In Jesus’ name,
Amen.

These scriptures will offer guidance for you during your times of need.

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart” (Proverbs 3:5),
“Have faith in God” (Mark 11:22),
“Fornothing will be impossible with God” (Luke 1:37)

 

Never give up on life and never give up on God. God will never give up on you. Look to the story of Joseph. Abide in God and He will give you the strength, wisdom, and endurance to carry you through.

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Robert Moment is a life coach, speaker and author of several life-changing books including, Christian Youth: Its Cool to Believe in God for Love, Acceptance, Friendship , Protection and Direction. Robert loves people and enjoys helping them. Robert specializes in maximizing human potential for happiness, purpose  and success. Visit http://www.AChristianYouth.com and sign-up for the FREE 5 Day e-Course titled, Christian Youth: Be Inspired to Live for God.

How to Walk With God

Walk with God and trust and believe in Him completely. God looks for a walking partner who trust, seeking His face at all times and believing in Him blindly at any cost. Right from the beginning God had a relationship with his hand made creations of Adam and Eve that found them “walking in the garden in the cool of the day” (Genesis 3:8). God created man for the enjoyment of a walking relationship that involved companionship, dialogue, intimacy, joint decision-making, mutual delight, and shared dominion. God loves and wants to walk along with you, that is the reason why his arms of grace have been pulling you into a closer walk with him.

Enoch was the first man to disclose the real delight of walking with God. He learned how to walk with God with every facet of life. We always look to seek God when we go through problems or want something from God. But Enoch was one who found every opportunity to walk with God. In order to know about the dimension of relationship certainly required an intense spiritual pursuit, and then when he found it the Lord made a graphic statement by catching him up to heaven.

Walking with God is like that. When we enter into an intimate heart relationship with God through faith in God (Hebrews 10:22), He becomes our heart’s greatest desire. Knowing Him, hearing His voice, trust in God, sharing our hearts with Him, and seeking to please Him become our all-consuming focus. He becomes everything to us. Meeting with Him is not an activity reserved for Sunday morning. The ultimate goal of each Christians is to “live in a state of unbroken worship.” This could be feasible only when we start to walk with God.

Personal Prayer

Firstly, in order to walk with God by private, personal prayer. The spirit of grace is always accompanied with the spirit of supplication. It is the very breath of the new creature, the fan of the divine life. By it, the spark of holy fire, kindled in the soul by God, is not only kept in, but raised into a flame. Neglect of private prayer has been frequently an inlet to many spiritual diseases, and has been attended with fatal consequences. Origen observed that on the day a certain Christian offered incense to an idol, “he went out of his closet without making use of private prayer.” Prayer is one of the most noble parts of the believer’s spiritual armor which helps to build the faith in God and also trust in God. “Praying always,” says the apostle, “with all manner of supplication” (Eph. 6:18).

Meditation

Holy and frequent meditation is another blessed means of keeping up a believer’s walk with God. “Prayer, reading, temptation, and meditation,” says Luther, “makes a minister.” And they also make and perfect a Christian. Meditation is to the soul what digestion is to the body. Holy David found it so, and therefore he was frequently employed in meditation, even in the night season. We read also of Isaac’s going out into the fields to meditate in the evening; or, as it is in the margin, to pray.

Obedience

Those who would maintain a holy walk with God must walk with him in His commandments as well as in His providences. It is recorded of Zacharias and Elizabeth, that “they walked in all God’s ordinance, as well as commandments, blameless” (Luke 1:6).

Seek the Guidance of the Spirit

In order to walk closely with God, his children must not only watch the motions of God’s providence around them, but they must also take note of the moving of his blessed Spirit within their hearts. “As many as are the sons of God, are led by the Spirit of God” (Rom. 8: 14). They give up themselves to be guided by the Holy Ghost, just as a little child gives its hand to be led by a nurse or parent. It is no doubt in this sense that we are to be converted, and become like little children. However, it is the quintessence of enthusiasm* to pretend to be guided by the Spirit without the written Word. Yet, it is every Christian’s bounden duty to be guided by the Spirit in conjunction with the written word of God.

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Robert Moment is a life coach, speaker and author of several life-changing books including, Christian Youth: Its Cool to Believe in God for Love, Acceptance, Friendship , Protection and Direction. Robert loves people and enjoys helping them. Robert specializes in maximizing human potential for happiness, purpose  and success. Visit http://www.AChristianYouth.com and sign-up for the FREE 5 Day e-Course titled, Christian Youth: Be Inspired to Live for God.

God Will Never Give Up On You

Christian Youth never give up on life. Why? You are too valuable to God. God knows your name. God loves you unconditionally.  He knows your incredible value. God created you as His masterpiece. He has a plan and purpose for your life. Read about the powerful future God promises you in 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 hope”
(Jeremiah 29:11)

God will never give up on you.  Be Inspired to Live ™ !  Live your best life for God.

God has provided each of us with spiritual gifts and graced us all with the ability to love and forgive ourselves and others.  The problems we have stem from our own inability to use these gifts and our unwillingness to give in to the love and forgiveness in order to make our lives whole.  It’s a part of our human nature to be suspicious and give up on ourselves because we are afraid that others have given up on us.  Or if they haven’t given up on us yet, they just might give up on us in the future.

After all, we think, we don’t have the patience to endlessly forgive and love everyone, so how can we depend on others to do the same for us?  We all remember someone in our lives who let us down so often that we gave up on them in disgust.  Perhaps it was someone who lied to us so often that we no longer believed them when they made a promise.   Or a loved one who swore he or she would change, but we no longer thought it was possible because they’d failed so many times before.  When we’ve been lied to, cheated on or let down by others, it destroys our ability to believe in others.  By the same token, it destroys our ability to believe that anyone could ever possibly believe completely and without reservation in us.

But God is different.  We don’t have to prove ourselves to him.  No matter how many times we fail or fall short of the goal, He will forgive us and love us.  He is our comfort and strength.  We need never go it alone, for the presence and love of God is our constant companion and doesn’t depend upon our own actions or whether we’ve “proven” ourselves trustworthy or “good enough.”  In God’s eyes, we will always be Loved.

The Lord protects the simple; when I was brought low, he saved me.”
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Psalm 116:6)

That eternal love of God, based not on what we do or don’t do, is one of the most precious gifts in the universe.  Just imagine – God’s love is unconditional.  That means that no matter how many lies you tell, no matter how many times you let Him down or break a promise to Him, God will never give up on you!  This should give you amazing strength and confidence.  You are loved!  You will always be loved – and nothing will ever change that love!

Remember Christ’s last words to His disciples, all hard working, simple men who made many mistakes while trying to follow in his footsteps.  When He appeared to His disciples after the crucifixion, He reminded them that they had much work to do in God’s name, but they were frightened and confused.  But He wasn’t disappointed in them and He didn’t desert them.  Before going to His father in heaven, he reminded them of the most important thing that we must all keep in mind to keep us strong in our faith,

Remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”
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Matthew 28:20) 

With God always with you, even to the end of time, it becomes easier to believe in ourselves and in others.  After all, if the Lord will never give up on us, who are we to give up on ourselves?  Know, then, that with God, you can be successful in all that matters.

Be Inspired to Live for God ™ !

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Robert Moment is a life coach, speaker and author of several life-changing books including, Christian Youth: Its Cool to Believe in God for Love, Acceptance, Friendship , Protection and Direction. Robert loves people and enjoys helping them. Robert specializes in maximizing human potential for happiness, purpose  and success. Visit http://www.AChristianYouth.com and sign-up for the FREE 5 Day e-Course titled, Christian Youth: Be Inspired to Live for God.

God Promises : He Will Never Leave You

God promises that He will never forsake or leave us.You have probably heard people say that God is always with you.  That’s hard concept to understand, isn’t it?  But it should be a comforting one – you are secure in God’s abiding presence because He is eternal , and is eternally present in your life.  Because God is eternal, He has been there since the beginning of your life and will be there to see it through to the end – a promise of His love , guidance and protection that no one else can make !  Isn’t it a joy to know that you can rely on Him to be there , a guiding force and comfort no matter what, for as long as you live and into the eternal?

Sometimes He may seem far away, perhaps because you are going through a difficult time or because you’ve been too busy to go to church for a few Sundays or because you’ve felt too unhappy to pray properly.  That’s okay, because even when you feel like God’s face is hidden from you, He is still watching over you.  You aren’t hidden from Him !  Even when the sun is hidden by the clouds, it is still there, keeping the earth in its orbit.

God is never far away, even when you don’t feel close to Him because you are upset or feel sorrow – because God isn’t in a far away Heaven in the clouds. God’s Spirit is within you and accompanies you everywhere you go.  St. Patrick wrote a hymn that went,

“Christ be with me, Christ within me,
Christ behind me, Christ before me,
Christ beside me, Christ to win me,
Christ to comfort me and restore me,
Christ beneath me, Christ above me.”

St. Patrick understood that God’s Spirit permeates our souls and wasn’t a distant, impersonal presence far away from us.  There is strength that comes from knowing that God’s spirit is within you and accompanies you everywhere you go.

Remind yourself that God will never leave you and you will have the courage to face anything.  God’s presence isn’t conditional – it isn’t based on how good we are or whether we’ve gone to church or whether we’ve done something really wrong this month.  God is simply always there, always loving us, always waiting for us to reach out to Him, ready to catch us when we fall.

Every morning before you start your day, say the following prayer for protection by James Dillet Freeman:

“The light of God surrounds me;
The love of God enfolds me;
The power of God protects me;
The presence of God watches over me.
Wherever I am , God is !

God is your ever-present help through it all.  Where you are, God is and all is well.

“Don’t be afraid, for I am with you.  Do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will help you.  I will uphold you with my victorious right hand”
( Isaiah 41:10 NLT).

God never abandons you because He is within you.  He doesn’t promise to be with you if you do this or that, He doesn’t tell you when He will be with you. He simply says, “I am with you.”  And that is everything you will ever need !

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Robert Moment is a life coach, speaker and author of several life-changing books including, Christian Youth: Its Cool to Believe in God for Love, Acceptance, Friendship , Protection and Direction. Robert loves people and enjoys helping them. Robert specializes in maximizing human potential for happiness, purpose  and success. Visit http://www.AChristianYouth.com and sign-up for the FREE 5 Day e-Course titled, Christian Youth: Be Inspired to Live for God.