How to Prepare for a Move of God

How to Prepare for a Move of God

When the Israelites were preparing to cross the Jordan river and enter their Promised Land, Joshua said to the Israelites, "Sanctify yourselves because tomorrow God will do wonders among you." (Joshua 3:5)

This wonder that Joshua was expecting God to do for the Israelites was helping them cross the River Jordan without a boat. 

This was no mean feat since the Israelites with their children would be crossing it when it was flooded for River Jordan overflows its banks during harvest time. (Joshua 3:15) 

Consequently, Joshua told the people to sanctify themselves in preparation for God doing wonders among them.  

Therefore if you are expecting God to move in your life  and do wonders for you, sanctify yourself by doing the following:


1. Confess your Sins
Confess all your sins and ask God to forgive you. Ask Him to also remind you of the things you have done that He was not pleased with and that you have forgotten so that you can confess them.


2. Live Righteously
To live righteously is to do the right thing in the sight of God all the time. To help do this read How to Workout your Salvation.
How to Workout your Salvation

3. Remain in Contact with God
Remain in constant contact with God by praying and reading your Bible regularly so that you can hear His next directions. To help you do this read How to Connect with God
How to connect with God

To learn more 
How to increase your faith



Be Specific When Praying for Your Problem

When praying for your problems, it is very important to be specific. We see this point many times in the Bible when Jesus asked people, "What do you want?"

For example, when He found blind Bartimaeus begging on the roadside, Jesus asked him, "What do you want me to do for you?" (Mark 10:51) 

Bartimaeus could have wanted his sight restored so that he could stop being blind or he could have wanted money so that he could stop begging. Though Jesus as the Son of God most probably knew what Bartimaeus wanted, He still asked him and Bartimaeus replied by being specific for He told Jesus, "Rabboni, I want to see again." (Mark 10:51)

Therefore when you are praying, learn to present specific requests to God. Instead of praying, "God help me" tell him the specific type of help you need. Do you need a job? Do you need healing? Regardless of what you need present your specific requests to God in prayer. 

To learn more read How to Pray for Your Stressful Situation 
How to pray for your stressful situation
 

Christian Blogging Tips from the Bible

Christian Blogging Tips from the Bible

Pray for a Successful Blog
If you want to make money blogging, the first Biblical principle you have to apply is to pray for it. 

Scriptures that you can use to pray for your blog include:
May my blog be full of posts supplying all kinds of information. 
May my eBooks bring forth thousands and ten thousands of dollars into my accounts.
May my affiliate accounts be well laden. 
May there be no hacking into my site or plagiarizing my content.
May there be no spamming of my site. (Adapted from Psalm 144:13-14)

Heavenly Father I ask you in the name of Jesus to command the blessing on my blog and in all to which I set my hand. (Adapted from Deuteronomy 28:8)

Heavenly Father I ask you in the name of Jesus to bless my blog indeed and enlarge my online territory. (Adapted from 1 Chronicles 4:10)


Picture Your Successful Blog
After praying, the second Christian principle for setting up a blog is to visualize. Therefore:
1. Visualize the number of visitors you want to visit your blog each day.
2. Visualize the number of subscribers via RSS and email that you want your blog to have.
3. Visualize the Google PageRank and Technorati ranking you want your blog to reach.



Prepare for a Successful Blog
The third Biblical principle of creating a blog is to prepare effectively by researching on the different ways to make money online. To do this you have to:
1. Read blog posts and articles which tell you how to start a blog and make money online. 

2. Choose a niche topic that you love talking about and then get ready to put all that talk into words by reading more about it and reading how you can present your know-how more effectively.

3. Read what others are currently saying about your topic of choice both online and offline. Read post by successful bloggers on how to make money blogging. 

4. Choose a blogging platform such as blogger for blogspot.com blogs or wordpress and then choose your domain name. 

3 Reasons to be Strong and Courageous


After Moses died, God spoke to Joshua and told him to be strong and courageous three times in the same speech. (Joshua 1:1-9)

So why did God have to emphasize so strongly on Joshua being strong and courageous?


Joshua was Leading God's People
God told Joshua, "Be strong and courageous because to these people you shall divide as an inheritance the land which I swore to their forefathers to give them. (Joshua 1:6)

Moses had died and God was now giving Joshua the responsibility of dividing the Promised Land between all the 12 tribes of Israel. As a result, He expected Joshua to be strong and courageous so that he could do this task effectively.

Therefore, if God has given you a job to do, you have to be strong and courageous so that you can also do it effectively. 

In some situations, you may find that when God has given you something to do, opposition will rise up to ensure that you do not do it. 

We can see a good example from Nehemiah who endured stiff opposition as he did what God had placed in his heart to do in Jerusalem (Nehemiah 2:12) which was to rebuild its walls. However, Nehemiah was strong and courageous and he finished leading the Israelites in the rebuilding process. To learn more read How to Know and Fulfill your Life's Purpose.

What God had placed in my heart to do in Jerusalem Nehemiah 2:12


Joshua Was to Obey God's Laws
God told Joshua, "Be strong and very courageous so that you may do all the law which Moses My servant commanded you. Do not turn from it to the right hand or to the left so that you may prosper wherever you go. (Joshua 1:7)

God wanted Joshua to obey all the laws and commandments that He had given Moses. As a result, He expected Joshua to be strong and courageous so that he could obey all of them without wavering.

Therefore, since God has already given you His commandments, you have to be strong and courageous so that you can obey them all. 

In some situations, you may find that when you are trying to obey God's commandments, temptations and tribulations will rise up to ensure that you do not. 

We can see a good example from Joseph who was tempted to commit adultery with Potiphar's wife when he was away from his family and friends after his brothers had sold him into slavery. However, Joseph overcame the temptation by fearing God for He asked, How can I do such a wicked thing and sin against God? (Genesis 39:9) To learn more read We Are Not Ignorant of His Devices.
How can I do such a wicked thing and sin against God Genesis 39:9


God would Be with Joshua
God told Joshua, "Be strong and of good courage. Do not be afraid or be dismayed for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go. (Joshua 1:9)

God would be with Joshua wherever he went. As a result, He expected Joshua to be strong and courageous because He would always be with him.

Therefore, since God has already given you the same promise of being with you and never leaving your or forsaking you, you have to be strong and courageous wherever you go. 

In some situations, you may find that when you are trying to go somewhere, problems may arise to ensure that you do not go.

We can see a good example from Peter when Jesus told him to leave the boat and walk on the water towards Him. Peter started to sink when he saw the boisterous wind and begun to doubt for Jesus asked him "Why did you doubt?" (Matthew 14:31) However, if Peter had fixed his eyes and his faith on Jesus, chances are that he would have remained strong and courageous and continued walking on the water regardless of how boisterous the wind was. To learn more read, Matthew 14 Bible Study: Lesson on Walking on Water.
Faith is the substance of things hoped for and the evidence of things not seen Hebrews 11:1

Matthew 14 Bible Study

How to Begin to Possess Your Promised Land

How to Begin to Possess Your Promised Land

When the Israelites were about to possess their Promised Land, God told them, "Rise up, start your journey and cross River Arnon. I have given King Sihon of Heshbon to you together with his land. Begin to possess it." (Deuteronomy 2:24)

Moses then sent messengers to King Sihon asking him for permission to pass through his territory but King Sihon refused to grant the Israelites permission because God had made his spirit stubborn and his heart obstinate so that He would deliver them into the Israelite's hand. (Deuteronomy 2:30)

God then told Moses, "See I have begun to give King Sihon and his territory to you. Begin to possess it so that you may inherit it.(Deuteronomy 2:31)

From this we can see that God had begun to give King Sihon and his land to the Israelites by making his spirit stubborn and his heart obstinate. 

God also wanted the Israelites to do something to Begin to possess it (Deuteronomy 2:31) before they physically fought with King Sihon.

Therefore if God has promised you something or you are standing on one of the Promises of God in the Bible, Begin to possess it (Deuteronomy 2:31) spiritually, mentally and emotionally before you begin trying to possess it physically.
The Promises of God

For example if God has promised you a good job, 
Begin to possess it Spiritually by praising and thanking Him for it in prayer
Begin to possess it Mentally by believing that God has already given you the job
Begin to possess it Emotionally by feeling that you already have the job.






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