Archives for March 2011

Ultimate Blog Party 2011

  Welcome to In Faith Today's Blog.¬† My name is Makeda.¬† This is my first year taking part in the UBP.¬† I just started my website and blog back in January.¬† It is dedicated to giving people daily inspiration.¬† The past week has been kinda hectic so I have to catch up on some of my posts, but I hope that as you take a look around you will choose to visit again.¬† It is very nice to meet you.¬† God bless you and be encouraged.¬† Remember that no one who puts their faith in God will be put to shame. … [Read more...]

Proverbs 3

Guidance for the Young 1 My son, do not forget my law, But let your heart keep my commands; 2 For length of days and long life And peace they will add to you. 3 Let not mercy and truth forsake you; Bind them around your neck, Write them on the tablet of your heart, 4 And so find favor and high esteem In the sight of God and man. 5 Trust in the LORD with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding; 6 In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths. 7 Do not be wise in your own eyes; Fear the LORD and depart from evil. 8 It will be health to your flesh And strength to your bones. 9 Honor the LORD with your possessions, And with the firstfruits of all your increase; 10 So your barns will be filled with plenty, And your vats will overflow with new wine. 11 My son, do not despise the chastening of the LORD, Nor detest His correction; 12 For whom the LORD loves He corrects, Just as a father the son in whom he delights. 13 Happy is the man who finds wisdom, And the man who gains understanding; 14 For her proceeds are better than the profits of silver, And her gain than fine gold. 15 She is more precious than rubies, And all the … [Read more...]

Proverbs Day 2

Proverbs 2 The Value of Wisdom 1 My son, if you receive my words, And treasure my commands within you, 2 So that you incline your ear to wisdom, And apply your heart to understanding; 3 Yes, if you cry out for discernment, And lift up your voice for understanding, 4 If you seek her as silver, And search for her as for hidden treasures; 5 Then you will understand the fear of the LORD, And find the knowledge of God. 6 For the LORD gives wisdom; From His mouth come knowledge and understanding; 7 He stores up sound wisdom for the upright; He is a shield to those who walk uprightly; 8 He guards the paths of justice, And preserves the way of His saints. 9 Then you will understand righteousness and justice, Equity and every good path. 10 When wisdom enters your heart, And knowledge is pleasant to your soul, 11 Discretion will preserve you; Understanding will keep you, 12 To deliver you from the way of evil, From the man who speaks perverse things, 13 From those who leave the paths of uprightness To walk in the ways of darkness; 14 Who rejoice in doing evil, And delight in the perversity of the wicked; 15 Whose ways are crooked, And who are devious in their … [Read more...]

Proverbs Day 1

Proverbs 1 The Beginning of Knowledge 1 The proverbs of Solomon the son of David, king of Israel: 2 To know wisdom and instruction, To perceive the words of understanding, 3 To receive the instruction of wisdom, Justice, judgment, and equity; 4 To give prudence to the simple, To the young man knowledge and discretion‚ÄĒ 5 A wise man will hear and increase learning, And a man of understanding will attain wise counsel, 6 To understand a proverb and an enigma, The words of the wise and their riddles. 7 The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge, But fools despise wisdom and instruction. Shun Evil Counsel 8 My son, hear the instruction of your father, And do not forsake the law of your mother; 9 For they will be a graceful ornament on your head, And chains about your neck. 10 My son, if sinners entice you, Do not consent. 11 If they say, ‚ÄúCome with us, Let us lie in wait to shed blood; Let us lurk secretly for the innocent without cause; 12 Let us swallow them alive like Sheol, And whole, like those who go down to the Pit; 13 We shall find all kinds of precious possessions, We shall fill our houses with spoil; 14 Cast in your lot among us, Let us all … [Read more...]

31 Days of Proverbs

There isn't one of us in this world who isn't longing or looking for wisdom and knowledge.¬† We are wanting to know which decisions to make.¬† We have questions of how to raise our kids.¬† We contemplate how to have a successful marriage or even how to live a positive and fulfilling single life.¬† We are wondering how we should spend our money and looking for the best investments.¬† As we look through all of the many resources that are within our reach, one may realize that there are many voices in the world claiming that they know the way.¬† They say that they can give us the keys to life and success.¬† There are even those who claim to have accessed the fountain of youth. Yet there is only one whose claims have been proven many times over by people of countless generations. That one is Jesus.¬† He is the Living Word of God and His words can give us life.¬† It our choice whether or not we are going to listen to and apply that Word in our lives and reap the results of good seeds that have been planted. Psalm 34:11-14 Come, you children, listen to me; I will teach you the fear of the Lord. Who is the man who desires life, And loves many days that he may see good? Keep … [Read more...]

A Heartfelt Prayer

Prayer Ever sit down and think about it? Prayer Every wonder exactly how we're supposed to go about it? Prayer It's not always proper and perfect Prayer But it's the words that come from the heart, that make it worth it Prayer The Father looks at what we're saying not just how we're saying it. Prayer Because He knows our every thought and He contemplates it Prayer Looking to find out if we're going to take time for Him Prayer Or put on a show for others and be long winded for all of them Prayer Its two way communication Prayer It's not just us listing all of our petitions Prayer But at times it's just to sit and listen Prayer When all words have run out and your feeling like something is missing Prayer But you keep your ear inclined to hear the Master's voice Prayer Even when your surrounded by all of the outside noise Pray Let me tell you what it is that I have decided Pray That by the Spirit, I will be guided Pray Whether I am listening or saying words Pray I will live a life of prayer, always speaking and listening to my Lord To make sure that it is from my heart I will just Pray … [Read more...]

What Am I Working For

John 6:27 "Do not labor for the food that perishes, but for the food that endures to eternal life, which the Son of Man will give to you.¬† For on him God the Father has sent His seal." It is in our nature to work.¬† We are always working and striving to meet some goal.¬† But, how will that ambition to reach the goal affect our lives.¬† If it is a natural goal that is strenuous on our bodies, it may cause a lot of tension, stress, and heartache.¬† There are even some spiritual goals that we set and we take the time to plan how we are going to accomplish them, but we forget to ask God for His input on how to execute them.¬† We have to be careful and make sure that we are always doing things by the spirit because the word of God says that to be carnally minded is death, but to be spiritually minded is life and peace. Romans 8:6¬† I don't know anyone who doesn't want life and peace. Yet are we prepared to do what it takes to have that precious promise of God? I have found that with all of the different hats that I wear in this life, there is always a desire to keep going.¬† I feel like I just have to keep pushing and keep running and keep working, but there are times … [Read more...]

Where is God?

Do you ever feel like you are out here in this big lonely world all alone?¬† Ever wonder where your faith in God will actually take you?¬† Do you ever think "What's the point?"¬† If so, you are not alone.¬† Many people have felt the same way at some point and time in their lives.¬† Even the Psalmist from the Bible have said to our creator, "Where are you?"¬† The amazing and comforting thing about God is that He knows how we think and He wants us to seek and search for Him.¬† In our searching He will reveal Himself to us and we will know where He is. Let's take a look at Joshua 1:7-9 "Be strong and very courageous, that you may observe to do according to all the law which Moses My servant commanded you; do not turn from it to the right hand or to the left, that you may prosper wherever you go. This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate in it day and night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success. Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go." Our heavenly Father … [Read more...]

Pleasing Unto Him

Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart Be acceptable in Your sight, O LORD, my strength and my Redeemer. Psalm 19:14 Father God, Thank you for this day. Thank you for giving me life. You are holy and righteous. Lord, You are awesome. My God, You are kind. There is none like You in all the heavens or in all the earth Lord, help me to be who you have called me to be. Help me to do all that you have called me to do. I want you to be proud of me. I want you to be pleased with me. Father, make me more like you. I ask You to speak to me through Your word. Show me what You want me to do and how I should do it. You are my Shepherd, O Lord, lead me. Thank you for hearing my prayer In Jesus' Name ~Amen … [Read more...]