But… Changes Everything

There are times in life when we don't feel like things are going the way that they should, for us. We look at the lives of others and can see God's plan working in their lives. Yet, it is hard to see what He's doing in ours. This is normal. The human tendency is to see the grass as being greener on the other side. The man or woman on the other side always seems to be doing better, achieving more, working harder, receiving more approval, more well liked...and more, more, more. Just because it's the way things seem, doesn't mean that's the way it is. One thing about the bible, that I love, is the fact that the words in it are real and true. The men and women in the bible don't put up a beautiful image of what their lives were like so that we won't know what was really going on. Instead, they tell it how it really is or was. They keep it real with us...especially in the Psalms. Let's look at Psalm 13 How long, O Lord? Will you forget me forever? How long will you hide Your face from me? How long must I wrestle with my thoughts and every day have sorrow in my heart? How long will my enemy triumph over me? Look on me and answer, O Lord my God. Give light to my eyes, or … [Read more...]

August 2013: Month of Caring

This month we are going to take the time and effort that is needed to encourage ourselves in the Lord. ¬†I say we because I first mean me. ¬†I hope that as I go through this process, you find some encouragement as well. ...Casting all your cares upon Him, for He cares for you. 1 Peter 5:7 This month our word of focus is care. ¬†The scripture above tells us to cast our cares upon the Lord because He cares for us. ¬†This is something that needs to be ingrained in each and every fiber of our beings. ¬†As we move from day to day this month, we have to remember these words. What's to come for the month? Here at In Faith Today, we will have our word of focus, care. Our foundational scripture for this month will be 1 Peter 5:7. Our prayer focus for the month will come from our foundational scripture... Lord, help me to give you every care and concern that I have in my heart and on my mind. ¬†As I do, remind me how much you care for me. Our action plan for walking in faith this month is to take time each day to write down our cares and concerns, then give them to God by asking him to take care of the thing, person, or situation. Our book of the month that relates to our focus … [Read more...]