Caring: Week 1 Day 2

August 2013: Week 1 Day 2 Care: What does it mean? Yesterday we read Psalm 1. We focused on verse 3 where we are told that God is our caretaker. Did you examine your life? Were you able to see the ways that God has been there for you and provided the right environment for your growth? If you weren’t able to see that, have you decided that you would become the person that is described in Psalms 1? Today we are going to take a look at the word care and what it means. For this, I went to the dictionary and you can do the same. With words like this there are two different definitions. There is the word care that we have determined we will give to God. It is a noun. Let’s remember what a noun is. It is a person place or thing. Why is this important, you may ask… Well, when we are trying to understand concepts and the precepts in the word of God, we have to know what words mean. If we can come to an intellectual understanding of the words that are being used, the true meaning of the concepts and be translated into our hearts. Ok…back to the word care. The word care that is a noun is the something that we give to God. That person, place, or thing is defined in … [Read more...]

Caring: Week 1 Day 1

August 2013: Week 1, Day 1 August is the month of caring. With this, remember that the Lord cares for you. Our bible reading for today is Psalm 1 Blessed is the man
 Who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly,
 Nor stands in the path of sinners,
 Nor sits in the seat of the scornful; 
But his delight is in the law of the Lord,
 And in His law he meditates day and night.
 He shall be like a tree
 Planted by the rivers of water,
 That brings forth its fruit in its season,
 Whose leaf also shall not wither;
 And whatever he does shall prosper. The ungodly are not so,
 But are like the chaff which the wind drives away.
 Therefore the ungodly shall not stand in the judgment,
 Nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous. For the Lord knows the way of the righteous,
 But the way of the ungodly shall perish When reading this passage of scripture, we can see that the person that follows the will of God, prays, trusts, and delights in Him will be blessed. I don’t know about you, I am that person. I look for my needs to be met. His ways are my delight. This world can make it hard, so when I lose focus, I rely on the Lord to bring me back to the place … [Read more...]

1 Peter 5:7

...Casting all you care upon Him, for He cares for you.   1 Peter 5:7 … [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...]