Did You Really Listen So That You Could Hear

“Applying wisdom to your life each day will help you keep distractions and foolishness away.”

Whenever someone is speaking, you should always be sure that you are not only hearing the person, but more importantly listen to what the person is saying. Listening allows you to hear everything, whether you agree or not. Maybe after you have had time to think about what the person said, you may even see things differently than you did at the time when the person spoke it.

James 1:19 says “My dear brothers and sisters, always be willing to listen and slow to speak. Do not become angry easily,” (NCV)

Be blessed, be encouraged and have a great day.
~Carla~

Only God Can Make The Pieces Fit

“Applying wisdom to your life each day will help you keep distractions and foolishness away.”

If you feel like your life is sometimes like a puzzle, that is ok. Whether you feel like it is a hundred or a thousand pieces, it is just right for God because God can fit every piece of your life together perfectly, but when you try to do it on your own without giving all the pieces to God, you will try to force pieces where they do not belong and they will not fit. Only God can create a beautiful picture from the broken pieces of your life.

Jeremiah 17:14 says “God, pick up the pieces. Put me back together again. You are my praise!” (MSG)

Be blessed, be encouraged and have a great day.
~Carla~

Do Not Get Stuck; Move On

“Applying wisdom to your life each day will help you keep distractions and foolishness away.”

Each day is a new beginning. It does not matter what may have happened on yesterday, last week, last month or even last year. Sometimes, you have to leave some things in the past, so that you can live in the present and be able to move into the future. Sometimes the more you dwell on things in the past, it will cause you to get stuck in that place.

Isaiah 43:18-19 says “The Lord says, “Forget what happened before, and do not think about the past. Look at the new thing I am going to do. It is already happening. Don’t you see it?” (NCV)

Be blessed, be encouraged and have a great day.
~Carla~

Watch God And His Word Do The Work

“Applying wisdom to your life each day will help you keep distractions and foolishness away.”

The Word of God is very active and very powerful. It will work for you, if you allow it to. There may be times when you may become frustrated because you may feel that things and certain people are working against you. During those times, that is when you must take a step back and watch God and His Word work for you. Sometimes, you do not have to say anything or even do anything. The only thing you should do is pray and be still, and sit back and watch God work things out for you.

Psalm 46:10 says “God says, “Be still and know that I am God.” (NCV)

Be blessed, be encouraged and have a great day.
~Carla~

Go Get Your Blessings

“Applying wisdom to your life each day will help you keep distractions and foolishness away.”

Nothing and no one can stop the plans of God concerning your life. People may try to stop, block, hinder and even set traps for you to fall in, so that you cannot go forward or even so you may not be able to receive blessings that God has for you. What you need to know is, no one can stop or take anything away from you that God specifically has just for you.

Isaiah 14:27 says “Yes, the Lord Almighty has decided what He will do. Nobody can change it. He is ready to show His power. Nobody can stop it.” (EASY)

Be blessed, be encouraged and have a great day.
~Carla~

Allow The Word To Speak To You

“Applying wisdom to your life each day will help you keep distractions and foolishness away.”

When you read the Bible, the Bible will really read you because it will speak to you about yourself. It will speak to you concerning the way you are living. It will speak to you things that no one else may know. Some of the things it may speak to you may not feel good, but it will be for your good if you will be honest with yourself and truly listen to what is being said. It is God Himself that speaks to a person through the Bible as a person reads it.

Hebrews 4:12 says “God’s Word is alive and working. It is sharper than the sharpest sword and cuts all the way into us. It cuts deep to the place where the soul and the spirit are joined. God’s Word cuts to the center of our joints and our bones. It judges the thoughts and feelings in our hearts.” (ERV)

Be blessed, be encouraged and have a great day.
~Carla~

Everything God Does Is Big

“Applying wisdom to your life each day will help you keep distractions and foolishness away.”

God is not a little God and God does not do little things, so whenever you pray and ask God for something or to do something, you should be prepared for God to go above and beyond whatever you ask. God will always bless you in ways that you could never imagine because God loves you so much, like a parent loves their child. That is why you should never put limits or restrictions on God because then you could miss out on many blessings. It is always best to let God do things His way at His time.

Ephesians 3:20 says “God is able to do far more than we could ever ask for or imagine. God does everything by His power that is working in us.” (NIRV)

Be blessed, be encouraged and have a great day.
~Carla~

Worrying Is Not Worth It

“Applying wisdom to your life each day will help you keep distractions and foolishness away.”

There is a difference between worrying and concern. It is ok to be concerned about something or someone, but it is not ok to worry. Worrying can lead to other things which can have a negative effect on your life, such as sickness and depression; while concern can have a positive effect, leading you to try to see the good within a bad situation. Because nothing lasts forever, there is no need to worry about anyone or anything; while being concerned can lead you to pray, and receive instructions on what to do and how to do what is necessary, in order to make the situation better than what it is.

Matthew 6:27 & 34 says “You cannot add any time to your life by worrying about it. So don’t worry about tomorrow. Each day has enough trouble of its own. Tomorrow will have its own worries.” (ERV)

Be blessed, be encouraged and have a great day.
~Carla~

You Owe God Everything

“Applying wisdom to your life each day will help you keep distractions and foolishness away.”

God is better to you than you could ever be to yourself. No one really even knows how to treat themself in the loving way that God does for them on a daily basis, even at times when the person is not even aware of what God is doing in their life. God keeps you safe and protected. God watches over you, defends and fights for you, make ways and provides for you, leads, guides and directs you. God connects you with the right people by moving the wrong ones, and does so much more for you than you will probably ever know. God does not owe anyone anything, but everyone owes God their all.

Romans 12:1 says “My Christian friends, God has been very kind to us. Because of that, I really want you to serve God with your whole life. Offer your bodies to God like a sacrifice that continues to live. Serve God with everything that you have and that will please Him. That is the true way to worship God. (EASY)

Be blessed, be encouraged and have a great day.
~Carla~

What Do You Do When Trouble Comes

“Applying wisdom to your life each day will help you keep distractions and foolishness away.”

In times of trouble, you must know what to do and where to go. There will be times when things may happen, and you may not always have time to sit and think about what you should do or even try to come up with a plan because there may be some things that will catch you off guard because they will happen so fast and unexpectedly until all you will be able to do is just call on the name of Jesus.

Nahum 1:7 says “The Lord is good, giving protection in times of trouble. He knows who trusts in Him.” (NCV)

Be blessed, be encouraged and have a great day.
~Carla~