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~

God’s Love Never Stops

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

There is nothing and no one that will ever be able to stop God from loving you. God loves you more than you will ever know. Even though God does not love the wrongs things that people may do, God’s love does not ever stop. Even when problems, troubles and situations may cause your heart to hurt, they also cause the heart of God to hurt while God reveals to you that He has not left you, but God is right by your side holding you and still loving you.

Romans 8:35 says “Christ will always continue to love us. Nothing can stop that! We may have troubles. Things may make us sad or afraid. People may do bad things to us. We may have no food or no clothes. There may be great danger. People may even try to kill us. But none of these things can stop Christ from loving us.” (EASY)

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

You Cannot Make It Without God

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

A person will only and truly be happy when they get to the point in their life when they realize they need God. Not only will there be a need for God, but wisdom also will speak to the heart of the person to let the person know total dependence must be on God, and not on themself nor on other people.

Matthew 5:3 says “Happy are the people who know that they need God very much. The kingdom of heaven belongs to people like that.” (Easy)

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

Take The Time To See God In Each Day

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

In the life of each person, everyone will have some good days, as well as some bad days. As each day passes, there should come a time in the life of everyone in which a person must be wise and mature enough to understand that it does not matter what each day may present, because when you know that God is in control of every day, you will begin to recognize, as well as learn that there is something good, even in the bad days.

Psalm 118:24 says “This is the day that the Lord has made. Let us rejoice and be glad today!” (NCV)

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

God Creates All Things For His Glory

Focus Verse: Genesis 1:1 “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.”

1) God Created (Genesis 1:1-2)
2) God Formed (Genesis 1:3-13)
3) God Filled (Genesis 1:14-25)

Notes
1) God is self-existent. God answers to no one.

2) God will sometimes explain His actions through His Word, but God does not always, and God does not have to.

3) God is self-sufficient. God has no needs and God depends on no one.

4) God is eternal, meaning God is unchanging.

5) God remains holy, wise, just and gracious.

6) Light brings revelation, the ability to know and be known.

7) We worship the God who stands above us and apart from us, but calls us to know Him.

8) God created all things purposefully to display His glory.

9) Light reveals what the darkness hides.

10) The same powerful God who separated the waters with His words still speaks today.

11) God speaks through His Word, His Son Jesus Christ, His Spirit and His people.

Introducing God’s Glory

For those who follow me may be aware that each year l take a Biblical Class in which l study a different book of the Bible. As always, l love going to school because l have a passion for education, knowledge and information. I have an open-mind, as well as an open-heart and l am always ready to learn, so that l may know in order that l may grow. This year, l am studying “The Book of Genesis.” As l have done in the past, l will be sharing my notes at different times. I pray they will be a blessing to others as they are to me.

Focus Verse: Psalm 19:1 “The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of His Hands.”

Outline
1) God’s World Declares His Glory
2) God’s Word Declares His Glory
3) God’s People and Plan Declare His Glory

Notes
1) The only true answers about this world and your life come from God, your Creator Himself.

2) The book of Genesis reveals truths about God, this world, your life, your origin and your destiny.

3) God knows you intimately.

4) God is holy, wise and completely perfect.

5) The all-knowing, all-powerful, always good God created the world and everything in it, including every human being.

6) The created world offers proven positive evidence that God exists, and can be known.

7) God intends for all people to accept His revelation of Himself and His creative work by faith.

8) The created recognize the Creator through creation.

9) God’s special revelation is the inspired Word of God.

10) God’s Word reveals truth that cannot be known through nature alone.

11) God’s special revelation begins in Genesis.

12) Genesis gives the beginning of much of life, such as man and woman, birth and death, sin and redemption, marriage and government, history, humanity and God’s vision for the world.

13) Whatever God plans and commands will someday happen.

14) The God who creates is also the God who redeems.

15) Doctrine means teaching or instruction.

16) God’s Holy Spirit awakens dead hearts and minds to recognize and believe what is true.

17) The Bible grounds real people with true hope.

18) You should not approach the Bible to merely gain knowledge, but you should study the Bible to know God, understand yourself and interpret the world.

19) God’s story invites all people to repent and believe in Jesus.

20) You glorify God when you position your life to know God and reflect God’s fullness.

21) Believers do not make God’s light shine; they let God’s light shine.

22) Your intimacy with God and God’s Spirit work within you yields actions that please and give God glory.

23) What God’s Word says it means matters more than what you think or feel it means.

24) No one ever completes Bible Study or runs out of questions for God.

There Is Joy In Waiting On God

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

If you have been patiently waiting by believing God for some things, and it seems as if others around you may be constantly being blessed, the key is to stay focused and keep trusting God, and do not allow yourself to become upset or frustrated. A person may look like they are being blessed and getting ahead, but you never know how a person may be actually getting things. It does not matter how much a person may have; if a person gets things the wrong way, it does not make the person blessed and the things they have are not considered as blessings.

Psalms 37:7-8 says “Be patient as you wait for the Lord to help you. Trust Him to bring help. Do not become upset when bad people seem to do well, when their wicked ideas really happen. Do not become angry or upset ! It will only bring trouble for you.” (EASY)

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

Right Always Outweighs Wrong

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

There are people who do so much wrong until they cannot stand to see other people doing right. These people will intentionally stir up confusion and cause trouble by saying things about people that are wrong and not true. Always remember when you are doing the right thing and someone starts doing wrong against you, and even begins to tell lies about you, the truth always has a way of coming out.

Psalms 31:18 & 20 says “Those evil people brag and tell lies about those who do right. They are so proud now, but their lying lips will be silent. Others make plans to hurt them. They say such bad things about them, but God hides His people in His shelter and protects them.” (ERV)

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