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~

Do Not Fight Against What God Allows

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

No one in life goes through anything for ever. People go through things for different reasons. Some things people may go through are because they are being corrected, some things are because a person may be tested, some things are to make a person wiser, some things are to mature a person and some things could be to teach a person a lesson. Whatever it is that God allows you to go through; if you will not fight against it, the sooner it will be over for you.

Psalm 30:5 says “His anger lasts only a moment, but His kindness lasts for a lifetime. Crying may last for a night, but joy comes in the morning.” (NCV)

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

No One Can Ignore God

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

The voice of God is so powerful that when God speaks and needs to get the attention of people, God will make sure that He will not be ignored. Only God can make His voice heard by everyone all over the world, at the same time. There is no human being that can even create a sound like God can.

Psalms 29:3-5 says “The Lord’s voice is heard over the sea. The glorious God thunders; the Lord thunders over the ocean. The Lord’s voice is powerful; the Lord’s voice is majestic. The Lord’s voice breaks the trees; the Lord breaks the cedars of Lebanon.” (NCV)

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

What Is Your Response To Answered Prayers

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

There will be times when some of your prayers will be answered and it will cause you to respond in different ways. Sometimes, you may find yourself just thanking and praising God over and over again. Other times, you may not be able to say anything, but just cry tears of joy and then there also may be times when you may just start singing a song that may express how thankful and grateful you are. However, you express your gratitude to God for answering your prayers, God will always receive it.

Psalms 28:6-7 says “Praise the Lord because He heard my prayer for help. The Lord is my strength and shield. I trust Him, and He helps me. I am very happy and I praise him with my song.” (NCV)

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

Waiting Will Pay Off

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

There are times when you must wait on some things in life because everything is not always going to come at the same time. Some things may come sooner than others, while others things may take a lot longer. Whatever the case may be, you must remain strong and keep trusting and believing until your help, blessing or miracle shows up.

Psalm 27:14 says “Wait patiently for the Lord. Be brave and courageous. Yes, wait patiently for the Lord.” (NLT)

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

Can God Trust You?

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

It pays to have a relationship with God because when God knows that He can trust a person, He will reveal things to a person that He may not reveal to others. God will make sure that the person is never left in the dark about anything the person needs to know.

Psalm 25:14 says “The Lord tells His secrets to those who respect Him; He tells them about His agreement.” (NCV)

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

God Is Trying To Get The World’s Attention

Hello everyone, a friend sent this to me, and in regards to what is going on all over the world, l wanted to share it with others.

Everybody better open their eyes and realize what’s really going on. In three short months, just like He did with the plagues of Egypt, God has taken away everything we worship. God said, “You want to worship athletes, I will shut down the stadiums. You want to worship musicians, I will shut down Civic Centers. You want to worship actors, I will shut down theaters. You want to worship money, I will shut down the economy and collapse the stock market. You don’t want to go to church and worship Me, I will make it where you can’t go to church at all.” “If my people who are called by my name will humble themselves and pray, and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.” Maybe we don’t need a vaccine, maybe we need to take this time of isolation from the distractions of the world and have a personal revival where we focus on the ONLY thing in the world; to start the revival in your home……Spread the Love of Jesus.