Have An Ear To Hear Wise Counsel

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

In life, there will come a time when everyone will need the advice or wise counsel from someone in which they can trust. Depending on the season you may be in at the particular moment, the situation or circumstance that you may be facing at the particular time or whatever the challenge may be at the given moment; God will always make sure that the right people are in place to assist, guide, direct and speak life into you regarding what you may be facing, dealing with or going through so that you may be able to see the good in the bad; so that you can make wiser and better choices and decisions, and also to be able to help you to see things from a different angle than the way you had previously viewed them, so that you may get a different perspective on the situation that you may had never thought of before.

Proverb 27:9 says “The sweet smell of perfume and oils is pleasant, and so is good advice from a friend.”

Be blessed, be encouraged and have a great day.

~Carla~

Only God Really Knows What Will Happen In Your Life

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

Even though a person may make plans from one day to the next, no one really knows what will actually happen throughout the course of their day. When people put their life in God’s Hands, God’s plans will always end up working out better for a person than a person’s plans could ever work for themself. Though you may not always understand or totally agree with the plans of God; God always has a way of planning and organizing things for your good. God knows that a person can only plan for the present, but because God knows everything about a person, God can plan the whole future of a person at one time, even in one day. That is what you call “perfect planning.”

Proverb 27:1 says “Don’t brag about tomorrow, for you don’t know what a day will bring.” (CEB)

Be blessed, be encouraged and have a great day.

~Carla~

Help Is Available For Everyone 

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

There will be times when God will place people in your life who will need help; the need could be great or it could be small. Whatever the need may be, God will specifically assign the person to you just to see if you are going to help the person or if you are going to reject the person. God will never assign a person to your life if He knew you could not help, assist or meet the need of the individual. Today, it may be someone else who may be in need, but tomorrow it could easily be you. You should never think that you will not need the help of others or never be so close-minded by only going to certain people when you have a need. Neither should you try to choose only certain people to help by picking and choosing who you want to help because God can easily rearrange things, as well as remove things and people in and out of your life to show you that it is not about you or what you may have. When God connects people together, even for the purpose of helping or assisting, God has a reason for it and for everyone involved. God desires that no one miss their moment. 

Proverb 21:13 says “Those who shut their ears to the cries of the poor will be ignored in their own time of need.” (NLT) 

Be blessed, be encouraged and have a great day.

~Carla~

Obedience Is Always Better Than Sacrifice 

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

Obedience is always better than sacrifice. God always honors people for their obedience to Him. Whenever people obey God by not giving in to temptation, wrongdoing or things that will satisfy or please the person instead of satisfying and pleasing God, it shows that a person trusts God to keep them from doing wrong. God does not honor and bless wrong, but God does make a person pay for their acts of wrong. Because God loves right, He will always bless a person for doing the right thing, even if the person is tempted by the wrong things. 

Proverb 21:3 & 8 says “Doing what is right and fair is more important to the Lord than sacrifices. Guilty people live dishonest lives, but honest people do right.” (NCV) 

Be blessed, be encouraged and have a great day.

~Carla~

God Controls Everything About A Person’s Life 

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

Life is not about anyone. Life is all about God; how God gets the glory out of a person’s life and also about God being glorified in the life of a person. There is no one who can plan their life better than God can. Because God is the one who created everyone, God is the only one who really decides each day what will take place in the life of every person. Therefore, when a person truly comes to understand that God is always the one in control of everything; even their life, a person will learn to just go with the flow of God, and not fight against what they do not understand or may not agree with. 

Proverb 20:24 says “The Lord decides what a person will do; no one understands what his life is all about.” (NCV) 

Proverb 20:24 says “The Lord has determined our path; how then can anyone understand the direction his own life is taking?” (GNT) 

Be blessed, be encouraged and have a great day.

~Carla~

Life Is Easier With God

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

In order to live a peaceful life that is full of blessings and favor, you must respect, honor, trust and obey God. Even though you will still encounter things that will cause your faith to be challenged, you can rest knowing God will always be there to go through every challenge and test with you; while also working out every problem you may have to deal with, in order to make things easier for you. Without God in the process, things in your life will be very difficult and hard to get through.

Proverb 19:23 says “Obey the Lord and you will live a long life, content and safe from harm.” (GNT)

Be blessed, be encouraged and have a great day.

~Carla~

Encouragement for June 16, 2017

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

In order for a person to have peace in every area of their life, the person’s life must be pleasing to God. Even in dealing with enemies, God will cause a person to have peace in the midst of confusion that the enemy may be causing. That is why a person’s focus should always be on God and not their enemies, issues or circumstances, in order to not become distracted because distraction can cause worry. A person cannot have peace if they are worried.  

Proverb 16:7 says “When the way you live pleases the Lord, He makes even your enemies live at peace with you.” (NIRV)

Be blessed, be encouraged and have a great day.

~Carla~

​Encouragement for June 13, 2017 

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

Each day people make plans; whether it be plans to go to work, school, shopping, visiting the sick, plans to travel from one place to another, plans to go on vacation, plans to make phone calls, plans to spend time with family and friends, and even plans to rest and relax. Whatever and whenever you plan things, you should always be prepared to know that your plans could change. God can and will get in the middle of a person’s plans at anytime and change them for different reasons. Sometimes, God will even change your plans to protect you from hurt, harm or danger that is ahead of you that you cannot see.

Proverbs 16:1 & 9 says “People may make plans in their minds, but only the Lord can make them come true. People may make plans in their minds, but the Lord decides what they will do.” (NCV)

Be blessed, be encouraged and have a great day.

~Carla~

Encouragement for May 8, 2017

“A word of wisdom a day keeps distractions and foolishness away.”

There is no one in the world that knows everything. God placed people on earth for one another so that one person could help another. Even in receiving advice and counsel from others, there is wisdom because a person who feels as if they know it all and will not receive nor listen to the advice of others can bring problems upon themselves. If you would trust God, He will never lead you in the wrong direction, even in seeking advice or counsel. God will always lead you to the right person, but the key is to always seek God and not just go to anyone on your own, because God will always send you to the right person for your situation that will be able to give you the best advice and the wisest counsel.

Proverb 12:15 says “The way of a foolish person seems right to him. But a wise person listens to advice.” (NIRV)

Be blessed, be encouraged

and have a great day.

~Carla~

Encouragement for May 3, 2017

“A word of wisdom a day keeps distractions and foolishness away.”

Sometimes, a person may feel as if the things they do for others is in vain, as if others may not always appreciate them or the things the person may do or the deed that was done. As long as a person does things with a pure heart and the right motive, God will bless the person, and the good and positive deed that a person may do. The same goes for when a person may feel as if others may not receive their correction or words of love and encouragement, but for every positive life producing word spoken into the life of others, a person will be rewarded.

Proverb 12:14 says “People will be rewarded for what they say, and they will also be rewarded for what they do.” (NCV)

Be blessed, be encouraged

and have a great day.

~Carla~