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~

Encouragement for April 27, 2017

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

Whenever God chooses to bless someone, He always expects the person to enjoy the blessing by getting all of the full benefits that are connected to the blessing. So that the person may be able to enjoy their blessing, God will make sure that it is not a struggle to keep what He has entrusted the person with. God will also make sure that the person has peace and not pain in the process. 

Proverb 10:22 says “The blessing of the Lord brings wealth. Trouble doesn’t come with it.” (NIRV)

Be blessed, be encouraged

and have a great day.

~Carla~

​Encouragement for April 7, 2017

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

No one should ever put trust within themselves. All trust should always be placed in God.  Because everything in life is always about God, about God getting the glory, as well as God being gloried, that alone lets you know that God can be trusted. Trust in God leads to success, favor, blessings, as well as maturity, strengthening and building of your faith, whereas placing trust in yourself, as well as any other human being leads to nothing but failure.

Proverbs 3:5-6 says “Trust the Lord with all your heart, and don’t depend on your own understanding. Remember the Lord in all you do, and He will give you success.” (NCV)

Be blessed, be encouraged

and have a great day.

~Carla~

ABC’s of Faith: How Faith Works

Notes from this morning’s message

Date: March 26, 2017    

Speaker: Bishop Sherman C Gee Allen

Scripture References: Mark 11:20-24 & Hebrews 11:1-4

Notes

1) When God impresses upon your heart to do something, the enemy will tell you not to do it.

2) There is something underneath my faith that holds it up. 

3) You have the ability to build your life by the Word of God.

4) The power of God is in you. 

5) The power of God is not predicated upon a title in a person’s life. 

6) If faith works for everyone else, it can work for you.

7) God is about to give you access through His word. 

8) Access is not predicated upon personality. 

9) Do not allow others to disqualify you because of your failures. 

10) The Kingdom of God is voice activated. 

11) God decides what He wants; He speaks to what He has; out of what He has comes what He wanted.

12) God is about to give you acceleration by the Spirit of God. 

13) When you speak the Word of God, you can change your circumstance by what you release. 

14) When God gets through working in your circumstance, it is going to look like it it was never there before. 

15) When you speak the Word, something is going to be different. 

16) My faith is getting ready to work.

17) Light is constant; it never changes.

18) God is about to let things happen overnight. 

19) Your faith is stronger in the fellowship of believers.

 Jesus Prays for Those Who Belong to Him

Here are notes from this week’s class in “The Book of John.”

Date: March 22, 2017

Lesson: Jesus Prays for Those Who Belong to Him  


Scripture References: John 17

                                      

 Outline:

1) Jesus Prays for Himself (John

     17:1-5)

2) Jesus Prays for His Disciples

     (John 17:6-19)

3) Jesus Prays for All Believers

     (John 17:20-26)

Principle #1) Eternal life is a new life in relationship with God that you live day by day.
Principle #2) The love Jesus has for His own brings confident, joy-filled living. 
Principle #3) Unity and love provide a powerful witness for Jesus Christ. 

Notes:

1) Glorify means “to acknowledge the true worth of someone.” 

2) God is worthy to be prioritized.

3) Jesus brought glory to God by finishing the work that God had given Him to do.

4) Everyone has work to do.

5) Eternal life is a quality of existence, and it starts the moment that a person believes.

6) Knowing God means “experiencing His presence.” 

7) Prayer connects a person to God and renews a person’s thinking. 

8) God’s mission for redemption of man will be accomplished.

9) People who believe in Jesus Christ are “personal gifts” that God have given to Jesus as His own.

10) A person does not have to be perfect, in order to bring glory to God. 

11) Obedience equals obstacles. 

12) Temptation to sin is a person’s greatest danger.

13) God is always in control and always at work.

14) The more time you spend with a person, you become like that person; so it is with God.

15) Jesus’ prayer for people is to be unified; to become one.

16) Lost people cannot be faulted for being blind.

Practical Christianity: ABC’s of Faith

Notes from this morning’s message

Date: March 19, 2017 
  

Speaker: Bishop Sherman C. Allen


Scripture References: Genesis 12:2-3, 22:1-14, Hebrews 4:11-16 & 11:1-6

Notes

1) Acceptance – l am accepted by God. 

2) Belief – l am a believer. 

3) Confession – my confession  will not waiver. 

4) Our need to perform is driven by our desire to be accepted.

5) l am going to rest in God this year. 

6) Not resting in God will cause you to be an unbeliever. 

7) Everyone wants to be accepted. 

8) Our greatest fears are always centered around and rooted in issues of failure and rejection. 

9) Sometimes, you have to understand that you will not understand.

10) Man’s nature is to cover up.

11) God can still see a person’s nakedness with clothes on.

12) Just as Jesus saved man as an adult, He could have saved man while He was an infant because He had just as much power, even as a child.

13) Mercy is not for the innocent; it is for those who are guilty.

14) God has to teach man how to trust Him while in the process of tracing Him.

15) Sometimes, in order for God to get you where He is trying to take you, He has to cut some pieces of your life out.

16) Every time God is trying to take you to another level, He puts something under you.

17) Whenever God tells you to do something, it will always exceed your ability. 

18) People want the promise, and not the process. 

19) If God said it, He does not need any help.

20) God will allow your mess to be a testimony of your miracle. 

21) The promise, once secured will always be tested in order to see whether you love the promise more than the promise keeper.

22) You will know that you are in the right place when God gets ready to separate you from people.

23) You are not responsible for the provision; just for the sacrifice. 

24) Whenever God is silent, it is because you are going in the right direction.

​Encouragement for March 17, 2017

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

Because God loves His children so much, He works overtime in protecting them. In order to make sure that each of His children get the rest that is needed, God never sleeps but instead He faithfully sits up all day and all night. God watches over each of His children, one by one to make sure that they are all protected from hurt, harm and danger of any kind. All that God wants His children to do in the process is to trust Him. 

Psalms 121:3-4 says “He will not let you be defeated. He who guards you never sleeps. He who guards Israel never rests or sleeps.” (NCV)

Be blessed, be encouraged

and have a great day.

~Carla~