​Encouragement for June 21, 2017

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

There are some people who are so mean, evil and hateful that will go out of their way to do and say any and everything to hurt others. People who intentionally hurt others will never be blessed. Nothing good will ever come to them because while they are busy trying to hurt and destroy others, they are only really hurting and destroying themselves. God only blesses those who have pure hearts and right motives.

Proverb 17:20 says “A person with an evil heart will find no success, and the person whose words are evil will get into trouble.” (NCV) 

Be blessed, be encouraged and have a great day.

~Carla~

​Encouragement for June 7, 2017

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

It is very important to use wisdom when you are in a heated conversation with someone, are disagreeing with someone or even upset with someone in the way that they respond to you. Even though you may be upset or disagree with the other person, you must not allow the individual to pull you out of your character in the way which you respond to them. The best and wisest way is to either not respond at all by being quiet, or either respond in a loving and gentle way to bring peace into the conversation.

Proverbs 15:1-2 says “A gentle answer will calm a person’s anger, but an unkind answer will cause more anger. Wise people use knowledge when they speak, but fools pour out foolishness.” (NCV)

Be blessed, be encouraged

and have a great day.

~Carla~

Encouragement for June 5, 2017 

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

Daily, we should not only pray for wisdom, but also discernment and understanding, as well. They all go hand in hand together and are all very important for a person to possess. Even when dealing with an enemy, a foolish and silly person that may cause you to get upset; the gifts of wisdom, discernment and understanding will teach you how to remain calm so you will know how to properly respond and deal with the person.

Proverbs 14:17 & 29 says “Someone with a quick temper does foolish things, but someone with understanding remains calm. Patient people have great understanding, but people with quick tempers show their foolishness.” (NCV)

Be blessed, be encouraged

and have a great day.

~Carla~

Encouragement for May 30, 2017

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

You must always be careful of the people that try to attach and connect themselves to you, especially if the individuals will do anything and everything, even if the things are wrong and can lead you to getting into trouble. There is some trouble a person cannot get out of, and a person who leads others down the wrong path cannot teach anyone anything. 

Proverbs 14:7 & 9 says “Stay away from fools, because they can’t teach you anything. Fools don’t care if they sin, but honest people work at being right.” (NCV)

Be blessed, be encouraged

and have a great day.

~Carla~

Encouragement for May 22, 2017 

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

A person who delivers mess, dirt and confusion to others is nothing but full of negativity, as well as a troublemaker, but a person who delivers good, positive, uplifting and encouraging news to others will try their best to straighten the mess out of all the trouble that the negative person may bring to others. Never allow anyone to treat you like a trashcan by dumping mess, trash and garbage on you. Mess stinks and it is not meant to get in a person’s ears nor on a person’s heart.

Proverb 13:17 says “Unreliable messengers cause trouble, but those who can be trusted bring peace.” (GNB)

Be blessed, be encouraged

and have a great day.

~Carla~

​Encouragement for May 15, 2017

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

A person who tells lies will not get far in life; they as well as their lies will soon be exposed. Whenever a person tells a lie, they like to keep the lie spreading like a virus to try their best to contaminate and poison other people. Because God is truth; He hates lies, as well as liars and God always has a way of causing truth to outweigh any and every lie. A lie can only go so far, but truth will stand forever. 

Proverbs 12:19, 20 & 22 says “Lies last only a moment, but the truth lasts forever. People who work for evil make trouble, but those who plan for peace bring happiness. The Lord hates people who tell lies, but He is pleased with those who tell the truth.” (ERV)

Be blessed, be encouraged

and have a great day.

~Carla~

​Encouragement for May 9, 2017

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

Sometimes, other people may intentionally insult or offend you just to see if they can get you to respond or react. Even though the insult or offense may hurt you; sometimes it is best to ignore the person, the insult or offense and allow God to deal with the person. Trying to defend yourself can make the situation worse, and can also cause you to act out of character, and no one is worth pulling you out of your character. Even in the midst of hurt and pain, sometimes your response must be to stand still, be quiet and allow God to fight for you.

Proverb 12:16 says “A fool is quick-tempered, but a wise person stays calm when insulted.” (NLT)

Be blessed, be encouraged

and have a great day.

~Carla~

Understanding the Flow of the Anointing: Manifestations of the Davidic Anointing

​Notes from this week’s Bible Study 

Date: April 5, 2017 

Title: Understanding the Flow of the Anointing: Manifestations of the Davidic Anointing     

Teacher: Bishop Sherman C. Gee Allen

Scripture References: 1 Samuel 16:1-23 & 1 Samuel 17:1-58

Notes

1) In order to be anointed, someone has to be rejected.

2) You cannot become arrogant in the anointing. 

3) It is God’s choice whom He anoints. 

4) When people lash out at you, it is a sign they have been rejected. 

5) God is not anointing gifts in this season; He is anointing integrity and character. 

6) You cannot get anointed without getting sanctified. 

7) You must check your motive out.

8) You cannot look at a person and determine if God has chosen them.

9) You cannot kill giants until you have been anointed. 

10) If the anointing makes you proud and arrogant, you do not qualify. 

11) If another person’s presence intimidates you, maybe it is because that person is anointed to take your place.

12) God is not anointing position; but purpose. 

13) Your conversation reveals how carnal you are. 

14) People who are ignorant do not really understand what it takes for a person to be qualified. 

15) God does not anoint privilege. 

16) When the anointing is real, God will make counterfeit want to pay for it.

17) Some people think that their money can buy power.

Encouragement for March 31, 2017

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

A person who has been taught the right things should know to do the right things, and must not allow others to influence them or lead them astray, no matter who the influential individuals may be that may be doing the wrong. Even if a person has to walk alone in order to stay out of trouble, that is the best thing for the person to do because in the long run, the person will find themself happier and at peace. 

Proverbs 1:10 & 15 says “My son, those who love to do wrong will try to trick you. Don’t listen to them. My son, don’t follow them. Don’t even take the first step along that path.” (ERV)

Be blessed, be encouraged

and have a great day.

~Carla~

 The “F” Word: Walking In Divine Forgiveness

Notes from this morning’s message 

Date: March 5, 2017  

Speaker: Bishop Sherman C. Gee Allen

Scripture References: Psalms 103:8-12, Isaiah 38:17, Micah 7:19, Matthew 6:14-15, Romans 3:21-25, 2 Corinthians 5:19, Colossians 2:13-15, James 5:15-16 & Revelation 12:10-11

Notes

1) We are most like God when we walk in forgiveness. 

2) Theological Forgiveness is God’s forgiveness of us.

3) Propitiation is the effect of forgiveness on God; sin offering to change God’s mind from wrath to favor and acceptance; the sacrifice made for sin.

4) You must choose to forgive. 

5) God does not give us what we deserve.

6) Expiation is the effect of forgiveness; not on God, but on sin itself; covering; blotting out.

7) Atonement is reconciliation; bringing man back to God.

8) Social Forgiveness is our forgiveness of others.

9) Personal Forgiveness is our forgiveness of ourselves.

10) Unforgiveness makes you forever the victim of the past. 

11) Until you forgive the person who hurt, wounded or violated you; you are forever tied to them.

12) One of the blessings of forgiveness is, it qualifies you to be forgiven. 

13) One of the hardest parts of being a Christian is walking in forgiveness because we feel as if people do not deserve it.

14) Forgiveness is predicated upon love. 

15) You must love the unlovable. 

16) When you choose not to forgive, you will remember what the person did.

17) Forgiveness is not easy work.

18) As long as you are focusing on the pain, you will never forgive. 

19) Unforgiveness is a lack of faith.

20) Unforgiveness makes a person feel as if they can protect themselves.

21) Forgiveness is not saying “It did not hurt; it is saying, it does not matter.” 

22) God forgives us, not because we deserve it but because He loves us.

23) In God, all sins are the same but man judges sins on different levels.

24) People justify their unforgiveness according to the way they have been hurt, not realizing how much they have hurt God.

25) Everyone is an “ex” something.

26) When you fail to forgive, you give memories power. 

27) When you forgive, it breaks soul ties. 

28) God will allow people to hurt you in order to test your maturity. 

29) You can be blessed, and still be wrong.

30) You have not forgiven when you have no compassion. 

31) Maturity is not based upon what you do at church, it is based upon your heart.

32) Forgiveness is emotional detachment from the source of the pain.

33) Until you deal with the “F” word, your heart is still wrong.