God Is Closer To You Than You Could Imagine

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

There may be times when you may be going through something and you may feel as if you are all alone. Even at times when you may pray, you may feel as if God is very far away, almost as if God cannot see you nor hear your prayers because you are not even seeing results to your prayers at the time being answered. Always, remember that God sees and hears everything, and God will never leave you especially at the time when you need Him the most because God loves you too much, as well as cares about everything that concerns you.

Psalm 31:22 says “In my distress, I said, “God cannot see me!” But you heard my prayer when I cried out to you for help.” (NCV)

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

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Dead Faith Will Never Produce Anything

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

When a person wants something, they will normally inquire of the thing that they desire. It is the same way when it comes to utilizing faith. If a person has a need or a desire, and the person does not take the time to activate their faith, the person should not expect to receive anything. Faith that is not activated is considered as dead, and cannot do anything for a person. In order to receive, a person must believe. All that is required of a person is to have faith, which simply consists of belief, trust and hope.

James 2:14, 17 & 26 says “My brothers and sisters, if people say they have faith, but do nothing, their faith is worth nothing. Can faith like that save them? In the same way, faith by itself that does nothing is dead. Just as a person’s body that does not have a spirit is dead, so faith that does nothing is dead!” (NCV)

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

God Will Give You Strength To Get Through

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

Everyone will experience trouble and have problems of different kind at different times in their life. Even though trouble and problems may catch a person off guard or by surprise, there is nothing that ever catches God off guard or by surprise. God knows everything and is always prepared for every situation when it arises. Because God knows everything a person will ever encounter or face in life, God will always give a person the strength to be able to endure the pain and go through the process of whatever a person may have to deal with. There may even be times when a person may feel as if they are too weak to handle a situation, and may feel as if the pressure is unbearable; that is the time that God will allow His strength to be revealed in the life of the person by giving them a breakthrough and not allowing them to endure or suffer a breakdown.

Proverb 24:10 says “If you grow weak when trouble comes, your strength is very small!” (NIRV)

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

Let God Deal With Those Who Do You Wrong

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

There may be times when someone may intentionally do you wrong and immediately your first instinct is to do wrong in return to the person who wronged you. The best and wisest thing to do for the person is to immediately put the person into the hands of God, and pray for the person, as well as the wrong they did and allow God to deal with the person on your behalf, and you will come out on top as the winner in the complete situation.

Proverb 20:22 says “Don’t ever say, “I’ll pay them back for what they did to me!” Wait for the Lord. He will make things right.” (ERV)

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

God Does Not Do Incomplete Work

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

There are some people in life who always start out doing things, but never seem to finish or complete what they attempt or start out doing. Sometimes, it is just a matter of being patient depending on what they are doing and realizing that everything takes time, and some things cannot be rushed before they are completed. God will never give a person an assignment that He knows they cannot complete because God never starts anything without completing it.

Ecclesiastes 7:8 says “It is better to finish something than to start it. It is better to be patient than to be proud.” (NCV)
Be blessed, be encouraged and have a great day.

~Carla~

God Is In The Blessing Business

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

A person who is honest and has integrity will be blessed and successful with a favorable life. The Hand of God will rest upon the person’s life by connecting the person to the right people so the right doors may open on their behalf. These individuals are the ones who know that if they are patient and wait on God, their blessings are worth the wait. A person who is dishonest normally does not wait on God or anyone else; they will normally do whatever it takes to get the things they want so they can have things quickly and immediately. That is why these individuals are not blessed because getting things other than through God is not considered a blessing, and God does not bless mess.

Proverb 28:20 says “A truthful person will have many blessings, but those eager to get rich will be punished.” (NCV)

Be blessed, be encouraged and have a great day.

~Carla~

A Person Can Do Wrong For So Long 

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

Most people who do dishonest, unethical and unlawful things see no wrong in the things they do because most of the time, they will do wrong for so long before they are eventually caught and brought to justice. People who do not agree with the individual’s wrongdoing will sometimes get upset because they cannot understand why it may take so long before the person is caught and brought to justice but God always has a reason, purpose and plan for everything He allows, even when people do wrong for extended periods of time. God will give a person time and space to stop doing wrong, so a person can make things right. When a person refuses to make their wrongs right, God will then take it upon Himself to stop the individual and will take matters into His own hands. God will not only stop the person from doing wrong, but God will also allow other people to see or hear about how He will allow the person to be brought to justice and open shame. Even at times when it may seem like a person may be getting away with wrong, God is always behind the scenes working to show that His hand is bigger than the person’s hand. There is no hand that can outdo the hand of God. Therefore, no one ever gets away with anything, 

Proverbs 21:15 & 30 says “A decision that is fair makes good people happy, but it makes those who are evil very afraid. There is no one wise enough to make a plan that can succeed if the Lord is against it.” (ERV) 

Be blessed, be encouraged and have a great day.

~Carla~

​Encouragement for May 17, 2017

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

God does not want people to worry because worry is not of Him. Worry does nothing but add extra weight on a person’s heart which can also lead to other problems. Whenever a person finds themself taking on the spirit of worry, they should immediately start thinking about the goodness of God by reflecting on things that God has done for them in the past; such as ways He has made, doors He has opened, as well as the times that God has provided for and protected them. The same God He has been in other situations is the same God He is in any situation. Worry is not the solution for any problem; trusting God is what leads to the answer. Because you never know what another person may be going through, you should always speak kind, positive and encouraging words into the life of others; your words may be the very thing that give strength to a person, as well as keep them going.

Proverb 12:25 says “Worry makes a man’s heart heavy. But a kind word cheers him up.” (NIRV)

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 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~