God Is The Only True And Real Promise Keeper

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

Wisdom should always be used in communicating, even with God. A person should always think, even before they release words unto God in prayer. You never want to say anything that you will regret, such as making promises to God. Whenever a person makes a promise to God; God expects the person to do as they said. It is better for a person not to make a vow or promise than to make a vow or promise anything to God, and then not do as they said they would. God never goes back on His word to people and God wants and deserve the same respect in return. 

Ecclesiastes 5:2&4-5 says “Don’t be too quick to speak. Don’t be in a hurry to say anything to God. He is in heaven. You are on earth. So use only a few words when you speak. When you make a promise to God, don’t wait too long to carry it out. He isn’t pleased with foolish people. So do what you have promised. It is better to make no promise at all than to make a promise and not keep it.” (NIRV)

Be blessed, be encouraged and have a great day.

~Carla~

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Let God Deal With Others On Your Behalf  

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

Whenever someone intentionally does things to you that are not right, the best thing to do is to tell God all about the person and what the person has done. Even though God already knows, He also knows that you may be hurt or upset. The best and wisest thing you can do is allow God to deal with the person instead of you trying to deal with the person on your own. Even though you may start out hurting; in the end, the person who caused you to hurt will end up hurting the most because whenever God deals with someone who has intentionally hurt or done you wrong, God has a way of making things just right for you, even to the point that the other person will regret that they did you wrong.

Proverb 20:22 says “Don’t take it on yourself to repay a wrong. Trust the Lord and He will make it right.” (GNT)

Be blessed, be encouraged and have a great day.

~Carla~

Encouragement for June 12, 2017

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

When a person’s life is pleasing to God; God will position Himself to hear each and every one of the person’s prayers. God will keep His ears open to listen to the requests and cries of the person so that He may meet the needs and desires of the person. When a person is disobedient and does not please God, the individual will not be able to get God’s attention because God will close His ears to the person, not hearing anything the person has to say. The only prayer God wants to hear from a disobedient person is a prayer of repentance. 

Proverb 15:29 says “The Lord does not listen to the wicked, but He hears the prayers of those who do right.” (NCV)

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~

Encouragement for April 25, 2017

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

There is wisdom in knowing when to speak and when to be quiet. Too much talking can cause a person to say the wrong things, which can then lead a person to get into trouble. Sometimes being quiet is the wisest thing a person can do because it can save the individual a lot of heartache and pain. Saying less and praying more is one of the posture positions that everyone should try. This position brings positive results every time.  

Proverb 10:19 says “A person who talks too much gets into trouble. A wise person learns to be quiet.” (ERV)

Be blessed, be encouraged

and have a great day.

~Carla~

Encouragement for April 24, 2017

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

It does not matter how smart a person may be, even a wise person knows not to tell everything that they know. There are times when a person must know what to share and what not to share, as well as whom to share information with. If a person prays daily asking God to word their mouths and tame their tongues, as well as speak through their conversations, it will cause a person to speak only what is necessary. The person will not give too much information nor too little information, but only enough information to the right person and people.

Proverb 10:14 says “The wise don’t tell everything they know, but the foolish talk too much and are ruined.” (NCV)

Be blessed, be encouraged

and have a great day.

~Carla~

The Mighty Powerful Tongue   

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

Daily, our prayer should consist of asking God to word our mouth and tame our tongue. God desires that our speech be not only clean, but also every word that is spoken and released comes forth in the right way, at the right time by knowing what and what not to say; when and when not to speak; the tone we should and should not use while speaking, and also knowing that everything does not require a response. Sometimes, we must allow silence to speak on our behalf. 

Psalm 141:3 says “Lord, help me control my tongue; help me be careful about what I say.” (NCV)

Be blessed, be encouraged

and have a great day.

~Carla~

 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.

Encouragement for March 16, 2017

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

There will be times when your heart will become very heavy and you may even find yourself weeping because of people who are rebellious and disobedient. So that you may be able to maintain your peace, the thing for you to do is pray for these individuals, and not try to change them. God is the only one who can change the heart of a person, and God has His own set time to make the change. You must also remember that God’s time is never going to be at your time nor should you expect God to change an individual the way you think that He should. Just as God has His own set time, He also has His own way of changing a person’s heart.

Psalms 119:136, 165 & 166 says “Tears stream from my eyes, because people do not obey your teachings. Those who love your teachings will find true peace, and nothing will defeat them. I am waiting for you to save me, Lord. I will obey your commands.” (NCV)

Be blessed, be encouraged

and have a great day.

~Carla~

The Holy Spirit’s Ministry 

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

Date: March 8, 2017

Lesson: The Holy Spirit’s Ministry  

Scripture References: John 16:5-33

Outline:

1) The Promised Spirit (John 16:5-15)

2) The Promised Victory (John 16:16-33)

Principle #1) The Holy Spirit guides believers into a God-glorifying life.
Principle #2) Jesus’ victory guarantees our peace and joy in this troubled world.

Notes:

1) When you walk in God, He will cause you to stand up straight. 

2) Convict means “to convince the person of their sins.”

3) Jesus does not force anyone to accept Him.

4) Jesus is who He says that He is.

5) Our righteousness is like trash; we cannot live up to it.

6) We are all born in a world of sin, which means under Satan’s control until God saves us.

7) Because the Spirit is truth, He will never guide us to any wrong territory. 

8) The Holy Spirit will never speak to us outside of God’s will.

9) Jesus expects us to ask Him questions because He knows that we do not know everything. 

10) Victory comes from standing on the promises of Jesus. 

11) Prayer is big to Jesus; that is why He desires us to pray “in the name of Jesus.”

12) What we ask “in the name of Jesus”, He is faithful to answer.

13) Scripture does not and will not contradict itself. 

14) When you have a relationship with Jesus, it gives you access to the Father.

15) God knows how to satisfy the heart of every person. 

16) Our hope is never in a miracle; it is always in the miracle worker, God Himself.

17) For a believer, there is no future without God.