Sunday, May 29, 2011

Quote Of The Day

The only part of the bible that will work for you is the part that you believe.

I heard this from Pastor Rod Parsely.  SOme of you may know how he is, some thinks he is a little over the top but what I do know about him is that he believes in the word of God.  What we have trouble with is believing that the bible is all that it says it is.  Believing that we are what it says we are and that it can do what it says we can do.  There is also another famous Pastor name Joel Osteen that before he starts his service he says "This is my bible it I am what it says I am and I can do what it says I can do....  I think quoting this is Awesome because we have to believe those very things.  If we don't believe it wont work for us.  The bible says all we need is faith of a mustard seed.  So please hid this quote in your hearts and think of what it can do for you if you just believed it.  I have seen what believing can do and I encourge you to do it today!

Galatians 3:22

But the Scripture declares that the whole world is a prisoner of sin, so that what was promised, being given through faith in Jesus Christ, might be given to those who believe.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Forget The Past...How long will you stay there





This is a very important scripture I want to share with you all today.  I think this is a very important scripture and message that I want you to be aware of.

The Lord said to Samuel, "How long will you mourn for Saul, since I have rejected him as king over Israel?  Fill your horn with oil and be on your way; 1Samuel 16:1

God was asking Samuel how long was he going to stay stuck in the past.  We know the story that Saul was king and that he did not do very well at it.  He was disobedient to God and to his position.  Afterwhile God rejected him and had chosen someone else later known as David. Samuel had to tell Saul to his face that God has rejected you, because of your disobedience, and God has someone better and more capable than you. Saul begged Samuel to go back with him but Samuel had refused too. 1Samuel 15: 24-26.  Samuel eventually went with him to worship God but he still told him you have been rejected.

While Samuel was mourning over Saul being rejected God was Grieved that he had made Saul king over Israel.

We need to move on from our past.  how many of us are still Mourning over the past.  Past relationship that we wanted to work out and keep telling ourselves was there more I could have done?  Past decisions that we have made.  We can't continue to allow our past to determine our future.  We cannot continue to let our past stop us from living Holy lives.  If you were not aware your past can keep you from living Holy.  We must live Holy to please God. The word of God says be Holy for I am Holy. 1Peter 1:16.  

God had work for Samuel to do, he had to go and find the next king that God had chosen.  But his mourning had delayed that.  Each minute we spend in our past it is delaying our future. Delaying the Plans that God has upon our lives.  Israel needed David but it was dependent upon Samuel letting Go of his past, past conversations, past, actions, past relationships.   Samuel let the words that were coming out of Saul's mouth keep him in a state of Mourning for too long.  Do let small things like that stop you for working and contributing to the kingdom of God.  Fill your horn with oil and be on your way!  God told him I understand your sadness but you have work to do.  Ladies we need to fill ourselves with the Word of God and be on our way.  I know our loved ones have rejected us, that they are in a state of disobedience to God but we have to fill ourselves with the Word, pray for them and be on our way.  We can't stay stuck like they are.  We have to choose life! Choose Holiness.  Chose to be in alignment with God and his word.  We are the salt of the world.  God is telling us that we have a great work to do.  There are others that need us not just that one group of people.  Yes we can have our time where we are Mourning because we are desiring the salvation of our loved ones but that should put us in a state of prayer, trust, and Holiness because If we continue to live holy lives then we have the promises of God for those who trust and believe in him.  We can't say that we are children of God and we are Mourning things for too long.  We have to be able to show unbelievers God's goodness, his grace, his mercy, and how he forgives and restore.  The only way we can do that is fill our horns and be on our way.  The ending is eventually Samuel did what God said to do and if you continue to read the story throughout this book you will enjoy it.  I recommend you do so.

God Bless

Toccara

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Peace From Heaven!

Peace I leave with you , my peace I give you, not as the world gives but as I give, do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.
John 14:27

 I Love that God peace surpasses all understanding.  Even when logically you have no reason to be at peace his peace is exactally what he said it is...it is not like the world.  Recently I had a situation.  My husband got laid off after working since I had met him 11 years ago, and I was 2 weeks away from finishing school and I was looking for employment for 3 weeks and nothing.  I had no reason to be at peace.  3 children, home, cars, food, bills all this and not one of us have a job.  But in the midst of it all I had peace because I know who it is that I believed in.  I know my God was not going to let me fall under.  He got me out of a pit years ago when he saved me and this type of pit is not where he wanted me to be.  I knew that he was going to taje care of us no matter what it looked like.  I had peace.  I was not afraid, I was not troubled in my spirit about what are we going to do.  I knew God was going to deliver but the Holy Spirit told me to start saying it out loud.  So I started speaking towards employment and those things that I may not seem qualified for I am qualified because of who I am in Christ and that I belong to Jehovah God! 

Two weeks after my husband being laid off and a week after calling those things that were not as though they were, I got a job. Paying Good money and I actually like my Job.  God is Good.  Think about if I had not been in his peace that he gives.  I would not have been able to hear the voice of God to speak towards what I want.  I love that all the things that God tells us are for our own good.  He is here to help us.

I am here to tell you that he is here to help us.  Don't pass the gifts up and think they are not for you.  They are for you.  We have to being to have his mind and think like him so that we can get results.  He Peace is like no other.  His peace is the one of the Greatest tools we have when in trouble.  We do not have to fight alone.  He gives us the peace and when we take on the peace that is when he is fighting for us.  Let your Heavenly Father and His Precious Son fight for you.  I love God and I love that he has given me everything I need to make it in this world.  Life is so hard at times and he knows this.  He wants us to come out on top and win others to him.  Take his peace today!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Strong In the Lord

Yet he did not waver through unbelief regarding the promise of God, but was strengthened in his faith and gave glory to God, Romans 4:20



Whatever you have been waiting on God for today don't give up.  Abram did not waver in the promise that God gave him that he will bear a son in his old age.  Abram was about 100 years old when he has his son.  Read the scripture below and really think about what it is saying.  The more days and months that went by that Sara did not get pregnant instead of him losing faith his faith became stronger.  He praised God more each day in the natural it seemed impossible.  Consider this:  Whatever situation that you are in that seems impossible for you to get out of have you ever considered praising more, dancing more, being more obedient, being stronger?  Those are things most people don't do when in a trial or tribulation but we have to remember who we are.  We are not just anybody, we are children of the most high God.  We are a royal priesthood a Holy Nation.  I can honestly say that each day that went by in my trial, I was strengthen the more I praised God, the more prayed to him, the more I did even when my body said otherwise, he honored that and kept his promise to never leave me nor forsake me.  The promise to always make a way of escape for me.  God is so wonderful and Good.  He never let's us down.  Sometimes we think he does but he doesn't.  Image being told you will have a child but you are 90 years old.  What would be your thoughts?  I leave you with this question and when you ask yourself this question, ask God to help you move past unbelief and doubt.  Ask him to give you the courage and endurance to withstand the enemy's desperate attempt to destroy what belongs to God.  If God spoke to you and said you are going to have something that is not possible by man alone, would you believe it with all your heart?  Think about this and consider God's thoughts and his plans for you.

God Bless,

Toccara

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Happy Mother's Day


Happy Mother's Day!!!! To all Mothers all over the world!



If you are headed to Church this Morning I just want to encourage you to praise God as if it were you last day here.  Whenever we have a chance to be in the presence of our Lord we need to give him our all. We are not promised that we will have another chance to do so.  Don't go to service this morning barely clapping your hands, barely singing unto the Lord, or even barely lifting up holy hands.  Go expecting!  Expect great things from the father concering you and your brothers and sister in Christ.   He allowed you to wake up this morning so give him what is due to him. 

God Bless!
Toccara

Friday, May 6, 2011

Rejoicing In the Midst of Problems

We can rejoice, too when we run into problems and trials, for we know that they help us develop endurance.  And endurance develops strength of character, and character strengthens our confident hope of salvation.  Romans 5:3-4

I love that a horrible situation I went through did not destroy me but it built up what is spoken about in Romans 5:3-4.  I have been strengthen in every fiber of my being because I know that those things I went through I had the help of God, that I was able to depend on his unchanging hand to keep me throughout all I was going through.  Sometimes times our health does not mean anything to us until it is failing us and for some it is too late.  Some do not get the change to make better decisions with their bodies.  Our minds our thoughts, the foods we eat all play an important roll in how good of health we will be in.  If I had not gone through that crisis I will still be eating the same way which did not include foods that gives my body good nieutrients, I would not be excerising as much as I am now.  God brought me through and while I was in pain, suffering and trials, I thanked my creator, I held on to his promises and knew that I will oneday be strong, healthy, and full of life that his son came to give me.  One thing I want us to also remember is that we have consider our ways.  Consider what we are doing that we have control over to help stop what we are currently going through.  Of course we don't have control over everything but the things we do have control over lets make sure we are making the right decisions.

God Bless,
Toccara

Rejoice in the Lord always and again I say, again

Monday, May 2, 2011

Devotional May 2nd



               A song of ascents. I lift up my eyes to the hills--where does my help come from?
Psalm 121:1


This Psalm is blessing me and It was put into my spirit in an instant.  I pray that this simple prayer bless you as it has be in just an inistant.  It is so wonderful to know that our help comes from the creator of Hevan and Earth.  Lift up your eyes today where your help comes from.  We love to thank those who help and do for us...but it is your father who art in heaven that is showing favor upon your life and given those the compassion to be who they are to you because he loves you.  When you are thanking people today, make sure you thank the one where all your help comes from.

God Bless,
Toccara