Friday, May 25, 2012

Quote of the Day





“Laugh when you can,
Apologize when you should,
And let go of what you can’t change.
Life is too short to be anything……but HAPPY!”


One of my sisters in Christ sent this to me.  We work together and I thought this was a pefect saying for what I hve gone through this past week.  Just life sometimes throws us things that are unexpected but we have to press on.  Know that our labor is not in vain.  Knowing that we are blessed and highly favored of the Lord.  I strive to be happy.  Even in the midst of trails I like to have God's Joy.  Read this quote today and be blessed by it as I have been.  Happy Friday.

Toccara Feliciano

Monday, May 21, 2012

Who said you can't Do it?

YOU CAN DO ALL THINGS THROUGH CHRIST WHO STRENGTHENS YOU!!!!!

Philippinas 4:13








I just wanted to share some of my thoughts.  As my time of reflection and listening to God speak to me, he share some information with me.  Ususally when I am alone and trying to wash off the troubles of that day and praying and thanking him is when he speaks clearly to me.  It is so funny how the bathroom has become my hiding place with God.  He speaks to me like his daughter and like his servant.  It is such a wonderful thing to hear from your heavenly father and have his spirit connect with yours and he talking and ministering to you and you are just listening receiving what he has. 

God has shared with me that we(women) need to not focus on what we cannot do, and focus on what we can do.  So many people  push God to the side because of the standards he has.  That they can't do this or that.  But if we just focus on the things we know we can try and change with a little help, it will be so much easier to follow him.  How many times have you sat and said I can't do that for God, that is not my personality?  Or I don't have the patience to do that.  God will give us all we need to be successful in him.  We may not be able to sing but we many be able to encourage those who are hurting.  I can't sing at all but I know how to praise and worship him.  I know how to dance before him and lift up my voice to sing praises unto his name.  I know how to be in tune with his spirit and offer a praises to him.  So what is it you can do?  Your walk  can be upright before him.  You can live Holy.  You can be obedient.  We can submit our entire  self to his will and plan for our life.  We can't let life come before God.  You can do all things through Christ who Strengthen you! 

I hope this eoncouraged you as it encourged me.  Please check back tomorrow and Wednesday.  There is a new teaching that I am going to be  talking about is Worship.  This is a very important life changing message and I want you all to take part in it.

Thanks so much for viewing,

Toccara Feliciano

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Opportunities to Share your gifts


I wanted to just annouce again that there are opportunities to share your gifts.  If you do any of the below please read the inforamtion and send it to me.  This site was created to be in inspiration to other women and we need to help inspire on another.  God has given us all gifts and we can share with one another.  This ministry we not only share the word of God but we share life, our talents, our dreams, all that God has placed on the inside of us.  If you are looking to be of encouragement and want to share any of the below use the contact info below.  This form will always be available in the serving opportunities tab at the top of the page.

Thanks,

Serving Opportunities



Do you have a passion for the Gospel of Jesus Christ? Have you been desiring to use your gifts that God has given you and not sure where to start? We may be able to help! I am currently seeking Christian Women who are serious about their walk with God and have gifts and talents for the kingdom.

Do you write christian and inspiration poetry?
Do you have the desire and gift of teaching?
Are you a prayer warrior?
Do you have a talent that you use for the glory of God such as faithbooking?
Has God given you the gift of encouragment?
Do you have a wonderful testimony about how God has brought you through?
Well if you said yes to any of those, we are talking to you. If you are intrested in contributing your gift to this ministry please e-mail me at beautifulawakening28@gmail.com

In your e-mail please include:


Name:

e-mail address:

Your gift and talent:

A Short Bio telling me about yourself and about what you believe God has called you to do.

Areas of help needed:

Prayer Warriors
Christian Poets
Scrapbookers that scrap faith known as faithbooking
Teaching
Gift of Encouraging

I would love to have you be able to use your talents. God has given us talents and gifts to use for his glory so I believe in you and want to help you use your gifts.

Poets, faithbookers, and teachers, please attach a sample of your work in your submission.

God Bless,

Beautiful Awakening

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Year of Opportunity







Earlier this year I Talked about this being the year of opportunity. I meant that for every area in your life. The year of opportunity to save more, to be better with handling your finances, the year of opportunity to grow as a believer, the year of opportunity to be a better wife, mother, sister, or daughter.  Personally for me the year of opportunity is for my job, and my walk with God.  We are almost half way through this year and I can tell you that I am still striving for the opportunities to be more than I can ever ask or think.  My focus is on God and I know that when my focus is on him all other areas of my life will be worked out.  The bible tells me in Matthew 6:33But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.    NIV.  I had to learn the hard way that in order for everything else in my life to work out or make sense I had to put him first.  God gives us opportunities to grow in him.  Sometimes that takes a little sacrificing , like giving up TV, giving up something we do instead of speaking that time with God but he promises to give us all we need, we just need to know what it is we need to do.  We will never learn what we need to do to unlock what God has in store for us if we are not spending time trying to find out what we need to do. What opportunities have you been looking for? Does it include the kingdom of God? Does it include your personal relationship with him? These are some questions to ask yourself. For a long time I wondered why I was not getting an opportunity to teach when I know God had called me too. It seemed like my life was not headed anywhere in the direction to even start the dream. I was so miserable most of the time. I was not happy with my life because I know God has put something on the inside of me and I was not activated, i was stuck. Only until God allowed me to go through something ( Not cause it) But did not remove it from me as soon as I would liked him to because I needed to do the necessary things to unlock what we had for me. Finally when I replaced the things I was doing,and gave him that time, It was like a light bulb went off. In a year's time God opened up so may doors. I started being able to teach his word on a weekly basis, I had other opportunities to teach bible studies, he gave me the idea for this online Ministry. He gave me the idea for an online operation with my crafting gift that bless those in the nursing homes. I got Ordained as a Bible teacher and Minister.  He did so much. My husband then became interested in Church and is now a faithful member of the congregation and is our sound technician. He attends bible study with me every Thursday, listen to music that is uplifting the Lord. God is so good! So I share my testimony to help you unlock the opportunity that God spoke over those who visit Beautiful Awakening. This is the Year of Opportunity.

Jeremiah 29:11 
For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. NIV

For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end. KJV

Opportunity is out there.  His plans for you are pure, clean, upright, and Holy.   Speak what you need into the atmosphere.

Mark 11:23
For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be removed, and be cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he said shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he said.  KJV


Steps to take:

1. Ask God how your calling and line up with your Job.
2. Tell him what opportunities you are looking for to grow.
3. Make  sure that he is first.  God is a jealous God and want to be first in your life.
4. Sacrifice is necessary.  There will be something that need to be moved out of the way.
5. Be patient.  God is hardly ever early, and Never late, but always on time!
6.  When he get what you need to you give him the Glory!  This show is all about him and he works things through us so that he can get the Glory.  You were created for his Glory.
7. Pay it forward.  Bless someone else with what he has done for you.  Share like I have shared with you.  We all go through things so that others can see that you made it with God's help and that with his strength they too can overcome and have whatever God has promised them.  If you need prayer please e-mail me at beautifulawakening28@gmail.com






With Love,

Minister Toccara Feliciano