Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Are Your Words Beneficial






She opens her mouth in skillful and godly Wisdom, and on her tongue is the law of kindness [giving counsel and instruction].  Proverbs 31:26

God had given each one of us a gift to speak to people.  If it is to teach, to evangelize or to just share with people you see daily, When we speak our words should always come out in love.  Does this always happen?  No! Not with me and I am sure not with you.  But what I can say is I am better than I was 2 years ago and in some instances better than I was 2 months ago.  We should always know as believers our mouth is used as a instrument that God has chosen to use to speak love, encouragement and to edify.  What you think penetrates to your heart and then out your mouth it comes. The Holy Spirit taught me something about when we say things.  Think about when you get mad and you say something and later on you say I said something you really did not mean.  If you really think about it, you did mean it, you just meant it in a different way.  You did not mean to hurt the person you said it to but you meant what you said.   Luke 6:45 says out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks.  So when we speak things and say we did not mean that, we did we just want to cover up for not using our mouth as the scripture Proverbs 31:26.  So now that we all have heard what the word says concerning it and now we are being held accountable.  We now have to be careful with out words.  Take time today and consider how much of what you say are lifting others up in Christ or Bringing them down.

Prayer:

Father help us today as your women to use our mouth just as you want us to.  Help us to not say anything that the Holy Spirit does not improve of.  Help us to make sure that people feel love, by our words, lifted up, empowered, and set free from the enemies bondage.  Thank you know for a renewed mind so that it can go into our hearts and then we speak out of the abundance of what you have made new.  In Jesus Name Amen!

Much Love,

Toccara

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Desire To Seek Him







One thing have I asked of the Lord, that will I seek, inquire for, and [insistently] require: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord [in His presence] all the days of my life, to behold and gaze upon the beauty [the sweet attractiveness and the delightful loveliness] of the Lord and to meditate, consider, and inquire in His temple.  Psalm 27:4

You know you are growing when you not only seek God because it is one of his requirements but that you desire to seek him because you want to be close to him and dwell in his house forever.  The only way we are going to get everything we need is by desiring to be in his presence and then actually being in his presence.  David made sure that he stayed in his presence.  He knew that everything he ever needed was in God.

Do you know that everything you need is in God?  All the things we ask for on a daily of others, people that we deal with on a daily basis ,God can do just by us simply inquiring to be in his presence.  I love the song by Out of Eden titled better is one day in your courts than a thousand else where.   There is fullness of Joy in his presence!  That means complete to the rim.  If you are tonight trying to get a million things figured out and you are not sure how and when these things are going to be done, just get in his presence and I can assure you that you will find everything you need.  David made this one thing something he asked for.  I am sure he needed a lot of other things but the one thing he asked for was something that was going to actually change his entire circumstance.  He was not going to just give him a temporary fix but it was going to continually help in every area of his life.

Seek, Inquire, Meditate, and Consider today!

God Bless,
Toccara

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Positivity or Be Quiet







Philippians 2:14-17

Do all things without grumbling and faultfinding and complaining [against God] and questioning and doubting [among yourselves], That you may show yourselves to be blameless and guileless, innocent and uncontaminated, children of God without blemish (faultless, unrebukable) in the midst of a crooked and wicked generation [spiritually perverted and perverse], among whom you are seen as bright lights (stars or beacons shining out clearly) in the [dark] world, Holding out [to it] and offering [to all men] the Word of Life, so that in the day of Christ I may have something of which exultantly to rejoice and glory in that I did not run my race in vain or spend my labor to no purpose. AMP

One of the most difficult things to do is to be quiet and put Philippians 2:14-17 into practice.  I have been finding it really hard to get out of bed to go to work, to do my job with Joy and peace and sometimes this happens.  But what I remember each morning is that although It takes everything in me to get out of bed and go to work, I tell God thanks for the job he has given me.
 Instead of complaining and grumbling which I may do for a about a minute or two I ask my Fahter for his help.  I know that all of my help comes from him, and I know that he will be with me.  I have learned to just be quiet. When I even think of being negative, I consciously  just chose what I am going to think about the situation and respond based on God's promises.

When you think about complaining and having a pity party, with Debbie Downer, make sure you be quiet listen to God and make sure you move on.  If you can't speak positive against your situations just be quiet.  Remember as a child of God you are handling your situations different that those that are not believers.  We are sunlight to the rest of the world.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Yes He loves You Anyways


But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

Romans 5:8

It is so amazing how this scripture can turn hatred into love.  Not just only hatred of others, but hatred that we show towards our own self.  We have at times hated ourselves for what we have done in our past.  What we think we should look like and don’t, but God loves us.  In spite of the life we lived before Christ ,we still had someone to love us in all that.  So when you are thinking about your life today what you feel has become of it, maybe area’s in your life are on point, on target. Some areas in your life may be a little off to the left.  Don’t be so sad; don’t be so angry, you are loved.  You are loved by the Most High God.  In turn love others anyway.  We can’t forget about that!  Know that  he loved you anyway and that we should love others anyway in spite of what they may be dealing with you what you would not necessarily do.  Love also yourself enough in your own mess just as you are because he did.  That is love.  God can fix and clean up any mess you just make sure you allow him to do the cleaning.  How great is it to pay forward something such as love to someone else, that we ourselves did not even deserve but because of love it happened anyways.  Here is another related scripture for today.  God Bless you all.

For if you forgive people their trespasses [their reckless and willful sins, leaving them, letting them go, and giving up resentment], your heavenly Father will also forgive you. Matthew 6: 14 AMP

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Sow a Seed with a Double Portion







1 Samuel 1:1-20

Now there was a certain man of Ramathaim Zophim, of the mountains of Ephraim, and his name was Elkanah the son of Jeroham, the son of Elihu,[a] the son of Tohu,[b] the son of Zuph, an Ephraimite. 2 And he had two wives: the name of one was Hannah, and the name of the other Peninnah. Peninnah had children, but Hannah had no children. 3 This man went up from his city yearly to worship and sacrifice to the Lord of hosts in Shiloh. Also the two sons of Eli, Hophni and Phinehas, the priests of the Lord, were there. 4 And whenever the time came for Elkanah to make an offering, he would give portions to Peninnah his wife and to all her sons and daughters. 5 But to Hannah he would give a double portion, for he loved Hannah, although the Lord had closed her womb. 6 And her rival also provoked her severely, to make her miserable, because the Lord had closed her womb. 7 So it was, year by year, when she went up to the house of the Lord, that she provoked her; therefore she wept and did not eat.



As I have sat and studied the story of Hannah, there are a few messages in this story.  Most people love to use it for those who are barren and it is such a wonderful message for that.  As I was studying and God was speaking to me about his perfect timing.  Hannah was barren for a long time and she prayed hear after year at the temple for God to bless her with a child.  In her time of prayer Hannah had to number one, wait patiently, and number two wait patiently on God's timing.  the bible speaks that there is a time for everything Ecc 3:1-8.  With God there is a purpose for everything. Sometimes we don't always understand them especially when we have our own plans, and ideas on how we want to accomplish them.  With God everything is timing.

When you read 1 Samuel the story of Hannah, her husband was not only married to her but to another woman.  This woman had children from Hannah's husband but Hannah was barren.  When her husband Elkanah gave to his wife Peninnah enough portion for her and her children, he also gave to Hannah that had no children but to her he gave a double portion. 1 Samuel 1:5.  See Elkanah saw what no one else saw and he was sowing a seed of portions to her as if she had children already.  He did not give her just a portion for herself but he was sowing in the future he believed.  Deep inside he believed she would have what she longed for and he was sowing into her future.

Are you sowing into your future.  Are you just praying for things and believe God has them for you, or are you actively doing something to activate what you are desiring?  See this is an awesome message because we have to sow if we want something.  If you want an Orange tree, you first have to plant the orange seed, get the soil right, water it and then wait, watch for the perfect timing for oranges.  If you are desiring  time sow time, if you are desiring to be loved more, sow love, if you are desiring  more finances sow finances into someone.    It is just that simple.  Sow, Sow, Sow.  Don't just sow things that the canker worm can eat up but sow double portions to show that you really,really believe what you are asking God for. 

Hannah Reaped a double portion for the double portion that was sow by her husband.  Read the story, she got her son she experienced motherhood as she desired and she gave him to the Lord. Samuel was a great man in God.  Sow your double portion and reap your double portion!

God Bless,

-Toccara

Monday, November 5, 2012

Beautiful Awakening .org

Beautiful Awakening now has it's own identity!  You can now type in www.beautifulawakening.org.  God had been speaking to me for a week about making the site mine and I did it.  For those of you that visit and send in your prayer requet.  This truly keeps me going and I am so thankful that I can encourage you and pray with you.  We have had 2,122 visitors since I openened the site and this is more than what I expected.  To know that God had given me a gift to teach and to encourage and that you all come here visit and take time to read the post means a lot to me and it just shows that God is always some where trying to make a difference in someone's life.  That with him nothing is impossible.  Keep coming and please send prayer request, praise reports, and testimonies.  I love to hear what God is doing in the lives of others as he has done for me.   So don't forget if you are sharing this site with others please make sure you give them www.beautifulawakening.org.  There is always some encouragement here for everyone!  May God Bless each and every one of you.

-Toccara

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Stay Tuned In To God









If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, you will[a] ask what you desire, and it shall be done for you.  John 15:7

I have learned that I can make it through anything, as long as I abide in God.  Like this morning, I was just talking to God thanking him for all he has done for me.  Consulting him about my day, about what I am looking to accomplish and what I am looking for him to do in my life.  As I continue to pray to him, I believe every prayer that goes up to him.  He spoke to me about this scripture.  We have to stay tuned to God and what he is saying to us.  He promises that if we abide in him and his words abide in us we will ask anything of him and we will have what we ask.  Whatever we are believing him for. You know how we stay tuned in to him.  I remember as a teen I used to love love songs.    I had my favorites and I would call the radio request line and tell them the song I wanted to hear.  I would wait patiently and stay tuned in to that station until my song came on.  I never knew exactly when they were going to play it, but I knew that I had to stay tuned into that station to hear that song.  I did not dare tune in to another station because that station had what I wanted to hear.  We have to stay tuned as I like to say but the word of God says that we must abide in him and let his word abide in us. 

The Apostle Paul stayed with Christ.  He was connected to Jesus radio station.  He never tuned in to another station.  Whatever music God was playing he was listening and learning the words. He continued to let God's word shape and mold the very person he was.  He was a successful Apostle because he did what this scripture stated.  Paul was blessed, he went through a lot and had to deal with a lot but he was stronger than his situation because he was tuned in to the right station.  Imagine if he was tuned in to the Devil's station?  What the Church at Pentecost would have been like.  Those that were trying to remain hopeful but did not have enough faith or their own tried to get encouragement from a person listening to a station from the Devil?  Oh what kind of Hell we would be in.  So stay with the father.  Make sure that your actions your deeds are from him, from abiding in him.  You will never go the wrong way if you abide in him, and if you are headed down an unclear road, uncertain one, one that does not look like success or any of your dream are reachable just abide in him.  He will teach you, show you and direct in you into success.

Believe and Have Faith










Jesus said to him, If you can believe, all things are possible to him that believes
Mark 9:23

I thought about this scripture today because when I dream I have hope that it is going to come to pass.  I can be confident that he knows what I want and he make it happen.  I can dream because he makes it possible for me to dream and dream big.  Whatever your dreams are today.  Wether big or small, they can come true!  It is possible for you to have what your desires are.  The word of God tells us to delight ourselves in the Lord and he will give us the desires of our heart. Psalms 37:4
I have dreams that only God can make come true.  I can't do these things I dream of on my own.  I know though that they are possible!  I know that I can have them and that I will have them.  I just thought I would share what was on my heart today on a personal level and to get you to dream big!  Don't let anyone tell you