Monday, December 30, 2013
Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour. 1 Peter 5:8
The way you beat the devil up is by making sure you remember the above. He has a job to do so expect him to be diligent at it. Also you have a job to do also and it is to Be sober minded meaning don't walk around thinking that everything will come easy. Life is not always easy and we are not always floating on cloud 9. Even while the enemy is prowling, seeking who he can destroy maintain your post, have your armor on, and make sure you are not the one to be destroyed. He has no power to destroy unless you give it to him. The word says he is prowling looking, seeking someone to devour. It did not say he is here destroying without any reason, he He is seeking, waiting for you to give him a reason to be successful at his hunt. Even when he is trying and testing you, Get up, dress up show up, and never give up. Get up and walk in the faith that you have, Dress the part put on the whole armor, show up and let him know that no matter what you will not stop serving God like the three Hebrew boys, and when he tries to come in like a flood, Never Give UP! Stand Firm, run your race, as it is not to the swift, It is to you who never give up and make it across! I encourage you and I encourage myself.
Friday, December 27, 2013
Wisdom is the principle thing, therefore get wisdom. In all your getting, get understanding. Proverbs 4:7
If there is nothing else you do in life get understanding. It is so hard to fully trust in something without understanding what you are trusting in. It was hard for me to totally trust in God as a new believer in every area of my life because there were some areas That I did not understand about God. After living a miserable Christian life for a few years, I purposed in my heart to get understanding about the kind of relationship i should have with God and how i should be living. For years I tried to live the christian life based on other christians and how they lived. That wss a huge mistake because i was not in my own relationship with God. Once i got understanding and revelation from God it was an amazing transformation for me. I begin to love being a Christian and being to be free. The only way got understanding was by the word of God. All the things you may chase after in life make the Word of God something you get. Church events, and fuctions are good but get the understanding of God so that you can be successful at your walk with him. Understand his ways, his love for youand his plan for your life. God Bless, Toccara
Tuesday, December 10, 2013
As the Scriptures say, “If you want to boast, boast only about the Lord.”[a]
18 When people commend themselves, it doesn’t count for much. The important thing is for the Lord to commend them. 2 Corinthians 10:17-18
But those who wish to boast
should boast in this alone:
that they truly know me and understand that I am the Lord
who demonstrates unfailing love
and who brings justice and righteousness to the earth,
and that I delight in these things.
I, the Lord, have spoken!
Sometimes we boast in ourselves, how we dress, how much money we have, the type of position we have, places we live and so forth but as a Christian we should only be boasting in God. He is the one that has given us what we posses anyway. I believe that when we depend and count on our our capabilites we win for a little while but then we start to fail, get aggravated and frustrated. God wan't to provide for us and do the things that we are so deperately trying to do our self so that we can say what we have accomplished. But this is not how God want it. Humans are so conditional. We love then we love not, we are happy then we are sad, we can never get the recognition we want from people because the minute we do the opposite of what we did to make them happy with us, that thing we worked hard to be known for goes out the door. With God he knows our weakness and he forgives, he also makes a way for us to be right again even when we do wrong by confessing our sin. Do things that God commends, like loving your neighbor, living a Holy life, forgiving sin, take care of the elderly, widowed, and needy. Be a good wife and mother and most of all Servant of God. Boast in the fact that you have been redeemed, set free, and sever God with a free and open heart.