Daily Devotional from Toni Eldred 09-07-23

From September 4th through September 14th several Connect2Christ Church Family members will be leading our devotional time. This will allow us an opportunity to learn more about our brother’s and sister’s hearts for Christ through each of their devotions.

My name is Toni Eldred. I am currently in the position of Media Coordinator at C2C Church. I also hold the title of Chair of Missions, am a leader in our Chapter of Royal Neighbors and will occasionally sing for the Praise Team. To say that I love my church would be an understatement!

I moved to Florida, from New Jersey, in 2002. My parents would visit us every year, sometimes twice a year. My mom would often ask me if I found a church to go to. That question was met with reluctance, not because I didn’t believe in God, just because, I guess, I didn’t have the time?!

As I rode on my exercise bike, at the gym across the parking lot from, what I knew was a bank, I slowly watched it transform into a “church.” I decided at that moment that this would be MY NEW church. I wanted to do the right thing, not so much for my mom, but for myself.

My idea of going to church was to attend service, receive the message, sit in the back, talk to no one, and leave. WELL, God had a different plan for me! That was not going to happen at C2C Church. With no looking back, I am planted firmly within my church.

My Spiritual Gifts: are Exhortation/Service; Faith/Mercy; Administration.

Ephesians 6:11 NLT
“Put on all of God’s armor so that you will be able to stand firm against all strategies of the devil.”

Hebrews 6:19 NLT
“This hope is a strong and trustworthy anchor for our souls. It leads us through the curtain into God’s inner sanctuary.”

I Challenge You: to spread the word. Find someone who needs Christ. Talk about Him with strangers. Bring someone new to church!

Prayer: Thank You, Heavenly Father, for giving me the knowledge and the strength to carry on each day. I am so blessed to know You as my Father. I thank You for each and every little blessing You bring into my life. I will honor and serve You always. I promise to continue to do good work for Your Kingdom. In Your Holy Precious Name. Amen.

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