She wondered how she could be a good parent. But in the end, it all came down to just one thing.
And now, God has her parenting the next generation of prophets alongside her husband, Apostle Craig Toach—focused on that same one thing, Apostle Colette Toach says. She and Craig share their story with Dr. Steve Greene on a recent episode of the Greenelines podcast on the Charisma Podcast Network.
Colette grew up as the child of divorce, she says. And while that didn't stop her from getting married, it did make her wonder about her parenting abilities.
"My greatest struggle, because I was pregnant so early, was that I be a terrible mother," she says. "Lord, I don't know how You're going to do this," she told God.
But God, of course, had an answer: "Don't worry. I just need you to do this one thing for Me. ... You can fail on every other account but this one thing: Teach them to have a relationship with Me. And I'll fill in the gaps."
"I am so not the soccer mom, I am the apostle and the prophet," Colette says. "My kid comes in with a bad attitude, and I would say, 'You will march yourself to that bedroom, and you will go pray to Jesus, and you are not leaving that room until your spirit is in order. ... I wasn't about the bed being made. It was like, 'That spirit is not OK. We're not having that at our dinner table.'"
And that natural calling became the core of the Toaches' spiritual calling, she explains. In their Apostolic Ministries International Prophetic School for the Next Gen Prophets, they seek to impart to young prophets that same "one thing," the Lord showed her years before:
"The prophet is one whose heart beats at one with Christ," Colette says. "And that heart is misunderstood because it feels everything. And because Jesus needs us so much to express that heart to the church, it has to be about Him. That means dying to the flesh, that means dying to me, what I want, what I want to eat for dinner, who I want to marry—the 'me' becomes irrelevant. And for the Holy Spirit to bring that out of you, that means going through a process of getting rid of you."
For the Next Gen Prophets, Craig says, "We try and create the character that a person needs to be the prophet God's called them to be. ... We call them to death. And the crazy thing is, if you're really a prophet, you tell that to a real prophet, they're like, 'Bring it on.'"
For much more from Apostles Craig and Colette Toach about their apostolic ministry to the Next Gen Prophets, listen to this entire episode of the Greenelines podcast at this link, and be sure to subscribe to the Greenelines podcast on your favorite podcast platform. You'll also want to subscribe to the Toaches' own Spirit-powered podcast, Next Gen Prophets, also on the Charisma Podcast Network.
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