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November 16, 2022 | Entitled to Humbled

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"While Jesus was in the Temple, he watched the rich people dropping their gifts in the collection box. Then a poor widow came by and dropped in two small coins. "I tell you the truth," Jesus said, "This poor widow has given more than all the rest of them. For they have given a tiny part of their surplus, but she, poor as she is, has given everything she has."  - Luke 21:1-4 NLT -  Have you ever felt like you deserved something because it's what you believe you would do for someone else?  I've learned that this thought process is another form of false expectations. Unrealistic expectations placed on people. When we unintentionally place those things on others; we set them up to fail. We set ourselves up to be offended and then convince ourselves they are a disappointment. It's a needless recipe for disaster.  Recently I was lovingly convicted by my own self-righteous thoughts and doings. Audaciously bragging in my head of what I would do for others

Triumphant Victorious Reminders with Teresa Ann | To Truly Lend | September 14, 2022

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After reading Proverbs 19:17, a thought came… "How did we get the lending of the world and the lending of God so twisted up?” God's kind of lending has no selfish agendas. He helps those who have fallen and gets them to rise again. He doesn't help while saying, "You owe me." The lending of the world is of course necessary; but not when helping others who are down. The lending of the world says, “I know you’re down; but you still owe me (with interest).” As believers in Christ, what an incredible gift we can give. The gift of giving to others without expecting anything in return from them; truly fixing our giving on God while others benefit. In whatever way we are able to give; it's an honor to do so from God’s magnificent love. Giving from God's love allows us to continually sow seeds of blessings to others whether we deem a person is deserving or undeserving. The greatest investment we can make besides following after Jesus, is investing in people! Follo

September 3, 2022 | Back To The Beginning

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Triumphant Victorious Reminders  Instagram @TriumphantVictorious_Reminders "I know all the things you do. I have seen your hard work and your patient endurance. I know you don't tolerate evil people...You have patiently suffered for me without quitting. But I have this one complaint against you. You don't love Me or each other as you did at first! Look how far you have fallen. Turn back to Me and do the works you did at first..."  - Revelation 2:2-4 (NLT) Doing all the good things... Praying for people. Seeking opportunities to be hospitable. Writing books testifying of the greatness of God. Posting encouraging social media content.  Gathering with other Christ-like minded women. Yet all the while, truly forgetting the WHY .  So often I would do, do, do because that's what you do as a Christian. This is how you're recognized as one of His own. Yet God in His mercy and patience, woos us to Himself to respond to His goodness first so we can truly do from a p

January 10, 2022 - Doing Good, Blessing and Praying

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Triumphant Victorious Reminders | Heavenly Wit "But to those who are willing to listen, "Love your enemies. Do good to those who hate you. Bless those who curse you. Pray for those who hurt you..." - Luke 6:27-36 Have you ever wondered, "How the heck do I love my enemies?" I know I have wondered this quite often. Yet there was an awakening years ago as I was reading today's scripture passage. The Holy Spirit opened my eyes to know how we love our enemies . The how is stated in the next sentence. It's spoken right after Jesus says to love your enemies. The how is: Doing good no matter what others do. Blessing those who curse you. Praying for those you who hurt you. That's it! That's how. Wow! Just think, He is setting us up to sow seeds of blessing so we constantly reap a harvest of blessing. With those blessings, it's amazing to be reminded that the greatest blessing is being aware of His glorious presence so we are aware of Him even i

Triumphant Victorious Reminders | August 27, 2021 | Hold Loosely While Clinging Tightly

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It's been April, 2019 since my last entry. To say, "Much has happened since then" is definitely an understatement. As many of you may know in 2017, I started a YouTube channel called, Let's Talk with Teresa Ann and began a perspective shifting segment via Instagram LIVE on Monday's titled, Heavenly Wit Monday , based on the book I released in March, 2020 titled Heavenly Wit: Seeing Mission Fields in the Midst of Battlefields . It's definitely been a journey to learn how to see with God's Divine insight. To see the mission fields in the midst of the battlefields.  Meanwhile, learning from the effortless flow of water, how to be flexible to simply lean in to hear the voice of God through the Holy Spirit's help with properly reading God's Word and praying. Continuing to learn that prayer is simply yet profoundly agreeing with Him. It's not about Him agreeing with me.  To know that this life is about  holding onto Him so tightly so we can hold e

Desires of your heart?

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Triumphant Victorious Reminders Written by: Teresa Ann, Host of Let's Talk Studio When you hear the question, "What are the desires of your heart?" What say you? I admit that most of the time my desires have not been of eternal value. They were of monetary rhetoric; the kind which moth eat and rust destroys as recorded in the gospel of Matthew (Matthew 6:19-24). This whole blog entry began this morning due to a simple word search for REJOICE that set me on course to a DIVINE "rabbit trail". It was an adventurous path that simply wooed me to hunger for more of a desire to fellowship with GOD. The internet search led to me none other than a write up from the early 1900's from the church to it's congregants. It was a "newsletter" of sorts from May, 1921, titled, "The Latter Rain Evangel" and it was subtitled, "The Days of Heaven On The Earth". This newsletter written so long ago was speaking even past the far reachi

GOD GOES BEFORE YOU

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Triumphant Victorious Reminders Written by: Teresa Ann That moment you get the shocking report. Tired, scared and you even feel ill equipped. Yet all the while, there's a gentle whisper; a still small voice that can be heard above the loud distractions of our little worlds. One moment everything was seemingly fine; the next moment, as though your life has been changed forever...and then right in the middle of it all; there's a  SUDDENLY COLLISION of the miraculous!  It seems as though GOD pauses time just for you... Today I want to share an interview that is along these same lines, with Nikki Cody via Let's Talk with Teresa Ann . I've had the honor of knowing Nikki and her family for almost 5 years. It was fun times while her husband Les served on staff at  REACH Church here in Austin. It was definitely a sweet time...and yet all the while GOD was calling them out of Austin and into Waco. To hear the rest of the story; you can simply click here to liste