Triumphant Victorious Reminders
Inspired by the Holy Spirit
By: Teresa Criswell
"In the beginning God (prepared, formed, fashioned, and) created the heavens and the earth. The earth was without form and an empty waste, and darkness was upon the face of the very great deep. The Spirit of God was moving (hovering, brooding) over the face of the waters. And God said, Let there be light; and there was light."
~ Genesis 1:1-3 ~
Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD); in short talking to a friend of mine, is where the body lacks Vitamin D. The majority of the time, supplements do not help. Literally, you need light to help the disorder. Some doctors go as far as prescribing the patient to move to a year round warm, sunny climate to replace the "disorder" into order. WE need the "real" thing...LIGHT, not just a supplement. God is not a supplement or something we "add" to our life...HE must take over in every way, as we must surrender.
As my friend was telling me what she had struggled with, I realized the analogy of when we do not have Jesus Christ, THE SON of GOD; darkness annihilates us.
We must have Jesus Christ as our Source of Light. Light has a purpose and that is to truly see darkness disappear. As we struggle in darkness, depression doesn't creep in; it is there made available to us. We go through life with our "feelers" out, not knowing what we might stumble upon.
The SON is the light that reveals the hidden things. The hidden things are hidden for a reason, so we do not expose it for what it is...SIN. Jesus Christ is waiting for a people to rise up and instead of receiving what we naturally receive by default, which is darkness, a result of sin; we instead must receive light,a result of life given to us...not just any life, but the most precious, powerful life that ever lived...Jesus Christ. We receive Him as our Rescuer, our Savior by the power of the Holy Spirit. He hovers over us and in us; just as the Spirit of God did when the world was created. God spoke the Word (Jesus) and as The Word was spoken, the Holy Spirit hovered over the face of the deep! The first thing created was LIGHT!
We must know the effectiveness we can have when we operate as the Light of God is within us. How do we become effective in knowing who we are in Christ Jesus? We first must get to know Who He Truly IS! Let's get to know the Light for WHO HE IS...HIS light is so powerful that there is no shadow from it as darkness has no place whatsoever (James 1:17).
There is deepness and a void within us, until the moment we realize we are in darkness. The void is filled and we go from being SAD and into the realm of GLAD!
Goodness of God reveals His
Love as we are
"...The Joy of the LORD is your strength" ~ Nehemiah 8:10 ~
Let us reveal the Love of God through our actions and words.