December 21, 2009, "Victories of Today"

Triumphant Victorious Reminders
Inspired by the Holy Spirit
Written By: Teresa Criswell

"But thanks [be] to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ."
~ I Corinthians 15:57 ~

I was reminded today of the victories on the 'inside' of us ready to explode upon the earth!

Our faith in God because of Jesus Christ can activate great explosion of the things intended! We need to loose those gifts for the world to see a glimpse of the awesomeness of God! Our mindsets must change. Many times my mindset is 'set', based on fear, unbelief and what we see, which is real. God's Truth is the opposite. Truth is effectively seen when faith and belief rise up no matter what our 'reality' says!

I pray you are encouraged by some sayings I have for myself. I want to do as David did; encouraging my soul (my mind, will and emotions) before my soul discourages me which will effect my actions, my mind and my lack of effecting others for God's glory:

"Don't let the losses tell you that you are defeated. Don't let the wins tell you that you can't learn more."

~ Teresa Criswell
Proverbs 8:13, I Corinthians 9:24, I Corinthians 15:57, Philippians 3:14, I John 5:4

"If we as citizens of The United States of America do not know our rights that were established by our forefathers, then when those rights are removed 'under the radar'...then we will sadly realize all the rights we had but when it is too late. When we don't know the promises of God and are swayed by what we see, saying, "It's God's will" we will sadly settle because the settling overruled the activation of faith."
~ Teresa Criswell
Hosea 4:6, Mark 11:22-26

"Healing is more 'contagious' than sickness."
~ Teresa Criswell
Isaiah 53:5, Acts 5:12-16

"The passion for the win must be stronger than the temptation to give in."
~ Teresa Criswell
I Corinthians 10:13

"There is something about remembering the goodness of God. But there is also something about remembering the bad of the enemy and the enemies of our lives. We must use the tool of remembrance for God's glory; so we can progress, advance and proclaim through our lives and with our mouths the greatness of God!"
~ Teresa Criswell
Luke 22:19, John 14:26, I Corinthians 11:24 & 25

"Even the heavens declare His glory! I have got to do the same, whether I feel like it or not. I will, by the Spirit of God lead my feelings to where they must go. My feelings must not lead me any longer today to the 'pit' of depression and destruction."
~ Teresa Criswell
Psalm 23:3, Psalm 35:9, Psalm 42

"What the world deems successful and valuable; in the end is of great insignificance."
~ Teresa Criswell
Matthew 6:20

"You call me a DORK...thank you! For I am a
f the

"You call me CRAZY...thank you! For I am a
nointed and
ealous daughter of God
ielding'to the Spirit of God."

"You call me a 'B' with an 'itch'...thank you! For I am a
Human being because of Jesus."
(I haven't been called this one yet, but when I am, I'm ready....heehee)!

As you can tell we have the power to be offended or to not be offended.
"To be offended or not to be offended? That is the question."
"If it's not a gift to receive...then don't receive it"!

~ Teresa Criswell
James 1:17

As I close today's devotional. I apologize in advance for the 'B' word...however, I truly believe someone needed to read that one. What our enemy means for evil, let's take on the attributes of God and turn it around to glorify God! Heeheehee!!! It's more than being positive, it's positively knowing whom I get to serve, Almighty God because of Jesus Christ!!!! Wooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

If there are any encouraging thoughts you may have, please post them in my 'comments' on my blog page...

God bless you! Have a great Monday! It's another gift of life today...let's no longer look at Monday's as 'mundane' but exceptional! Imagine the possibilities if we started to receive the opposite of these sad 'cliche's' that we have unknowingly received throughout life!

We are blessed beyond measure to live another day. I desire to live, think, act, and love for His glory!


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