Triumphant Victorious Reminders
Inspired by the Holy Spirit
Written By: Teresa Criswell
"Therefore if anyone cleanses himself from the latter, he will be a vessel for honor, sanctified and useful for the Master, prepared for every good work."
~ II Timothy 2:21 ~
Lord! King! Ruler of All! In the midst of Your Majestic, Awesome, Holy Greatness, You are mindful of us! Wow! You in all Your greatness, are mindful of me.
As I think upon who You are, I am reminded that upholding people You have created to a greater degree than You The Creator does not devalue or make You less than You are, it only hinders me from the true, vast beauty of Who You Are!
Lord, You in Your revealing Love, reveals the tickling desire in my heart to be upheld with accalades and notarity. Yet even in that, compared to Your matchless glory, makes it look like none other than worthless, stinky poop. Yet, in this reminder, I am reminded that I am only a vessel. As Your vessel I am purposed to reveal the Hands of You, not the clay from where I came (Isaiah 45:9).
Lord, the immaturity and self inflicted pain I have caused in times past only reveal the clay from who I am, yet Your awesome redeeming power and love through Jesus Christ reveals the vessel of Who You are and what You have formed and continue to form with Your glorious hands. I am amazed that you took me, as the hard dirt and miry clay that lie clumped together, crumpled with no hope in sight, yet, in Your Restoring, Healing hands You placed that Living Water in the midst of the hardened dirt and saw something so beautiful before anyone else saw it formed.
When I see myself and others, may I see them for what You are doing in us and through us. It's so easy to look at myself in my saddened state and say there's no hope, yet it takes You, Faith to say there's more than Hope with You, Who is my Hope!
O God, thank You for reminding me that because I am to be Your vessel, revealing Your hands, that You will be honored, glorified and praised as You are revealed. I am beginning to understand that this is truly the fear of You, Lord. Beyond reverencing You, but highly exalting You, transforming even the smallest decisions that I make to give glory to You.
Lord God, You are Mighty! You are Wonderful! You are indescribably awesome!
Thank You for Your mercy. I truly am grateful for Your grace that abounds to rise above the sin. Your grace is not given to me for the purpose of sinning, it is truly given to me for the purpose of rising above the sin!
I love You Lord, and I must stir myself up from the reservoirs of You within my spirit as I'm reminded by the Holy Spirit to be a vessel of honor, set apart and useful for the Master, prepared for EVERY good work. Lord, I also thank You that today is my spiritual birthday of 7 years being changed and transformed by You, as I finally said, "Yes" to your call of Salvation, entering through the threshold of things I could never imagine in You on March 6, 2003. Thank You my King, my Restorer, my Redeemer, my Salvation, through Jesus Christ! Thank You!