October 18, 2010, "My Strength, My personal bravery and my invincible army"
Triumphant Victorious Reminders
Inspired by the Holy Spirit
Written by: Teresa Criswell
In the beginning of chapter 3 of Habakkuk it says, "A Prayer of Habakkuk the prophet, set to wild, enthusiastic, and triumphant music." I love this...set to wild, enthusiastic, and triumphant music. As you read the last three verses in chapter 3, with great, powerful enthusiasm shout and declare the following:
"Though the fig tree does not blossom and there is no fruit on the vines,
[though] the product of the olive fails and the fields yield no food,
though the flock is cut off from the fold and there are cattle in the stalls.
Yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will exult in the [victorious]God of my salvation!
The Lord God is my Strength, my personal bravery, and my invincible army; He makes my feet like hinds feet and will make me to walk [not to stand still in terror, but to walk] and make [spiritual] progress upon my high places [of trouble, suffering or responsibility]."
All I can say is, I am in awe that our Awesome God declared by Habakkuk that God was His Strength, his personal bravery and invincible army"...this God Habakkuk served is the same God I serve today through Jesus Christ by the power of the Holy Spirit
Our God is the Same God...never changing...never caught by surprise...never moved by our circumstances; however, our circumstances are moved in fear of Who He is...our Majestic, Holy, Awesome, Never Changing God!
I am reminded to echo these words to my God and declare His Awesome Strength and Who He is in the midst of unstable ground...He is my fortress and strength, my help in trouble!
Every moment of the day in this time frame called 'life' we have opportunities come at us moment by moment..will we allow these challenges to become opportunities to rejoice in the Lord? Will we exalt His glorious triumphant name? Let us shout with the victory of praise and adoration for our God! Let us remind our souls, our minds, our wills and our emotions how Great our God is. He is and He wants to be our very present help every moment in our lives! He is God and He is more than worthy to be praised!
Let our lives exclaim the beautiful, liberating news of Jesus Christ! May our words follow our actions...may we be people who walk out what we believe according to the beautiful Word of God! May we hold our head up high...may our actions declare that we are the Redeemed of the Lord who say that we are Redeemed! Hallelujah! No one wants to share in our downcast countenance; they want the glory of the Lord to shine upon them...may we be the vessels that expose God's glorious light, revealed in Jesus Christ by the power of the Holy Spirit of God in our own lives!
"Father God, you are Glorious! Jesus! You are my Salvation! Hallelujah to You the Lamb of God, the Lion of Judah, the Bright and Morning Star! You are King of kings and Lord of lords! You are the Alpha and The Omega, the Beginning and The End! You are not a man that you should ever lie! Father, I thank you for Your eternal gift of Salvation revealed by Jesus Christ, Your Son! You are Glorious King, Majestic and overflowing in Splendor and Power! You are greatly to be praised! Lord my whole heart and mind cannot imagine your indescribable glory. The seemingly insignificant captures your heart and you are pleased to bestow your powerful glory upon our lives! O God! You be praised, You be glorified! For You are praised and glorified no matter if I join the chorus...yet, I desire to join in the praise and the declarations of You my Awesome God; for if we don't praise you the rocks will! I can't have an object of any kind replacing my voice of triumphant declarations of who You are! I love you Lord! You are more than worthy to be praised! You are Worthy!"
In The Mighty, Majestic, Holy, Awesome name of Jesus