Showing posts from December, 2010

Triumphant Victorious Reminders, "Selfishness Revealed"

Triumphant Victorious Reminders Inspired by the Holy Spirit Written by: Teresa Criswell "Rejoice in the Lord always and again I say rejoice." ~Philippians 4:4 ~ It has been a while since I wrote my last post. Some may ask and have asked... Busyness? No Time? Christmas season? Well, none of these are my excuse. I will be to the point confessing that I have not written in a while due to my own choice to be selfish. I have submitted to my flesh, which has resulted in resisting God and I have fled from the purpose-Maker over my life. I realize that as James 4:6 records, "Submit to God, resist the devil and he will flee from you" is not about a 'Three Step' formula on how to resist the devil. Apart from God, I can do nothing... absolutely nothing. However, when I submit to God, trust in God, run to God and HOLD ON to HIM; my Shelter and Safe Place, this beautiful thing called submission results in resistance to something or someone else. I learned from the Holy

December 15, 2010, "Connecting Bridge"

Triumphant Victorious Reminders Inspired by the Holy Spirit Written by: Teresa Criswell "Commit your works to the Lord and your thoughts will be established." ~Proverbs 16:3 ~ It was Monday and I was doing the normal thing; driving to the grocery store. I was planning on going to this particular store which I enjoy frequenting. However, this day I was convicted to commit even this 'to do' moment to Him. I prayed to the Lord to guide my steps and as I was driving I was led to go to a different store which I do not like to frequent because of the great lack in customer service. But as I looked back upon that irritation, for me to complain about not having a good customer service experience is truly not suffering. Perspective was put back into its proper place...I was reminded to have options to go anywhere while others experience true suffering was insulting to those who truly suffer; especially for the cause of Christ Jesus. Hence, as I drove to this particular store,

December 11, 2010, "Setting our Gaze on God"

Triumphant Victorious Reminders Inspired by the Holy Spirit Written By: Teresa Criswell "Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven." ~ Jesus Christ as recorded in Matthew 5:16 (NKJV) ~ "If anyone speaks, let him speak as the oracles of God. If anyone ministers, let him do it as with the ability which God supplies, that in all things God may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom belong the glory and the dominion forever and ever. Amen." ~ I Peter 4:11 (NKJV)~ Enamored. Awestruck. Amazed. I shake my head as I sit here in this place of absolute awe of The Great I Am. The All Sufficient God who needs know one, yet this Amazing God desires ALL of us as He is beyond amazingly awesome. For He is All Consuming Fire fueled by who He is; passionate Love. The Great I Am, The Great Father God, The Greatly to be Feared God who is the most Famous One; The Deliverer of the trapped and broken; The Strengthener of th

December 7, 2010 "Jesus"

Triumphant Victorious Reminders Inspired by the Holy Spirit Written By: Teresa Criswell "For God so loved the world that He gave His only Begotten Son that whosoever believes in Him shall not perish but have everlasting life." ~ John 3:16 ~ Holidays, traditions can become such distractions. "Look over here." "Look over there." "He/she offended me." "I have to buy a gift for her, for him...ahhhhhhh!!!!" When all the while as we're busy being 'petty' someone else is dealing with the 'hefty'. I'm not saying what we are going through is insignificant, but stepping back and truly looking at the other issues of life in which lives are being changed in ways I cannot imagine. Lives are ripped apart, effected by effected by divorce, murder, abuse and the list goes on. There are others effected by sickness, disease and even death of a loved one and a friend. As I think about the many issues of life. I am also led to think