Triumphant Victorious Reminders
Inspired by the Holy Spirit
Written by: Teresa Criswell
"Therefore I, a prisoner for serving the Lord, beg you to lead a life worthy of your calling, for you have been called by God. Be humble and gentle. Be patient with each other, making allowance for each other's faults because of your love. Always keep yourselves united in the Holy Spirit, and bind yourselves together with peace...be kind to each other, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, just as God through Christ has forgiven you."
~ Ephesians 4:1-3 & 32 ~
This glorious morning I went on a walk, communing with God as He reminded me to pray over my block, echoing back His Word over the sidewalks, backed up by homes filled with lives in all sorts of situations, from brokenness, to ruin, and the familiar smells of hopelessness and despair. I was reminded to pray forth our Awesome God into the lives of those to bind up the brokenhearted, set the captives free and that the Liberator of hearts and lives overtake each of them with His glorious love accompanied with worthiness (Me and family included).
As I continued to walk, this question came forth from my spirit..."Do you know your calling to know and walk in worthiness?" Whenever I am asked a question, most likely I don't know the answer. So waiting to find out what I needed to learn in this classroom called, Life, I continued to walk with the wind compelling me to be in awe of God's Holy Spirit. As the awesome reminder of what has been bestowed upon me overwhelmed me, the following came forth:
"You have realized you are worthy, and that worthiness must compel you to see the value in others. Worthiness does not seek in pride what I believe is due to me or deserved, but it is truly about knowing my worth from God causes responsibility to rise up and out, valuing others and allowing them to see the worth that God sees and has destined for them to live in."
Today, I have been reminded with such overwhelming power that worthiness does not seek its own, but true worth is driven by Love who seeks to love others.