May 21, 2011, "Out of the mouth of babes"

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

"Do you hear what these children are saying? 'Yes', Jesus replied. "Haven't you ever read the Scriptures? For they say, 'You have taught children and infants to give you praise'."
~ Matthew 21:16 ~

My daughter has been utilized as a mighty vessel of praise from the Lord and to the Lord. I had a major 'wake up call' this morning in my life. I caught myself scoffing and making fun of Harold Camping who sincerely believes that May 21st is Judgement Day with the Rapture of God's people taking place today. The compassion for him and his followers were absent until this morning.

My daughter came down the stairs and said, "Mom, let's praise God right now together." I looked at her with awe and said, "OK"! I had no idea what she intended to talk to the Lord about. She started talking to God and said these words,
"God, I love you Lord. I thank You for this beautiful day that you have blessed us with. Lord, I pray for the people who believe that today is judgement day. Lord, I feel bad for the kids who are scared and families that are broken up because of this whole thing. Lord, I know that no man knows the hour or the day of your return, not even the angels know. Maybe, this man forgot to read Matthew 24 and only read Revelation, he forgot to read a few pages of the Bible. Lord, I don't want him to be made fun of when today ends up being another day. Maybe he pressed the wrong button on his calculator. I've done that before. I pressed the minus button instead of the multipication button. God, please talk to him and to others so that he won't be made fun of."

She said so much more that just left me with my mouth opened and my head shaking back and forth at such wisdom from a girl, yet within her is a spirit that has no age, covered by the Holy Spirit of God.

Apparently, she had great concern yesterday when she heard from a boy in her class that he was going to go home and pack because of judgement day. She was really sad for him as she said, "Mom, I feel really bad. They are going to find out that when it doesn't happen, they are going to have to unpack."

Let us pray for these people who truly believe they love God, and are sincere in what they believe, and truly feel they are being persecuted for something God did not call us to be persecuted for...believing something He said no one would know...the day or the hour of His triumphant return!

I am reminded today by my daughter inspired by the Spirit of God, to let us love, not laugh at someone else's expense. We must pray for the many who are being led astray. Let us pray that they will hear the voice of The One True Shepherd, who is in no way a hierling.

To read my daughter's blog you can click here.


  1. Amen! It sounds like your daughter is a replica of you...she has been given a great gift of discernement and wisdom just as you have! I join you both in prayer for those being led astray and that the enemy will not use this to harden the hearts of those who do not yet know the Lord. He will come like a thief in the night...I pray they understand this and stop packing...instead start praying and be ready!

  2. What a sweetie this little one is. She's a wonderful prayer partner for you now and she's learning from the best...her mom. Thank you for letting us peek into your day!


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