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July 21, 2011, "How, Who and Wow!"

Triumphant Victorious Reminders Inspired by the Holy Spirit Written by: Teresa Criswell Numbers 23:19-20 O to be reminded of God's great love for and over us. Are you bewildered, awestruck and shaking your head in awe that "while we were yet sinners, Christ still died for us" (Romans 5:6-11)? This truth for me is incredibly moving. To ponder this amazing, eternal, extravagent love shakes me to the core of my every aching part of being human. "Really God? You love us that much? But how?" Here is the answer I received, "The 'How' reveals the 'Who' which leads to the 'Wow'!" As I sit here amazed, I am reminded of the prophet Balaam who was bid to come by King Balak, the king of Moab, to prophesy a curse against God's people. It is quite interesting that even through this dishonorable prophet, he spoke forth truth as he knew he would only be able to speak what the Lord would have him say. King Balak attempted t

July 14, 2011, "Desperately Craving"

Triumphant Victorious Reminders Inspired by the Holy Spirit Written by: Teresa Criswell "Seek [crave] first the kingdom of God and His righteousness..." ~ Matthew 6:33 ~ She desperately cries out to her Righteous and Just God, "Do you hear me, Lord? I long for You." Her cries are immediately hushed as she is reminded of the mounting laundry, dishes accumulating in the dirty sink, the ever constant 'to do list', and the 'run yourself ragged' errands leading her to the reality of the right now as she is seduced from her desperate need to experience the intimacy that she so longs for with her Awesome God. I am reminded by the uncanny 'tug of war' as our days are measured by time, yet Eternal God is not moved by our twenty-four hour time table; He is only moved by faith in Him as He hears His Eternal Word being echoed back with fervent declarations of praise. As we attempt to stifle the cravings with the distractions of this life may we r