Sunday, December 25, 2011

Jesus Chose The Womb Of A Teenage Girl Over Heaven

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

I leave you with a a few thoughts this Christmas...
"Jesus chose the womb of a teenage girl over heaven."
~ Joy Dekok

Jesus, The Word, gave up His right to what was His ~ uncommon and divine royalty.

The surpassing understanding of Jesus' amazing sacrifice, would be one of many more uncommon sacrifices that Jesus lived out; revealing the incredible, indescribable, majestic compassion of our Father God Who SO loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son; that whoever believes in Him should not die in eternity but have everlasting life.

As we tear open gifts, give gifts or ponder this day whether it be with sadness or gladness...may we be quick to lift our eyes and intentionally gaze with incredible awe upon the Father's heart and being truly humbled by His great majestic love toward each of us.

Therefore, as we are reminded of the Triumphant Victory that is ours through Jesus Christ our Lord revealed by His Spirit of Life. The Holy Spirit reveals not only life but the life that Jesus revealed and that is the great, abundant life...this life He reveals to us is the very same life that caused resurrection power to conquer not only His own death, but also conquered death, hell and the grave.

Finally, be strong in the Lord. Know that He is with you. He is near. He is your ever present help in your time of need. As you remember this promise, feel free to call on Him, and as you call on Him, not only will He answer you, but He will ALSO show you great and mighty things which you have never known before.

You are loved with God's eternal, glorious and incomprehensible love,
Teresa

Scripture References:
Psalm 8
John 3:16
John 10:10
Psalm 46
Jeremiah 33:3

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

We WILL Rejoice and be glad in it!

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

"This is the day the Lord has made. We will rejoice and be glad in it!"
~ Psalm 118:24 ~



In a hurry to get ready for the day, thoughts of gratefulness sped through my mind. Suddenly, what seemed random, was truly the cataclysmic reminder of Who intentionally and on purpose made this very day!

Captivated by the reminder of Psalm 118:24, the writer of this Psalm was overwhelmed by the reality of what surrounded him...his present moment; the moment he was awakened to the reality of being allowed to be a part of God's eternal calendar.

Compelling intentions of God led the writer, who could have very well been Abraham, to not only rejoice, but passionately proclaim to his people, "Right now! This very moment is the day that our Yaweh, our Jehovah, our God has made! We WILL rejoice!" Notice he didn't say, "If you want to rejoice then go ahead. Instead, with the purposeful intention of God that impressed him provokingly led him to a place of, "No matter what we are going through...we WILL intentionally and on purpose rejoice to the One Who has made this day and allowed us to be a part of it and not only rejoice but we will be GLAD in it!

While the arresting thoughts of this Psalm moved me with gratefulness, I smiled thinking of who I get to enjoy my day with.

Overwhelmed by the reality of getting to be a mom to my beautiful, precious daughter as The free spirit of Truth leads her innocent heart, challenges me with beauty, to be and remain valuable, for just looking at her as my undeserved gift, I am reminded yet again a glimpse of God's declaration of worth over our lives!



In the moment of actively pausing, the aweing thoughts were interrupted with my beautiful daughter bringing me up a cup of morning java along with a sweet note which greeted me. Her gesture of kindness revealed what she had written to me, and that was how she embraced the morning to be...and that was 'good', along with a smiley face! :)



May we be reminded throughout our day of God's captivating embrace as He longs to cover each of our lives with Who He is!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Revised: Need A Gift Idea?

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

"The King is enthralled by your beauty."
~ Psalm 45:11 ~

God Is Enthralled By Your Beauty, is a book that I have self-published and getting to promote. Although some may think I am promoting myself, be assured, this is not the case. I truly believe in the message of this book while God continues to do an excavation of my heart; I have been awakened to the mandate and responsibility of rising up in that place of beauty knowing that not only I, but the other daughters who have been declared, 'Worthy' by the King of kings! This awakening has compelled me to not only rise up on my behalf, but also to see and to be moved with incredible passion to awaken the many daughters who have fallen asleep to their own cries of hopelessness, shame and thoughts of unworthiness.

If you are looking for a gift that will not only bring the reminder of significance but also bring to light the power of worthiness, then this book is just for you!

To order, please click here. Remember, 20% of the book proceeds goes to SCTNow.org which is an amazing organization actively and effectively fighting child trafficking both in our nation and the world!

Thank you for your support!

Love,
Teresa

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Stillness; the Beautiful Stance of Worshiping God

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

"Call unto me and I will answer you and show you great and mighty (remarkable) things which have never seen before."
~ God, as recorded in Jeremiah 33:3.



You may be going through grief caused by divorce;
an unexpected death of your precious child, or beloved spouse, a beautiful family member and friend.
Maybe you have just found out you have been betrayed by your spouse, friend or family member.
Or it is possible that you are the one who has betrayed someone and regret overwhelms you, you even feel that your life is over.
Perhaps you are torn with knowing that the relationship you are in is destructive, and you know you need to pray for that person, but you also know that you need the courage to leave.
Others may have experienced a job loss and with that, your identity unknowingly was wrapped up in that position you held.
You may feel stripped, exposed, naked and unclothed by any of these countless situations...but please know that this is your opportunity to cry out to Jesus Who clothes, embraces and comforts as revealed by the Holy Spirit.
Don't move.
Don't speak.
Listen.
Look and see.
He is right there with you.
Yet, not only is He with you, He longs to hold you and embrace you.
He desires to show you remarkable exploits which you have never seen or heard of before.
Open your eyes and listen...do you hear the whisper within your spirit?
He bids you to come to Him.
Will you come? Please, do so now.
In the middle of the chaos, just be still.
Breathe through your nose, all the way in and slowly. Now, exhale, meditating on the 'giganticness' of God. Watch and see how He tears down, annihilates and obliterates the intimidating giants that are insatiably drooling for your very life. God longs to dwarf every real situation that comes in the form of a giant and put them in their place.

In the midst of the whirling, destructive winds of life, stillness is your recognition of declaring "I know You are God; you are My God."

Stillness is a beautiful stance of worshiping God.

Scripture References:
Jeremiah 33:3
Isaiah 61:1-3
Isaiah 26:3
Psalm 46:8-10