Triumphant Victorious Reminders
Inspired by The Holy Spirit
Written by: Teresa Criswell
"This accords with the Tanakh, where it says, "I have appointed you to be a father to many nations," Avraham (Abraham) is our father in God's sight because he trusted God as the One who gives life to the dead and calls nonexistent things into existence."
~ Romans 4:17 (Complete Jewish Bible) ~
Spacing out into the vanishing awe and wonder of God while washing the dishes in the sink, and then BAM! I saw the face of someone I had not thought of for over 15 years. I shook my head as though I was clearing my thoughts as if to ask, "Where did that thought come from?" Usually, in most cases, I have found that these 'pictures of people's faces' are what I call heavenly 'snapshots' from God, transferred and downloaded into my thoughts for a purpose.
These are the moments that stir the joy of the Lord within me. Why? For this reason...
that God would trust me enough in that moment
to share a small glimpse of His eternal, continual thoughts of that person or group of people;
with 'out of all people'...me.
Do you know what I'm talking about? It causes me to sit here...a mere woman...a wife...a mom...sitting at her desk in the small classroom tucked away in the corner of her home to declare Who He is in their lives, even if it is not seen in their lives - I can see through the eyes of God's supernatural vision; seeing through another dimension...the dimension of eternity as though it were in our realm of 'right now.'
This leads me to the power of Faith...not just the general word we so easily and loosely use -
but the 'faith in God' kind of 'faith'.
Not that 'magical' 50/50, hope and cross your fingers type of faith -
but that SUPERNATURAL, HEAVEN INVADES EARTH KIND OF FAITH.
The faith that causes what has already taken place in God's eternal realm to manifest in our realm of 'now'.
So when we get that 'download', that 'snapshot' - let us triumphantly remember what Adonai, our Almighty God says, "For I know what plans I have in mind for you, plans for well-being, not for bad things; so that you can have hope and a future." (Jeremiah 29:11). We must allow the Holy Spirit to lead our declarations so we are no longer praying from our limited intellect but by the Holy Spirit's power which reveals Adonai's Wisdom and Understanding; Counsel and Might; Knowledge and fearing Adonai" (Isaiah 11:2).