Inspired by The Holy Spirit
Written by: Teresa Stevens Criswell
"...Beauty of God in exchange for ashes of this life, the oil of joy in exchange for mourning and depression, the garment of praise in exchange for the spirit of heaviness and oppression..."
~ Isaiah 61:3 ~
As I had many times before, I dropped my phone; but this time the drop brought shattering results.
At first bummed, then calling my mobile phone carrier to upgrade, it was in that moment I wasn't willing to pay nor sign a two year contract and found myself attempting to figure out "how" I could get my upgrade at no cost. It was in that very moment The Holy Spirit utilized my iPhone to teach me something so beautiful. It was that sweet, gentle whisper as though I could hear Him say, "Teresa, don't worry. Let this be a reminder of your life without Me." As the call ended, in a silly way I held my phone close and said, "Thank You Lord for that reminder."
Meanwhile, as I got really happy that my phone was broken - there it was -another teaching moment. "Teresa, this is how many are looking at life. It's as though they are seeing through distorted, broken glass due to fractures of being mishandled, mistreated and even their own mismanaged living."
Be triumphantly and victoriously reminded that the state of our circumstances and the state of this world will not attempt to convince us that our God lacks any good, great, awesome thing.
* Deliverance is to be delivered from the lies and delivered into the healing, truth of God!