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Weapon of Gratefulness

Triumphant Victorious Reminders Inspired by The Holy Spirit Written by: Teresa Stevens Criswell " Enter his gates with thanksgiving;      go into his courts with praise.      Give thanks to him and praise his name." - Psalm 100:4 - Do we want to overcome by not being led by how we feel? Do we want to see victory in not being led by what we just heard that may have been hurtful? It's easy to be seduced away from focusing on God in the midst of negativity, isn't it? Are we being led by those thoughts that whisper with deceit, "Look! You prayed and it still didn't work"? Are we being led by status quo? I know for me these are temptations but God always provides a way out by the weapon of thankfulness and praise to the One Who is The Exit Route. So I ask myself, Are feelings willing to die for me? Are familiar bad experiences that try to convince me to disobey so I'm not hurt again, did those experiences die for me? Is negativity w


Triumphant Victorious Reminders Inspired by the Holy Spirit Written by: Teresa Criswell 1 Corinthians 12     Courtesy of Google Images   My heart is so lovingly convicted by the power of the Holy Spirit. I shake my head as I write this, how could this epidemic happen? How did this thinking creep into the church? The subject I speak of is DISCERNMENT. This subject has been thwarted by the enemy as the 'right' to excuse ourselves from people's lives that we don't have time for or feel threatened by.  I have been guilty of this...does it mean I continue to 'hang out' with them - of course not, but it's an assignment to allow God's compassion to flow through me in my personal prayer time to cheer for them in the spirit. I am learning so lovingly by the Holy Spirit of God that the TRUE GIFT OF Discernment - IS the gift to discern spirits - not the right to crush the spirit of a human being. The gift of discernment is not meant to judge people.

"Send Me, I'll Go"

Triumphant Victorious Reminders Inspired by The Holy Spirit Written by: Teresa Criswell   In honor of the greatest Veteran of all...Jesus Christ and to all the veterans from the past, present and future of our United States of America, this is to honor each of you! They said, "Send Me, I'll Go" "To those who bear the colors of RED, WHITE AND BLUE - You WHO were and are moved by the theme of our BANNER as God is over you. ... Those who witnessed their brother's and sister's who died in their youth - It was not in vain as they went into paradise with the triumph of Calvary's salute. To bear the brunt of freedom which is NEVER free, It cost many something, both in soul, word and deed. Many bear the outward and inward scars of the enemy's fight, but your scars reveal triumph in the midst of tragedy's plight! No fury of the enemy with weapons of tyranny and control could hold back a nation of warriors who would dare to run an