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I want to be...

Triumphant Victorious Reminders Inspired by the Holy Spirit Written by: Teresa Stevens Criswell     "What does the Lord require?  To love mercy, to do justly and to walk humbly before our God." ~ Micah 6:8 ~ I want to be a "better" a "better" a "better" mom...Be a "better" this or that. Yet, what's the key?  Read more books? Do more? Or perhaps if I jump twice, turn around on one leg, hop on one foot and do it over again?  No, of course not... although there are good resources in teachings, conferences, meetings, and so forth - the key is SIMPLE YET PROFOUND - I just get to be in Him and be aware that He is in me. As mentioned in time past - this knowing is a mystery of awe and wonder.  But how do I get to this place? By drawing near to God - getting intimate with Him and I will learn what He loves and then learn from the Holy Spirit, the Holy Refreshing Wind to love what He loves. Does

Creation waits eagerly...for what?

Triumphant Victorious Reminders Inspired by the Holy Spirit Written by: Teresa Stevens Criswell "For the anxious longing of creation waits eagerly for the revealing of the sons of God." ~ Romans 8:19 ~ Have you felt the sting of rejection? How about offense? What IF we looked at these two things never the same? Would that be nice or what?  Of course it may sound like "delusion" is talking here, but from the depths of TRUTH, although "rejection" is a word to describe someone not wanting to be with someone or around them; I now look at it as just that...a word to describe.  Yet there is so much more. For instance as a few years back, the Holy Spirit reminded me with a question, "Have you been focusing on WHO has accepted you or on the ones who rejected you?" The same goes with the sad ugliness of abandonment, yet shifting focus and celebrating WHO adopted us.  Easier said than lived out?  Yes - but only on the conditions of not relyi

Be possessed...

Triumphant Victorious  Reminders Inspired by the Holy Spirit Written by: Teresa Criswell " But you are not controlled by your sinful nature. You are controlled by the Spirit if you have the Spirit of God living in you." ~ Romans 8:9 ~ To speak to a lovely lady this evening and hear the gratefulness to God that she is alive another day leads me to echo her grateful attitude...So today I rejoice in the "testimony of God" that I'm alive! Yet wait! This grateful declaration leads me to ask myself, "But I'm alive to do what? To do what I want? What I will? What I've boastfully planned?!" After speaking to this woman I had to ask myself the daunting question, "Do I really get it?" Which led me to ask, "Has the monotony of everyday living in this incredible country gotten me so lukewarm that I actually think this life is about the "checklist" I've created for today? And even gone as far as deceiving myse

In the midst of my past...

Triumphant Victorious Reminders Inspired by the Holy Spirit Written by: Teresa Criswell I have a testimony - a testimony of God in the midst of me. After reading please focus on what He did - I only make mention of the struggle so you can see the LOVING REDEEMER in the midst of it all - focusing on The One Who is at constant work within me...So yesterday (Sunday) I allowed the lies of the enemy to accept "depression" and didn't go to assemble myself or my daughter with believers at our local body called REACH. I was so upset because I had NO reason to be depressed - NONE. Yet in the midst of it a beautiful lady who had text me that morning knew what I was going through and was praying with and for me. Well then this morning a prayer request came through my phone via text which caused me to run to Truth. As I brought the request to God - it led me even closer to the One Who is TRUTH as I "heard" while The Holy Spirit wrote through me, "Teresa, yo

Do what?!?!

Triumphant Victorious Reminders Inspired by the Holy Spirit Written by: Teresa Criswell "...For I have come down to heaven to do the will of God Who sent Me, not to do what I want. And this is the Will of God, that I should not lose even one of all those He has given to Me, but that I should raise them to eternal life at the last day. For IT IS my Father's will that all who see His Son AND believe in Him should have eternal life - that I should raise them at the last day..." ~ John 6 ~ "Kids! Can anyone tell me why Jesus died?" Hands lifted high, while arms flailed in the air; some winced in excitement as they declared with confidence, "Oh, oh I know! I know! He died for our sins!" In response to their answers, the teacher proudly said with a smile accompanied with a few cheering claps, "Wow! Great job!" But wait!!! I interrupt this scenario as I think of what Landon Schott has coined, "We don't just read the Bible, we


Triumphant Victorious Reminders Inspired by The Holy Spirit  Written by: Teresa Criswell The post titled, "Relief...ha!" is from a post via my Wordpress blog titled,  The Pee Diaries of a Laughing Mom: Her Laughter Is Stronger Than Her Bladder! Enjoy the laughs as we are reminded of God's Triumphant Victory!