Friday, May 20, 2016

Breakthrough Not Brokenness

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



Have you ever prayed to God about someone or something and it seemed things only got worse?

This is when I realized this is the beginning of a breakthrough not broken dreams.

For instance, have you ever bumped something really hard and the pain was intense, yet the first day there was only redness in the effected area?  Yet a few days later that area turned yellow, black and blue...it looked far worse than the first day of impact.  What looks discouraging and really bad is truly the body miraculously attempting to heal that area.  From the outside it looks really bad, yet from the inside there's healing taking place.

This Triumphant Victorious Reminder is to remind us to not grow weary as we must now allow the outward move us out of our place in speaking life over those that we were meant to ONLY see what God sees and declares.  This reminder is humbling as we may be in their life for that very moment when others "give up" we continue to "give in" to God on their behalf.

Some may need practical ways of "how" to live this out...

If you see someone in your life is spiraling out of control or rebellious...

Speaking over a man:
"You flourish in God like a well nurtured plant; you are strong and valiant - a mighty man of valor and rebellious against sin and your zeal is for God and you are controlled by the Holy Spirit knowing that you are an overcomer - for you are above and not beneath; you are the head and not the tail and the fear of the Lord rests on you as wisdom and understanding are revealed because you know your God! Whenever difficulty comes, JOY arises as you remember WHO has you as you are strengthened in the midst of battle.  I speak to your spirit man and call forth the REAL YOU to arise - you are God's and the ONLY assignment that can prosper on your life is God's, for He has the last word over your life.  You are His and He is yours in Jesus name!"

Speaking over a woman:
"You are as a graceful pillar carved to beautify a palace; you are as a lioness arising in the virtue of God and you are rebellious against sin and your zeal is for God as you are controlled and led by the Holy Spirit as you know your identity in God is as His daughter, revealing royalty in the midst of peasantry.  I speak to your spirit and call forth the REAL YOU to arise - you are God's an the ONLY assignment that can prosper on your life is God's, for He has the last word over your life.  You are above and not beneath; the head and not the tail - the fear of the Lord rests on you as wisdom and understanding are revealed because you know your God! Whenever difficulty does, JOY arises as you remember WHO has you as you are strengthened in the midst of battle.  For you are His and He is yours in Jesus name!"

Scripture references:
Psalm 144:12
Judges 6:12
Romans 8:37
Deuteronomy 28:13
Nehemiah 8:10
Song of Solomon 2:16

Perspective Shift

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

I apologize as the other day I was thankfully notified by a few of our readers that they only saw a blank screen...the reason is because the picture was not properly uploaded...so let me try this again...


Tactics of the enemy:

Hardship - to be seen as defeat and to only see how the enemy is attacking and how he is after you. In this mindset it causes us to fight from exhaustion and we even begin to declare, "What's the enemy going to do next?"

BUT...when we see from the perspective of what is already accomplished from God's perspective:

"Strategies of God":

Hardship - to be seen as VICTORY and the beginning of our breakthrough.  The mindset is seeing the Deliverance of God as we declare with authority and speak with effortless power, "I can't wait to see what God is about to do next!"

How are we seeing?
From beneath?
Or from above?

Shift perspective!

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Beauty in rejection?

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



There's beauty in rejection? Oh yes! The beauty of rejection reveals the power of acceptance!

Just think of all the times we've been rejected - they were supposed to be seen as "God opportunities" for a new assignment on this adventurous journey called life...is it easier said than done? Well of course! At first it is - but the whole point is we need to allow rejection to be the arrow that points to The Father Who longs to show us the Victory that is already ours - we just have to receive The Victory which is Who God is!!!

The "why" to not focusing on rejection is because it's an opportunity to "sow" more good seed and bless those who rejected us and that's how we release them - and thank God we had them on our journey - as we can thank God we learned what to do and what not to do. And as we bless them - God is honored more than anything - I don't want to just think this way because it's a jab at the enemy - I want to do it because it honors God...

Through the twist and turns, the gains and losses, from rejection to acceptance, from health to sickness, from seeds to harvest, from friends to enemies and so much more - I am learning I must choose how I see this life...if I see from the realm of eternity - I see as a "divergent" as even "this" is not reality - and by God's grace He empowers me to rise above self and reveal Him...the things of this life no longer have to touch me or even bother me because of WHO my Hope must be in - but if I live from a place of this temporal realm; life will seem like it's "us against the world"; most things will be seen as a struggle and I will continuously see from a place of lack...perspective with God is the only way - we need this perspective as though our lives depend on it!

Let's pursue God like we've never pursued a person or opportunity before...
Scripture references:
James 1:2-3
Luke 6:27-38
John 10:10
Ecclesiastes 3


Reference to "Divergent" is from the movie, "Divergent"