Faith In The Solid Rock

God is solid and firm and worthy of our trust!

For too long I tried to rely on my strength and will to get things done. Little not knowing at the time that was operating from my strong self-will.

It has taken time and I still struggle with it at times to fully rely on God to be my strength and to pull on Him and His will for my life to submit my will to His.

This is because of building a intimate relationship with God through His word, praying, and worshipping Him for who He is.

In myself I used my strengths as a stronghold and those fortresses were fortified with dececption, self-righteousness, and lies of the world. These have had to be torn down to build new strongholds of the word inside my soul.

“God is my strong fortress; And He sets the blameless in His way.
2 Samuel 22:33 NASB

Now that God has used Pastor Juanita Gibbs powerfully in my life to help bring down those strongholds. Which leave voids that have to be refilled with good things. Those good things come from the word of God.

Slowly constructing new and better strongholds take time, and much meditatiom of thr true word of God. Practicing what His word says to live out and constantly pulling on self-control when things want to pull me away from getting into His word and back into the old ways and stronghold habits.

Trusting fully in His word and resting upon Him in it takes confidence that God is not man who can lie and ee can rest in His faithful goodness. My soul cam take anchor in the solid rock that is God.

~Cynthia 😍

Faith without doubt

Have faith in Gods faithfulness!

To be surrounded in my faith walk by people that genuinely encourage me to have faith for the promises of God for my life.

This weekend I took the chilren I am a youth teacher for out for a all day kids event. They had a fun time at all the activities I took them to be apart of. Face painting, bouce house, music, magic show, food and outside playground.

Needless to say they were tired. But my Pastor and others from my church encouraged me with how me teaching working, and spending time with the children can help prepare and train me for motherhood and a wifewhen my time comes.

I have to make sure that in making my request known to God that Ibhave faith in my request and not waiver in doubt like I have for so long before delving into growing my faith.

Being full of doubr has only brought upon my life the very thing I had feared and that was no manifestation. My doubt from my thoughts had infected my heart, thus making the fruit of my lips what I dwell in.

But he must ask in faith without any doubting, for the one who doubts is like the surf of the sea, driven and tossed by the wind.
James 1:6 NASB

To move from this doubt life to a life of faith takes consistent work on my part of meditating in the scriptures. Taking and studying the word on deeper levels to help transform my soul.

I am striving to have consistent faith. All prior to this place I have had a faith high and faith lows. A roller coaster of faith. That is not the faith God wants us to have.

This walk to become anchored in faith has met some adversity, strong winds, counter current, basically anything to keep me from pressinng to become rooted and established to have a more fruitful faith life.

But, I am determined to keep pressing to become more firmly established in faith and not waiver and be tossed as I once had been.

~Cynthia πŸ˜‰

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Faith Strengthens

Our souls need strength from the spirit!

In times of weakness our souls (mind,will, and emotions) search for strength. Well, I know mine does. It searches for a security to hold onto and be held by that can only come from the embrace of truth from God.

Its in those weak places where crying out to God can meet the depths of need from within. Journaling, worship, prayer, meditating in truth and often times quietening the soup to hear the still small voice of the spirit saying “Daughter, I am looking out for you” comes and comforts the heart.

strengthening the souls of the disciples, encouraging them to continue in the faith, and saying, “Through many tribulations we must enter the kingdom of God.”
Acts 14:22 NASB

Relying on Him in all things helps us to trust in God and strengthen out souls. It helps shift our mindset from things of this world to setting out thoughts and affections on things above(Colossians 3:2).

This helps us persevere in the faith and keep pressing on knowing in whom we have trust and hope to he ever with us to see us through. The anchoring of our faith in the Rock that is Jesus helps when trials come.

Yes, we may be swayed in our emotions, all in our logic, and bend our will to be of our own choices. But, with enough of the truth if the word in us we wont go too far off course and get back on track and end up being stronger than we once were.

May we keep fighting the good fight of faith with our spiritual weapons, yeilding the sword and going to war in prayer. Battle prep has a training and strengthening ground and its on between trials we should be prepping for the next battle.

~Cynthia 😍

Faith Help You Pass Through

Refuse to Sink!

The more faith comes alive within me it begins to take on in me the powers that I proclaims to gave in the Word of God. The power was always there but my doubt, unbelief, anxiety caused it to be powerless in my life.

That is not the kind of life God wants me or anyone to live. He wants us to move from powerless to powerful in Him. For it is in Him and through Him that all things are accomplished. He is a jealous God and will not share His rightful Glory with no one.

By faith they passed through the Red Sea as though they were passing through dry land; and the Egyptians, when they attempted it, were drowned.
Hebrews 11:29 NASB

When things come in my life that are difficult times it has been easy for me to be easily moved. My emotions would kick in over drive thus creating my logic and reasoning to kickin and go in overdrive and create a tailspin web of nonfaith everything thoughts, emotions, my will became pliable. All those things are so not living a faith life.

It is in this season God has been training me in prudence. Keeping sober in my mind, will and emotions to become a better woman and live as a woman of faith better.

It takes hard diligent work on my part. I have to keep the word close to my heart always accessible in times of great distress. It also helps to have people(person) that can be trusted to share things with to help you(me) get back to faith from flesh(emotions and logic).

Often times things from my soul will rise up and they be so very contrary to the word of God that if I am not guarding my thoughts those can set me off course. With using the word and application of it to life that 2 Corinth 10:4-5 had been activated. And yes I still have to keep growing in it. But, some things I am able to catch and cast down.

This is the only way that by faith I can pass through whatever comes my way. I must be confident in the Word of Truth and be firm and securly rooted in Jesus. My anchor must rest upon the cornerstone.

~Cynthia 😍

Steafast and Unmovable

It takes work to be unmoved!

In doing a work for the Lord it is a drawing closer to Him. The more I draw closer to Him the more firm in my faith I can become. But, it takes my efforts to draw closer to Him.

To do so that requires me spending time with Him, praying, meditating on truth from His word, fasting, praising and worshipping Him and giving thanks unto Him for all He has done and will do.

These are ingredients to growing my faith from level to level. The word proclaims we are to go from faith to faith. With each level and drawing closer to Him, the old has to be burned off, demolished, and not returned to for it is so far destroyed that there is no way to go back.

To have that also requires being under the right anointed leadership.

Not everyone can get to the root of things and destroy the yoke to set a person free. It takes a special call on a person by God to walk in that type of call. I am blessed to say that is what my leaders walk in on a day-to-day basis.

Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.
1 Corinthians 15:58 KJV

I want for each level of faith I climb to to help me become more steadfast in whom God is. Help me to be unmoved in each level when things arise, cause they will arise. To be in full confident faith that no matter what has arose that God is with me and He will help see me though it all.

This is an anchoring for my faith. To rest my soul against the chief cornerstone and when life comes crashing in waves I am firm and unmoved by the truth of who God is and all the word of God proclaims.

When life isn’t crashing and peace is there I can be assured I won’t drift away from Him, for in peaceful times He wants to know we still need Him and not become self-sufficient.

In the calm or in the storm I need God. At times with every breathe of every moment. I am not perfect in it and won’t be, but I can and am working to be better at becoming steadfast in the faith.

~Cynthia 😍

πŸ’™Faith In His Eternal Love πŸ’™

For God love endures forever. He loved us when we were yet still sinners. He gave His son to save our soul!

I am reminded of a song while I am writing this by an artist I got to see in concert some years back now. But the song was called “Lead me to the cross.”

How fitting for that song to be playing in my spirit when today would be the day we know Jesus went to the cross for our sins, the sins of the world all the while yet being a grand display of the love of God toward us and our atonement with God.

God I thank you for that atonement provided at calvary. I praise your name! Thank you for your son Jesus!

Its just something about the cross that can take you right back to being thankful for what God saved us from and eternal place in hell for a place in Glory with Him.

Hallelujah!!!!

May the Lord direct your hearts into the love of God and into the steadfastness of Christ.
2 Thessalonians 3:5 NASB

Everytime we are lead to the cross, to His word, called by His spirit to come closer, fast to die off the old ma and put on more of him. He is gently directing our hearts to lean on Him, trust in Him. For He is a good, good father! (Yes another song referance…lol)

It is in that we leard to become more rooted and grounded and not so all over the place. Pastor Juanita Gibbs had me pegged so well when I first came into the ministry I am in now. I was all over the place on the hunt for anything to make me feel something from God deep on the inside.

I was on youtube listening to teachings, I was in different churches, revivals, I was in books of all kinds looking to satisfy a deep craving within that could only be filled by the truth of Gods word.

It is in coming to find God through Christ in the provided word that will bring about steadfastness in my life. His word is solid. It will be here through the ages for it cannot perish. Now that is saying something.

It is in His word where I need to be anchored, rooted, steadfast, unwaivering, and unmoved when things happen in this life. For things will happen its all in how I get through them that will make a difference.

You will feel Him drawing you closer, dont ignore it. Keeping the word of God close to implant it in our hearts can and will make a differencr in our life. As I look to implant more of it I want it to change my life the more in the time ahead.

~Cynthia 😍

βš“Faith in Godβš”

Faith in the one true God can change your outlook!

You know what…

God is a God who won’t lie, so why is it so hard to fathom that, that is a true statement?

We associate God with the ways of humanity. Well I can say I have! If people cannot keep their word or they tell obsecene lies then how can I trust in a God who says out the gate that He is a God who cannot lie. Isn’t that what people say also? I didn’t lie to you, etc.

But to even have faith I must trust in what is unseen. At salvation as Pastor Juanita Gibbs told us that it was an act of trust in our part to believe God took away our sins when we in invited Jesus to live in our spirit and cleanse our human spirit.

How now I need to pull from that level of trust to believe that God is a God who won’t lie and is above the thoughts and minds of his creation. The creator has the big picture view, where we don’t. Its that free will that He has given us to trust and believe in Him.

In the same way God, desiring even more to show to the heirs of the promise the unchangeableness of His purpose, interposed with an oath, so that by two unchangeable things in which it is impossible for God to lie, we who have taken refuge would have strong encouragement to take hold of the hope set before us. This hope we have as an anchor of the soul, a hope both sure and steadfast and one which enters within the veil, where Jesus has entered as a forerunner for us, having become a high priest forever according to the order of Melchizedek.
Hebrews 6:17‭-‬20 NASB

It is this hope and the trust and faith in God that will anchor my soul to a steadfast and immovable source that is forever unchanging, forever loving, forever merciful, forever graceful, and forever the same down through the ages.

My soul needed the surgery of the word as Pastor brought out last night that Hebrews 4:12 is the surgery of the soul that brings forth transformation in a life.

That has been very needful to set me on the path of not just soul cleansing, but in the proper path of faith. True and genuine faith, unwaivering faith and not being tossed around by the doctrines of man, but in the pure word of God.

Lets learn to have true and genuine faith in God! It changes things!

~Cynthia 😍

Faith Power

Hope in the Lord!

Where in lays my hope?

In Man?

In God?

I have been one to put full on trust in man over God ashamedly!

I had built a belief system that people could do more for me in my time than God could in His time.

My lack of patiencr says God your taking to long and I need to do this myself with the help of people.

What happened with that is short lived temporary gratification and eventual disaster with more pain on the other side of it. But why right?

Simple…

The Lord didnt build it. Those who build of their own labor in vain. My self works have not and will never be blessed by God.

Faith in God needs to be my firm anchor!

Faith in God needs to be my sight!

Faith in God needs to be my joy!

Faith in God needs to be my strength!

God is faithful I just have to restfully assure and be fully persuaded as Pastor Juanita Gibbs says that at Reformation Developmental Center. Then she goes on to tell us to wrestle to enter Gods rest.

The wrestle indicates the work I must do to maintain peace, joy, love, faith in God and the more of His power and soundness of mind to manifest His glory in time. But, it only comes by me being of faith.

Yesterday Pastor taught us that its is only by faith that promises will manifest. In doubt there is no fruit of good things that can come in life.

Pastor gave me a few scripture to meditate to and to help keep my mind renewed and fresh within God to grow my spirit to have faith over that doubt. I wake up and begin to speak them to myself to build up my most holy faith that certainly needs sturdier construction.

Thankfully blessed to be part of a body of believers that not only encourages growth and development but also encourages me to obtain all the goodness God has stored away for me that is awaiting my faith to activate to bring it to fruition.

Praise the Lord !

Praise the Lord , O my soul! I will praise the Lord while I live; I will sing praises to my God while I have my being. Do not trust in princes, In mortal man, in whom there is no salvation. His spirit departs, he returns to the earth; In that very day his thoughts perish. How blessed is he whose help is the God of Jacob, Whose hope is in the Lord his God, Who made heaven and earth, The sea and all that is in them; Who keeps faith forever; Who executes justice for the oppressed; Who gives food to the hungry. The Lord sets the prisoners free. The Lord opens the eyes of the blind; The Lord raises up those who are bowed down; The Lord loves the righteous; The Lord protects the strangers; He supports the fatherless and the widow, But He thwarts the way of the wicked. The Lord will reign forever, Your God, O Zion, to all generations. Praise the Lord !
Psalms 146:1‭-‬10 NASB

Faith is it a crutch?

When I began to walk deeper in the faith, I had it said to me that I was using it as a crutch for life!

But, is faith a crutch?

To me I will wholeheartedly say NO! Faith is not a crutch!

Faith is a way of living!

Faith is a relationship with God through believing in His only son Jesus Christ that He died for the sins of the world and was raised from the dead after 3 days. He spent timr with his disciples after he was resurrrd and ascended to the side of thr Father thus sending the Holy Spirit comforter to us in Hid place.

Some see that as living with crutch a crutch but it is so much more than that. It is having a divine connection through, prayer/meditation, worship, fasting, service unto the Creator our God.

He gave us free will to choose to love and live for him. God is a gentleman He could have built us to without free will choice, but he didn’t. He loves us!

He loves us so much to give His son as a ransom for us, so as to not see us apart from Him in eternity. He just lets us choose to love him in return.

Leaning in the everlastingness of who God really is, is more stable and secure than leaning on the rver changing world and its standard. Gods standard is firm that is a sure thing.

Having a life of faith isn’t a weakness, but of strength. Its a trust in what is unseen. Jesus himself even addressed it that it is more blessed of those who believe and haven’t seen.

So, why is faith seen as a crutch or weakness?

To be honest the answers are too vast and too many to get into and I won’t. But I want to encourage anyone that has faith in Jesus Christ to keep the faith and keep your confession of faith strong as it will be tested, even as you press on in faith it gets tested. Having faith does’t make life problem free it just helps you get through trials of life.

~Cynthia 😍

Faith

Faith is a substance!

But what is faith?

faith

noun

  1. complete trust or confidence in someone or something
  2. strong belief in God or in the doctrines of a religion, based on spiritual apprehension rather than proof.

So, how is that a substance right?

Well…

Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.
Hebrews 11:1 NKJV

When I feel hopeless that reminds me that I am in my natural 5 senses looking for evidence of God being at work in my life.

But, thats not living by faith searching and looking for proof. Pastor Juanita Gibbs tells us at Reformation Developmental Center the scripture that the just shall live by faith.

Faith is a key component in this life. Gods word also proclaims that we are to live by faith and not by sight as pastor also reminds me of often to help me renew. Yet I have gone around by sight looking to have faith.

How backwards is that right!

It was the mind set of show me then I will believe. But, God says have faith then you shall see. Seek me first and my kingdom and my righteousness then watch for all the things I will add unto you.

Faith and hope work together as a powerful force. But they need to be firmly rooted in the spirit of God. By that I mean that the contents of my soul (mind, will, and emotions) will at times try to move me from standing in faith. The spirit leading my life needs to be supreme.

When my faith and hope are bound to my emotions and how I am thinking at the time that is an emotional rollercoaster of ups and downs.

God wants me to be firm and untossed as the changing tides, anchored deeply in his love and trust that all that comes my way in life will work together for the good.

Faith anchored in the finished work of the cross as Pastor tells us will help us to endure and exercise our measure of faith and remain being lead and guided by the spirit over my soul.

~Love Life~Live Life~ 😍

~Cynthia πŸ˜‰