Take Hold of Wisdom

We should strive to possess wisdom!

Wisdom imparted should be wisdom gained! It is all based on a personal choice to accept or reject Godly wisdom.

For wisdom is protection just as money is protection, But the advantage of knowledge is that wisdom preserves the lives of its possessors.
Ecclesiastes 7:12 NASB

The more I take in wisdom and apply it into my personal life it becomes a protection for me.

But how so right?

Well…

I had wisdom shared with me about how I have been overly available to my job. I hadn’t set no boundary that when I was off work, I was off work!

I was always answering calls and messages and wasn’t getting paid to do such things. What happened as a result was me becoming stressed, burned out, overwhelmed, and full the more of anxiety.

Now setting boundaries and possessing the wisdom that has been imparted to me it has become a protection for my sanity. He gave us a spirit of a sound mind(self-control) I can control myself in how available I am (portion of 2 Tim 1:7).

The only way to preserve my life is to take in and adhear wisdom to my life as much as possible for it has the power to protect. Wisdom should be our sister as our closest confidant (Proverbs 7:4).

Wisdom cried out for me in this situation and countless others. I had to make a choice to take hold of wisdom or let it slip from my grip. I choose now after doing too much in my strength to allow wisdom to aide in my life. Won’t you?

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~Cynthia 😍

Wisdom on Display

Wisdom will eventually have an impact on your reactions!

I have to be honest, I am someone that when things happen in my life that I can become very hasty in decision making. I can become very irritable and snappy when I feel like I am being attacked.

But, those reactions weren’t wise one reactions I have to also admit on my part. What I took in as being attacks to thus cause me to make hasty decisions and react in not so Godly ways caused much issue.

Yet Wisdom is shown to be right by what its followers do.
Luke 7:35 CEV

Now that wisdon has come on the scene from impartation from my Pastor Juanita Gibbs, of what is going on within me it is now up to me to implement that wisdom.

The issues of my soul have caused woundings and scars that have set me on auto to react and think certain ways that are contrary to the truth of what is really trying to take place.

I have to admit these issues within my soul so that they can loose power and hold in my life to turn to the new way of being. That is slowing down and not being hasty and hearing a thing out so to gain understanding as to what is coming forth for me to take in.

Wisdom that I take in will show forth in my following of its guidance.

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~Cynthia 😍

Faith Eyes

What do you see?

There was a song some time ago that had the lyrics “let them see you in me” I loved that song I often pressed into God with it when I was about to speak or present anything at church.

And Jesus cried out and said, “He who believes in Me, does not believe in Me but in Him who sent Me. He who sees Me sees the One who sent Me. I have come as Light into the world, so that everyone who believes in Me will not remain in darkness.
John 12:44‭-‬46 NASB

Jesus was the embodiment of the Father in human form in the earth during His life. Where ever he went he was an ambassodor for God.

When He completed His work at the cross and after time ascended to the right hand of the Father so we can have the Holy Spirit to live inside our spirit and be our guide.

I want to grow more in the faith that my eyes through the spirit looking to Jesus I can see the love of the Father. Know the depth of compassion, grace and mercy. The more I see it for myself and take it in, I can then inturn be able to share that with those around me. I cannot give from an empty place.

This helps me to become a reflection of the savior to the world around me. Jesus reflected the Father as we are to reflect Him! We are ambassadors for Christ.

Because he died and rose again and sent the spirit is how we are able to fulfill going into all the world and preach the gospel. By being a reflector of His life, character, love, grace and mercy to the world in which we live.

~Cynthia 😍

Faith & Hope When Disturbed

My inner disturbance has disrupted faith & hope!

Yes! This is true, my faith has waivered back to a place of fear. And fear has as much power as faith just in the opposite outcome. What do I do now?

Before feeling lost, hopeless with no hope in sight I would and have given into it. I would wallow in self pity, become a person that wasn’t pleasant to be around due to the amount of negativity that flowed from me.

Now, yes I still battle that same cycle. The difference is that I have councel in my leadership of my Pastor Juanita Gibbs of Reformation Developmental Center. She has shown me when I enter self pity and wallow, I am giving into my flesh (soul) and allowing it to rule me. Instead of turning to the spirit and allowing it to rule me in difficult times.

Why are you in despair, O my soul? And why have you become disturbed within me? Hope in God, for I shall again praise Him For the help of His presence.
Psalms 42:5 NASB

By not allowing my soul/flesh to rule me I can regain a renewal in God by His spirit. This is hard work to do when I have allowed my soul to be that strong for years and years and years without going unchecked to get right.

Now because of her realness and calling me to a place of being real and clear that I have to be real with the fact that fear at times over powers my faith. By this admission I want that stronghold to loose its tight grip of me.

My soul is disturbed within me because I haven’t renewed my mind (Romans 12:2) to renew my mind I have to clear out by casting my cares (1 Peter 5:7) and then meditate on the word, prayer and listening to Gods voice.

~Cynthia 😍

Faith: For the Victory Is Won!

Christ died so that Victory could be ours!

We can enter an inner rest in knowing that the victory was made available at the cross. This is part of the finished work on Calvary. When Jesus said “It is finished” he gave us access to victory in many areas because of His sacrifice.

Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors and gain an overwhelming victory through Him who loved us [so much that He died for us].
ROMANS 8:37 AMP

Of course resting inwardly doesn’t mean we don’t do anything. It means that we won’t worry, stress, panic, be afraid of how God will answer us in the battle.

Believe me I am all to familiar with worry, stress, anxiety and panic so much so that it can if I am not careful run on autopilot. It has taken time to become aware of myself, as I have a tendancy to not see myself at times. It takes me stopping and looking at me to see whats goin on to catch it before I have a panic attack, stress induced anxiety, and even depression.

For the time I have come to Reformation Developmental Center that is Pastored by Juanita Gibbs she has taught the importance of being in the word and having a word life. Just last night in our tele-class she referred to James 1:22-23 and other supporting verses about being not only a hearer of the word but a doer of the word.

The more I become a doer and practicer of the word as she brought forth in the lesson we abide in God. She referred to John 15:1-7 that as we abide in Him we can ask anything and it be done. But abiding in Him takes the work to practice walking out his word in my life.

The more I do this from what Pastor has brought the more I tap into the victory made available at the cross. So its a resting work that I have to do to see things change around me. Resting on a sense of being at peace within while working to have my soul submit more to the spirits lead of my life and as she spoke last night this happens little by little.

Lets begin to win little by little by making changes!

~Cynthia 😍

Steadfast Faith will keep my mind!

Instability in my thinking is like waves on the ocean.

Thinking my wrong thoughts is like riding a surf board in hurricane.

Here is why…

My thoughts 9x out of 10 are of my own logic, reasoning, or emotions which all come from the deep abyss in my soul in places yet to be healed that errupt like volcanos under the water causing tsunami’s of waves in my mind.

I allow my thoughts from my soul to rule me and direct me for so long it was evident I was a soul-lead person when coming to a church that was full of true and genuine spirit-lead leadership.

God used them to lovingly help open my eyes to this truth and begin to provide tools to make the shift from soul-lead to spirit-lead.

Have I made the transition?

No!

But, I have in some things. I am not where I was and not yet where I hope to be, but with the grace and mercy of God and patience with my process it will continue throughout my journey in the faith.

Yes it gets hard at times when it is easy for me to throw my hands in the air and scream “i quit”. But, that is my soul loosing is hold as the spirit will whisper “hold on”.

What a war in my inner most being it is, but its up to me to fight the good fight of faith. No one else can battle what is inside of me but me. Yes, others have and continue to pray for me and that is vital.

But the dirty work of rolling my sleeves up and sifting through my thoughts is my job.

The more I sift out the bad by renewing in the truth of Gods word. Peace can come and my inner most being can learn to be calmer than its ever been. This also takes me fully and completly trusting in the Lord and taking Him at His word to bring forth a steady mind by use of faith.

“The steadfast of mind You will keep in perfect peace, Because he trusts in You. “Trust in the Lord forever, For in God the Lord , we have an everlasting Rock.
Isaiah 26:3‭-‬4 NASB

~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 😍

βš“Faith Forward ➑

By faith….press on…

For so long, things of old hold me back. How can I take off the old Cynthia and put on the new Cynthia in Christ like I am supposed to.

It takes faith along with pruning and fire.

My measure of faith that I was given must be exercised and used in its effective way with full submission to Gods will and way.

Pruning and fire are needful to clip the bad fruits of my ways of old that produce bad fruit and the fire comes to burn off whats been clipped so that it no longer has power or hold on my life.

It is only by this that faith can begin to move forward. If I am constantly using my faith to attempt to change what has come and gone that is faith in reverse and faith don’t work that way.

Faith looks ahead its central focus is on the present with a hazy view of whats down the road. Its as we travel that road by faith the view becomes clearer.

Remember ye not the former things, neither consider the things of old. Behold, I will do a new thing; now it shall spring forth; shall ye not know it? I will even make a way in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert. Isaiah 43:18‭-‬19 KJV

To behold the new God wants to do, I must shift my view and perspective of things. I realized I may not be fully facing backward and I am not fully facing forward either just kinda in the middle and that causes travel down the journey of faith to be wonky.

I need to turn more north so to speak.

Traveling toward my next level. We go from faith to faith, glory to glory, etc and to do it more effeciantly I must turn fully head on trusting God, trusting my leadership He gave me, and not leaning on what I know, or think I know when He superceeds all those in one blink.

Is it easy?

No!

I have become so accustomed to living backward that it has shaped things unknowingly in how I receive and perceive in this life. But that is where the faith, pruning and fire come in.

They are to help me to change to the new way in God to live as prescribed by the written word and change my view of things to see now and down the road.

Turning day by day I pray to have faith forward!

~Cynthia 😍

Overwhelming!! 😦

Just too much going on!

Been away for a few days to regroup a little bit. All this snow we experianced here where I reside in NC was more than we had ever seen before in a very long time, as well as, temps lower than they had ever been to date.

Needless to say it was havoc for many reasons. The 1st day after it snowed I ventured out and it was ok, but not great. I didn’t make it too far without turning around to go home and be safe. The temps dropped that night and my bathroom pipes froze. Went out the next day it was icy and dangerous. This cycle was on repeat from Thurday til this past Tuesday when temps warmed enough to melt this stuff.

Monday when I ventured out for work by 9am I was turning into our local post office and slide on black ice the entire length of the drive way. I could have crashed, but Praise God I didnt. Sunday night our entire house pipes had frozen. So buying water to keep basics going then needing tap water for the facilities was also a job to see who would let me fill up 3 gallon jugs for using.

The pipes busted yesterday and I scrambled to get the water shut off. Needless to say I was massivley overwhelmed between my home, traveling in the snow to work, then dealing with the effects of the snow at my job, yeah peace was leaving me slowly, I became moody, irritated and all the such of a nonfruitful person.

Yes! I admit my humanity. I have had many many many moments of weakness in the last few days. With so much happening all the teaching about calming my soul left me. I allowed my emotions and mind to rule me. They ruled me so much so that if I didnt go settle down I could ruin a great thing with the help set before me.

It wasnt until I calmed dowm from the day that I could even have a decent conversation.

It wasn’t until I settled down til I could think straight.

It wasn’t until I settled down that I could begin to pray and talk to God to help me.

It wasn’t until God helped me that peace began to come back in by usage of my leader being a comforting ear, being for me when before settling down it was like she was against me, but those were my twisted soul perception. Thank God she has been with me this entire snow storm mess, I needed someone to help me through.

Those things had to come up and out to not remain in me to work toward being healed from in time. The old me has to die out so the new me living by the spirit can live on.

~Cynthia πŸ˜‰

~Love Life~Live Life~ 😍