Heart of Skills

At the heart of us we all have been given a skill!

Have you ever sat back and pondered life at times?

Questioning God Why am I here?

What is it I am suppose to do or contribute to the world?

Well, on more than one occasion I can honestly say I have had this trivial time with God. My soul (mind,will, and emotions) searched for purpose to the point it was so loud within that when or if God did speak I didn’t hear it.

All the women whose heart stirred with a skill spun the goats’ hair.
EXODUS 35:26 AMP

It took coming to where I am now at Reformation Developmental Center to finally hear what God had called and purposed me to for my life.

My Pastor Juanita Gibbs took me under wing to help bring out of me what God had placed within me to use for the building of His Kingdom.

She helped bring me to a place of understanding that I am called to be a teacher and was ordained as a Youth Teacher in January. Then that helped me step into the blogging and writing more as I plan to finish my book up soon to have it set for publishing.

Had I not come into a place where clarity could come on the scene my heart couldn’t have been stirred to perfect and develop the skills God has given to me.

He has done the same for each and everyone of us. Its just a matter of getting clear on it and chasing after it with your whole heart.

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~Cynthia 😍

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 😍

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 😍

Faith see’s the big picture!

God won’t reveal the whole picture! Trust what He see’s!

The more I believe in the power of Gods word as I spoke on in yesterdays blog it also aides in trusting what may not be fully revealed to me.

As Pastor Juanira Gibbs has told me that the word of prophesy comes in part, not revealing the full picture.

“If You are the Christ, tell us.” But He said to them, “If I tell you, you will not believe; Luke 22:67 NASB

If God by His spirit revealed to us every detail that was to come would we believe it?

In my case… probably not… maybe your different than I am in that.

In how I am I would reason away what God has said. Like: that is impossible, how is God gonna do that. I essentially take God out of the equation and begin to go into my “figure it out mode”, which isn’t good as it sends me into anxiousness as it shows my lack of trust in God and small faith.

Pastor spoke on the “figure it out” last night in tele-class that when that comes we are burdening ourself with cares and need to cast them on the Lord (1 Peter 5:7). I must apply the teachings of the word of God into my life

I need to become aware of my “figure it out mode” because when it comes to God we won’t fully figure it out. But what we can do is apply the word Pastor Juanita Gibbs brought to cast it on the Lord and trust His ways, trust what He sees thats predestined for us to walk in, trust His will, plan and purposes that they are for our good!

~Cynthia 😍

Can I have your attention!

Our spirits thirst to give attention to growing our faith!

The more I detox of my old ways my inner being needs replenishment. Ripping out things that have choked growth leave my inner malnourished as the bad sucked up any good thing to feed the negative growth the more.

To replenish that I must feast heartily of the word of God. For it is not that by mere bread alone that I can be strengthened in my faith but by ever word of the word of God.

Jesus himself and my relationship with Him is vital as he too is love, norishment, compassion, grace, mercy, healing all those things my inner being needs.

To tap into it my spirit must grow. It must become the tree planted by the stream as in Psalm 1 to have a constant flow of the spirit in my day-to-day life.

He who gives attention to the word will find good, And blessed is he who trusts in the Lord .
Proverbs 16:20 NASB

I must give attention the more to the word of God for it is alive and active today just as the day it was breathed into existance for all believers to have as a manual of life to make it on this journey.

But what does ATTENTION mean?

According to Merriam-Webster it means as follow:

1) The act or state of applying the mind to something.

2) A condition of readiness for such attention involving especially a selective narrowing or focusing of consciousness and receptivity.

As Pastor has expounded upon we must apply the word and wisdom given to our life. As well as, we must be repetitive to doing things to affect our mind in positive ways. For our mind has a conscious and a subconscious part. The mind is housed in our soul (mind, will, and emotions).

My focus should become more narrow to Gods word than the things this world offers. To bring about the necessary replenishment in my inner being of my soul, promote healing, change my mindsets, increase my faith, grow my spirit and begin to see the more of Gods goodness unfold in my life.

~Cynthia 😍

Love Affair Pt 2

Still just so scandalous…lol

Well todays love affair is about falling in love with the word of God. The true and living word that has the power to save and change our soul.

In my years in the faith I have over time been growing to learn to love the word, its truth and its abililty to transform me. In mt early time I would read the word just to read it and no real change came into my life.

As I began to study the word it helped me to begin to understand it some more. But with study there must be application to life. Now in thay I faultered! I read and studied to have a feel good emotion to get the through whatever was going on until it passed.

Where I attend church now in the last year and a half (almost) they have been teaching and emphasising the importance of study and life application of the truths from the word. To take them deep into my soul to right the wrongs, to heal the wounds, to loose the chains, to remove deception to grow to more in the image and likeness of Christ.

Change is hard and painful, but necessary to live out the plans, purposes, and call of God on your life. To change we have to be submissive to what the spirit of God wants. We may think we know whats best, but in actuality we don’t. For a man can plan his steps, but the Lord leads.

Learning to fall in love with the best love story ever given to us in humanity is also a journey. A God full of mercy and grace sent His only beloved son to earth to walk a life like we do, feel all that we feel, hurt like we have hurt, and still live out a ministry and gave his very lifes blood for the sins of us who sin where He knew no sin.

What a love for us that is provided. May that love flood our soul today and renew in it to keep feeling that love.

~Love Life~ Live Life~ 😍

~Cynthia πŸ˜‰