Muck and Mire

Press!!

Gods word has the power to bring me up from the miry clay that seems to surround me often. He has done it in the past!

The mire is undesirable circumstances that appear to have no way of escaping or getting out of. If I hold onto the truth and the power of His word by faith the miry clay has to let go.

He brought me up out of the pit of destruction, out of the miry clay, And He set my feet upon a rock making my footsteps firm.
Psalms 40:2 NASB

For as long as I can recall now for the last 2 years I have been hooked on anchors and the verse Hebrews 6:19. I often related the anchor resting upon a rock (solid rock = Jesus) to keep stable even when the storms and waves crash on us.

He wants me firmly anchored in Him to not be so easily moved as I have been in my past. When a reality hits it can move me swiftly out of faith. I have to guard and be aware to catch it. If not, I will find myself way off course and having to stuggle to get back.

Just like a lotus flower has to press and grow its way through mud and waters and currents to bloom. I too must press past mud, murk, mire, water, currents of life to bloom in the faith.

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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 & Undisturbed Rest

Being undisturbed inwardly is tuff!

What do I mean by inwardly right? In your soul (mind,will, and emotions) we can be busy and it can be knowingly and unknowingly.

I can honestly say that for as long as I can recall my inward being has been busy. Somethings I knew I was thinking on things and other times I didn’t realize it.

For example,yesterday while I was out and in the midst of the conversation it was noted how I think of myself in an aspect to speaking on a certain topic repetitivley.

This repetition wasn’t a good one as it revealed an inner disturbance of lack of self acceptance. Thus, also revealing another level of an issue I have that keeps me from reality at times. This disturbance inwardly has caused much issue within and without as it effects interpersonal connections.

Once this had been brought to light and attacked with truth, I now have to cultivate the good that was given to me to have that begin to grow and manifest in my life. Its up to me to keep meditating on the word, praying the word and worshipping in spirit and in truth.

Then my people will live in a peaceful surrounding, And in secure dwellings and in undisturbed resting places.
ISAIAH 32:18 AMP

It is then that I can make the shift to go from living a disturbed life to slowly progressing to live in undisturbed resting place. That no matter what God is in control to calm my soul.

So, since yesterday with having the new information I have cried a release and then pressed into renewing my mind (Romans 12:2) to get back on track and be about doing the work that needs to be done.

Before when stuff like this would happen I would throw a full on pity party. For some reason, now its a different view. God used a vessel to bring to light much needed information that needed addressing.

Now that light has come, I can begin to address it. Its gonna take time and patience on my part to do the diligent work to make the move. I sure want to and need to, to know that this has been a issue has gone on long enough. It began yesterday and I strive to keep at the work and be aware when it flairs up.

Its gonna take me pulling on faith from the word of God to make it. His word is His voice and the mind of Christ and I need to put more in me to line up my life into His will for me.

Note: The contents of this blog are inspired by my Leader Pastor Juanita Gibbs of Reformation Developmental Center

~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 😍

Faith must grow! πŸŒ±

Exercising our measure of faith aides in its growth!

How can my faith grow to be a firm tree planted by the waters if I don’t stretch forth to grow in using it.

Pressure from things around me come to cause me to dig into my faith, sending my roots down deeper to find the next level of stream of living water to draw from.

As my roots go down deeper and deeper in search of the quenching of the thirst to remain stable and anchored in the soil of faith.

Once it reaches the place to draw it draws until the sources run low and go down deeper again.

This is our faith going from faith to faith, glory to glory, etc in seach of the depths of transformative power in Christ.

But often times when I have been at one level of faith and the sources begin to run low that should cause me to go deeper, I look at my surroundings and take it as abandonment by God. When He hasnt left me, he wants me to chase him deeper.

When I look at whats going on around me I de-power what God can and is capable of doing by operating from my self-will, my own strength and in my timing.

Peter said to Him, “Lord, if it is You, command me to come to You on the water.” And He said, “Come!” And Peter got out of the boat, and walked on the water and came toward Jesus. But seeing the wind, he became frightened, and beginning to sink, he cried out, “Lord, save me!” Immediately Jesus stretched out His hand and took hold of him, and said to him, “You of little faith, why did you doubt?” When they got into the boat, the wind stopped. And those who were in the boat worshiped Him, saying, “You are certainly God’s Son!”
Matthew 14:28‭-‬33 NASB

In our situations it is important to become aware when we take our eyes off of God and begin to look at the things around us, for doing so causes us to sink and be little in our faith.

Through the difficult times we must keep eyes on God to grow our faith and become more firmly rooted in Him.

~Cynthia 😍

Remain Calm!!

This is a test of the inner soul system!

Kinda reminds me of when the weather alert system message comes on doesn’t it?

Just how the weather is on alert for bad weather our inner should be reaching a place the more I practice using the tools my Pastor Juanita Gibbs has been teaching me to know when things are on approach to arise.

I was in my prayer time this morning and found that I spent longer than usual in that time with God.

Ohhh did I find out later as to why. Here in the south (North Carolina) it is unusually cold. I think this is the coldest its been in a very long time. The job where I work there was no gas for heat, pipes were frozen. Being as we are a telecommunicationd company the systems were down until 11:30am.

Needless to say with no heat and no restroom facility it wasn’t the normal of a day. I could feel the anxiety rising slowly with each call about why stiff wasn’t working. Finally got the word to close the office to discover my cell phone had been disconnected, so had to call and see what was going on with my carrier.

Had I not spent that extra time with God would I have been so aware of my anxiety rising? Probably not! I could have walked out a soulish way in the chaos.

My spirit was already aware that I needed that time as to why my time in communion was extended. The spirit is always willing, my soul not so much , the more it submits to the spirit as Pastor teaches that life by the spirt will grow.

Is it easy to live by spirit over my soulish ways? No!! But the more I use the tools given to me, the more i cam shift how I live out life from my spirit more than my soul.

This is my work to do to practice the wisdom shared with me to apply it yo my life. Not just in merr word alone, but in action also. Faith without works is dead. For it to be alive I must in faith use the tools to be effective.