I am an Author!

My first publication is finally complete!

I have amazon links on the side of my page and I will put one here:

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Now that this is complete I can begin to work on my second publication and get back to blogging again.

Thank you all to any who purchase my book!

Cynthia πŸ’

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 😍

Broken Inside

There are times the infection seeps through the broken pieces.

Been going through some things. So I took some time away from blogging so as not to spew that onto my community platform.

My soul(mind,will, and emotions) has been getting in the way of my faith. So much in fact I didn’t walk in any fruit or spirit by any means of the word.

I allowed myself to stand in the way and perceive my faith had failed me. When it had not and my own thinking had failed me. What I thought was true has been brought to light that in reality it was all a lie and a long believed deception within my inner most being.

“Simon, Simon, behold, Satan has demanded permission to sift you like wheat; but I have prayed for you, that your faith may not fail; and you, when once you have turned again, strengthen your brothers.” But he said to Him, “Lord, with You I am ready to go both to prison and to death!” And He said, “I say to you, Peter, the rooster will not crow today until you have denied three times that you know Me.”Luke 22:31‭-‬34 NASB

To have a Pastor like Juanita Gibbs to stand with me in the very ill behavior, way of being, and attitude says alot about her level of love walk she has. She could and had every reason to not help me any longer.

She has stuck it out with me from the depths of pure hell almost from my inner most being to want to see me change and transform.

For that I am greatful and want to continue to change. The infection that resides within me that comes out through the broken pieces has the ability to destroy and that I dont want to continue to carry around.

Peter had Jesus praying for him even before the trial of his soul would come up. Jesus said I have prayed for you that your faith not fail you. My Pastor aliken to Jesus has done the same for me before this soul of mine became unruly and obstinate.

I have work to do to continue to change and I have to be committed to it to see it as a long lasting change and be a person that doesn’t destroy but one that walks in the fruit of the spirit.

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~Cynthia 😍

His Strength Can Help You

When fear creeps in look to God.

There have been numerous times fear has come into my life and took its grip on me. So much so, in areas of life I was paralyzed in moving forward in.

Fear can be a dibiliating faction in a life if it is left undealt with. Much of my life has been lived out of a place of fear over faith and trust.

‘Do not fear, for I am with you; Do not anxiously look about you, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, surely I will help you, Surely I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.’ Isaiah 41:10 NASB

When it was made aware to be through councel that I wasn’t living or acting by faith and it was through fear I was presented the choice to make the change to either remain living in fear or begin to trust and live by faith.

Pastor often reminded me of 2 Corinthians 5:7 where Gods word proclaims that we are to live by faith and not by sight.

This one was baffaling to a mind that had constantly tried to figure everything out, to want to know what God will do next, to over plan and prepare to the point of never living in the moment.

The more I learned to let go and have faith its slowly set freedom from planning, stressing, over preparing to the point of not living in now, and worry. That I can and have been finding the now moments are where it matters.

That now knowing God is in control and I have nothing to worry about if I fully beleive Him at His word and name sake. God is not a God that should lie, he takes every thing that happens to us in life to use if for the good.

He knows us and its up to us to get to know Him. He wants that desire in us to develop a close personal relationship with Him so we can look to Him in all things, be our strength in times of weakness and help bring peace to us during any anxious situation.

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~Cynthia 😍

Strength

In the power of His might…

There are times in life we can feel like a lion, ready to take on anything and every thing that comes along. But what happens when the lion becomess battle worn and strength is fading.

Well I know I have found myself slowly down the years becoming battle worn. It was for a good solid ten years plus that each year or every six months it was something new that came along to deal with.

From 2007 til even still now currently there have been many medical emergencies or issues or treatments that have taken place. Each requiring time away from home, traveling long distances and little to no sleep.

Much of that now as I look back on it was done within my own strength. Yes, I beleived in God during the midst of all of it, but I didnt trust and rely on Him to see me through alot of it. It been in coming to Reformation Developmental Center, that has taught me some fundamentals of how God works. He works when I am at rest.

Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of His might.
Ephesians 6:10 NASB

How is that so right?

Hebrews 4:11 says our labor should be to enter rest. When my soul is inwardly busy trying to do everything on my own then I am not at rest, I am also operating from my own strength.

The teaching I have been sitting under has helped me learn to calm my soul at times. Learn to pray and cast things and wait for God to speak on what should be done.

This principles that Pastor Juanita Gibbs has taught me have helped me not be so overwhelmed, burnt out, and anxious in things as they arise in life. This keeps my weaknesses where I can pull on Gods perfect strength to make it through anything.

Recognizing I am not strong in things and humbly asking God to meet me has helped so much. I still have much more of this to practice, but what I am practicing in my life has helped so much.

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~Cynthia 😍

By Faith…

Cleansing the Heart

Ever have those times when it seems like nothing good is coming from you?Maybe your not like that and have to problems like I do, its a blessing if you don’t.

Its like days start bad and progressively get worser and worser and thus changing my entire disposition from what was once ok, to not so pleasant, to down right intolerable.

Its at the end of it all and there seems to be no way to clean it up or go back to the beginning and start over. Its like wanting to go in and deep clean but looking at the desbrie and not even knowing where to begin to clean up.

I just stand there looking at the mess that I made and having to decide one of two things. Clean up or turn around and leave it for another day. I choose to clean if its not but starting where I stand and begin to work my way through the murk and mire of a mess that is within my heart at times.

And God, who knows the heart, testified to them giving them the Holy Spirit, just as He also did to us; and He made no distinction between us and them, cleansing their hearts by faith.
Acts 15:8‭-‬9 NASB

The clutter that conjested my heart was from not guarding like I was suppose to. Gods word tells us to guard our heart with all diligence for from it flows the issues of life.

What flowed from me revealed to any hearer I have issues of life that need to be cast upon the Lord and not harbored inside. Somethings, I admit I expend too much of myself giving time and energy in vain.

By faith in Jesus He is the extra cleaning step within my heart. To keep his word at heart is to keep it free from clutter. Why else would He proclaim to take His yoke upon me and learn of Him…

He wants me to walk in things like He did. He walked in the fruit of the spirit and in full knowing of who he was as a person in the deity of his royal priesthood, as well as, still not allowing the troubles and cares of the world to hold him back or down.

Cleansing our hearts not only cleans up our own life, but it will begin to also help cleanse those around you slowly as they see your transformation.

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~Cynthia 😍

By faith…

Christ dwells in our hearts by faith!

As Pastor Juanita Gibbs has taught us we are a spiritual being that possess a soul and live in a body. For this blog, I am going to focus on the soul aspect. (1 Thess 5:23)

My soul (mind,will, and emotions) is also referred to as our inner man in scripture. This soulish part of my being needs strengthening by the Lord to transform.

My spirit was reborn when I invited Jesus to come and live within my spirit. However, at salvation my soul wasn’t touched in the rebirth. My inner man of my soul takes work and time to change.

It is in this way that Christ will be able to dwell with in our hearts by the faith that opened the door to invite him in. Its that faith that begins to root us and ground us in His love.

As, he has taken up residency within us as we work on strengthening our inner man to understand and take in the things of the spirit.

My old nature and new reborn nature are contrary to one another and will remain in emnity against each other.

That is a reason the inner man need strength for the battle to overcome the sin nature and turn more toward how God initially wanted man to be on the earth in relationship with God.

God wants that close personal relationship with Him, he wanted that from the beginning until deception entered the Garden and that deep connection was lost until Jesus came to restore it.

To know the depth and length of His love to give His only son for our sins so that we may know the fullness of who God really is, the author and finisher of our faith is the lengths that God will go to, to be rooted and grounded in His love, know His fullness, and strengthen our inner man of our soul.

For this reason I bow my knees before the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth derives its name, that He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with power through His Spirit in the inner man, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; and that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ which surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled up to all the fullness of God. Ephesians 3:14‭-‬19 NASB

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~Cynthia 😍

Post inspired from teachings taken in at Reformation Developmental Center by Pastor Juanita Gibbs

Faith Seeks Counsel Pt 4

Godly counsel is timeless!

You ever take notice that when the word of God is given in regard to wisdom counsel that its probably been shared for many many years in all different senarios and times of the world.

His word is firm, true, and timeless. Just as people heard Jesus impart we hear that same inpartation of wisdom to counsel us through things.

How say perhaps your great great great relative may have been given Jeremiah 29:11 just as we are given it today for example. Gods wisdom had been passed from generation to generation.

The counsel of the Lord stands forever, The plans of His heart from generation to generation.
Psalms 33:11 NASB

Gods word reveals the plans of His heart for us. As my Pastor brought out in a few sessions now a man may plan his steps but the Lord guides Proverbs 16:9.

God has a plan for us to give us hope and a future. He has a will for our life to fulfill a kingdom purpose in the earth. He uses trials to bring about patience and other fruits. For it all works together for the good.

The thing of it is as Pastor Juanita Gibbs brought out Wednesday night is that our will has to submit and surrender to Gods will to see Hid kingdom manifest in our life.

We hold the keys but dont know how to use them. We have to align with His word and His will to see His kingdom come on earth as it is already done in heaven.

Many hold the keys to the kingdom, but surrendered vessels that align with Gods word and Will know how to use the keys propert to lock and unlock kingdom principles.

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This way the councel we take in now to being us into that alignment can set us on course to flow freely from heaven to earth and it will help with all generations to come to know the heart and plans of God for His people.

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~Cynthia 😍

Faith Seeks Counsel Pt 3

Wisdom is to be shared not hoarded!

Many times when things happen in our life and we go through them alone. Then the same situation happens to someone else and they come to you for wisdom, but you if anything like I have been bitter at heart didn’t want to share the wisdom that was gained by the trial.

Sometimes it even came to my mind they weren’t there for you in your trial, but they want you to be there for them. Let them learn the hard wisdom like you had to learn it, no one held your hand in it. Let them see how it feels.

All those things revealed the bitterness of heart and they are not how God set things up to be. Granted, no we should have people that we can talk to in things, but what if you don’t have anyone? Turn to God. In some seasons of my life before God gave me people, He was my best friend.

Then God gave me people and I had to work through some inner issues about allowing people into my life and world where no one had gone before. He had me walk through certain things to not only shape me, but to also grow in wisdom in areas that could be imparted to others.

“Do you hear the secret counsel of God, And limit wisdom to yourself?
Job 15:8 NASB

I not only heard secret counsel and partook of it, but I hoarded(limited) the counsel for myself in cases when it could have helped lighten the burden of another.

God has to work on my heart to get me healed of the bitterness of heart, gain some understanding as to why people can’t be there for others in trial, and learn to open up and share wisdom to those who have an ear to hear it.

That in part is kind of why I blog to share encouragement to others going through things like I have or am going through. To show there is a light at the end of the matter. As well as, to not keep counsel secret and just to myself.

Now, some wisdom does have to be tailored to match the circumstance of an individual, but there will always be an underlying chord of similarity that can be shared to help another out.

I am so very thankful for the wisdom that has been imparted to me by my Pastor Juanita Gibbs. She has given freely of it without withholding and her encouragement to blog has been one I am thankful for also. She has helped me come from under that bitterness and share what I can to this audience.

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~Cynthia 😍