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 😍

Faith in the Spirits Guide

My spirit guide is the Holy Spirit!

When the deep voids scream out from within that need a filling of some kind I have resorted to other things to bring comfort or consolation of some sort to the depths that longed for what it has not known.

The depths of lack deep with my soul on occasion cause havoc in my life, its so bad and so deep I often times am not aware of it until its way too late and the emotions and logic have had a hayday.

You know it makes sense now when folks have told me I am senstive and take too much to heart. Cause now I see it is in fact true. When I get in my head it runs off to a far off distant land of make believe where everyone is against me. Some fairy tale right? NOT! But that is my reality, sadly to say.

Let me hear Your lovingkindness in the morning; For I trust in You; Teach me the way in which I should walk; For to You I lift up my soul. Deliver me, O Lord , from my enemies; I take refuge in You. Teach me to do Your will, For You are my God; Let Your good Spirit lead me on level ground. For the sake of Your name, O Lord , revive me. In Your righteousness bring my soul out of trouble.
Psalms 143:8‭-‬11 NASB

I have to work to shut down that part of my soul leading my life so strongly that it has caused so much disaster in any personal connection that then I make myself feel victimized when I was and am the culprit for instigating the separation.

I need to allow the loving words of the Father to infiltrate my soul through putting more of it into my spirit. This is gonna take work on my part. But, I know the depths my soul need to know the Father’s love. The dark night of the soul where things die off is hard, ugly, painful, almost to the point of death.

But to know the Fathers love is to allow the Holy spirit to lead me to what I need in this time to do better, get some healing, get some deliverance, make some changes in what has presented itself that is troubling in my life.

God can bring me out of the troubledness of soul in layers and I am gonna have to trust him for that. I need more of the truth to replace what has been within me of my oen logic and reasoning through wounds and damaged emotions for so long that has raised itself up against the truth.

I have work to do, but I will hold onto God is with me, He hasn’t forsaken me and has good plans for my life and these issues that are coming up need to be dealt with. Cause if unchecked the trajectory of my life could have a whole other path. To remain in His will and way submission to what I need to do is called for.

~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 😍

Steadfast Faith

Being moveable in faith isn’t really faith living.

It’s sad to say but very true that my faith hasn’t been super firm and immovable.

In fact, I have been very moved in and out of faith often. Its nothing about God and what He has offered in having a faith life. The issue lays deep within my troubled soul.

Situations or circumstances that would arise that may have thr onset of being more difficult than the last situation or circumstance would move me right out of faith and into essentially a time of doubt, fear, worry and anxiety.

Some how the “ideal” that once I became a believer that I would suddenlt be immune to hardships. They had no place to come at the doorstep of a believer in Jesus Christ.

But….

Was that ever so much NOT the truth.

Being a believer didn’t make me immune or off the hardship list so to speak. It actually says in the word of God that the just and unjust will have it rain on them equally. Believer or not, trouble will come.

But, because I am a believer it is my hope in Christ strengthening me and being at my side in either form of a earthly vessel of His choosing to be at my side or by the comfort of His Holy Spirit.

I have to constantly keep renewing my mind (Romans 12:2) to pull from the strenght provided from the truth of his word. The more I do that it has begun to effect my mind into the deepest most resesses of it (Ephes 4:23) that run continually to reprogram what has been in there for too long and produced no good fruit whatsoever.

Create in me a clean heart, O God, And renew a steadfast spirit within me. Do not cast me away from Your presence And do not take Your Holy Spirit from me. Restore to me the joy of Your salvation And sustain me with a willing spirit.
Psalms 51:10‭-‬12 NASB

When the hardships would come I would get a myriad of emotions. Like anger, fear, frustrarion, depression, and many more that it would keep me from getting into Gods presence. I wasn’t casting my cares on the Lord (1Peter 5:7) as I should have been cause I allowed those emotions to dwell and brew in my mind to the point of paralyzation. Once that happened my mind engaged reasoni g and logically looking at every angle amd every possible senario to attemlt to figure it out some how.

How did I get into this?

How can I get out of this?

What can I do different to keep this from happening again?

My mind and emotions was having a hayday!

Where was God?

Gentley whispering to me he loves me, cares for me, wants me to lean and trust in what he is doing!

Could I hear Gods whisper in the noise and chaos that I had going on?

No!

I have to determine myself to get more steadfast in His word and im the truth! Keep renewed in mind so as to purify my heart. Whereas, His presence can more richly dwell with me and restore to me joy that only He can provide. The joy of the Lord is my strength, but Joy comes from knowing His word deeply and in delicate relationship with the Holy spirit.

(Blog inspired by sermons and teachings from my Pastor Juanita Gibbs, who has encouraged me to blog and write and she is a constant inspiration in my life.)

~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 😍

Faith Grip

Hold onto faith and don’t let go!

Many times its easy to just throw our hands in the air and scream “I quit”. But, what does that really solve in the long run of things?

Probably nothing, as that has proven to be the case in my life. Cause it would come around again and be the more difficult to endure.

I still have those notions come with things arise. They will say: “Its ok to give up” or “You was never made to endure such hardships” and “who do you think you are thinking faith will save you?”

Have you ever had those or any other questions fly up in your soul (mind,will and emotions)?

Choosing to live a life of faith did not exzempt me from enduring trials pain or suffering. The word plainly says though you may endure, but in the faith we know in where our hope lays as we go through tuff times. (Paraphrase) James 1 even says that we should count it all joy when you face trials of many kinds.

Yes the word of God says that!

Consider it pure joy that in the trials that your faith is being tested to produce something in your life! (James 1:3-4)

It is in the trial that I must learn that it is to produce something new or grow something that needs to come up in my life.

It is my confession of faith ever ready on my lips as I study the word more and more. But to even be on my lips it must be imprinted on my heart.

For from the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks and if my heart continues to reside in wrong thinking toward hardships then my lips will perpetuate a cycle of negativity that produces that fruit over faith spoken belief manifestations.

I have to take off the old negative, wrong thinking Cynthia and put on Jesus’ mind that He will make a way where there is no way, that with me(God) all things are possible to them who believe, that I (God) work all things together for the good, and My ways (Gods) are higher than Cynthia’s.

It is in this that the old can pass away the more and become new inwardly in my inner most being. The inner man of my heart is the one Jesus is most concerned about.

Let us adorn our inner life with the beauty that is in Christ!

Let us hold fast to our faith!

By a new and living way, which he hath consecrated for us, through the veil, that is to say, his flesh; And having an high priest over the house of God; Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience, and our bodies washed with pure water. Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering; (for he is faithful that promised;)

Hebrews 10:20‭-‬23 KJV

(Photo of a desert rose)

~Cynthia 😍

Faith Believes

Faith. Hope. Trust.

The more going through this negativity detox belief in the power of Gods word and the transformational power it has is beginning to cause faith to arise.

I am slowly learning and beginning to trust that God will give a word and complete it. I have to trust that if its not immediate that even in the waiting there is purpose.

Then believed they his words; they sang his praise. Psalms 106:12 KJV

The power behind believing God at his word has been a challenge for me most of my faith journey.

Many times caught up in comparison and low self-worth that I took Godd powet out of the equation of my life that how could things ever be different for someone like me.

Reasoning God away and lowering Him to be like mere humanity of the world when He is above that and vastly different. God is a God of love, power, compassion, mercy and grace that is his ways are above man(humanity).

The power of believing God at His word can transform a life as Pastor Juanita Gibbs teaches us. Her teaching and revelation she gets is highly anointed to bring about the changes that I needed to see in my life and more changes to come.

~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 😍

Faith see’s the light!

Faith can see beyond the natural worldly limitations when I allow it!

I am so beyond greatful to have my Pastor Juanita Gibbs in my life. Her relentless love to help me become what I need to be is a first and honestly it was needed to help heal areas in my soul.

I have been delving into faith for a while now to aide in growing my measure. God has been so lovingly revealing himself to me through His word that I pray my measure of faith becomes more and more active daily in my journey.

With faith it requires trust!

Which is in part why I believe my friday blog he revealed to me that as long as I believe in Him, he will not disappoint me. It takes a steady faith to build trust. Just like with human yo human trust there must be a steady commitment to each other.

God has already revealed his level of commitment to me and the world by giving His son to die to for me to believe on Him and be saved and transformed into a new person. But the new person takes work to become and commitment to the process.

Pastor has taught me that I need to make the word of God a way of life! Make His word more supreme than what my soul may dish out that gets me away from faith. The more I make His word my life He reveals himself.

The truth that the word contains is the power that will set me free. There is nothing in this world but the word that can set me free in my inner most being. I have to allow that truth to pierce my soul of all the build up negativity that is against the word, and allow the light of truth to come in.

O send out thy light and thy truth: let them lead me; let them bring me unto thy holy hill, and to thy tabernacles. Then will I go unto the altar of God, unto God my exceeding joy: yea, upon the harp will I praise thee, O God my God.
Psalms 43:3‭-‬4 KJV

There is a worship song that I recall so vividly called “Open Up and Let thr Light In” by Stephanie Gretzinger and that is what I have to continue to do is open up my soul and let the light in.

With out the light my faith is like a closed rose awaiting to bloom into its fullness and thats how my faith has been for as long as i can recall. Pin holes that pricked the veil of darkness don’t allow enough light through to flourish and grow as needed in a life of faith.

Truth of the word which is a sword( Hebrews 4:12) has had to come to illuminate the darkness and begin to nourish those places that have been untouched for far too long. The more the light of the word and the light of the world in my savior keeps revealing himself and his love for me my faith and trust in Him will grow and root me by the stream of living water.

What a God I love and serve to send me what I needed contained in one vessel that being my Pastor of whom He has used in gracious ways for me. If he can do that for me there is nothing He cannot do as long as I believe!

~Cynthia 😍