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 😍

Faith over poison!

Toxic from negativity in my soul is like intoxication to the body.

The longer my soul indulges in the negativity it intoxicates my mind. Much like how alchol intoxicates and impairs, so can negativity the longer I don’t deal with it.

I must begin to chip away harder at the negativity I house within my soul. It can begin to be like a viper and constrict the flow the longer it goes from being loosed from having such a strong control.

Who has woe? Who has sorrow? Who has contentions? Who has complaining? Who has wounds without cause? Who has redness of eyes? Those who linger long over wine, Those who go to taste mixed wine. Do not look on the wine when it is red, When it sparkles in the cup, When it goes down smoothly; At the last it bites like a serpent And stings like a viper. Your eyes will see strange things And your mind will utter perverse things. Proverbs 23:29‭-‬33 NASB

The 40-day detox has been rough and will be rougher soon as I begin to take and loose the viper hold and bring sobriety to my mind. As thats what God wants for us to be spirit-lead and not soul lead.

A sober spirit leading our life:

Be of sober spirit, be on the alert. Your adversary, the devil, prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.
1 Peter 5:8 NASB

The more I allow the negativity housed within lead me and guide me thats not sober or spirit lead. To stop whats been going on in me, we find in the above verse “be on alert”. I have to become keen to know what I am thinking and what comes from that, ie., attitudes, words, actions, passiveness and lack of sobriety.

I have been in the negativity so long that it has kept its appeal to keep it around much like an addiction. The feelings associated with it, the attitudes that came from it, the false humility and pride.

Well perhaps its safe to say:

I am addicted to negativity!”

But now…

I am tired of the by product that the negativity has caused from such mindset that I have had. This detox by the end of it in another 20 days I want to see progress and change the more, thats my goal and determination to obtain. Pastor Juanita Gibbs taking us on her detox plan for 20/21 days its been real but about to be the more real.

Faith from the word of God is the antidote to the poison of negativity!

~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 😍

Biblical Identification

Martha Faith vs. Mary Faith

I was coming into work this morning and after spending some time in prayer and worship and meditation I was driving and in my spiritual minds eye a scene played in me.

That scene was when Lazarus had died and the very two different sisters if Martha and Mary had their own greeting for Jesus when he came to them in Bethany.

Mary so full of faith took Jesus at his every word. She said for when you say my brother will rise again I believe it that whatever you say shall be. (Paraphrased)

Then as she went on knowing that Jesus would do as he daid he would she went on to call for her sister Martha to come to see the teacher and she greeted him with a scalding “Jesus had you been here my brother Lazarus would not be dead” (paraphrase).

Martha so deeply saddend at the death of her brother mounrd as well as the weepers around. Which moved on Jesus as Lazaurus was his friend and “Jesus wept”.

Jesus told Martha:

Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life; he who believes in Me will live even if he dies, Jesus said to her, “Did I not say to you that if you believe, you will see the glory of God?”
John 11:25‭, ‬40 NASB

Martha had to have more reinforcement from Jesus as if to prove to her that He would do what He said he would do.

I can so relate to Martha on many levels and at different times she is mentioned in scripture. But in this case the more as Jesus by the Holy Spirit has been using my leaders to tell me the same message as if to finally get me to trust His word.

Now I know for myself my issue stems from broken trust from people. But, when will I finally disconnect Gods from mere humanity? In the last few days with undergoing a program by my Pastor Juanita Gibbs to 40 day detox from negativity has begun to aide my trusting in God.

Its a work and truthfully its only 3 days into it but I am fully committed to bring the inner changes I need in my soul. These first 3 days are beginning to heal my trust issues with God. But, to also learn to be patient while God does a work in my life.

The Holy Spirit has said through my leaders allow patiencr to have her perfect work. Trust God that he will come through as there is a time and season for all things and this season is to plant me by the stream of the living waters to grow and flourish and in time a harvest will come.

I need to get so deeply rooted by the streams of living water that I will flourish in season and out of season. That is when the glory of the Lord can be fully manifested in my life the more as the empowerment comes by His spirit as I send my roots out deep to have His spirit flow through my spirit. This is how pastor says I live more by the spirit.

I may have been a Martha in my faith for a good portion of my faith life these last 11 years since I wasnt raised in church as a kid, but even as a kid in the faith it is time to take off the Martha faith and put on the Mary faith!

Faith can be transformed as I allow the process God wants me to ealk through mold and shape my life! In time it will be a transformed faith testimony I will have! Its begun by the wonderful 40-day program that Pastor started and I look forward to my faith coming up and not going back to what it has been!

Keep the Faith

Faith comes by the Word!

Pastor has instilled in the last few months that Faith comes by hearing and hearing by the word of God.

She was emphasising the fact that thr more I hear the word my belief system can come up higher, and believe me my faith definitley needs to come up higher.

I have been one of those that is mentioned in the book of James that doubts and is tossed like the sea for so long it became a normal way of thinking thats how faith was.

In reality faith is stable.

Faith isn’t tossed!

Faith is a sure foundation!

So, what is up with my faith?

Well…

My logic and reasoning and sever lack of patience has enabled my self will to do many self works that have lead to nonfruitful living.

Sad right?

The only way to overcome continuing being tossed is to surrender to what God through my Pastor Juanita Gibbs is teaching me.

That faith comes by hearing and hearing by the word of God. This means I need the word to be so much more apart of my daily life to bring up my level of faith.

We all have been given a measure as she teaches is from the word. Its just our application of the word in our life to activate that measure.

Continuing to pray and have relationship with God, worshipping Him in spirit and in truth, praying in my most holy faith language to transform a doubtfilled faith to an active powerful God faith as I work on my inner contents by application of the word of God more in my life.

But what does it say? ” the word is near you , in your mouth and in your heart “-that is, the word of faith which we are preaching, that if you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved; for with the heart a person believes, resulting in righteousness, and with the mouth he confesses, resulting in salvation.
Romans 10:8‭-‬10 NASB