A Heart in Full Assurance of Faith

Cleansing the heart…

My old nature can keep me from feeling fully assured in God.

My old nature is my mindsets, stronghold, behaviors, and character that were not touched in my born again nature at salvation can and have at times prevented me from feeling secure in my faith in God.

The old nature resides in my soul(mind, will, and emotions). These components of by being have to go through a transformation to have better more active faith on God. Whereas, at salvation my spirit man was reborn and changed instantly, my soul and body went untouched.

You are a spiritual being that possess a soul that lives in a body.

-Juanita Gibbs, Pastor

Reformation Developmental Center

So, one third of my being was cleansed from old ways. The other two thirds have to be worked on to change. Faith without works is dead.

I have to take to heart that by faith I was saved by the finished works of Jesus on the cross, and thus begin to work on changing me at my soul (mind, will and emotions) and then it will reflect in the body the faith God had set out for humanity to have in Him.

Therefore, brethren, since we have confidence to enter the holy place by the blood of Jesus, by a new and living way which He inaugurated for us through the veil, that is, His flesh, and since we have a great priest over the house of God, let us draw near with a sincere heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled clean from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water.

Hebrews 10:19‭-‬22 NASB

Drawing near to God is the premise for cleansing my soul. By getting to know Him by His word on a deep level, worshipping God and expressing love for who He is in communion in prayer, thanksgiving, supplication to know whom I belong.

This opens me up to having the full assurance of faith in God. Getting to know Him and His character and love that He has for me and the world. To fully trust that He knows what He is doing in my life and His plans and purposes for me are good.

Its a journey to cleanse the soul and a worthwhile one at that. It has begun to change me on levels that is reflective in my body and character and more to come as I continue in it.

God set before me a wonderful leader of whom I quoted above that He uses to help cultivate and shape my life to be what He said in His word it should be. Without His using of her in my life my old nature would be continuing to run the day and my faith be small.

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~Cynthia 😍

Whats faith got to do with it?

Questioning faith?

Coming into a ministry like I am apart of now has truly truly helped to open my eyes to see things different in the word of God.

At Reformation Developmental Center they have broken down the teaching of our being so beautifully that it is revelatory beyond anything I had ever been exposed to in teaching of the word at this depth. For that I am greatful.

Pastor Juanita Gibbs has expounded about our being as I mention and our parts are Spirit, Soul, Body (1 Thess 5:23). In my time of study of faith, steadfast, unmoved I ran across the scripture below and it spoke to me in a new way. Maybe just personally for me, but I will share it.

And falling into a place where two seas met, they ran the ship aground; and the forepart stuck fast, and remained unmoveable, but the hinder part was broken with the violence of the waves.

Acts 27:41 KJV

When I came to the end of myself when I rededicated my life to the Lord at 24yrs old after I got saved at 12yrs old and didnt really attend church in that 12 yr span of time.

My spirit was reborn when I cam to the Lord and when I came back to the Lord I slowly was set ablaze with a fervent passion for knowing more about God and serving the kingdom.

The forepart of me, my spirit was whole heartedly stuck, steadfast and unmoved in the things of God. The spirit is to be my guidance.

But, as a babe in the faith just getting acquainted with the word and reading it and attending church regularly I found myself hungering to know more and more and more. Eventually seeking the baptism of the Holy Spirit and did with the evidence of other tongues. That even the more changes my passion for the things of God.

But, my soul wanted to be the lead of me and my life for a long time. My soul lead me to places I had no business being in, but I did for I listened to the voice of my soul and not my spirit.

This being soul lead caused me to be beaten by my emotions and in my mind when things fell apart. Following my soul lead to the end of many things. But, to follow my spirit it to be firm and secure.

The hinder part of me wants to lead, but the forfront of me should lead. Its like having a vehicle with optional front wheel or rear wheel drive. A matter of choosing which will take the lead.

The front of a vessel is where the ship goes and the rutter can stear the boat often times also, causing shifts in direction and course of trip unto an appointed destination.

So, now my soul needs to become firm to not be destroyed or beaten by the violent waves that will come. My spirit remains firm, but my soul(mind, will, and emotions) is where the work is to take place.

~Cynthia 😍