Steafast and Unmovable

It takes work to be unmoved!

In doing a work for the Lord it is a drawing closer to Him. The more I draw closer to Him the more firm in my faith I can become. But, it takes my efforts to draw closer to Him.

To do so that requires me spending time with Him, praying, meditating on truth from His word, fasting, praising and worshipping Him and giving thanks unto Him for all He has done and will do.

These are ingredients to growing my faith from level to level. The word proclaims we are to go from faith to faith. With each level and drawing closer to Him, the old has to be burned off, demolished, and not returned to for it is so far destroyed that there is no way to go back.

To have that also requires being under the right anointed leadership.

Not everyone can get to the root of things and destroy the yoke to set a person free. It takes a special call on a person by God to walk in that type of call. I am blessed to say that is what my leaders walk in on a day-to-day basis.

Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.
1 Corinthians 15:58 KJV

I want for each level of faith I climb to to help me become more steadfast in whom God is. Help me to be unmoved in each level when things arise, cause they will arise. To be in full confident faith that no matter what has arose that God is with me and He will help see me though it all.

This is an anchoring for my faith. To rest my soul against the chief cornerstone and when life comes crashing in waves I am firm and unmoved by the truth of who God is and all the word of God proclaims.

When life isn’t crashing and peace is there I can be assured I won’t drift away from Him, for in peaceful times He wants to know we still need Him and not become self-sufficient.

In the calm or in the storm I need God. At times with every breathe of every moment. I am not perfect in it and won’t be, but I can and am working to be better at becoming steadfast in the faith.

~Cynthia 😍

πŸ’–Faith Steadies the HeartπŸ’–

A steady heart keeps on going…

The more I learn to trust in the leading of the spirit and His guide to my steps my heart can become steady.

When I don’t trust I am full of worry, doubt, fear, anxiety so much so that my heart cam race, cause panic attacks, anxiety attacks, and deep crippling fear to take me over.

Thats not a fun feeling when this times have come upon me I must say. But, but with thr help of the Lord and the God in my leadership they have been teaching me layer by layer to gain control over those things.

Am I perfected in it?

No!

Its a continual process as Pastor Juanita Gibbs tells me that will occur at each level of faith in the journey. There will be times that things deep within will rise up to show itself and I will need those calming tools to deal with it and replace it.

They have prepared a net for my steps; My soul is bowed down; They dug a pit before me; They themselves have fallen into the midst of it. Selah. My heart is steadfast, O God, my heart is steadfast; I will sing, yes, I will sing praises! Awake, my glory! Awake, harp and lyre! I will awaken the dawn. I will give thanks to You, O Lord, among the peoples; I will sing praises to You among the nations. For Your lovingkindness is great to the heavens And Your truth to the clouds. Be exalted above the heavens, O God; Let Your glory be above all the earth.
Psalms 57:6‭-‬11 NASB

I want the Lord to lead me along in this life and guide my steps by the leading of the Holy Spirit. This is a sure footing with God that I must put full and complete trust in. I know I say that alot in my posts as I am still journeying through my trust issues. But it is getting better slowly.

The more I trust the steadier my heart becomes. The more it does so my praise, thanksgiving and worship can increase and believe me I desleratly want that. God has and is good to me and I give Glory and Honor to all He has done for me in my life especially in the last few months and in my entire life. God has kept me and I praise him for that.

My soul will learn as I keep using the tools given to me to bow to the lead of the spirit. This soul (mind,will and emotions) has a mind of its own at times. It may sound a little cliche but the soul wants its leading role in my life and that is not how our lifes werr originally built to be.

We were built to be spiritual lead. He place the first man in the garden and he was spiritually lead by God when they talked in the cool of the day. Its when satan came in form of a serpent and brought doubt in that spiritual leading of man kind died when the tree was partaken of.

To get that back God sent His son Jesus to restore us to what once was originally destined for his creation. A life once resembling that of when He placed man in the garden and spent time with him and spoke to him and lead him and guided him.

Adam had no worries until that spiritual death came. He worried about his nakedness and hid. I hide in my worries also like its shameful to be so consumed, when God wants us to bring them to him, cast our cares and steady our hearts once more.

~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 😍

Overwhelming!! 😦

Just too much going on!

Been away for a few days to regroup a little bit. All this snow we experianced here where I reside in NC was more than we had ever seen before in a very long time, as well as, temps lower than they had ever been to date.

Needless to say it was havoc for many reasons. The 1st day after it snowed I ventured out and it was ok, but not great. I didn’t make it too far without turning around to go home and be safe. The temps dropped that night and my bathroom pipes froze. Went out the next day it was icy and dangerous. This cycle was on repeat from Thurday til this past Tuesday when temps warmed enough to melt this stuff.

Monday when I ventured out for work by 9am I was turning into our local post office and slide on black ice the entire length of the drive way. I could have crashed, but Praise God I didnt. Sunday night our entire house pipes had frozen. So buying water to keep basics going then needing tap water for the facilities was also a job to see who would let me fill up 3 gallon jugs for using.

The pipes busted yesterday and I scrambled to get the water shut off. Needless to say I was massivley overwhelmed between my home, traveling in the snow to work, then dealing with the effects of the snow at my job, yeah peace was leaving me slowly, I became moody, irritated and all the such of a nonfruitful person.

Yes! I admit my humanity. I have had many many many moments of weakness in the last few days. With so much happening all the teaching about calming my soul left me. I allowed my emotions and mind to rule me. They ruled me so much so that if I didnt go settle down I could ruin a great thing with the help set before me.

It wasnt until I calmed dowm from the day that I could even have a decent conversation.

It wasn’t until I settled down til I could think straight.

It wasn’t until I settled down that I could begin to pray and talk to God to help me.

It wasn’t until God helped me that peace began to come back in by usage of my leader being a comforting ear, being for me when before settling down it was like she was against me, but those were my twisted soul perception. Thank God she has been with me this entire snow storm mess, I needed someone to help me through.

Those things had to come up and out to not remain in me to work toward being healed from in time. The old me has to die out so the new me living by the spirit can live on.

~Cynthia πŸ˜‰

~Love Life~Live Life~ 😍

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.