Faith In God’s Abiding Victory!

Victory was made available at the cross!

Pastor Juanita Gibbs at Reformation Developmental Center uses this verse often in the teachings we receive. So, that is where I have become most acquainted with this verse of scripture you see below.

I have told you these things, so that in Me you may have [perfect] peace. In the world you have tribulation and distress and suffering, but be courageous [be confident, be undaunted, be filled with joy]; I have overcome the world.” [My conquest is accomplished, My victory abiding.]
JOHN 16:33 AMP

The finished works of the cross has already given us a victory we can tap into and learn to abide in. He proclaims that He has told us these things so that we may have perfect peace. That peace can only come from His finished work by pulling from it.

At salvation it was planted in our spirits in seed form. Tribulations come and as we read in James 1 they come to test our faith.

The testing of our faith produces things in our life that help grow us and establish us in Him better. Without it we are moved and tossed by trials and triblation and every wind and doctrine until we are firmly anchored correctly.

Well, that has been the case for me I can say. I was in a place where if we are believers we should be exempted from suffering as we have Jesus in our life. If we are enduring any hardship we have sinned greatly.

At another time in my faith journey if we were enduring hardships and trials a prophetic word was all that was needed to see you through it.

When it boiled down to it. I still had great problems holding on to prophetic words or even repenting at every turn thinking I had done something so transgressing it brought this on.

Little did I realize also, that I myself was the cause of alot of my hardships. Being a great worrier, full of anxiety, depression, fear, panic, paranoia that my soul manifested around me the reality that my inner lived in.

Pastor has had to go in with precision like a surgical construction worker to tear down strongholds that had set up in my soul to then get proper Godly and truth strong holds to begin to be built. She has labored with me helping cultivate and get me in alignment for what my life is suppose to be for Gods glory.

It has been a turning and allowing the old to die off and inplant the good of the truth of the word to begin to tap into the abiding victory.

It has begun shown itself out in my life it has manifested better transportation which was desperatley needed. The anointing of God on Pastors life and her taking me under wing has shown the power of proper connection and the need for a personal relationship with God.

That personal relationship with God through His word in prayer, meditation, worship and study has helped me move into a place of learning to dwell in that victory. Am I perfect in it? No! It is a slow move on process of unpacking and setteling that is taking place.

~Cynthia 😍

Faith Connection

Activated faith in God and the anointing of God of leadership can change a life!

~Connect Wisely~

Had I known a few years ago how important the Will of God is to listen to and follow I would have listened to His lead, over that of my souls lead long ago and perhaps the trajectory of my life could have been even more different now.

(Pastor Juanita Gibbs taught us Sunday and in recent about Gods will and its importance to walk out and how it changes the trajectory of our life.)

But, I took a detour and have been getting on track since making a change in 2016 to be in align to God will, destiny, plan and purpose for my life. And my at how things have begun to shift into place.

The old saying of grow where your planted is one to think about. How can you grow properly in the unordained yet permissive self-will over the God ordained, a His will soil to grow and mature properly.

I am so very thankful that my connection to the God in my leadership has begun to change my life and the course there of. My Pastor has been teaching us so much and in my own study of faith to build my faith it has begun manifestations of His goodness.

I had to activate my measure of faith as we all have been given a measure, but it is up to our self to tap into it. The trinity in each blessed functioning being are true gentlemen and they won’t push nothing on us. They allow us space to choose them.

Choose to activate your faith and tap into your measure, full on trust the Godly sent leadership placed before you and the anointing they have been given to help set you free.

What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who is against us? He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him over for us all, how will He not also with Him freely give us all things? Who will bring a charge against God’s elect? God is the one who justifies; who is the one who condemns? Christ Jesus is He who died, yes, rather who was raised, who is at the right hand of God, who also intercedes for us. Who will separate us from the love of Christ? Will tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?
Romans 8:31‭-‬35 NASB

Let nothing separate you in the faith!

~Cynthia 😍

Faith is it a crutch?

When I began to walk deeper in the faith, I had it said to me that I was using it as a crutch for life!

But, is faith a crutch?

To me I will wholeheartedly say NO! Faith is not a crutch!

Faith is a way of living!

Faith is a relationship with God through believing in His only son Jesus Christ that He died for the sins of the world and was raised from the dead after 3 days. He spent timr with his disciples after he was resurrrd and ascended to the side of thr Father thus sending the Holy Spirit comforter to us in Hid place.

Some see that as living with crutch a crutch but it is so much more than that. It is having a divine connection through, prayer/meditation, worship, fasting, service unto the Creator our God.

He gave us free will to choose to love and live for him. God is a gentleman He could have built us to without free will choice, but he didn’t. He loves us!

He loves us so much to give His son as a ransom for us, so as to not see us apart from Him in eternity. He just lets us choose to love him in return.

Leaning in the everlastingness of who God really is, is more stable and secure than leaning on the rver changing world and its standard. Gods standard is firm that is a sure thing.

Having a life of faith isn’t a weakness, but of strength. Its a trust in what is unseen. Jesus himself even addressed it that it is more blessed of those who believe and haven’t seen.

So, why is faith seen as a crutch or weakness?

To be honest the answers are too vast and too many to get into and I won’t. But I want to encourage anyone that has faith in Jesus Christ to keep the faith and keep your confession of faith strong as it will be tested, even as you press on in faith it gets tested. Having faith does’t make life problem free it just helps you get through trials of life.

~Cynthia 😍

Take My Hand

Your only alone if you view your life as such!

Being a single I had battled for the longest time of being alone, remaining alone, ending up alone.

But the truth was and has remained I am never alone! Alone is just a feeling a feeling that is contrary to truth. When I am feel alone I can call out to the one close to me and that may be God at the moment or may be even my leader that loves and cares what we are going through and shows unending compassion for what we face.

When our feelings tell us we are alone we must find out why that feeling came up. Is it showing me some lack from my childhood, does it reveal an inner issue of lust, does it reveal a void that we try to fill with everything but God. It could be any of these things and more.

Its a work to feel the feeling, discover why and then begin to work to discharge the feeling and renew to a place where perspective can change. Reality can begin to be real and allow God, a leader, a Godly friend that exercises wisdom to come and take our hand in life, in the trial, in the battle to show you that your not as alone as you thought you were.

Well, that is how God has been working within me about it. In prior posts I have mention where I made Men idols and put them in my voids to replace God, but when God removed them it showed me where I was really at. That was in very desperate need of the God love to fill me up in my soul that no man could fill as humanity has limits without the power of God working inside the person.

Life knowing that I am not alone, will not end up alone has become such a lifted weight that enjoying life is well a joy. I am able to be content where I am knowing that with God and my God given leaders I am surely not alone.

~Love Life~Live Life~ 😍

~Cynthia πŸ˜‰

Foundational Relationships

God given bonds of connection make the world of difference in a life!

All it takes is one God given person to change the entire outlook. All it takes is one to help heal wounds from broken relationships of the past. All it takes is one being used and filled with the Holy spirit that is able to walk unconditionally with you to encourage you on to the next phase.

Have I or am I that friend?

No not yet, but I am striving toward such as things become aware to me that need to grow or develop in.

Is it easy? It can be by not overthinking, stressing or getting all anxious which only causes paralyzation of oneself.

Depending on many factors its within us only that we make changes easy or hard. Pastor taught us sunday in a section of time about “be still” (Psalm 46:10). Beautifully ellaborated we are to be still in our inner processes of thinking. Not being still in the natural as in unmoving. No!

Her teaching and her leadership of me has been that one connection/relationship that I needed in my lofe to begin to turn my life around, grow out of things to begin to mature and able to handle better what life throws out at us and what we get from choices we make.

When someone takes set apart time to pour into you truth, wisdom and be loving and accepting of you then that is a treasured gift that only God could give.

Do you have someone like that in your life?

If not pray to God he send you someone. If you do thank God for what He gave you and ask Him like I am doing to help you to be a better friend in turn. Relationships/Friendships/Godly connectiond help us enjoy life.

~Love Life~Live Life~ 😍

~Cynthia πŸ˜‰

Where the journey began…

Back track with me for today…

About 4yrs ago I met a woman on facebook that happen to be a Pastor. We befriended on facebook a year after a long journey I had been on. She would comment on my stuff now and then or we would talk and it continue to build to where we talked on facebook most everyday about something. In 2014 which was a hard year for me in ways I found myself leaning toward her councel heavily.

I was part of a local church at the time that under went a massive division and she reached out to me as she felt my pain I was going through.

Having her as an empath began to grow in me a level of trust. After the church division settled I found myself in another church she was still with me for councel and I so appreciated it having just someone to listen and be there for me and show me love was what I needed. When time came I left that church as took time to seek God about where I should attend church.

He lead me right to my facebook Pastor friends church and that has been the most divine leading in my life. This woman has been with me as I have left 2 churchs, lost my mom(death) and seen me battle with my fathers ailments. She has sacrificed sweat, tears, prayer, sleep and spiritual blood on my behalf. No other have I known has been to any degree of such for me in my life. Which brings us up to speed some… to current present year.

It began over 3 months ago now my Pastor Juanita Gibbs (her coaching page link on facebook) recommended to me that I seek the Lord about being a blogger.

So, when she presented the concept I took time to think on it, research what a blogger was so I would have information to ponder upon. After maybe two days of enough information hunt I just let the idea sit in my mind along with the info to see if it would come back and be impressed upon me to delve into.

Probably 2 weeks from the time Pastor Juanita Gibbs (her web page link)brought me the idea it flew up inside me hard one day while I was out and about doing things and would not let me go.

So, I reached out to pastor on facebook and talk to her like I always do, asked her some questions about the concept of me blogging and got around to telling her that her God inspired idea has inspired me to blog.

She is my full inspiration for blogging on two blogs 4 to 5 days a week. She has been helping to make my life beautiful inwardly and outwardly by her coaching and pastoring lead of me. To sit at her feet is to sit at wisdom and gain info and insight into all things that can and has been a great help me do life better and in truth.

She too has a blog page you should check it out: Pastor Juanita Gibbs (blog link-be sure to follow her blog) her teaching, writing and wisdom is always revolutionary.

It has greatly impacted my life. It began with her book long ago it is a must read. I highly recommend getting it. It is called: Developing a Winner Attitude in 7 days(click for amazon link). Her loving nudges have spurned in me the pursuit to write my book as it is underconstrution at this time. But soon I hope it to be ready. But i fully recommend her book to everyone.

My Pastor is a gifted woman of many talents and I am greatful I can call her Pastor. She is an amazing Pastor firstly, she has massive skillz in the kitchen, and is skilled at the makeup brush and many many other areas.

Her gifts, talents and abilities help me to want to push to see what all I am capable of, for now the blogging and writing my book will due as thats what has surfaced under my time with her. I am so thankfully blessed she helped pull that out of me to walk in during this time of my life.

We all need someone who inspires, encourages and helps us navigate life, pursue goals and walk toward a God given dreams. She has surely been that for me since coming to know her and in last few years learn of her.

She has helped me begin to:

~Love Life ~Live Life~ 😍

Pastor Juanita Gibbs my Inspiration

and myself lol

There is no amount of any prestige that I could so honor her with than dedicating this blog to her and her inspiration for me and gratitude for all she has invested in my life to this point.

~Cynthia πŸ˜‰

Bad Friendship!

Rejection and fear have a friendship that work together in unity in a wounded soul.

When rejection happens many times over it brings damage to the soul. The soul begins to find ways to heal, but if not being healed with good methods then it adds to the wounding creating a scar within. Least thats how it has been in my life.

Wounds of rejection would happen and my healing method was to let fear come in and protect me. Fear soothed the wound that if I never get close to anyone again then the pain wouldn’t come again by another rejection. But what happened when another cane along into my life?

Well…

They would come and over time yup I let the next one right on into my heart. What happened next was any sign that they were rejecting me I would begin to close off as I was being deemed unacceptable to them. I would wall up and push them away to save the fragile pieces of my heart as best I could from fear of it happening again.

Once wounding began to create other ways of wounding myself within my soul. It was so strong the fear and rejection that I began to shut out good people that God had placed in my life making time with me very difficult. Difficult to the place that I began to expect them to leave me.

But that all stemed from fear and rejection of the past. When they have reinforced to me they are God sent and yes its proven that they are that I still fear the most that people will leave me.

I am told that faith and fear work similar just with different results. The very things I have feared that people would continually come and go has happened. But, I can only manage myself, if something about me is rejected and they want to leave then thats their reasons.

I just have to manage myself with overcoming the fear and rejection issue to not push people away and guard my heart to not take people into my heart so quickly or easily. I need to slow down allow time on the scene and let things be proven.

When God sends me people with a heart after his, yes they may judge and show concern, but also accept that they too have issues and we all are working to overcome and accept each other on our faith journey in life.

~Love Life ~ Live Life~ 😍

~Cynthia πŸ˜‰

We be jammin…lol

One of the universal connectors no matter where you come from music has the ability to bring people together.

I love music and all kinds and varieties.

I can have modes of just feeling some type of way and listen to Blues, Jazz or R&B.

Other times if I find I am upset or angry I will rock out to some well tock music some old heavy metal or face melting stuff…lol

When I am alone or spending time quieting my soul it could be worship music, gospel, or even ocean sounds and instrumental music that my Pastor has enlightened me too.

Music can take me back in time when you know a certain song from a certain time of life when events or things happened in our life. Music is like a sound track to our life kind of like they have movie sound tracks just on a more personal level.

I love when in times of fellowship with my family (church family) that music is playing and we just let our hair down and have fun dancing, singing, groovin’, vibing etc that we just laugh and have fun.

~Love Life ~ Live Life ~ πŸŽ΅πŸŽΆβ™©

~Cynthia πŸ˜‰