Have Faith God Is With You

He is constant in our lives!

Building trust and confidence in God first requires me to know Him on a personal level. I have to get to know Him at His word, get to know His voice, get to know His faithfulness, love, grace, and mercy toward me and others.

That has been a journey that I am still very much on. But, I am making strides to be along that path better. My human nature and how I am build with my temperments tend to rely on logic and then emotion engages and it can either be good or bad depending on whether my logic is from my carnal mind or from direct revelation from God.

To be carnally minded is death as to why it can lead to bad. Now if it is based off of true revelation from God then it can be good. But I have to capture those things and find out which is which.

So, the more I inplant in my soul (mind,will and emotions) the truth from the word of God, the more growth I can have in faith and being confident in God and taking Him at His word.

The Lord is the one who goes ahead of you; He will be with you. He will not fail you or forsake you. Do not fear or be dismayed.”
Deuteronomy 31:8 NASB

God went ahead of us in this day and age as we live post crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus to prepare us the way to have that close relationship with Him. He then sent the comforter in the Holy Spirit to be with us and show His faithfulness to us.

So when fear tries to come and grip me I have to pull from the spirit of God for His word told me He didn’t give me a spirit of fear, but one of power, love and a sound mind. Believe me more often then not fear in some form tries to grip and paralyze me. It comes in depression, worry, anxiety, stress, out right fear of something.

It has been in the teaching I am getting at Reformation Developmental Center that is Pastored by Juanita Gibbs that has helped me begin to have an awareness of those things so I can combat them and trust that God is with me.

This has been a journey and a process to lean of God and not my understanding and trust what He is doing in my life. To bring about maturity and completeness in Him.

Enjoy this song below πŸ™‚

~Cynthia 😍

Faith in the Word of God Comforts!

His word is His voice!

Pastor Juanita Gibbs has told me to trust the voice of God through his written word. As a person who has trust issues that has been a work. I am getting better about it, but I am not fully there in it.

The more I begin to lean not on my own understanding and take the comfort that comes from His written word it can remedy the negative, depressive, doubtful, fearful stuff that comes from within my soul to bring deliverance and healing.

The word of God is a sword Pastor proclaims from Hebrews 4:12 and she continues that this is the only sword that can touch the soul(mind,will,and emotions). This sword has come to cut out all that brings anxiety and worry and all the other stuff that is not of God to align me with truth from His word.

Then your maidservant said, ‘Please let the word of my Lord the king be comforting, for as the angel of God, so is my Lord the king to discern good and evil. And may the Lord your God be with you.'” 2 Samuel 14:17 NASB

For so long before coming to the place I am now at Reformation Developmental Center I would pray God just one word from you can make all the difference. I was seeking comfort from a word from the Lord when He has already provided me countless words of comfort through the Bible.

Its like she told us last night in Bible study to want to see change in your life plant the word and plant it deep. I have to take the word and keep it in my thoughts hold them there.

Even today I have battled some contrary stuff by attacking it with the word. This is my battleground in my mind. In time I will be victorious in this and God can use this to get my spirit, soul and body in alignment and the God kind of manifestations will follow.

I will and am very determined to allow the Word of God to bring comfort to my soul and calm it, as well as, heal and deliver me from things that are not based on truth of the Word.

~Cynthia 😍

Heart of Faith

May God find my heart faithful!

Having faith and steadfast faith at that can be tough at times. Well it is fo me atleast I will say.

Life comes and it delivers a blow that seems to knock you off course. Then after the initial impact subsides you find your self far off course and having to work your way back.

I do think for me this is why God wants me firmly anchored in Hin better. As well as, being trained in being more prudent as a woman of God.

Pastor Juanita Gibbs has lovingly taken me under wing to help develop my prudence and develop me as a woman of God in the faith. Believe me it has been much needed in my life.

She teaches us that our words reflect what is in our hearts. My heart for far too long has been full of doubt, negativity, unbelief, worry, anxiety to the point that my words created the world I want now to break free from.

That can only happen by changing my thoughts to effect my heart so that my words can create a new and better life for me.

“You found his heart faithful before You, And made a covenant with him To give him the land of the Canaanite, Of the Hittite and the Amorite, Of the Perizzite, the Jebusite and the Girgashite- To give it to his descendants. And You have fulfilled Your promise, For You are righteous. Nehemiah 9:8 NASB

By working on changing my heart condtion by changing how I think and thus what comes from my mouth can then be found within me a heart of faith. Having a heart of faith is what pleases God and opens the door for God to fulfill His promises.

It takes work going from a Heart of Unbelief to a Heart of Faith. Its been a slow progression but God has shown Himself mighty in my life. For that and all He has done, is doing, and about to do in my life I am thankful for God and His unconditional love, mercy and grace unto me.

He will fulfill every word spoken for it went out for a set purpose and it will accomplish what it will and not return void. In between seed time and harvest time is the time for me to grow my faith, develop in fruit, and grow in prudence.

~Cynthia 😍

Faith Without Signs

It is more blessed to believe and have not seen then to see then believe!

I have for so long been a person that was of the mindset show me then I will believe.

That’s not how God works. Even at salvation it is about trusting the finished works of the cross that to me were unseen.

I could say I was like doubting Thomas alot. Thomas didn’t believe Jesus had visited them while he was away from the room. He said I want to see Him. I want to put my hand in his side and in the places on His wrist.

Jesus then appeard before them again in the room and Thomas was there and Jesus knowing his heart said Thomas here am I put your hands in my side and out your fingers in the places on my wrists so that you may believe.

So Jesus said to him, “Unless you people see signs and wonders, you simply will not believe.”
John 4:48 NASB

Jesus knows our hearts so well he knows when we are in doubt, unbelief, fear, etc as to why at times He wants us to just truat Him. Hebrews 11:1 says that faith is the substance of things hoped for and the evidence of things unseen.

Faith is to produce substance and evidence in our life! The substance is character, integrity, fruit of the spirit. The evidence will be the mamifestation of Gods goodness as we grow in Him.

I have had to grow to a place of ultimate trust in God. I have to manage my trust as I can easily fall back into my old ways of doubt, fear, worry, anxiety, etc.

Its getting better and I can only be expectant that God has great things in store for me the more I become rooted and grounded in truth. Develop and grow in the fruit of the spirit and working to become the best version of me possible.

Faith has to be active and in use in my life for it to grow. Faith has to infiltrate my soul in the places where those other things have resided for so long to evict them. Cause faith is in my spirit already. It just needs to become operable in my soul(mind,will, and emotions).

The more this happens faith for what I believe God for that are now unseen are seen by Him and he wants me to trust that no matter if there are signs or not just believe and watch Him come through.

~Cynthia 😍

Faith Under Fire

The testing of faith refines it like gold!

The more trials we face it puts our faith on trial to see about how much it will endure and reveal weak places in our faith that the fire brings to the surface to pull out the impurity.

We want a pure faith just like pure gold. Free of debris and elements that can weaken or devalue the preciousness of it.

In this you greatly rejoice, even though now for a little while, if necessary, you have been distressed by various trials, so that the proof of your faith, being more precious than gold which is perishable, even though tested by fire, may be found to result in praise and glory and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ; and though you have not seen Him, you love Him, and though you do not see Him now, but believe in Him, you greatly rejoice with joy inexpressible and full of glory, obtaining as the outcome of your faith the salvation of your souls.
1 Peter 1:6‭-‬9 NASB

The more fire and trials I walk through the more impurities of my faith get pulled out. Like unbelief, doubt, fear, worry, depression, anxiety, etc.

These thing have had the be put on boil and rise to the surface to deal with them and remove them from my being in degrees. I am not fully there but it is better than it was.

The delicate nature of my soul yearns for the truth of faith and to be pure in faith and not contaminated in my faith to produce the God life He has available for me.

Its going to continue to be a process and journey throughout this faith life.

~Cynthia 😍

Faith Help You Pass Through

Refuse to Sink!

The more faith comes alive within me it begins to take on in me the powers that I proclaims to gave in the Word of God. The power was always there but my doubt, unbelief, anxiety caused it to be powerless in my life.

That is not the kind of life God wants me or anyone to live. He wants us to move from powerless to powerful in Him. For it is in Him and through Him that all things are accomplished. He is a jealous God and will not share His rightful Glory with no one.

By faith they passed through the Red Sea as though they were passing through dry land; and the Egyptians, when they attempted it, were drowned.
Hebrews 11:29 NASB

When things come in my life that are difficult times it has been easy for me to be easily moved. My emotions would kick in over drive thus creating my logic and reasoning to kickin and go in overdrive and create a tailspin web of nonfaith everything thoughts, emotions, my will became pliable. All those things are so not living a faith life.

It is in this season God has been training me in prudence. Keeping sober in my mind, will and emotions to become a better woman and live as a woman of faith better.

It takes hard diligent work on my part. I have to keep the word close to my heart always accessible in times of great distress. It also helps to have people(person) that can be trusted to share things with to help you(me) get back to faith from flesh(emotions and logic).

Often times things from my soul will rise up and they be so very contrary to the word of God that if I am not guarding my thoughts those can set me off course. With using the word and application of it to life that 2 Corinth 10:4-5 had been activated. And yes I still have to keep growing in it. But, some things I am able to catch and cast down.

This is the only way that by faith I can pass through whatever comes my way. I must be confident in the Word of Truth and be firm and securly rooted in Jesus. My anchor must rest upon the cornerstone.

~Cynthia 😍

Faith Pleases God!

Without having faith it is impossible to please God!

The more I come up in the Word of God the more my faith activates. The more my faith activates fear has to leave, worry has to move out, doubt got divorce papers and faith is taking residency. Faith slowly unpacks itself in my soul the more I seek God.

The more I seek God the trust grows, His love for me floods my soul filling the voids and nourishing the soil in my soul to as I keep planting His word and cultivating His word in my life a manifestation of that seeking shall come forth.

Seeking God is seeking Him in His word. Seeking his voice in meditative times as I calm my soul with the techniques Pastor Juanita Gibbs has given us. Seeking Him in worship, praise and thanksgiving for who He is and grandure of His majesty.

And without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is and that He is a rewarder of those who seek Him.
Hebrews 11:6 NASB

I want to please God, live to serve Him, bring Glory to his name in and through my life. He has done great things for me and I anticipate more great things ahead.

But, I must have faith in God for it all! There is a blessing in seeking him as he reward those who do so. He also proclaimed Seek first the kingdom of God and Hid righteousness then all things will be added.

God has a set order. He wants us to put Him first. In Revelation He told them they had forgotten their first love. He called them out on not keeping Him first. Seeking Him in everything I am finding is very important, especially to remain in His will for my life.

God has a set purpose and plan for all of us. Its up to us to choose our own will or Gods will. By faith I am choosing Gods will.

When I have done things in my own will and strength they have ended. When it is of Him it shall endure for it will be of Him, blessed by Him and have the favor of God on it.

~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 😍

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

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 😍