Faith see’s love beyond one day!

Happy Valentine’s Day!

The world has set apart one day to express love.

But, why is love just for one day?

Thats because it isn’t just for one day!

Plus as I am learning through the fabulous teachings of Juanita Gibbs at Reformation Developmental Center that love as the world has promoted it to be isn’t exactly the same love that God says it should be.

Love should be unconditional!

But, in reality and even my own it has natural limits! To be unconditional is to press beyond my natural limit when it presents itself in my life.

To keep choosing to love someone like I want to to be loved as in loving my neighbor as myself as the scripture says.

To want to be forgiven and back in good graces with someone after an ought and go on like it didn’t happen, as in unbegrudging, unbitter, but knowing more and learning from the ought and what it brought out.

Granted I am not perfect in this and won’t be, but unconditional love also accepts imperfections and chooses to love on anyway.

The worlds kind of love sets us up seeking perfection when the reality is that isn’t available in mere humanity.

For me to keep looking for it is a setup for disaster and much expectations dashed!

For many a year this very day had greatly depressed me for many reasons. As I have never had a valentine of the worlds nature.

To hear songs on the radio that say “you ain’t somebody til you have somebody” to see a flood of pictures on social media of the love items people received and looking at myself buying my own valentine item to feel even a shred of that kind of worldly love.

When today I can say I know I am fully and completly loved by God and its beyond just one day! It has been all the days of my life. For that unconditional love I am greatful for!

No balloon, flower, box of candy can replace the love of God in my life. Its by His love I am still here. It is by His love I can do all things that He says I can do.

Its by His love that I have a Pastor helping me transform my life one day at a time. This has been a milestone for me to not be depressed on this day and I am thankful for the work God is doing in my life.

By faith my best is yet to come!

for we walk by faith, not by sight-
2 Corinthians 5:7 NASB

~Cynthia 😍

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

Faith Power

Hope in the Lord!

Where in lays my hope?

In Man?

In God?

I have been one to put full on trust in man over God ashamedly!

I had built a belief system that people could do more for me in my time than God could in His time.

My lack of patiencr says God your taking to long and I need to do this myself with the help of people.

What happened with that is short lived temporary gratification and eventual disaster with more pain on the other side of it. But why right?

Simple…

The Lord didnt build it. Those who build of their own labor in vain. My self works have not and will never be blessed by God.

Faith in God needs to be my firm anchor!

Faith in God needs to be my sight!

Faith in God needs to be my joy!

Faith in God needs to be my strength!

God is faithful I just have to restfully assure and be fully persuaded as Pastor Juanita Gibbs says that at Reformation Developmental Center. Then she goes on to tell us to wrestle to enter Gods rest.

The wrestle indicates the work I must do to maintain peace, joy, love, faith in God and the more of His power and soundness of mind to manifest His glory in time. But, it only comes by me being of faith.

Yesterday Pastor taught us that its is only by faith that promises will manifest. In doubt there is no fruit of good things that can come in life.

Pastor gave me a few scripture to meditate to and to help keep my mind renewed and fresh within God to grow my spirit to have faith over that doubt. I wake up and begin to speak them to myself to build up my most holy faith that certainly needs sturdier construction.

Thankfully blessed to be part of a body of believers that not only encourages growth and development but also encourages me to obtain all the goodness God has stored away for me that is awaiting my faith to activate to bring it to fruition.

Praise the Lord !

Praise the Lord , O my soul! I will praise the Lord while I live; I will sing praises to my God while I have my being. Do not trust in princes, In mortal man, in whom there is no salvation. His spirit departs, he returns to the earth; In that very day his thoughts perish. How blessed is he whose help is the God of Jacob, Whose hope is in the Lord his God, Who made heaven and earth, The sea and all that is in them; Who keeps faith forever; Who executes justice for the oppressed; Who gives food to the hungry. The Lord sets the prisoners free. The Lord opens the eyes of the blind; The Lord raises up those who are bowed down; The Lord loves the righteous; The Lord protects the strangers; He supports the fatherless and the widow, But He thwarts the way of the wicked. The Lord will reign forever, Your God, O Zion, to all generations. Praise the Lord !
Psalms 146:1‭-‬10 NASB

Stir it up!

Got to have faith!

Reminds me of a song when I was a kid by George Michael.

To have faith means a great many things! To me faith is a belief in God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit or commonly identified as the Holy Trinity.

What is this faith?

Well, its a belief in a God who sent in flesh His only son to be born, raised, get baptised, do ministry, be cruisifed, burried and raised from the dead after three days.

Jesus after he was resurrected from the dead in the time he spent with the disciples told Thomas as he doubted Jesus had appeared to them while he was out. Jesus said “It is nore blessed to those who believe and have not seen.”

He had to see Jesus in his post resurrection form and put his hand in the nail holes in order to believe over believing and having not seen. But, isn’t that how our humanity is? We want to see before we believe?

Ok well I will say yes one of them is me. I have been so geared toward seeing amd believing its unreal. When that method is contrary to the way of the kingdom. Pastor Junaita Gibbs has taught us that the verse we walk by faith and not sight, and the just shall live by faith.

Little did I know that having belief in Jesus established a well within me. That well is where faith flows freely to my being and as Pastor elaborates from 1 Thessaloninans 5:23 to my spirit, soul, and body. Each part of me needs the touch of the flow of faith. But, I have to access whats been made available.

The encounter with Jesus and the woman at the well fits so perfectly.

Therefore the Samaritan woman said to Him, “How is it that You, being a Jew, ask me for a drink since I am a Samaritan woman?” (For Jews have no dealings with Samaritans.) Jesus answered and said to her, “If you knew the gift of God, and who it is who says to you, ‘Give Me a drink,’ you would have asked Him, and He would have given you living water.” John 4:9‭-‬10 NASB

All she had to do was believe on Jesus and the water would then flow from her inner most being. That belief is our tap into the springs from which everything flows from Him.

The more I believe and have faith, trust, hope, and love in a God who is faithful, trustworthy, timeless, and exponential in what he does then the flow from my inner most being can be that of him more than it is currently of the contents of my soul.

The damage in my soul that leaks out into the flow is like toxic waste polluting the flow. Just like when toxic waste is dumped into a natural stream it is shut off and cleaned up.

As to my soul needing cleaned up so that the things within wont kill the new life in the spirit that wants to come forth, but cannot with the overwhelming toxicity my soul contains.

~Love Life~Live Life~😍

~Cynthia πŸ˜‰

They know the right buttons to push!

Weaknesses are targets!

Without faith how can I protect myself against attacks on my weaknesses.

Weaknesses are those vulnerable places that some can easily spot or they get close enough that they study you out to know just where your weak.

Those are in my opinion the folks that you have to guard against. In my youth I was open to way to many folks! My trust has been broken so many times it has damaged me from even good that God sends. I didn’t know then what I have been taught by my Pastor Juanita Gibbs that I need to know a person by their fruit they bare in life over what they say!

She forever teaches us to listen beyond mere word to hear the heart. She has wonderfully taught that they may say they are with you but in thier heart far from you. Scarry but true so many have said you need me just say and I will be there. When in reality was in their heart: I hope they don’t call cause my life is too busy to help. But, to look like a good person I offered my assistance.

This can be very hurtful and painful when it is a continual repeat thing in a persons life. Well, it has been for me. When if true, genuine love amd compassion for a person is on the scene then it would help without being asked. It would go above and beyond with never being told.

When this has done damage to a soul that creates an inner weak point in a person that can easily be manipulated or exploited for self benefit and gain.

As Pastor so wonderfully taught last night to us is that it is our individual jobs to guard our heart/soul. So to say that is to say my lack of knowledge of the word of God didnt properly arm me for the battle of life. I knowingly opened myself up to people and things before coming to Reformation Developmental Center.

Those things prior coming into the knowledge of the word of God was of my own doing and to my own demise. Had I not allowed certain things the hurt, wounds, pain in my soul may not have been such as they have been.

Time and healing and the proper teaching had to be on the scene of my life to help me to begin to grow and mature.

Is it the fault of the other person that they exploited any weaknesses with in me?

No!

Its mine because I was wide open to allow the pain to come in!

They have their own amount of responsibility to own and that rests with them. As for me, I must learn from each encounter and grow to limit those things from happening any longer.

A properly guarded life is a life to be lived in the comfort that the spirit of God within will alert yoi as to who you can and cannot trust in this life if you allow him to do so!

~Love Life~Live Life~ 😍

~Cynthia πŸ˜‰

Why did they say that…

Do people really think about what they sat before it comes from their lips?

Life and death is in the power of the tongue. And those who live it will eat the fruit of it. Proverbs 18:21

Our words can also bless or curse! So the power of what we say denotes a powerful force behind it that has a belief system.

Today, as it so happens I came into my place of employment. I was dressed business causal has my lil wedge heels on feeling good about myself and all with my hair and makeup done as it is an office.

When someone in another department see’s me come in and says well look at you with your hooker heels on. Needless to say this same person has called me narcissitic and now that took the cake I have to be honest.

I have asked my Pastor Juanita Gibbs about this prior as to seek councel about am I a narcissit and all that is said of me. She told me she doesnt believe I am a full narsisst, but I may have some tendancies of one when I feel confident about myself. I am certainly not to the place of its all about me and all that stuff that comes with narcissism.

I have to say to feel any amount of confidence now has been a trememdous work to achieve in my life.

And for someone who barely knows me to call me that is hurtful and then to graduate to being “hooker” status all the more distastful in my book.

The words have to power to quench my confidence if I allow them. My life is not lived to suit that person. I have to live to satisfy myself and God.

So, what they think is on them. If their shrouded view of humanity is to debase a person, then they have issues that need addressing.

I have worked hard to heal in my soul to feel the confidence I feel now in my life. From things in my past I have needed healing and deliverance from. I thank God for Pastor Juanita Gibbs who has undertaken the task of holding my hand and being used of God in a mighty way in my life to bring me to where I am now in life.

She has helped me work on my soul and its inner adornment of the word of God in my life and its been needful to bring change. Change isn’t fun or easy. But, when I put my hands to the plow to change I am determined.

My inner adornmemt of the word of God and knowing and filling up on His love I want to shine forth in my life. Its all because God using a surrendered vessel in my pastor to help me to achieve that and so much more in the time ahead for Gods glory!

I have to guard what words I hear from others as to what will have power and what won’t. The job is to up to me to guard my soul and tend to it with care so that weeds don’t grow to stifle my purpose.

~Love Life~Live Life~ 😍

~Cynthia πŸ˜‰

πŸ’¦Splish Splash πŸ’¦

After mountain highs and entering the valley you may find a stream! What are the contents of your stream?

You know what?

Last week my stream went through a cleansing. It needed that cleansing to remove pollution and some toxic waste that was choking/killing the contents of my stream. My stream was not a place to go for a leisurly swim I can assure you of that.

That person is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither- whatever they do prospers. Psalm 1:3

My “inner” stream went through a filtering process or a cleansing. That cleansing can only be done by someone anointed for the job and whom is firm in truth to take down the strongholds(2 Corinth 10:4-5) with the sword of truth(Hebrews 4).

That such person was and is my Pastor Juanita Gibbs of Reformation Developmental Center. She came in with grace and love to begin to skim the contents of my soul that no longer needed to reside within me that were hindering me, chocking my faith walk, and killing dreams and desires.

That net was a fine net of the word. If it wasn’t in line with the word it was caught up in that net and challenged to be fully removed as they had become living and breathing organisms in my stream inwardly. As they were caught up and challenged they had no choice but to die and be tossed to not abide in my stream any longer.

Whoever believes in me, as Scripture has said, rivers of living water will flow from within them. John 7:38

As a professed believer in Jesus Christ and batteling things like worry, doubt, anxiety, fear, unbelief, and so many other things that I confess them in these blogs they loose power to hold me to them. There tactic may shift and I have to be aware, but its the word of God that will help me remain in the God provided living water stream of His truth.

The world, our environment, things that have yet to surface from my soul will still happen in my stream. I just have to be diligent about not letting them remain to contaminate the flow in me. This has already been graced for me to do, to govern and guard my inner stream.

As I keep doing my work to keep my stream clean, I can be that woman planted by streams of living water that my yield fruit in season and my leaf don’t wither and all I do shall begin to prosper. I believe in Christ and he gave to us all ariver of living water that flows from within.

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