Faith Delights In God

Delight and take joy in the Lord for who He is!

The greatest thing I have found in developing a time to study out the word and seek revelation on it from God is that it has ignited a joy within.

Its like when your in love and you just cannot wait to hear their voice an eager anticipation of what will they say next.

The word of God in the written forn if the Bible is Gods voice to us. Everytime we open it, it is Him speaking to us.

Delight yourself in the Lord ; And He will give you the desires of your heart. Psalms 37:4 NASB

Taking joy in God for who He is, is something I have had to shift within myself to learn. I had seen God as like a genie in a bottle pray and your requests are granted.

Not the case with God. He wants me to pray to him for who he is, give thanks to Him for His goodness. Praise Him and Worship Him in spirit and in truth. God knew when I prayed to him it was not in spirit and in truth it was in self will and flesh.

When God didnt answer those prayers I began to not trust in him. When all the while He knew my heart condition and knew that if He answered somethings out of His timing that He wouldn’t be glorified.

He has wanted me to learn to grow an initimate relationship with Him. With where I am at Reformation Developmental Center Pastored by Juanita Gibbs she has showed how to study and break down the word.

She has showed how to meditate and take it deeper into our soul. For the word of God as she taugh is the only sword that can touch the soul. It is in that what can bring true change to a person and manifest the goodness of God in our life by delighting in His word.

~Cynthia ๐Ÿ˜

โš”Faith Is A Sword โš”

With proper training the word of God can be our most powerful weapon!

The more I go through this 40 day detox its like the more negativity has been dug up to come up and out of me.

It is in this time also that when the negativity and toxic comes out I must unload it then begin to renew with the word of God. As it says in Hebrews 4:12:

For the word of God is living and active and sharper than any two-edged sword, and piercing as far as the division of soul and spirit, of both joints and marrow, and able to judge the thoughts and intentions of the heart.
Hebrews 4:12 NASB

I have to gave enough of the word of God hidden away in my heart so yhat when temptation comes, the enemy comes in through a wound in my soul or my environment produces wrong thoughts I can yield my sword and cast them down before I take thought of them and allow further wrong fruit to be bore in my life.

It is only by Pastor giving me key scriptures to focus my mind on and meditate on, as well as, study to get them deeply ingrained into my soul. Her 40 day detox notes for the daily area to tackle I have to renew in daily and use other key teachings on calming my soul to use the word of God to combat the negativity that has been so much a part of mh being.

Gird Your sword on Your thigh, O Mighty One, In Your splendor and Your majesty! And in Your majesty ride on victoriously, For the cause of truth and meekness and righteousness; Let Your right hand teach You awesome things.
Psalms 45:3โ€ญ-โ€ฌ4 NASB

The word of God needs to be so close that its always within grasp like a weapon to a skilled fighter, the fight of faith with the word of God is just the same but in the spirit of things. As the word proclaims the weapons of our warfare are not carnal (of the world) but mighty in the spirit.

The more I detox the negativity the more word I need at the ready to slice the negativity to break it apart of its once stronghold on my soul. A newness will come forth the more I battle using my sword of the word of God.

What’s constricting your life?

What is allowed that is contrary will try to paralyze you from moving forward!

For me that constrictor is Comparison.

Like a snake it came in and has wrapped itself around me. As it wrapped around me loosly, sizing me up, seeing how I am build, seeing how I function it then begins to tighen its hold. With each comparison it tightens the grip to where it gets to the place your feet cannot move any longer. Your lungs grasp for air. The pressure of your internal organs begins to be felt where if it tightens any tighter it can cause everything to shut down.

What happens…

I have allowed too much comparison to happen where it has made me immovable and when so tightly bound its hard for anything new to pierce the constricting force.

Put there is one power that can pierce the constricting force. There is one that is above all things! Hebrew 4 says that the word of God is a mighty sword that has come to pierce to separte.

It has begun in my life the more word I put in the more separation comes. The word of God detaches those things that have became so familiar, such a comfort that are contrary to His truth that it takes that sword of severing to bring change in a life that He originally ordanied a life to be.

He knew each and every one of us from our mothers womb. He knows the number of hairs on our head, he collects our tears. He knowd when we rise and when we fall and he said He is with us til the end of the age.

So, when I begin to compare my life to someone else, when I compare myself to the woman I was left for, when I compare my facebook to others facebook, when i compare my blog to other bloggers.

I have to stop and renew that I am uniquley me with a divine purpose, plan and destiny on my life. My path to walk will not look like everyone elses. I may have tried to plan my steps, but God leads me ad I submitted them to Him.

As I continue to work out and through my comparison issues. I release the hold as I confess them more and more on levels as they arise. This way I can enjoy my journey and where I am in life

~Love Life~ Live Life~ ๐Ÿ˜

~Cynthia ๐Ÿ˜‰

Transition

Moving from fear to faith!

When fear has been a resident inside my soul for so long I have to serve fear eviction papers. It didn’t like getting served… no way!

Fear begins to scream out:

  • This is your comfort place look how its kept you!
  • I can keep you from hurting!
  • This is the best place for you! Whats beyond this for someone like you?
  • Your fine like you are!
  • And more

The things fear will begin to scream out sound true initially as they are familiar. They are an established fortress of lies I have believed for far too long!

So, what has to happen and has begun to happen to begin to get me to shift from fear to faith?

Well…

I have to first know the voice of fear and anything else joined with it like doubt, worry, and anxiety. This way when they rise up within me I can identify the voice and begin to pull on faith and the word to counter attack the contents in my soul.

Am I doing a good job at this fight?

Some days Heck No! I fall right back into the old way.

Other days I have my sword in hand slicing and dicing every fear and anxious voice that comes up within.

I have to be repetitious in the battle. My Pastor she has taught us that:

“Repetition is the mother of success, if you want to succeed you have to keep doing it over and over and over again until it becomes your new normal” ~ Juanita Gibbs

When I fail at the battle I have to dust myself off see if I can locate the weakness and to why this test took me down and exercise ways to not let it get to me so bad in the next test.

Will I ever be free of fear? No!

Fear is an emotion and I have to learn to manage it. That fear management is real just like how anger management is real for some.

I can be very emotionally lead at times if I allow fear and any other emotion have its way. I can also be very logically lead by my own thoughts and analyzations…but that is a whole other subject.

I want to be able to manage the fear level within me to begin to live by faith over the fears. I have to keep the sword of the word of God that is truth to help me get there. Day by day I hope to make strides to keep turning from fear to faith.

~Love Life ~ Live Life ~ ๐Ÿ˜

~Cynthia ๐Ÿ˜‰