Last night someone was praying over me. I felt so hungry… hungry for more freedom. Hungry for a deeper kind of intimacy with Father God, I felt this urgency in my spirit to share this process with you.
She told me “Cynthia, Freedom is like an onion and I feel like you’ve had layers and layers come off of you over the years and tonight one more are coming off.”
Layer by layer.
New levels of freedom, Deeper rooted in Him because… HUNGER and sometimes it hurts but is so necessarry and sometimes it's necessarry and so fun!
A few people have reached out to me wondering how I got to this place in my life.
How in the heck did I decide I was going to run and never stop...
No. 1 I'm definitely on my own freedom ride, but its partially because I’m the most stubborn person you’ll ever meet… in the sweetest kindest way, Haha!
I’m stubborn because I know there is more. I never want to stop searching. I never want to loose this feeling of jumping and flying with Him.
I sometimes close my eyes and go to my secret place with Him and jump off of a cliff just because I know He would go on the adventure with me and not let me fall.
I like to practice this at home before bed.
When I had a roommate I would make her close her eyes with me and in a completely imaginative space in our minds we would find Jesus - We called this our secret place with Him and He was always there.
Wanna know why? Because He’s always down for an adventure with you, His favorite one.
My mother freaks out at my level of faith but I believe God really loves it.
He wants us to be hungry and pursue Him at every cost. (using wisdom)
He wants us to give our lives for Him.
Surrender ourFULLselves to Him.
How in the HECK do you start you wonder? JUMP then know He will catch you.
Who cares what anyone says.
JUST DO IT. I promise its worth it.
These are some things I, daily have to encourage myself with.
*Here's a disclaimer for you, i am not perfect, nor will i ever be and yes i very often forget to encourage myself to have faith or to trust in Him BUT we go through the motions anyway and we eventually figure it out (:
Read them aloud, Write them down, Print them out...
Lets Get Proactive.
ONE: Value yourself- Body, Soul and Spirit, the way He values you. You were bought at a high price. 1Thessalonians 5:23
Now may the God of peace himself sanctify you completely, and may your whole spirit and soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. 1Corinthians 6:20
For you have been bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body.
TWO: He is a faithful father who wants you to be free from the slavery of redundancy and walk in the freedom that Jesus already paid for. We are adopted as His sons and daughters.
Romans 8:15 For you did not receive the spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you have received the Spirit of adoption as sons, by whom we cry, “Abba! Father!”
“If you continue in My word, then you are truly disciples of Mine; and you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free.” They answered Him, “We are Abraham’s descendants and have never yet been enslaved to anyone; how is it that You say, ‘You will become free’?”
Jesus answered them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, everyone who commits sin is the slave of sin. “The slave does not remain in the house forever; the son does remain forever. ‘So if the Son makes you free, you will be free indeed.
THREE: Seek Him FIRST>> Pray FIRST. Matthew 6:33
Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.
Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.
Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied.
Blessed are the merciful, for they shall receive mercy.
Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.
Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons[a] of God.
Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness' sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Blessed are you when others revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against you falsely on my account. **Rejoice and be glad, for your reward is great in heaven…**
FOUR: ALLOW YOUSELF TO THINK OUTSIDE OF THE BOX. Do not limit yourself to what you know now.
DIG DEEP. GET IN THE WORD.
*if you're more of a visual learner (ME) do what helps you. Get a children's bible. (;
If your lost keep searching. Hes waiting for you to jump over that chicken line and trust Him with something bigger than what you can control yourself. Proverbs 3:5
“Trust in the Lord with all of your heart and lean not on your own understanding”
FIVE: THERE IS FREEDOM IN TRUST.
Trust in the Lord and surround youself with people who you can trust, who want to encourage you and also be real with you. Psalm 37:5
Commit your way to the Lord; trust in him, and he will act. Romans 12:4-5
For as in one body we have many members, and the members do not all have the same function, so we, though many, are one body in Christ, and individually members one of another.
If you’re worried about the future because you don’t know what’s next or how to get to where you’re “supposed to be” TRUST in the Lord.
His arm is out stretched toward you. He’s waiting for you to say yes to taking baby steps toward Him.
He knows you in and out and has memorized every one of your characteristics.
So today I declare Isaiah 61 over you! This is the year of promises fulfilled, desires awakened, lives forever changed through Christ who is in awe of YOU. I declare that 2016 is your year, the year of the Lords favor upon your life, the year of acceleration on your FREEDOM journey with Him.
“The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me, because the Lord has anointed me, to bring good news to the poor; he has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to those who are bound; to proclaim the year of the Lord's favor, and the day of vengeance of our God, to comfort all who mourn; to grant to those who mourn in Zion— to give them a beautiful headdress instead of ashes, the oil of gladness instead of mourning, the garment of praise instead of a faint spirit; that they may be called oaks of righteousness, the planting of the Lord, that he may be glorified. They shall build up the ancient ruins; they shall raise up the former devastations; they shall repair the ruined cities, the devastations of many generations.”
This is my freedom declaration over you. Be released into it today. He washes over you every night, friend. His mercies are new every day.