Faith Based

Faith based living – The law of sin and death wants to take out our body and soul through cycles and emotions from programs and agreements. But, because we have the mind of Christ – the Spirit of God – HE can renew our body and soul. Jesus sent His body to the earth and we get to use our bodies on this planet to receive all that is ours. Spirit. Soul. Body. Do our deeds have to be redeemed? How do we walk in the Spirit and cause our bodies and souls to be conformed into the image of Christ. Our bodies need Father to lead us and we need to follow Father SO THAT our physical bodies can live all the days we are supposed to on planet earth HEALTHY.

We get to live according to the Spirit – walk in the spirit – this is the place of no condemnation. Truth comes into us. Righteousness is fulfilled as we live according to the Spirit so we can be healthy and whole in soul and body. Receive and identify with His heart which is LIFE (not condemnation). When your mind is on the flesh, your mind is on the things of the flesh. Carnally minded is death. Spirit minded is life. But you cannot just talk about the spirit being life. You get to lean into life – One thing we can move forward in is by leaning into the Mind of the Spirit with life, health, healing and love. Living unoffended. Living forgiven. This is truly faith based…living from Love and forgiveness.

Focus your mind like flint on the spirit (not works) – the value of the blood – the value of Father, Son and Spirit inside you – being loved by Father – valuing our thoughts that oppose our Christ. Consider your thoughts and allow the thoughts not from God to slip away into His Spirit. Take no thought to what you eat, drink or wear. To be spiritual is to have the ability to take off the thoughts and emotions from carnality and non faith based living.

There is a process. There is a discipline. There is a governing from Christ.
Our minds are important. If Christ is in you then the body is dead because of sin but the spirit is righteous and alive. Our body has cycles and repetitive actions … that must be submitted to His spirit. We can be on repeat and not even know it.

So, now in the context of following the Spirit – How about we just choose not to be offended anymore? Honestly. We speak the truth in love and rock on. But getting angry and upset… It kills your physical body. Your body has biology that is responding to the trauma drama from pain and sickness and memories and limitations. We must have Jesus. We are dependent on HIM so we can press through these earthly soul limitations as well as our body being dead from sin. So, we get to redeem our bodies by the Spirit of God. Transfiguration is our inheritance. When you remain hurt over someone else’s opinion of you whether it is right or wrong…It knocks everything about your life out of kilter. Alignment is inheritance. Faith based living is the vehicle to identity and knowing Him.

You get out of alignment and when out of alignment, the enemy will separate you from the very thing God wants you to remain inside. Granted you are in Christ and nothing can separate you but you can feel divided, separated, unloved and unwanted. Not everybody is going to like you or me. Not everyone is going to understand your choices or understand your pain. People will be offended. You will get offended. But you can be responsible for you and lean into Life until it no longer happens as your response as you learn to have a supernaturally faith based life.

Condemning someone else doesn’t just put them Under the law but it puts you under the law as well. Feeling condemned by someone else puts you under the law and when you want to retaliate or run away from those that “made you” feel like that then it pushes them under the law as well. I wonder if sickness is part of the law?
Our physical realities must change too. Condemnation blocks and stops your life. If the spirit of Him Who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you then you need the reality of the body being quickened with life. Our mortal bodies need life. LIFE to the physical realm for us. We are alive from righteousness. So, now the spirit inside of me and you spreads to others. We have life giving spirits and we must change our own patterns and problems because of His Spirit. Then, we can pour into others the same glorious inheritance. Lots of people live from a faith based life but it does not mean they have given themselves over to Him. WE can lead them through our own leaning into Christ.

The truth is that everybody is doing the best we can. Some people have a loudmouth and they’re going to shoot out stuff and crap from them that’s just not going to be pleasing or righteous. I think we should just ignore it and rock on. Let us look at one another through His life giving spirit. My body has issue but my spirit lives from righteousness to pour into my body and soul and change me and conform my biology into the image of Christ. Mind. Body. Soul. Spirit. Engage all of them. Engaged a faith based life.

Living according to the spirit. The law of sin and death inside of our bodies that is trapped into programs inside me – can be quickened by His Spirit. Put to death the deeds of the body. Put to death the agreements and programs from death. Discipline LIFE into you. Discipline is not works. Disciple your own soul, body and mind. Discipline to hear Him – meditation on Life and Love and Living all the days due to us.

If you want to increase your life – then you engage what God has given you so that you can obey with your mind, soul and body. Finances can change. The body can change. But they don’t change without our giving them our attention and disciplining ourselves in these area and pouring life into them. Doing comes from believing… and living out a faith based life.
Until soon,

No More Hijacking

If you stop your process again, you will either abort or miscarry so no more hijacking your own birthing process.

Follow through – take it to the finish line. I know you think you are not going to make it. I feel it deep in my bones. My feelings are right there with you.

Take a deep breath and take each day as it comes but whatever you do – don’t stop your process of carrying your identity full term again. No more hijacking.

It is NOT just a new day – it is your day.
Yes, you have some dreams you have pressed into before but this is different. This isn’t a dream – this is your identity. This is what you are made of and you are in the process of a brave new you. No more hijacking.

I can see you in the birth canal. You are on the way. Don’t stop! Yes, you may need to take a breath and rest. It is like when you are working out. A good trainer will have you stop and breathe and hydrate but then you get back to those muscles before the muscles do what they want. You have to tell your muscles what to do. You have to tell your body what to do. You must not stop believing that you can finish this process of identity.

You have health on the other side.
You have finances on the other side.
You have promises fulfilled coming.
You can do it. You can deliver.
You are worth the pain. You are worth the effort.
You are worth the continual pushing until you are born.
Remain in labor. Don’t lose your nerve now. No more hijacking.

Don’t run away. Don’t shut down.
Don’t be angry. Don’t avoid it.
Don’t continue to think of ways to get around it.
Don’t give up. Don’t turn back. Don’t give in.
Look at how far you have come. No more hijacking.
You have gone too far to turn back now.
No more hijacking your process of identity.

DO love you enough to hug yourself. Then, hug the one with you.
Your body doesn’t just want to run until you are ragged or sleep until you’re a new person. Your body and my body wants the consistency of the daily living and breathing in and out until our consistency births a stability and reliability and maturity that can be trusted with the life we have asked God for. You have cried out to be a lover of humanity. You have cried out to love like Jesus. You have begged God to make you more like Him. This process of life and living is your birthing time. You just did not realize how critical your own birthing is for you and your family and your city. you are the in the process of birthing your own identity.

Until soon and no more hijacking – love d.

Feeling Deep

Feeling deep thoughts for the deep thinkers in grief or pain.

The pain was so deep I could not touch it yet so close I could not get around it.
Pieces of pain like glass splintered under the feet. Not sure how to move without cutting themselves.
The Pain of the feeling the deep kind.
The pain that calls, pulls and consumes. The pain of finality.
The pain of no more.
The pain of standing on the rock in strength…while you wait for joy.
My compassion meter is strong but my rescue meter competes.
It’s difficult to watch a loved one writhe in emotional pain. I want to take them in my arms until it subsides.
I want to break through the boundaries they put in place to protect themselves. I want to help them move forward.
Removing the memory connection will alleviate the instability that fearfully haunts and paralyzes them.
Removing the raw real trauma frequencies that came into their body will help restore health, wellness of mind and stability of heart.

It doesn’t change what happened to them but it does give them clarity to make new decisions from peace not pieces.
Don’t give up – you are close to the new you. You’re standing. You’re climbing.
You’re stronger than you know. You’re one of a kind. You’re safe to feel. Safe to heal. Safe to grow.
You have permission to feel your deep pain. You have permission to live again.
If you’re not safe to feel alone, get with someone who can let you express your heart.
One day you’ll see your strength. Receive truth and life. Love in the pain.
Life through the tears. Union in the brokenness. New start with a fresh breath.

In the mean time, you get to say goodbye to those old patterns, old ways of thinking, old ways of living, old ways of rejecting the ones near you or rejecting yourself. You get to face your past and move past it – it is most definitely time.

One day you’ll feel joy. One day you’ll see intention and one day it will make sense.
One day the strong strength of the rock will be infused into the memories.
One day you’ll feel the sun again through the deep thinking. Feeling deep.

I love you- d

Too much Hope?

When someone offers you what feels like “too much hope” through an unorthodox way whether it be mental, physical or emotional and you say no based on something that happened in the past to you or to someone else…….. I just want to remind you that you might just miss your opportunity to have a positive change to your life.

What if your no to this “weird too much hope” can’t explain or understand it thing is your no to you speaking, talking, hearing or walking?

Let your tomorrow be different than your past.

And if you are afraid to hope too much because of being disappointed in the past …all I can tell you is that I would prefer to step out and be disappointed than stay stuck in hopelessness which says NO to anything positive. What about you?

I know…. this may not make sense to all of you but some of you get it.

Stop being afraid of your own shadow.

Stop being afraid of the impossibilities.

Start saying hello to the possibilities.

Start saying hello to even ONE LITTLE STEP FORWARD!!

Hope again!

I almost refused to share with someone today something that I know has the capability to change her life and the lives of those around her. Almost.

Then, I felt that nudge inside….. “Why are you afraid to bring hope?” We met with a family and literally changed their lives in a positive way. It was NOT false hope. It was not healing either…but it was definitely improvement. Thank You God!

I remember years ago I was in a situation with a church staff/pastor where our belief systems collided. They called to ask me questions about whether I believed that God healed today. I had been hanging out with some of the women in his church and he was “concerned”. As we explored our conversation, it was as if I had a rope around my neck and I would not get out alive. You see, I did not graduate a seminary (or cemetery) is what my pastor 25 years ago said it was called. Anyhow, my point is that I was fairly new in leaning strongly into believing God healed instead of thinking He did not. After a very long conversation, the bottom line was that he had been hurt years ago – his church he felt had been hurt years ago from what he believed to be “false prophetic words” regarding healing and atonement and all that went in between. His point however was that all those comments and prophecies did was give false hope because that person died. They were devastated and he insinuated that his church was devastated and that it created basically a bad name for God and so he did not want me to influence his church with a belief system that included atonement. I was stuck.

How do I honor this pastor and his belief system and honor God and His belief system and help the women continue to move forward into more life in Christ and let them have their OWN belief system? I was not ruled by fear and the ladies did not want to be ruled by fear either. After all, God IS LOVE – He does not “just love”… I had to choose. I was not scared which honestly was miraculous at the time because I had such a strong submission to authority and wanted more than anything to please pastors or anyone in any kind of leadership and authority… But there was a VOICE…….inside me.

THE Voice – THAT Voice INSIDE me.

I KNEW that voice… I did not know all the information that pastor knew and I did not know how to lead a church but I knew inside me that I was safe to believe and Hope in the One Who healed and believe in healing. This was HIS leading from the inside of me.

Was this pastor lead by the same voice? I believe so but we all hear through our own filters. Maybe there were places inside me that were developed differently than the places in His heart inside him. He was mature and I was mature but in different areas. Now, many years later I’m mature in other areas and have changed. I have great respect for his heart for his congregation and his desire to protect them. On the other hand, I realize I must follow that voice…as I learn and grow I would prefer it to be in hearing Him not just hearing information and following doctrines of safety.

I had seen some healed. I had been healed of some conditions supernatural. Years later, I have experienced more of the same – healed and not healed. Yet, is this because our God of Hope is inconsistent? Is this because God is not a Healer? If I’m not healed, is God the bad guy?

These are thoughts that we all have from time to time right? When you are growing in what you know about Creator…you ask questions and when you are growing in Who Creator is or what you think He is…you ask questions and when you actually converse with Him and get to know Him and you feel He is getting to know you…and you think HEY is God a Person Who hears me and knows me and is real and HE KNOWS ME????? WOW. Everything changes. Share with friends.

Love- Donna Reiners

Hurry Up w Crystal Griffith

Hurry Up! With Crystal Griffith and Radiant Joy Consulting

Showing, involving, or requiring haste or urgency…

Heard that a few times before? As if you are purposely going too slow or you feel like you can’t keep up?

If you’re a parent, it probably feels like the only words you ever say! Hurry up, move along, let’s go…

You know the drill.

As a business owner, you feel the hustle constantly. You tend to feel behind a lot. You are trying to keep up with the latest and greatest ways to earn clients.

As a fellow Christ-follower, you may even feel the urgency to heal faster, walk your journey better, be able to share Christ with more people.

The list goes on and on.

What if we stopped?

Stopped all the hurry, the hustle, the competition to be more, do more, and just started to live more.

If we work deliberately to be quiet, listen, and be intentional in our directions, slow our roll to actually enjoy those we are with, be present in our moments.

We would be less anxious, less stressed, more rested, and more in connection with the one who has the absolute best plan for you!

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Hijacked Moments

Hijacked Moments with @Crystal Griffith and @RadiantJoyConsulting

As a child, we don’t really know what we don’t know, all is fairy tales and superheroes. As a teenager, our world is consumed with who likes who and studies. As an adult, we are following the expectations of college, marriage, parenting. But along the way, the moments of what we think should happen can be hijacked by other’s expectations or selfishness, traumas, or even loss, or more.

The emotions that come with these commandeered time-lapses are what set the stage for the next leg of our journey. Our belief systems become skewed with angst, disappointment, failure, anger, victim mentalities. We struggle with wanting to feel self-pity, woe is me, how did it get this way, I didn’t deserve this versus walking in victory. Don’t get me wrong, traumas require grieving, grieving what was expected, what you thought the future would hold, the loss of what was versus what now is. Grieving is cathartic for a season.

Think about Joseph, who had plenty of time in jail to grieve what had been lost. He didn’t even know if he would see his father again. Grieving his relationships with his brothers, his life being in jail in innocence, and perhaps even his dreams. Even when his life was hijacked by his brothers, slavery, lies by his owner’s wife, he continued to walk forward. He chose to walk in victory in the darkest of circumstances. This choice led to his promotion, to favor, to become 2nd in command of Eygpt. No longer being hijacked but being restored in righteousness, abundance, favor

So even in the moments that have seemed hijacked from you, stolen with what seems like no hope, they will be restored in ways you can only imagine if you choose to walk in victory. Lay aside that victim mantel. It is not serving you. It is causing you to stay in chains now of your own making. But you can release yourself. You can walk in healing and freedom, separated from the hijacker, separated from the offenses. Need help? Pm @Crystal Griffith.

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U turn permitted

Guest Blogger @Crystal Griffith w Radiant Joy Consulting says: U-turns Permitted!

Today, over the course of a 16 hour trip I took 5 u-turns. I haven’t taken 5 u-turns in a year, let alone a single day. And yet each one was necessary in the moment.

#1 – needing to get back on the right track

#2 – realizing what I thought was the best path wasn’t

#3 – needing a pitstop to rest a moment

#4 – being on completely the wrong road

#5 – being in the wrong lane due to a road hazard

Each u-turn had a specific purpose and all have life application. Ask yourself, do I need a yoU turn? Which would apply for your need right now #1, 2 ,3 ,4 or 5? Remember, a yoU turn is necessary when you need to adjust your course. It’s a complete 180 from the current trajectory to the best trajectory for your life.

Even with the u-turns today, we encountered new places, tons of wildlife, sunset stars, maine lobster in the middle of elk fest, both the Atlantic and the Pacific river starts, all 4 seasons on one road, a bulging challenge with 3 bulls, eating in a 100 year old jail, new memories with friends. A u-turn does not have to be failure, but an opportunity for new and exciting from a different perspective.

Need help with making that yoU turn? PM Crystal Griffith with Radiant Joy Consulting.

The new route will compute on God’s GPS and guess what, it’s the best route!

Blindsided w Crystal Griffith

Blindsided…

I suspect we’ve all had moments we were blindsided with unexpected news, results, accidents ….

In that moment, frozen in time, when the world shifts on it’s axis, you have a split second to decide how you will take the unexpected. Your brain, body, and spirit will then align with the decision you make to receive or reject that news. Your physical and mental healing depends on that decision.

I’ve been witness to xrays, mri’s, ct scans showing the worst of the worst, and the person said, what’s the treatment? Or how long do I have?

I’ve been witness to those same terrible diagnostic results and yet the person said – nope, not today. I am healed. I choose to walk in healing and I command my body to line up as such. And then proceeds to get their prayer chains involved. Seek rejuvenating heart and mind influences.

I am not here to say which decision is correct. I have also seen people choose to claim healing and they were healed on Jesus’ side of heaven instead of this one. I am not God and I have no earthly understanding of why some who claim it are healed here and some there.

I’ve seen those who were healed in heaven also leave a legacy of truth that continues to speak into the lives of others long after they’ve been birthed into their eternal home.

What do I know? Isaiah 43:2 –

When you pass through the waters, I will be with you;

And through the rivers, they shall not overflow you.

When you walk through the fire, you shall not be burned,

Nor shall the flame scorch you.

Through the rivers and fire, God still remains on His throne. He still remains holy. He has the best plan He desires for you, me, every one of us. In the midst of those rivers and fire, we have to choose to praise Him, to love Him, to surrender in honest abandon to His perfect love. He will walk with you through it all. He will because He is the one who created you, knows you, loves you with an everlasting love.

In this world, we WILL have trouble but take HEART, He has overcome the world! He knows the shortcuts, the secret staircases, and the hidden rooms. He made them. He will lead you through it all. Trust in Him. He knows you more than you know yourself. Do you know how many hairs are on your head? He does. He knows why your little pinky toe has half a nail. He knows why only your toe on your left foot pops all the time. He knows why you like to sleep on your right side.

He knows all your whys… And He knows what it felt like for you to be blindsided because He was there with you. You were not alone. He was there.

The next time you are blindsided, make a split-second decision to say, No, NOT TODAY! I am His and He is mine. I will choose to praise Him in this. I choose to call life to my body, my situation. I choose to say, Lord speak into this. I speak shalom and amen over my circumstances, in Jesus’ name.

GUEST WRITER: @CrystalGriffith with @RadiantJoyConsulting, LLC

Special treasure

You are a special treasure!

Your smile is amazing.

Your eyes pop in that color.

You are doing sooooo good!!

I’m so proud of you.

You are valuable.

You are chosen.

You are on purpose.

You matter.

Your life counts.

I’m glad you’re alive.

I’m thankful to be with you.

You are a breath of beauty.

You are strong.

You are lovely.

Your smile is contagious.

You changed my life.

Your words encourage.

You have great taste.

You are worth it.

You are a special treasure.

Wow! Look at you! Be strengthened friend. You do matter. You do have value. You do count. I’m happy to see you.

Now, look in a mirror and tell yourself ALL of that! Then, do it again but slowly with strong intention – look yourself in the eye with gratitude for you.

Then look the person with you in the eye and say all of the same to them.

Does not take long.

Love yourself. Love others. Share with friends. Tag/Encourage someone today.

Love-d

#love #life

No longer that me

August has come and is almost gone and saying goodbye to the old me til I’m no longer that me is still in progress. Less than half the year remains to live. I sense change. But then change is every day isn’t it? I sense a stepping forward. But then every day is that day too.

Some need the motivation of a gentle tog, strong urge, raised voice or hit on the head to step onward. I want to be unafraid of obeying The One Who wants me prepared. I want to be free from sabotage. But how?

I encourage you today to take one step today to make room for something new. An exercise, cleaning a drawer, giving away clothes, revamping the garage or attic are all action steps help you say goodbye to an old you.

If I’m not going to use it maybe it’s time to lose it. My mini project today is to go through a box of old journals all the way to 1993. I began to write out my life as a new follower of Christ and honestly I’m no longer the person in those pages. Time to say goodbye. Maybe this step will free me from more of me – but even if it’s just giving me an empty container – it will be worth it. What’s this got to do with sabotage? My junk is always in my way. I ignore it and then Im entangled with it when deep inside I DO know what to do. I just don’t do it. My mind gets jumbled with so much and I’m overwhelmed with it … because I won’t do that one thing. After a while a thousand one things sabotage my next step and I’m enslaved…trapped..by me and my refusal to just do that one thing.

Interestingly that August is the 8th month and eight means means a cutting away. Many think it means a new day. But really… It is the cutting a way that brings the newness.

I’ve been contemplating for a month or so on what comes out of my mouth. I believe I need to prune my words. My mouth is my greatest place of sabotage. It will have to be a conscious effort to create a new culture. Everywhere we turn, people complain. We complain about what we eat, who said what, how we are treated, what the news says, how we look, how someone else behaves, what we wear, the weather, the president, the preacher, this country, that company. It’s easy to get wrapped up and sucked into your own or your neighbors opinion/words.

We fill ourselves with negativity while using excuses like venting, praying, or processing. Yet what is it really? We lack self control while exercising our freedom to be free.

I’m not sure my own opinion warrants words anymore. I seem to sabotage my own life as soon as I have a new one. My mouth.

What about you? Do you have a negative perspective about yourself that dominates you?

How about joining me in an all out fast from complaining? From complaining to celebrating. This is the intention. Let me know if you want to grow?? If so, gossip and complaining about you and others has to go.

Fast from complaining about you and those with you. Think of create ways to correct yourself and those with you. I’ve started and I’m having to literally start by shutting up because when I realize how it was gonna come out of my mouth???????…. I realized I’m a big problem. I can’t stop those around me from their negative talk about them or me. But it’s like God nudged me and showered me with Love and showed me a new path. I can see how if I will lead the way- over time I’ll get it. If I will respond with kindness when someone criticizes me then it will diffuse what could turn ugly if I got offended by them.

I’m not sure I even know how to be a complain free person. But I’m starting today to clean up my mouth while on the way to clean out a container. Maybe there will be a correlation? Unsure. I just know my mouth is powerful and it can be used for building up or tearing down. I caught myself tearing down late last night through emotions that should have been reigned in.

Sabotage is not my friend. Venting is not my friend. Making a point is not my friend. Having the last word? Not my friend.

Celebration is my friend. It must be intentional or it won’t happen.

Jesus had the last word. Well He had a couple- Forgive them and It is finished. So, I’m forgiven and the ones with me are forgiven. I’m gonna lean into being forgiven and forgiving and lean into what’s been finished so I can finish..

Until soon and much love… I’m going to have a cup of coffee and celebrate a new beginning. Then, Im going to drink some water. Then?? I’m headed out to get ONE container to empty…that hopefully will lead to some more. Granted my house is going to want food so as soon as I’m in a groove I’ll need to stop for a fueling. This is not sabotage. This is love. For me. For them.

Slowly I’m learning to see me as Christ sees me. The clincher is to see others as Christ sees them – that’s the mark of change. I have failed in this arena. But today is still my new day as I learn to say goodbye to an old me and I learn to embrace a new me…on my way to celebrate the me who has yet to be on my way to the container filled with what is no longer me…

d