You are More than Your Circumstance!

Praise the Lord Beautiful Ones!

Today’s Word Jewel: You are more than your problems. God is for you!

What then shall we say to all these things? If God is for us, who can be [successful] against us?

Romans 8:31

Wonderful people if our God is for us, who can be against us? Remember, nobody can separate us from the love of Christ! And no one can stop what God has declared will be.

His truth makes us MORE than conquers! It means we’re more than our problems, our circumstances, and our flaws. We are more than the hardships or losses we encounter. We are bone of His bone and spirit of His Holy Spirit. We are, and will always be, victorious because the Greater One—the Alpha and Omega—lives on the inside of us. The Greater One is with us – who will be successful against us?

Wonderful people, our confidence is based on what God’s Word says about us. It’s based on the power of His word—that He loves us and hears our prayers as we petition Him according to His will. We know hard times and seasons inevitably happen but His word reminds us that weeping and sorrow may endure a night, but joy comes in the morning.

Oh God, we thank you! We trust you! We believe you!

Blessing & love from my heart to yours!

Hestina’s Jewels

Just Keep Running

Praise the Lord Beautiful Ones!

Today’s word jewel:  Run With Endurance

Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a huge crowd of witnesses to the life of faith, let us strip off every weight that slows us down, especially the sin that so easily trips us up. And let us run with endurance the race God has set before us.

Hebrew 12:1

Beautiful Ones, strip off every weight that’s slowing you down, every care that keeps you burdened, distracted or fearful. We are created in God’s image. We are created to endure and run our race knowing that we are never alone. Success is ours. Joy is ours.

Let’s pray…

Father, as we run the race you set before us, let us run with endurance, not allowing anything or anyone to distract us from being successful in life, from fulfilling our purpose in the earth. Be a lamp to our feet and a compass for our lives. 

Blessings & Love from my heart to yours,

Hestina’s Jewels

7 Declarations that Speak Life and Create Hope

Praise the Lord Beautiful Ones!

Yes you can. Yes you will. Yes, you are enough.

Sometimes, we need a gentle nudge or tap, a reminder, that we are forever connected to God’s love. We are made in the very image of that love—a love that is everlasting and unfailing. And as image bearers, it’s important that we speak from a place steeped in love, gentleness, acceptance and truth, not solely for others, but also for ourselves.

It’s important that we speak life, encouragement and declarations that reaffirm what we already know: God is able to do superabundantly more than all that we dare ask or think [infinitely beyond our greatest prayers, hopes, or dreams], according to His power that is at work within us. Ephesians 3:20

Beautiful Ones, our words have power. Let’s use them to build us up, not tear us down. These seven declarations can help.

7 Declarations that Speak Life

  • I declare God’s blessings over my life. His abundance is all around me.
  • I declare that I will have a great week.
  • I declare I will enjoy life, and that more abundantly, with family and friends.
  • I declare that me and my family’s week be filled with love, peace, joy, and rest. 
  • I declare that God will give me the desires of my heart.
  • I declare that God will make all my plans successful.
  • I declare good health and inner healing for me and my family. 

Remember, in Jesus you will always win in life!!

Blessings & love from my heart to yours,

Hestina’s Jewels

10 Affirmations to Start Your Day With Hope: You Are More Than Your Mistakes

Blessings All You Wonderful People!

For God did not give us a spirit of timidity or cowardice or fear, but [He has given us a spirit] of power and of love and of sound judgment and personal discipline [abilities that result in a calm, well-balanced mind and self-control] – 2 Timothy 1:7 (AMP)

Can I share something with you? I mean really be honest? Listen very carefully: you are more than your mistakes!

You may have messed up more times than you can count, we all have. But if the only smart decision you ever made was to give your life to the Lord, you are doing great!

You were smart enough to make such a life-changing decision. Now, I want you to focus–feed your faith by focusing on what is good and not the bad. Take time to look at and celebrate what you’ve done right. Don’t just focus on how you’ve stumbled. Let joy rise in your heart. Learning to be who God called you to be is a lifelong process. Be encouraged. You are still evolving, growing and learning.

Say this with me…

I gave my life to the LORD and that makes me one smart person!

I am forgiven for every wrong decision I’ve made.

I receive God’s love, His mercy and His grace.

I am moving forward and I am made stronger and wiser from every wrong decision.

God is increasing me in wisdom and in stature.

I am increasing in favor with God and with man.

I declare and decree I have soundness of mind and the ability to make sound decisions, not fear-based, emotional, or impulsive decisions. But sound decisions that please God.

I’m not stupid! I’m not crazy! I’m not an underachiever!

I’m an overcomer through Jesus Christ!

I love God’s word and I declare I walk in His wisdom and His grace! Glory to God!

Blessings & Love from my heart to yours,

Hestina’s Jewels

Radical Acceptance | Hestina’s Jewels

For the weary, the broken-hearted, the lonely, for us all…

For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons,[a] neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God. Romans 8:38-39

Love is defined as the “unselfish loyal and benevolent concern for the good of another such as the fatherly concern of God for humankind. It means to thrive in; to be the object of devotion or admiration.”

Beautiful Ones, you are loved by God. The Omnipotent, All-seeing, Ancient of Days, not only knows your name, He knows your troubles. He understands your burdens. He sees your brokenness and disappointments. And you know what? He loves you. He’s for you. He stands with you.

One of the best keys to understanding this deep love is living in relationship with Him – sharing your aches with Him and receiving peace, comfort and healing in return. This type of relationship and exchange with God brings with it radical change and radical acceptance. Why? Because it is here that you begin to really see and know that all things are possible! That you are not forgotten. That you are never alone. That God truly does give you beauty for your ashes. That you have been and always will be loved.

God calls us mighty women and men of God who are infused with His strength and called do great exploits and mighty works. Your acceptance of His love for you is the first step to experiencing a deeper and more powerful journey with our God.

This is radical acceptance. Receive this powerful love and expect great things in your life.

Blessing & Love From My Heart To Yours!

Hestina’s Jewels

Joy is Your Strength | Hestina’s Jewels

Praise the Lord All You Joyful People

The word of the day is joy. Joy is an emotional stability that overcomes adversity in life. It is both a comfort and shield, but more important: it is our strength.

Don’t be sad, because the JOY you have in the Lord is your strength. Nehemiah 8:10 (GW)

You make the path of life known to me. Complete JOY is in your presence. Pleasures are by your side forever. Psalms 16:11, (GW)

You are a child of the Most High God. An heir(ess) to His love, protection and of course, to His strength. Make these declarations over your life:

I declare that I have the joy of the Lord
I declare that I have gladness in my heart
I declare that I rejoice in the Lord
I declare that I have the peace of God
I declare that my life is filled with all the promises of God
I declare that I walk by faith
I declare that I am prosperous and successful
I declare that the favor of God is working in my life
I declare increase in my life
I declare that I invest in God’s word for my life
I declare that I am blessed and protected by the Lord

And I thank you Lord, for answering my prayer!

Have a joyful day, from my heart to yours!

Hestina’s Jewels

A Cheerful Heart | Hestina’s Jewels

Beautiful Ones, is your heart full of cheer?

Today’s Word: Keep a cheerful heart!

A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a broken spirit saps a person’s strength. Proverbs 17:22 (NLT)

That’s a full word right there! Beautiful Ones, we know that life, ministry, work and the hurdles that come with daily living can be challenging. But even in the midst of all of those challenges, things can also remarkably rewarding. I’ve learned that rejoicing is one of life’s greatest antidotes for worry and anxiousness. Rejoicing revives the heart and helps to carry you through stressful times.

If you suspect you might be suffering from a lack of cheer, let me encourage you to look for ways to laugh more. Laughter is underrated and often overlooked as a legitimate way to nurture our souls and fill our hearts and minds with cheer. It is one of the many facets of rejoicing and is just what the Great Physician has prescribed to improve our health and bring joy back into your lives.

This is the day that the LORD has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.  Psalm 118:24 (ESV)

Rejoicing is intentional, it’s a deliberate choice rooted in our refusal to allow anyone or anything to overturn it. It’s like a gentle armor for the heart that brings with it gladness and cheerfulness. It reminds us that gladness is always within our grasp. And because of that we choose to keep cheer in our heart.

Blessing & Love From My Heart To Yours,

Hestina’s Jewels