Created for Glory | Hestina’s Jewels

Today’s Word: Isaiah 43:7 (AMP) Even everyone who is called by My name, whom I have created for My glory, whom I have formed, whom I have made.

God created you to put His goodness and truth, and beauty and wisdom, and justice on display. He made you to magnify His greatness!

Isaiah reminds us that we–you–are created for the glory of God. When we revel in His glory, when we return to Him what is due…

Then shall your light break forth like the morning, and your healing (your restoration and the power of a new life) shall spring forth speedily; your righteousness (your rightness, your justice, and your right relationship with God) shall go before you [conducting you to peace and prosperity], and the glory of the Lord shall be your rear guard. Isaiah 58:8 (AMPC)

Blessings & Love From My Heart To Yours,

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Abundant Peace | Hestina’s Jewels

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Praise the Lord All You Great People!

Today’s Word: Bring Your Request to God!

Don’t be anxious about anything; rather, bring up all of your requests to God in your prayers and petitions, along with giving thanks. Phil. 4:6 (CEB)  

Lord, help us to be anxiety free by bringing every concern to You in prayer. We know that when we do, Your  peace will soothe our hearts and minds. We give You all the Thanks no matter what situation We facing in life. Your already working it out for us. Thank you Lord for answering our prayers.

Blessings & Love from my heart to yours,

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Speak Until It Manifests | Hestina’s Jewels

Praise the Lord Beautiful Ones!

Today I want to declare some things for you. Will you join me?

I declare God’s favor over you and your family.
I declare God’s blessings over your life!
I declare that you will have a great month.
I declare that you will enjoy life with your families and friends.
I declare that you and your family be filled with God’s awesome love, peace and joy.
I declare that God will give you the desires of your heart.
I declare that God will make all your plans successful.
I declare good health upon you and your lovely family. I declare that God will guide, protect, and equip you for everyday of your life.

When it feels like you’re taking three steps back for every seven steps you take forward, I want you to begin to declare these things, out loud, over yourself until it manifests.

Blessings & Love from My Heart to Yours!

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Five Declarations to Bless Your Life | Hestina’s Jewels

Praise the Lord Beautiful Ones!

The dictionary defines the word bless this way, “to pronounce words in a religious rite, to confer or invoke divine favor upon; to ask God to look favorably on someone or something.” That’s right. We can invoke God’s blessing and favor in our lives by simply asking Him, by declaring affirmations that align with God’s word and His promises to each of us.

Let’s say these aloud together:

I declare God’s blessings over my life. I am blessed beyond measure and favored by God. I rest confidently knowing that regardless of what my circumstances look like now, my latter days will be greater than my former days.

I declare restoration and healing are at work within me. Because I am healing through past pains and disappointments, I can release old offenses. I can enjoy renewed and healthy connections with my family and friends.

I declare that God will give me the desires of my heart. I align with God’s abundance, supernatural provision, and direction for my life. As I trust God, I enlarge my faith, knowing that no good thing will be withheld from me.

I declare that God will make all my plans successful. Trusting in the Lord means I will not be put to shame. It means that with God ordering my steps, success is imminent. I deserve to experience the best that God has for me.

I declare good health and soul-wellness is for me. I take care of my body, rest when tired, and eat foods that nourish me. I make time for prayer. I make time to have fun. I make time for myself.

May these affirmations release blessings and joy in your life!

Blessings & love from my heart to yours,

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Building Strong Faith | Hestina’s Jewels

Praise the Lord Beautiful Ones!

Today’s Jewel:  Strengthen your spiritual muscles to build strong faith.

Beautiful ones, when you exercise your faith – applying it fully to your life – you strengthen your spiritual muscles and strong spiritual muscles produce strong faith.

Did you know that one of the ways to build stronger, bigger muscles in the human body is to “continually challenge the muscle to deal with higher levels of resistance?” The spiritual body is no different in that sometimes, the hard things we overcome are the very things that shape us – that help to strengthen us.

Strong faith anchors you. It fortifies your ability to withstand life’s challenges and thrive despite them. Hurdles, emotional trauma, worry, and disappointments will come. The good news is they don’t have to stop you from operating in your full potential, living your purpose, or enjoying a joy-rich life. It all starts with strong faith.

Always remember, faith is…

  •  A choice
  •  A step of obedience
  •  A spiritual exercise
  •  Taking God at His Word
  •  Saying yes to God
  •  Looking to Jesus for everything
  •  Knowing you are never without hope
  •  A gift from God.
  •  Knowing that everything will work out
  •  The road to peace
And it is impossible to please God without faith. Anyone who wants to come to him must believe that God exists and that he rewards those who sincerely seek him. Hebrews 11:6

Beautiful Ones, strong faith is a choice. Make the decision to be a person of strong faith today!

Blessing & love from my heart to yours,

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Forgiving You: The Ultimate Act of Self-love

Today’s word jewel is less of a word of encouragement and more of a plea: forgive yourself.

***Take a deep breath…hold for 3 counts…and release***

For many of us, those two words hit home—hard.

We know forgiveness is necessary, not for the one who has wronged us but for our own emotional and spiritual freedoms. We know that forgiveness frees us to release hurts and offenses and embrace liberation and expansion. We know this.  

And yet…

How many times have we replayed our mistakes in our minds each time beating on ourselves—harder and harder—because we should’ve known better?

How many times have we looked in the mirror and allowed hurtful words and thoughts to run amok without correction?

How many times have we allowed condemnation to block us from embracing and receiving love from others?

Much has been said on the importance of forgiving others, but many seem to skip over the concept of forgiving ourselves.

Beautiful Ones, believe it or not, it’s equally important and that we forgive ourselves with the same urgency, compassion, and hope that we use to forgive others. Unforgiveness brings with it spiritual bondage, emotional rigidity, anger, and other emotions like bitterness which often manifests as body ailments and/or unrelenting stress.

The word of God tells us that bitterness—the fruit of unforgiveness—is a means by which many are defiled.

See to it that no one falls short of God’s grace; that no root of bitterness, of resentment, springs up and causes trouble, and by it, many are defiled.

Hebrews 12:15

Regardless of what we’ve done in our past, of an embarrassment we’ve suffered, or a sin we’ve committed, it’s imperative that we forgive ourselves—that we release ourselves from the shame or anger we harbor about ourselves. If God chose to forget our sins for His sake, then we ought to do the same and follow suit.

I, only I, am He who wipes out your transgressions for My own sake, And I will not remember your sins.

Isaiah 43:25

Our gracious Father, the I AM, the Omnipotent One, the God who loves us unconditionally, wipes out our transgressions and refuses to remember the wrong we have done.

Why on earth would you, me, us continue to do the opposite? Why beat up ourselves for something that has already been wiped out and forgotten?

Beautiful Ones, your past does NOT define you! Your mistakes do NOT define you. You are wonderfully made and you are beautiful. Forgive yourself, learn from your mistakes, and keep moving forward.

Blessing & love from my heart to yours,

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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!

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