The Blessing of Peace | Hestina’s Jewels

Beautiful Ones, today’s word gem consists of three words making up one phrase: “blessed with peace.”

I know what you’re thinking “peace is a blessing?” It certainly is. Here’s how.

You ever have one of those days where wrong was the only right that happened in your day? The kind of day that made you rethink why you had children, started school, took on a new project, or volunteered to help on that assignment. We’ve all been there—some of us longer than others—but when those moments subside and all goes back to being calmer—more tranquil? Whew!

Doesn’t it feel like being wrapped in a warm blanket fresh out the dryer on a frigid day? Can you picture that deep exhale? That collective sigh of release with a sprinkle of relaxation and ease? That’s peace. That’s the blessing. And you know what? We’re happier for it.

The Lord will give [unyielding and impenetrable] strength to His people; The Lord will bless His people with peace.

Psalm 29:11

And that’s not all. Peace in this passage denotes completeness, wholeness, health, peace, welfare, safety, soundness, tranquility, prosperity, perfectness, fullness, rest, harmony, as well as the absence of agitation or discord.

The absence of agitation or discord. Rest. Safety.

I don’t know about you, but this type of peace seems like the kind of thing we all need. It sounds like the kind of thing that would be a blessing to a weary soul. Like a fresh wind on a stale day. Wouldn’t you agree?

Blessings & love from my heart to yours,

Hestina’s Jewels

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

A Prayer for the Anxious, Worried or Fearful | Hestina’s Jewels

Praise The Lord All You Wonderful People

Today’s Jewel: Cast your cares and receive God’s blessing of peace!

Anxiousness. Worry. Fear. When you look at the state of the world today, it’s not too difficult to understand why so many of us are battling the after effects of these three emotions. Some of us aren’t sleeping. Some aren’t eating. But for some of us, the effects are more intense. We become overwhelmed – paralyzed as we scramble to find some semblance of relief or normalcy.

It helps to know that even at the height of our troubles, anxiousness is optional.

Don’t be anxious about anything; rather, bring all of your requests to God in your prayers and petitions, along with giving thanks. 

Philippians 4:6

Worry is optional.

So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you;
I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

Isaiah 41:10

Fear is optional.

God has not given us a spirit of fear, of cowardice, but He has given us a spirt of power, love and sound judgment and personal discipline [abilities that result in a clam, well-balanced mind]

2 Timothy 1:7

These scriptures offer a blueprint – a beautiful example of the kind of prayers we can and should pray when we are anxious, fearful or worried. We understand that we can reject succumbing to anxiousness because God reminds us that we do not have to be anxious about anything. We can cast away worry, because God promises to strengthen and help us. We can rebuke fear because we’ve been given a spirit of power and the ability to be calm and well-balanced.

Regardless of the situation or the emotion, we can present our requests and prayers to God and He will answer us. He will protect us. He will strengthen and help us. And He will cause it all to work to our benefit.

We know that God works all things together for good for the ones who love God, for those who are called according to his purpose.

Romans 8:28

Let’s petition God together…

Sweet Lord of rest and comfort, we come to you with our heaviness, with our worry, anxiousness and fear. We come to you oh God as the author and finisher of our faith. The Magnificent One. Our hope.

Help us Gracious Lord to cast our cares on you in exchange for your peace, for you hope, for your love and your healing salve. Help us. Strengthen us. Free us. Remind us to lay down our burdens and receive your light and easy yoke. Let your peace envelope us, shield us, and deliver us.

We thank you for helping us release our worries. We thank you for proving to us that we are not alone or forgotten. We thank you for being a light and keeping our shoulders light. We thank you, oh God and we bless you.

Blessing & Love From My Heart To Yours!

 

Run for Your Life | Hestina’s Jewels

Hello Beautiful Ones!

Today, I have one question for you: do you ever want to escape?

I mean really escape. Like you took a good look at all that was on your plate, all that was coming at you, and everything that felt like it was weighing you down and thought to yourself I have got to get out of here!

Yeah, I thought so. Me too. But do you know what I do? I run, fast. I run with all of my might, right into the arms of a loving God. A God who promises never to leave or forsake me at the height of my troubles. And I promise you if He’s that for me, He can be even more for you!

GOD IS our refuge and strength [mighty and impenetrable to temptation], a very present and well-proved help in trouble. Psalm 46:1 (AMP)

God IS a refuge – a safe place – for us to run to with our worries, fears, and emotions. We can trust Him to protect and strengthen us. He never sleeps and He never abandons us. So, the next time you want to escape, I encourage you to run to Him – run into His loving arms and don’t look back.

Blessing& Love From My Heart To Yours! 💕

Hestina’s Jewels

Got Integrity? | Hestina’s Jewels

Praise the Lord All You Great People!

Did you know integrity is defined as “the quality of being honest, fair and having strong moral principles; moral uprightness; the state of being whole and undivided?”

Are you a person who is fair and honest? A person undivided in their desire to exude strong moral uprightness? 

God is looking for persons of integrity. Persons who continually choose to walk before Him in honesty and sincerity with all uprightness. Persons who desire to be complete in Him. 

As a child of God, you can be a person who centers righteousness and live a victorious life. People with integrity are lead by the Spirit of God and are a blessing to the people around them. They show up. They lend a helping hand. They’re givers in spirit and in their works.

Persons of integrity aren’t just hearers of God’s Word, they’re doers.

They have the indwelled power of God on the inside of them – emboldening them to speak, lead, and act with confidence. This power is a force that cannot be reckoned with because its source comes from the Father Himself.

If you’re a person of integrity, expect the impossible! Expect God’s Word and promises to be yes, and amen! Expect the actions rooted in honesty, fairness, and sincerity to be seen, heard, and loved by God Almighty!

He knows the plans He has for you. It is prosper you and to give you hope. Praise the Lord!

Blessing & Love From My Heart To Yours,

Hestina’s Jewels 

 

3 Keys to Mustard Seed Faith | Hestina’s Jewels

Praise The Lord Successful People!

Today’s declaration of the day is this: Keep God first, keep moving forward, and always remember that mustard seed faith, moves mountains!

Faith isn’t something we’re born with. It’s something you work at everyday like a muscle. And when we continue to work the muscle, it grows stronger. The same holds true for faith.

Here are 3 steps you can take to help you grow in faith.

  1. Study God’s Word

The word of God is powerful. It can cut through confusion and deception quickly, allowing you to renew your mind and strengthen your faith.

Be diligent to present yourself approved to God, a worker who does not need to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. II Timothy 2: 15 (NKJV)

  1. Renew your mind

Have you ever seen a hamster on a wheel? It’s just running and running but not going anywhere. It’s doing the same thing and getting the same result. The mind works like that. Renewing the mind means changing the way you think so that we can determine “what is that good, pleasing and perfect will of God.”

And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God. Romans 12: 2 (NKJV)

  1. Faith, trust and consistency are key

God recognizes your faith. God rewards your faith. Amazing things begin to happen—begin to shift—when we exercise our faith. When we begin to activate our “mustard seeds” it builds our confidence and trust in God. Faith releases the resources of heaven into our situation. And when God steps in, everything changes! Trusting God strengthens our faith and our hope in His word.

Make this declaration with me:

I declare that I have faith in God.

I declare that I do ask in faith.

I declare that I will not doubt God.

I declare that my faith is growing.

I declare that I produce the fruit of faith.

I believe in my prayers and know God hears then!

 

Blessing & Love from my heart to yours,

Hestina’s Jewels

Created for Glory | Hestina’s Jewels

Praise the Lord All You Great People!

Today’s Word Gem: We were created for God’s Glory.

I will confess and praise You, O Lord my God, with my whole (united) heart; and I will glorify your name forevermore. Psalms 86:12 (AMPC) 

Child of God, the book of Isaiah is clear: I, we, YOU, were created to glorify—attest to the magnificence of God.

When we glorify Him—bring Him honor through our words, actions and thoughts—we acknowledge His majesty. We openly and boldly confess that we value and esteem Him above all else. Not out of obligation, but sincere gratitude.

God made us to magnify His greatness and glory! So, continue to glorify Him through your faith (trust), and your your obedience.

Blessings & Love from my heart to yours,

Hestina’s Jewels