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

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!

 

Who Needs Comfort? Well, You.

​Blessings and love Beautiful Ones,

Comfort is defined as “the state of physical ease, freedom from pain or constraint. The easing of a person’s grief or distress; to console.” Let’s pause and think on that for a moment.

Now let’s read that again.

The easing of a person’s grief or distress.

Thirty-six characters. Eight words. One powerful statement. 

In the wake of turmoil, unrest, and escalating events that often leave us gasping for a breath – searching for a way out – hoping for a little reprieve, these eight simple words offer us a lifeline.

The LORD himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged. Deuteronomy 31:8
Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God. 2 Corinthian 1:3-4
Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. Psalms 23:4

God is with us. God will comfort us.  

Two sentences. Two phrases designed to breathe peace into our hearts and bring about a collective exhale of relief. We’re not alone. Comfort is our birthright. And we can allow the Lover of our souls to wrap us in it, at will.

His promises are yes and amen. Let the Comforter strengthen and relieve you of your distress and your grief. You’ll be so glad you did.

From My Heart To Yours💚

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,

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,

Hestina’s Jewels

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,

Hestina’s Jewels

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!

Hestina’s Jewels