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

The Power of Peace | Hestina’s Jewels

Hello Beautiful Ones!

In a world of uncertainty, angst, pandemics, and every pressing thing on every side, I want to you know this: God is concerned about YOU. He is concerned about YOUR family. He is concerned about YOUR well-being. And even though things may look like they’re falling apart or going every which way but the right way, God’s promises for your life will always come to pass.

This is where peace comes in.  

Peace is power. It is “freedom from disquieting or oppressive thoughts” that infringe on our faith and growth. Peace is a disruptor to fear, anxiety or worry. It anchors us – securing us firmly in place so that we are not easily shaken or intimidated. 

God’s peace surpasses all understanding. If we allow it, peace can permeate every facet of our lives paving the way for our faith to grow – for our trust in God to deepen.

[Most] blessed is the man who believes in, trusts in, and relies on the  Lord, and whose hope and confidence the Lord is. Jeremiah 17:7 (AMP)

Beautiful One, God knew you when you were in the womb (Jeremiah 1:5). He approved of you as His chosen instrument, and before you were born He set you apart. 

You are unique and wonderfully made. You are created by a God who loves and cares for you. I encourage you to allow His peace to anchor you during your storm.

And let the peace (soul harmony which comes) from Christ rule (act as umpire continually) in your hearts [deciding and settling with finality all questions that arise in your minds, in that peaceful state] to which as [members of Christ’s] one body you were also called [to live]. And be thankful (appreciative), [giving praise to God always]. Colossians 3:15 (AMP) 

Remember, God is for you (Romans 8:31), God is with you, and He is ALWAYS on your side. Let His peace lead you from faith to faith, and glory to glory!

Blessing &  Love From My Heart To Yours,

Hestina’s Jewels

 

Spirit of Refreshing | Hestina’s Jewels

Praise The Lord All You Great People!

The dictionary defines refreshing as “having the power to restore freshness, vitality, or energy.”

Isn’t that just what the Father longs to do for us? To bring refreshing to our souls and spirits? To restore our empty wells filling us with energy, wisdom, faith and peace?

Acts 3:20 (ESV)  tells us that “Times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord, and that he may send the Christ appointed for you, Jesus.”

Refreshing comes from the presence of the Lord! Beautiful ones, in these times of uncertainty, pain, anguish and sheer weariness, we can be find comfort and refreshing in the presence of the Lord. You can trust Him to renew your energy, your hope and your life. Join me in the Spirit of Refreshing Confession:

My spirit has been refreshed. I thank the Lord that all displeasure is dismissed out of my life. I am a person who obeys God’s word. I have confidence in the word of God for my life.I am refreshed, strengthened, and blessed. I have a peaceful spirit.I am united with the Body of Christ. I make a covenant with my family, friends, church, and community to help them reach their destiny in life. I, thank You Sweet Lord for the spirit of refreshing.

“Therefore we are relieved and comforted and encouraged [at the result]. And in addition to our own [personal] consolation, we were especially delighted at the joy of Titus, because you have all set his mind at rest, soothing and refreshing his spirit. 2 Corinthians 7:13 (AMPC) 

Blessing & Love, from my heart to yours!

Hestina’s Jewels