But He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.
Today is a 5
Numbers hold a special significance in the Holy Bible, especially in terms of the original language being Hebrew. In Hebrew, each letter possesses a numerical value. Gematria is the calculation of the numerical equivalence of letters or words based on the Hebrew alphabet to gain insight and explore ideas in scripture. In Hebrew, the letter HEY is equivalent to the number 5. It is comprised of the letters dalet (4) and yud (10). The vertical and horizontal lines of the dalet represent the physical world, while the yud signifies the world to come. Therefore the HEY is symbolic of the combination of the physical and spiritual realms.
In Christian theology, the number 5 is significant because it represents grace and protection.
So on this 5 day, I encourage you to receive God’s grace; spirit, soul and body!
The wars and rumors of wars, the economic struggles, the Ebola threat, threats of the corporate downsize, etc., on and on….
A thousand may fall at your side, ten thousand at your right hand,
but it will not come near you. You will only observe with your eyes and see the punishment of the wicked. If you say, “The LORD is my refuge,” and you make the Most High your dwelling, no harm will overtake you, no disaster will come near your tent.
Your beauty should not come from outward adornment, such as elaborate hairstyles and the wearing of gold jewelry or fine clothes. Rather, it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God’s sight. For this is the way the holy women of the past who put their hope in God used to adorn themselves… (1Peter 3:4-5).
After the oil of Myrrh, the remaining treatment for Esther was 6 months of cosmetics and spices. Our 5th tenet, the Beauty of holiness, represents the grace of God. The cosmetics and spices relate to His presence in us, bestowing a sweet attractiveness that is seen and felt. Favor will begin to follow you around. As I have put my attention to these guideposts, God’s mercy and favor continues to increase. For example, I am often addressed as ‘sweetheart’ and other endearing terms. I was not known as such prior to this path. Ask my family! This favor includes simple things like; surprise discounts while shopping or receiving free parking in a paid parking zone. Another interesting change- not a day goes by without someone complimenting my skin, the ‘glow’ that I have, yet I have used the same moisturizer since forever! These are simple examples but what makes them interesting is they have come about without conscious effort. Especially the ‘sweet’ as I have a strong personality and sweet was not an adjective used to describe me in the past. Thank God for His mercy.
The LORD appeared to him from afar, saying, “I have loved you with an everlasting love; Therefore I have drawn you with loving kindness (Jeremiah 31:3).
The favor of God is the Law of Attraction.