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When working with battered people we endeavor to speak to the whole person. We are made up of three distinct components: body, spirit, and soul and we cannot function in this present life without all three functioning simultaneously. It’s our goal to bring forth enlightened thoughts, sayings, or ponderings for everyday living which can benefit the person’s spirit, soul and body thus, starting the renewal process in the spirit of the mind. Which is the ultimate goal for our ministry.
In these posts the meaning of spiritual gems are the emotional, physical and spiritual benefits it may bring into a person’s life. In this instance they can be thoughts/ponderings and ideas that a person had not previously considered. Spiritual gems are the Words of God “My words are spirit, and they are life” John 6:63. These gems may give a person wisdom, revelational knowledge, and understanding about their everyday problems, and situations, and how to resolve the issues. Gems: are everyday sayings, and quotes from notable individuals, as well as this author’s writings.
Our mission statement highlights the Spiritual concept of Gems. The Renewal Center for Battered Women, Ministries is dedicated to serve clients by helping to remove distress of domestic violence through education, counseling, guidance, and assistance in making better life choices through biblical principles, and practical applications.
Spiritual Gem: Fear God!
“I, even I, am he that comforteth you: who art thou, that thou shouldest be afraid of a man that shall die…” Isaiah 51:12.
You see, it’s not the scary type of fear that the Lord desires, but a reverential fear that respects who God is: His power, authority and sovereignty. “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom; and the knowledge of holy is understanding”. Proverbs 9:10.
Gem: Sudden Fear.
In this economy of downscaling, cutbacks, layoffs, health problems, and the list goes on and on, we have reasons to be concerned. Someone sent me an email about downsizing and cuts in my department, sudden fear gripped me! I begin to fret over the possibility, wondering what would happen if my position was cut. Then I heard in my spirit “Fear not.” After hearing that reassuring word from the Holy Spirit, I calmed down. I was now able to get the right perspective. God the Father wants us to have a reverential fear of Him, not of man, things and situations. -Author
Spiritual Gems: Fear Not
Love and fear do not mix. God have not given us a spirit of fear, but of power, and love and a sound mind. 2Timothy 1:7.
Don’t be afraid of sudden fear: for the Lord is your confidence. Proverbs 3:25.
In God have I put my trust: I will not be afraid what man [woman] can do to me. Psalms 56:11
Fear not for I am with you be not dismayed for I am your God…Isaiah. 41:10
Gem: He Speaks.
God speaks on and on in 10,000 tongues He speaks. With signs and wonders, fire and thunder, He speaks. He speaks in valley deep and on the mountain peaks He speaks. He speaks through circumstances, situations, dreams, revelations, nature and various ways. He speaks to each and every one of us in the language that we can understand. He speaks non-verbal and in nuances, He speaks. -Author
You may be thinking, but how does He speak to me? He usually speaks by His written word, call the logos a Greek word. The Logos is the expressed written word of God. It’s like a logo, you can see the written word expressed in your mind, or written, or other objects of expressions. Another way He may speak specifically to you is called Rhema, another Greek word. It’s a still small voice, an inspired utterance that comes in your spirit. Usually, a warning: instructions, or direction of some sort.
When I was a young woman, I was brutally raped at knifepoint. If the chain-linked fence wasn’t in place, it would literally have been in my backyard. When the perpetrator finished, even though dazed, and half unconscious, I heard in my spirit a still small voice ” get up and run“. I am alive today because I obeyed the voice of the Holy Spirit. Obedience to the Lord can literally save your life.
The most profound preacher of the gospel I know. often encouraged: Obey God and leave all the consequences to Him. – Charles Stanley
Spiritual Gem: It is better to obey than to sacrifice for rebellion is the sin of witchcraft. I Samuel 15:22.
Gem: If a person is unfaithful in their prior relationship with you, guess what? They will be unfaithful in their relationship with you. – Human nature.
Gem: Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter. -Martin Luther King, Jr.
Spiritual Gem: Reciprocity, mutual benefit, or exchange: give and your will receive. Luke 6:18.
Spiritual Gem: Use what you already have, and more will be given to you. Matthew 25:29.