A Crown Of Beauty Instead Of…

Humiliation and insignificance have been cancelled out. He has replaced and restored us.

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Do we realize that IN Christ we wear a beautiful crown?  He has said, “To bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes.”   Isaiah 61: 3  

Whatever has caused us grief, regret or mourning, like one sitting in ashes, God has removed.  He has not only removed it, but has replaced it with a crown of beauty.  There has been a divine exchange. Allelujah!

One sitting in dust and ashes are symbolic of humiliation and insignificance.  We no longer wear that type of head covering.

As a believer, Jesus has bestowed (honored, granted) on us a crown of beauty.  We are now seated with Him in heavenly places before we arrive.  Our position is with Him and IN Him, now.  His favor is upon our life. Believe it!

Humiliation and insignificance have been canceled out. He has replaced and restored us to this:  “Instead of shame you will receive a double portion, and instead of disgrace you will rejoice in your inheritance; and so you will inherit a double portion in the land, and everlasting joy will be yours.”  Isaiah 61: 7  

Instead of focusing on what was, remember what is, and what will be. 

Embracing Instead Of,

Mary Beth Pecora

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About the Author

Mary Beth Pecora, a faithful wife, mother, grandmother, friend, worshiper and servant leader, who loves life and loves people. More importantly, she passionately loves God and the fullness of who He is! For twenty-three years she has served in leadership positions within the ministry of Aglow International. Currently, she and her husband serve at The Secret Place--A Psalm 91 Ministry. It's a place for individual folks to come, be exhorted and prayed for, while being ushered to ministry stations within the room. They continue to serve monthly in the Prayer Room at their home church that they have been a part of for almost forty years. In April of 2022 they both received their Ministry License and will pursue Ordination in the fall. She delights in encouraging folks of all ages within various walks of life. Her love of writing is now her passion, which led her to publish two books, "Restoration Explosion In The New Year," and "Navigating The Mysteries Of God." Above all that’s been accomplished and concluded, the BEST thing to her is knowing her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. He is her everything—her very best friend. Visit: Mybelovedsvoice.com