In the stillness of the Sabbath, we embark on a journey into the timeless promises of Isaiah 9:2-7, finding solace in the comforting truth that Immanuel – God with us – is present in our lives today. As we delve into this sacred scripture, we’ll also explore the harmonious blend of essential oils known as “I Am Peace” from the I Am Affirmation Collection, discovering how they can enhance our spiritual practice.
Verse-by-Verse Personal Bible Study: Isaiah 9:2-7
Verse 2: “The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light; those who dwelt in a land of deep darkness, on them has light shone.”
- In the shadows of our lives, God’s light penetrates, dispelling darkness.
- Reflect on moments when divine light has illuminated your path, bringing clarity and hope.
Verse 3: “You have multiplied the nation; you have increased its joy; they rejoice before you as with joy at the harvest, as they are glad when they divide the spoil.”
- Consider the abundance of joy that comes from God’s presence.
- How has your spiritual harvest been multiplied, and where do you find joy in the spoils of God’s blessings?
Verse 4: “For the yoke of his burden, and the staff for his shoulder, the rod of his oppressor, you have broken as on the day of Midian.”
- Reflect on the burdens that have been lifted in your life.
- How has God broken the yoke of oppression, providing freedom and relief?
Verse 5: “For every boot of the tramping warrior in battle tumult and every garment rolled in blood will be burned as fuel for the fire.”
- Consider the transformation promised – the end of conflict and the ushering in of peace.
- How have you witnessed the spiritual burning away of strife and turmoil in your life?
Verse 6: “For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.”
- Contemplate the significance of the arrival of Jesus as the Prince of Peace.
- How has the presence of the Prince of Peace impacted your life, bringing counsel, might, and everlasting love?
Verse 7: “Of the increase of his government and of peace, there will be no end, on the throne of David and over his kingdom, to establish it and to uphold it with justice and with righteousness from this time forth and forevermore.”
- Consider the eternal nature of God’s kingdom.
- How does the promise of an unending reign of justice and righteousness resonate with your soul?
Essential Oil Blend – I Am Peace Affirmation blend from I AM Affirmation Collection
The “I Am Peace” essential oil blend is a harmonious fusion of Chamomile, Lavender, Geranium, Grapefruit, and Mandarin. Each oil in this blend contributes unique spiritual properties to enhance your connection with the divine.
*Chamomile:* Known for its calming properties, chamomile invites a sense of serenity, preparing the mind for spiritual reflection.
*Lavender:* This spiritually cleansing oil promotes clarity of thought, creating an atmosphere conducive to a deeper connection with God.
*Geranium:* Associated with emotional healing, geranium encourages stability and peace, fostering a serene environment for spiritual practice.
*Grapefruit:* With uplifting qualities, grapefruit brings a sense of joy and inspiration, elevating the spirit during moments of contemplation.
*Mandarin:* This citrus oil is linked to feelings of joy, enhancing positivity and creating a vibrant ambiance for spiritual awakening.
Ways to Use “I Am Peace” During Spiritual Practice
1. Diffusion: Add a few drops to your diffuser during meditation or prayer for a tranquil and spiritually charged atmosphere.
2. Topical Application: Dilute with a carrier oil and apply to pulse points before entering into moments of reflection and spiritual study.
3. Aromatherapy Bath: Add a few drops to your bathwater for a soothing and spiritually rejuvenating experience.
4. Anointing: Use it as an anointing oil during prayer, inviting the calming and uplifting energies to accompany your spiritual journey.
I affirm the transformative power of divine light in my life, just as Isaiah 9:2-7 promises. In moments of darkness, I see a great light – Immanuel, God with us, guiding my path. The joy of His presence multiplies my blessings. Burdens are lifted, and I walk in the freedom of His peace. As the Prince of Peace reigns in my heart, His wisdom and love endure forever. I declare that the government of His peace has no end in my life. Today, I embrace the eternal promise of Isaiah 9:2-7, and I am filled with gratitude, joy, and the assurance of God’s unwavering presence.
As we embrace the message of Immanuel – God with us today – and integrate the “I Am Peace” essential oil blend into our spiritual practice, may this Sabbath Reconnection be a moment of profound reflection and tranquility. May the promises of Isaiah 9:2-7 resonate in our hearts, bringing peace, joy, and a deeper awareness of God’s abiding presence into our lives. In this sacred space, let us find renewal, inspiration, and the comforting embrace of Immanuel – our God with us today.