>Natasha’s Daily Scripture, Prayer and Reflection for 10.30.10

>The greatest among you must be a servant. But those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted.

Matthew 23:11-12

Pray
Father I serve You and Your children with great honor and humility. I thank You for my blessings. I thank You for the privilege to serve and be of service. Show me more ways that I can best serve as Your ambassador. In Your name I pray. Amen.

Reflection
There is no human too great to serve others. There is no one higher or more powerful than God. Those who stand before God's flock and speak as though they are equal to God, or the only way in which to gain God's glory, will be humbled quickly by Him. No priest, pastor, minister, bishop, elder, rabbi, or any leader can place themselves on a pedestal and think God won't knock them down.

These people are here to serve God and to serve us, not the other way around. We have a lot of people walking and strutting around with God and Messiah complexes; and their time will come when they have to answer to God and Jesus just exactly what they were trying to accomplish by misrepresenting themselves to the children of God.

For instance, it's kind of difficult to justify millions of dollars of worldly possessions received from the blood, sweat, and tears of others…. especially when those people are living in poverty. So think twice before jumping to raise money to "buy Pastor a new Bentley"- what purpose does that really serve? How will that get you closer to God? How will that etch out your footing in Heaven? How will that atone for your sins? Just think about it!

Good night. May you have the sweetest of dreams and wake to notice even more blessings before you! God bless you all.

Love,

Natasha

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>Natasha’s Daily Scripture, Prayer and Reflection for 10.29.10

>**Note: My apologies for the lengthy message yesterday, the Word was flowing through me so I typed until the message was clear and revealed. God bless all of you and enjoy today's shortened but poignant message.**

"If you forgive those who sin against you, your heavenly Father will forgive you. But if you refuse to forgive others, your Father will not forgive your sins.

Matthew 6:14-15

Pray
Father I pray for Your forgiveness. I have worked at freeing myself to forgive others who have sinned against me so that I no longer carry around the dead weight from a cold heart and closed mind. I know that I can't ask for and expect forgiveness from You if I can't find it in my heart to forgive Your children. In Your name I pray. Amen.

Reflection
Carrying around the anger and resentment from what someone did to you will only make their issues your own. That is dead weight that you don't need in your life. That is time you are wasting fixated on them, when if you really thought about it- they most likely are so far-removed from that situation that it is no longer of concern to them; some may not even remember the incident or simply don't care. If we say that God takes care of our battles, then why don't we release these trespasses to Him and allow Him to handle our grievances?

We must let go and free ourselves from that darkness. We must forgive and move on. Honestly, can you expect something you're not willing to give in return? Can you expect forgiveness from our Father although you're still holding grudges, causing havoc, and seeking revenge upon one of His children? Let the healing begin starting today, by first forgiving those who hurt you.

It's Friday and you are blessed to be reading this, to be living, breathing, blinking and thinking. Enjoy your day and your blessings.

Natasha

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>Natasha’s Daily Scripture, Prayer and Reflection for 10.28.10

>What goes into a man's mouth does not make him 'unclean,' but what comes out of his mouth, that is what makes him 'unclean…. Don't you see that whatever enters the mouth goes into the stomach and then out of the body? But the things that come out of the mouth come from the heart, and these make a man 'unclean.' For out of the heart come evil thoughts, murder, adultery, sexual immorality, theft, false testimony, slander. These are what make a man 'unclean'….

Matthew 15:11, 17-20

Pray
Father, being from You and not of the world I know that all that I need can only come from You. No man can protect, provide and bring purpose to my life- only You can do that Father. Protect me Lord. Protect me from myself. Protect me from allowing others fears to seep inside of me where I lose my focus on You. Protect my heart Lord. Protect it from desiring the instant gratification the world provides. Protect it from harm, from those who would want to control it and my mind. Protect me from buying into the lies that others tell. Protect me from telling lies to myself and others.

Provide me with 'clean' words of truth, even if that truth causes pain for someone else who would rather seek comfort in darkness. Provide me with the words to heal when I am in pain so that I don't hurt others, even if they are the ones that caused my pain. Provide me with the courage to walk away from anything or anyone who is not bringing Your light into my life and the lives of others.

Show me my purpose Father. Show me the path, even when I veer off in another direction. Show me how I can be the best ambassador serving You and Your children. Show me how to avoid falling in the trappings of others who are miserable because they choose not to have a relationship with You Lord. Show me how to say "no" to temptation, how to turn my head and my heart away from yearnings of the flesh. Show me the real intent of those who surround me. Show me how to remain focused on Your plan for me, and not be seduced by dreams and desires for instant gratification. Reveal to me the wolf in sheep's clothing, the seducer only out for self, and the manipulator who is around to cause havoc and gleam in victory. I thank You Father for all that You do, even when I mess up. In Your name I pray. Amen.

Reflection
We must watch what we say to and about ourselves, and to and about others. We must take responsibility for our part in our interaction with others; just because a touch, a hug, a joke, or a comment was done/shared 'innocently', that doesn't mean that it was taken that way. We can't merely say, "that's their problem" because their problem can soon become our problem. A mild flirtation from your viewpoint, can be an overt action to the person being flirted with, and to onlookers. Once again, your actions or inactions are ultimately your responsibility, because when things go wrong everything comes back to you.

Think of the workplace sexual harassment claims, they are real and growing rapidly. I know of someone who is facing a huge lawsuit from an intern because his actions and inactions were misconstrued. She kept a journal, has emails and some other 'evidence'. There was even a voice mail left by him that has been considered questionable. That's the 'uncleanness' of the heart seeping through. I have learned over time that I should refrain from doing or saying anything to people that could be misconstrued by others as inappropriate, and I also must not form relationships with people that could be deemed as inappropriate. We don't have time to be side-tracked from God's plan!

We must always be prayerful. We must immediately change our thinking when something negative seeps in; we must say "you are a liar" and force the negativity out. We must not allow our hearts to be misled. If our focus is on God, and we pray to Him constantly throughout our day- then we can tell the difference between something of God and of the world. We can tell the difference between God's voice and His light, and that of our mortal mind that is clouded and fractured. Before we say or do something, let's first stop and think about God; think about whether we'd do and say this in front of His son, Jesus. If you have to think about it, then You know you're about to be on a slippery slope of 'uncleanness'. Stop and walk away.

If you haven't grown in your relationship with God and Jesus to strongly consider this, then ask whether you would do or say this in public, in front of your closest family members, your children, your boss, co-workers or employees? Would you want what you did or said put on the Internet and on every television news station? Would you want to see it in the newspapers? If the answer is no, then walk away and don't do it. Don't send that compromising picture, letter, card, email or text message, don't make that phone call or leave that voice mail. Don't angrily drive over to someone's home or workplace to confront them. If you wouldn't want to explain yourself and your actions afterwards, then opt to not do it. Our 'dirt' has a way of slamming us in the face when we least expect it! We can never take back something we have said or done.

When put that way, it may seem more simple to comprehend. God wants you to do right, to live right, and to represent Him the right way- so whatever positive and righteous methods you need to take to do this, then do it. I needed to read this scripture I found today. I simply turned to it and my eyes saw the passages, and I began to type as I prayed and reflected on the verses. Maybe this message was meant for you, maybe someone you know may benefit from reading it. I don't know. I simply share what flows through me. One day it may be a short message, and then there's days like today where I pray and reflect until everything is said.

It's Thursday, a new day- make the most of it and stayed prayed up!

Lovingly,

Natasha

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>Natasha’s Daily Scripture, Prayer and Reflection for 10.26.10

>For it were better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than, after knowing it, to turn back from the holy commandment delivered unto them.

2 Peter 2:21

Pray
Father I don't want to make a mockery of Your holy name, of Your goodness and kindness, of those before me that You sent to spread Your Word and build Your Kingdom. Before I speak let me pray to You for Your words to flow through me. As I listen to your children, let me listen for Your voice as a filter. Let me see that everything in life is about You, not me, not the people I know or anyone else. The sun rises and the moon grows full because of You Father. Winds blow, water flows, flowers bloom, and stars twinkle because of You.

Thank You Father for another day, another breath, my blinking eyes and beating heart. Thank You Father for my mind that I might reason, and make the decisions to live righteously or not. Thank You for all of my experiences, good and not so pleasant. They have taught me so much about myself, about You, and about my purpose. In Your name I pray. Amen.

Reflection
God sent us His son so that we may know Him. Many of us still don't see the correlation, still don't study God's Word, or follow Jesus' examples. We can quote, share parables, and pretend that we truly understand and embrace our walk. We can make bumper stickers and calendars, write books, preach and teach, and give speeches, all while living unrighteously.

We need to stop being hypocrites and start living the lives God put us here to lead. We need to stop misleading others with our lies and deceit. We need to stop being selfish and start being selfless, putting others needs first before our own- thinking how we can best serve others rather than how we can best benefit from the equation. We need to focus intently on putting God and Jesus first before all others. Our days should begin, end, and be filled with prayers, thoughts, and thanks to God and Jesus. Some people feel that they are gods because they are rulers and leaders of governments and organizations, but God has a special treat in store for them! There is none greater than our Father.

If you continue to resist change, resist God's molding hands, resist those people God placed in your life to make you a better person, resist doing things that feel uncomfortable to you- although they serve God's plan- then you were better off not knowing the way to righteousness. Instead of just keeping track of the good things you do, stop from time-to-time and take note of what you don't do, didn't do, and won't do; who you refused to listen to, who you hurt simply because you could, who you didn't love fully, who you neglected and ignored. If you don't have time for God's children how can you say you are devoted and have time for Him? If what you didn't do and refused to do outweighs or totals what you have done in life, then the good deeds you have done have been for naught. Just think about it.

Love,

Natasha

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Natasha

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>Natasha’s Daily Scripture, Prayer and Reflection for 10.25.10

>Grace to you and peace be multiplied in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord; whereby he hath granted unto us his precious and exceeding great promises; seeing that his divine power hath granted unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that called us by his own glory and virtue; that through these ye may become partakers of the divine nature, having escaped from the corruption that is in that world by lust.

Yea, and for this very cause adding on your part all diligence, in your faith supply virtue; and in your virtue knowledge; and in your knowledge self-control; and in your self-control patience; and in your patience godliness; and in your godliness brotherly kindness; and in your brotherly kindness love. For if these things are yours and abound, they make you to be not idle nor unfruitful unto the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.

For he that lacketh these things is blind, seeing only what is near, having forgotten the cleansing from his old sins. For he that lacketh these things is blind, seeing only what is near, having forgotten the cleansing from his old sins. Wherefore, brethren, give the more diligence to make your calling and election sure: for if ye do these things, ye shall never stumble: for thus shall be richly supplied unto you the entrance into the eternal kingdom of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Wherefore I shall be ready always to put you in remembrance of these things, though ye know them, and are established in the truth which is with you.

2 Peter 1:2-12

Pray
To know You is to love You Lord. I have not forgotten the sins I have been cleansed of, nor have I forgotten the sins I have recently committed that I am asking to be forgiven and cleansed of by You. I need to be constantly reminded of my role, my purpose, my commitments, and of Your expectations Father so that I may come to a place in my life where I won't stumble and fall, but see clearly what lies ahead, and make the right decisions. Thank You for your loving guidance, Your angels that protect me and show me the way, and for Your son who is the ultimate example. I love You Father. Amen.

Reflection
We know what is right and wrong, but we all need constant reminders of what is expected of us and our roles if we are to be a part of God's Kingdom. We must change starting right now. None of us are perfect, so every day we should work at being better children- more patient, loving, nurturing, forgiving, and understanding. We should correct ourselves when we lean towards judging others, expecting others to conform to our wants and needs, and not placing God first in all of our decisions.

We are to conform only to God, so check yourself if you have forgotten your primary position as His child and follower. No one should ever place another human, animal or object before the Lord. All decisions should be made on what He says, and what His son, Jesus Christ, would say and do if you asked him for advice and direction. There is only one way. You must choose to be God-centered or ego-centered. Which will you choose?

Lovingly,

Natasha

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>Natasha’s Daily Scripture, Prayer and Reflection for 10.22.10

>I am the Alpha and the Omega, saith the Lord God, who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty.

Revelation 1:8

Pray
Father You are the beginning and the end, the first and the last, the past, present and future. You are my everything. Father I thank You because when I can't count on anyone or anything to be what they appear, I can always count on You. Father I am praying for Your comforting touch to see me through. The only truth I need comes directly from You Lord. There is no other truth, no other light, no other answer, and no other way. Thank You for Your constant presence in my life. Thank You for blessing me every single second of every day. In Your name I pray. Amen.

Reflection
No matter where we are, what we're doing, and what we're going through- God is there and no one can separate us from His love. Turn to Him to have revealed the truths of life.

Bless you all and have a beautiful evening.

Natasha

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