>Natasha’s Daily Scripture. Prayer and Reflection for 11.29.10

>You, therefore, have no excuse, you who pass judgment on someone else, for at whatever point you judge the other, you are condemning yourself, because you who pass judgment do the same things.

Romans 2:1

Pray
Father cleanse my thinking and silence my words that I may not speak ill towards anyone. Let me not judge unless I'm willing to be judged by others. Remind me of my role Father as Your servant, steward, and ambassador. You did not put me here to judge others, but to serve others. Humbly I serve You Father. I love and respect You Lord, and only want to live righteously by Your commands. I pray for Your forgiveness and understanding. Thank You Father. Amen.

Reflection
It is not our place to pass judgment on others. When we feel ourselves leaning towards judgment we must stop and pray for the strength of humility and the freedom to look past what we deem as right and wrong- focusing on doing what God commands of us- and not being concerned with telling others what we think is right for them.

We must be the examples for others to follow, but we can not force other people to be like us, to live like us, or to think like us. We must also remember that we also slip up and make mistakes; we sin, and therefore can easily be judged for our erred ways. So instead of focusing on making sure other people are walking on their paths the correct way, let's make sure we are walking straight on our own. Have a blessed evening. Good night.

Natasha

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>Natasha’s Daily Scripture, Prayer and Reflection for 11.28.10

>I tell you that in the same way there will be more rejoicing in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety‑nine righteous persons who do not need to repent.
 
Luke 15:7

Pray
Father I repent for the sins I have committed today. I repent for justifying the things I did or said. Father forgive me for taking You for granted; for not seeing and acknowledging what You wanted me to see and act upon; for not moving when You direct me; for not loving with my whole heart; and for doubting You. In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.

Reflection
Turn inside and see yourself. Are you putting off repentance? Are you stock-piling until you are ready to ‘cash in’ your sin ‘chips’? What can you admit to doing wrong today, and then ask for God’s forgiveness? Who have you lied to or misled? What debts are you not paying and you know that you can at least give a good-faith payment? Who are you coveting? What things are you doing and saying, hoping that God isn’t paying attention? Trust me He is always paying attention, listening and watching. Just stop, check your heart, and repent. Have an incredible Sunday!

Love,

Natasha

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>Natasha’s Daily Scripture, Prayer and Reflection for 11.27.10

>Jesus answered, “My teaching is not my own. It comes from him who sent me. If anyone chooses to do God’s will, he will find out whether my teaching comes from God or whether I speak on my own. He who speaks on his own does so to gain honor for himself, but he who works for the honor of the one who sent him is a man of truth; there is nothing false about him.

John 7:16-18

Pray
Father thank You for opening my eyes to the truth, for showing me how to demonstrate this truth, and speak to others clearly leaning on Your word and not relying solely on my understanding. Father I understand that the closer I get to You, the more I will be attacked by the “liar” and by those whose eyes are not opened and focused on You. Thank You Father for protecting me. Thank You for blessing me. I only want to honor and serve You, and live a righteous life. Show me how I can be a better servant Father. Amen.

Reflection
Jesus made it clear that God, his Father, sent him to teach His Word. It was not a case where Jesus was walking around making up things and claiming to be the author of the message- he always gave credit to his Father. His love for all mankind was a reflection of God’s love. He healed through God’s power. He rid people from demon possession; raised people from the dead; healed the sick, the blind, the deaf and the mute. Yet he was accused of being possessed by demons. No matter what he did to help- he found himself doubted and under attack. 

Understand that as you do God’s work you may come under attack by doubters, non-believers, and even by believers who are envious of your relationship with Him. As long as your focus is on God, His truth will reveal all- and silence the naysayers. 

Lovingly,

Natasha

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>Natasha’s Daily Scripture, Prayer and Reflection for 11.26.10

>"I have shown love to you," says the Lord, but you say, "How have you shown love to us?"

Malachi 1:2

Pray
Father I'm sorry for taking You for granted, for having expectations of blessings, and not being humble enough to practice patience. I apologize for not giving You what I expect in return. I love You Father and I'm so grateful to be Your child.

I want to please You. I want to be the best steward, the most humble, committed and obedient ambassador. I want to express and reflect Your love each day. I want to show my gratefulness for every breath I take. My life, my reality, my experiences are only made possible because of You. Thank You Father. Amen.

Reflection
We must stop asking God what He's done for us and start giving of ourselves as He expects. We are to be the examples we hope to see in the world. We are to be the paradigms, and from that we will find doors, windows, cubbies, and spaces of opportunity open for us.

We will find our paths become less rigorous because we will stop leaning into our own understanding and simply walk where, when, and how God instructs us. Our doubts and fears will diminish. Our crooked walk will straighten. Our turned head will be realigned. Our eyes will be refocused. Our minds will be sharp and clear. Our tongues will not be forked. We will not question our Father, we will instead just say, "yes Father I will obey".

Let us start counting our blessings and not counting down the days of expectancy for blessings. Let us stop waiting for what's next, and start living for what's now. Start expressing God's love and watch how it flows back to you. Enjoy your Friday.

Love you all,

Natasha

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>Natasha’s Daily Scripture, Prayer and Reflection for 11.25.10

>Continue earnestly in prayer, being vigilant in it with thanksgiving;

Colossians 4:2

Pray
Father I am thankful today for the blessings of life, good health, a loving family, true friends, many acquaintances, and a career that is filled with limitless possibilities.

Father thank You for showing me that even in loss there is a gain. I bow my head to You humbly thanking You for all that You have done for me- and for all that You still have planned. Thank You Father. Amen.

Reflection
Today is Thanksgiving. Every day is Thanksgiving. Every day is a day to be grateful so we must always thank God for our blessings. Be grateful to have people in your life who truly love you; not the groupies, leaches and hangers on who are only around in good times.

Thank God for your family- even when you have issues with them you know that when times get tough you can count on them to help you see things through.

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

Love,

Natasha

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>Natasha’s Daily Scripture, Prayer and Reflection for 11.24.10

>We thank God always for all of you as we mention you constantly in our prayers, because we recall in the presence of our God and Father your work of faith and labor of love and endurance of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ.

We know, brothers and sisters loved by God, that he has chosen you, in that our gospel did not come to you merely in words, but in power and in the Holy Spirit and with deep conviction (surely you recall the character we displayed when we came among you to help you).

And you became imitators of us and of the Lord, when you received the message with joy that comes from the Holy Spirit, despite great affliction.

1 Thessalonians 1:2-6

Pray
Father thank You. Thank You for another day. Thank You for lovingkindness, for Your grace, and for helping me every day in every possible way. Lord when no one else understands me, when no one else is there for me I know that You are. When I am disappointed I can call on You. When I am afraid, Your presence soothes me. I feel Your angels surrounding me.

In honor of You I try to imitate Your son- the perfect example of what You expect from Your children. To build a better relationship with You I try to always turn to You for wisdom and guidance. Father You know that I am weak at times and lean on man and on my own understanding instead of coming to You. Forgive me for those moments of weakness. I am working daily in my walk to be a better person and a better ambassador of and for Your Kingdom. In Your son Jesus' name I pray. Amen.

Reflection
This scripture from Paul, Silvanus and Timothy to the church of the Thessalonians is timeless. Our work of faith, labor of love and endurance of hope in God and our savior Jesus Christ is something to be prayed upon daily- because it is not an easy process. The closer we grow in our walk with our Father and Christ the more we are under attack from mortal mind the "liar". Our minds must be sharp, our eyes focused, our hearts warmed and open to light- and not penetrable by darkness.

We must lovingly be aware of everything and everyone around us. We must be filled with the power of the Holy Spirit as our shield against expected and unexpected attacks. We must not be naive as to the powers of the world, so we must be equipped with the ultimate power of God's Word and Spirit. We must not be comfortable in ignorance, but energized in wisdom and knowledge.

Endurance always signifies a level of discomfort and pain- which is required for growth. Enduring while still praising our Father and His son should be a major focus of ours. Can you deal with life's upsets, drama, disappointments yet still stand strong thanking God for the experience? Can you go through the day not complaining about your life, but rather praising and exclaiming how blessed you truly are? You are alive- now isn't that a blessing! When times get tough and you need someone to talk to- speak to a person who is walking in the Word, not to one who will reinforce your fears and doubt, or bring you more confusion than a solution.

Look around you this Wednesday and see all of the ways God has blessed you, and then praise His name and let the world know just how good God is to you- and what He's done in your life!

Love you all,

Natasha

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>Natasha’s Daily Scripture, Prayer and Reflection for 11.23.10

>Your conduct must be free from the love of money and you must be content with what you have, for he has said, “I will never leave you and I will never abandon you.” So we can say with confidence, “The Lord is my helper, and I will not be afraid. What can man do to me?”

Hebrews 13:5-6

Pray
Father You have never stopped blessing me. You have always provided me with shelter; never homeless- because my home is with and in You. I know that a house is not a home if You are not the foundation. I know that the money I earn is Yours- and You made those provisions for me. I know that my material possessions are on loan to me by You. I will not be afraid of losing what I have because God, You are my provider. I will fight my fears because I know You will never abandon me. Father help me say and believe with confidence that I fear nothing. In Your name I pray. Amen. 

Reflection
Once we come to a point where we fear absolutely nothing other than displeasing God and fearing His judgment- we will be at the very place He has intended. When we no longer rely on money as our king and solution to all of our problems- and instead rely on God- we will see our lives clearly as He does. We will truly be walking in faith knowing that no matter what situation we encounter He is there. We will never fear poverty, homelessness, illness, death, life, abandonment, being unloved or being alone. We will be complete with Him.

I am grateful for those of you who contact me and send your thanks for this daily message. I am grateful that you find a connection with the passages selected, and the prayers and reflections that come from God’s love and light. Enjoy your Tuesday evening. God bless you.

Love,

Natasha

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