>Natasha’s Daily Scripture, Prayer and Reflection for 12.23.10

>Honour thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee.

Exodus 20:12

Pray
Father as long as I breathe I promise to honor my father and mother as You command. Never will I do anything to disrespect them or their name, as any disrespect of them is both disrespectful and a sin toward You. I never want to disobey You Lord. Lengthen my days Father. Bless me with long-lasting life here that I might have eternal life beyond this level of existence. As Your humble servant I pray. Amen.

Reflection
No matter our issues with our parents, no matter what has happened yesterday, yesteryear, or what happens tomorrow- we are to honor them as God says. Period. There are no exceptions to this commandment. Even if they are no longer alive their memory should always be honored and you should live honorably, representing them as you would Jesus. God does not ask us to do this, He commands it. We must obey. Humbly I will. Will you? Enjoy your Thursday evening!

Love,

Natasha

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>Natasha’s Daily Scripture, Prayer and Reflection for 12.22.10

>"Likewise, ye younger, submit yourselves unto the elder. Yea, all of you be subject one to another, and be clothed with humility: for God resisteth the proud, and giveth grace to the humble."

1 Peter 5:5

Pray
Father remove the pride in me that holds me back, that discourages me from asking for help, and holds me back from giving my all in every situation and in every relationship. Father let me continue to see my elders as the pillars that hold up Your foundation. Let my humility ground me Lord. In Your name I pray. Amen.

Reflection
We have transitioned from a society that respected our elders to one where we see them as taking up needed space; where disrespect is clearly evident and a mindset of superiority blinds us. God tells us to honor our elders for they are vessels of deep wisdom, while the youth drown in shallowness. To be free we must humble ourselves. To be humble we must let go of our personal ideals and take ahold of God's. We must strip ourselves of the layers we created and return to our rawest and purest forms. It's Wednesday, enjoy every second!

Love always,

Natasha

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>Natasha’s Daily Scripture, Prayer and Reflection for 12.21.10

>"They spend their days in wealth, and in a moment go down to the grave."
Job 21:13

Pray
Father let my days here on earth be so humbled that the only wealth I seek is from You. Let me be so humbled that I am only moved and motivated by You. Father I pray for long days to serve Your Kingdom here, that I may serve longer when my life here ceases to exist. I don't want my focus to be on money, what I'm lacking, or the things that I desire but don't necessarily need. I want my focus to be on You and doing exactly what is required as Your ambassador. I don't want my time here on earth to be in vain or to be disrespectful to You and Your plan. You point and I will follow Father. Amen.

Reflection
Let our focus be on God and living His plan for us, not focusing on our plans and trying to get God to do for us. Our wealth and riches come from Him. When we are money-centered we remove God from His place in our lives, and leave ourselves open for manipulation and temptation by the outside world. Re-focus!
Have an incredible Tuesday and be a blessing to others.

Lovingly,

Natasha

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>Natasha’s Daily Scripture, Prayer and Reflection for 12.20.10

>"And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors."

Matthew 6:12

Pray
Father we all owe a debt and are owed a debt. Let us forgive those who are late in repayment, those who are struggling to pay on time, those who have to make payment arrangements, just as we would ask those we owe a debt to forgive us of our late and modified repayments of debt.

Father I believe that just as You will show me the way to repay my debts, You will provide the means for those who owe me money to repay me in increments and if possible, in full. Just as I would not want someone hounding me for money, I wouldn't consider doing this to others. My belief and faith is in You Lord, and I know that with and through You all will be made possible when the time comes due. Thank You Father. Thank You for touching my heart. I thank You now for touching the heart of those I owe a debt and those who owe me. In Your son Jesus' name I pray. Amen.

Reflection
We have all had rough times financially, some of us are going through a major rough 'patch' right now. Some of you are concerned with how you will buy Christmas gifts, while some of you know that there won't be any purchased gifts this year- but the gift of love will be the present shared this Christmas season. Some of you are more focused on what you could be buying with that repaid debt, while the rest of you are more concerned with keeping on your lights, getting your heating system in your home repaired or replaced, getting your car fixed so you can get to work, and having the money to pay tuition at school.

We should never use our motivation for seeking material possessions or other superficial wants as an excuse to hound and harass someone to repay a debt. We should never hound and harass someone to repay a debt if we are children of God. We say we walk in faith, but then we don't trust in God to take care of our needs.

As your situation may be bad, that other person's may be worse- and the opposite may also be true. Just like any other relationship there should be mutual respect, a desire to line all communication and interaction with a sense of dignity for self and for the other person.

Is the person making an effort to repay you? Are they sending you 'good faith' payments every few weeks or months? Then aren't they repaying their debt? So why are you harassing them? Are they consistently communicating with you the current situation and their plans to bring their debt current with you? Then why are you enraged and seething? That is not of God.

The funny thing about this is that when we're owed money, when we receive late payments it is oftentimes the cycle of the universe coming back full-circle. Have you been late paying a debt? Have you had to make payment arrangements? Do you have a credit card that you only make a partial repayment- not the full amount each month? Then why are you shocked to receive late and partial repayments of money owed to you?

We are so selfish and self-centered that it is pitifully sad, and absolutely disgusting. We call ourselves Christians and then act like demons over possessions, property, and money. Think about that and then think about what Jesus would do. Think about what being a Christian truly means. Re-think what Christmas is really about- and consider if your thinking is totally off the mark. If you're more concerned with spreading good-tidings with expensive gifts wrapped and covered in bows- then you have absolutely no clue what Christmas is all about!

Christmas for me is about being with my loved ones, not buying and exchanging gifts. So believe me when I say that I won't go broke or feel financially 'pinched' spending money on gifts this year; nor am I expecting to receive any gifts this year. I will be blessed to be alive, healthy, and in the company of those I love most. If I'm not a good enough 'present', if the presence of the Lord inside of me isn't a beautiful enough gift- then maybe those around me need to reconsider spending Christmas with me again in the future.

Lovingly,

Natasha

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>Natasha’s Daily Scripture, Prayer and Reflection for 12.19.10

>”Bread of deceit is sweet to a man; but afterwards his mouth shall be filled with gravel.”

Psalm 20:17 

Pray 
Father protect me from being deceived and deceiving others. Reveal the truth before the lie has time to grow roots. Let the lie be choked off immediately. Amen.

Reflection
We should be working diligently in our lives to be truthful, honest, and righteous. We should resist temptation to lie, deceive, mislead, and cheat. We should think of how we would feel if these things were done to us, and then make the conscious steps towards living God-like, walking in the light and not darkness.

Love,

Natasha

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>Natasha’s Daily Scripture, Prayer and Reflection for 12.18.10

>"Love not sleep, lest thou come to poverty; open thine eyes, and thou shalt be satisfied with bread."

Proverbs 20:13

Pray
Father I know You dislike laziness. Only those that put in the work reap the rewards of their labor. Keep me focused Lord on my work ethic, getting the job done on time every time, and giving it 100% effort. When You say I have had enough rest for one day, wake me Father that I might open my eyes and begin work for a new day. I want to be successful in every aspect of my life, and the only way this is possible is through daily labor. I want to be the best reflection of You Father. In Your name I pray. Amen.

Reflection
Sleep is one step away from an eternal rest of our human bodies. We must use it in our current state as a rejuvenator not as a way to escape reality, or to hide from responsibility. Store up those much-needed hours of rest and then rise to take on a new day- a day of work.

Those who choose not to work for a living choose a life of poverty; even those who are financially wealthy but don't work to keep or build upon that wealth are spiritually poor, and potentially risk losing their financial wealth. God has no use for lazy people, so humbly make use of the space He gave you. Happy Saturday to you and make it your best day yet!

Love,

Natasha

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>Natasha’s Daily Scripture, Prayer and Reflection for 12.17.10

>"The Lord is my guardian"
Psalm 121:5

Pray
Father there is no doubt in my mind that You are my protector, my healer, my deliverer, my Father and Mother, and that wherever I am You are. Thank You for watching over me. Thank You for always revealing the truth to me. Thank You for protecting me from the enemy- those known and unknown, those seen and unseen. In Your name I pray. Amen.

Reflection
There is no place where God is not. There is no problem He can't or hasn't solved. Remember that and be free in this knowledge.

Lovingly,

Natasha

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