>Natasha’s Daily Scripture, Prayer and Reflection for 1.30.11

>Watch what God does, and then do it, like children who learn proper behavior from their parents. Mostly what God does is love you. Keep company with him and learn a life of love. Observe how Christ loved us. His love was not cautious but extravagant. He didn't love in order to get something from us but to give everything of himself to us. Love like that.

Ephesians 5:1-2

Pray
Father I want to learn how to love like You, and live the life You expect of me. Touch my heart Lord. In Your name I pray. Amen.

Reflection
We must be God's reflection in every aspect of our lives. God doesn't just love one type of person, He loves all people. We must learn to love all people regardless of how they look, how they pray, if they pray, whether or not they believe in God- one God or multiple gods.

We must love all people regardless of the color of their skin, where they live, or how much money they make. We must learn to love passionately, intentionally, and deeply. We must learn to love without expecting anything in return. Jesus loved and loves us regardless if we followed (and still follow) him or not. We must give our all like Jesus. Can you fathom that concept?

Love,

Natasha

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>Natasha’s Daily Scripture, Prayer and Reflection 1.28.11

>His divine power has given us everything we need for a godly life through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness. Through these he has given us his very great and precious promises, so that through them you may participate in the divine nature, having escaped the corruption in the world caused by evil desires.

For this very reason, make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge; and to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness; and to godliness, mutual affection; and to mutual affection, love. For if you possess these qualities in increasing measure, they will keep you from being ineffective and unproductive in your knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.

But whoever does not have them is nearsighted and blind, forgetting that they have been cleansed from their past sins.

2 Peter 1:3-9

Pray
Father with You all of my needs are met, all of my wishes and dreams are fulfilled, all of my goals are accomplished, and all of my fears are diffused. You never break a promise to me and You never lead me astray. Thank You Father. Today I want to reinforce the things I have read in Your Word, and the positive affirmations I have recited; today I want to add to my faith in You and my belief in myself; today I want to gain and maintain self-control, perseverance, and a sense of doing, saying, and being intentional in all that I do.

Father let Your love that fills me constantly grow and reflect You, and let this love guide my feet, my heart, my mind, my mouth, and my actions. I want to be effective, efficacious, efficient and productive in my personal life, in my career, as a student of Your son Jesus Christ, and in building Your Kingdom. Let me see clearly near, far, and in between Father. In Your name I pray. Amen.

Reflection
Enhance the positive and loving characteristics and attributes you possess and work to build those elements you don't express fully, clearly, and as God would intend. The only way you will be effective and productive in any aspect of your life is to follow the lessons of Jesus and the word of God, our Father. As long as you fail to have faith and embrace God's goodness, you will remain nearsighted and blind to God's reality for you and your life.

Love you all!

Natasha

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>Natasha’s Daily Scripture, Prayer and Reflection for 1.27.11

>The quiet words of the wise are more to be heeded than the shouts of a ruler of fools.

Ecclesiastes 9:17

Pray
Father I ask for wisdom through Your guidance and Word; the knowledge of experience; the teachings of mentors and advisors; and from learning from others mistakes, failures and achievements.

I ask that You silence me when words are not necessary, and control my tone when You expect me to speak up and speak out. In Your name I humbly pray. Amen.

Reflection
Wisdom does not always have to be spoken aloud; expressed with words. Remember…The loudest in the room could be hard of hearing or the biggest fool, but not necessarily the one to pay attention to!

Love,

Natasha

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>Natasha’s Daily Scripture, Prayer and Reflection for 1.26.11

>Through love and faithfulness sin is atoned for; through the fear of the lord evil is avoided.

Proverbs 16:6

Pray
Father I love, respect, and honor You. Through my love and faithfulness I pray my sins will be atoned- and I will be completely at-one with You. Thank You for Your grace. Amen.

Reflection
How much clearer can this be? As long as we love and are loving, and faithful to God, His plan, His son Jesus, and God's Kingdom- our sins are atoned.

By respecting and fearing disappointing Him we can avoid evil and evil doing. Amazing how plainly it is explained to us. Isn't it?

Lovingly,

Natasha

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>Natasha’s Daily Scripture, Prayer and Reflection for 1.25.11

>In their hearts humans plan their course, but the lord establishes their steps.
Proverbs 16:9

Pray
Father You always find a way to show me when my mind and Your path are off-track. Let me plan my course but understand, appreciate, respect, and wait patiently for You to establish my steps. I thank You for all You have done, all You do, and all You will still do in my life. Amen.

Reflection
We can plan our lives as much as we want, but if we don't realize that only God establishes the steps in that plan- we will never truly get anywhere in life.

Love you all,

Natasha

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>Natasha’s Daily Scripture, Prayer and Reflection for 1.24.11

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The woman whose son was alive was deeply moved out of love for her son and said to the king, “Please, my lord, give her the living baby! Don’t kill him!” But the other said, “Neither I nor you shall have him. Cut him in two!”
1 Kings 3:26

Pray
Father because of You I know true love, have shared true love, and I know what it feels to be loved. Every day I strive to share and express Your love, and I hope that I am making myself more accessible to receive love from others. Your love is truly unconditional, and that is what every male and female should hope to give and receive- unconditional love. When fear creeps inside my mind and heart, and makes me want to close myself off and put up ‘walls’ flush it out Lord; force that fear out with Your love so that I can see and feel that all is well- and that You are there protecting and caring for me. In Your name I pray. Amen.

Reflection
The mother loved her son unconditionally. Her true love for him meant that she would never do anything to hurt him. She would rather lose him, let him go, than to see him hurt. The other woman only saw him as a possession; never loving or caring for him genuinely meant that she could care less about what happened to him. If she couldn’t have him then no one would- and she was willing to cut the baby in half than to let him go. This story can be seen in our daily lives. How many times have we read or seen stories of a woman who was so outraged about not having a man she killed him so no other woman could have him?  What about the person who wanted the big promotion and then realized it was going to a colleague- instead of accepted this and bowing out gracefully they sabotaged the other person’s career or chance at that position?

 A couple decides to break up and instead of letting the estranged wife have the sofa they both loved, the husband throws it away, sells it, or destroys it- sound crazy? Sure it does, but people react like the crazed woman in the Bible passage above. Our selfishness and self-centeredness blinds us and prevents us from seeing how God’s truth and His plan for us. We must learn to let go of the ‘baby’ if we truly love him/her and patiently wait for God to bring us our own child to love and nurture. We must learn to let go of people we claim we love, promotions and jobs we claim to love and need, and worldly possessions we claim we can’t live without- and wait for God to bless us with what is intended for us!
Lovingly,
Natasha
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>Natasha’s Daily Scripture, Prayer and Reflection for 1.23.11

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For I command you today to love the LORD your God, to walk in obedience to him, and to keep his commands, decrees and laws; then you will live and increase, and the LORD your God will bless you in the land you are entering to possess.
Deuteronomy 30:16

Pray
Father I thank You for Your patience and care as I walk and stumble frequently on this path You have placed before me. I want to be obedient, keep Your commands, decrees and laws; I want to love You fully and unconditionally. I want to do right, live right, and be free in righteousness- and I know this can only happen if I follow and obey You fully, completely, and at all times of my life. Thank You Father for understanding my struggle, fear, frustration, and uncertainty- and never leaving my side as I work to be more like Your son- and more like the child You created me to be. Thank You for my countless blessings Father. Continue to bless me and enlarge my territory. Amen.

Reflection
How simple is this command, yet how difficult we struggle with fulfilling our promise to God to love Him, obey Him, and do everything He asks of us? Amazing isn’t it? Can you imagine how many more blessings we are missing out on simply because we can’t follow this command fully?
Love,
Natasha
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