>Natasha’s Daily Scripture, Prayer and Reflection for 2.28.11

>All the days ordained for me were written in Your book before one of them came to be.
Psalm 139:16

Pray
Father God, today I humbly come to You giving You thanks for all Your goodness and faithfulness in my life. I trust that Your plans for me are good, and I choose to turn the page of the past by choosing Your way which means to be present in the day-to-day, and hopeful for the future.

I forgive and release those who have wronged me so I can move forward in the next chapter You have for me. I embrace the role You have chosen for me and I accept the responsibility that comes with my position. In Jesus' name Amen.

Reflection
As my friend Kenya said today,
"Happy Monday Family. Keep believing, Keep Hoping, Keep Forgiving". Let me add to that by saying, keep thanking God for your daily experiences- even the difficult ones because they only make us stronger, braver, wiser, and give us the opportunity to be closer to Him.

Today is the last day of February. Make it count!

Love you all!

Natasha

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>Natasha’s Daily Scripture, Prayer and Reflection for 2.23.11

>For we live by faith, not by sight.

2 Corinthians 5:7

Pray
Father today my faith is being truly tested. I am tested to believe that You are here, protecting, watching, healing, helping, waiting, directing, and leading me. I am tested to believe that You are taking care of me and my needs, and those people that I love and cherish the most. Father it is not what I see that matters; that is not what faith requires- it is just knowing and believing- it is the unknowns in life that require me to believe in You, Your grace and power. I turn all over to You Father. Amen.

Reflection

Let's discuss FAITH right now. Not fear, not doubt, not anger, not confusion, not cynicism…just faith. Faith that God is protecting us and is there for us and our loved ones always. Faith.

Our God of today is no different from God of the past.

Today I pray to God that He comforts those in need. I pray that He sees them through these challenges and heals them 100% from their inflictions. I know that God is here always. Faith!

Loving you all

Natasha

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>Natasha’s Daily Scripture, Prayer and Reflection for 2.21.11

>….But God has put the body together, giving greater honor to the parts that lacked it, so that there should be no division in the body, but that its parts should have equal concern for each other. If one part suffers, every part suffers with it; if one part is honored, every part rejoices with it.

1 Corinthians 12:24-26

Pray
Father thank You for my body. Thank You for my working limbs and functioning organs. Thank You for my muscles and curves that support my frame. Each part of my body must be taken care of as they rely upon each other. When I neglect any area I have neglected the whole. This is no different than when I only partially commit to You; I am not getting the full return on my investment.

Father I don't want to neglect my body or You. I don't want to have a conditional relationship with You Lord. I don't want to be partially committed to You. I don't want to randomly take care of my body that You have blessed me with- because tomorrow a vital organ or part may have limited or no use and at that point I would cry out to You to heal and repair me- when I hadn't thought about taking care of it all of these years.

I want to start having a healthy relationship with my body today, not taking it for granted, and not taking You for granted. Thank You Father. Amen.

Reflection
What you neglect to care for today may be gone or damaged tomorrow. Take the time to honor your entire body every single day. Stick out your tongue, blink your eyes, wiggle your fingers and toes, and smile. Look in the mirror and flash those pearly whites and say, "thank You Father". Rotate your head in every direction and inhale. Stretch to the heavens and exhale. Stretch to the ground God made, touch your ankles and feet, and smile. Stretch as you turn your waist to the east and the west, and feel your body move.

Take a brisk walk or jog; cycle or jump rope for at least 30 minutes four times per week. Nourish your body with clean, whole, organic foods and drinks. Show God how grateful you are to have this incredible vessel we call a body. Show God how honored and humble you are that He gave you life. Then rejoice!

Embrace this incredible Monday!

Love,

Natasha

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>Natasha’s Daily Scripture, Prayer and Reflection for 2.20.11

>For if you forgive other people when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you.

Matthew 6:14

Pray
Father today I must let go and forgive those who have sinned against me. I cannot ask for Your forgiveness if I can't forgive others. I have to accept the fact that You will always settle my grievances, You will always right the wrongs done against me, and You will always bring light into dark places and spaces. I thank You Father. In Your name I pray. Amen.

Reflection
We must stop carrying around anger, resentment, bitterness, sadness, jealousy and envy. We must let go and turn our cares and troubles over to our heavenly Father. We must learn and begin to forgive. Today I heard an incredible sermon by the great Ambassador Andrew Young that he gave at Union Institutional Baptist Church this morning. He spoke about forgiveness and it struck a chord with me because I had been contemplating a situation for some time now, and a few days ago the intensity increased exponentially- and I was trying to decide how to handle it…

Ambassador Young said we have to forgive in order to receive forgiveness; and he reminded me of something that I have said plenty of times before, "that person you're mad at probably doesn't even know you're mad at them or why…they are too busy dealing with their own issues". We are carrying around extra weight on our shoulders that we don't need to carry. This added weight causes stress and our bodies react negatively to too much stress. Today I take that step to forgive someone who has wronged me, but may not even realize that I know or how much it truly affected me.

Let's let go people.

Loving you always,

Natasha

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>Natasha’s Daily Scripture, Prayer and Reflection for 2.19.11

>In you, lord my God, I put my trust.

Psalm 25:1

Pray
Father when I can't put my trust in man I know that I can always trust in You. When man has betrayed me and caused me to question their honor, loyalty, and truthfulness I know that You will never fail me and let me down; I know that You will never lie, deceive, mistreat, or hide anything from me. I know that in You Lord the truth is always revealed and for those reasons and more I humbly and always will follow and bless Your holy name. Amen.

Reflection
There is no other truth, reality, comfort, or source of reliance except our heavenly Father. Trust in Him and put everything else to the side.
When you doubt someone close to you, trust that God will always reveal the truth and bring you out of harm's way. When you doubt your ability to accomplish or overcome something, trust that the Lord is there to help you.

Love,

Natasha

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>Natasha’s Daily Scripture, Prayer and Reflection for 2.16.11

>He also told them this parable: "Can the blind lead the blind? Will they not both fall into a pit?" The student is not above the teacher, but everyone who is fully trained will be like their teacher.

Luke 6:39-40

Pray
Father I have grown through my walk to realize that You regularly send people to teach, show, and guide me through life's lessons. It is when I turn a blind eye or choose to walk alongside someone else who is equally or less knowledgeable that I stumble and fall. Jesus provided us with instruction from You Lord, and I pray that I might study and learn the correct steps to take in the correct ways, as You see fit. I humble myself before You Father. I open my eyes to see who You send my way. I open my ears to hear Your voice. Amen.

Reflection
We must follow the instructions and map left by our savior Jesus Christ, that we might find our way back to righteousness; that we might be saved. We can't keep trying to do it ourselves thinking that God birthed us to figure it out alone. This is not our mission, this is not our purpose, this is not our fight- this is God's and we are His servants, ambassadors, and stewards- and we are supposed to be devoted and committed to Him and His kingdom. We can't get where we need to go until we have mastered the lessons He is teaching us on a daily basis.

Enjoy your Wednesday and God bless you all!

Love,

Natasha

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>Natasha’s Daily Scripture, Prayer and Reflection for 2.15.11

>Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me. Philip saith unto him, Lord, shew us the Father, and it sufficeth us. Jesus saith unto him, Have I been so long time with you, and yet has thou not known me, Philip? he that hath seen me hath seen the Father; and how sayest thou then, Shew us the Father? Believest thou not that I am in the Father, and the Father in me? the words that I speak unto you I speak not of myself: but the Father that dwelleth in me, he doeth the works.

John 14:6, 8-10

Pray
Father if there is any doubt in me as to Your realness, Your presence, Your power, Your influence over my life and the world- I want it removed now. You know my heart Lord. If I believe in Your son then how can I not believe in You? If I believe in You then I must believe that You sent Your son to save us; that we did not truly believe, listen and follow You those years before Christ's presence- and You sent him to free us of the shackles we placed upon ourselves.

Father we are still enslaved. We are still not fully committed and vested in Your plan. We are still easily manipulated by the "liar" and I know that I want the mania and chaos in my life to end. I want to taste the sweet fruits provided by You, I want to drink the pure water from You, I want to walk in righteousness and not in sin Father. Cleanse me Lord. I call to You and Your son to guide me, redirect me, and to help me reflect You all the days of my life. In Jesus' name I pray. Amen.

Reflection
Until we believe we cannot truly have faith. Until we have faith we cannot truly experience what God has planned for us. Until we are true believers in faith, walking and living in faith we are merely lost sheep awaiting our shepherd. We will go round and round in circles going no where fast- lost in a wilderness. Four days is too long to be wandering through a forest without a sense of direction; consider 40 years, now consider your lifetime. We all have choices.

Love,

Natasha

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