Natasha’s Daily Scripture, Prayer and Reflection for 11.30.11

Diligent hands will rule, but laziness ends in forced labor. 

Proverbs 12:24

Father I opened my eyes this morning and was filled with gratefulness as You have once again blessed me with another day in this human experience. I humbly thank You. A more measurable way of thanking You is in my actions each day; in the work that I do and the effort I put in; in the lives I positively touch, and the lessons I learn to not repeat. Expression of my love does not come from laziness, for no one can be an ambassador in Your Kingdom if they are lazy and shiftless. 

So I pray to You today Father that You force out of me my tendency to procrastinate, any flighty behavior, or a preoccupation with irrelevant things and situations. I pray that Jesus keeps me focused on my walk and not on what’s going on around me, or what someone else is or isn’t doing. I pray that the Holy Spirit serves as the technician in my life, making the necessary adjustments so that I am spiritually fit to serve You Father and Your children. These things I pray for in all honesty. Amen.

God doesn’t look too kindly on lazy people. Everyone must be active, must be doing something, and must be working…on something. What are you doing each day to get the most out of your human experience here on Earth? What lessons are you learning and what lessons are you sharing and teaching to others? What contributions are you making to this world other than existing?And many would argue that that alone may not be a significant contribution if your presence doesn’t feel like a gift.

I know that a weakness of mine is procrastination, and sometimes I get an adrenaline rush from cramming things in during the eleventh hour. I will even brag about how I accomplished something with only moments to spare. Let me be first to say that that isn’t a noble characteristic. There is greater risk in something going wrong within that window of procrastination than if we simply plan properly, and get the job done when we’re supposed to. I have missed important deadlines and events because I thought I could make something work last minute, just to find out that it was more than what I had bargained for, and too much to cram and complete in the small window of time that I had left.

Procrastination is a form of laziness, and as the scripture says above, “…laziness ends in forced labor”, or better yet, slavery. We become a slave to our circumstances when we are lazy, procrastinate, and put things off. Our decision to not make a decision, to put off doing something that we know is important, almost always has negative consequences and causes a domino effect of drama. By missing one deadline we then cut into work that needs to be done before another deadline. How many times have you found yourself slammed with multiple deadlines overlapping or crammed together because you put off completing an earlier task, assignment, project, or decision? 

Oftentimes many of us who are overwhelmed with numerous things to do each day are slaves to ourselves. We didn’t do something two weeks or two months ago and now that thing, plus others we kept ignoring, are staring us in our face along with pressing issues and deadlines that are fast approaching. We created the monster, but cry out in pain as though someone else wronged us. People do the same thing with missed opportunities and not asking the right probing questions. People miss out on benefits, discounts, refunds, and other opportunities due to procrastination and laziness…too lazy to ask who, when, where, what, why and how. 

The same is true of people who are too lazy to clean their bedrooms, bathrooms, closets, garages, attics, basements, offices, and cars. A cluttered environment is the sign of a cluttered mind, an unhealthy mind, a mind that cannot focus clearly because there is too much chaos. I can’t live, work, or sleep in clutter. The environments in which I spend my time must have order. As I have been known to say, “you may not be able to control much in the world, but you can control the cleanliness of your home, work area, and car.” If you are living in clutter, then you too are enslaved and must free yourselves from the shackles of laziness. 

No person can do this for you. We must stand up and say no more. We must ask God for the strength to not give up; turn to Jesus’ lessons on how to lead our lives; and then through the Holy Spirit ignite our minds and bodies towards movement and action. We may receive assistance from loved ones or professionals who specialize in strengthening our areas of weakness, but it is our efforts that determine whether we continue living life as we have been, or if we rise above the chaos and embrace a life of being on time, doing things on time, working hard, working smart, investing wisely, asking probing questions, and living a clutter-free life.

Are you ready to start living the life God intends for you? Are you ready to be free? Then ask for help and then do your part to start today!

Love your sister in Christ,


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Natasha’s Daily Scripture, Prayer, and Reflection for 11.29.11

The eyes of the Lord keep watch over knowledge, but he frustrates the words of the unfaithful. 

Proverbs 22:12 

Father thank You for today. Thank You for Your loving kindness. Lord fill me with patience, thin out my frustration, align me properly, and re-focus me when I drift. In Your name I pray. Amen.

There are days that feel like being encased in cement with only a straw to breathe through…and those are the days you need to smile the widest, because even there God has already provided a way for you to break free. Smile in the victory that is already here. You have already won. You have already overcome the odds. You are already a success. You just don’t see it yet! 



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Natasha’s Daily Scripture, Prayer and Reflection for 11.28.11

Do not repay evil with evil or insult with insult. On the contrary, repay evil with blessing, because to this you were called so that you may inherit a blessing. 

1 Peter 3:9 

Father thank You for opening my eyes today, thank You for giving me the breath that I take, and for loving me even when I may not be loving towards myself or others. Father as You already know, there are times when some of Your children say and do evil things, insult others, and cause great harm. Father forgive them; and forgive me if ever, and for all of the times, that I have been insulting and done things that were displeasing to You. 

Lord warm my heart that I may repay evil and insult with blessings and prayers, rather than (equal) reciprocity. To receive blessings I must be a blessing to others. To keep evil out of my life and my home I must not buy into it, replicate it, or entertain it–but rather rebuke it and pray for Your light to cast it away. I pray that Jesus holds my hand when evil is in my presence, so that I might declare its nothingness and boldly move forward in my life cloaked in Your greatness and love.

I thank You now for aligning me perfectly in Your vision. In Your name and Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.

Some people are miserable and in their misery they seek company in you. So they spend their days and nights plotting and planning ways to get you to believe that you also are miserable, and that the only solace is living in darkness with them. Sometimes these same people pretend to walk in God’s light, but because His light is so bright they are discomforted and blinded by His rays of goodness that lovingly push them away from misery. Instead of fully embracing the light and allowing it to fill their hearts, they run away towards the deep pit that accepts their whining, complaining, gripes, and sad mediocre view of life. 

Is that the life you see for yourself?Sounds draining and depressing doesn’t it? But this is exactly what we subject ourselves to when we allow darkness into our lives. This is what we become when we don’t lovingly pray for others as we would the person we love most, and instead focus our energy on tearing them down, cussing them out, and trying our best to ruin their lives. 

Think of all of the horror movies about vampires. A vampire cannot enter your home until you invite them in. They can stand in the doorway, peep inside your window, hang out in the yard or on the roof, but unless you invite them inside they can’t come in. Evil cannot come in unless you allow it. Evil cannot destroy unless you give permission to do so. But once you let evil in you have to either kick it out, or let that vampire take a good bite. 

Lovingly tell evil to “kick rocks” and move on. Every day fight darkness with light; fight giving in to misery by being a blessing to others. Treat people with the love, respect, and grace that you would hope and pray for yourself; and if your self-esteem isn’t high enough to accept that, then give what you would want the person you love most to receive. Give until it hurts and then keep giving. Your cup cannot run over if you are only giving the bare minimum. 

When people do and say ugly things to me I thank God for changing me and molding me into the person I am today, and developing me beyond who I used to be years ago; although loving and very giving, I went through a phase in the past when I was a reactionary and quick to inflict reciprocal pain on others who harmed me. If I was insulted I would throw bombshell insults back. If I was ignored, I was comfortable returning the silent treatment. I couldn’t see in my immaturity how much darkness surrounded and consumed me. Then several years ago I broke free from those chains. 

Today, I don’t need to seek revenge because the best revenge is living well, and the best solution is to let God take care of my perceived enemies. Today I merely cast a mirror towards my enemy, as Jesus made the demons say their name–to cause self-destruction of the darkness that consumes them. I don’t need to say hateful things, or act childishly with tit-for-tat antics. I don’t have to plot and plan against someone. I don’t have to gossip about them. All I have to do is pray, keep shining, and keep marching on God’s path. 

Your enemy will either surrender to the light or be totally consumed by the dark. Pray for their salvation and their peace within, and let God and Jesus handle the rest. That’s what God expects of us.

Now go out there and embrace your Monday like it’s Sunday, and bless the world with your light. 



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Natasha’s Daily Scripture, Prayer and Reflection for 11.25.11

So then, each of us will give an account of ourselves to God. Therefore let us stop passing judgment on one another. Instead, make up your mind not to put any stumbling block or obstacle in the way of a brother or sister. Therefore do not let what you know is good be spoken of as evil. For the kingdom of God is not a matter of eating and drinking, but of righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Spirit, because anyone who serves Christ in this way is pleasing to God and receives human approval. 

Romans 14:12, 13, 16-18

Father yesterday was the holiday of Thanksgiving, celebrating a moment in time when a group of Your children were taken advantage of, abused, and slaughtered in Your name. Father forgive those ancestors who took part in that barbaric behavior, Father forgive those in modern times who still actively work to destroy any of Your children. Father forgive those of us who feel it is our right and obligation to judge others, and do Your job. Forgive those of us who pretend to be like Your son Jesus, yet can’t keep track of the number of sins committed in one day, let alone one week. Lord forgive Your children who rely and trust in the concept of luck, and not in You. Forgive us Father. In Your name I pray. Amen.

Every day we should give thanks for the blessings God gives us. Every day we should work to help our fellow brothers and sisters. Every day we should strive to do better, live better, speak with love and honesty, and think pure thoughts. Every day we should act as servants not judges. 



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Natasha’s Daily Scripture, Prayer and Reflection for 11.23.11

Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows. 

James 1:17

Father thank You for every gift given to me and delivered through me. You are my constant. You are always here. I can always count on You. You are my ever-present source of strength, hope, love, peace, and joy. Thank You Father. Amen.

There is nothing in life that we receive in joy that does not come from our heavenly Father. Be grateful and praise His Holy name. Give thanks today and each day. 

Love your sister in Christ,


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Natasha’s Daily Scripture, Prayer and Reflection for 11.22.11

Friend deceives friend, and no one speaks the truth.
They have taught their tongues to lie; they weary themselves with sinning. 

Jeremiah 9:5

Father hold my tongue if it utters anything that goes against You. Make me stop before I speak ill will towards anyone. Cleanse my mind of wrong thoughts. Let Your light serve as my source of energy; always recharging me. Heal me father. In Your name I pray. Amen. 

It is the insecure and fearful who lie, cheat and steal. They are weak and weak-minded. They waste their energy trying to remember their lies and trying to cover up their deception. They wither away pretending to be someone other than who they are, and they hide from being who they were made to be. It takes a strong and brave person to see and embrace the light that makes them amazing and special. Let us find and embrace our strength and push past our fears and weaknesses. 



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Natasha’s Daily Scripture, Prayer and Reflection for 11.18.11

Bread gained by deceit is sweet to a man, But afterward his mouth will be filled with gravel.

Proverbs 20:17

Father thank You for blessing me. There are times when I desire things that maybe I want but I don’t need, and I am grateful that You keep me in line so that I receive only what I need.

Father I would rather defer my gratification than to receive something that I didn’t earn, especially if I was being deceptive or not genuine or inauthentic. Father bless me as You see fit. Mold me into your perfect image and protect me from harm; harm that I may cause myself and harm from others.

As I try to dig myself out of this valley, please provide me with the tools that I need to not only survive but to thrive.

I trust and believe in You Lord, and I apologize for any moments where my faith and hope are not crystal-clear to me Father. In Your name I pray, and in Jesus’ name I ask for forgiveness. Amen.

We always reap what we sow. So be mindful of the things that you do and say in order to get ahead in life. We all have pitfalls, setbacks, disappointments, and failures; but we can all succeed in life by doing good, living right, and being honest.

I love you all. Have an incredible weekend. Be a blessing to others. Be the example in the world that you want to see.



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Natasha’s Daily Scripture, Prayer and Reflection for 11.17.11

Sustain me, my God, according to your promise, and I will live; do not let my hopes be dashed. 

Psalm 119:116 

Father thank You for this day. Thank You for calming me as I slept. Thank You for waking me to experience the lessons I need to learn. Thank You for Your love, guidance, support, and protection. Father I pray to be prepared for the blessings that You have in store for me today and in the future. I pray that I am open, receptive, hopeful and humble. Help me Father. Help me to see every opportunity. Help me to avoid pitfalls. Help me to keep moving forward in the right direction. Keep me to remain strong and focused Father. In Your name I pray. Amen.

Without hope for a better tomorrow where are you and where do you stand in your faith? God blesses us daily, every single second…yet we want more, we want to see more, we want to see the bigger blessings–when the biggest of blessings is our life and being able to live it. How grateful are you? How hopeful are you? How devoted are you? 

Those are questions for you to ask and answer for yourself.

Embrace your Thursday and be a blessing to others.



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Natasha’s Daily Scripture, Prayer and Reflection for 11.16.11

and when a prayer or plea is made by anyone among your people Israel—being aware of their afflictions and pains, and spreading out their hands toward this temple— then hear from heaven, your dwelling place. Forgive, and deal with everyone according to all they do, since you know their hearts (for you alone know the human heart), so that they will fear you and walk in obedience to you all the time they live in the land you gave our ancestors. 

2 Chronicles 6:29-31 

I opened my eyes before the sun rose in my home this morning, and I was determined to fill my mind and heart with Your Word today Lord. Father it amazes me that many of Your children do not take the time to read, study, learn, and gain wisdom from Your good book; to see and realize that the stories from thousands of years ago which were recorded in the Bible can also be found represented today as Your children face many of the same tests, trials, perils, and situations as did Your children in ancient times. 

Father today there are nations suffering from famine and living in ruins. There is crime, sin, worship of other gods, unethical and dishonest rulers, kings and queens, and people killing in Your name. Father forgive us. Forgive us for our ignorance, arrogance, ego, pride, and refusal to obey You fully. Forgive us for making our own rules even though You clearly outlined Your own. Forgive us for marrying and divorcing like we’re buying and discarding clothes.

 Forgive us for maintaining property better than we do our personal relationships. Forgive us for judging each other without Your guidance or permission to do so. Forgive us for thinking we know what we’re doing, when we clearly have no clue. Forgive us for repeating and committing worse sins than of our predecessors and ancestors. Forgive us for using Your name in vain and for cursing using Your name. Forgive us Father.

Forgive me Father for the wrongs I have committed. Help me to undo the web I have created. Help me to restore my good name as Your child. Help me to repay my debts. Prepare me Father to be the parent You see in me. Prepare me to be the spouse You know I am capable of being. Father mold me into a better child for You as well as for my human parents. Show me how to be a better sibling, because I am my brother and specifically in my case, my sister’s keeper. Teach me how to be a better servant, neighbor, friend, advisor, mentor, sponsor, and person. I want to be better, I want to do better, I want to live better. Help me Father.

In Your name I pray. Amen.

Today is the day my beloved mother was brought into this big world to bless me, our family and friends, and many nations. I am so grateful for her and for what she has done for me. She is not only my mother but she is my friend and mentor. I will always love her, respect her, adore her, and look up to her. Father forgive me for any and all moments that I am not 100% respectful of and to my mother. Touch her heart so that she knows my true heart and that I never want to or mean to dishonor her in any way. I pray that she forgives me the moment I do. I pray that God heals my mom mentally, physically, emotionally, and spiritually, and provides her with the financial means to live comfortably so that she can provide a way for others as she has always dreamed. I wouldn’t trade my mother for another woman for anything. I hope that she lives another 58 years and enjoys her birthday! I love you mom!!!!!!

Let me also say “Happy birthday Jack”…he is the newborn son to some dear friends of mine and he entered the world this morning; an adorable blessing to this world–bound to make a positive change for many generations. 

Every solution to every problem and issue can be found in God and through the Bible, Jesus Christ, and within ourselves when we connect to God. Jesus is the way to salvation. Jesus is the shepherd who shows us the right way to walk, talk, act, think, and live. We don’t need interpreters or guides to have a conversation with either Jesus or God. We just need to stop what we’re doing and speak through prayer or conversation. The answers will always come…you just have to be receptive enough to listen, see, and then respond. Be prepared for your blessings or they will come and you will be so self-consumed that you won’t notice them, and then later cry out that God didn’t answer your prayers–when He did. 

When life is going great for you and you have God’s favor, never say, “it’s too good to be true” but rather say, “thank You Father!”

When life is going rough and it at times seems unbearable, never say, “I can’t go on” but rather say, “I need a moment to breathe and get my bearings right!” 

We’re all going through something right now today. I know I am. I know that I have family members and friends who are getting knocked around by the ‘waves’ of life. I know that there are times when it so hard to breathe. There are days when I can barely see through my own tears. There are days that the pain within makes my body ache all over. But I would rather us continue to pray for guidance, strength, wisdom, and determination to move forward another day, than to give up and tell God that we can’t go on. God has never put more on us than we can handle. He has always provided solutions to our problems; it is up to us to accept the solutions and get ourselves out of the compromising situations, by following the paths He has placed before us. 

I believe God can do anything. I believe that I can do anything through Christ. I believe that when I fall it is because of something I did wrong, and it is up to me with God’s guidance to make it right. I believe that before I can ask for forgiveness I must first forgive myself and then forgive those who have wronged me. I believe that God will never leave or forsake me. I believe that God loves me more than I can ever comprehend. I believe that He wants me to begin loving myself better starting this very second. I believe that if it weren’t for Him I wouldn’t be alive today. 

The tears that fill my eyes are created by Him and as they flow down my face I am gradually being released from my self-imposed bondage, and being healed from inflictions–some new and some that have been building over time. I believe this. I also believe that God has amazing things in store for me and amazing opportunities for me to serve Him and His children. So each day I will take another step to humbly step out of my own way and let go of my issues so that His Truth can become my accepted reality. 

Embrace today. Embrace your life.



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Natasha’s Daily Scripture, Prayer and Reflection for 11.14.11

The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me, because the Lord has anointed me
to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners, 

Isaiah 61:1

Father thank You. Today You blessed me with the ability to breathe, blink, smell, taste, and feel. You didn’t stop there– blessing me with the ability to see, hear, think, love, and reason. I thank You Father. Thank You for releasing me from bondage, from releasing me from the fears that could have consumed me, and for showing me that my strength comes from You– I just have to open up and be willing to let go. Father I don’t know what tomorrow will bring, but I am grateful for what You have blessed me with today. In Your name I pray. Amen.

When you are truly ready to let go, to be released from life’s shackles, and to finally live fully, turn to the one who can answer all of your prayers and tend to all of your needs…our heavenly Father-Mother.

I share today’s message with you before many of you retire for the night, hoping that you will rest peacefully with a focused prayer in mind, and a goal to reach towards beginning tomorrow. God bless you all. I love you. Good night!



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Natasha’s Daily Scripture, Prayer and Reflection for 11.11.11

“I am the true vine, and My Father is the vinedresser. Every branch in Me that does not bear fruit He takes away; and every branch that bears fruit He prunes, that it may bear more fruit.

John 15:1, 2

Father thank You for today, for the shelter and for the food–both spiritual and edible. Thank you for the vision to begin to see the path You set before me. I cannot see long distance, but I can see each step I take. I can dream and hope that my dreams align with Your reality and plans for my life.

Father I am a growing and developing tree. Shed my old leaves and help my new ones to grow strong and bright. Remove from me what is undesirable to You, so that I may be molded into the perfect image as You see fit. Let those around me not steal my fruit but rather seek their own, and wait patiently for You to provide. Let me also gain patience for the things I desire. Let me receive what I need and realize that what I want may not always be what I need. I humbly accept whatever portions You allocate for me, while never having low expectations of You, Jesus or myself. I pray and give thanks to You today and always. Amen.

I ran across this verse today without the intent of connecting it back to my reference of trees and change yesterday, but obviously it was meant for me to see and read today as a necessary added- layer.

Without faith, hope and love where are we? What are we? Who are we?

I don’t know about you but I want wealth of wisdom through experience. With that experience comes hurdles, valleys and mountains so tall you can’t see their tops. It is the adventure of overcoming the odds, not just reading about it (or listening to someone else share their stories) that makes life full, rich and wondrous.

Living life sheltered isn’t living it’s merely existing. If you don’t accept challenges, challenge yourself, and risk losing and failing, then you haven’t lived.

There’s no cut-off point to getting up and getting out there. There’s no age limit and adventures aren’t limited to men. Moses was an old man, Jesus was in his 30s, Solomon was a young man, Ruth was a woman. Sarah/Sarai didn’t give birth to a child until she was elderly…90!! There are people starting college, graduating from college, and starting businesses in their 60s, 70s, and 80s…what’s stopping you?

Don’t use your children or your circumstances as excuses for not standing up and embracing the opportunity God has given you to make your dreams your goals, and your goals your accomplishments –creating a new reality for you!

There are no limits to what we can do. If God has blessed us with gifts and talents, or placed someone in our lives who possess them–then head towards your adventure and keep going until you pass the finish line. Live your life!

Start today!



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Natasha’s Daily Scripture, Prayer and Reflection for 11.10.11

Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in me.

John 14:1

Father I awoke a few times this morning, each time knowing that I should have risen and started my day; but each time I ignorantly and selfishly craved more sleep. My days are limited, yet I gamble with them like I will be walking in the flesh here for another 100 years. I apologize Father for my casualness. I know that I had rested enough and was more than capable of rising and starting my day at 7:30am. From now on I promise to rise when I awake the very first time at daybreak each day.

Father I won’t and can’t lie to You and say that I’m not troubled, not saddened and frustrated at times–at myself, at my circumstances, and at the valleys and mountains I encounter regularly. I realize that change comes with a price, something must go before something new comes in. I sit here looking at some of the most beautiful trees I have ever seen, and I’m noticing the changes in color and the multitude of leaves that have fallen to the ground. It is indeed the Fall season, and with this season many different trees understand that their leaves will fall off and they will be exposed, until the Spring time when they return green and ready to provide shade from the heat. 

I know that I’m going through a change, some things have to go in order for new developments to grow. I have to let go of my fear and trust You and Jesus to show me the way, to protect me, and to lift me up out of those valleys and up and over those steep mountains. I know that every day Jesus walks beside me, some days I lose my focus and start walking off the path You have set for me, yet Jesus lovingly and patiently keeps walking and guiding me back to the right way. Touch and warm my heart. Calm the pressure in my chest Father. Release the tension in my neck and shoulders. Soothe the cramps throughout my body. Calm my fears Lord. Bring me peace within that I may embrace this change and walk upright, ready for my next adventure…my next demonstration…my next testimony.

In Your name and in Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.

Just as we trust and believe that those trees will regrow new leaves come Spring season, we must learn to trust and believe that God and Jesus will always provide us with the means to make it through any situation, and grow from it, starting anew in a new season of our life. No it won’t be easy, but it’s not impossible. Allow your leaves to fall where they may, and smile, because in your new season new leaves will grow in their place. With those new leaves come wisdom and layers of God’s transformational goodness. 

I woke this morning with Kirk Franklin’s song, “Smile” playing in my mind, and guess what? I smiled. Those lyrics are so profound yet simplistic, even when you’re afraid, in pain, feel alone, just smile because you know that Jesus and God are right there with you helping you. Each step you take, each hurdle you overcome, each door you push open, each window of opportunity you crawl through…smile, because God made a way out of what you perceived to be “no way”. 

I pray that each of you find the peace to let go of your leaves, to embrace the life God has planned for you, and prepare yourself for the new season of growth and development. I pray that you also pray for me, because we all have our ups and downs, and Lord knows I need prayer too. The closer we are on our walk with Jesus, the closer we get to God, the more we are attacked by darkness; and the more we need to pray and be prayed for. So please pray for me. I love you all.

Your sister in Christ,


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Natasha’s Daily Scripture, Prayer and Reflection for 11.9.11

David praised the Lord in the presence of the whole assembly, saying,
“Praise be to you, Lord, the God of our father Israel, from everlasting to everlasting. Yours, Lord, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the majesty and the splendor, for everything in heaven and earth is yours.
Yours, Lord, is the kingdom; you are exalted as head over all. Wealth and honor come from you; you are the ruler of all things.

In your hands are strength and power to exalt and give strength to all. Now, our God, we give you thanks, and praise your glorious name. “But who am I, and who are my people, that we should be able to give as generously as this? Everything comes from you, and we have given you only what comes from your hand. 

1 Chronicles 29:10-14 

Father I woke this morning and thanked You for another day. Some of Your children did not open their eyes to this human experience but rather transported to a spiritual level of existence, that we each will one day venture towards. But while I’m here Lord I want to do my best to serve Your children, especially the least of them, who go overlooked and are taken advantage of oftentimes. I don’t want to question who needs more or whether someone is pulling a scam on me, I just want to focus my attention on being of service and helping them to develop an even closer relationship with You. The more people I encounter, the more of You I see in their eyes.

Father I thank You for the clothing, food, water, and shelter You provide for me. I thank You for the money that I receive through my labor, investments, and as gifts. No matter the perceived origin, I know that it all comes from You. I am humbly appreciative of the grace and favor You bestow upon me, even when I am being fearful, doubtful, ornery, or prideful. You truly know my heart Lord, You know what is inside of me, and You know that even in pain I love You dearly and deeply, and that I never want to risk my relationship with You Father. 

I want to apologize for my fearful act that I committed earlier this morning Father. I gave in to fear just as David listened to Satan, who provoked him to number Israel. Out of fear David caved in and had Joab do exactly what Satan knew You would disapprove of, and reluctantly Joab obeyed. Father that voice in my head this morning was not Yours and I apologize for listening to it and following its direction. Please forgive me Lord for my weakness. In Your Holy name I pray. Amen.

Every fruitful idea, every shred of clothing, all of our material possessions, come from God. He blesses us multiple times a day, yet we oftentimes only give Him credit and acknowledge Him when the gifts are unexpected or unexplainable…so we can call them “miracles”. 

We don’t always give thanks to Him for the successful deal we closed, project we finished, excellent grades we received, late fees that were waived, payment extensions granted, or for the mechanics and other workers who grant us discounts on services. We don’t always thank Him for the car, animal, person, or object we avoided hitting, the headache that went away quickly, the calm peace that overtakes us when we’re stressed out, or the money that we find in a pocket or drawer we had forgotten or knew nothing about. 

We don’t always thank Him daily for the faithful, loving, and devoted spouse/significant other. We don’t always remember to thank Him daily for our loved ones, for those family members whose eyes look like ours, whose laughs bring a smile to our face, and whose pain is matched with our own. We don’t thank Him for every moment we get to share with them.

 We don’t always thank Him for keeping us focused and grounded, and for helping us to overcome and walk right past temptation without hesitation or a double-take. Are we really that busy, that self-absorbed, and self-consumed that we don’t have the humility, the gratitude, and the love to thank our Father for all that He has done, is doing, and will do for and in our lives and the lives of our loved ones? Are we too lost in our own false-reality that we can’t stop and thank Him for our freedom? We all are free to think with our own minds, even if our bodies are enslaved– our souls, spirits, and minds can never be shackled by another. We have to willingly and willfully surrender these things.

The first thing we should all do upon opening our eyes each morning is say, “thank You” to our loving Father-Mother God. For without Him we would have no life, and no chance for succeeding, growing, exploring, and demonstrating another day.

Embrace your Wednesday. Be grateful for today and be a blessing to others.



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Natasha’s Daily Scripture, Prayer and Reflection for 11.8.11

Wisdom will save you also from the adulterous woman, from the wayward woman with her seductive words, who has left the partner of her youth
and ignored the covenant she made before God. Surely her house leads down to death and her paths to the spirits of the dead. None who go to her return
or attain the paths of life. 

Proverbs 2:16-19 

Father thank You for waking me today. Thank You for walking with me this morning as I reflected and prayed for guidance on the message to share with Your children today. A story I read this morning touched my heart deeply as I prayed for a person that I only know of by name and reputation. His story isn’t unique however as I have read many similar stories of men who forget their way, and forget that You are their ruler, leader, guide, and ultimate authority. 

Today I read a story of a man caught up by the lure of wayward women, and consumed by his ego and pride, all of which has left him financially and emotionally paralyzed.  Father this man thought he was smarter, wiser, and more knowledgeable than what he was. He thought he could have casual sex with women and not get hanged in the web of his sinful ways. He thought that these same women would not try and succeed at getting pregnant by him so that they could forever and always be connected to his bank account. He thought that these women who appeared so understanding and enamored by him at one point, would be understanding of his inability to give them the thousands of dollars monthly that they had grown accustomed to receiving. 

Sadly Father, he thought wrong and was wrong. Today I pray for him. I pray that he seeks You first fully today and every day, and humbly refrains from thinking that he is “the man” and can do all things just because You blessed him with amazing and awesome gifts and talents. Uplift him Lord in Your light that he might seek, see, and receive the truth–Your Truth; and that he rebukes his old ways and the temptation of the seductress that has helped to get him to this low point in his life.

 Father I say this prayer not just for him but for all men, regardless of their socioeconomic status, race or religion. I pray that they seek You and ask for guidance, rather than react and jump into the arms and beds of the women they see who lure them with sex appeal and comforting words. I pray that these men see that by laying with these women it will only lead to both of their failure. I pray that even those who have only engaged mentally and verbally, yet not physically in this exchange, walk away and seek comfort in You. 
Free these men Father. Show them the way out of that deep pit.

I also pray for the men who trap women as the seducer in order to bind them through pregnancy. I pray for these men who find pleasure in sowing their seed around the world, to have babies, yet don’t want to be responsible fathers.
Free these men Lord. 

 I pray for the women who feel it necessary to assume the role of seductress to trap a man, rather than patiently wait for You to bring them their king. I pray for those women who plot and plan to get a man, yet claim they don’t and wouldn’t. I pray for the women who care nothing about these men and whether they are married or have families or careers or goals. I pray for these women who lie to get their way, who lie to get to another level of happiness yet never consider living in joy with You. I pray for the women who consider and those who succeed at getting pregnant by a man just to remain a part of his life, and attached to his wallet. Free these women Father.

I  pray for those babies. I pray for the babies conceived from a lie. Father protect the babies. Protect them from their parents deception and selfishness; protect them from the world; and protect them from the darkness that will try to overshadow Your light. 

I say this prayer with love and forgiveness in my heart. Amen.

Let’s “keep it real” shall we?!? 

We all have choices. You can choose to deceive others or tell the truth. You can choose to wait until marriage to be sexually intimate or not. You can choose to be sexually intimate with multiple people or commit to one. You can choose to be sexually intimate with someone else while your significant other lovingly is clueless, or is too afraid or ignorant to leave you. You can choose to be faithful and committed to a monogamous relationship with one person– not straying mentally, emotionally, or sexually.

You can convince yourself that a condom is all you need. You can convince yourself that you are smart enough to keep from ever getting a sexually transmitted infection or disease; from getting caught up in an unplanned pregnancy…from getting caught in a trap….you can convince yourself of almost anything.

To rationalize is “to tell rational lies”. 

You can think what you want, but if you are thinking solely about yourself and God is not the center of your decisions you will end up flat on your face. We must resist the temptation that tells us that this dumb option we are considering will “be okay…just do it, it will feel so good…” and instead we must keep our eyes, minds, and hearts locked on God’s plan and purpose for our lives. 

Are you willing to risk a moment of ecstasy for a lifetime of pain, guilt, anger, and depression? Think about it. Your choice could connect you for a lifetime with a person you don’t even really know; with a person you could soon realize isn’t the person you thought them to be; with a person you grow to resent. Your choice could also lead to your demise. 

What choice will you make? 

Lovingly your sister in Christ. 


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Natasha’s Daily Scripture, Prayer and Reflection for 11.7.11

For a person may labor with wisdom, knowledge and skill, and then they must leave all they own to another who has not toiled for it. This too is meaningless and a great misfortune. 

Ecclesiastes 2:21

Father let my hands and mind work diligently to build that which You have envisioned for me, and let it not be in vain that when my day comes to retire this human form, that the fruits of my labor are left behind for heirs who have not earned it. 

Father prepare me each day to better myself in every way, and when I bear a child, prepare me to nurture and educate them so that they too learn to work hard; and that their inheritance from me is well-earned, well-received and well-invested. Let my other family members also be prepared over these long, beautiful days, to be receptive and well-equipped to take on the weight of their inheritance, left by me, in trust, that they too will be good investors and not careless fools. 

Father I thank You now for what You will bless me with in the future. I know You will equip me and prepare me to handle whatever comes my way. I know that You will provide me with the tools to be the best steward that I can be. Thank You Father. I love You. Amen.

What is the purpose of working hard, saving and investing your money, if you will end up leaving it to those who will squander it away carelessly? You must strive each day to become more financially literate and capable of being a wise and loyal steward so that you can educate and empower those who stand to inherit from your hard work and labor. Our financial dignity weighs heavily on the decisions we make, the advice we take, and our commitment to rebuking low-living thoughts and lifestyles. 

We must educate ourselves and then educate others. Our legacy must be more than our names and photographs. Is what you are doing today providing a road map and healthy portfolio for your heirs 20,40, 80, or 100 years from now? If not, then make the time to reconfigure your life and your vision for your legacy. If you fail to do so, it may be short- lived or re-written by the foolish decisions made by your unprepared heirs.

Embrace today. It’s Monday!!! 

Love you all,


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Natasha’s Daily Scripture, Prayer and Reflection for 11.4.11

Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.

John 14:27

Father thank You for waking me up today. Thank You for the blessings I have received, even today, and for those You will still send my way. Father I pray for peace within and peace around me.

I pray for vision, clarity and the ability to discern what is, what isn’t and what could be…let me see the potential in every situation you place before me.

I want the peace to stand strong, that I may overcome fear Father. In You I believe; through You I can do all things, and because of You I am who I am. Amen.

God provides peace. Jesus shows you the way. Turn to the light and embrace its warmth. Let the peace fill you until it overflows into the world, to fill those around you.

Enjoy your weekend. Be the blessing you would like to receive. God bless you all.



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Natasha’s Daily Scripture, Prayer and Reflection for 11.3.11

“Blessed is the one whom God corrects; so do not despise the discipline of the Almighty.”
Job 5:17

Father thank You for another day. Thank You for loving me enough to guide me, mold me, and correct my ways. Father I know there are days when I’m all over the place and I’m trying to make my own decisions without allowing You to guide me, and I appreciate You for having the patience and care to help me work through my issues. Thank You for correcting me father, thank You for disciplining me, and thank You for never giving up on me.

I accept the friction caused by the necessary changes in my life that will lead to my growth, wisdom, and prosperity. You are my constant Father. You are my rock, salvation, light, love, strength, hope, future, my everything.

I love You God. I love the life that You have given me and I look forward to the days ahead that You have planned for me. I praise You Lord. In Your name I pray. Amen.

Be grateful for the struggles, the strife, the friction, the pain, and the storms. For all of these moments in your life are about change and growth for your future. If we did not experience pain we would not understand and appreciate pleasure and the growth that comes from it change.

A tree does not have an easy growth plan, but as it grows it changes and it becomes more beautiful and stronger with time. We must see ourselves as trees that have the potential to live long-lasting, healthy lives, if we allow God to lead us and we humbly follow.

We can be trees or we can be weeds that are whacked off and tossed away. The choice is ours. What do you want to be? Do you know what you are made of? What is your foundation? Are you rooted to grow upright or remain low-lying always getting caught up in yourself and other “weeds”?



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Natasha’s Daily Scripture, Prayer and Reflection for 11.2.11

All their days their work is grief and pain; even at night their minds do not rest. This too is meaningless.

Ecclesiastes 2:23 

Father I woke up this morning in tears and in mental anguish. There were things I was supposed to have taken care of these past few weeks but I procrastinated or didn’t give it my full and best effort, and now weeks later I am looking at the same results. I am looking at results from allowing myself to focus on other people’s needs and not my own, and I am frustrated.

I am also carrying around other people’s burdens, other people’s drama, other people’s failures, and I don’t know how to drop the weight without hurting them and keeping them from turning fully to You. 

So I walk around in pain as I’m confused and frustrated about what to do. I have problems, issues, debt, and responsibilities too, why does that never seem to matter to other people, and why don’t I force them to see it? 

When night falls my issues follow me to sleep, and sometimes I find myself tossing and turning in bed fighting my personal demons that I couldn’t face in daylight. I wake throughout the night in a cold sweat disturbed by the heavy feeling that is over me. 

Father I need peace. I need peace of mind to see clearly what I can handle, what I can take on, and those things that I simply need to place on hold before tackling them. I need to see how to be helpful to others without carrying their weight. I need to learn how to guide them to You and Jesus so that they can develop their own special and close relationship with You.

I need to let go of my pride and accept that there are certain things I can’t do alone or at all at this time in my life; and that if I only give 50% then I will only get that much or less in return, yet if I give 100% effort, time, and drive then I will get that much in return. If I don’t seize opportunities for growth and prosperity around me then there is no reason to complain–for I made the decision not to act. I want to act Lord. I want to take ahold of the blessings You place before me. Show me Father. Free me Father. I’m tired of the pain and grief that I’m causing myself. Humbly I pray. Amen.

There is no point in your life being filled with pain and grief, especially not from the moment you wake and then hours later well into your sleep. God did not create us to live like this. Our pain is self-inflicted as we fail to open our eyes, stretch out our arms, grab ahold of opportunities, and bring them tightly to our chests so that we don’t trip, fall, and lose or destroy them. 

How many of us see opportunities in life but we think:

 1) “it’s not time”
2) “I can’t do it”
3) “I can’t do it alone”
4) “that can’t be for me”
5) “that’s too much”
6) “it’s too far out of reach”
7) “it’s too risky”?

Do you see a common thread connecting these claims? 
It’s all fear!

I’m tired of living and operating in and out of fear, aren’t you? Aren’t you tired of living a reactionary life, only doing things out of knee-jerk reactions or hiding from things because we couldn’t live up to our responsibilities? 

We say we want to live debt-free lives, how about adding “drama-free”, “negativity-free”, “pain-free”, “guilt-free”, and living a life free of fear?

Aren’t you tired of walking around with that aching feeling in your chest that sometimes tightens so much you can barely breathe? Aren’t you tired of your body being in pain because it’s the only way to get the emotional pain from within to come out? Aren’t you tired of your weight fluctuating worse than the stock market? We have to let go and truly release our cares, fears, worries, pain, frustration, anger, guilt, resentment, pride, ego, and everything else to God. We have to let it all go or we will die holding on. I don’t know about you but I want to live a long, healthy, joy-filled life well into my 100s. 

I believe there’s a lot that God has in store for me and planned for me and I don’t want to disappoint Him one more day. So as I lovingly encourage each of you to let go, I pray that you also lovingly encourage me to do the same. Let’s push each other to greatness. Let’s push each other to be the best representations of Christ that we can be. Let’s not worry about today, yesterday or tomorrow. Let’s instead…P-U-S-H…


…and then do our parts to make sure we are there to receive our blessings and seize all opportunities that God places before us. 

I love and respect you all. Thank you for also loving and respecting me.


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Natasha’s Daily Scripture, Prayer and Reflection for 11.1.11

My heart falters, fear makes me tremble; the twilight I longed for has become a horror to me. 

Isaiah 21:4 

Father thank You for another day, another sunrise, another breath, and for another opportunity to serve You and Your children. Father sometimes I live my day in fear, lead my decisions through fear, and then fear what this fear will do to me if I continue living this way. Then there are days I live courageously without doubt in my heart and mind, and in those days I am most confident and determined to live out my purpose fully. 

Father free me from this fear. Help me to stand tall despite the odds, despite what others say and do, despite what the enemy says; I want to live courageously consistently. I want to live each day in the moment, embracing the present, with a spirit of joy at what tomorrow may bring. I want to be prepared to receive the things that I wish for, that I need, and desire. 

I’m tired of hiding, running, and being fearful. Free me Father so that I can live fully as You have intended. In Your name I pray. Amen.


Eventually we all must stop running and face the things we fear most. Eventually we all must make a decision to be specific about what we need and be ready to accept the gift…or not…and lose out.
Eventually we must make a decision about our life and commit ourselves 100% or live our remaining days in limbo.

Are you ready to stop living in fear? Are you sick and tired of being sick and tired? Are you done with living a mediocre life? Are you ready to take the first step to a better, more wholesome, more freeing and joy-filled life?

Then let’s do this!



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