Natasha’s Daily Scripture, Prayer and Reflection for 4.30.12

The LORD says, “I will guide you along the best pathway for your life.
I will advise you and watch over you. Do not be like a senseless horse or mule
that needs a bit and bridle to keep it under control.” Many sorrows come to the wicked, but unfailing love surrounds those who trust the LORD. So rejoice in the LORD and be glad, all you who obey him!

Shout for joy, all you whose hearts are pure!

Psalm 32:8-11

I sing praises to You Father. I opened my eyes and knew I was blessed yet again. Thank You. Today is a new day, and a new opportunity for me to walk uprightly on the path You have placed before me. Today is a new day to reflect Your goodness and grace. Today I can reaffirm that I will let go of things that You said You would handle, and I will only focus my attention on the things that I’m supposed to be concerned with. My path is looking clearer Father. Let’s keep walking!

Yesterday I was amazed to find out that God had blessed me in many ways, one way stood out like a big waving flag— He blessed me financially. This particular blessing removed an obstacle that was waiting for me on my path. I had already decided over a week ago to give it to God and not worry about it or fear what could happen.

So I let go and let God handle it, and He most definitely did.

He handled it so well that this morning when I awoke I discovered yet another financial blessing that came right on time. I had faced another situation that was somewhat tied to the other one, and with this situation also, I promised myself I wouldn’t lose sleep over it because I was going to trust God to provide the answer; and He did exactly that, and now I can continue moving forward without missing a beat.

When we let go of the things we know we truly have no control over, and let God take care of the details, then we are free to do what we are called to do. It doesn’t take deep analysis, just a decision to surrender all to Him.

Let go!



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Natasha’s Daily Scripture, Prayer and Reflection for 4.28.12

**Special Weekend Edition**

Don’t run up debts, except for the huge debt of love you owe each other. When you love others, you complete what the law has been after all along. The law code—don’t sleep with another person’s spouse, don’t take someone’s life, don’t take what isn’t yours, don’t always be wanting what you don’t have, and any other “don’t” you can think of—finally adds up to this:

Love other people as well as you do yourself.

You can’t go wrong when you love others. When you add up everything in the law code, the sum total is love. But make sure that you don’t get so absorbed and exhausted in taking care of all your day-by-day obligations that you lose track of the time and doze off, oblivious to God.

The night is about over, dawn is about to break. Be up and awake to what God is doing! God is putting the finishing touches on the salvation work he began when we first believed. We can’t afford to waste a minute, must not squander these precious daylight hours in frivolity and indulgence, in sleeping around and dissipation, in bickering and grabbing everything in sight. Get out of bed and get dressed!

Don’t loiter and linger, waiting until the very last minute. Dress yourselves in Christ, and be up and about!

Romans 13:8, 11 MSG

Because of You I woke this morning. Because of You I have experienced countless blessings today. Thank You Father. I wake thanking You, throughout the day I thank You, and before I rest at night I thank You. Father each day I work to keep Your commandments, to make things right in my life, and to turn the negatives into positives— so that I can be the example of how an ambassador should be and should live. Thank You Father for keeping me going, grounded, and humble. Thank You for forgiving me for my sins and redirecting me when I stray. Each day I live to honor You. Amen.


“The demand of every day kept me so busy that I subconsciously equated my busyness with commitment to Christ.” – Vonette Bright

Whatever you are doing that you know is wrong, make right.

If you are lazy, selfish, greedy, self-absorbed, feel entitled, or too busy for God and family—make things right.

If you have time to shop, play, work, or be lazy and do nothing, then you have more than enough time to spend with God. Don’t just reach out to Him when You need something, reach out to Him to give thanks for what you have.

Don’t just praise Him when you can see the blessings pouring in, praise Him when you are blinded by fear and doubt and swear you can count your blessings on both hands. Have a real relationship with God so you can begin to really experience what life has to offer through and in His Kingdom!

Love your sister in Christ,


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Natasha’s Daily Scripture, Prayer and Reflection for 4.27.12

However, each one must live his life in the situation the Lord assigned when God called him. This is what I command in all the churches.

1 Corinthians 7:17

Father You have called me to serve and to use the talents You have blessed me with.

I do not want to disappoint You, so each day I will work to use my talents fully, express my gratefulness, and reflect Your love and light. Thank You Father for the opportunity to serve and be of service to You. Amen.

If you don’t know what you have been called to do then you need to seek out the ways and opportunities that God has set for you to serve.

If you do know what your calling is, then you need to use your talents fully and be sure to give thanks each day for what God has given you.

Do whatever it is God has called you to do, and do it with passion and dedication.



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Natasha’s Daily Scripture, Prayer and Reflection for 4.26.12

Therefore, through Him let us continually offer up to God a sacrifice of praise, that is, the fruit of our lips that confess His name.

Hebrews 13:15

Father thank You for waking me another day. I give You all the glory, for only You have the power to change me and my life. Thank You for the lessons and opportunities, and for the successes and failures. Thank You for believing in me, even when I didn’t believe in myself. 

I don’t want a day to go by where I’m not praising You for all You have done, and for all You have in store for me. 

You don’t need to hear me rattle off each thing I’m thankful for, just by saying, “thank You Father!” You and I are both on the same wavelength.

Thank You Father!

Even if you don’t think you have anything to be grateful for, to consider a blessing, or find worthy of praise, you do!

There may be storms in life that rain down on you pretty hard, but in your obedience to God, you begin to realize that even those storms are lessons to be learned and grateful for. If God didn’t love you and didn’t want the best for you, He would not allow you to receive one blessing—even the air you breathe this very moment.

You must learn to praise Him through ups and downs. Don’t praise Him in good times and curse Him in bad times. Praise Him!



Note: Due to technical difficulties this post was delayed by 12 hours. Please accept my apologies.

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Natasha’s Daily Scripture, Prayer and Reflection for 4.25.12

The one who guards his mouth protects his life; the one who opens his lips invites his own ruin.

The slacker craves, yet has nothing, but the diligent is fully satisfied.

The righteous hate lying, but the wicked act disgustingly and disgracefully.

Righteousness guards people of integrity, but wickedness undermines the sinner.

Proverbs 13:3-6

Father before I open my mouth touch my heart to seek You first, to listen to You first, and to speak and act as I would if I could see Jesus sitting before me. Let me only speak words of encouragement, hope, and truth.

Let my days of slacking and mediocrity be behind me. Let me work passionately on all things I have committed myself to, even my relationships, never giving excuses as to why I have not given my all.

I turn every issue and concern over to You, focusing only on what You command of me, and letting go of my fear and doubt which makes me feel this need to try and control things and do Your job Father. The battle is NOT mine, but Yours, so I remove the extra armor and weapons that I was wearing for that fight—and stick to living, learning, healing, and changing through growth.

In Your circle is where I want to be. Amen.

We watch what we say around the elderly and small children, so we can watch what we say every other second of the day. If we could visually see Jesus before us while we spoke and did certain things, what would we do and say differently? Then let’s make those changes starting today, and live by this principle forever.

Each time a person spends any amount of time with you they should always come and leave feeling and seeing God’s light in you; they should feel re-energized and joyful—if they don’t then look inward to yourself and pray— and then leave the rest for God to sort out and mend.

Sometimes our desire to help others, to save and rescue others, can be counter-productive, because we are not equipped or have the autonomy to tackle those issues; and not all times has God called us to do anything other than seek, speak, embrace, and reflect His loving light. Remember that!

Love always,


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Natasha’s Daily Scripture, Prayer and Reflection for 4.24.12

Be silent before the Lord and wait expectantly for Him…

Psalm 37:7

I am here Father.

Turn off the technology throughout the day to sit in silence and hear Him. Do not feel pressured or give in to having noise as your comforter and company, instead be filled with joy at the thought and reality of God filling all perceived and actual voids.

Before you start your day let it start with silence as you listen to Him; let it grow into a conversation, not your monologue, with Him.

Throughout your day look and listen for Him through the noise and darkness.

When your day comes to an end, do not be quick to fall into old religious patterns of prayer, but rather sit, and refrain from doing or saying anything.

Just sit.

For as long as it takes for you to hear, listen, process, understand, and obey.

Love always,


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Natasha’s Daily Scripture, Prayer and Reflection for 4.23.12

Finally, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise, dwell on these things.

The things you have learned and received and heard and seen in me, practice these things, and the God of peace will be with you.

Philippians 4:8, 9

Father You do not care for lengthy prayers or repetition of Your name; what You care most about it is our connection with You and that we mean what we say, and say what we mean. You don’t care as much about the religious rituals as You do the spiritual practices and walk.

You care about what’s in our Heart.

Father today I will begin by only focusing on the good in things, in people, and in life. I will not focus on or dwell in the bad, the evil, the wrong, the negative, or the darkness. For if I look more to those things than to what’s inside of each scenario or person that reflects You, then I can’t possibly be convinced that You and Your love can and will conquer all evil.

What I don’t like in another person I probably or most likely also see or have seen in myself. It is not up to me to fix them or try to get them to fix themselves; I am to only reflect Your light so that they then turn to You to be fixed.

Today I will look for Your light in Your children, and believe that this strength I see is strong enough to squash out the darkness that tries to weaken me, them and others. Today I start my journey of looking only for You in Your children, and only You in each scenario.

Thank You Father for touching my heart this morning. Amen.

We can always find the negative; how many of us seek out the positive? We can always point out our weaknesses and the weaknesses in others, but why don’t we focus more on our and their strengths?

We are quick to walk away from jobs and relationships because of a few things that make us unhappy or dissatisfied, but what about the numerous things that bring us joy and satisfaction?

If we spent more time looking for God in every situation and in every person, and within ourselves, we wouldn’t have 1/4 of the issues we have today; we wouldn’t have divorce at the level it is—not even close–maybe not at all; we wouldn’t have crimes and other negative scenarios.

If we truly put God first, we would only focus on people’s strengths and positives, and on God’s light.

If you make a list of a person’s qualities or the benefits of a job, and list both negative and positive, and the positive outweighs the negative, yet you still don’t want to be in that situation, then maybe it is your undeveloped skills and weaknesses that are overshadowing things and causing the negative outcomes. Then you need to turn it over to God and stop trying to fix things yourself!

Turn to God and focus only on His Light. He will take care of and stomp out the darkness.

That’s what’s wrong with us; that is what has been wrong with us in our past, what is wrong with us currently, and what will be wrong with us in our future if we do not stop what we are doing right now.

We need to stop trying to do His job and only do what He commands us to do and that is to reflect His light, share His love, follow His son, and spread His word. Anything other than these things have nothing to do with us, and everything to do with Him. For those reasons we need to stay in our lane and stop trying to get into His!



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Natasha’s Daily Scripture, Prayer and Reflection for 4.21.12 **Special Weekend Edition**

But now you also, put them all aside: anger, wrath, malice, slander, and abusive speech from your mouth.

Do not lie to one another, since you laid aside the old self with its evil practices, and have put on the new self who is being renewed to a true knowledge according to the image of the One who created him- a renewal in which there is no distinction between Greek and Jew, circumcised and uncircumcised, barbarian, Scythian, slave and freeman, but Christ is all, and in all.

So, as those who have been chosen of God, holy and beloved, put on a heart of compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience;

Colossians 3:8-12

Father thank You for another day of life here on Your beautiful planet. Today as other other days I face challenges, but today as some days, I am strengthened in the confidence that You are handling my battles for me. Knowing this, I have no reason to fear, no reason to be angry, bitter, or resentful. I do have a reason to rejoice and be grateful, and so today that is exactly what I’m going to do; rejoice and be a blessing to others as You have handsomely blessed me.

I have forgiven all who have trespassed against me. I hold no grudges, and have no bad words to say to or about them. I pray for them and pray that they seek the cleansing that it takes to heal them and make them whole in Your eyes.

I pray that they forgive themselves and forgive others, that they release themselves from their past, and bury their baggage deep in the woods to never be uncovered. I pray that You touch their hearts so that they find peace and never a reason to lie, cheat, manipulate, or be cold towards others. I release myself from their current negative web through love, praying that they release that web for Your love.

In Your name I pray. Amen.

We must control our emotions, the words that come from our mouths, our thoughts, and our actions. We are the ruler of what we do or don’t do, no other human has that power. Let’s not even talk about hypnosis. That’s a whole other ball of wax and even then you have to give a person control!

You choose to hate or love. You choose to tell the truth or to tell lies, you choose to be loving or to be mean, to be dignified or not, you choose!

Free yourself from telling lies, from cheating in all relationships–even business–and watch the words that come from your mouth because they have the power to help or to harm.

Since there are many people who don’t seem to love themselves enough to follow the Golden Rule, then let me say this—speak to others and treat others the way you would want someone to speak to and treat your most beloved person.

There is no place in God’s Kingdom for chaos and conflict. Only Love, Joy, Kindness, Peace, and Happiness.

Have an amazing weekend!

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Natasha’s Daily Scripture, Prayer and Reflection for 4.20.12

Rejoice always; pray without ceasing; in everything give thanks; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.

1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

Father I thank You for my life, my journey, my ups and downs, and for the lessons learned, and those that I’m still learning. I realize I don’t learn all of my lessons fast enough and on Your time, so many times I make decisions without Your command, and I find myself in a place of suffering and pain. Never alone I know, for You are always there with me waiting for me to surrender everything to You.

Father I realize that over the years and especially most recently, I have not been fully focused on You– You have not truly been my alpha, omega, or my center, because I made decisions that were not of Your instruction. Father I repent for making my own decisions, for following Your children rather than following You, for following flesh rather than Your Spirit.

Today I rejoice. Today I replace doubt and fear with joy and an understanding that You are my everything, so I am in need of nothing, because You are my source for all that I need. Today I rejoice because I know that You have already worked out the kinks I created. Today I rejoice because You have protected me from being dragged to the lowest depths by the “enemy”. I rejoice because I don’t have to worry about what today or tomorrow brings, because I know that with, in, and through You, all of my needs have been and will be met.

No one and nothing will steal my joy or have me turn away from You and Jesus. Nothing and no one will manipulate me into following anything but Christ. I am more than a believer, I am a follower, I am a servant, and I am an ambassador. I will not just talk the talk but I will walk the walk. I will look past the mountains, valleys, and forests, and only see You and Jesus.

I put my trust in You Father. You have never led me astray. You don’t deal in chaos. So I rest my head in Your Hands. Amen.

No matter what you are going through this very moment, leave it to God. Praise Him and rejoice in His love. If you feel unease then that is in your struggle with the “enemy” who is trying desperately to tear you down. If you are lashing out and blaming others, it is the internal conflict within you manifesting outwards. God doesn’t bring out ugliness from people to inflict on others. God squashes ugliness from within.

God always brings peace to troubled waters and troubled times. He does not focus in the grey, the unsure, but in total declaration of right and wrong, left or right. There is only Truth, not half-truth; Love not half-love; full-time not part-time. There is no partiality with God and His love, only a completeness and absoluteness. God never takes a break from us and we should never take a break from Him. We should never put anything or anyone before Him. Every decision we make should come after praying to Him. Let it be His will and not your fear, pride, arrogance, selfishness, anger, pain, envy, jealousy, narcissism, or anything else.

I love you all and I am so very grateful that each day I am blessed through my walk, and through these Breaking Bread posts. Thank you for walking with me and breaking bread with me each day. May God continue to bless you, keep you, and sort out all that needs sorting in your life.



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Natasha’s Daily Scripture, Prayer and Reflection for 4.19.12

Immediately the boy’s father cried out and said, “I do believe; help my unbelief.”

Mark 9:24

Father today I do not come to You with a worried prayer, but with a confident prayer. A confidence in You, Your son, and Your ability to do what no man, god, or spirit can do.

I know that only You can clear my life’s pathway; make me whole; cleanse me of sin, sickness, and disease; and free me from debt. I know that only You can fill my heart with Your warming love and light, and that only You can make my eyes bright for all who look inside. Father I know that only You can move mountains, fill empty river beds, calm storms, settle rapids, and bring life into this world and beyond.

So I will not call out to You in fear, pain, worry, or doubt. For I know that You are never away from me and always watching over me. You know my circumstances. You know what I’m going through. You know my pain and frustration, and You know my fears. You know what I desire and what I need most. Through my obedience I know You will always bless me.

Each day You give me life and I am most humbly grateful. Today I say this prayer to You, giving thanks for what You have already set in motion. I know that it is Your will and grace that will remove my obstacles, restore those things that have fallen to the wayside or broken, and make things right in my life. Thank You Lord! In Jesus’s name I give You all of the glory. Amen.


Kay Arthur wrote that, “Fear and doubt are conquered by a faith that rejoices. And faith can rejoice because the promises of God are as certain as God himself.”

What more can be said after that?

When you believe in God then our fear and doubt should be nonexistent. If you believe that your life and what you have had over the years of your existence are as a result of God’s will, then why would we ever doubt His ability to do more for us?

Why would we then doubt His ability to get us out of debt, to have our debtors repay us, to protect our relationships and marriages, to heal us from all inflictions, to bring the right people into our lives, and to protect us from harm?

If you believe in Him and what He has already done for you, then you should push yourself away from fear and doubt when times get rough and troubling. Believe in Him to make things right and to restore balance. Balance comes from God, not one ioata of your doing. The only thing it requires from you is to release and let go, so there is no resistance.

Join me starting today to each day release ourselves to God; to resist resisting; and to fight off fear and doubt. Join me!

Love always,


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Natasha’s Daily Scripture, Prayer and Reflection for 4.18.12

Don’t be deceived: God is not mocked. For whatever a man sows he will also reap, because the one who sows to his flesh will reap corruption from the flesh, but the one who sows to the Spirit will reap eternal life from the Spirit. So we must not get tired of doing good, for we will reap at the proper time if we don’t give up.

Galatians 6:7-9

Father there is no reason for me not to do the right thing all of the time. There is no justifiable reason for me to make excuses other than I’m lying to myself and thinking I can lie to you.

There are no half-wrongs or half-sins in life. So each day I strive to be honest first with myself and then to Your children. Each day I will stop before I even contemplate crossing a line that I know I wouldn’t cross if I could see Your son Jesus standing near. Each day I will make it a priority to look through the lens of another person before, during, and after a conversation. Each day I will consider that I may be wrong in a decision or opinion, and through prayer, work to realign myself with Your Truth.

When I’m attacked, I will not attack back, for the battle is not mine but Yours. Instead I will follow through with prayer, and not allow myself to be sucked in to the negativity that awaits me. It is my desire to be more like Jesus, and the only way that is possible is to change through growth every single day. In his name and Yours I pray. Amen.

I’m grateful to my mother for sending me today’s scripture. It encourages me to continue doing good and to continue being loving. It encourages me to continue treating others as I would like to be treated; and how I would want my loved ones treated.

This scripture encourages me to always put God first in every decision, with every word, every thought, and all actions. It also encourages me to continue accepting responsibility for my feelings, my emotions, my thoughts, my words, and my actions. We have been equipped with self-control, and it is only our fault when we mismanage it or toss it out the window.

Freeman Smith, LLC wrote that, “Everywhere we turn, or so it seems, we are faced with powerful temptations to behave in undisciplined, ungodly ways. We live in a world in which leisure is glorified and misbehavior is glamorized. But God has other plans. He did not create us for lives of mischief or mediocrity; He created us for far greater things.”

After reading that it hit me that no matter how much temptation comes my way or that I run across, mischief and mediocrity are not my calling, so I must be disciplined enough to keep marching forward in strength, rather than be weak and give in to the world.

With the exception of movies like Se7en, no one can make you or force you to do anything you don’t want to do. You choose to cheat, steal, lie, rape, kill, be lazy, be a glutton, be mean, be a bully, be manipulative, and any other number of things. It takes more energy to do or say something negative than it does to be godly and say or do something positive.

Being negative is draining. It will suck the energy and life out of you. It ages many people. When you are positive your day is upbeat and bright, and no one can rain on your parade. When you are negative you attract more negativity. When you are negative you can easily be drained of reserved energy, and easily be pushed to your breaking point. Ever consider how much effort would have to go into breaking the spirit of a positive person? Ever wonder why no matter what happens to this person they just don’t snap, go off on people, fall into a deep depression and check out of life, or give up and end their life?

It’s God working inside of and through them.

A negative person is always looking to be attacked, always thinks there is a motive, and thinks that someone is judging them or thinks that some people think they are better than them. A negative person spends so much time trying to shine on their own that they fail to see and recognize that nothing is possible without the Father. That’s why the spotlight quickly turns off of them onto someone positive.

A positive person doesn’t need to try to shine, they just do. They can enter a room and everything and everyone just lights up.

A positive person is comfortable in pure silence, while a negative person always needs noise of some kind. A positive person feels the need to stay connected to the Light, while a negative person feels the need to stay connected to the world.

A positive person says “I love you,” no matter the situation or outcome. A negative person says “I love you” and there are always associated conditions. They will always add, “but”, “however”, or “if” whenever they are displeased. They love you most and show this love only when their expectations are met fully. There are always conditions associated with their love, conditions you must adhere to if you want to continue receiving this love.

A positive person will see the need to have God first and in the center of their relationship, allowing Him to guide them to either continue in a loving relationship, or walk away from a negative one. A negative person believes that they are the beginning, end, and the center of the relationship.

So we all have decisions in life. Which will you choose? Will you choose to be disciplined or undisciplined? Positive or negative? Self-centered or God-centered?

Lovingly your sister in Christ,


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Natasha’s Daily Scripture, Prayer and Reflection for 4.17.12

Be gracious to me, O God, according to Your lovingkindness;
According to the greatness of Your compassion blot out my transgressions. Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity
And cleanse me from my sin.

Psalm 51:1, 2

Father today I pray for myself, my family, friends, and other loved ones. I pray for associates and acquaintances and the person I still have yet to meet, as well as those I may never have the privilege to spend time with. I pray for those of Your children who are walking in fear, not living, but merely existing. I pray for those who are fearful yet deny it. I pray for those of Your children who would rather exist miserably than live joyfully, because they would rather do things their way instead of Yours.

I pray for those who think they have all of the answers, know all that they need to know about about life, love, respect, and about people; and those who think they know enough about You. I pray for those who feel that Your Word isn’t authentic because the Bible was written and assembled by men. I pray for those who recite scripture but don’t live their life accordingly.

I pray for those of us who judge but have the audacity to say we don’t want to be judged by others. I pray for those who put more faith in man and medicine than You Father, the Creator who created man and provided the wisdom that created the medicine. I pray for those who use Your name in vain or anger. I pray for those people who tell others what they shouldn’t do yet their transgressions are the same or worse.

Father forgive us. Heal us. Restore us. Sometimes we know not what we do, sometimes we know that we are disappointing You, lovingly correct us Lord. I pray humbly and deeply to You. Amen.

Sometimes we justify our bad behaviors by claiming a weakness that we possess; yet we don’t look inward to God and ask Him to strengthen all that is weak in and of us, straighten all that is crooked, satisfy the cravings, and redirect us when we go astray.

You know when you are doing wrong, when you are sinning, because you choose not to be open with your indiscretions with the masses. You hide in secret, you twist the truth, you sneak and whisper thinking no one can hear you, and you blame others for how you feel and think, and what you do.

The only way to gain forgiveness is to repent and then don’t commit the sin again. The only way to fully grow is to take responsibility for your actions and inactions, for your missteps and offenses, for your emotions and the things you say. Stop lying to yourself and the world, because no matter what, there is no way to mislead God, He knows the truth and knows what you will do or say before you do. He gives us all choices. With love He patiently waits for us to make the right decisions.

What will you do?



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Natasha’s Daily Scripture, Prayer and Reflection for 4.16.12

Better is a poor man who walks in his integrity than he who is perverse in speech and is a fool. Also it is not good for a person to be without knowledge, and he who hurries his footsteps errs. The foolishness of man ruins his way, and his heart rages against the LORD.

Proverbs 19:1-3 NASB

Father I know You have things taken care of in my life. It is up to me to get out of the way, to sit patiently and calmly, and wait for Your Truth and Reality to be made clear to me. I will not rush things, I will not jump to conclusions or make judgments, for everything is on Your schedule and done at Your time.

I would not try to eat a cake, chicken, or bread before it is done cooking, so I would only be a fool to attempt to rush into something You have not said is ready for me. I would be a fool to run away from something when You have not commanded me to leave.

So I will control myself, control my emotions, control my need to act, and instead leave things in Your care. I will turn within and pray as You mold me and make me a better servant.

I thank You Father for showing me why I have struggled many times, and that it is because I’m rushing and living foolishly thinking that it is by my control that things happen or don’t, when all things can only be made possible through Your Will. To You I give the glory and control in my life. Amen.

Whatever you are going through in life know that God already has it handled. He has everything handled. You have to learn to release everything to Him and stop thinking you can handle it or that you have some ability, that on your own you can resolve things. You can only do what God’s Will allows you to do.

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Natasha’s Daily Scripture, Prayer and Reflection for 4.13.12

…lf you do not stand firm in your faith, then you will not stand at all.

Isaiah 7:9

Father I come to You today wanting to know what You want me to do, say, and think. I want to know where You want me to go. I turn to You as my answer, my problem solver, my healer, and my corrector.

You are my Master and I am Your servant.

I will not be moved by man, beast, or a spirit that attempts to manipulate or chase me off my path. I will stand tall and firm in my convictions that beginning to end, and all that is above and below, and beneath, is made possible and is encompassed by You. I will not falter or flee.

Show me where You want me to be, where You want me to stay and where You want me to leave. I do not want to defy you or make my own decisions. I will not be swayed by the flesh, for Your Spirit is what I am relying upon. If I have walked too far left or right, sped up too fast, or dragged behind too slow, please guide me where I need to be. I thank You now for what You have already set in motion. Amen.

Genuine success in life comes from our faith and faithfulness. Success is not the number of awards and degrees we have, the number of homes and cars we have, our credit score, how much money we have in the bank, in a safe, or under our mattress. Success isn’t the number of women or men that we have fawning over us. Success has nothing to do with our names, titles, positions, or ranks.

I read today that success is God’s gift of love and His promise of salvation. Being a believer and follower of Christ already makes You successful in God’s eyes, taking the abundance of blessings and the Word and sharing it with those who are not exposed, who don’t believe, or who struggle with being conditional believers, will allow you to reach the true pinnacle of success.

Here’s an amazing quote I’d like to share today:

“Nothing I can do will make me special. No awards I can earn will make me a better person. The taproot of my being grows in the rich soil of the being of Christ instead of in the shifting sands of worldly accomplishment.” -Leslie Williams

If we are to see ourselves as Christ sees us, as God sees us, then we will see that our definition and image of success is vastly different than Theirs. And for those of you who bark out, “but I’m a public servant” I say to you, just because you serve in the community as a teacher or work for/run a nonprofit doesn’t mean that you have done enough. When you are done working your day job of 8a-5pm or 8a-10p, whose lives are you touching after? Whose lives are you sharing God’s Word and Love with?

We are to serve and be of service every moment of every day, and the most rewarding of those times should not only be when you are being paid to do it!

Lovingly your sister in Christ,


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Natasha’s Daily Scripture, Prayer and Reflection for 4.12.12

You, therefore, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus.

2 Timothy 2:1

Father You are constantly working on me, molding me, guiding me, protecting me, and revealing to me Your Truth–that will always penetrate the dark lie that attempts to surround Your children. Father thank You for today and for giving me the strength I needed.

Father I pray for Jesus’s grace to cover me, that I may walk and live in and with grace each day. Let this grace strengthen me that I might step aside of traps set to engage me in negativity, arguments, and battles that are not mine to resolve but Yours Father. Enter each building, room, and situation before me Father so that Your presence is felt by all, and a calm can fill the voided space.

Help me Father to see less of me and more of You; to see past me and my perceived needs, and focus on You and Your commands.

I ask for these things with the strongest of desires to change, be changed, and grow into the ambassador for Christ that You see. In Your name and in Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.

I read today that God’s love and support never changes, it is a constant unlike anything else in our existence or imagination.

From the moment we are conceived God is providing us with strength. We need to trust that strength to do the unthinkable and inconceivable, and believe in its ability to be there whenever we need it.

Before we open our mouths, enter arguments, make assumptions or decisions, we need to pray for strength to step aside and let God have center stage and total control, without our interference.

If it’s still night time where you are when you read this, say a prayer for grace and strength before you go to bed tonight and again first thing when you wake up in the morning. If it’s morning where you are, then stop right now and ask God to fill you up today, so you can represent Him best at your best.

Until tomorrow…



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Natasha’s Daily Scripture, Prayer and Reflection for 4.11.12

‘Say this to Joseph: Please forgive your brothers’ transgression and their sin-the suffering they caused you.’ Therefore, please forgive the transgression of the servants of the God of your father.” Joseph wept when their message came to him.

Genesis 50:17 HCSB

Father please restore order in my life and with my family. Rid us of sinful ways, and heal us of transgressions made.

Warm the hearts of those who have grown cold and hardened. Calm those whose arrogance, pride, selfishness, bitterness, fear, and pain have overrun them and made them trespass against family and others.

Father mold out the darkness that is suffocating and consuming certain family members. Let them see, feel, know and embrace Your light.

If it requires them to take a break from us in order to get better and heal, and then return to us changed for the better, then please provide us with the resources to make those things possible, and so those events can take place. We want to protect them while protecting our family unit.

We are only as strong as our weakest link Father, and right now our links are barely holding on, and barely keeping us together. Some of us are over-extended trying to compensate for the weakest link.

Heal us Lord. Make us whole so that we might walk together unified as one body, representing You and Your Kingdom. Amen.

Pray for your family today.

Pray for peace and everlasting love, and light to fill each of you.

Pray that the ones in obvious pain and torment, seek comfort in God and not darkness.

Pray for God to reveal the truth and to set all of you free from the lies that have been plaguing your family.

Don’t make quick decisions not guided by God. Don’t assume every idea and thought that pops into your head was planted by God. Take the time to walk, pray, reflect, and let God’s peace blanket you; then you will have your answers.

Pray for your family today.



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Natasha’s Daily Scripture, Prayer and Reflection for 4.10.12

For the kingdom of God is not a matter of talk but of power.

1 Corinthians 4:20 HCSB

Father You know my heart, mind, and what’s in them. You know my fears and doubts, my strengths and weaknesses. Father, I say that I am a believer and follower of Christ, of You and Your light and love, and of Your son Jesus; yet there are moments when I allow the darkness of fear, doubt, and pride to get in my way.

Father I want to stand strong in doing not just saying, in knowing not just thinking or wishing.

Your Kingdom is powerful and glorious, lacking nothing, and if I am to stand here and claim to be Your servant and ambassador, then I must be strong in my convictions and a true believer in Your ability to resolve all issues, align all pathways, and bless me abundantly.

Even when claiming to know that You can handle all, and that in Jesus’ name my prayers never go unanswered, I cannot be fearful of my perceived limited abilities, for in You I am great and I am a winner! No challenge is too great no area is too small, for You can move mountains and molehills, and turn mountains into molehills, and then flatten those molehills.

I want to be free from fear and pride. I want to be free to live fully with and in the confidence that with You nothing but good can come to me or go from me; no matter what my enemies do or say, You are greater and stronger Lord. Allow me to see Jesus’s footprints beside me as I take these steps of courage into a better tomorrow. I pray to You, wrapped in Your love. Amen.

We must learn to turn to Jesus and God for all things, no matter how big or small. Let them open the doors, windows, chutes, portals, and other entryways. Just make sure you’re prepared to walk through, crawl through, slide through, and jump through.

Did you misplace something?
Are you behind in your bills?
Are you facing one of your biggest challenges yet?
Are you struggling with weight issues or poor health?
Is your relationship with your loved one getting weak or crumbling?
Are you having problems resisting temptation?
Do you have more month than money?
Are your spirits low and your days seem gloomy?
Are you overwhelmed and frustrated?

Call on Them!

Let their Love lead you, guide you, restore you, mold you, and make things right in your life.

We can’t just talk about it we have to be about it.

Address your fears, face them, and then declare Who’s child you are, then leave your fears to the side for God to destroy.

I was nervous about taking my comprehensive exams for my PhD beginning this week, and after reading the Word today, I can say that I am feeling much better, more secure, more empowered, more convinced, and ready to get this thing started and completed. I have my goal in mind, the finish line is clearly visible, and I am ready to run this race smart, strong, and all the way through the tape to victory. I claim my victory. I claim my doctoral victory and the award of being honored as Dr. Foreman. I claim that the solutions to my other personal issues are resolved, and God is just waiting for me to see this reality.

Are you ready to claim your victory? Do you have something to testify to today? Do you have a healing or other blessing that you want to share? Come break bread with me, with us!

Love your sister in Christ,


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Natasha’s Daily Scripture, Prayer and Reflection for 4.9.12

But if it is preached that Christ has been raised from the dead, how can some of you say that there is no resurrection of the dead? If there is no resurrection of the dead, then not even Christ has been raised.

And if Christ has not been raised, our preaching is useless and so is your faith. More than that, we are then found to be false witnesses about God, for we have testified about God that he raised Christ from the dead. But he did not raise him if in fact the dead are not raised.

1 Corinthians 15:12-15

Father Mother God, I thank You for this life, and the promise of a better and everlasting life beyond this level of existence. I know Your power and presence, and I know what You can do. You are the Creator, Ruler, Master, and Resurrector. You create life, restore life, and redirect life. There is nothing too great, too big, too tedious, or too tiny that You cannot do or fix.

I know that just as You make it possible for us to conceive and birth children, You make it possible to raise those we see as dead back to what we consider alive. I know this. I believe this. I trust this. I thank You. Amen.


Jesus followed God’s commands and allowed himself to be placed on the cross and crucified, only to prove God’s power and the reality that there is no such thing as death–for we all continue to live in His Kingdom, even when we no longer walk the Earth as flesh and blood. Jesus walked amongst his disciples in the flesh after his resurrection, and he proclaimed the reality that life and death is what we make it—but that God’s reality is less complicated.

It wasn’t good enough, proof enough, when Jesus would raise the dead or even when he showed his disciples how to raise the dead; it only sank it and became crystal clear for them when Jesus himself was raised from the dead.

But there are many who dispute and refute this demonstration of God’s power and His ability to raise Jesus from mortal death. There are many who say it was not and is not possible. So how do you explain those individuals who have been pronounced dead by doctors, yet later rise from ‘death’ alive and well? People scream, ‘it’s a miracle’ when I simply and boldly say, “It’s God and His Truth!” But some people just can’t allow themselves to accept, believe, and embrace this as their reality. Those people will always walk with a cloud over them until they open their eyes to God’s Truth.

We are not capable of fully understanding the depth and breadth of God, and why He does the things He does, or why He allows certain things to happen or not happen. Our minds are not mature enough to handle the calculations and computations that go in to that logical puzzle. Yet we continue to try, even when He says “don’t…”

As long as we live with fear, doubt, envy, jealousy, anger, resentment, lust, and other sinful characteristics, we will never see the value in our lives—and the value in having a healthy relationship with God.

I hope you had an amazing Easter weekend. I hope you spent it with loved ones. I hope you made the time to fellowship, worship, and give thanks for every millisecond of the day you have here. Take a moment right now to just say ‘thank you’ to our Heavenly Father Mother.



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Natasha’s Daily Scripture, Prayer and Reflection for 4.6.12

I am not saying this because I am in need, for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances.

Philippians 4:11

Father work on me. Help me to be more content with whatever circumstance I am faced with. Help me to be patient and faithful in my wait for You to bring about positive change in my life.

Help me to remain alert and proactive, yet never aggressive and impatient. Stop me from jumping ahead of You and the plans You have set in motion. Calm me Father. Comfort me. I don’t want to keep going around in circles. Help me Father. In Your name I pray. Amen.

Could you imagine how your life would be if you were content with your life just as it is, no matter how the circumstances alter or remain unchanged?

What if you were just grateful for life and this life, and trusted that God would never subject you to more than what you could handle?

What if you were devoted to just doing your part faithfully each day, and never eager or angered to rush things, to make things happen on your time, or to be disruptive because it’s better than doing nothing?

How would your life be? How would it differ from your current state of living? Let’s think about that…..

Have an amazing Friday and weekend. Be the blessing you want to see in the world. Be the role model you would want to emulate, and that Jesus would approve of and celebrate.



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Natasha’s Daily Scripture, Prayer and Reflection for 4.5.12

I will maintain my innocence and never let go of it; my conscience will not reproach me as long as I live.

Job 27:6

Father I thank You for another day. I thank You for my loved ones. I thank You for experiences past, the ones I face now, and those awaiting me in my future.

Father I want to be obedient to You. I want a clear conscience, free of guilt, shame, and sin–I want to build my life towards righteousness, and not walk around looking over my shoulder.

Father it would be selfish of me to ask for blessings when I have not made things right from my past, and not atoned for my trespasses and debts to others. Father I pray that You equip me with the tools and resources to make right my wrongs, and I will do the work faithfully to fulfill my obligations.

Father any feelings I have harmed, any loose strings I have not tied, and words not spoken, let me be in a position to handle those things and then finally put them to rest, to never be revisited. Let my past remain in the past, and never allow me to dig up old things You wanted to stay buried— to see if they still ‘work’. Let me not carry around added burden, harbor any resentment, or walk without grace, honor, and humility. I ask these things with the presence of light, and a burning desire to do right by You and by all. Amen.

Having a clear conscience means you have no wrongs to right, no victims to atone for, no debts to clear, and no fences to mend. Having a clear conscience you don’t have to sneak, hide, tell lies, cheat, steal, beg, borrow, manipulate, play games, or anything else that is not a pure and unquestionable reflection and representation of God.

When you are doing right by God you don’t live a double life, you don’t have mistresses, lovers, or affairs. When you are doing right by God you don’t need to seek revenge, you don’t need to find ways to protect yourself and your things, and you don’t need to worry about the past, present, or future.

Wouldn’t it be awesome to have a clean, clear slate? Wouldn’t it be nice to just have peace, joy, and tranquility…while still living here on Earth? It is possible. We CAN do this. We CAN have this life.

Let’s take the first step and start emptying out our clutter, burying those skeletons in our closets, dumping that baggage we keep carrying from one relationship to the next, stop making excuses for our mediocrity and shortcomings, and stop allowing our insecurity to make us act like jerks towards others.

The ONLY ‘elite’ in this world are those who continuously walk in God’s light, pure, innocent, blameless and conscience-free.



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