Natasha’s Daily Scripture, Prayer, and Reflection for 2.11.13

Don’t all of us have one Father? Didn’t one God create us? Why then do we act treacherously against one another, profaning the covenant of our fathers?

Malachi 2:10 HCSB

Pray
Father I see, seek, and pray only to You. I seek a positive connection with Your children. I seek peace within to deal with all situations and circumstances without frustration, anger, guilt, denial, sadness, depression, or a need to place blame on self or others. I pray for healing from my past, to walk upright through my present and future. Strengthen me to push through obstacles without hesitation, fear, or doubt. Strengthen me to not ask You “why” but to only show thanks. Hold my tongue Father if I begin to utter anything but words of positivity and love. I pray for these things in Your son Jesus’s name. Amen.

Reflection
If you believe in one God and believe that we are all His children, created by Him, then why do we fight, attack, abuse, misuse, cheat, mistreat, and take advantage of each other? Would that not also be a direct or indirect assault on our Heavenly Father? Would that not send a clear message to God that we don’t value His creations?

Why do we struggle with pouring out and exchanging love easily, but can freely spew out negativity? Even though it takes more muscles to frown than to smile, why do I see more frowning faces on the streets than smiles? It comes from within. Our mind is the most powerful thing connected to us as it is directly tuned in to Mind. Healing, growth, knowledge, wisdom, and behavior all come from Mind. So we have a choice to either lash out or to warmly embrace.

How we respond to life is a choice. You choose to be negative or not. Even by physical force, a person can still choose whether or not to say or do something. So it is only a weak excuse (not a valid reason) to blame someone for our actions or inactions. God has blessed us with the capability to heal, love, and gain knowledge and wisdom. It is up to us to open ourselves up to the possibility. It is up to us to seek better and to be better. It is up to us to choose to treat our fellow brothers and sisters with love, dignity, and respect—or not. Each moment of every day we have choices. How will today be for you?

Sending love all the way from London,

Natasha

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Scripture quotations marked HCSB are taken from the Holman Christian Standard Bible®, Copyright © 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003 by Holman Bible Publishers. Used by permission. Holman Christian Standard Bible®, Holman CSB®, and HCSB® are federally registered trademarks of Holman Bible Publishers.

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