Natasha’s Daily Scripture, Prayer, and Reflection for 2.11.14

Lord, I have heard the report about You; Lord, I stand in awe of Your deeds. Revive Your work in these years; make it known in these years. In Your wrath remember mercy!
 Habakkuk 3:2 HCSB
 Father thank You for this day. Please protect me and my loved ones throughout our journey, and protect those I have never encountered, for one day it may be Your plan that my life and theirs may cross for a collaboration in greatness.
 Father I pray for a spiritual awakening around the world, in neighborhoods, cities, states, and provinces. I pray for spiritual awakenings to spread like the ocean touching one continent after the other.
 I long to see the day when marriages are restored and people are steadfast against adultery, and less quick to divorce. I pray for the day that family life is strengthened, and children grow up in nurturing homes filled with love and encouragement. I pray for a decrease in crime, and a change in or enactment of laws to protect those who have been oppressed and victimized, and where justice is upheld regardless of the color of one’s skin, their nationality, religion, or socio-economic status.
 I pray for the day that all of Your children learn to love one another, regardless of what name they call You. Father help us to free ourselves from the thinking that we are entitled to judge others. Help us to see that only You can judge, and only through Christ can we be saved. Show me how to be a catalyst for positive change in the world. Show me how to serve You best. I pray for these things in Jesus’ name. Amen.
 To see the change we want to see in the world we must push away our fears of sharing with others our testimonies of how God healed us, showed us mercy, and molded us. We have to be willing to praise Him publicly, and this doesn’t just mean at church and around other believers. It means everywhere. It means proudly saying that we’re Christians, in business, in mixed company (with people who we aren’t sure are Christians or not), and online through our social media platforms and email signature lines.
 We cannot be closet-Christians or conditional Christians, and expect a spiritual awakening to take place in our community. We must talk with each other just like in Malachi 3:16—when the people who feared the Lord talked with each other, He listened and heard. We must come together, talk, share, uplift, love, and heal these wounds that we have caused. Ask God to show you how your can play a part in this change.
 Before I wrap up, let me wish my aunt Ava a happy birthday. My middle name came from her, so we have our own special bond. I love you Ava!
 Copyright 2014. Natasha Foreman Bryant. Some Rights Reserved. All Prayers and Reflections are Copyright Protected by Natasha Foreman Bryant, unless otherwise noted.
 Copyright 2009-2013 under Natasha L. Foreman, unless otherwise noted.
 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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