Natasha’s Daily Scripture, Prayer, and Reflection for 2.17.14

Natasha’s Daily Scripture, Prayer, and Reflection for 2.17.14
 As I was preparing myself for today’s message, I noticed that I had a text message waiting for me to review on my phone. It was from my friend and neighbor, Juanita. She was sharing a recent post by Joel and Victoria Osteen, and I’m glad that I decided to read it. Today I share this message with you.
 Also, I want you to know that I haven’t forgotten to post yesterday’s Sunday Sermon. I’m finishing it and will have it posted within the next hour or so. I was traveling yesterday so I’m just getting settled into things today. If you went to church yesterday (in-person, online, TV, or radio) please share your notes with us by posting a comment, joining our chat room, or send me an email:
 Put Your Love into Action
 “If anyone has this world’s goods (resources for sustaining life) and sees his brother and fellow believer in need, yet closes his heart of compassion against him, how can the love of God live and remain in him? Little children, let us not love [merely] in theory or in speech but in deed and in truth…”
 1 John 3:17–18, AMP
 TODAY’S WORD from Joel and Victoria
 I’ve heard it said that you can give without loving, but you can’t love without giving. Notice this verse tells us that love isn’t just about our words or thoughts; it’s about our actions. Love is about reaching out and meeting the needs of others. Sometimes meeting someone’s needs is as simple as a smile or sharing a word of encouragement. There are many ways to show the love of God. Can you pay for someone’s gas or groceries? Do you see a need in someone’s life that you can meet? Remember, you are the hands and feet of Jesus in the earth. The Lord wants to bless you today so that you can be a blessing to others. He wants to work through you to show His love and compassion.
 Today and every day, look for ways to put your love into action. The Bible says that it’s His kindness that leads people to repentance. He wants to show His kindness in the earth through you. Step out and sow good seeds of love by meeting the needs of others. God promises that those seeds will produce an abundant harvest in your life in return!
 Heavenly Father, thank You for Your hand of blessing in my life. Thank You for choosing to work through me today. I submit myself and my resources to You. Show me ways to be a blessing to others so that the earth will be filled with the knowledge of Your glory in Jesus’ name. Amen.
 — Joel & Victoria Osteen (Copyright 2014)
 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.

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