Natasha’s Daily Scripture, Prayer, and Reflection for 3.7.14

Go, inquire of the Lord for me, and for them that are left in Israel and in Judah, concerning the words of the book that is found: for great is the wrath of the Lord that is poured out upon us, because our fathers have not kept the word of the Lord, to do after all that is written in this book.
 
 2 Chronicles 34:21 KJVA
 
 Pray
 Father I pray that your plumb line is revealed through Your Book, no matter the translated text. I pray that Your children can see how close and how far we are from Your desired course for us. I pray that we can re-align ourselves with you.
 
 I pray for every local, city, county, state, national, and world leader. I pray that You touch their hearts and that they are receptive to You. Father even if they call You by a different name, or lack the faith to believe, I pray that their actions upon the masses of Your children be positive and loving, that their reflection of past wrongdoings encourages them to right those wrongs, and that in their self-judgment there is repentance. I pray that in their changed walk there are changed man-made laws that conflict with Your laws, so that in changing these laws our lands can be governed in a way more suitable for You.
 
 Father there are more of us who love, tolerate, and accept others, than there are people filled with hate, intolerance, and apathy. I pray that this leans in our world’s favor, and that the decisions and actions of a few are not held against the many. Please continue to show us mercy. In Jesus’ name. Amen.
 
 Reflection
 Josiah did not know what he did not know. He had been reigning 18 years before he even starting rebuilding the temple of God. It wasn’t until the temple was being cleaned did the priest Hilki’ah find the Great Book. When Josiah realized that the Kings before him had continuously sinned against God and allowed the people they led to do the same, Josiah was hurt and outraged. He cried out to God repenting for those before him and for his own ignorance. He asked for forgiveness for he and his people because he saw that their ways were leading to their destruction. He could clearly see the plumb line and how far his people had strayed from God’s path.
 
 Josiah sought the help of prophetess Huldah to go speak on his behalf to God. God saw Josiah’s heart and his sincerity in repentance and He spared them. Josiah did his part to restore his people through repentance, renewal of the covenant with God, removal of idols, and the rebuke of worship to other gods. He did not run from his responsibility or only try to self-align with God and leave his people to fend for themselves. Josiah saw the plumb line and prayed for the chance for realignment. Josiah’s actions helped to create a spiritual awakening within his kingdom.
 
 Consider that could be done in our towns, cities, counties, states, even our countries if we prayed for and worked with our political leaders, church leaders, and community leaders to see and respond to God’s plumb line. We could slowly realign ourselves with Him.
 
 Think about it.
 
 Question of the Day
 1. When you see a world more blended and less segregated, and leaders of different faiths (and some with no religious faith) leading people of various faiths, how do you think God judges our nations and the world as a whole?
 
 
 Feel free to share your answers, prayers, comments, and reflections in the comment section below. You can also send me an email at: breakingbreadwithnatasha@gmail.com Please also feel free to share this post with others. We’re never quite sure who needs to hear and see what, and when! May God continue to bless and keep all of us. May it take the repentance of as few as one to spare the lives of many.
 
 Love always,
 
 Natasha
 
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