Natasha’s Daily Scripture, Prayer, and Reflection for 12.1.14

Remain in Him

TODAY’S SCRIPTURE
“If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you.”
(John 15:7, NIV)

TODAY’S WORD from Joel and Victoria
In life, we all have ups and downs. This time of year can be especially trying for some. There are seasons that are more difficult when our character is being developed and our faith in God is being strengthened. Sometimes it can feel like you are taking two steps forward and three steps backward. If we’re not careful, we’ll start thinking that life is always going to be this way.

God doesn’t want us to live life like a roller coaster. He wants to bring us to a place of stability so we can remain strong in Him. Jesus said, “I am the vine. You are the branches. If you abide in me, you will bear much fruit and your fruit will remain.” The word “remain” means “to be fixed, immovable, not affected by circumstances.” In other words, if you will just keep abiding in Him, just keep meditating on His Word, He’ll bring you through. He’ll make you strong; He’ll keep you stable, and you’ll embrace the life of blessing He has prepared for you!

A PRAYER FOR TODAY
Father, today I set my heart and mind on You knowing that You are good and faithful. I trust that as I seek You and put You first, You will direct my steps. I choose to remain in You and follow Your leading in everything I do in Jesus’ name. Amen.
— Joel & Victoria Osteen

Natasha’s Reflection
The only absolute is God and His love. Everything else changes but our Heavenly Father. Life will always throw us a curveball but if we remain in Him we will be protected.

Questions of the Day
1. Share your thoughts about today’s message.
2. What would you like to add to today’s prayer and/or reflection?

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Love always,
Natasha

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