Natasha’s Daily Scripture, Prayer, and Reflection for 12.16.14

Favor is Looking for You

TODAY’S SCRIPTURE
“Surely, LORD, you bless the righteous; you surround them with your favor as with a shield.”
Psalm 5:12, NIV

TODAY’S WORD from Joel and Victoria
God wants to bring you to a place of abundance! A land filled with favor, opportunity, good health and great relationships. You may not be there yet, but don’t worry. Your blessing is on the way. David said in Psalm 31, “God has blessings stored up for those that love the Lord.” There are businesses stored up for you that God wants to release. There is promotion stored up that has your name on it. Good health, provision, relationships — because you love the Lord, God is going to bring you into what He has already prepared. When you honor God, when you’re faithful to Him, that’s how you walk in His blessings. You don’t have to look for them; favor is going to find you! Good breaks are going to find you!

Today, be ready to receive what He has for you. Position yourself for blessing by walking in His ways. Meditate on the Word of God, sing songs of praise. Thank Him for what He is doing because favor is looking for you!

A PRAYER FOR TODAY
Father, thank You for blessing me. Thank You for Your favor and goodness on my life. Help me to see new ways to be a blessing to others as I daily keep my heart and mind focused on You in Jesus’ name! Amen.
— Joel & Victoria Osteen

Natasha’s Reflection
Stop looking at what you don’t have and show gratitude for what you do have, so that you can better prepare yourself for what you’re about to have. God needs to see what you can handle, and then on His time, and only His time, will you be granted with your next blessing.

Why ask for loaves of bread if you don’t have your baskets ready to be filled? Make your baskets, prepare them for the day of their filling, and then patiently and prayerfully watch God fill your baskets.

Questions of the Day
1. Have you been singing, praising, and thanking God for all that He has done and will do in your life?
2. Reflecting back over the year, have you been as committed to your spiritual walk as you set out to be at the beginning of the year?
3. Rather than waiting for the New Year, what would you like to change (starting now) about yourself, your thinking, and your behavior?
4. What would you like to add to today’s prayer and/or reflection?
5. Please share a scripture that would tie in well to today’s message.

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

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Love always,
Natasha

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