Natasha’s Daily Scripture, Prayer, and Reflection for 12.25.14

The people who walk in darkness Will see a great light; Those who live in a dark land, The light will shine on them. You shall multiply the nation, You shall increase their gladness; They will be glad in Your presence As with the gladness of harvest, As men rejoice when they divide the spoil. For You shall break the yoke of their burden and the staff on their shoulders, The rod of their oppressor, as at the battle of Midian.

For a child will be born to us, a son will be given to us; And the government will rest on His shoulders; And His name will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Eternal Father, Prince of Peace. There will be no end to the increase of His government or of peace, On the throne of David and over his kingdom, To establish it and to uphold it with justice and righteousness From then on and forevermore. The zeal of the LORD of hosts will accomplish this.

‭Isaiah‬ ‭9‬:‭2-4, 6-7‬ NASB

Pray
Thank You for this day Father. Thank You for another opportunity to make right my wrongs, to live as You expect, to do what You need me to accomplish, and to love as You command. Thank You for sending Your son, Jesus, to teach and show the ways of Your Truth and Light–for showing me what true sacrifice, dedication, and hard work means–and why I’m far from being a true Christian, but why Your grace and favor make it possible for me to keep trying each day to be the Christian that You desire. Thank You Father. Love Your humble servant. Amen.

Reflection
Give thanks today for your countless blessings. Today is not about the material gifts we give and receive, but the intangible gifts of love, forgiveness, compassion, grace, mercy, acceptance, tolerance, patience, and so much more. Today focus less on you and more on others, as Jesus would.

Questions of the Day
1. What would you like to add to today’s prayer and/or reflection?
2. What are you grateful for today?
3. What have you been grateful for this year?
4. What does Christmas mean to you?

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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