Natasha’s Daily Scripture, Prayer, and Reflection for 3.18.15

Giving Back to God
TODAY’S SCRIPTURE
“And all the tithe of the land, whether of the seed of the land or of the fruit of the tree, is the Lord’s. It is holy to the Lord.”
(Leviticus 27:30, NKJV)
TODAY’S WORD from Joel and Victoria
Everything we have has been given to us by God. He entrusts us with His resources and wants us to be good stewards of what we have. In scripture, Jesus talks about some men who were entrusted with some resources. They all had different amounts but they were supposed to be faithful and increase what they had. How do we increase what we have? By sowing, by giving, by being faithful and obedient to Him. Just like planting a seed in the natural yields a harvest of increase, when you sow finances to God’s work, you’ll receive an abundant harvest in return.
Remember, God wants to bless you. He wants to increase you. When you give, when you sow, when you honor Him with your first fruits, that’s when you’ll see the windows of Heaven open. That’s when you’ll see His hand of provision and blessing in your life. Give back to God, be a faithful steward, and He will give back to you!
A PRAYER FOR TODAY
Father, thank You for blessing me with seed to sow. I choose to be faithful. I choose to obey Your word. I choose to be a giver knowing that You will increase me in every area of life. In Jesus’ name. Amen.
— Joel & Victoria Osteen
Natasha’s Reflection
There’s something that happens internally when you give, whatever it is you soon feel it all over your body. Spiritually you can call it peace, joy, and love. Scientifically I know they can tell us which hormones trigger the physical response that we notice.  But even they don’t know the why. The why is clear, it’s our connection to God. Giving is serving God. Giving is our reflection of God. The more we give the better we feel, and the more we receive. It’s a win-win scenario, so why don’t we do it more often?
Questions of the Day
1.What do you think of today’s message?
2. What would you like to add to today’s prayer and/or reflections?
3. In what ways have you been giving back to God?
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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