Natasha’s Daily Scripture, Prayer, and Reflection for 3.24.15

The Lord judges the people; judge me, O Lord, and do me justice according to my righteousness [my rightness, justice, and right standing with You] and according to the integrity that is in me.

Psalm‬ ‭7‬:‭8‬ AMP

Pray
Father thank You for today. Thank You for my countless spiritual, mental, and physical blessings. You know that I’m working on myself as You mold me. I’m working on being the person who can, without fear, stand and pray to be judged according to my righteousness and integrity. As You know, that person is within me, but I have not matured to fully become that person. With You I one day will. I know and believe this in my heart. Thank You Father for not giving up on me. Amen.
Reflection

I have to be honest with myself. I know that I would pass out if I said to God that I wanted Him to assess my rightness, justice, alignment with him, and my integrity. I’ve faltered so much in my life, even slipping up this week—choosing profanity rather than using intelligent words to describe my feelings and thinking. If God judged me instantaneously for the things I do and say, I probably wouldn’t be alive right now—or I would be in absolute misery. Imagine that. 
Imagine swift justice for your actions. What if God stopped being so merciful and gracious, and instead just immediately judged us for our words and actions? 
We can’t say that the day may never come when He just decides to do a clean sweep of humankind and remind us, once again, of Who He is and Who we are. So shouldn’t we work in fast track mode to get our minds, heart, and bodies aligned to where He wants us? 
I’m working on my potty mouth. I know I can control it because I control it around children, the elderly, at church, and in environments where I know it’s not appropriate. I went several months not using one curse word. So I know I can stop. I’m stronger than what I give myself credit. 
I say that I’m a reflection of God, but if my words don’t consistently sound like Jesus (our human example of the direct connection that we have with God) and my actions don’t consistently mirror Jesus’, then I’m not reflecting God—and if I’m not reflecting Him, then who or what am I reflecting? 
Scary thought.
Questions of the Day
1.What do you think of today’s message?
2. When you look closely at yourself, do your words, thoughts and actions consistently reflect God or someone/something else? What do you base your answer on?
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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