Natasha’s Daily Scripture, Prayer, and Reflection for 9.15.15

Scripture
For You formed my inward parts; You wove me in my mother’s womb. I will give thanks to You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Wonderful are Your works, And my soul knows it very well. 
Psalm 139:13-14 NASB
Pray

There’s no one who can love me like You Father. There’s no one who can bless me like You do. I want to honor You through my walk, talk, and thoughts. I want a genuine relationship with You Father. I want a relationship where I’m not just taking, but I’m giving. I want to do right by You. Humbly I pray. Amen. 
Reflection 

There is no person or being who knows you like God. As our Creator, every millimeter of our bodies are known to Him. Every thought, past, present, and future He knows. Every thing that we have ever done, even in what we considered secret, He has seen. 
So knowing this greatness, this all-in-all powerhouse, we have choices in life; we can choose to give ourselves fully over to Him without hesitation; we can choose to have a conditional relationship with God and hold out on truly committing until we run out of options; we also can choose to not believe and trust in Him. 
I can admit that once I hit my pre-teen years I began to have a conditional relationship with God. I wanted Him to keep me safe, healthy, fed, clothed, loved, and nurtured. In return I would admit I believed in Him, occasionally say my prayers, and when required or in my grief I would attend church. 
This conditional relationship continued until 2008 when God spoke to me through others, and I listened and obeyed. Then the more I committed myself to Him, the more I had to see of myself. The past two years have been eye-opening for me, especially the last few weeks and months. 
I cannot be His servant in silence. I cannot sit back and say, “I don’t want to have conversations about religion, because people get too heated over whom and how they call God”. I have to trust that God will always provide me with an opportunity to share His love and meet people where they are in their spiritual journey, or where they are in their acceptance of other people’s journey. 
How can we walk around seemingly ashamed, embarrassed, or afraid to say who we are and to Whom we belong? Are you ashamed of your Father? How long can you continue your conditional relationship with Him? How long can you keep taking and expecting Him to give? I feel guilty for how much He’s given, and what little I’ve given in return. 
I don’t know about you, but I want a genuine relationship with my Father. 
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 reflection?

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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