Natasha’s Daily Scripture, Prayer, and Reflection for 2.17.16

Scripture 2 Corinthians 4:16-18 MSG


Father through all things I’m working on simply smiling, because what I don’t see is the work that You have already done in my favor. I want to smile with gratitude before the manifestation of my blessing has been made clear to me. I pray to always remember this. In Jesus’ name. Amen. 


Each day we are blessed, even when we don’t recognize our blessings they are there, and their effects will last forever. So rather than waiting for the obvious to show gratitude, smile and be grateful for each day that you’re alive, and each day that you have to experience what life has to offer—even during the rough times, because even those are “small potatoes” to and for our Heavenly Father. So like Kirk Franklin’s song, just “SMILE”!

Questions of the Day

1. What would you like to add to today’s prayer and/or reflection?

2. Share your most recent testimony of God’s healing. 

3. What “small potatoes” would you like to shrug off and smile about?

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Love always,


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