Natasha’s Daily Scripture, Prayer, and Reflection for 12.26.16


Matthew 1:21


Father thank You for another day. A day not given to all. Thank You for Your son and my savior, Jesus Christ. Father thank You for helping me through some rough times and thank You for helping me now as I journey through unfamiliar territory. You know my heart. I pray that You would strengthen me so that I may endure. 

I pray that You would help me to see through this dark fog. I don’t need to see the end result, if that’s not Your desire, but can I just see what stands before me with each step that I take? 

I will continue to walk no matter what. I will continue to work on following Jesus without hesitation, and obeying You without question. You know that I’m a work in progress, so I’m grateful that You don’t hold my foolishness against me. 

I know that Jesus is my Savior, Your gift to me and the world. I ask in his name that my prayers be answered, and as always the timing is Yours. Amen.  


Jesus was sent to the world to save the people from themselves and from the enemy. Many followed, most did not. Hence, why more than 2,000 years later, we’re still dealing with the same underlying problems as those in Jesus’ time. Correction, we’re still dealing with issues from Moses’ time. 

We are hard-headed, opinionated, and oftentimes more selfish than selfless. We may say, “what would Jesus do?” but then do the opposite. What’s the point in considering how Jesus would behave, if we’re going to follow the enemy’s lead?

He was sent to save us. We need rescuing. We need fixing. We need healing. We need restoration. We need to be made whole. Don’t wait until the New Year to begin cleansing yourself. Start today!

Questions of the Day

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

2. What are your thoughts about today’s message?

3. What issues are you fighting to protect from the enemy’s attack?

4. What would you like to be cleansed of so that you can walk respectfully as a believer and follower of Christ?

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Love always,


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