Natasha’s Daily Scripture, Prayer, and Reflection for 7.17.19

Scripture

Offer to God the sacrifice of thanksgiving. Pay your vows to the Most High. Call on me in the day of trouble. I will deliver you, and you will honor me.”

–Psalms 50:14‭-‬15 WEB

Reflection

God is always with us, to guide us, protect us, and to catch us. He has always had guardian angels watching out for you, and He has surrounded you with people who will help you reach your goals. Why wouldn’t we praise each day?

Thank Him. Each time you take notice of His gifts to you, thank Him.

Prayer

Father, thank You for my blessings. Thank You for the paths that You place before me, and thank You for all of the people who You place in my life. Thank You for my guardian angels, even though I may never recognize them and what they do in each instance. I will never take for granted what You have done and are doing for me. In Your son Jesus’ name I humbly pray. To You I give all of the glory. Amen.

Love always,

Natasha

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Natasha’s Daily Scripture, Prayer, and Reflection for 7.16.19

Scripture

Thou art my hiding-place and my shield: I hope in thy word.

Psalms 119:114 ASV

Reflection

I wonder how my life would be if only I surrendered 100% to God.

Have you stopped and reflected on that for your own life? What if you stopped, let go, surrendered, and obeyed from this point on—how would your life be?

I’m praying for the strength and courage to let go and skydive with my eyes wide open into the life that I’m supposed to be living.

Prayer

Father, I never want to doubt You or Your Word. Never have You left me alone, exposed to harm, or without life’s necessities. You have always been here for me, protecting me, nurturing me, and feeding me. I am blessed and it is only because of You that I have any joy, peace, love, respect, dignity, happiness, passion, or hope.

When my life is chaotic it is always because I chose to make a decision not guided by You. During those moments where fear, doubt, or arrogance consumed me, and I turned inward rather than open my arms to Your embrace—I have found myself in pain and miserable.

Father, I want to get to a place in my life where I do and say as You command without hesitation. Mold me Father. Give me the strength and courage to let go.

Love,
Natasha

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Natasha’s Daily Scripture, Prayer, and Reflection for 7.15.19

Scripture

On the evening of that first day of the week, when the disciples were together, with the doors locked for fear of the Jewish leaders, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you!”

John 20:19

Reflection

There is always a calm before the storm; and even during the storm you should find comfort in knowing that God and Jesus are there with you. There may be days when you feel so overwhelmed that it’s difficult to breathe, to function, to think—those are the moments that you need to pray for peace in your heart, mind, spirit, and soul—peace in your home and work place—peace in your personal life and in your career.

When you’re going through a rough time, keep going and just pray a little more intently. Don’t stop. Don’t turn around. Don’t turn into another direction. Follow the map. Follow God’s lead. He can only be leading you to that which you desire and need most. The path is easier the more that you give in to the process, trust without question, stay focused on your tasks and responsibilities, and express gratitude for each moment of every day. When instead, you take hesistant steps forward, out of fear and doubt, the journey is painful.

I’m also learning this painful lesson. When I give in to God’s process, a weight is lifted off of me. When I allow fear to consume me, there is a burden that weighs me down spiritually, mentally, and physically. I have no peace or joy when fear is present. Fear is a thief. I want to take back what it took and keeps taking from me.

What do you want? How do you want to live your life?

I pray for your internal peace and that your obedience brings you an abundance of blessings, on top of your daily blessings. May God bless you in ways that you never imagined, and may He keep You encircled in His grace.

Prayer

Today, I declare that I will not be consumed by fear. Not today. Today, I will be filled with confidence, trust, hope, and faith. Today, I will not be paralyzed by the unfathomable thoughts of “but, what if”. I will instead be inspired and encouraged by the thoughts and reality of, “and why not”. I won’t speak or think the words, “can’t” and “impossible”. I want to be fueled by the “and”, “why not”, and “can”—not diminished by the “but”, “what if”, “can’t” and “impossible”. Father, turn my doubt into curiosity. Let me see the doors before me as opportunities, not barriers, as possibilities, not rejection.

Father, I know that You are here with me—helping, watching, waiting, and directing. I may not see the solution to my problems right at this very moment, but I trust that my eyes and mind will connect and see clearly the blessings that You have waiting for me. Father, fill me with the peace that Your son Jesus lived, and shared with others. Show me the way Father. Fill me with joyful patience, along the way. In Jesus’ name I humbly pray. Amen.

Love,

Natasha

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Natasha’s Daily Scripture, Prayer, and Reflection for 7.12.19

Scripture

And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.

1 Corinthians 13:13

Reflection

Even when we have doubts and fears, and our faith and hope in life’s situations flickers on and off, one thing is constant and that’s God’s love. This is the one thing that should also remain a constant for us—our love for Him, our love for ourselves, and our love for other people—despite their faults.

Love your family, friends, associates, and your neighbors—even the nosey and annoying ones—you never know, they may be the one to catch the vandal or thief at your property, or call the police on your behalf, or be the one to alert you about something of great importance.

Love complete strangers—you don’t know how they are or will be a blessing to others and possibly even you. Love your service providers, you know that you need them.

Love your bill collectors—for goodness sakes, even though they can act like the mafia sometimes, let’s be clear, you owe them money, so be loving as you work to pay them back with interest. Lastly, but no less important, I will say to love your enemies—you don’t have to like them but understand that they are God’s child, just like you, and your grievance with them He will resolve.

Love people despite themselves just as you want to be loved despite your flaws and the ignorance that you sometimes (or often) display. We all just want to be loved. So love. Then watch as the world begins to look different to you, as you begin looking through a different lens.

I love you all.

Prayer

Father, I am so thankful and grateful for Your love, for it is like no other. I can rely upon Your love remaining constant for eternity. Your love is infinite, unlike anything a human can give because You give freely without keeping track of my wrongs, without expectations, without ultimatums, and without game playing. Your love is simply an “Is” and without explanation.

I have faith in You that You will always provide for me, and that You will protect me from harm. I have faith in You that You will place the right people in my life at the right time, and You will remove those individuals that don’t belong in my life now or in the future.

I have hope, and I continue to hope for the best. I hope for an enduring, loving, respectful, caring, honest, faithful, faith-filled, committed and monogamous relationship with a person who also loves and has faith in You, and never loses hope in You or mankind.

My faith and my hope may be tested, and I may sometimes waver— but one thing that You know Father is that my love never leaves and is never rattled or swayed. I love You Lord. If I didn’t love You I couldn’t possibly love myself— for You created and care for me. Thank You for Your love Father. In Your son Jesus’ name I pray to You with an abundance of love, hope and faith. Amen.

Love always,

Natasha

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Natasha’s Daily Scripture, Prayer, and Reflection for 7.11.19

Scripture

I am glad I can have complete confidence in you.

2 Corinthians 7:16

Reflection

This is a strong declaration. Do you have complete confidence in God? Do you trust 100% that He has a solution to every one of your problems? Do you believe that He can make a way out of no way? Let’s see.

Prayer

Father-Mother, please keep working on me. I believe that You are the great “I Am” and that You are my Creator, Protector, and my Everything. I trust, but You know that it is not fully—because if I trusted you 100 percent then I wouldn’t worry and be fearful.

My lack of trust is not an opinion of you but an opinion and reflection of me, and my lack of trustworthiness. If I possessed it fully then I would give it fully, and the anxiety that I feel would be nonexistent. I pray to be more trustworthy and trusting.

Father-Mother, I am confident that You will make a way for me—in all areas of my life, in all of the spaces that I’ve messed up with my foolishness. My tears are shed due to my impatience— because I placed myself into situations that are uncomfortable, and these decisions have caused me a great amount of stress. To add to this, my timing for relief, a desire for instant gratification, isn’t aligned with Your time, so my stress mounts. I know that You are always on time. I pray for comfort in the wait.

Father-Mother, I believe that my deadlines and obligations will be met through Your will and grace. I pray for internal peace as I align with You, while focused on doing the work that You have called me to do. In Your son, Jesus’ name I humbly pray to You. Amen.

Love,

Natasha

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Natasha’s Daily Scripture, Prayer, and Reflection for 7.10.19

Scripture

The Lord approves of those who are good, but he condemns those who plan wickedness.

Proverbs 12:2

Reflection

You are not responsible for others actions or lack thereof, but you are responsible for yourself, what you do, how you behave, and how you speak to yourself and others.

You have a choice to rise above situations or lower yourself to sling mud like a wild animal. You have a choice to do the right thing or give into the enemy’s plan. You have a choice to help others and be an asset, or you can be a liability through your selfishness, self-centeredness, and pride.

You can use your intelligence for the greater good, or to plant and cultivate the seeds of evil. When you plan to do harm—either through action or inaction, you are working as a servant of the enemy, not for God.

You have a choice, that’s the beauty and blessing of being God’s creation. We can choose. We also must deal with the consequences of our choice.

Prayer

Father, protect me from myself when I turn inwards and don’t reflect Your goodness. Protect me from those moments when I don’t speak up but should, and as a result I am hurt. Protect me from others who plot and plan against me. Protect Your other children so that they do no harm to others and receive no harm in return.

Prepare and protect those coming into this world through birth, and prepare and protect those leaving this world, to go to the next level of existence. Let us all see, gravitate towards, and choose to embrace and reflect Your light rather than dig our heads inside holes of darkness.

Forgive me for my sins, and forgive those who have sinned against me. Amen.

Love,

Natasha

P.S. Happy birthday to my maternal aunt Valerie (aka Princess) and my paternal cousin, Kambria. I love you!!!

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Natasha’s Daily Scripture, Prayer, and Reflection for 7.9.19

Scripture

“Have you considered my servant Job? There is no one on earth like him; he is blameless and upright, a man who fears God and shuns evil.

Does Job fear God for nothing?” Satan replied. “Have you not put a hedge around him and his household and everything he has? You have blessed the work of his hands, so that his flocks and herds are spread throughout the land. But now stretch out your hand and strike everything he has, and he will surely curse you to your face.” The lord said to Satan, “Very well, then, everything he has is in your power, but on the man himself do not lay a finger.” Then Satan went out from the presence of the lord.

One day when Job’s sons and daughters were feasting and drinking wine at the oldest brother’s house,…a messenger came to Job and said, “The oxen were plowing and the donkeys were grazing nearby, and the Sabeans attacked and made off with them. They put the servants to the sword, and I am the only one who has escaped to tell you!”…another messenger came and said, “The fire of God fell from the heavens and burned up the sheep and the servants, and I am the only one who has escaped to tell you!”

… another messenger came and said, “…three raiding parties…swept down on your camels and made off with them… I am the only one who has escaped to tell you!” …another messenger came and said, “Your sons and daughters were feasting…suddenly a mighty wind swept in from the desert and struck the four corners of the house. It collapsed on them and they are dead, and I am the only one who has escaped to tell you!”

At this, Job got up and tore his robe and shaved his head. Then he fell to the ground in worship and said: “Naked I came from my mother’s womb, and naked I will depart. The lord gave and the lord has taken away; may the name of the lord be praised.” In all this, Job did not sin by charging God with wrongdoing.

Job 1:8-22

Reflection

Consider Job’s experience in one day, then look at your own…could you walk in Job’s shoes? Could you experience what he did and still never question, doubt, or blame God? Job lost the animals that would provide his family sustenance and keep his land lush and rich; he lost all of his servants except four messengers who came to deliver bad news; each time increasingly more horrific than the last; he lost his sons, daughters, and his brother…all in one day, yet he got on his knees and prayed to God and praised His holy name.

That is a testament to true faith, devotion, and dedication to servanthood in God’s Kingdom. I pray to one day have the faith that can withstand whatever life brings my way. Until then, I keep having my demonstrations and learning my lessons.

Touch someone’s heart today. Be a blessing to everyone you encounter. See and embrace your blessings, even as you walk in despair. Be thankful for what you have and to Whom you belong.

Prayer

Father, I want to be more like Job. I want to have the faith to know that no matter what happens to me, You will never forsake me or let harm come to me; You will never let me endure more than I can handle. Father, I want the strength and courage to fall down and get up. I want the strength, courage, and faith to look at fear directly and rebuke it plainly without hesitation or trembling. I want to stand steadfast in Your Word and Light, knowing that in You I am always protected and loved. You know me Lord, You know my worth and what I’m made of— show me the way Father. Help me through my tears and fears Father, to see and realize that only through my confidence in You can I achieve the impossible. Help transition my anxiety to assurance. In Your son Jesus’ name I pray to You this day and always. Amen.

Lovingly,

Natasha

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