Natasha’s Daily Scripture, Prayer, and Reflection for 9.11.18

Scripture

We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us. We implore you on Christ’s behalf: Be reconciled to God.

2 Corinthians 5:20 NIV

Reflection

I’m grateful this prayer was shared with me. I decided to share it with all of you. Today breathe in and fully understand and know that you are blessed and highly favored. Seek out God and find ways to be a better, more enlightened ambassador every single day!

Today would be my maternal grandfather, Elisberry Stephens’, 94th birthday.

Happy birthday Poppa!

My grandfather is an amazing example, for me, of a person who was always a blessing to others. My grandfather taught through example what it meant to be hardworking, dependable, honorable, forgiving, grateful and gracious. He gave of himself every day in every way, even when people took advantage of him, and even when people didn’t show or express their gratitude for all that he did for them—-he never stopped giving.

He took his last breath after spending a day giving to and blessing someone else. A day that he was supposed to be relaxing and recharging, he instead was being a help to someone else. What a man he was and what a man he still is.

Happy birthday to my grandfather and to all of my friends and associates who also celebrate today as the day they entered this world. Additionally, I would like to say happy birthday to each and every one of you, even if we call each other strangers we are still siblings in Christ!

Last but not least, for those individuals who woke up on September 11, 2001 with goals, dreams, and visions on their mind that were cut short due to the evil plotting and planning of other people who felt the need to make a global statement so that others would share in their pain and frustration—I would like to say that I pray that the world never forgets you and that day, and that we never stop honoring those who died trying to help, those who died while praying, and those who died while seeking escape and refuge. May your lives and your human deaths never be seen as lived and given in vain. May you live eternally in peace.

May our countries and our leaders do a better job to live and act as honorable and dignified ambassadors of God so that we can see and experience less acts of domestic and global terrorism—from people who are hurting due to the political, economic, social, and religious views and decisions made by a small percentage of elected and appointed people. As the saying goes, “hurt people, hurt people“. The pain subjected upon others is done at the hands of other hurt people. Sadly, it’s a vicious cycle.

Sadly, several people chose to use explosives and crash planes to kill thousands, to show the leaders of a few countries the pain they feel they (and their loved ones) were subjected to. Since they can’t repay the pain, eye for an eye, directly with those leaders, they choose instead to seek vengeance through the citizens and residents of their respective countries. This vicious cycle will continue until those in power do their part to end the cycle. They must be reconciled to God. They must be better ambassadors of God; not just speak His name out of convenience but live and lead as He intends. Be the light to see the light.

For those of you reading this message, please join me in saying today’s prayer that was shared with me on September 11, 2010. I hope that it helps you or someone else….

Prayer

Father, thank You for choosing me as Your ambassador. Help me to understand the authority you’ve given me. Show me ways to reach out and be a blessing to others and build Your Kingdom here on earth. Amen.

Love you all!

Natasha

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Natasha’s Daily Scripture, Prayer, and Reflection for 9.10.18

Scripture

Reckless words pierce like a sword, but the tongue of the wise brings healing.

Proverbs 12:18

Reflection

Focus on the here and now. Focus on praying before speaking. Clear your negative thoughts and pray that they be replaced by pure, loving ones— so that they might uplift and heal, rather than tear down and destroy.

What we say can be just as or more harmful to ourselves and others as what we do. Protect your mind and heart from recklessness in thought, speech and deed.

Understand that even if you’re speaking the truth it’s gossip. If you’re not part of the solution working directly with the person(s) in need; then you’re part of the problem by gossiping about them. Be silent.

We’re so quick to talk about everyone’s business. How would we feel hearing that people who claimed to be friends and loved ones were gossiping about us? How would we feel if the very person who came to help us was turning around and telling others private details about our lives?

Doesn’t sound that great and entertaining when put that way does it?

Let’s stop being reckless!

Prayer

Father, today I choose to be wise and bring healing to myself and others with my words. I ask for an increase of patience, tolerance, love, care and consideration, respect and wisdom so that I may honor and reflect you. Amen.

Love,

Natasha

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Natasha’s Daily Scripture, Prayer, and Reflection for 9.7.18

Scripture

But seek first His Kingdom and His righteousness and all these things will be given to you as well.

Matthew 6:33

Reflection

By putting God first in our lives and opening ourselves to Him, we are more receptive to His blessings. No weapon formed against you shall prosper. No person can stand between you and God unless you allow them.

Don’t allow someone to get into your mind and throw you off your path. Your mind is God’s and only you and Him should control it. Stay focused on His wants and your life shall flourish.

Prayer

Father, thank You for supplying all of my needs according to Your grace and glory. I submit to You today and ask You to show me where I can sow seeds and be a blessing to those around me. In Your Son Jesus’ name Amen.  

Love you all!

Natasha

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Natasha’s Daily Scripture, Prayer, and Reflection for 9.6.18

Scripture

Stop trusting in mere humans, who have but a breath in their nostrils. Why hold them in esteem?

Isaiah 2:22

Reflection

We put our trust and faith in things that we can see, touch, smell, hear, and taste; yet we are easily disappointed by these things because they are not dependable and reliable, and they can and do fail. We need to put our trust in God who blesses us each day.

Our impatience and need for instant gratification cripples us, and in weakness we would rather rely on man with all of his flaws, faults, incompetencies, and hang ups, than to rely on God who is perfect in every way. We are truly works in progress; clay that has to keep being molded during a long, drawn out process.

I hope to be where I need to be spiritually, early enough in my life where I can truly value it and the process it took to get there. Why have a spiritual awakening a few breaths before your last, at the age of 100 (let’s say), when out of commitment, trust, and faith you could experience it at or before the age of 40 or 60 and live out the last 40-60+ years with your spiritual eyes wide open?

Or do some of us straddle the fence because we think that once we get to that point, that our human lives will end because we demonstrated the lesson, and then we are no longer expected to continue on this path and are then taken over to a spiritual level of existence?

Is it fear of human death that causes us to not commit and surrender fully to God?

Is it because of the examples in the Bible of all those ambassadors who committed fully to God’s mission losing their lives soon after the mission was accomplished (or their role in the process was complete) that scares us from giving ourselves completely over to Him?

If not those things, then what? Something to think about.

Prayer

Father I am speaking into my reality now, that I put my trust in You to always provide for me when I need it, and that You will place the right people and right situations before me to help me fulfill my purpose in life.

I don’t need an intermediary in man to reach You, for You are always with me—listening, watching, and waiting. I thank You for blessing me with Your presence and dependable action. Amen.

Love always,

Natasha

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Natasha’s Daily Scripture, Prayer, and Reflection for 9.5.18

Scripture

“And He changes the times and the seasons; He removes kings and raises up kings; He gives wisdom to the wise And knowledge to those who have understanding.”

‭‭Daniel‬ ‭2:21‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

Reflection

We have to be connected and present to notice that times and seasons are changing; we have to be willing to change and grow with them. We can’t be concerned with the how, when, what, where, or why—just let God do what He does.

The only limits to what you can receive in life are the ones you place on yourself. When we walk courageously, fearlessly, respectfully and selflessly with God—there are no limits.

Prayer

Father, today I open my heart and mind to receive all that You have for me. I will be present and willing to accept today’s lessons and blessings, not concerned about yesterday or tomorrow.

I trust that You are with me directing my steps. Thank You for helping me grow in every area of my life. Amen.

Love,

Natasha

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Natasha’s Daily Scripture, Prayer, and Reflection for 9.4.18

Scripture

Behold, the Lord God will come with strong hand, and his arm shall rule for him: behold, his reward is with him, and his work before him.

He shall feed his flock like a shepherd: he shall gather the lambs with his arm, and carry them in his bosom, and shall gently lead those that are with young.

Isaiah 40:10-11

Reflection

Free yourself from your ‘self’ and breathe deeply as you allow God to direct, lead, correct, encourage, and nurture you. God is good ALL the time, even in rough times! Stand up and testify to this!

Prayer

Father You are both great and good, just and loving, protecting and nurturing; always there for me even at my darkest hour. I embrace Your strong ‘hand’ as You guide me and correct my steps. 

I will turn to You both in good times and in bad as my answer and encourager. When I stray please turn me right so that I may be on Your path on Your time table. Amen. 

 

Love you all,

Natasha

PLEASE NOTE: THIS MESSAGE WAS ORIGINALLY WRITTEN AND PUBLISHED ON SEPTEMBER 1, 2010. IT HAS BEEN MODIFIED TO ALIGN WITH CURRENT STANDARDS AND FORMATTING; SECTIONS HAVE BEEN EDITED AND CONTENT EXPANDED TO REFLECT MY CURRENT THOUGHTS.
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Natasha’s Daily Scripture, Prayer, and Reflection for 9.3.18

Scripture

May you be rooted deep in love and founded securely on love.

Ephesians 3:17

Reflection

Where there is God, there is No need. Without Him you are lost and empty. Get a map, slow down and fill up. With God you can look past the ugliness others try to throw your way. With God you can rise above pettiness, trivial behavior and situations; you can truly be His reflection and an example of what a God-centered child looks and acts like.

Don’t let someone trick you into turning on God.

Prayer

Father, I choose to be established in Your love. I choose to express Your love.  Show me how to love others the way You love me.

Show me how to love even when it’s not reciprocated; when I’m tested, pushed and prodded…teach and show me how to see past what others do and say, and only see Your greatness and care.

Thank You for setting me free and empowering me to live the good life You have prepared for me. Amen.

 

Love,

Natasha

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