Natasha’s Daily Scripture, Prayer, and Reflection for 4.7.16

Scripture   

Galatians 5:13

Pray 

Thank You Father for today. I did nothing to deserve it…only by Your favor is it possible for me to be here on this spiritual journey. Father I pray that as I become a better servant, I will reflect more of You and less of the world. I pray to be free from the bondage that holds so many of us from achieving the greatness You have set before us. With humility and humbleness I give You all the glory. Amen. 

Reflection 

God wants us to be free to experience life as He has created. We clutter up the path with our mess and drama. 

We foolishly think that somehow during the little time that we’ve had air in our lungs, we know what’s best for us, because we have “big plans”. 

My husband always says, “if you want to make God laugh, tell Him your plans!” Indeed. Our plans are irrelevant but until we realize and embrace this reality, we will never be free and never live fully. Let go and let God do what only He knows how to do!

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?

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Love always,

Natasha

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Natasha’s Daily Scripture, Prayer and Reflection for 9.30.11

You, my brothers and sisters, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the flesh; rather, serve one another humbly in love.

Galatians 5:13

Father
Thank You for my freedom. Thank You for sending Christ to set me free. Thank You for freeing me from physical, emotional, financial, psychological, and spiritual bondage. Thank You for freeing me from toxic relationships and toxic situations.Thank You for pushing back my enemies so that I may be free to serve You and the least of Your children. Thank You for freeing me so that I may love fully, freely and humbly. In Your name I pray. Amen.

Reflection
You ask God for freedom but once He blesses you with it, use it wisely and humbly as a servant and not selfishly for personal gains. Allow your freedom from toxic relationships and situations give you the strength and determination to invest fully in healthy relationships and situations. Don’t take your freedom and selfishly invest into new toxic relationships–for this would be disrespectful to God, and send a message to Him that you don’t honor, love, trust, and respect Him…and in turn will not obey Him.

So be careful of what you ask for if you aren’t willing to accept responsibility for your blessings. God does not bless you to mock Him.

Love,

Natasha