Natasha’s Daily Scripture, Prayer, and Reflection for 12.20.17

Happy Wednesday Breaking Bread Family! The message that I share today was originally posted on December 19, 2010. It is just as relevant today as it was 7 years ago when I wrote it. It will still be relevant for generations to come.

As we celebrate Christmas—the life and legacy of Jesus Christ and the principles and lessons that He taught, we should be mindful and receptive to God’s commands and expectations as taught by Jesus.

Today we should reflect upon how we live, speak, and think each day–and how it all impacts our lives, others, and ultimately God’s Kingdom. We’re hypocritical to walk around calling ourselves Christians but then we act and speak as though we worship something or someone other than God. Where is it written that God or Jesus said that it’s okay to lie, cheat, and steal? Can’t we strive for and achieve these three things?

I’m not saying “perfection” I’m saying “goodness”. We will fail every day trying to be perfect. But we can achieve greatness through goodness. Be good to yourself and others—and not just during the holidays and other special occasions, but year-round.

With all of the horror that we see highlighted and magnified through the media, imagine if every person in the world chose instead to be honest, kind, and receptive to others.

Just a thought.

Have an awesome day and I hope today’s message can help at least one person.

Scripture

“Bread of deceit is sweet to a man; but afterwards his mouth shall be filled with gravel.”

Proverbs 20:17

Pray

Father protect me from being deceived and deceiving others. Reveal the truth before the lie has time to grow roots. Let the lie be choked off immediately. Amen.

Reflection

We should be working diligently in our lives to be truthful, honest, and righteous. We should resist temptation to lie, deceive, mislead, and cheat. We should think of how we would feel if these things were done to us, and then make the conscious steps towards living God-like, walking in the light and not darkness.

Love,

Natasha

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Natasha’s Daily Scripture, Prayer and Reflection for 11.18.11

Bread gained by deceit is sweet to a man, But afterward his mouth will be filled with gravel.

Proverbs 20:17

Pray
Father thank You for blessing me. There are times when I desire things that maybe I want but I don’t need, and I am grateful that You keep me in line so that I receive only what I need.

Father I would rather defer my gratification than to receive something that I didn’t earn, especially if I was being deceptive or not genuine or inauthentic. Father bless me as You see fit. Mold me into your perfect image and protect me from harm; harm that I may cause myself and harm from others.

As I try to dig myself out of this valley, please provide me with the tools that I need to not only survive but to thrive.

I trust and believe in You Lord, and I apologize for any moments where my faith and hope are not crystal-clear to me Father. In Your name I pray, and in Jesus’ name I ask for forgiveness. Amen.

Reflection
We always reap what we sow. So be mindful of the things that you do and say in order to get ahead in life. We all have pitfalls, setbacks, disappointments, and failures; but we can all succeed in life by doing good, living right, and being honest.

I love you all. Have an incredible weekend. Be a blessing to others. Be the example in the world that you want to see.

Love,

Natasha

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