Natasha’s Daily Scripture, Prayer and Reflection for 4.27.11

Wives, submit yourselves to your husbands, as is fitting in the Lord. Husbands, love your wives and do not be harsh with them. Children, obey your parents in everything, for this pleases the Lord. Fathers, do not embitter your children, or they will become discouraged.

Colossians 3:18-21

Pray
Father I pray for more humility and grace. I pray that my heart be warmed so that I can forgive quicker and learn to admit my wrongs and ask for forgiveness sooner. I pray for the wisdom to not make the same mistakes repeatedly and the courage to end the fighting and silence between myself and someone else; because Father You have shown us that our time here on Earth will not last forever in our current bodies, and because of this we must make due with what we have, appreciate and give thanks for our blessings each day, and squash the issues we have with others because tomorrow we may not be here to make things right.

Father I pray for the strength to overcome the fears that hold me back and keep me from expressing Your greatness. Father please forgive me if I have not been leading the life and walking the path as You have laid for me. Re-direct me Lord. Show me the way through Your son Jesus Christ. In Your name I pray. Amen.

Reflection
If things are not right between you and a loved one- make it right today.
If you are married and have forgotten that your spouse is your better half that also connects you to our Father then you better remember right now your vows to this person that you made before God.

We grow, we change, we forget, but we can always find our way back to the love that binds us when we simply take the time to pray and ask for God’s guidance.

Take your ego and pride out of the situation and let God’s loving light shine on you and show you the way. Kick your ego and pride in the rear end and ask yourself, “what can I do to make things right? What can I do to be a better child and ambassador of God?” and then do it!

Stop being concerned about what someone did or didn’t do to you or in your relationship, and start looking at the blessings that God has sent your way and how you can make the most of them. Start looking at how you can be a blessing to this other person and stop looking at the laundry list of things you think you do right and that they do wrong.

This goes for all relationships, not just romantic ones; business relationships have to be nurtured and revitalized frequently so that they do not become stale.

Do not look at your employer and complain about how they are mistreating you, but rather look at how you can make your relationship better, stronger, and more prosperous. We look at all the positive things we bring to the table but turn a blind eye to the things we conveniently didn’t bring to the table. It’s easier to point the blame at someone else and play the victim, than it is to accept responsibility for our part in a situation and acknowledge the ways that we could have made things better but chose not to….learn to give more and you will receive abundantly. Stop giving just with hope or expectation of receiving- you will always be left with an empty bag!

I love you all!

Natasha

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