Natasha’s Daily Scripture, Prayer, and Reflection for 1.17.14

My heart is confident in you, O God; my heart is confident. No wonder I can sing your praises! For your unfailing love is as high as the heavens. Your faithfulness reaches to the clouds. Be exalted, O God, above the highest heavens. May your glory shine over all the earth.
 
 Psalms 57:7,10,11 NLT
 
 Pray
 Father thank You for being a constant in my life. When I have a moment of doubt You always awaken me to Your Truth and reality. Thank You for loving me, guarding me, and making me better. May others around the world also see, feel, and know You. In Jesus’ name. Amen.
 
 Reflection
 When all else fails, He doesn’t. There are no contingency plans. There are no other options. He is all in all. Case closed. There is nothing else to say. Yes, it’s that simple!
 
 Have an awesome day and weekend.
 
 Love,
 Natasha
 
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Natasha’s Daily Scripture, Prayer, and Reflection for 1.16.14

I long for You in the night; yes, my spirit within me diligently seeks You, for when Your judgments are in the land, the inhabitants of the world will learn righteousness.
 
 Isaiah 26:9 HCSB
 
 Pray
 Father protect me. Comfort me during rough times, troubling times, and in moments of confusion.
 
 Comfort me in my sleep, when I’m most vulnerable and exposed. Watch over me and redirect my steps, my words, and my thoughts so that I walk, speak, and think that which is pleasing to You. In Jesus’ name. Amen.
 
 Reflection
 Seek Him at all times. When you pray before going to bed, pray for protection as you sleep. When you wake up in the morning be sure to thank Him for the gift of life.
 
 Love,
 Natasha
 
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Natasha’s Daily Scripture, Prayer, and Reflection for 1.15.14

Natasha’s Daily Scripture, Prayer, and Reflection for 1.15.14
 
 For each will have to bear his own load.
 
 Galatians 6:5 ESV
 
 Pray
 Father strengthen my shoulders to handle the weight. I know that You will never place more on me than I can handle. In Jesus’ name. Amen.
 
 Reflection
 Only the strong succeed. Even if success has what most would see as negative consequences.
 
 We all have to pull our own weight and bear the heaviness of the loads placed upon us. Don’t give up half-way through, push and pray your way to the finish line. Don’t try to force your load onto others. When you need help ask. When you work on a team give your team members 100% of your effort, passion, focus, and hard work. Do your part to help the team succeed. Don’t let ego or pride get in the way.
 
 Happy birthday to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. He carried his own load, and that commitment and sacrifice is why we celebrate and honor him each year. Today is not the national holiday. Today is the day he entered the world as a babe. What if he succeeded at resisting his calling? What if he refused to play a role in the civil rights movement?
 
 What if?
 
 Love,
 Natasha
 
 
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Natasha’s Daily Scripture, Prayer, and Reflection for 1.14.14

Natasha’s Daily Scripture, Prayer, and Reflection for 1.14.14
 
 Wow. Wow. Wow. I hope that the message and prayer (below) written by Joel and Victoria Osteen stirs you up and reawakens you to the unlimited possibilities awaiting you in the world!
 
 Love you all,
 
 Natasha
 
 Stir Up Your Dreams
 
 TODAY’S SCRIPTURE
 “Therefore I remind you to stir up the gift of God which is in you…”
 
 2 Timothy 1:6, NKJV
 
 TODAY’S WORD from Joel and Victoria
 
 Do you need some freshness in your life today? It’s probably time to stir up what God has placed on the inside of you. It’s time to stir up those gifts, stir up those dreams, stir up those talents inside. Start stretching yourself. This doesn’t just mean making New Year’s resolutions; this means tapping into the destiny God has placed in your heart.
 
 Scripture tells us that without vision, people perish. If you don’t have a dream, you’re not really living the way God intends; you’re merely existing. Maybe at one time you had a dream, but you went through some disappointments or setbacks. Things didn’t turn out the way you planned.
 
 But here’s a key: when one dream dies, dream another dream. Just because it didn’t work out the way you had it planned doesn’t mean that God doesn’t have another plan. You cannot allow one disappointment or even a series of disappointments to convince you that your dream is over. It’s time to dig your heels in and hold on to the promises in your heart.
 
 As you stir up those God-given dreams and desires, He’ll pour out His favor and blessings and fulfill every desire in your heart!
 
 
 A PRAYER FOR TODAY
 Father, I come humbly to You. I give You my past, my disappointments, my brokenness. I choose forgiveness and peace. Fill me with Your hope and expectation as You fulfill the dreams and desires that You have placed within me in Jesus’ name. Amen.
 — Joel & Victoria Osteen
 
 
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Natasha’s Daily Scripture, Prayer, and Reflection for 1.13.14

Rejoice with those who rejoice, weep with those who weep.
 
 Romans 12:15 ESV
 
 Pray
 Let me feel and think of others before I step or speak. May I always try to empathize with even the most difficult and damaged people. In Jesus’ name. Amen.
 
 Reflection
 Show compassion. Be compassionate. Consider others needs and feelings. Consider others before self. Don’t be dismissive of others feelings or situations just because they seem simple or minimal. Your minor can be someone’s major, and your major may be someone’s minor. Always remember that.
 
 Lovingly,
 Natasha
 
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Natasha’s Daily Scripture, Prayer, and Reflection for 1.9.14

For by the grace given to me, I tell everyone among you not to think of himself more highly than he should think. Instead, think sensibly, as God has distributed a measure of faith to each one.
 
 Romans 12:3 HCSB
 
 Pray
 Father I pray for a humble nature so that I may always appreciate even the greatest things, objects, and actions—while never taking for granted my blessings. In Jesus’ name. Amen.
 
 Reflection
 Sometimes we get too “big for our britches”, too big-headed, and self-absorbed. The Lord always balances things out for us. Instead of facing a hard, painful lesson, why not ask God to keep your feet on the ground so you never forget who you are and to Whom you owe everything? I know I’m tired of learning things the hard way. How about you?
 
 Lovingly,
 Natasha
 
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Natasha’s Daily Scripture, Prayer, and Reflection for 1.8.14

Flourish in the
 New Year
 
 TODAY’S SCRIPTURE
 “The righteous shall flourish like a palm tree…”
 
 Psalm 92:12, NIV
 
 TODAY’S WORD from Joel and Victoria
 Have you ever seen a palm tree in the midst of a great storm? That tree may be bent so far over that it’s almost touching the ground, but when the wind finally stops, that palm tree bounces right back up. What’s interesting is that while that palm tree is hunched over under the pressure of the storm, it is actually becoming stronger.
 
 See, the reason God said we’d flourish like a palm tree is because He knew there would be difficult times. He knew things would come against us to try to steal our joy and victory. But God said, “You’re going to be like a palm tree because when the storms of life blow, you are going to come right back up stronger than before.”
 
 As you reflect on the events over the last year, remember, the storms you have encountered have only made you stronger. You are wiser, you are more alive, and you are headed for victory. Your brightest days are right out in front of you! Always remember that with God on your side, nothing can hold you back!
 
 
 A PRAYER FOR TODAY
 Father in heaven, thank You for making me strong in You. I trust that You are working in my life, even in the midst of the storms. Thank You for a new year and a new season of blessing in You in Jesus’ name. Amen.
 — Joel & Victoria Osteen
 
 
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