Natasha’s Daily Scripture, Prayer, and Reflection for 1.26.18

Scripture

Who is wise and understanding among you? Let them show it by their good life, by deeds done in the humility that comes from wisdom.

James 3:13

Pray

Father I pray for constant humility and wisdom that can only come from You. In Your name I pray. Amen.

Reflection

The true indication of a good life is not one filled with material wealth and riches, but through the humility that what we have today may be taken tomorrow; that we should never take for granted the things that we possess- whether spiritual, physical, or material.

The wisdom gained from past loss should humble us that we appreciate the smallest things in life as much or more than the big things. Our humility makes us most grateful for breathing in life each day, and for whatever senses we have most use of- from there the rest of our blessings are countless.

These things my friends are the indication of a good life. Strive for the humility that comes from wisdom (from past lessons learned) and accept what God brings to you for those are the greatest gifts we can ever receive.

Let today be Free Yourself Friday….

Love,

Natasha

Note: This message was originally published on January 14, 2011. It has been modified to align with current standards and formatting.
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Natasha’s Daily Scripture, Prayer, and Reflection for 1.25.18

Scripture

All a person’s ways seem pure to them, but motives are weighed by the lord.

Proverbs 16:2

Pray

Father You know my heart and I pray that my motives are in line with Your expectations and plans for me. If they are not I pray that You swiftly and lovingly re-direct me so that I do not have to learn the painstakingly and extremely long way in which to walk. In Your name I pray. Amen.

Reflection

If in your walk you have reason to question whether what you are doing is right in the eyes of the Lord ask yourself, “will I have to repent for this?” if there is doubt or you know for a fact that you would- then you are walking in darkness and your motives are not pure; don’t do it…stop right now!

But if you care not to even weigh your decisions, if you casually do and say whatever you want without consideration to whether it is of God- then God will of course weigh things for you.

Lovingly,

Natasha

Note: This message was originally published on January 20, 2011. It has been modified to align with current standards and formatting.
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Natasha’s Daily Scripture, Prayer, and Reflection for 1.24.17

Scripture

Everyone who believes that Jesus is the Christ is born of God, and everyone who loves the father loves his child as well. This is how we know that we love the children of God: by loving God and carrying out his commands.

In fact, this is love for God: to keep his commands. And his commands are not burdensome, for everyone born of God overcomes the world. This is the victory that has overcome the world, even our faith. Who is it that overcomes the world? Only the one who believes that Jesus is the Son of God.

1 John 5:1-5

Pray

Father I believe in You and I believe that Jesus is Your son, and the only way to You is through him. I carry this knowledge in my heart and mind, and promise to each day work to be a better child and ambassador of Your Kingdom, a better Christian, and a better person. In Your son Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.

Reflection

The enemy would have us believe that God is not with us, that He has abandoned us, that His son is not our shepherd, and that our safest bet would be to not follow God’s commandments but instead follow the enemy into darkness. What do you believe? Who do you follow? I believe in and follow the Father and the son.

Love,

Natasha

Note: This message was originally published on January 18, 2011. It has been modified to align with current standards and formatting.
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Natasha’s Daily Scripture, Prayer, and Reflection for 1.23.18

Scripture

There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love.

1 John 4:18

Pray

Father in You I find light, love, truth, joy, kindness, forgiveness, peace, tranquility, life, understanding, grace, and strength. Remove my fears Father. Help me to see that fear is false evidence appearing real and that, is not love and not You. With fear is darkness and with You there is only light. I seek Your light and truth Father. I want to live in Your peace. I want to be free. Amen.

Reflection

Fear is absence of light and love. Fear is loneliness. Fear is not of God. God is perfect love and we are His reflections- hence we are perfect- so why do we fear?

Love you all,

Natasha

Note: This message was originally published on January 17, 2011. It has been modified to align with current standards and formatting.
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Natasha’s Daily Scripture, Prayer, and Reflection for 1.22.18

Scripture

But if you harbor bitter envy and selfish ambition in your hearts, do not boast about it or deny the truth. Such “wisdom” does not come down from heaven but is earthly, unspiritual, demonic. For where you have envy and selfish ambition, there you find disorder and every evil practice.

James 3:14-16

Pray

Father let my focus stay on You. Let my heart and mind be connected with You. I pray for humility and freedom from envy and selfish ambition. I don’t want to do or say anything, or be anywhere that goes against what You want for me.

If it doesn’t build Your Kingdom and reflect Your goodness then I want no part of it. I only want peace in my life- and envy and selfish ambition will bring me nothing but pain, discomfort, and misery. I pray for a clean heart, and a mind free of worldly clutter Father. In Your name I pray. Amen.

Reflection

When our eyes are on someone else and what they are doing, or what they have, we lose focus on what we are supposed to be doing and where we’re supposed to be going. We are also losing ourselves in a dark pit of envy. When this envy grows into anger and bitterness, only darkness can be found.

When we align ourselves with people just to use them for their status and where they can take us we are setting ourselves up for an eventual failure. This is selfish ambition. When we are ladder climbing with only one goal in mind- our own success regardless of how it may affect others- this is selfish ambition.

We must free ourselves from envy and selfish ambition. We must turn away from the darkness and into God’s light.

Lovingly,

Natasha

Note: This message was originally published on January 16, 2011. It has been modified to align with current standards and formatting.
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Natasha’s Daily Scripture, Prayer, and Reflection for 1.19.18

Scripture

When I am afraid, I put my trust in you.

Psalm 56:3

Pray

Father there are times like right now where I am fearful, doubtful, and confused. Instead of worrying, feeling hopeless or helpless, or questioning why this is happening to me- I will trust You and know that You will never put me in a situation (or let me stay in one) where I am not protected, and that I can’t handle.

I have to believe and know that everything happens for a reason and from each circumstance comes a lesson to be learned.

So I will dry my tears, release my tensed shoulders, and breathe- knowing that with, in, and through You there is a solution- and this lesson will be well-learned and short-lived. Thank You Father. Amen.

Reflection

In our fears we must look for God’s light and run to it. Let His presence soothe you, clear your mind, cleanse your heart, and restore you. Turn to God for comfort during troubling times no matter how big or small- they may seem unbearable or too difficult to you- but nothing is too big or too small for God to handle. Enjoy the rest of your day!

Lovingly,

Natasha

Note: This message was originally published on January 13, 2011. It has been modified to align with current standards and formatting.
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Natasha’s Daily Scripture, Prayer, and Reflection for 1.18.18

Scripture

In the thirty-ninth year of his reign Asa was afflicted with a disease in his feet. Though his disease was severe, even in his illness he did not seek help from the lord, but only from the physicians. Then in the forty-first year of his reign Asa died and rested with his ancestors.

2 Chronicles 16:12-13

Pray

Father I have faith in You and Your ultimate ability to heal me of all afflictions no matter how big or small. I turn to You for my healing. I pray to You for all of my needs. When I am ill by man’s definition and mortal mind’s false reality, I know in You I am whole and healthy. With You Father I know that sickness, disease, and death are lies as You are perfect and never sick, never stricken with disease, and live eternally. So as the perfect reflection of You I am never sick, never suffering with disease and I will never die- but will transition from this level of existence to another one.

Father I pray that when Your children encourage me to run to a physician every time something appears to be wrong, that You touch their hearts and minds and reveal the truth that You are my solution. You are my medicine. You are my healer. You are my mender. You are my restorer.

Your son Jesus showed us how to heal ourselves in Your truth and Word. He showed us how to heal the sick, raise the dead, and cast out demons. The disciples, once they became believers were able to heal. Yet we doubt our ability. We doubt that by turning to You we can be healed of any affliction. I don’t doubt You Lord. I have seen and experienced healing that people including doctors said could only be miracles- and I know what You can do.

Keep my mind and heart focused on You Lord. Let me to not stray when tempted by non-believers or conditional believers to turn to man, to physicians first, and not to You. In Your name I pray. Amen.

Reflection

Asa was afflicted with a foot disease that he chose to rely on physicians to heal him of- instead of God- the same God he claimed an allegiance, the same God he claimed to love and worship fully; the same God he claimed he trusted and believed in completely- yet when in pain and once fear took over him, he chose to turn to man first and not God.

We must learn to turn to God and listen for Him to guide us- not lean unto our own understanding. Trust Him in all you do throughout your walk in life- and see where He takes you. God bless all of you.

Love always,

Natasha

Note: This message was originally published on January 12, 2011. It has been modified to align with current standards and formatting.
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Natasha’s Daily Scripture, Prayer, and Reflection for 1.17.18

Scripture

Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.

2 Corinthians 3:17

Pray

Father I pray for those who seek freedom. Freedom from slavery, torture, rape, fear, hate, poverty, cruel treatment, and lies. Father I pray for those who cry out but their cries go unanswered. I pray that they hear Your voice and feel Your presence. I pray that they know You are always with them. Your Spirit is our freedom. I pray that both I and them have the faith to believe and embrace Your Spirit that we may be free. Amen.

Reflection

Whatever we go through in life it may not always seem comforting to know that God is with us. When you are being raped, tortured, enslaved, and mistreated- sometimes your own fears and sense of survival may outweigh the realities and comfort in knowing that our heavenly Father is with us. We must dig deep, and in our darkest hour we have to listen for His voice. Through it all God is with us. I pray for everyone who is in pain and is unsure of their fate. I pray that they seek comfort in God’s Spirit.

~Natasha

Note: This message was originally published on January 11, 2011. It has been modified to align with current standards and formatting.
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Natasha’s Daily Scripture, Prayer, and Reflection for 1.16.18

Scripture

“So justice is driven back, and righteousness stands at a distance; truth has stumbled in the streets, honesty cannot enter.”

Isaiah 59:14

Pray

Father touch the heart of each person that we might seek and demand justice for all; that we might seek and actively live righteously; that we learn to seek, speak, and reveal the truth 100 percent of the time, not just when it serves our purpose; and that honesty becomes the norm for all not just the few. Amen.

Reflection

We are repeating a cycle. A lesson that even thousands of years later has not been learned. Why is it so difficult for us to be just, righteous, truthful, and honest? Why is it so difficult for us to treat others with love and respect no matter how much money they make or what their color, creed, religion, or beliefs? Why do we struggle so much to live a life based on basic principles many of us teach children when they are young and most impressionable?

Why do we preach what we don’t practice? Why are we surprised that our world is being torn and fractured at the seams, and that we have so many issues? Why can’t we see that the answer lies within us- and that the answer is God?

Love,

Natasha

Note: This message was originally posted on January 10, 2011. It has been modified to align with current standards and formatting.
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Natasha’s Daily Scripture, Prayer, and Reflection for 1.9.18

Scripture

When all the Israelites saw the fire come down and the Lord’s splendor over the temple, they got on their knees with their faces downward toward the pavement. They worshiped and gave thanks to the Lord, saying, “Certainly he is good; certainly his loyal love endures!”

2 Chronicles 7:3

Pray

Father I want my mind and heart to rest with You at all times. I don’t need to see large displays of Your presence, greatness, and loyalty. Everyday that I wake and open my eyes, take a breath, and get out of bed is proof enough that You are here with me, and loyal. I want to strengthen my devotion to You Father. I want to remove any and all doubt that You can’t or won’t resolve my issues, answer my prayers, or fulfill my needs.

I want to do my part so that Your work isn’t for naught. I don’t want to be like the lost children of Israel who challenged You long after their 40 years of walking in the wilderness. I want to demonstrate Your principles now Lord. I want to demonstrate Your truths today. Show me Father. Amen.

Reflection

We shouldn’t be waiting for something grandiose from God for us to see, accept, and proclaim His presence and loyalty to us. Every millisecond of the day God is demonstrating His love and grace. Everyday He is balancing life as we know it. Everyday He is removing obstacles, healing us, and showing us the way. Everyday He presents us with opportunities to prove our love and loyalty to Him.

We keep asking more of Him than what we’re willing to give in return. We do this with our fellow man; how disrespectful do you think it is that the same standards and levels of treatment we give to man we toss at God as though He is our equal? We need to stop treating God as though He is one of us, and start treating Him as the omnipotent supreme Father of all, who has no limitations and doesn’t require food, drink, shelter, clothing and at least 6 hours of sleep to survive.

Love always,

Natasha

Note: This message was initially posted on 1.9.11 but has been modified to align with current formatting and standards.

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