Natasha’s Daily Scripture, Prayer, and Reflection for 4.26.18

Audio Message

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Scripture

Therefore, through Him let us continually offer up to God a sacrifice of praise, that is, the fruit of our lips that confess His name.

Hebrews 13:15

Reflection

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Even if you don’t think you have anything to be grateful for, to consider a blessing, or find worthy of praise, you do!

There may be storms in life that rain down on you pretty hard, but in your obedience to God, you begin to realize that even those storms are lessons to be learned and grateful for.

If God didn’t love you and didn’t want the best for you, He would not allow you to receive one blessing—even the air you breathe this very moment. If He didn’t love you then He didn’t have to bring life to you. You weren’t an option given to Him. You were the choice that He made. No matter how long or how short your life, no matter how bumpy or how smooth—all of it is possible because of His loving plan for your life, and how you and others will be impacted by it.

You must learn—we must learn—to praise Him through ups and downs. Don’t praise Him in good times and curse Him in bad times. Praise Him!

Prayer

Father thank You for waking me another day.

I give You all the glory, for only You have the power to change me and my life.

Thank You for the lessons and opportunities, and for the successes and failures.

Thank You for believing in me, even when I didn’t believe in myself—even when I don’t believe in myself. 

I don’t want a day to go by where I’m not praising You for all that You have done, and for all You have in store for me. 

You don’t need to hear me rattle off each thing that I’m thankful for, just by saying, “thank You Father!” You and I are both on the same wavelength. But still, I pray for those conscious moments that I’m aware of your grace and mercy, and in these moments may I pause long enough to thank You. For without You all that I have and all that I am would not be possible.

Thank You Father!

Love,

Natasha

Please Note: This message was originally written and published on April 26, 2012. It has been modified to align with current standards and formatting, to include an audio message and visual scriptural image.
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