Natasha’s Daily Scripture, Prayer, and Reflection for 8.23.19

Scripture

Above all, show sincere love to each other, because love brings about the forgiveness of many sins.

1 Peter 4:8 CEB

Reflection

When we think of God first, and reflect upon His presence and love in our life, then how can we not overcome our fears, insecurities, and fleshly desires? We can, but we put flesh above spirit the majority of the time and that is why we cowardly give in to the darkness that enshrouds us, cripples us, and pushes us farther off our path that God has placed before us.

God IS Love, so let us rely upon and live in that love to strengthen us and make us better people, better leaders, better followers of Christ, and better children of the Lord.

Why don’t we try telling ourselves silently and aloud, “God loves me and that’s all that I need” before we make any tough decision in life? Before we allow darkness to creep in and take over our minds and hearts let’s say with truth, conviction and complete belief that, “God loves me and that’s all that I need” and then watch as darkness pulls back and love’s light consumes.

Jealousy, envy, lust, greed, arrogance, pride, and all of the other sins will not have the strength to consume you when you declare that God is all that you need—and you believe it!

Let’s try that starting today….

Prayer

Father, there is no doubt that I have sinned, even this week, even today. I sinned by giving into fear, jealousy, envy, and even other weaknesses that You despise— this we both know.

Lord, I want to be overwhelmed with the fullness and abundance of love for You, for myself, for my loved ones, and for the world that I do not give in to the luring by sins that wait for me.

Let Your love that pours in and through me, blind the darkness that would creep inside of and overtake me. For You are most powerful, omni present, all loving, the sole healer, and the ultimate giver of gifts and blessings— that no other presence can compare. Knowing this, I should never be weakened by another presence if I’m totally filled with Yours.

Father, I am working each day to be strengthened in and by Your Word, so that in times of possible doubt I will push through and prevail in and through love, and not fear— through love and not envy, jealousy, insecurity, lust, greed, or lack.

In Your name, the great I Am, I pray to You, as a follower and believer of Christ. Amen.

Loving you always,

Natasha

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