Natasha’s Daily Scripture, Prayer, and Reflection for 7.30.15

Scripture 

“Then Bildad the Shuhite replied: How long until you stop talking? Show some sense, and then we can talk. Why are we regarded as cattle, as stupid in your sight? You who tear yourself in anger — should the earth be abandoned on your account, or a rock be removed from its place? Yes, the light of the wicked is extinguished; the flame of his fire does not glow. The light in his tent grows dark, and the lamp beside him is put out. His powerful stride is shortened, and his own schemes trip him up.
Indeed, such is the dwelling of the unjust man, and this is the place of the one who does not know God.”
‭‭Job‬ ‭18:1-7, 21‬ ‭HCSB‬‬
Pray

Father I pray for peace within. Let me clarify. I desire the heightened energy within that brings passion for life, for living and doing my job as Your servant, and with that energy I would like peace not turmoil within me. Like the tree firmly rooted, I want the ability to stand up to the hardened weather, bending but never losing my footing, adapting but never giving up. I humbly pray for this blessing in Jesus’ name. Amen. 

Reflection

We become defensive and sometimes aggressively offensive when our bubble is burst, or our sensibilities challenged. Nature adjusts and adapts, yet humans struggle to embrace that reality. Consider what our lives would be like if we learned to live like plant life or other animals, taking only what is ours and only what is needed, not wasteful, obedient and aligned with God’s plan—never trying to circumvent Him. Ah the bliss we would experience. 

Questions of the Day
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Love always,

Natasha

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