Natasha’s Daily Scripture, Prayer, and Reflection for 7.25.19

Scripture

Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God.

Matthew 5:8 KJV

Reflection

When you speak are they your words as a human following the world, or are they the words of one of God’s ambassadors, following in the steps of Jesus? Do you speak positively even in the darkest of moments, or are you quick to be fearful, cynical, and negative?

Can you easily lift others spirits up but then dwell on your own challenges? Do you constantly compare your burden with others, telling them that what they are going through is nothing like what you are going through? Do you think the cross you bear is larger and heavier than others? Do you see yourself as the ‘only one’ carrying such a cross?

Do you raise your voice, yell, curse, talk down to, and demean others? Do you place demands on others because of your role, title, or position?

If your thoughts, speech, and actions are not aligned with God’s then you are following the world, not Him.

If you find the cross you bear so much of a burden that you compare it with others, complain about it, and think that you are the only one carrying such a heavy load—then you are not aligned with God and His plan and purpose for you. You have missed the lesson and missed the ‘boat’.

If the words that come out of your mouth and the actions that you take are harmful and cause harm to others, it is not their fault and it is not their inability to deal with life or others, but rather it is your negativity and inability to be more like Jesus.

Your words and actions are of the enemy and not of God. Cursing for the sake of cursing is ignorance, and not of God. Cursing at someone or using curse words negatively when addressing someone is an action fueled by the enemy, not God. The same is true when we talk down to others, call them names, trigger them to cry or withdraw. We are serving ego. We are serving the enemy and not God.

So I pray for forgiveness when I am negative and when I use profanity, especially in anger or just careless banter. I know better. I know I can use different words when excited, angry, sad, or afraid. I know that oftentimes, it’s just my laziness in full swing. I know that I’m always to look for God’s light and have faith in His ability to right all wrongs. I know that I’m supposed to pause and ask myself, “what would Jesus say?”

When I give in to negativity, I am doubting God and failing to reflect and serve Him, as I should.

Let’s pray for each other today and everyday— that we watch our thoughts, our speech, and our actions—for someone may be watching and saying, “so that’s what it means to be a Christian!”

Prayer

Father, You give me the freedom to make choices, and never force me to do anything. But I know in my heart when I do wrong, when I speak unkind words, when my thoughts are poisoned, and when I’m not being a true ambassador for Your Kingdom—it disappoints You.

I want to always reflect You and serve only You. When I give in to temptation I have chosen to serve the enemy, but I know I cannot serve two masters. Father, touch me so that I always choose what is right, and that I always follow Your light.

Touch me so that I choose my words wisely and know an appropriate word to use, rather than harshly or lazily choosing profanity or something as equally idiotic. I say that I am wise, I want to show that wisdom by making wise decisions and walking the walk as a genuine ambassador for Christ. I thank You now, for forgiving me in those moments when I stumble. I humbly pray for strength, patience, courage, discernment, perseverance, and understanding. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

Love always,

Natasha

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Natasha’s Daily Scripture, Prayer and Reflection for 7.25.12

Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God.

Matthew 5:8 NIV

Pray
Father You give me the freedom to make choices, and never force me to do anything. But I know in my heart when I do wrong, when I speak unkind words, when my thoughts are poisoned, and when I’m not being a true ambassador for Your Kingdom.

I want to always reflect You and serve only You. When I give in to temptation I have chosen to serve the enemy, but I know I cannot serve two masters. Father touch me so that I always choose what is right, and that I always follow Your light. Touch me so that I choose my words wisely and know an appropriate word to use, rather than harshly or lazily choosing profanity or something as equally idiotic. I say that I am wise, I want to show that wisdom by making wise decisions and walking the walk as a genuine ambassador for Christ. I humbly pray for strength, patience, courage, and understanding. Amen.

Reflection
When you speak are they your words as a human following the world, or are they the words of one of God’s ambassadors? Do you speak positively even in the darkest of moments, or are you quick to be fearful, cynical, and negative?
Can you easily lift others spirits up but then dwell on your own challenges?

Do you constantly compare your burden with others, telling them that what they are going through is nothing like what you are going through? Do you think the cross you bear is larger and heavier than others? Do you see yourself as the ‘only one’ carrying such a cross?

Do you raise your voice, yell, curse, talk down to, and demean others? Do you place demands on others because of your role, title, or position?

If your thoughts, speech, and actions are not aligned with God’s then you are following the world not Him.

If you find the cross you bear so much of a burden that you compare it with others, complain about it, and think that you are the only one carrying such a heavy load—then you are not aligned with God and His plan and purpose for you. You have missed the lesson and missed the ‘boat’.

If the words that come out of your mouth and the actions you take cause harm to others, it is not their fault and it is not their inability to deal with life or others, but rather it is your negativity and inability to be more like Jesus. Your words and actions are of the enemy and not of God. Cursing is ignorance, not of God. Cursing at someone or using curse words negatively when addressing someone is an action fueled by the enemy, not God. The same is true when we talk down to others, call them names, trigger them to cry or withdraw. We are serving the enemy and not God.

So I pray for forgiveness when I am negative and when I use profanity. I know better. I know I can use different words when excited, angry, sad, or afraid. I know that I’m always to look for God’s light and have faith in His ability to right all wrongs. When I give in to negativity, I am doubting God and failing to serve Him.

Let’s pray for each other today and everyday, that we watch our thoughts, our speech, and our actions—for someone may be watching and saying, “so that’s what it means to be a Christian!”

Love always,

Natasha

Copyright 2012. Natasha L. Foreman. Some Rights Reserved. All Prayers and Reflections are Copyright Protected by Natasha L. Foreman. breakingbreadwithnatasha.blogspot.com
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