Natasha’s Daily Scripture, Prayer, and Reflection for 10.3.17

Note: This message was originally shared by me on October 2, 2010.

Scripture

Therefore I remind you to stir up the gift of God which is in you. For God has not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.

2 Timothy 1:6-7

Pray
Father thank You for Your priceless gifts. I will use the power, love, and mind You have given me to do good in Your name. I will do so without fear, arrogance, or a sense of entitlement or superiority. I honor and love You all the days of my life. Amen.

Reflection 
We are fully equipped with everything we need. God has provided an endless supply of tools and gifts to be used to build His Kingdom; to spread His love and grace; to restore dignity, hope and honor to those who are struggling most; and to put (and keep) in check those who have strayed, and believe these gifts to be theirs to do whatever they please; even if that means harming others in the process.

Let us not walk in fear, because that is not a quality or gift of God. Let us remember our roles as His servants, stewards…His children; that we always honor and obey Him. Use your gifts that you were born with to heal, help, and uplift God’s children. Starting today!

Love,

Natasha

Copyright 2010-2017. Natasha L. Foreman. Some Rights Reserved.

Message From Natasha

Dear Breaking Bread Family:

It’s been awhile since I’ve shared a message with you. This year has been one of the most trying and difficult in my adult life. I’ve been struggling with some things and I needed and still need a cleansing break to spiritually and mentally work on this. I’ve been sharing this blog since 2009 and from time to time I need a break to recharge. I need a break right now.

I’m still working on my book and am grateful for the days when I can sit and type freely without distractions. I look forward to the moment when I can smile at that published work in my hands.

Today is a day that I struggle with some fears and frustrations. God has touched my heart to share one of my Breaking Bread messages. I will be posting it shortly. May it bring all of us some peace today. May it declutter our minds so that we can see and embrace the opportunities that God has placed before us.

Love,

Natasha

Copyright 2017. Natasha Foreman Bryant. All Rights Reserved.

Natasha’s Daily Scripture, Prayer, and Reflection for 8.4.17

Scripture


Luke 22:47-48

Prayer 

Father thank You for my blessings. I pray to always be mindful and alert to my surroundings, physical and spiritual. 

Reflection

Sometimes it’s not the aggressive betrayals that come our way. Sometimes it’s prefaced with a kiss or a hug, or a compliment. Be mindful. 

Questions of the Day

1. What would you like to add to today’s prayer and/or reflection?

2. What are your thoughts about today’s message?

3. What issues are you fighting to protect from the enemy’s attack?

4. What cares, worries, and fears are you ready to turn over to God?

5. Who would you like to pray for today?

6. Do you have a testimony that you would like to share? Please do.

Feel free to share your answers, prayers, comments, and reflections in the comment section below.

You can also send me an email at: breakingbreadwithnatasha@gmail.com

Please also feel free to share this post with others. We’re never quite sure who needs to hear and see what, and when! It would be awesome if whenever you run across a prayer, message, or scripture that moves you, you would kindly share it with the rest of us. You can post it on this blog or send me an email.

Love always,

Natasha

Copyright 2013-2017. Natasha Foreman Bryant. Some Rights Reserved. All Prayers and Reflections are Copyright Protected by Natasha Foreman Bryant, unless otherwise noted. Prior posts from 2009-2013 are copyrighted under the name Natasha L. Foreman. breakingbreadwithnatasha.com

Scripture quotations taken from the Amplified® Bible, Copyright © 1954, 1958, 1962, 1964, 1965, 1987 by The Lockman Foundation Used by permission.(www.Lockman.org)

Scripture taken from the Common English Bible®, CEB® Copyright © 2010, 2011 by Common English Bible.™ Used by permission. All rights reserved worldwide. The “CEB” and “Common English Bible” trademarks are registered in the United States Patent and Trademark Office by Common. English Bible. Use of either trademark requires the permission of Common English Bible.

Scripture quotations marked HCSB are taken from the Holman Christian Standard Bible®, Copyright © 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003 by Holman Bible Publishers. Used by permission. Holman Christian Standard Bible®, Holman CSB®, and HCSB® are federally registered trademarks of Holman Bible Publishers.

Natasha’s Daily Scripture, Prayer, and Reflection for 8.3.17

Scripture 


Mark 14:66-72

Prayer

Father thank You for today, this day I did not earn–only through Your grace has it been gifted to me. Thank You. 

Father I pray for discernment and vision to see what You need me to see, to hear what You need me to hear, so that I may go where You need for me to go. Help me to see clearly those around me who are here to support and uplift me, as well as those who are near to derail me. 

Fill me with the strength and courage to persevere even when it feels as though I can’t take another step forward. Fill me with love so that I never grow to hate those who would betray and hurt me. Father You know that I’m trying to be better and live better. Allow me to see and discern Father. In Jesus’ name. Amen.  

Reflection

Three times Peter denied knowing Jesus, just as Jesus said he would. The fear of punishment by the chief priests was greater than the fear of what would come of him for betraying his Teacher. It didn’t matter how many years Peter walked beside Jesus, his loyalty was truly tested the day he chose to deny Jesus three times. 

Fear is toxic. It can destroy you. It can cause people to lie, cheat, steal, and even betray their loved ones. 

When Peter heard the rooster crow, he remembered what Jesus said, and the realization that he had quickly, easily, and without hesistation denied Jesus—the man he called his Messiah, his Lord, his Teacher— the pain had to be greater than anything he could ever fathom. 

But interesting enough…he didn’t immediately step forward and say “yes I know Him. I am His disciple. He is…

Think about that. 

Questions of the Day

1. What would you like to add to today’s prayer and/or reflection?

2. What are your thoughts about today’s message?

3. What issues are you fighting to protect from the enemy’s attack?

4. What cares, worries, and fears are you ready to turn over to God?

5. Who would you like to pray for today?

6. Do you have a testimony that you would like to share? Please do.

Feel free to share your answers, prayers, comments, and reflections in the comment section below.

You can also send me an email at: breakingbreadwithnatasha@gmail.com

Please also feel free to share this post with others. We’re never quite sure who needs to hear and see what, and when! It would be awesome if whenever you run across a prayer, message, or scripture that moves you, you would kindly share it with the rest of us. You can post it on this blog or send me an email.

Love always,

Natasha

Copyright 2013-2017. Natasha Foreman Bryant. Some Rights Reserved. All Prayers and Reflections are Copyright Protected by Natasha Foreman Bryant, unless otherwise noted. Prior posts from 2009-2013 are copyrighted under the name Natasha L. Foreman. breakingbreadwithnatasha.com

Scripture quotations taken from the Amplified® Bible, Copyright © 1954, 1958, 1962, 1964, 1965, 1987 by The Lockman Foundation Used by permission.(www.Lockman.org)

Scripture taken from the Common English Bible®, CEB® Copyright © 2010, 2011 by Common English Bible.™ Used by permission. All rights reserved worldwide. The “CEB” and “Common English Bible” trademarks are registered in the United States Patent and Trademark Office by Common. English Bible. Use of either trademark requires the permission of Common English Bible.

Scripture quotations marked HCSB are taken from the Holman Christian Standard Bible®, Copyright © 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003 by Holman Bible Publishers. Used by permission. Holman Christian Standard Bible®, Holman CSB®, and HCSB® are federally registered trademarks of Holman Bible Publishers.

Natasha’s Daily Scripture, Prayer, and Reflection for 8.2.17

Scripture


John 18:17-18

Prayer

Father, keep me at peace even when those closest to me become my betrayers. Amen. 

Reflection

Imagine knowing that your disciple, your student, your follower, your friend—will betray you. How would you handle it? 

How would you cope with knowing that while you are under arrest, being interrogated and charged with a crime—the person who swore their allegiance to you is sitting back comfortable and free?

Now remember how Jesus handled it. 

Questions of the Day

1. What would you like to add to today’s prayer and/or reflection?

2. What are your thoughts about today’s message?

3. What issues are you fighting to protect from the enemy’s attack?

4. What cares, worries, and fears are you ready to turn over to God?

5. Who would you like to pray for today?

6. Do you have a testimony that you would like to share? Please do.

Feel free to share your answers, prayers, comments, and reflections in the comment section below.

You can also send me an email at: breakingbreadwithnatasha@gmail.com

Please also feel free to share this post with others. We’re never quite sure who needs to hear and see what, and when! It would be awesome if whenever you run across a prayer, message, or scripture that moves you, you would kindly share it with the rest of us. You can post it on this blog or send me an email.

Love always,

Natasha

Copyright 2013-2017. Natasha Foreman Bryant. Some Rights Reserved. All Prayers and Reflections are Copyright Protected by Natasha Foreman Bryant, unless otherwise noted. Prior posts from 2009-2013 are copyrighted under the name Natasha L. Foreman. breakingbreadwithnatasha.com

Scripture quotations taken from the Amplified® Bible, Copyright © 1954, 1958, 1962, 1964, 1965, 1987 by The Lockman Foundation Used by permission.(www.Lockman.org)

Scripture taken from the Common English Bible®, CEB® Copyright © 2010, 2011 by Common English Bible.™ Used by permission. All rights reserved worldwide. The “CEB” and “Common English Bible” trademarks are registered in the United States Patent and Trademark Office by Common. English Bible. Use of either trademark requires the permission of Common English Bible.

Scripture quotations marked HCSB are taken from the Holman Christian Standard Bible®, Copyright © 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003 by Holman Bible Publishers. Used by permission. Holman Christian Standard Bible®, Holman CSB®, and HCSB® are federally registered trademarks of Holman Bible Publishers.

Natasha’s Daily Scripture, Prayer, and Reflection for 8.1.17

Scripture 


John 18:7-9

Prayer

Father thank You for today. I’m humbly grateful for another day. I’m a work in progress and I’m trying to do my part to be better and do better. I’m working to be a better servant and steward. Help me to remain focused on the path before me. Help me to not give up even when I feel weak and scared. I want to make this journey and I want to do my part to help others that You place before me. Help me Father. Strengthen me. In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen. 

Reflection

God gave Jesus disciples to teach, train, guide, and empower to carry on His teachings and ways. Jesus was mindful to not lose any of the disciples, to look out for them the best way he could, and make sure that they were protected. That is the epitome of a great leader. 

While under His tutelage they would be watched over and prayed for in honor of God. Jesus fulfilled His promise and prophecy. What a burden He carried, but He did it like no other before or after Him. All that is asked is that we do our part. 

Questions of the Day

1. What would you like to add to today’s prayer and/or reflection?

2. What are your thoughts about today’s message?

3. What issues are you fighting to protect from the enemy’s attack?

4. What cares, worries, and fears are you ready to turn over to God?

5. Who would you like to pray for today?

6. Do you have a testimony that you would like to share? Please do.

Feel free to share your answers, prayers, comments, and reflections in the comment section below.

You can also send me an email at: breakingbreadwithnatasha@gmail.com

Please also feel free to share this post with others. We’re never quite sure who needs to hear and see what, and when! It would be awesome if whenever you run across a prayer, message, or scripture that moves you, you would kindly share it with the rest of us. You can post it on this blog or send me an email.

Love always,

Natasha

Copyright 2013-2017. Natasha Foreman Bryant. Some Rights Reserved. All Prayers and Reflections are Copyright Protected by Natasha Foreman Bryant, unless otherwise noted. Prior posts from 2009-2013 are copyrighted under the name Natasha L. Foreman. breakingbreadwithnatasha.com

Scripture quotations taken from the Amplified® Bible, Copyright © 1954, 1958, 1962, 1964, 1965, 1987 by The Lockman Foundation Used by permission.(www.Lockman.org)

Scripture taken from the Common English Bible®, CEB® Copyright © 2010, 2011 by Common English Bible.™ Used by permission. All rights reserved worldwide. The “CEB” and “Common English Bible” trademarks are registered in the United States Patent and Trademark Office by Common. English Bible. Use of either trademark requires the permission of Common English Bible.

Scripture quotations marked HCSB are taken from the Holman Christian Standard Bible®, Copyright © 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003 by Holman Bible Publishers. Used by permission. Holman Christian Standard Bible®, Holman CSB®, and HCSB® are federally registered trademarks of Holman Bible Publishers.