What I’m Praying For…

Happy Wednesday, Breaking Bread Family!

I know you’re wondering where those Monday through Friday Breaking Bread With Natasha (BBWN) messages are, and why they aren’t in your inbox. Well, God and I have been working on some big, bold, and bodacious things—starting first, within me!

See, when we want things to change for the better, change must first begin within us. Before we can see the external change we must uproot and overhaul the systems and processes taking place internally. We also have to take ownership of the truth and reality that most of our internal shut-down and malfunctioning was due to the fact that we simply couldn’t embrace and deal with external changes. Our unwillingness to adapt and overcome, turns into the excuse of “I can’t”, and that it is something or someone’s fault why we “can’t”.

Look folks, we can fool ourselves but we can’t fool the One who made and molded us. We can’t fool the One who consistently shows up on time and bails us out of our stupidity. We love to say the catchphrases, “keep it real” and “keep it 100”, yet we’re walking around here phony as ever.

Last year, God brought several people to speak to me, to rattle me up and out of my spiritual and emotional “funk”. He brought one person in particular who has helped me tremendously in showing me how to go deeper into prayer, how to ask God clarifying questions, and how to embrace those moments when I hear God’s voice over all noise and other voices. The last two months have really be soul-stirring as I’ve reached a point, spiritually, that I can only recall feeling this familiar when I was a very small child (younger than age 9).

Can you believe it?

Well you better because God’s no joke and His works are no lie.

Thank you KLB for allowing God to use you in this and so many other ways. Your obedience has allowed me to open and explore portals that have desperately seeked attention and use.

So family, I will resume the BBWN posts soon. I will also include other content. I will pick up the baton I sat down, in the form of the audio messages. I think there’s another platform that will work better for recording and storage, that I then can share an access link for those of you who are interested in connecting with me in audio. As God points me in the right direction I will follow, and then follow up with you.

My Book

Some of you have inquired about my book that I first started tap tapping on my keyboard to create back in August of 2016. I made an announcement at the end of 2017 that I was jumping back in so I could finish it. There were some moments of vision blocks and then a sea of pure release, as I’ve typed and edited along the way. I know from my years as a journalism student that you’re not supposed to edit while writing. You’re supposed to write, edit, and re-write what needs fixing, and then repeat the process until you reach the states of “good enough” or “oh God this is amazing”.

I’m roughly 90% done. I’m slated to complete this body of work by March to send to an editor. The goal is to have edits and the “shabang” done by June, for promotion to begin in August for a November/December sale date. That then sets everyone in motion to begin reading Day 1 of the book on January 1, 2020!!!!

Yeah yeah yeah…I know. I know. Some of you want the book now. I get it. You’ve been waiting more than one year. But guess what? God’s been waiting decades for me to write, finish, and publish a book. So I think you can wait 10-11 more months to get the book in your hand, and then one more month to begin the daily journey. I will need your help as I stride to these deadlines. I pray that you will be receptive and forthcoming with your assistance and feedback when I reach my arms out to you. This book is for you and people like you who want to embrace the unique and special relationship that we each have with God. That is why I am including you on this writing journey. Stay tuned for details.

Now…to what I’m praying for…are you ready to see what I typed last night for myself to read, recite, and stand true in today and each day? See below and then, if you have a sense of humor, go ahead and chuckle if you can relate:

Do you see it? Can you feel it? Can you relate? God has humongous things planned and in store for me, and He’s been waiting decades for me to stay on my path, get the work done, magnify Him, and testify through my walk (not just my talk) all that He has and is doing for me. I’m frequently disobedient, but He’s the grandest of teachers with the most patience and skills. Soooo…as He realigns me I will release my grip on my false sense of control, and let Him do what only He can do. I’m gonna listen to Him and not seek approval or permission from those He created. I’ve squandered almost 30 years on that foolish merry-go-round. I’m dizzy and nauseous. That ride is stopping. Now. Right now.

With that, I conclude today’s message. I hope that you’re excited for me. If not, shake off your “funk” and get with the program. We need your light to shine, we have enough shade to go around!

Love always,

Natasha

Copyright 2019. Natasha L. Foreman. All Rights Reserved.

Happy New Year! I’m Not Focused on Resolutions, I’m Focused on my Daily Walk

I shared this on my Natasha Foreman site earlier today, and I decided that it was more than appropriate to share it here on BBWN. I’ve added to the message so that it can lovingly poke some of you who are struggling with the storms of life’s past and present.

I hope that something that I share in this message helps….

I’m going to focus on today, today. What can I do, see, and be today? That is my focus.

If I have one foot in the past and one in the future, that means I’m straddling the present. If I’m straddling the present then all I can possibly do is take a dump on today or choose to move both of my feet into today’s space. I don’t know about you but I’m tired of dumping on my present. I want to thrive each day. I want to wake excited about what the day will bring, and I want to fall asleep at night pleased with all that I experienced, learned, and shared that day.

I want my life to be about healing reflection not regret. I want to make the most out of my days so that I’m excitedly sharing the greatness of now, and not dwelling on my hay day of the past successes. I want my setback to be a learning setup for bigger and better success, not a cesspool blame game of what-went-wrong.

Yesterday is behind us. Last year is behind us. So are all of the years past that you can’t return to and fix. What happened has happened. You don’t have a time machine to change things; and if you did, would you truly change every thing that happened in your past? Because you would have to in order to get your desired outcome, which means there’s a lot of great people and experiences you would miss out on all because you wanted to change one or more series in your life’s story.

Think of how much precious time you would then lose in the present and how that would then affect your future. There’s a better way to deal with our past….Learn from it and move forward. Stop dumping on your present, or that gift will no longer be your reality.

This isn’t a new year’s resolution, this is my daily affirmation. Focus on being, doing, and seeing all that God has called on me to be, do, and see today. What you plant and nurture today what will be reaped tomorrow.

My self-talk for today….

Maybe it will help someone else who needs a loving push. Yes, I can reflect God’s love in more ways than the traditional space that I’ve used for BBWN over the past 10 years. I can also share boldly with affirmations such as this. Maybe it will resonate with you and allow God’s words, meant for you, to pierce the bubble that you have placed yourself within.

I love you all!

~Natasha

Copyright 2019. Natasha L. Foreman. All Rights Reserved.

Spiritual Thought of the Day

Wow those are words to live by….

As I see it, you can attend religious services 24/7 but if you aren’t living by the positive words (that you clearly understand) in that religious text, then you are merely playing pretend. You’re dressing up and playing a role.

Whether it’s the Bible, Torah, Quran, Sutras, Vedith, or any other religious text—live to the fullest all of the positive commands that it calls on you to do. Demonstrate the positive examples shared in the text. Steer clear of the trappings the text warns of, and don’t do what you know will cause harm.

What you don’t know or understand from the text you can learn to grasp later. For now, do and be all that you know. Live right now as the positive role model that you want others to aspire to become. Stop playing pretend during religious ceremonies and services, and/or on social media.

It’s hypocritical, and eventually you will be revealed as a fraud.

There’s no reason not to do right, only excuses to remain in the dark— mediocre and in pain.

~Natasha

Natasha’s Daily Scripture, Prayer, and Reflection for 12.12.18

Scripture

At this, the administrators and the satraps tried to find grounds for charges against Daniel in his conduct of government affairs, but they were unable to do so. They could find no corruption in him, because he was trustworthy and neither corrupt nor negligent. Finally these men said, “We will never find any basis for charges against this man Daniel unless it has something to do with the law of his God.”

Daniel 6:4-5

Reflection

Do you know how difficult it is to not find fault in someone else? Those men looked high and low, and in between to find some ‘dirt’ on Daniel. They tried to find one shred of evidence to prove that he was corrupt, untrustworthy, and negligent—but found NOTHING! That is beyond deep. What man or woman can stand here today and claim to never have been negligent, untrustworthy or corrupt on any level?

We turn and tell someone’s personal business soon after they tell us, we take longer breaks at work—knowing it’s against the rules; lie about why we’re late to work or couldn’t come in; we don’t complete tasks at home and at work because our minds were on doing something we wanted to do (something more enjoyable).

How many of you have taken office supplies from work? How many of you don’t spend enough time with your husband, wife, significant other, kids—when you know you can make time? Who’s raising your children—you or their grandmother or nanny/babysitter? How many of you have been unfaithful in a relationship?

No judgment from me, I’m just asking, and making a point.

Daniel didn’t do any of these things. Daniel’s trust and faith was in God, so he walked the path God placed before him; he entered situations that most of us would flee from—but he did so with confidence, with a belief that if it was meant for him to be there then that is where he would remain. Fear makes us do stupid things. Fear makes us react instead of reflect. Fear makes us turn inward instead of turn to God. Daniel did not walk in fear— he walked in the strength of God.

Today let us take the first step towards walking as Daniel did. Let us strive to be the type of people where no matter what someone tries to dig up in the future, they simply can’t find it.

Prayer

Father I want to be and live more like Daniel. I want my focus so keenly set on You and Your commands that no fault of wrongdoing can be found and made as a claim against me. I want to be whole and complete in You and in Your Word Father, that I seek comfort only with and in You; that I desire only the things I need and know that in time— when You say it’s time— You will see fit that I have those necessities. In Your laws and in man’s laws I want to walk uprightly so that in neither case will I ever be a disappointment to You. Thanking You now for the things that are still to come. Amen.

Love always,

Natasha

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Natasha’s Daily Scripture, Prayer, and Reflection for 12.11.18

Scripture

My eyes fail from weeping, I am in torment within; my heart is poured out on the ground because my people are destroyed, because children and infants faint in the streets of the city.

Lamentations 2:11

Prayer

Father many parts of the world are under extreme conflict, as man battles in war in hopes of conquering and ruling each other. Women and children are caught up in the cross-hairs as brainwashed participants and as battered victims of ruthlessness. Without You being the priority many nations will be destroyed.

Father I pray for these lost souls. I pray for those who kill in Your name, by whatever name they call You. These are not people fighting the Holy war of centuries passed, but wars of power, control, and conflict—rooted in greed, envy, and fear. Father protect the innocent, and warm the hearts of the perpetrators that they might see Your ways—and seek peace, love, and dignity over fear and hate. Father whatever I can do to help spread Your love I will do. In Your Son’s name I pray. Amen.

Reflection

I saw this verse and immediately thought of the many countries around the world that are and have been fighting for years—some for hundreds of years. Some are fighting for their freedom, while their oppressors are fighting to keep them enslaved to a system that serves no one but the oppressor—it is not of God—but they declare an allegiance to Him (which is obviously false).

Some people are fighting prejudice, bigotry, and racism. There are people fighting and dying over land, a sense of entitlement, and natural resources. There are nations invading other nations as a form of imperialism, masked as something seemingly more democratic and liberating for all— another form of False Evidence Appearing Real ringing true.

We must pray for the victims and the tormentors, the benefactors and those who lose life and liberty. We must pray for ourselves— that our minds and hearts stay focused on God and His Kingdom; that the only side we take is God’s side and seek only to protect His children.

Today look for ways that you can help people who are less fortunate than you, both domestically and abroad. Let God’s light shine.

I share “Breaking Bread With Natasha” with the public because my relationship with God is not to be a private one, and because these messages are not just for the select few friends and family members that I have been sharing with for over 9 years now; but for anyone in need of doses of God’s loving-presence. Not everyone is deeply spiritual. Not everyone knows how to pray in their own way. Not everyone knows how to study the Bible. Not everyone stops frequently throughout their day to just give thanks to God and His Son.

A planted seed when watered, takes on a life of its own. What you do with the fruit that it bears is up to you! Happy Tuesday everyone!

Love,

Natasha

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Natasha’s Daily Scripture, Prayer, and Reflection for 12.10.18

Scripture

Do not labor for the food which perishes, but for the food which endures to everlasting life, which the Son of Man will give you, because God the Father has set His seal on Him.” Then they asked him, “What must we do to do the works God requires?”
Jesus answered, “The work of God is this: to believe in the one he has sent.”

John 6:27-29

Reflection

Just as Jesus taught his disciples to heal, he has shown us that we all possess the power of God’s Mind and healing touch—we simply must believe. We must believe that our lives don’t cease to exist once our bodies have gone cold and rigid. We must believe that this is merely one level of existence, and that after we leave this level we go to another. We must believe that when times get hard (as they may be for many of you) that Jesus showed us the way to make due with what we had, to stretch our resources, and that God would provide.

God knew that His children were shallow and could not rely on a God they could not see. He sent His Son to show them the way, and the majority of them doubted Jesus was the wayshower. How would life be if we all just believed? What are we afraid of? Why do we resist?
Let’s ponder that and then in our daily walk with the Lord, let’s try to believe more in Jesus and our Father. Enjoy your day!

Prayer

Father You sent Your Son to show us the way to You, Your Truth, and Your light. The way to You is through Jesus Christ— all we must do is believe in him. I believe Father. I believe that he demonstrated that the dead can rise— because eternal life comes from You; that we can heal ourselves through You; that we can cast out demons and free our minds and bodies from slavery. Jesus showed us that through You there are no limitations to what the mind and body can do. He showed us that through You we can feed thousands with what appears will only feed several. We just have to believe. I believe Father. In Your Son Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.

Love,

Natasha
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Natasha’s Daily Scripture, Prayer, and Reflection for 11.29.18

Scripture

You, therefore, have no excuse, you who pass judgment on someone else, for at whatever point you judge the other, you are condemning yourself, because you who pass judgment do the same things.

Romans 2:1

Reflection

It is not our place to pass judgment on others. When we feel ourselves leaning towards judgment we must stop and pray for the strength of humility and the freedom to look past what we deem as right and wrong— focusing on doing what God commands of us—and not being concerned with telling others what we think is right for them.

We must be the examples for others to follow, but we can not force other people to be like us, to live like us, or to think like us. We must also remember that we also slip up and make mistakes; we sin, and therefore can easily be judged for our erred ways.

So instead of focusing on making sure other people are walking on their paths the correct way, let’s make sure we are walking straight on our own.

Prayer

Father cleanse my thinking and silence my words that I may not speak ill towards anyone. Let me not judge unless I’m willing to be judged by others. Remind me of my role Father as Your servant, steward, and ambassador. You did not put me here to judge others, but to serve others. Humbly I serve You Father. I love and respect You Lord, and only want to live righteously by Your commands. I pray for Your forgiveness and understanding. Thank You Father. Amen.

Have a blessed evening. Good night.

Natasha

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