Natasha’s Daily Scripture, Prayer, and Reflection for 8.21.18

Scripture

And Elisha sent a messenger to him saying, Go and wash in Jordan seven times, and your flesh will return to you, and you will be clean….

But Naaman was angry and went away…

And his servants came and said to him, My father, if the prophet had bid you do some great thing, would you have not done it? How much rather then, when he says to you, Wash, and be clean?

Then he went down, and dipped himself seven times…and his flesh came again like the flesh of a little child, and he was clean.

II Kings 5:10,11,13,14

Reflection

Pray to the Lord for openness to take in all messages as loving and guiding; rather than be closed and defensive— missing out on your blessings. Just because you don’t understand, doesn’t mean it’s the wrong message.

Prayer

Father, cleanse me from my inflictions. Open my mind, eyes and heart that whatever messenger You send to deliver me that I am receptive to them. Amen.

Love,

Natasha

Please Note: This message was originally written and published on August 21, 2010. It has been modified to align with current standards and formatting; sections have been edited and content expanded to reflect my current thoughts.
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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.
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Natasha’s Daily Scripture, Prayer, and Reflection for 8.20.18

Scripture

And Elisha said unto her…what has thou in the house? And she said, nothing but a pot of oil. Then he said, Go all over and borrow vessels from all your neighbors, even empty vessels…and pour oil into them and put aside the full ones….

And it came to pass, when the vessels were full that she told her son bring me a vessel. And he said there are no more. Then she told the man of God. And he said, Go, sell the oil, and pay your debt, and you and your children keep the rest.

II Kings 4:2-4,6,7

Reflection

We must be humble to see and willing to follow precisely what has been instructed of us.

Prayer

Father, as Elisha increased this widow’s oil I pray that whatever known/unknown resource that I possess, You show me how to make use of it so that I may provide for myself and my family. As the widow did not question Elisha, I promise not to question or doubt Your (or Your servant’s) directions. Amen.

Love,

Natasha

Please Note: This message was originally written and published on August 20, 2010. It has been modified to align with current standards and formatting; sections have been edited and content expanded to reflect my current thoughts.
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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.
Scripture quotations marked (NIV) are taken from the Holy Bible, New International Version®, NIV®. Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.™ used by permission of Zondervan. All rights reserved worldwide. http://www.zondervan.com the “NIV” and “New International Version” are trademarks registered in the United States Patent and Trademark Office by Biblica, Inc.

Natasha’s Daily Scripture, Prayer, and Reflection for 8.17.18

Scripture

He said to me: “It is done. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. To the thirsty I will give water without cost from the spring of the water of life.”

Revelation 21:6

Reflection

How much clearer does God need to make it for us to see that without Him there is no us?

We can work as hard as we want, we can plan out our life daily, we can dream the biggest of dreams, but without a genuine commitment to serve Him and only Him, nothing that we work, plan,and dream for will come to fruition and last without His “Hand” blessing it.

Seems simple when you say it, but yet we struggle to fully commit to this life as He sees fit.

We’re all works in progress; all of us are pieces of clay being molded slowly into the perfect examples of His spiritual likeness. Keep praying for the molding!

Prayer

Father there is no life, truth, or love without You. My day can not start or end without You. Everything that I am capable of doing is because of You.

I cannot breathe, speak, see, feel, taste, move or think without Your will and grace making these things possible. My ideas are not mine, but Yours. The things I possess are only temporary gifts and loans from You. I thank You Father. In You I put my trust. Amen.

Love,

Natasha

Please Note: This message was originally written and published on August 17, 2011. It has been modified to align with current standards and formatting; sections have been edited and content expanded to reflect my current thoughts.
Copyright 2011-2018. Natasha L. Foreman. Some rights reserved.
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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.
Scripture quotations marked (NIV) are taken from the Holy Bible, New International Version®, NIV®. Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.™ used by permission of Zondervan. All rights reserved worldwide. http://www.zondervan.com the “NIV” and “New International Version” are trademarks registered in the United States Patent and Trademark Office by Biblica, Inc.

Natasha’s Daily Scripture, Prayer, and Reflection for 8.16.18

Scripture

Now this is what the Lord Almighty says: “Give careful thought to your ways. You have planted much, but harvested little. You eat, but never have enough. You drink, but never have your fill. You put on clothes, but are not warm. You earn wages, only to put them in a purse with holes in it.

Haggai 1:5-6

Reflection

We get out of life what we invest in it. We get out of life the deposited emotions and perceptions we foresee.

If we live in doubt we receive the negative investment we made. If we live with feelings and perceptions of lack, we face days of minimalism. If we give partial effort, we live in mediocrity.

How does that make us spiritual reflections of God, if He is none of these things?

If we are to honor Him and serve as His ambassadors, representing Him to the fullest, we must stop living our lives small and start walking tall with large strides; thinking big; and expressing ourselves on the grandest of scales…while remaining humble and dignified as our shepherd, Jesus exemplified.

Let’s go for it and live our lives with purpose as God intends!

Prayer

Father I pray for satisfaction in the seeds that I sow. If I only give half effort then I should be satisfied with those results; silence me Father when I begin to whine or complain about things not going right in my life, about my overdue bills, mounting expenses, incessant calls from debt collectors, my body that is carrying around excess weight, a house that’s not a home, a car with a title I don’t own and possess, or my inability to travel at my leisure.

For if I never do what I’m supposed to do in life I will never get out of it what I truly desire.

 I desire a hearty harvest, a full stomach, to never thirst, adequate clothes that fit properly, keep me cool in the heat and warm in the cold, and a disciplined mind where I earn enough wages to budget wisely, pay my bills on time, save enough for emergencies and special moments, and invest responsibly to provide for my future and my legacy.

I can only do these things through and with You Father, and the example set by Your Son Jesus Christ. To You I humbly pray and give thanks for my past, present, and future. Amen.

Loving you all!

Natasha

Please Note: This message was originally written and published on August 16, 2011. It has been modified to align with current standards and formatting; sections have been edited and content expanded to reflect my current thoughts.
Copyright 2011-2018. Natasha L. Foreman. Some rights reserved.
All prayers and reflections are copyright protected by Natasha L. Foreman, unless otherwise noted. Prior posts from September 2013 to May 30, 2018 are copyright protected under the name Natasha Foreman Bryant. Prior posts from 2009-September 2013 are copyright protected 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.
Scripture quotations marked (NIV) are taken from the Holy Bible, New International Version®, NIV®. Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.™ used by permission of Zondervan. All rights reserved worldwide. http://www.zondervan.com the “NIV” and “New International Version” are trademarks registered in the United States Patent and Trademark Office by Biblica, Inc.

Natasha’s Daily Scripture, Prayer, and Reflection for 8.13.18

Scripture

“For we are His creation, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared ahead of time so that we should walk in them.”

‭‭Ephesians‬ ‭2:10‬ ‭HCSB‬‬

Reflection

Expect good things to come your way. Expect God to handle all of your needs, knowing that your issues were not a surprise to Him as they were for You.

God has huge plans for each of us, it is what we do each day that determines whether or not we seize the opportunities or let them squander.

Are you ready to continue receiving God’s blessings?

Prayer

Father, thank You for setting me free. I release my faith to You knowing old things are passed away and You will make old things new things. Release me of past hurt for today I am to be present with You and free from yesterday.

I receive a new beginning today and a fresh new vision for my life. Thank You for directing and ordering my steps as only You could. I bless and praise You today and always. Amen.

Love,

Natasha

Please Note: This message was originally written and published on August 13, 2010. It has been modified to align with current standards and formatting; sections have been edited and content expanded to reflect my current thoughts.
Copyright 2010-2018. Natasha L. Foreman. Some rights reserved.
All prayers and reflections are copyright protected by Natasha L. Foreman, unless otherwise noted. Prior posts from September 2013 to May 30, 2018 are copyright protected under the name Natasha Foreman Bryant. Prior posts from 2009-September 2013 are copyright protected 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.
Scripture quotations marked (NIV) are taken from the Holy Bible, New International Version®, NIV®. Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.™ used by permission of Zondervan. All rights reserved worldwide. http://www.zondervan.com the “NIV” and “New International Version” are trademarks registered in the United States Patent and Trademark Office by Biblica, Inc.

Natasha’s Daily Scripture, Prayer, and Reflection for 8.10.18

Scripture

For you, Lord, have delivered me from death, my eyes from tears, my feet from stumbling, that I may walk before the Lord in the land of the living.

Psalm 116:8, 9 NIV

Reflection

Be thankful for today and your ability to think, act, and do great things. All is due to the will and grace of our Heavenly Father. How awesome is that!

Prayer

Thank You Lord for lifting me up, keeping me, protecting me, healing me, and molding me into a better servant. I praise You.

Enjoy your weekend family!

Love always,

Natasha

Please Note: This message was originally written and published on August 10, 2012. It has been modified to align with current standards and formatting; sections have been edited and content expanded to reflect my current thoughts.
Copyright 2012-2018. Natasha L. Foreman. Some rights reserved.
All prayers and reflections are copyright protected by Natasha L. Foreman, unless otherwise noted. Prior posts from September 2013 to May 30, 2018 are copyright protected under the name Natasha Foreman Bryant. Prior posts from 2009-September 2013 are copyright protected 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.
Scripture quotations marked (NIV) are taken from the Holy Bible, New International Version®, NIV®. Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.™ used by permission of Zondervan. All rights reserved worldwide. http://www.zondervan.com the “NIV” and “New International Version” are trademarks registered in the United States Patent and Trademark Office by Biblica, Inc.

Natasha’s Daily Scripture, Prayer, and Reflection for 8.9.18

Scripture

“He himself bore our sins” in his body on the cross, so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness; “by his wounds you have been healed.”

1 Peter 2:24 NIV

Reflection

Jesus demonstrated that through God there is no sin, sickness, disease and death. Those are limited human experiences that are only overcome by surrendering to God. Jesus and his disciples healed the sick and diseased; freed the sinners, possessed and tormented; and rose the dead as though they were only in a light sleep.

Jesus proved that all of it is a veil that is layered by fear, doubt, and dis-ease. We can pull back that veil and destroy it by turning to him and God for deliverance. Even after our human bodies stop functioning here, God has plans for us in another level of existence.

Imagine that. It doesn’t end here. We do have a choice how to live while we’re here. How will you choose to live?

Prayer

Father I am so grateful for Your blessings and for Your grace. I thank You for blessing us with Your Son, Jesus. He has shown us the Way, the Truth, and the Light–and although I have stumbled many times, been riddled by doubt numerous times, locked up by fear countless moments, I have never stopped believing in You and Jesus. I have never stopped loving You and yearning to do right always so that I could truly feel and experience how my life here is supposed to be. I won’t stop trying to get out of my way so that I can be free to walk Your way. You know my heart Lord. Amen.

Lovingly,

Natasha

Please Note: This message was originally written and published on August 9, 2012. It has been modified to align with current standards and formatting; sections have been edited and content expanded to reflect my current thoughts.
Copyright 2012-2018. Natasha L. Foreman. Some rights reserved.
All prayers and reflections are copyright protected by Natasha L. Foreman, unless otherwise noted. Prior posts from September 2013 to May 30, 2018 are copyright protected under the name Natasha Foreman Bryant. Prior posts from 2009-September 2013 are copyright protected 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.
Scripture quotations marked (NIV) are taken from the Holy Bible, New International Version®, NIV®. Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.™ used by permission of Zondervan. All rights reserved worldwide. http://www.zondervan.com the “NIV” and “New International Version” are trademarks registered in the United States Patent and Trademark Office by Biblica, Inc.