Natasha’s Daily Scripture, Prayer, and Reflection for 7.17.18

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Scripture

On the evening of that first day of the week, when the disciples were together, with the doors locked for fear of the Jewish leaders, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you!

John 20:19 NIV

Reflection

There is always a calm before the storm; and even during the storm you should find comfort in knowing that God and Jesus are there with you.

There may be days when you feel so overwhelmed that it’s difficult to breathe, to function, to think…those are the moments you need to pray for peace in your heart, mind, spirit, and soul; peace in your home and work place; peace in your personal life and in your career.

When you’re going through a rough time, keep going and just pray a little more intently.

Prayer

Today I declare that I will not be consumed by fear.

Father I know You are here with me, helping, watching, waiting, and directing. I may not see the solution to my problem right at this very moment, but I trust that my eyes and mind will connect and see clearly the blessing that You have waiting for me.

Father fill me with the peace Your son Jesus lived, and shared with others. Show me the way Father. In Jesus’ name I humbly pray, today and each day. Amen.

God bless you all and may He keep You encircled in His grace.

Love,

Natasha

Please Note: This message was originally written and published on July 15, 2011. It has been modified to align with current standards and formatting.
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Natasha’s Daily Scripture, Prayer, and Reflection for 7.13.18

Scripture

They also failed to show any loyalty to the family of Jerub-Baal (that is, Gideon) in spite of all the good things he had done for them.

Judges 8:35

Reflection

Pray for discernment. Pray for the truth. Pray for strength. Pray for wisdom. Pray for peace. Pray for freedom from fear and pain. Then let go and let God.

Prayer

Father I pray that You always reveal the truth to me no matter how much it pains me. I pray that You always reveal who in my life can be trusted and who is loyal.

Father please lovingly remove from my life any person that is disloyal and untrustworthy. Free me from the grief of being manipulated and lied to; bless me with discernment so that I can see clearly the selfish and wicked.

Bless me with the strength to walk away from those who selfishly deceive me. In Your son Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.

Lovingly,

Natasha

Please Note: This message was originally written and published on July 13, 2011. It has been modified to align with current standards and formatting.
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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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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 7.12.18

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Scripture

And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.

1 Corinthians 13:13 NIV

Reflection

Even when we have doubts and fears, and our faith and hope in life’s situations flickers on and off, one thing is constant and that’s God’s love; this is the one thing that should remain a constant for us also…our love for Him, our love for ourselves, and our love for other people…despite their faults.

Love your family, love your friends, love your neighbors, love your associates, love complete strangers, love your service providers, love your bill collectors, and love your enemies. Then watch as the world begins to look different as you begin looking through a different lens.

I love you all.

Prayer

Father I am so thankful and grateful for Your love, for it is like no other. I can rely upon Your love remaining constant for eternity.

Your love is infinite, unlike anything a human can give because You give freely without keeping track of my wrongs, without expectations, without ultimatums, and without game playing; Your love is simply an “Is” without explanation.

I have faith in You that You will always provide for me, and that You will protect me from harm. I have faith in You that You will place the right people in my life at the right time, and You will remove those individuals that don’t belong in my life now or in the future.

I have hope, and I continue to hope for the best. I hope for an enduring, loving, respectful, caring, honest, faithful, faith-filled, committed and monogamous relationship with a person who also loves and has faith in You, and never loses hope in You or mankind.

My faith and my hope may be tested, and I may sometimes waver- but one thing You know Father is that my love never leaves and is never rattled or swayed. I love You Lord.

If I didn’t love You I couldn’t possibly love myself- for You created and care for me.

Thank You for Your love Father. In Your son Jesus’ name I pray to You with an abundance of love, hope and faith. Amen.

Love always,

Natasha

Please Note: This message was originally written and published on July 12, 2011. It has been modified to align with current standards and formatting.
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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 7.11.18

Scripture

I am glad I can have complete confidence in you.

2 Corinthians 7:16

Reflection

This is a strong declaration. Do you truly have complete confidence in God?

Do you trust 100% that He has a solution to every one of your problems?

Do you believe that He can make a way out of no way?

Let’s see.

Prayer

Father keep working on me. I believe. I want to believe. I trust. I want to trust fully and without question. I am confident that You will make a way. You always do. Help me to stay out of the way. Help me to let go and allow You to do what only You can do.

I believe that my deadlines and obligations will be met through Your will and grace. I just need to stop thinking that I can control outcomes better than You. I need to trust You Father. Wrangle and remove my fears. I humbly pray to You in Your Son, Jesus’ name. Amen.

Love,

Natasha

Please Note: This message was originally written and published on July 11, 2011. It has been modified to align with current standards and formatting.
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 7.10.13

Scripture

For it is written: I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and I will set aside the understanding of the experts. Where is the philosopher? Where is the scholar? Where is the debater of this age? Hasn’t God made the world’s wisdom foolish? For since, in God’s wisdom, the world did not know God through wisdom, God was pleased to save those who believe through the foolishness of the message preached.

1 Corinthians 1:19-21 HCSB

Reflection

It doesn’t matter how smart you think you are, or others claim you to be, God’s wisdom is greater. So it is wise to turn to Him for guidance. It is wise to pray to Him for the knowledge you need to navigate through obstacles.

Your intelligence, knowledge, and wisdom comes from Him. Praise Him. Acknowledge Him. Give credit to Him.

Prayer

Father I seek to learn only from You and the sources that You place before me. Open my eyes to see, recognize, and embrace all that You desire. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

Let me wrap this up by saying happy birthday to my aunt Valerie and my cousin Kambria. I love you both!

Sending love,

Natasha

Please Note: This message was originally written and published on July 10, 2013. It has been modified to align with current standards and formatting, and to reflect current dates and figures.
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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 7.9.18

Scripture

The Lord approves of those who are good, but he condemns those who plan wickedness.

Proverbs 12:2 NLT

Reflection

You are not responsible for others actions or lack thereof, but you are responsible for yourself, what you do, how you behave, and how you speak to yourself and others.

You have a choice to rise above situations or lower yourself to sling mud like a wild animal. You have a choice to do the right thing or give into the enemy’s plan.

You have a choice to help others and be an asset, or you can be a liability through your selfishness, self-centeredness, and pride.

You can use your intelligence for the greater good or to plant and cultivate the seeds of evil. When you plan to do harm either through action or inaction, you are working as a servant of the enemy, not for God.

You have a choice, that’s the beauty and blessing of being God’s creation. We can choose. We also must deal with the consequences of our choice.

Prayer

Father protect me from myself when I turn inwards and don’t reflect Your goodness. Protect me from those moments when I don’t speak up but should, and as a result I am hurt. Protect me from others who plot and plan against me. Protect Your other children so that they do no harm to others and receive no harm in return.

Prepare and protect those coming into this world through birth, and prepare and protect those leaving this world to go to the next level of existence. Let us all see, gravitate towards, and choose to embrace and reflect Your light rather than dig our heads inside holes of darkness.

Forgive me for my sins, and forgive those who have sinned against me. Amen.

Love,

Natasha

Please Note: This message was originally written and published on July 9, 2012. It has been modified to align with current standards and formatting, and to reflect current dates and figures.
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 7.3.18

Scripture

…Jesus told him, “Don’t be afraid; just believe.”

Mark 5:36 NIV

Reflection

Let me first start off by wishing my late, great father, Robert Foreman, a very happy 65th birthday. Seventeen years ago this month he passed away abruptly and without warning.

The last several years I have done better coping and managing my grief, reminding myself that my dad always said never to mourn those who have passed–that it’s our selfishness and not our obedience to God and respect to those who have gone on to the next level of existence, that we hold on to and harbor these depressing feelings about that person leaving.

My spiritual side gets it; my human side wants my dad here to sit down and chat with me, get my sister aligned, and encourage my mom to reach out and grab those dreams.

My human side wants my dad here to walk me down the wedding aisle, to hold his grandchildren, to trash-talk me through my gym workouts, and to help me see clearly through business deals to see past my fears.

My spiritual side knows that he is definitely in a better place with God and our loved ones. My human side misses him and cries out from time to time.

This is where my faith needs strengthening. This is where my human side must align with my spiritual side if I am going to make that next step on my journey as an ambassador for Christ. I must walk the walk.

I must face and overcome my fear of loss, failure, too much success, death, not becoming a wife and mother, and not thriving on every level of my life.

I must face my fears and overcome them if I truly want to live. I must rise each day with conviction, purpose, and a plan—and then run like crazy to make things happen each and every day.

If I don’t face my fears then they will hunt me down and turn my nightmare into a reality. My fears will lead to my demise. How ironic is that? A fear of death leading to death. Wow!

What are your fears?

Where are you in your life at facing down those fears? Are you sick and tired of coming up short in so many areas of your life? Do you know this is only happening because of your lack of faith in God?

Are you ready to take that first step towards stomping on one of your fears?

Then let’s do this!

I want to live a long, loving, joyful, healthy, rewarding, successful, wise, and prosperous life, how about you?

So let’s open our eyes and take that first step today!

Prayer

Father I have to believe that You will protect me from harm, that You will guide me down the right paths, prepare me for what’s ahead, and that You will always make a way out of no way.

I have to believe that if I have the knowledge then I can jump into any waters and come up unharmed. I have to believe that if I face any real or psychological storms, that You will calm them just as You did through Jesus during the storm in Galilee.

Father I’m praying for my release from fear. I’m praying for the ability to not be afraid even when facing death, and I have to admit that I’m no where close to being there. Day by day please help me to overcome and remove my fears so that I can, through You, replace them with complete faith in You.

I pray these things with the deepest of sincerity. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

Love,

Natasha

P.S. Happy birthday Dad. I promise I will get this right and make both of us proud! 

Please Note: This message was originally written and published on July 3, 2012. It has been modified to align with current standards and formatting, and to reflect current dates and figures.
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.