Natasha’s Daily Scripture, Prayer, and Reflection for 5.22.18

Audio Message

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Scripture

“Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows. Whoever sows to please their flesh, from the flesh will reap destruction; whoever sows to please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap eternal life.”

Galatians 6:7-8

Reflection

What we think about we bring about. What we desire and seek whether good or bad will only bring forth good or bad seeds.

If you have ulterior motives that are centered on self and pleasing the flesh you will fall into darkness.

Don’t be deceived into believing that you can trick, mislead, or fool God. He is omnipotent, omnipresent, and omniscient.

I only want good and pure seedlings, so it is my intent to only plant good and pure seeds.

What are you planting and reaping?

Prayer

Father knowing my heart as You do, You know my intentions, my thoughts, and my desires. Cleanse my heart so that it may be aligned with You, so that I might only sow goodness to please the Spirit and not the flesh. I never want to disappoint You Father. In Your name I pray. Amen.

Love,

Natasha

Please Note: This message was originally written and published on January 21, 2011. It has been modified to align with current standards and formatting, to include an audio message and scriptural image.
Copyright 2011-2018. 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.
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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 5.21.18

Audio Message

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Scripture

An excellent wife is the crown of her husband, but she who shames him is like rottenness in his bones.

Proverbs 12:4 NASB

Reflection

Ladies, recite this with as much conviction as you would in declaring your value in your life:

I WILL be faithful to my husband and honor him in my conduct and in my conversation, and will aspire to be a suitable partner to help him reach his God-given potential.”

Men, when you read those words understand the magnitude of the woman’s declaration. What kind of man must you be to have a wife who is dedicated to be devoted to this level for her husband?

Husbands, if you are the man that is deserving of this faithful and devoted wife, recite this with the same passion as you would in stating the value of your life:

I WILL be faithful to my wife and honor her in my conduct and in my conversation, and be the man and provider that she needs spiritually, emotionally, and intimately.

I will aspire to be a suitable partner that my wife finds deserving of her help so that I can reach my God-given potential. I will also aspire to be a suitable partner for my wife, so that I can help her reach her God-given potential. I won’t bring her shame and I won’t leave her unprotected.”

Prayer

Father lift me up, to always walk in dignity, to remember that first impressions are lasting, and that I will never see all of the eyes that see me—so I must focus on conducting myself with respect and honor publicly and privately. Remind me of the name I carry, the legacy of honorable and honored people. Remind me of the blood that was shed so that I might have the freedom I take for granted. Remind me of who I am and to Whom I belong. In Jesus’ name. Amen. 

Questions of the Day

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

2. If you’re married, what are your thoughts and feelings about today’s reflection, and the declaration that you made?

3. If you are single and interested in getting married or remarried (if you are divorced), what are your thoughts and feelings about today’s reflection, and the declaration that you made?

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

Please Note: This message was originally written and published on August 26, 2015. It has been modified to align with current standards and formatting to include an audio message and scriptural image.
Copyright 2015-2018. 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.

Note About Today’s Breaking Bread Audio Message

Good morning again Breaking Bread family!

I just finished recording the audio for today’s message (May 21, 2018). Many of you know that my audio messages sometimes contain additional content not reflected in the written messages.

Today is no exception.

Matter of fact, today’s audio message has a significant amount of content that you will not find in the written message. I strongly encourage you to listen to the message and not just focus on the written message, as I was led by God to share more and go deeper than what my written message reflected. Through my obedience you are receiving more. I hope that you will listen, reflect, and share with others.

Have a blessed day and be a blessing to others!

~Natasha

Copyright 2018. Natasha L. Foreman. All Rights Reserved.

Realized May 16th Message Never Posted

Good morning Breaking Bread Family!

As I work on today’s message I just noticed that I never posted last Wednesday’s message (May 16th). I’m not sure why I never published it. I apologize for my oversight. I just posted it.

Those of you who subscribe to Breaking Bread will receive a notification. Hopefully you will have the opportunity to listen and read it sometime today or later this week. The message is late but it is also on time. Think about it!

Have a beautifully blessed day!

Love,

Natasha

Copyright 2018. Natasha L. Foreman. All Rights Reserved.

Natasha’s Daily Scripture, Prayer, and Reflection for 5.18.18

Scripture

This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us. And if we know that he hears us—whatever we ask—we know that we have what we asked of him.1 John 5:14-15 NIV

Reflection

There is a saying that, “if you’re going to pray then why worry, and if you’re going to worry then why pray”.

This is so true.

Once you say your prayer to God, there isn’t a need to keep repeating that prayer several times a day or every week—God doesn’t have memory loss issues; God doesn’t get so bogged down with prayer requests that He forgets which of His children asked for what, and when. If we truly believe that we should, “let go and let God”, then why don’t we say our prayer, let go, and let God do what only He can do? Do we truly believe?

Do you have confidence in your approach to God?

Prayer

Father there is nothing that I need that You have not provided for me. Thank You. I’m confident that when I come to You in prayer, that if I need it, You will make it possible for me to have it. I thank You in advance for the blessings that I have yet to receive. Amen.

Questions of the Day

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

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

Please Note: This message was originally written and published on October 23, 2015. It has been modified to align with current standards and formatting.
Copyright 2015-2018. 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 5.17.18

Audio Message

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Scripture

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“Do not judge, and you will not be judged. Do not condemn, and you will not be condemned. Forgive, and you will be forgiven.”

Luke 6:37

Reflection

We spend so much time butting into other people’s lives and personal business that we fail to realize that we are stepping outside of the boundaries God set for us. We are in no position to say who sins more or less, who is going to heaven or hell, or who is evil or good. We’re supposed to be living our lives focused on being better people, better Christians (or whatever faith that you subscribe to and follow), and loving everyone despite our differences.

We spend so much time holding grudges and carrying around the burden of our ego and pride that we never consider how freeing it would be if we only stopped and forgave those who wronged us.

Forgive. Let go. Stop judging. Stop condemning people to a fate you would never wish on a loved one. Start living and start loving.

Prayer

Father I pray for a warmed heart to forgive those who have knowingly and unknowingly hurt me. I pray that my heart be filled with peace to not judge or condemn other people.

Father my role in Your Kingdom is to be a good steward and ambassador, not serve as judge, jury, dictator, or ruler over Your children.

It is not my place to say who is keeping or breaking Your commandments, or who is fulfilling their duties as Your ambassadors. You are the only Judge and I apologize for all of the times I have crossed the lines and forgot my place and position. Touch my heart Lord. In Your name I pray. Amen.

Final Words

Have an amazing day. I love you all–friends, family, associates- those near, those far, those traveling, and those that I only know through these daily messages.

God bless you!

Natasha

Please Note: This message was originally written and published on May 17, 2011. It has been modified to align with current standards and formatting, to include and audio message and scriptural image.

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