Natasha’s Daily Scripture, Prayer, and Reflection for 12.15.17

Scripture

Isaiah 2:22

Pray

Father I put my trust in You. I trust You to provide me with my needs, to see me through circumstances, and to show me the answers to my problems- even if the answers don’t arrive when I want them.

I will stop relying solely on man, but realize that although You may send man as a messenger, servant, guide, or companion- man is not my source for life, truth, love, peace, joy, and healing- only through You are these things made possible. Thank You for being my spiritual Father and Mother. Thank You for loving me. Amen.

Reflection

Our relationship with God is our very own. We do not need man to bring us closer, to analyze the depth and longevity of our relationship with Him. We do not need man to speak to God on our behalf- we can speak to God anytime we choose.

When our bills need to be paid, it is God that provides. When we are sick, it is God that heals us. When we are lonely, God is our comforter. Turn to Him and learn to rely on Him as your source for all.

Take in all the wonders of your blessed day. Enjoy this gift from God!

Lovingly,

Natasha

Note: This Message was originally published on December 6, 2010. It has been modified to align with current standards and formatting.

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

Natasha’s Daily Scripture, Prayer, and Reflection for 12.14.17

Scripture

Those who had been scattered preached the word wherever they went.

Acts 8:4

Pray

Father I have come to realize that my relationship with You is not truly to be a private one. How else will the world receive Your message, hear of Your omnipotence and omnipresence? How else will they hear testimonies of healing and blessings that were only made possible because of You? Father fill me; open my eyes and my heart that I might be receptive and free to absorb the knowledge and wisdom to demonstrate, express, and teach Your Word.

Father You are molding me into a phenomenal child. I am eager to serve You and Your children. I am eager to please You and to be the best ambassador that I can be- that You call me to be. I humbly pray to You that I am here and ready Lord- do with me as You will. Amen.

Reflection

We may pray silently or aloud, but our testimony should never be kept private; our healing’s and blessings are to be shared with the world. Believers just as non-believers have to be constantly shown proof of God’s presence, His power, grace and capabilities. Some of us have conditional relationships with God, some have a one-sided relationship- where He is doing His part, but we aren’t doing ours.

You don’t have to pat your Bible, you don’t have to work at converting anyone. Your testimony time after time is all you need to show how God has blessed you. How you carry yourself every single day both inside and outside of your home and your church exemplifies the relationship you have with God and His favor in your life. How you treat people is a direct correlation to the relationship and understanding that you have with our Father. Believe it!

If you aren’t being faithful in your relationship with a loved one, then how can you possibly be faithful and committed to God? If you are playing games, being deceitful, neglectful, insensitive, or uncaring with the man or woman in your life- how can you possibly say that you are a devoted child of God? How can you possibly say that you are an ambassador for Christ? How can you possibly say that you put God first in your life?

If you are not taking care of your responsibilities as a wife, husband, or parent then how can you live up to God’s expectations of you? You are lying to yourself, to God, to Jesus, and to the person you claim to love. Stop the lies and start living in the Word.

Today is Thursday. Is that not amazing? The weekend is almost here and you have experienced a slew of blessings all week long- if you can count all of them, then you need to dig deeper – because it is impossible for me to count all of my blessings each day.

There are so many reasons to stand on top of a roof and shout “thank you Lord” from the top of your lungs. Wherever you go you should spread God’s word in some way. It does not have to be “preachy” it just has to be loving and shared without expectations. It can be as simple as declaring your gratitude for life, vision, and the ability to breathe and think freely; gratitude for the small things you have been blessed with each day. Is that too difficult?

Enjoy every second of your day and be a blessing to others.

Shared with love,

Natasha

Note: This Message was originally published on December 2, 2010. It has been modified to align with current standards and formatting.

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

Natasha’s Daily Scripture, Prayer, and Reflection for 12.13.17

Scripture

I thank my God every time I remember you. In all my prayers for all of you, I always pray with joy because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now, being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.

It is right for me to feel this way about all of you, since I have you in my heart and, whether I am in chains or defending and confirming the gospel, all of you share in God’s grace with me. God can testify how I long for all of you with the affection of Christ Jesus.

And this is my prayer: that your love may abound more and more in knowledge and depth of insight, so that you may be able to discern what is best and may be pure and blameless for the day of Christ, filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ—to the glory and praise of God.

Philippians 1:3-11

Pray

Father thank You for Your loving grace, for Your son- the way shower- and for Your children. Father as I walk on the path You have placed before me I encounter those children who need my assistance to learn about, reconfirm, and reconnect with You. I also encounter those who are here to help me be a better ambassador for You; a better servant and steward. I thank You for placing these people in my life Father. On my road to salvation You have made it clear for me to see that I am not alone, even when alone. Thank You Father. I love You. Amen.

Reflection

I pray for each of you. I pray that you find joy and peace in your walk. I pray that every day you receive these messages from me that they uplift your spirits, open your eyes, and widen your heart. I hope that these messages help equip you with the tools to connect on yet another level with our savior Jesus Christ, and our heavenly Father-Mother God. I hope that these messages strengthen your faith in God, faith in yourself, and faith in mankind- that through love we can conquer all and build God’s Kingdom to the level He has intended.

No matter what we are going through, no matter how heavy the cross we bear- we share in God’s grace and are cloaked with his love. Remember that we are blessed and highly favored, so we must share our blessings and the Word God has given us- that we may help and heal all of those who are in need of God’s spiritual touch. Make the right decisions by first asking yourself, “what would Jesus say and do?” then with the purest of thoughts- do and lead in love.

Let this day be one of your best yet. Tell someone how good God has been in your life- and help someone get one step closer to Him today.

Love you all,

Natasha

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

Natasha’s Daily Scripture, Prayer, and Reflection for 12.12.17

Scripture

“Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be courageous; be strong. Do everything in love.”

Prayer

Father keep me alert and focused on You. I have a lot of bumps and bruises that I acquired over the years, I’ve even had my share this year. I’ve been disappointed and hurt by people I love. Your Word says to do everything in love- so I know this to mean that even when deceived and neglected, my responses and reactions are to be in and from love.

Father fill me with the courage and strength to endure all. Give me the vision to see what is around me and before me. When something negative comes my way, hold me Father, that I might breathe and let You handle the situation.

I want to be courageous Father. I want to be able to withstand the storm. I want to be able to look in the eyes of those who would and have caused me harm, and all that they see in my eyes is Your love. All honor and praises go to You Lord. In Your name I humbly pray. Amen.

Reflection

God’s love is amazing. We love because He first loved us. In the storm we must be brave, we must know that it will pass and that God is there every millisecond. We must be comforted in this knowledge and comfortable enough to sleep on that rocky boat just as Jesus did while his disciples freaked out watching the crashing waves and lightning strikes.

Jesus never did anything out of fear, bitterness, resentment, or hate. Jesus did and said everything in love. Even when he disagreed with someone, he did so with love- knowing that God’s truth was all he needed. Jesus knew that God was always right- that He is the answer to all questions- He is the resolution to all conflict. He is the compass when we are lost. He is the anchor when our boat needs to be secured and stable.

We must do everything in love. When we know it is time to end a relationship, we must do it in love. Lovingly end it and walk away. There is never a need for ‘closure’ when you leave in love. I don’t need closure for any relationship I have ever been in because I know that I loved those individuals and that I still love them as Jesus instructed; not romantically but in Christ. Relationships that I know were not of God, I can confidently say I ended in love- without hesitation and without doubt or regret.

I am now filled with so much wisdom, I can easily discern those individuals that are merely ‘tests’ of my moral fiber; ‘tests’ of forbidden fruit that are in front of me to see whether I will ‘bite’ or lovingly walk away. The visual and emotional appeal that tugs at our gut are not messages and urges of our heavenly Father, but mortal mind- the “liar” toying with us.

It is our fear of being perceived as ‘mean’, ‘cold’, and ‘callous’ that keeps us connected with someone we’re not supposed to be with. It is our desire to fill a void that keeps us from walking away, or never entering the relationship to begin with- it is us once again trying to think like God, be like God, and do His work.

It is our desire to feel ‘complete’ using another person, instead of God- that causes us to spend our valuable time with someone He has no intention of you being with. God gives us the freedom to choose the flesh and the world, or Him. He’s patient. He believes in us when we don’t. He waits while we detour on a perceived ‘short cut’ that turns out to be the long way- and the wrong way.

We must follow God’s instruction. We must walk in faith and know that He never directs our paths to places where He is not. It is only when we stray do we find heartache, confusion, pain, and drama. It is then we must learn our lesson for as long as it takes to learn it! Why can’t we follow Him and lead a life of love, peace, tranquility and joy?

Happy Tuesday everyone. Be on your guard. Stand firm in the faith. Be courageous and strong- and remember to do everything in love! God bless you.

Lovingly,

Natasha

Note: This Message was originally published on December 3, 2010. It has been modified to align with current standards and formatting.

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

Natasha’s Daily Scripture, Prayer, and Reflection for 12.11.17

Thank you Juanita for sending me this message by Joel Osteen today. As always, right on time! And so I share it with everyone who reads my Breaking Bread messages. I pray that today’s message brings each of you clarity, comfort and inner peace.

Love,

Natasha

Forget the Former Things

TODAY’S SCRIPTURE:

Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past.

(Isaiah 43:18, NIV)

TODAY’S WORD:

Too often, people spend so much time and energy dwelling on the past, dwelling on mistakes, or dwelling on disappointments. They don’t even realize that their focus is keeping them from moving forward in life. But in order to fully experience God’s blessings, you have to let go of those past hurts; you have to forget the former things to make room for the new.

God has a new beginning in store for you, and the way you prepare for it is by getting rid of the old. Don’t spend time focusing on where you’ve been; spend time focusing on where you’re going. When you “forget the former things,” it means you’re not worried about the past anymore. You don’t allow it to dictate your future. You may remember past events, but you don’t feel the pain like you used to. You’ve opened your heart to receive God’s healing. Begin today by declaring that your past is over! Forget the former things and receive the restoration and victory God has in store for you!

PRAYER FOR TODAY:

Father, thank You for the life of blessing and victory You have prepared for me. I choose to forget the past. I choose to forgive. I choose to open my heart to You and receive everything You have in store for me in Jesus’ name. Amen.

– Joel Osteen

Natasha’s Daily Scripture, Prayer, and Reflection for 12.8.17

Scripture

Then Jesus told them, “You are going to have the light just a little while longer. Walk while you have the light, before darkness overtakes you. Whoever walks in the dark does not know where they are going. Believe in the light while you have the light, so that you may become children of light.” When he had finished speaking, Jesus left and hid himself from them.

John 12:35-36

Pray

Father I want to walk only in Your light, where I can see where I am going. I do not want to be blind to my surroundings, blind to those who would cause me harm, or blind to circumstances that could distract me. I want to be a child of the light. Shine Your light on me Father. Let me walk even into darkness and brighten it instantly. Let me to never be disconnected from You and Your truth. When someone would attempt to pull the wool over my eyes, reveal their lies and cast them away from me Father. In Your son Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.

Reflection

No matter what someone does or says to us we must continue to walk in light. If you are walking in darkness- and you know if you are- then you must reacquaint yourself with God and with Jesus so that you can reclaim your position and your light.

Living in deception is living in darkness. Manipulation is darkness. Envy and jealousy is darkness. Obsession is darkness. Idolatry is darkness. No one is to be your idol- your eyes and heart are to only be fixated on God.

Fight the temptation to live in mediocrity- and stand tall in God’s greatness to overcome all through His love, mercy and guidance. Overcome the desire for instant gratification, and instead be content in a life of patience and a still peace. Be a child of the light.

It is the first day of the last month of the year. Amazing how quickly this year has passed by- what have you accomplished this year? What cords have you cut that needed to be severed? What cords are you holding on to that need to be severed before they wrap around your throat and suffocate you? What lies are you telling yourself and others? Don’t end this year and begin a new one based on a lie- make things right now. Are you living a double or triple life- not being faithful to anything or anyone but the “liar”? You are to serve only our heavenly Father- so serve Him! Don’t let darkness consume you. Free yourself my brothers and sisters- free yourself! Enjoy your evening.

Lovingly,

Natasha

Note: This Message was originally published on December 1, 2010. It has been modified to align with current standards and formatting.

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

Natasha’s Daily Scripture, Prayer, and Reflection for 12.7.17

Scripture

Jesus’ brothers said to him, “You ought to leave here and go to Judea, so that your disciples may see the miracles you do. No one who wants to become a public figure acts in secret. Since you are doing these things, show yourself to the world.”

For even his own brothers did not believe in him. Therefore Jesus told them, “The right time for me has not yet come; for you any time is right. The world cannot hate you, but it hates me because I testify that what it does is evil.

You go to the Feast. I am not yet going up to this Feast, because for me the right time has not yet come.”

However, after his brothers had left for the Feast, he went also, not publicly, but in secret. Among the crowds there was widespread whispering about him. Some said, “He is a good man.” Others replied, “No, he deceives the people.”

John 7:3-8, 10, 12

Prayer

Father let my time be at Your calling, not man’s. Let me stand firm in my convictions and not be swayed by public opinion. Let me move and act when You say; let my words come from You. Let me shine Your light in darkness, and reveal the truth through demonstration. In Your son Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.

Reflection

Jesus knew those around him that did not truly believe in him. He knew there were people, even his brothers, that were only around him through convenience- but they were not really loyal. He knew that behind his back they would talk. He knew that in good times they would hang around, but in bad times they wouldn’t be found.

Jesus understood the magnitude of the cross he had to bear and the commitment of his work as God’s chosen son. He could see clearly the path he needed to take and that he would only walk when and where our Father told him. Jesus was never blind to what was taking place around him. He could see the ‘set-up’ long before the plans were set in motion. His connection with our heavenly Father gave him both wisdom and discernment to see his way through, and to see through people.

We must not be moved by what others say or do. We must wait on the Lord to guide our steps. We only need to show ourselves, to act, when God commands us to- until then just listen and watch; and be prepared to see the worth of those around you.

Have an amazing Thursday, be warmed by your blessings, and thank God for another day. God bless you all. Thank you.

Love,

Natasha

Note: This Message was originally published on November 30, 2010. It has been modified to align to current formatting and standards.

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