Sunday Sermon Share Day: Natasha’s Daily Scripture, Prayer, and Reflection for 3/31/13

Welcome to Sunday Sermon Share Day for 3/31/13

Happy Resurrection Sunday family!

Today’s Subject: Reality
Today’s Scripture selections from are:

Mark 16:9,10
Luke 24:13, 15-20, 27-32
Colossians 2:17
I Corinthians 15:12–14 since,
I Corinthians 15:20
Colossians 3:1, 2, 12, 14
Revelation 11:15 The

Highlights from Today’s Sermon:
-Even after Jesus told the disciples and followers what stages of the prophesy would be fulfilled, when things came to pass they were amazed, questioned and doubted him, and some were fearful.

-Jesus resurrected and made himself known to Mary Magdalene but his disciples did not believe what she told them. He then appeared to two disciples who immediately told the other disciples, and once again it was not believed. So all that Jesus prepared them for seemed to be in vain.

– The story of the Emmaus Disciples shows us how Jesus walked with them disguising himself and it wasn’t until he broke bread and blessed it at dinner were their eyes spiritually opened to the reality of who he was, and at that very moment he disappeared. Proves that Jesus could be conversing with you at any given moment and you would only know when he wanted you to know.

– If you say that Jesus Christ rose from the dead then you should also believe that others can be resurrected. If you believe that humans can’t be resurrected, then that means Jesus never was. If that’s the case then all of this preaching about resurrection has been in vain—-and our faith is also vain.

Message and Reminder from Natasha:
Happy Easter family. My apologies for today’s delay. I was so consumed with preparing for an Easter celebration at my home that I forgot to post this earlier. Be sure to share highlights from sermons at your church or place of worship. Feel free to also visit and contribute to our community chat room where we can have healthy, positive, dialogue on today’s sermons, Breaking Bread daily posts, or issues impacting the Christian community.

Remember there is absolutely no preaching, passing judgment, converting, recruiting, or focus on any specific church or religious leader. Those are the rules. We’re here to share words of love and peace inspired by the Word of the Bible. We’re here to uplift and never tear down. If you can roll with that, then you can roll with me and the Breaking Bread family! Visit the chat room here:

http://chatroll.com/embed/chat/breaking-bread-with-natasha?id=lCL-CHvZOne&platform=wordpress-com

Have an amazing week family. Remember that our reality is not God’s reality. We need to get on His page if we’re going to get this right.

Love always,

Natasha

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Saturday Recap: Natasha’s Daily Scripture, Prayer, and Reflection for 3/25/13 to 3/29/13

Are you ready for the Word? Let’s do this then!

Monday- 3/25/13

Read the daily message here:
https://breakingbreadwithnatasha.wordpress.com/2013/03/25/natashas-daily-scripture-prayer-and-reflection-for-3-25-13/

Tuesday- 3/26/13

Read the daily message here:
https://breakingbreadwithnatasha.wordpress.com/2013/03/26/natashas-daily-scripture-prayer-and-reflection-for-3-26-13/

Wednesday- 3/27/13

Read the daily message here:
https://breakingbreadwithnatasha.wordpress.com/2013/03/27/natashas-daily-scripture-prayer-and-reflection-for-3-27-13/

Thursday- 3/28/13

Read the daily message here:
https://breakingbreadwithnatasha.wordpress.com/2013/03/28/natashas-daily-scripture-prayer-and-reflection-for-3-28-13/

Friday- 3/29/13

Read the daily message here:
https://breakingbreadwithnatasha.wordpress.com/2013/03/29/natashas-daily-scripture-prayer-and-reflection-for-3-29-13/

Special Saturday Message- 3/30/13

Read the daily message here:
https://breakingbreadwithnatasha.wordpress.com/2013/03/30/natashas-daily-scripture-prayer-and-reflection-for-3-30-13/

I hope that this week’s messages help you on your journey and spiritual walk, and that whatever you are going through in life that you can find some inspiration each day.

Don’t forget that tomorrow is our Sunday Sermon Share Day. If you hear or take part in an awesome sermon, please share your notes, highlights, scripture, or reflections with the rest of us. I don’t care if it’s a sermon from an online or televised broadcast, please share with us. I intend to do the same.

Have a happy Easter. I’m heading back to the U.S. to celebrate with family, friends, and associates.

Love,

Natasha

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Natasha’s Daily Scripture, Prayer, and Reflection for 3.30.13

Every year His parents traveled to Jerusalem for the Passover Festival. When He was 12 years old, they went up according to the custom of the festival. After those days were over, as they were returning, the boy Jesus stayed behind in Jerusalem, but His parents did not know it. Assuming He was in the traveling party, they went a day’s journey. Then they began looking for Him among their relatives and friends. When they did not find Him, they returned to Jerusalem to search for Him. After three days, they found Him in the temple complex sitting among the teachers, listening to them and asking them questions. And all those who heard Him were astounded at His understanding and His answers. When His parents saw Him, they were astonished, and His mother said to Him, “Son, why have You treated us like this? Your father and I have been anxiously searching for You.” “Why were you searching for Me? ” He asked them. “Didn’t you know that I had to be in My Father’s house? ” But they did not understand what He said to them.

Luke 2:41-50 HCSB

Pray
Father if my purpose and Your plan for me right now in my life is not clear to me, please open my eyes so that I might see what You intend for me. If I see yet walk in hesitation, please lovingly push me. Please open my ears and tune me in to Your voice so that I might hear You every time You call my name. Touch my heart so that I can always feel You, remain connected, and know which path to follow without hesitation. To be more like Jesus means sacrifice, and each day I want to push myself beyond my comfort zone. Mold me Father. Amen.

Reflection
From the mouth of babes….at the age of 12 Jesus was into his walk with God, he knew it, he felt it, and he didn’t reject it. His elders were amazed at how connected and insightful he was at such a young age. No one knew what or whom they were dealing with. They didn’t realize that the savior they had heard of was walking amongst them.

God has placed each of us here to do certain things, to carry out certain tasks for Him in His name—but how many of us are fulfilling His wishes and commands? Where are you stopping short or bailing altogether? What talents and gifts remain dormant? What are you not achieving because you are paralyzed by fear and doubt? What greatness awaits you?

Think about it. Happy Saturday family!

Love always from the Bahamas,

Natasha

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Natasha’s Daily Scripture, Prayer, and Reflection for 3.29.13

When the eight days were completed for His circumcision, He was named Jesus — the name given by the angel before He was conceived. And when the days of their purification according to the law of Moses were finished, they brought Him up to Jerusalem to present Him to the Lord….

There was a man in Jerusalem whose name was Simeon. This man was righteous and devout, looking forward to Israel’s consolation, and the Holy Spirit was on him. It had been revealed to him by the Holy Spirit that he would not see death before he saw the Lord’s Messiah. Guided by the Spirit, he entered the temple complex….

When the parents brought in the child Jesus to perform for Him what was customary under the law, His father and mother were amazed at what was being said about Him. Then Simeon blessed them and told His mother Mary: “Indeed, this child is destined to cause the fall and rise of many in Israel and to be a sign that will be opposed — and a sword will pierce your own soul — that the thoughts of many hearts may be revealed.”

When they had completed everything according to the law of the Lord, they returned to Galilee, to their own town of Nazareth. The boy grew up and became strong, filled with wisdom, and God’s grace was on Him.

Luke 2:21, 22, 25-27, 33-35, 39, 40 HCSB

Pray
Father may I see and always embrace what Jesus is to You and me. May I embrace and take full responsibility for my walk. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

Reflection
Just as God had a plan for Jesus before his human birth, He had and has a plan for each of us—it is up to us to follow and obey. Consider this, what if Jesus refused to walk as God instructed? What if John had disobeyed and didn’t preach and teach of Jesus’ coming as the Messiah? What if Jesus fearfully pulled away at times to prevent fulfilling prophecy? How would life be for all of us right now? Would we even be around?

Consider this. Then give thanks.

Happy Good Friday family. Sending love from the Bahamas!

Clothing myself WITH Love,

Natasha

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Natasha’s Daily Scripture, Prayer, and Reflection for 3.28.13

Now if Christ is in you, the body is dead because of sin, but the Spirit is life because of righteousness. And if the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead lives in you, then He who raised Christ from the dead will also bring your mortal bodies to life through His Spirit who lives in you.

Romans 8:10, 11 HCSB

Pray
Father I know that as long as I believe, walk boldly in and of faith, and embrace all that I have and all that I am as Your child then I can never be or ever feel separate from You. Whatever obstacles that erect in my path will seem like ant hills each step that I take. Illness will never consume me because I know that You make me whole and healthy—as my body is merely a shell that my spiritual presence is housed in. I am working each day to overcome fear and doubt, to see past mountains and forests, to see around valleys, and see through clutter and clouds. Lift me Father. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

Reflection
Either we believe we are who we say we are, that we are the children of God, the sheep of our shepherd Jesus Christ, or we don’t. Either we believe that God gives life, is health, heals, nurtures, restores, comforts, and uplifts—or not! You can’t be half-pregnant. Either you are all-in or not. Let’s work at getting ourselves all-in.

Enjoy your Thursday family. Sending love from the Bahamas!

Clothing myself WITH Love,

Natasha

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Natasha’s Daily Scripture, Prayer, and Reflection for 3.27.13

For you know that you were redeemed from your empty way of life inherited from the fathers, not with perishable things like silver or gold, but with the precious blood of Christ, like that of a lamb without defect or blemish.

1 Peter 1:18,19 HCSB

Pray
Father may I always remember Who’s child I am, the sacrifices made before me and for me, and my purpose here on Earth. Let this not serve as a burden, but even if it feels heavy, let me feel pride and honor in carrying the weight. Amen.

Reflection
Never forget who you are, Whom you belong to, and that none of this is about you—but about God and making sure that His Kingdom reigns inside of each of us. All that you have is not by your will but His. You may be self-made by human standards, but by spiritual standards you are God-made. Your successes, your material possessions, the positive people in your life—all are gifts from God. It is His will and grace that makes things happen for you each millisecond of the day. Never ever ever forget this. Praise Him for all that you have, all that you are, and all that you will become.

Enjoy your Wednesday family. Sending love from the Bahamas!

Clothing myself WITH Love,

Natasha

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Natasha’s Daily Scripture, Prayer, and Reflection for 3.26.13

And we exhort you, brothers: warn those who are irresponsible, comfort the discouraged, help the weak, be patient with everyone.

1 Thessalonians 5:14 HCSB

Pray
Father I pray that each day I do my part to share Your Word with someone, share my testimony of Your goodness, reflect Your Light, and make the world a better place. I know that I’m only one person, but I know that You can give me the strength, wisdom, and foresight to do the work of many.

Father I pray that You touch my heart to reach out to those who are straying or have strayed, comfort those who discouraged and those lacking hope, and help the weak. Father You know that I need patience and understanding—please fill me with both, so that I am receptive to all that I encounter. In Jesus’ name I humbly pray. Amen.

Reflection
When you read that passage do you see anywhere a focus on self? Each directive is to do something for someone else, and to do something to help someone else. By giving you receive. By blessing others you are blessed. By helping others you in return are helped.

We should consider this in all things we do. When the focus is always on me, myself, and I, how can God truly be represented?

I send you greetings from the Bahamas this week. God is definitely good!

Clothing myself WITH Love,

Natasha

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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.