Natasha’s Daily Scripture, Prayer, and Reflection for 7.31.13

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~Natasha

Further, Faster

TODAY’S SCRIPTURE
“But do not forget this one thing, dear friends: With the Lord a day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years are like a day.”

2 Peter 3:8, NIV

TODAY’S WORD from Joel and Victoria
I believe God wants to do exceedingly, abundantly above and beyond what you could even ask or think. He can take you further, faster than you could ever dream. God can speed things up on your behalf. Because you honor and trust Him, things that should have taken you a lifetime to accomplish will only take you a fraction of the time. This is the kind of God we serve!

We see this all through scripture. In just one day, David went from a shepherd boy to the one who led the Israelite army to victory. Ruth was a poor widow collecting scraps in the field, and God sent Boaz to her. She went from begging in the field to owning the field. God breathed in her direction. God took her further, faster.

Remember, the thoughts you think and the words you say are prophesying your future. If you want to see a shift occur in your life, you’ve got to get in agreement with God and say, “Yes, God, this is for me. I thank You that I am coming into my destiny sooner than I imagined!”

A PRAYER FOR TODAY
Father, I choose to trust that You are working behind the scenes on my behalf. I believe that You can take me further, faster than I could ever imagine. I surrender every area of my life to You. Use me for Your glory in Jesus’ name. Amen.
— Joel & Victoria Osteen

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Natasha’s Daily Scripture, Prayer, and Reflection for 7.29.13

Do not be deceived: “Bad company corrupts good morals.”

1 Corinthians 15:33 HCSB

Pray
Protect me Father. Keep me grounded, focused, and where You want me. In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.

Reflection
Both good and bad rubs off on us. What and whom we associate most with influences how we behave and the choices we make. Choose wisely.

Love your sister in Christ,

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.

Saturday Recap: Natasha’s Daily Scripture, Prayer, and Reflection for 7/22/13 to 7/26/13

Happy Saturday family! Wow can you believe that we are only days away from August? For those of you with children you may be celebrating or saying, “oh no summer vacation is ending too soon!” Before we know it we will be bundling up for winter real soon, so let’s enjoy these summer days like we did when we were kids!

Was your week hectic and busy, busy, busy? Did you miss one or more days Breaking Bread with me? Did you read each day’s post but found yourself with little time to study and reflect on the post? Well here’s your chance to recap the week with me. Check out each day’s post below:

Monday- 7/22/13

Read the daily message here:
https://breakingbreadwithnatasha.wordpress.com/2013/07/22/natashas-daily-scripture-prayer-and-reflection-for-7-22-13/

Tuesday- 7/23/13

Read the daily message here:
https://breakingbreadwithnatasha.wordpress.com/2013/07/23/natashas-daily-scripture-prayer-and-reflection-for-7-23-13/

Wednesday- 7/24/13

Read the daily message here:
https://breakingbreadwithnatasha.wordpress.com/2013/07/24/natashas-daily-scripture-prayer-and-reflection-for-7-24-13/

Thursday- 7/25/13

Read the daily message here:
https://breakingbreadwithnatasha.wordpress.com/2013/07/25/natashas-daily-scripture-prayer-and-reflection-for-7-25-13/

Friday- 7/26/13

Read the daily message here:
https://breakingbreadwithnatasha.wordpress.com/2013/07/26/natashas-daily-scripture-prayer-and-reflection-for-7-26-13/

Don’t forget that tomorrow is 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.

God bless you all!

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.

Natasha’s Daily Scripture, Prayer, and Reflection for 7.26.13

…God is not a God of disorder but of peace. As in all the churches of the saints, the women should be silent in the churches, for they are not permitted to speak, but should be submissive, as the law also says. And if they want to learn something, they should ask their own husbands at home, for it is disgraceful for a woman to speak in the church meeting.

1 Corinthians 14:33-35 HCSB

Pray
Father please bring and maintain peace in my life, even during storms. Please enlighten me as to Paul’s words reinforcing a belief of order within Your church and the roles of man and woman, as they contradict the makeup of today’s churches and in many families. Father help us to see how Your gifts can best be applied to and for use by both men and women, so that none of us are wasting our gifts and making a mockery of Your good name. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

Reflection
I was thrown off by these verses because they basically say a woman has no voice in the church unless a man gives it to her. But what of the woman chosen and empowered by God? Are we to believe that God would only choose women in the roles of bearers of human fruit that He nurtures into leaders? Or is it unfathomable to embrace the examples given in earlier accounts of women whom God called to serve in capacities greater than just mothers? Do we discourage women from listening and tuning in to that voice inside that calls them to stand up, speak, and lead both in the church and in the community?

I pray for clarification, for the Bible serves as an amazing roadmap that is timeless. What changed that freed people to believe that it was acceptable for women to take part in the church? Or is it that men had to and still have to first approve a woman speaking her mind and serving as a church leader?

What do you think?

Love your sister in Christ,

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.

Natasha’s Daily Scripture, Prayer, and Reflection for 7.25.13

Now you are the body of Christ, and individual members of it. And God has placed these in the church: first apostles, second prophets, third teachers, next miracles, then gifts of healing, helping, managing, various kinds of languages. Are all apostles? Are all prophets? Are all teachers? Do all do miracles? Do all have gifts of healing? Do all speak in other languages? Do all interpret? But desire the greater gifts. And I will show you an even better way.

1 Corinthians 12:27-31 HCSB

Pray
Father please reveal the gifts You have blessed me with so that I am focused on living the life that You expect of me. Please reveal to my fellow brothers and sisters what their gifts are, so that they can focus on embracing these gifts fully. Please give us discernment so that we can see clearly the frauds who claim to have a gift, while they take advantage of others. Protect us Father. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

Reflection
Don’t ask for material things, ask God for the gifts to do your job in service to Him. The material things will come when they come, but underuse or absolute neglect of your gifts leads to struggle and repeat failure—-which could be avoided or reduced significantly if you invested more in Him and less in the superficial. Also, have you ever considered how many people you have been fixated on (like pastors) and wondered how different your life could be if you were fixated on God, and let His servants be the ones who give you high-fives but not be the foundation and supports in your life. Let’s work at putting God first.

Love your sister in Christ,

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.

Natasha’s Daily Scripture, Prayer, and Reflection for 7.24.13

I dedicate today’s post (written by Joel and Victoria Osteen) to those of you feeling overwhelmed by life’s circumstances, what others are doing or not doing, and the darkness that surrounds you. Pray for the flood of God’s light, then believe wholeheartedly that it’s coming—then wait and watch for His magnificent glory!

Keep your head up and your heart fixed on our Father and our Lord Jesus Christ.

Love always,

Natasha

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Light Will Come

TODAY’S SCRIPTURE
“When darkness overtakes the godly, light will come bursting in.” Psalm 112:4, NIV

TODAY’S WORD from Joel and Victoria Osteen

Anytime you are going through difficult, dark times, know that God already has a plan to bring you through to victory. When you call on His name, when you surrender your circumstances to Him, that’s when His light will come forth through the darkness. Notice, it’s not going to trickle in, it’s not going to just barely get there. No, like a flood, like the breaking forth of waters, it’s going to come bursting in!

I believe it means that suddenly, you’re going to get well. Suddenly, you will meet the right person. Suddenly, you’re able to pay your house off. Our attitude should be, “My child may be off course, making poor decisions, but I’m expecting a flood of God’s mercy to bring him back.” Or, “My house has been on the market for a year and still hasn’t sold, but I’m expecting a flood of favor to cause it to stand out and sell.”

In the midst of that difficulty, don’t get discouraged. You’re in a prime position to see a flood of God’s goodness. Keep praising Him. Keep thanking Him and stay in faith because His light will break through the darkness!

A PRAYER FOR TODAY
Father, thank You for being the light of the world. Today I lift my heart to You trusting that Your light will burst forth through the darkness. Thank You for Your good plan to renew and restore me in Jesus’ name. Amen.
— Joel & Victoria Osteen

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Natasha’s Daily Scripture, Prayer, and Reflection for 7.23.13

Now there are different gifts, but the same Spirit. There are different ministries, but the same Lord. And there are different activities, but the same God activates each gift in each person.

A demonstration of the Spirit is given to each person to produce what is beneficial: to one is given a message of wisdom through the Spirit, to another, a message of knowledge by the same Spirit, to another, faith by the same Spirit, to another, gifts of healing by the one Spirit, to another, the performing of miracles, to another, prophecy, to another, distinguishing between spirits, to another, different kinds of languages, to another, interpretation of languages. But one and the same Spirit is active in all these, distributing to each person as He wills.

1 Corinthians 12:4-11 HCSB

Pray
Father thank You for the gifts I have received and those You have slated for my future. I know that You will always make me earn all that I receive. Amen.

Reflection
Be grateful for each day, each special moment, and every gift you receive—especially the ones you know you didn’t deserve and the ones you didn’t anticipate. That’s God’s grace pouring down on you. Now stop what you are doing and say, “thank You Father”.

Love your sister in Christ,

Natasha

Copyright 2013. Natasha L. Foreman. Some Rights Reserved. All Prayers and Reflections are Copyright Protected by Natasha L. Foreman, unless otherwise noted. breakingbreadwithnatasha.com

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 7.22.13

So, whoever thinks he stands must be careful not to fall. No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to humanity. God is faithful, and He will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation He will also provide a way of escape so that you are able to bear it.

1 Corinthians 10:12, 13 HCSB

Pray
Father thank You for this day, a gift from You that I will not take for granted. Father lift me up in protection from temptations of the world. Show me how to avoid the trappings, undo things I naively overlooked, and walk without questioning my steps and having to look over my shoulder. Help me to abstain from those things that are displeasing to You. Help me to make decisions that first consider You and then my family. Help me to always put You first, family second, and my career third. Protect me Father. In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.

Reflection
Temptation is everywhere. If you call yourself a Christian you then have to know that abstinence is even more critical, and temptation will be more intense. You are constantly tempted to live life as a constant and celebrated sinner, believing that you are free to sin. You cannot sin freely and call yourself a believer and follower of Christ. When we sin we must stop, repent, and commit the sin no more. God only puts as much on us as He knows we can bear, while providing us doors and windows of opportunity to escape the temptation.

I have admitted numerous times that I have been struggling with the words that come from my mouth, at times using profanity ignorantly to convey a message. I say ignorantly because I know how not to use profanity, especially when in the company of my elders, believers, and those individuals who I’m trying to be on my best behavior with. So why use profane words when not in the presence of these people? If I know how to interchange words to express my frustration, disappointment, or pain, why should I ever curse? Every time I do I give in to temptation, and I prove myself to be a hypocrite.

Every time I make exceptions to God’s rules I am giving into temptation. Now think about your life.

Are you 100% faithful to your spouse? Do you engage in personal and intimate conversations, emails, text messages, posts, and letters with another person not your spouse? For those of you who want to parse words let me say this, are you involved in any communication with another person (not your spouse) that you would cringe or go crazy if evidence of this communication was shared with your spouse and the world? If you wouldn’t let your spouse read or listen to your communication with this other person(s) then you aren’t faithful, and thus have given into temptation. You also have shown the type of person you are and the type of Christian you are not.

You must make a choice to either end your affair and work on yourself and your marriage or end your marriage, but doing both leads to only one outcome for you, both in the short-term and for eternity.

Here’s a second example:

Do you drink alcohol? Wine, liquor, etc? Each time you drink how many glasses do you have that day? How many glasses do you have per week? The occasional glass of wine is one thing. Slamming back several glasses in one day has placed you in a separate category. Several glasses more than one time a week has placed you in yet another category. You call yourself a Christian but would you want a video of your drinking activities shared with church members, your employer, neighbors, and family members?

Here’s another example:

Do you party hard and/or act a fool Monday through Saturday and then have the audacity to post gospel videos, songs, and scriptures on Sunday and random days through the week? What message does that send to others who see you partying hard and acting a fool?

How you conduct yourself says everything about how you are, and it tells everyone the type of Christian you are versus the one you want the world to believe.

Here’s one final example:

If you have a problem with your body weight or health, do you engage in healthy lifestyle choices to correct your issues, or do you continue eating the same junk and processed poisons that are slowly killing your body and/or making you gain weight? Do you workout three or more days per week or do you make excuses for why you can’t workout but you can sit on the sofa watching tv, sit at your computer surfing the Internet, drive to your favorite coffee shop or fast food restaurant? You can fight this temptation.

As I’ve gone farther and deeper in my walk with the Lord I have seen the parts of me that I don’t want to keep. I have seen the areas of my life that were plagued by temptation. Times when I chased the money that came from a business deal, when I should have focused on something else. I can recall the relationships that I entered because a man was attractive and had a nice personality, but was so insecure that he could never be my “king”. I had given into temptation. I can recall instances of engaging in gossip or someone’s negative speech and watching my energy level plummet and my time slip away. I gave in to temptation. So I pray that He molds these things out of me, and molds into me those things that He desires.

We all have choices. We have the choice to stop, pray, and think before we make decisions. We also have the choice to run and jump right into a situation. But with those choices come consequences. So it is not acceptable to just walk around and say, “I’m a sinner” and think it’s okay to give in to temptation and sin, thinking that God is just sitting back waiting around to forgive you. Yes, we have all sinned, but do you continue repeating those sins and jumping into more, or do you work at abstaining and resisting temptation every single day?

Trust and believe that God has provided opportunities for you to avoid and get out of tempting situations.

Love your sister in Christ,

Natasha

Copyright 2013. Natasha L. Foreman. Some Rights Reserved. All Prayers and Reflections are Copyright Protected by Natasha L. Foreman, unless otherwise noted. breakingbreadwithnatasha.com

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.

Sunday Sermon Share Day: Natasha’s Daily Scripture, Prayer, and Reflection for 7/21/13

Welcome to Sunday Sermon Share Day for 7/21/13

Today’s sermon comes from Destiny Metropolitan Worship Church in Marietta, Georgia.

Today’s Subject is: Abstaining is a Healthy Choice

Today’s sermon was given by Minister Will Gravely and Minister Courtney Harkness.

Today’s Scripture selections from are:
1 Corinthians 6:12
Genesis 2:15-17
1 Peter 2:11, 12
Leviticus 20: 7-8, 22-24
1 Corinthians 8:9-13
Romans 12:2
Romans 14:19-31

Highlights from Today’s Sermon:
Abstaining is process of staying away from things God doesn’t want us to have.

1 Corinthians 6:12

Getting away with murder and getting away with life. People want to see what they can get away with. Many people are spiritual daredevils. How much can you juggle sin? How many times can you risk your spiritual

Socially acceptable Vs Spiritually appropriate

You have a responsibility to the One who gave you freedom

You are free to meet people but a responsibility to your spouse, so you shouldn’t be hanging out in bars and clubs

Constantly ask yourself, “Does it strengthen or weaken relationship with God and others?”

People think God is sitting back waiting to forgive us, so they feel the need to sin to be forgiven.

We’re born with physical and spiritual weaknesses, so we’re more susceptible to falling into sin. The person who smokes a cigarette the first time, tries meth the first time, kills someone the first time—-oftentimes thinks they could never become addicted to it, they would “never be like that person”.

God is trying to protect us from falling into those trappings.

Abstain

It must be voluntary

Genesis 2:15-17

1. Distinguish my lifestyle from worldly culture

Leviticus 20: 7-8, 22-24

God’s trying to establish a different kind of people for His Kingdom. Not different looking but different acting. Distinguishable from others.

Legitimacy of your faith in Him is seen in your walk, and what you won’t do.

Just because you are willing to do good things, doesn’t mean they aren’t willing to do bad things, to do anything.

What are you willing to do and not do? Where do you draw the line?

What does God say what it wrong for you?

Does your life look like everyone else’s?

Do you know any identical twins? They look identical until you look closely.

Are Christians the identical twins of nonbelievers, and only distinguishable when you look really close or know the person really well?

Ever hear or say that a person can still be a Christian yet take part in sinful ways.
God wants us to stand out.

Ever been with a person who was in a previous bad relationship and it makes it difficult to date them because they are constantly reminded of their ex?

Think about God. Are we reminding Him of His past relationship with Adam, Eve, their children, their lineage, the sin, having to allow them to experience human death, trying to separate them from people and they keep associating with them anyway?

Romans 12:2

Just like a person in a room being called by name to stand up while the rest of the crowd sits, is just like God calling on us to stand up, stand out, separate, distinguish and be holy before Him

2. Consider the impact of my choices.

1 Corinthians 8:9-13

My freedom can put you in chains. Take responsibility for your actions because others are watching you. Just like a toddler who begins to emulate adults, the same can happen when Christians walk with and emulate nonbelievers.

It’s not newly saved Christians acting wild and losing it, it’s the so-called “righteous and sanctified”

Romans 14:19-31

Jesus said, “You will know my disciples by the love they have for each other”

Not just believers watching us it’s also nonbelievers. Nonbelievers are defining Christianity by your life. How do you act when you aren’t around believers and other people you know?

You may say you love Jesus but does he know you? How much time are you spending with him, getting close to him, speaking with him?

Like the celebrity you study, do they truly know you?

Loving someone you know means you won’t do anything that would bring them hurt or harm.

You pinch God out the more you embrace the world.

You must say no to yourself to be a follower of Christ.

Have you ever read verse in Bible that you didn’t like so you look for it in different version, and it says the same thing? That’s how life is.

You have to say “no”. We live in structure where we have so many options and we do what we want until we get a “no” and then when we do we say, “they are hating on me”. No, that person is keeping you on course.

1 Peter 2:11, 12

We believe we are free to sin.

You don’t have to drink alcohol to have fun.

You don’t have to sleep with another person not your spouse.

You don’t need to get high to feel lifted.

Resist the urge to indulge.

Why are you a Christian and curse?

Why are you a Christian and act like nonbelievers?

If everyone started speaking French in the US, will you continue speaking English? What if your family began speaking French too, would you continue speaking English?

Women of Christ stop dressing provocatively.

Why buy the car if I can test-drive it? Why clean and maintain the inside of something I have no intention of owning. This is how men see and perceive women who dress this way.

You are studying the worldly behavior of others, not God. Like children who learn multiple languages at a young age, while others of the same age don’t—it’s exposure.

Your falling is by your doing. It’s not the devil. Don’t blame the devil for your actions, for how you dress and speak. It’s you being a good student. You have studied the ways of the world and mastered them, and it shows in how you carry yourself each day.

What will you abstain from to be closer to and right by God?

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Wow today’s church service was awesome and hit home with me. Walk the talk Natasha. Walk the talk 100% of the time not some of the time. Everyone is watching and most importantly so is God and Jesus.

Okay everyone so you should know what I’m going to say next. Be sure to share highlights from sermons at your church or place of worship here on my blog. Feel free to also visit and contribute to our community chat room where we can have healthy, positive, dialogue on the sermon I shared today, 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. Get yourself F.I.T. for your journey!

Love always,

Natasha

Copyright 2013. Natasha L. Foreman. Some Rights Reserved. All Prayers and Reflections are Copyright Protected by Natasha L. Foreman unless otherwise noted. breakingbreadwithnatasha.com

Saturday Recap: Natasha’s Daily Scripture, Prayer, and Reflection for 7/15/13 to 7/19/13

Happy Saturday family! I hope you are enjoying your weekend so far, and that your work week was productive and enlightening. I know that some of you may have missed one or more Breaking Bread days, so here’s your chance to catch up. Are you ready for the recap? Well, here you go..enjoy!

Monday- 7/15/13

Read the daily message here:
https://breakingbreadwithnatasha.wordpress.com/2013/07/15/natashas-daily-scripture-prayer-and-reflection-for-7-15-13/

Tuesday- 7/16/13

Read the daily message here:
https://breakingbreadwithnatasha.wordpress.com/2013/07/16/natashas-daily-scripture-prayer-and-reflection-for-7-16-13/

Wednesday- 7/17/13

Read the daily message here:
https://breakingbreadwithnatasha.wordpress.com/2013/07/17/natashas-daily-scripture-prayer-and-reflection-for-7-17-13/

Thursday- 7/18/13

Read the daily message here:
https://breakingbreadwithnatasha.wordpress.com/2013/07/18/natashas-daily-scripture-prayer-and-reflection-for-7-18-13/

Friday- 7/19/13

Read the daily message here:
https://breakingbreadwithnatasha.wordpress.com/2013/07/19/natashas-daily-scripture-prayer-and-reflection-for-7-19-13/

Don’t forget that tomorrow is 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.

God bless you all!

Natasha

Copyright 2013. Natasha L. Foreman. Some Rights Reserved. All Prayers and Reflections are Copyright Protected by Natasha L. Foreman, unless otherwise noted. breakingbreadwithnatasha.com

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.