Saturday Recap: Natasha’s Daily Scripture, Prayer, and Reflection for 11/25/13 to 11/29/13

Happy Saturday family! I hope that you had an awesome week and Thanksgiving. I find it amazing to know that Thanksgiving and Chanukah were celebrated on the same day this year. The last time this occurred was in 1888, and will occur again in 2070 (as long as our country doesn’t change the enacted federal law for celebrating Thanksgiving). Well I know you aren’t reading this recap to receive a history lesson on Thanksgiving and Chanukah, so here’s what you have been waiting for…
 
 
 Monday- 11/25/13
 
 Read the daily message here:
 https://breakingbreadwithnatasha.wordpress.com/2013/11/25/natashas-daily-scripture-prayer-and-reflection-for-11-25-13/
 
 
 Tuesday- 11/26/13
 
 Read the daily message here:
 https://breakingbreadwithnatasha.wordpress.com/2013/11/26/natashas-daily-scripture-prayer-and-reflection-for-11-26-13/
 
 
 Wednesday- 11/27/13
 
 Read the daily message here:
 https://breakingbreadwithnatasha.wordpress.com/2013/11/27/natashas-daily-scripture-prayer-and-reflection-for-11-27-13/
 
 
 Thursday- 11/28/13 Happy Thanksgiving!
 
 Read the daily message here:
 https://breakingbreadwithnatasha.wordpress.com/2013/11/28/natashas-daily-scripture-prayer-and-reflection-for-11-28-13/
 
 
 Friday- 11/29/13
 
 Read the daily message here:
 https://breakingbreadwithnatasha.wordpress.com/2013/11/29/natashas-daily-scripture-prayer-and-reflection-for-11-29-13/
 
 
 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.
 
 God bless you all!
 
 Natasha
 
 Copyright 2013. Natasha Foreman Bryant. Some Rights Reserved. All Prayers and Reflections are Copyright Protected by Natasha Foreman Bryant, 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 11.29.13

But the leader of the synagogue, indignant because Jesus had healed on the Sabbath, responded by telling the crowd, “There are six days when work should be done; therefore come on those days and be healed and not on the Sabbath day.”
 
 Luke 13:14 HCSB
 
 Pray
 Father may I never miss the opportunity to do good, to help others, to heal or be healed because of my limited thinking, or because of the influence of those with limited thinking. In Jesus’ name. Amen.
 
 Reflection
 Jesus taught and demonstrated that God’s love and healing power is not limited, restricted, or confined to specific days of the week, or seasons of the year. Jesus healed seven days a week and dared anyone to stop him. Jesus challenged people to think rationally and logically about healing and working on the sabbath—asking if they would allow prized livestock to drown or be lost simply because an incident took place on the sabbath.
 
 Never pass on the opportunity to share God’s light. Happy Friday family. Enjoy your weekend!
 
 Love always,
 
 Natasha
 
 Copyright 2013. Natasha Foreman Bryant. Some Rights Reserved. All Prayers and Reflections are Copyright Protected by Natasha Foreman Bryant, 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 11.28.13

In the same way, let your light shine before men, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father in heaven.
 
 Matthew 5:16 HCSB
 
 Pray
 Father I give thanks to You, Your son and my savior, Jesus Christ, and to those servants who do Your good works. May I give as fully and as freely. Giving You all the glory. Amen.
 
 Reflection
 Give thanks today not for the commercialized holiday, but for the spiritual relevance and application in your life. Be the giver that you want to see in others.
 
 Love always,
 
 Natasha
 
 Copyright 2013. Natasha Foreman Bryant. Some Rights Reserved. All Prayers and Reflections are Copyright Protected by Natasha Foreman Bryant, 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 11.27.13

There he found a man named Aeneas, who was paralyzed and had been bedridden for eight years. Peter said to him, “Aeneas, Jesus Christ heals you. Get up and make your bed,” and immediately he got up.
 
 Acts 9:33, 34 HCSB
 
 Pray
 Father heal me of all inflictions, fears, doubts, and pain. I believe that there are no limits to You and Your healing power. I believe that You sent Your son to give hope, to show us the way to You, and to show us how to live our lives and love others, as You intend. I want to serve Your Kingdom fully. Help me Lord. In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.
 
 Reflection
 With the same conviction Peter commanded Aeneas to get up, without doubt or hesitation Aeneas stood up. Aeneas believed without question. He believed in God’s healing and in God’s servants ability to heal through His power. How awesome would life be to have that faith and belief. Think about it.
 
 Love always,
 
 Natasha
 
 Copyright 2013. Natasha Foreman Bryant. Some Rights Reserved. All Prayers and Reflections are Copyright Protected by Natasha Foreman Bryant, 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 11.26.13

I said to Yahweh, “You are my Lord; I have nothing good besides You.”
 
 Psalms 16:2 HCSB
 
 Pray
 Father there is nothing and no one better, greater, stronger, wiser, more loving, more powerful, more capable, or more forgiving than You. Thank You for loving me fully. Amen.
 
 Reflection
 Consider if you loved as deeply, fully, and unconditionally as God does. Can you even fathom it?
 
 Lovingly your sister in Christ,
 
 Natasha
 
 Copyright 2013. Natasha Foreman Bryant. Some Rights Reserved. All Prayers and Reflections are Copyright Protected by Natasha Foreman Bryant, unless otherwise noted.
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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 11.25.13

“I tell you the truth,” He said. “This poor widow has put in more than all of them. For all these people have put in gifts out of their surplus, but she out of her poverty has put in all she had to live on.”
 
 Luke 21:3, 4 HCSB
 
 Pray
 Father may I give of myself and my belongings as the widow. May I give even when I don’t think that I have anything left to give. May I have the patience and compassion to see in others Your love and Light, and may I do so with the humbleness of the widow. May I always see my cup as overflowed, and be willing to share my blessings with those who need it most.
 
 May I be quick to forgive even the most disgraceful. May I leave judgment even of the treacherous only to You. Even when it is time for me to end a relationship because it has reached its season, or fulfilled its reason, may I do so quickly and with love.
 
 Keep my head and heart on the right path, never lowering myself to the depths of others who are in pain, but rather may I share Your Truth and pray for them that they might find and embrace Your peace. Each day may I empty myself and still feel full. In Jesus’ name. Amen.
 
 Reflection
 Reject and rebuke the sense of entitlement that plagues many of our nations, communities, and families. The humble are not predators. God’s servants are not to be bullies and antagonists. God’s servants don’t succumb to the darkness of revenge. God’s servants don’t try to humiliate, embarrass, or de-dignify others.
 
 Look through the Bible and find the stories of various widows who humbly served and gave of themselves—their gifts and service far-exceeded the elitists and wealthy. Even in loss they were wealthier and more blessed than their so-called counterparts. Even when others mistreated them, ridiculed them, called them names, and tried to embarrass them, these women kept their heads up and walked with grace. We all have a lot to learn from them.
 
 Love always,
 
 Natasha
 
 Copyright 2013. Natasha Foreman Bryant. Some Rights Reserved. All Prayers and Reflections are Copyright Protected by Natasha Foreman Bryant, 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.
 
 

Saturday Recap: Natasha’s Daily Scripture, Prayer, and Reflection for 11/18/13 to 11/22/13

Happy Saturday family! I’ve been posting all week from mostly-sunny Southern California, my birthplace and first home. I say mostly-sunny, because we’ve had a few rainy days (crazy to imagine right?) Other than that, it has been an awesome trip.
 
 I hope that you have had an amazing week. I hope that if you didn’t see it as amazing, that you saw it as productive, or as a blessing (because you’re here today). Maybe you feel and acknowledge all three. If so, that’s triply awesome! Now here’s a question for all of you, are you ready for this week’s recap? Well here you go..
 
 
 Monday- 11/18/13
 
 Read the daily message here:
 https://breakingbreadwithnatasha.wordpress.com/2013/11/18/natashas-daily-scripture-prayer-and-reflection-for-11-18-13/
 
 
 Tuesday- 11/19/13
 
 Read the daily message here:
 https://breakingbreadwithnatasha.wordpress.com/2013/11/19/natashas-daily-scripture-prayer-and-reflection-for-11-19-13/
 
 
 Wednesday- 11/20/13
 
 Read the daily message here:
 https://breakingbreadwithnatasha.wordpress.com/2013/11/20/natashas-daily-scripture-prayer-and-reflection-for-11-20-13/
 
 
 Thursday- 11/21/13
 
 Read the daily message here:
 https://breakingbreadwithnatasha.wordpress.com/2013/11/21/natashas-daily-scripture-prayer-and-reflection-for-11-21-13/
 
 
 Friday- 11/22/13
 
 Read the daily message here:
 https://breakingbreadwithnatasha.wordpress.com/2013/11/22/natashas-daily-scripture-prayer-and-reflection-for-11-22-13/
 
 
 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 attend church here in California, and if I do, I will post my notes from the service.
 
 God bless you all!
 
 Natasha
 
 Copyright 2013. Natasha Foreman Bryant. Some Rights Reserved. All Prayers and Reflections are Copyright Protected by Natasha Foreman Bryant, 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.