Natasha’s Daily Scripture, Prayer, and Reflection for 7.31.14

When Isaac was old and his eyes were so weak that he could not see, he called his older son Esau and said to him, “My son.” And he answered, “Here I am.” He said, “Look, I am old and do not know the day of my death.

…Then make me a delicious meal that I love and bring it to me to eat, so that I can bless you before I die.”

…Rebekah said to her son Jacob, “Listen! I heard your father talking with your brother Esau. He said, Go to the flock and bring me two choice young goats, and I will make them into a delicious meal for your father — the kind he loves. Then take it to your father to eat so that he may bless you before he dies.” Jacob answered Rebekah his mother, “Look, my brother Esau is a hairy man, but I am a man with smooth skin. Suppose my father touches me. Then I will be revealed to him as a deceiver and bring a curse rather than a blessing on myself.” His mother said to him, “Your curse be on me, my son. Just obey me and go get them for me.”

Genesis‬ ‭27‬:‭1-2, 4, 6, 9-13‬ HCSB

Pray
Father may I always honor my human father and mother as You command. I pray to right any wrong that I have committed, and that I pull myself out of situations where I would ever pit them against each other, cause conflict, or any discomfort. In Jesus’ name and in Isaac’s memory, I pray. Amen.

Reflection
Don’t allow yourself to be manipulated into deceiving family, even by family. God said honor your father and mother, not honor one and betray the other.

We all have been and will continue to be tested to see how loyal we are to our human family and our spiritual family. How will you measure up from this day forward?

Questions of the Day
1. How loyal have you been to your family since birth?

2. Can you recall some of the times when you have intentionally or naively betrayed one or more family members? What happened and how did you feel during and after your betrayal?

3. Have you ever been manipulated by a family member to betray another family member? Describe what happened.

4. What do you think is the best strategy to avoid taking part in betraying another person?

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

Copyright 2013-2014. 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 7.30.14

Don’t Just Pray to Become a Better Slave!

TODAY’S SCRIPTURE
“Therefore, say to the Israelites: ‘I am the LORD, and I will bring you out from under the yoke of the Egyptians. I will free you from being slaves to them, and I will redeem you with an outstretched arm and with mighty acts of judgment.’ ”
(Exodus 6:6, NIV)

TODAY’S WORD from Joel and Victoria
When the Israelites were in slavery, they were forced to make bricks all day long. They were given quotas that were almost impossible to meet. And at one point, Pharaoh got upset and had the supervisors take away all the straw they needed for bricks. They had the same quota, but they had to go find their own straw. No doubt they prayed, “God, please give us straw. God, You know these supervisors are going to get upset. We’re not going to make our quotas.” They had been pushed down for so long. They had such a limited vision when they were praying for more straw. In effect, they were praying to become a better slave. God said, “That’s too small. I don’t want to make you a better slave. I want to take you totally out of that bondage. I created you as the head and not the tail, the victor and not the victim.”

Today, don’t just pray for improvement in your difficult situation, pray for deliverance from it! See beyond your circumstances and let Him lead you out into the place of victory and abundance!

A PRAYER FOR TODAY
Father, today I release a slave mentality. I pray and ask for Your complete deliverance from every form of bondage in my life. Help me to think the way You think and see the way You see. Thank You for freedom all the days of my life in Jesus’ name. Amen.
— Joel & Victoria Osteen

Natasha’s Questions of the Day
1. If you could add to today’s prayer, what would you say?

Feel free to share your answers, prayers, comments, and reflections in the comment section below this post. 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, that 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

Copyright 2013-2014. 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.

Missing Posts

Dear Breaking Bread family,

I apologize. It was brought to my attention that there are some missing posts for this past week. I’m scrambling to retrieve and post them so that you can go back and reflect, ask and answer questions, and share. Once again I apologize. Expect back-to-back posts today. Thank you for your understanding and patience.

~Natasha

Natasha’s Daily Scripture, Prayer, and Reflection for 7.25.14

Happy Friday Family! I’m sending love from NYC and sharing a message that I think most of us can relate to, and a scripture that I believe I’ve shared before—but God’s Word isn’t to be rationed, but shared repeatedly so that we can embrace and live it. So please share this message with everyone you know.

God is our protector and provider.

Your Sun and Shield

TODAY’S SCRIPTURE
“For the LORD God is a sun and shield; the LORD bestows favor and honor; no good thing does he withhold from those whose walk is blameless.”
(Psalm 84:11, NIV)

TODAY’S WORD from Joel and Victoria
God wants to pour out His favor and goodness in your life. He longs to be your sun and shield. What does that mean? The sun lights our way; it keeps us warm; it nourishes the plants of the earth so that we can have food. The entire earth is sustained by its relationship to the sun, and God wants to sustain you through your relationship with Him. He wants to be your shield of protection against all the fiery darts of the enemy, and He wants to light and direct your path.

Is there someone or something else you’ve been relying on for protection or direction? Why don’t you let go of whatever you’ve been leaning on and choose to lean of God. Open your heart and trust that He has great things for your future. Receive His favor, blessing and protection today because He is your sun and shield!

A PRAYER FOR TODAY
Father, thank You for directing and guiding me. Thank You for nourishing my heart and mind as I daily put my trust in You. Show me Your ways so that I can walk with You all the days of my life in Jesus’ name! Amen.
— Joel & Victoria Osteen

Questions of the Day
1. Who or what have you been relying upon instead of God for protection or direction?

2. Why have you been relying upon this thing or person(s)?

3. What has evolved/transpired/developed as an effect of your reliance?

4. Are you satisfied with these developments? Why or why not?

5. What’s the greatest risk that you take by relying upon God for protection and direction?

6. Are you willing to take the first step in accepting this risk? Why or why not?

7. If there is something holding you back, what is it and how do you think you can overcome it?

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

Copyright 2013-2014. 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 7.22.14

God made the moon for the seasons, and the sun too, which knows when to set. You bring on the darkness and it is night, when every forest animal prowls. The young lions roar for their prey, seeking their food from God. When the sun rises, they gather together and lie down in their dens. Then people go off to their work, to do their work until evening.

Psalms‬ ‭104‬:‭19-23‬ CEB

Pray
All life, all ideas, all manifestations, are all because of You Father. The timing of all life patterns for every living is set by Your clock. You are awesome Father. I praise You. I thank You for all that You have done and made possible. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

Reflection
Read each line in today’s passage word for word, slowly. The sun knows when to set, darkness is the signal for animals to know when to prowl, while the sunrise is a notification for humans to go to work. All of His creatures work on His schedule, and He is in constant watch over our movements. That means we are never separated from God.

Questions of the Day
1. What could argument could challenge the descriptions made in today’s scripture?

2. How does today’s scripture make you feel about yourself and your circumstances, and about God and His omnipresence?

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

Copyright 2013-2014. 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 7.21.14

He Doesn’t Need a Cloud

TODAY’S SCRIPTURE
“Is anything too hard for the LORD? . . .”
(Genesis 18:14, NIV)

TODAY’S WORD from Joel and Victoria
One day, we were in the backyard on a beautiful, sunny day. We were just enjoying the blue sky when all of the sudden, out of nowhere, it began to rain even though there wasn’t a cloud in the sky. It was as blue as can be. The sun was out and very bright. But for about three minutes, there was this downpour. We thought, “Where in the world is this rain coming from?”

It was like God was saying, “I can make it rain whenever I want to. I can use a little cloud, a big cloud or no cloud. I’m God. I’m the All Powerful Creator of the universe. When I say rain, I don’t need a cloud. When I say healing, I don’t have to have medicine. When I say promotion, I don’t need your boss’s approval. When I say abundance, I don’t need a bank. I’m not limited by the natural. I’m a supernatural God.”

Whatever you are facing today, know that God has the answer no matter what things look like in the natural. Trust Him because He can make a way where there seems to be no way. He can make something out of nothing, and He doesn’t need a cloud to make it rain!

A PRAYER FOR TODAY
Father, I praise You today because You are worthy. I trust that You are working behind the scenes on my behalf. I believe that You can make a way out of no way, and I look for Your rain of blessing in every area of my life in Jesus’ name. Amen.
— Joel & Victoria Osteen

Questions of the Day
1. What’s the first thing that comes to your mind after reading today’s message?

2. Which of your personal and/or professional issues first came to mind?

3. What other examples come to mind when you think of God showing that He can’t be placed into a box or category?

4. Which of your issues are you ready to release fully over to Him?

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

Copyright 2013-2014. 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 6.17.14

Let my whole being bless the Lord! Let everything inside me bless his holy name! Let my whole being bless the Lord and never forget all his good deeds: how God forgives all your sins, heals all your sickness, saves your life from the pit, crowns you with faithful love and compassion, and satisfies you with plenty of good things so that your youth is made fresh like an eagle’s.

(‭Psalms‬ ‭103‬:‭1-5‬ CEB)

Pray
There is nothing or no one better, greater, or more powerful than You Father. I praise You! Let me show You through action not just words. Trying my best daily to follow the instruction of my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, I will work to speak less and do more. Amen.

Reflection
All that He does for you, what do you do to honor Him and the relationship that You have with Him?

Questions of the Day
1. Do you think you’re capable of letting your “whole being bless the Lord”?

2. Considering all of the blessings that you can recall from memory, reflect on what you don’t remember or never associated as your blessing—how do you view your relationship with God at this point?

3. What do you think of today’s message? How does it make you feel?

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

Copyright 2013-2014. 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 7.16.14

The Power to Make a Change

TODAY’S SCRIPTURE
“I will praise the LORD at all times. I will constantly speak his praises.”
(Psalm 34:1, NLT)

TODAY’S WORD from Joel and Victoria
When you wake up in the morning, do you expect the goodness of God in your life? Do you set the tone of the day for success, favor and blessing?

It doesn’t matter what happened yesterday, last week, last month or last year; today is a new day. This moment, you have the power to make a change in your life. Things may be bad all around you. People may be negative, complaining and discouraged, but don’t let that spirit rub off on you. Instead, choose to bless the Lord at all times. Let His praise continually be in your mouth. Remember, the path of the righteous is like the light of dawn shining brighter and brighter until the full day.

Stay determined to set the tone for each new day by speaking words of faith over your future. As you do, you’ll enlarge your vision and make room for God to do amazing things in every area of your life!

A PRAYER FOR TODAY
Father, I choose to bless You at all times. I choose to set the tone to receive Your favor, grace and mercy. Thank You for Your faithfulness to me and for giving me the power to make a change in my life in Jesus’ name. Amen!
— Joel & Victoria Osteen

Natasha’s Questions of the Day
1. What in or about your life would you like to celebrate today?

2. Is your vision for your life limited by your past or present circumstances, or is it broadened through the faith of what tomorrow can bring?

3. What ‘crutch’ would you like to release that has been holding you back from experiencing greatness?

4. How has God changed your life this year?

Feel free to share your answers, prayers, comments, and reflections in the comment section below this post. 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, that 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

Copyright 2013-2014. 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.

Breaking Bread Apology From Natasha

I want to apologize to each and every one of you. I took a break from my daily posts. I took a break from my other blogs. I even took a break from my 140-character tweets, quick Facebook posts, and the instant image posts on Instagram because I needed a break. I needed a detox. Literally.

I needed to go through some things fully and authentically, and without “distractions” or “excuses” for not being present in my present life. I also am in day 5 of a 10-day blood sugar detox (to rid my body of all junk food, sugar, gluten, toxins, etc.), and leading into it I needed to make sure that I was fully “present”.

Let me be specific in my apology. It’s not that I took the break that I apologize, but rather that I didn’t give you any notice of my break. I just left all of you “hanging” and for that I sincerely apologize. I must do a better job at communicating. The only time I should ‘disappear’ without notice is when I physically or mentally am unable to communicate. Other than that, I should post something to let you know that I will be absent from the Breaking Bread journey for a moment.

Once again I apologize. I have a Sunday Sermon post from this past Sunday that I would like to share with you later today. I think it’s such a waste to keep it to myself, so I hope that you will (look forward to) reading it later today.

Now if you would join me, let’s move along and reflect on today’s scripture and prayer. Shall we?

My next post will be the scripture, prayer, and reflection for today. I look forward to your comments.

Love always,
Natasha

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Natasha’s Daily Scripture, Prayer, and Reflection for 7.15.14

Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will lift you up.

James‬ ‭4‬:‭10‬ CEB

Pray
Father thank You for this day. Your gift to me that I accept. Thank You for the humbling experiences. Thank You for the passing moments. Thank You for the pain, frustration, misery, guilt, shame, tears, and fear. I thank You for these things because through it all I still have You.

Through it all I am still here, still standing, and still testifying about Your greatness. I thank You for all that I have gone through and am going through because these experiences peel back the false layers of “me” and reveal the true me which is a reflection of You.

I thank You for this pain and for the deep valleys and steep mountains that I have been subjected to, because I know that You are allowing me to take this journey for my own good, to strengthen me, to remind me that You are always here and that You are my All in All. Thank You Father for answering my prayers. In Jesus’ name I humbly pray and give thanks to You. Amen.

Reflection
I opened my Bible today to this chapter and quickly noted that I had used the passage before. I checked, and indeed I had used it in 2011. But I was still moved to share it today because it touched me and in my heart I believed that it would touch others, possibly even you.

I hope it has.

Life has tons of bumps, thorns, valleys, pits, hurdles, borders, mountains, and barriers. To experience them and live through those experiences is a blessing, and only possible because of God. L

Be grateful.

Be grateful for waking up each day even if you want to stay in bed and hide from the world. God wakes you to face the world, face your challenges, face the enemy, and to face yourself. Don’t disrespect Him by pulling the covers over your head. Get up and see what He has in store for you!

I often pray for God’s molding, strength, courage, enlightenment, wisdom, growth, deeper faith, more hope and patience, and perseverance. I honestly don’t think deep and long about what I will have to truly endure in order to receive these gifts. To gain these gifts from God I have to go through the trials and tribulations. I have to feel and experience all of the emotions that come from taking the human approach over the spiritual one. I have to go through the roller coaster ride to see why God’s way was better than mine. I have to experience the good and the bad, the joy and the pain, so that I can realize that all things are made possible by God.

If Jesus, David, Joseph, Samson, Job, and so many others can endure what they went through then why can’t we? Why can’t I? Jesus sacrificed the most, for all of us, yet some of us act as though the world is going to end or like life isn’t worth living because we’re lacking the modern conveniences associated with wealth. Some of us merely exist in a dark ‘cloud’ because a loved one was promoted from this level of existence to a better one. Instead of celebrating and honoring that person’s life and legacy, we live our lives the way they would not want us to live. We dishonor them and our Father. We hurt Him when we do not live right, act right, and humbly accept our blessings.

Humble yourselves and watch how you’re lifted up in every aspect of your life! I’m learning. I’m learning.

Questions of the Day
1. What do you want most in life? List them out 1-10(+)

2. Describe what life would be like if you had all of the things you desire?

3. Who would play a role in helping you get that new life?

4. Did you have all, most, or some of these things before? If so, which ones? How did you feel living this way?

5. What is preventing you from having that life right now?

6. Looking at your life right now in the present, since you don’t have all of the things that you desire, what have you done or not done that has caused you to be where you are right now in life?

7. Of the things you listed in question 1, how many of those things are:
– material?
– spiritual?
– emotional?
– physical, but not material?

8. If your answer (or one of your answers) to question 5 was “money”, what is preventing you from having that money?

9. What do you think God wants you to see, realize, and embrace about your ideal, dream list?

10. What do you think God wants you to see, realize, and embrace about your current life?

11. Comparing your current life with your ideal life, describe a life that you could be comfortable with if not the one you described in questions 1 and 2.

12. What are your thoughts now about your life?

Take a few moments to get in a comfortable seating position. Now close your eyes, breathe slowly (and don’t move any part of your body) as you allow your mind to freely bring in, untangle, clear away, and address everything that’s funneling in, and the issues that you are going through. God is trying to communicate to you through people and circumstances. The most important two questions are:

– Are you listening?
– Are you obediently responding in a favorable way?

Close your eyes and just listen.

Feel free to share your answers, prayers, comments, and reflections in the comment section below this post. 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, that 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

Copyright 2013-2014. 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.