Natasha’s Daily Scripture, Prayer, and Reflection for 10.30.14

A Different Spirit

TODAY’S SCRIPTURE
“But My servant Caleb, because he has had a different spirit and has followed Me fully, I will bring into the land which he entered, and his descendants shall take possession of it.”
(Numbers 14:24, NASB)

TODAY’S WORD from Joel and Victoria
One time in scripture, Moses sent 12 men to spy out the Promised Land. The people of Israel were camped right next door and excited about possessing the land. But after 40 days, ten of the men came back with a negative report. They said, “Moses, there are giants in the land, and we’ll never defeat them.” That negative report spread throughout the rest of the camp, and the people began to murmur and complain.

But one of the spies named Caleb said, “Moses, we are well able to defeat these people. Let us go up at once and take the land!”

It’s interesting that they all saw the same land, the same circumstances, yet they had totally different views. How could their reports be so opposite? Here’s how: Caleb had a different spirit. He saw things with a different perspective. Others were focused on the giants, but Caleb was focused on his God. The people who complained never actually made it into the Promised Land, but Caleb did. He accompanied a new generation that chose the blessing of God.

Today, you can choose to have a different spirit. Don’t listen to what everyone else says; listen to what God says. Choose to believe His Word, choose to obey Him, and He will lead you into your promised land!

A PRAYER FOR TODAY
Father, today I choose to tune out the negative voices of the world. I choose to trust in You even when no one else around me will. I thank You for the good things You are doing in my life and trust that You will fulfill every promise You’ve made to me in Jesus’ name. Amen.
— Joel & Victoria Osteen

Questions of the Day
1. What are you speaking into your life today?
2. What do you choose to believe about yourself?
3. Think of all of the negative people in your life, why do you continue to associate with them? How do you intend to blot out and ignore their negative messages?

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,
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Natasha’s Daily Scripture, Prayer, and Reflection for 10.29.14

I needed this reminder!

Overcome with Good

TODAY’S SCRIPTURE
“Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.”
(Romans 12:21, NIV)

TODAY’S WORD from Joel and Victoria
The scripture says, “We overcome evil with good.” In other words, when somebody’s rude or inconsiderate, don’t sink down to their level. Don’t be rude and inconsiderate back to them. No, if you are going to rise higher, if you are going to overcome, you have to do just the opposite. You have to show kindness, grace and mercy. It isn’t always easy; in fact, it’s almost never easy. It takes a lot of humility to treat someone with respect who is disrespecting you. But do you know what happens when you walk in humility? God gives you His grace. He empowers you to walk in His goodness. Scripture plainly says, “God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.”

Today, walk humbly with God and overcome evil with good. Show mercy and sow mercy. Receive His grace, receive His power, and receive His strength to be everything He’s called you to be.

A PRAYER FOR TODAY
Father, thank You for the grace to overcome in this life. I choose Your goodness. I choose Your ways. Help me to show Your love and walk in peace in every circumstance in Jesus’ name. Amen.
— Joel & Victoria Osteen

Natasha’s Questions of the Day
1. In what ways can you overcome evil acts with goodness?
2. How can you handle a situation when someone is being rude, mean, or abusive?
3. How do you think Jesus would instruct us to handle these situations?
4. Do you think it’s ever a good idea to simply walk away from a situation that clearly is escalating, and that can become verbally or physically combative? Why or why not?
5. How can you keep your cool when someone is yelling, cursing, and/or belittling you whether publicly or in private?
6. How did you handle the last situation when evil stared you in your face, blindsided you, or challenged you?

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.

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Natasha’s Daily Scripture, Prayer, and Reflection for 10.28.14

“This is My Servant; I strengthen Him, this is My Chosen One; I delight in Him. I have put My Spirit on Him; He will bring justice to the nations. He will not cry out or shout or make His voice heard in the streets. He will not break a bruised reed, and He will not put out a smoldering wick; He will faithfully bring justice. He will not grow weak or be discouraged until He has established justice on earth. The islands will wait for His instruction.”

“I, Yahweh, have called You for a righteous purpose, and I will hold You by Your hand. I will keep You and appoint You to be a covenant for the people and a light to the nations, in order to open blind eyes, to bring out prisoners from the dungeon, and those sitting in darkness from the prison house.

Isaiah‬ ‭42‬:‭1-4, 6-7‬ HCSB

Pray
Father thank You for birthing and sending Your son Jesus to the world. Thank You for allowing us to see and learn from both His human and spiritual side. Thank You for showing us His sacrifices for those of us too weak to commit ourselves in the same way. Thank You for giving us hope that we can one day earn our place in Your favor. Thank You for forgiving us for our faults, flaws, and absolute blunders.

As You mold me I pray for better. I pray to use my ability to speak softly when I normally would yell. I pray to use my listening skills when I normally would simply hear and react. I pray for strength and courage to overcome my dark feelings. I pray that each day I do better to serve and reflect You, in Jesus’ name. Amen.

Reflection
If we cannot do as Jesus did, as described in the scriptures above, we cannot rightly call ourselves followers of Christ, and servants of God. We definitely have no place to quote the words of Jesus, for it only makes us hypocrites for speaking what we do not practice.

Jesus’s center, being, and all-ness was God and nothing else. There was no “I” that Jesus fixated on. We are too self-absorbed, too concerned with ego and how we are impacted by decisions made and circumstances beyond our control. Instead of remembering who we are as God’s reflections and focusing on the mirror itself, we are too consumed with ourselves.

It simply is not about us. It’s all about God.

Questions of the Day
1. What are the first thoughts that come to your mind when you reflect on today’s message?
2. What do you think about when you read the verses above from Isaiah?
3. Look at a mirror. What do you see first? What do you see next? Now turn your head away and count to 10 and then look back at the mirror. What is the first thing that you notice?
4. What do you feel when looking at yourself in the mirror?
5. When you think of Jesus and His journey, what comes to mind first? What feelings do you begin to have?
6. How can you do one less thing today that is about you, and instead focus on doing or expressing something for (or about) God?

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)

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Natasha’s Daily Scripture, Prayer, and Reflection for 10.27.14

Christ has set us free for freedom. Therefore, stand firm and don’t submit to the bondage of slavery again. Galatians‬ ‭5‬:‭1‬ CEB

Pray
Father I do not want to be shackled to fear, doubt, pride, arrogance or ignorance, mine or someone else’s. I do not want to get caught in the tangled web of satan. I do not want to be consumed by limitations. I want to be free Father. Show me how to do my part each day so that I can break these binds, and live as You intend. In Jesus’ name I humbly pray. Amen.

Reflection
Today is my birthday and I have a lot to be grateful for, most importantly, my life and the fact that God has gifted it to me one more day. Without Him there would be no me and I never ever take that for granted.

The past few weeks have been rough for me as I’ve been battling mortal mind aka satan, the devil, lucifer, the enemy, “it”, etc. I’m not free and I know it, I feel it, and at times I feel like I’m being consumed by this presence.

I can tell more by the words I use to express myself and my circumstances. If my speech is sprinkled with or drowned in profanity, then I know I’m losing the fight. If I go days without posting to my Breaking Bread (and it’s not related to a hiatus) then I know I’m losing the fight.

I don’t like losing. So I’m praying for the strength and courage to fight, and to do so with skill, precision, tenacity, passion, focus, and patience. This battle is for my soul.

Think about that for a moment. Every single day the enemy plots its attack against us, to turn us away from the light, to destroy our hope, and to convince us to choose it over God. We are fighting for our souls. We are fighting for our freedom. What choice will you make today?

Questions of the Day
1. Do you want to be free?
2. Why do you want to be free?
3. In what areas of your life are you currently struggling and find yourself in bondage?
4. Can you visualize your life as a free person?
5. Can you tell when you’re under attack?
6. What do you do when you feel that you’re under attack?
7. How would you like to respond and recover from attacks?

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.

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Natasha’s Daily Scripture, Prayer, and Reflection for 10.24.14

Know Who You Are

TODAY’S SCRIPTURE
“If the whole body were an eye, where would the sense of hearing be? If the whole body were an ear, where would the sense of smell be? But in fact God has placed the parts in the body, every one of them, just as he wanted them to be.”
(1 Corinthians 12:17–18, NIV)

TODAY’S WORD from Joel and Victoria
In the New Testament, John was baptizing a crowd of people and drawing a lot of attention. Somebody came up and said, “John, are you the Christ or should we keep looking?” Without missing a beat, John said, “No, I am not the Messiah.”

See, John knew what he was, but he also knew what he was not. It’s just as important to know what you’re not because if you don’t realize your limitations, you’ll get drawn into areas that may look impressive and may feed your ego, but they are outside of your gifting and calling, outside of what God anointed you to do. Anytime you go outside of your limitations, it will be a constant struggle. Don’t let that be you! Instead, stay focused on what you’re good at. Follow peace in your heart and know who you are because God created you just the way He wants you to be!

A PRAYER FOR TODAY
Father, thank You for loving me. Thank You for choosing me and uniquely equipping me to fulfill my purpose. Help me to know my limitations. Help me to know my place in the body of Christ so that I can be effective and bring glory and honor to You in Jesus’ name. Amen.
— Joel & Victoria Osteen

Natasha’s Reflection
I don’t know about you, but I really needed to read this message today. I have a bad habit of adding a lot of things to my ‘plate’ but not everything that I’m doing is what I’m supposed to be doing. They aren’t all areas of strength, so where I’m limited I’m also mentally and physically drained. This message from Joel and Victoria Osteen has served as a huge reminder.

Questions of the Day
1. What are your strengths?
2. What are your talents?
3. What are you currently focused on that you know isn’t a strength, that you know you should delegate to (or request of) someone else, or steer away from?
4. What are you passionate about but not focusing on?
5. What are you willing to do to stay out of the way so that God can align you to where you need to be?
6. Do you know who you are?

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.

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Natasha’s Daily Scripture, Prayer, and Reflection for 10.23.14

…you and all the people of Israel need to know that this man stands healthy before you because of the name of Jesus Christ the Nazarene—whom you crucified but whom God raised from the dead. This Jesus is the stone you builders rejected; he has become the cornerstone! Salvation can be found in no one else. Throughout the whole world, no other name has been given among humans through which we must be saved.”

Acts of the Apostles‬ ‭4‬:‭10-12‬ CEB

Pray
Father You know my heart. I pray for discernment, strength, courage, and vision. I pray that I learn to immediately and consistently seek You in all things, and practice Your Son’s ways to navigate through life. In His name I pray to You, my source of all things good and great. Amen.

Reflection
I truly do want to be saved. There’s a part of me that is weak and gives in to the enemy’s tempting ways. When pressured I don’t aggressively and consistently seek out God, and turn to our Savior’s lessons to navigate my way out of circumstances. The Bible says that Jesus is the way to God.

This life is not about us, it’s about God. How are we living our lives, according to His expectations or ours?

Questions of the Day
1. How do you see your relationship with Jesus? God?
2. Do you see yourself as having two distinct relationships, one with God and one with Jesus, or one relationship where they both come together in your mind?
3. How do you view the Bible’s telling of Jesus, his life, healings, lessons, and commands?
4. How do you view Jesus? Do you view him as a man specially touched and called on by God? Do you view him as Savior? Messiah? God?
5. What do you think stops you from committing yourself 100% to God and Jesus?
6. What would you like to see change in your relationship with God and Jesus?

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.

I Don’t Think I’m Good Enough?!

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The Whole Armour Of God

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“To make it quite practical I have a very simple test. After I have explained the way of Christ to somebody I say “Now, are you ready to say that you are a Christian?” And they hesitate. And then I say, “What’s the matter? Why are you hesitating?” And so often people say, “I don’t feel like I’m good enough yet. I don’t think I’m ready to say I’m a Christian now.” And at once I know that I have been wasting my breath. They are still thinking in terms of themselves. They have to do it. It sounds very modest to say, “Well, I don’t think I’ good enough,” but it’s a very denial of the faith. The very essence of the Christian faith is to say that He is good enough and I am in Him. As long as you go on thinking about yourself like that and…

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Natasha’s Daily Scripture, Prayer, and Reflection for 10.21.14

Speak to Your Mountains

TODAY’S SCRIPTURE
“And Jesus answered them, Truly I say to you, if you have faith (a firm relying trust) and do not doubt, you will not only do what has been done to the fig tree, but even if you say to this mountain, Be taken up and cast into the sea, it will be done.”
(Matthew 21:21, AMP)

TODAY’S WORD from Joel and Victoria

We’ve all had seasons when the challenges of life feel overwhelming. During those times, it’s tempting to talk about how bad things are. Maybe you received a bad medical report, or maybe you’re facing a financial obstacle. But the more you talk about something, the bigger it becomes in your mind.

Instead, you’ve got to dig your heels in and say, “No, I am not going to give life to that defeat. I am not going to speak sickness over myself. I’m not going to speak lack. I’m not going to speak fear. I’m choosing a different report. I believe the report of the Lord which says I am blessed. I am favored. I am prosperous. I am healthy. I am whole. I’m a victor, not a victim!”

Remember, even if you don’t see how things could ever work out, God does. You’ve got to speak to those mountains in your life and declare favor over those situations.

Instead of talking to God about how big your problems are, talk to your problems about how big your God is! As you speak to your mountains, they will be moved, and you will move forward into the victory God has prepared for you!

A PRAYER FOR TODAY
Father, thank You for Your Word which is life to my spirit. I receive Your strength today and choose to speak to the mountain before me. Thank You for victory so I can move forward in the good plan You have for me in Jesus’ name! Amen.
— Joel & Victoria Osteen

Questions of the Day
1. What problems do you want to address today?
2. What problems are you ready to talk down today?
3. What issues are you ready to let go of starting today?

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 10.17.14

So what are we going to say? Gentiles who weren’t striving for righteousness achieved righteousness, the righteousness that comes from faith. But though Israel was striving for a Law of righteousness, they didn’t arrive. Why? It’s because they didn’t go for it by faith but they went for it as if it could be reached by doing something. They have tripped over a stumbling block.

Romans‬ ‭9‬:‭30-32‬ CEB

Pray
Thank You for this day Father. Thank You for my journey. I’m so grateful for all of the experiences I have been blessed to see and take part in each day. I want to be on the path that You intend Father. Please redirect me when I misstep. Please hold my tongue before I speak, so that the words I say reflect You and not the enemy. In Jesus’ name I pray to You. Amen.

Reflection
Be more focused on your commitment to God and trusting in Him no matter what, and less focused on your title as a Christian. Our faith is our righteousness, not our fixation on trying to be right.

Questions of the Day
1. What do you think most non-Christians say about the average Christian?
2. When you visualize a “Christian” what do you see and hear?
3. Are you more concerned about heaven, hell, or living life as best as you possibly can?
4. What are you personally going through in life that you believe God will see you through?

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 10.16.14

But it’s not as though God’s word has failed….
Romans‬ ‭9‬:‭6‬ CEB

Pray
Thank You Father for never failing me. I give You all the glory. Amen.

Reflection
Let me first start out by wishing my cousin Princess a happy birthday!
Now let me ask all of you a question.

When has God ever told you one thing and did something else?

As a student of His Word I haven’t came across one example of God flip-flopping on His promises. As a child of God there hasn’t been one time when He failed me.

So why do we get so disappointed when things don’t go the way we plan? Why do we cry out to Him as though He didn’t keep His promise? Is it because we verbalized in prayer or aloud the things we wanted, then took that to mean that God would answer our request just because we said we wanted something, so when our wishes don’t come true then He didn’t keep His part of the bargain?

We can’t even obey His commandments consistently or at all, yet we question His commitment to us. We really need to change our thinking.

Questions of the Day
1. What would you like to thank God for today?
2. How have you dealt with disappointment in the past?
3. If you thank God when you receive the things you desire, do you also thank Him (just because) when you don’t?
4. What was the first thing you thought about when you opened your eyes this morning?
5. What was the first thing you did when you opened your eyes this morning?
6. How could you improve your relationship with God?

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)

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Natasha’s Daily Scripture, Prayer, and Reflection for 10.15.14

Answer the Door

TODAY’S SCRIPTURE
“…Weeping may last through the night, but joy comes with the morning.”
(Psalm 30:5, NLT)

TODAY’S WORD from Joel and Victoria
Scripture says that joy comes in the morning. When you wake up each morning, God sends you a special delivery of joy. It comes knocking at your door. When you get up in faith and make the declaration that “this is going to be a good day,” do you know what you just did? You just answered the door. You just received the gift of joy that God sent to you. The problem is that some people never answer the door. Joy has been knocking for months and months, years and years saying, “Come on! Let me in! You can be happy! You can cheer up! You can enjoy your life!”

Why don’t you make up your mind to answer the door for joy! Decide to wake up every morning and say, “Father, thank You for another beautiful day. I’m going to be happy. I’m going to enjoy this day. I’m going to brighten somebody else’s life. I am choosing to answer the door and receive Your gift of joy, today!”

A PRAYER FOR TODAY
Father, thank You for joy. Thank You for peace. Thank You for walking me through the difficult times. I choose to answer the door for joy every single morning so that I can walk in the strength You have given to me in Jesus’ name. Amen.
— Joel & Victoria Osteen

Natasha’s Reflection

Life may beat you down, but God will show you the pathway to joy. I’m going through my own battles right now. I could use the positive prayers.

The more that I commit myself to God and giving to my Breaking Bread posts, the more the enemy attacks me. There is nothing off limits to the enemy. So I have to constantly remind myself that joy comes in the morning. I just need to make it through another day, and then start each day thanking God for my life.

Even through my pain and punishment, I’m still grateful for my life. I wouldn’t trade it for anyone else’s. It’s mine and my experiences. God thought enough of me to wake me and send me on my way each day. The least I could do is be grateful for the opportunity.

Questions of the Day
1. What do you want to testify about today?
2. What do you want to show gratitude for today?
3. What has God delivered you from today?
4. What do you still need to work on in your life to make your journey more joy-filled and spiritually full?

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.

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Natasha’s Daily Scripture, Prayer, and Reflection for 10.14.14

Message From Natasha
I truly needed today’s message. I hope that it helps you or someone you know suffering from a loss of joy! Please read this message and share with others.

~Natasha

Get Your Joy Back

TODAY’S SCRIPTURE
“Though you have not seen him, you love him; and even though you do not see him now, you believe in him and are filled with an inexpressible and glorious joy.”
(1 Peter 1:8, NIV)

TODAY’S WORD from Joel and Victoria
If the circumstances of life have taken away your joy, today is the day to get it back. You weren’t meant to live this life feeling drained, depressed and down. God wants you to be excited about your future and learn to enjoy each and every day.

If you don’t make the conscious effort to keep your joy, year after year you’ll get more and more solemn. Not only will the enemy rob you of the joy that belongs to you, but he’ll rob your family and friends of the gift that you have to give them. When you have joy, you can use that joy to influence the people around you for good. Joy is strength, and when you have joy, you can offer strength to the people God has placed in your life.

Today, draw the line in the sand and say, “That’s it. I’m not going to live another day negative, discouraged, sour and grumpy. I’m going to put a smile on my face. I’m going to live my life happy.” Choose to hold on to joy which is your strength so you can offer strength to people everywhere you go.

A PRAYER FOR TODAY
Father in heaven, thank You for Your love. Thank You for choosing me and molding me into Your image. Today, I invite You to fill me with Your inexpressible, glorious joy so that I can be a blessing to the people You have placed in my life in Jesus’ name. Amen.
— Joel & Victoria Osteen

Reflection from Natasha
I’m not sure about you, but this message was delivered right on time for me. Don’t let anything or anyone steal your joy. That’s God’s gift to you and no one and nothing has power and influence over what God gives you. Take it back now!

If you’re remaining silent about something that you’re supposed to be speaking up about, then stop sitting there in silence and speak the Truth! In God’s Truth you will find and receive joy. Your silence is draining you emotionally, physically, and spiritually. Stand up and cast away that darkness!

Questions of the Day
1. What are you going through right now that is stealing (or has stolen) your joy?
2. How long have you been existing in the grey space of life?
3. What healthy activities did you used to participate in that you no longer invest time in because you don’t have the energy or convince yourself that you no longer have time to do?
4. Describe yourself and your life when joy is abundantly within you?
5. Are you tired of merely existing in this state?
6. What do you want out of life?
7. If you know that joy is God’s gift to you, what are you willing to do to reclaim your gift?

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 10.13.14

We know that God works all things together for good for the ones who love God, for those who are called according to his purpose.

Romans‬ ‭8‬:‭28‬ CEB

Pray
Father I seek strength to endure and patience to wait for You. Amen.

Reflection
There are days when I have a pity party, feeling bad for myself, feeling guilty for things that I have done or said in the past, and feeling stupid for not putting God first in every decision that I’ve made. Then I’m reminded of Job. His life makes mine look like a fairytale with an awesome storyline and no darkness to ruin my ending.

When the ‘clouds’ float over you, pray for the strength and vision to see past them, and the patience to wait for God’s call. Through it all keep praising God, because you could be going through the turmoil that Job endured. We must be grateful for our blessings.

Questions of the Day
1. What would you like to testify about today?
2. How has prayer helped you recently?
3. How do you make it through the ‘cloudy’ days?

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 10.9.14

I sought the Lord and he answered me. He delivered me from all my fears. Those who look to God will shine; their faces are never ashamed. This suffering person cried out: the Lord listened and saved him from every trouble. On every side, the Lord’s messenger protects those who honor God; and he delivers them. Taste and see how good the Lord is! The one who takes refuge in him is truly happy!

Psalms‬ ‭34‬:‭4-8‬ CEB

Pray
It’s not about me Lord. It’s all about You. I pray for deliverance from the things and circumstances that keep me in bondage, even if it’s my actions—free me Lord. Humbly I pray to You Father. Giving You all the glory. Amen.

Reflection
We are God’s reflections. Look to the Source, not the reflection, for answers, saving, deliverance, healing, and completeness.

Questions of the Day
1. When was the last time you sat and spoke with God?
2. How do you view your relationship and role with God?
3. How do you define or describe the process of “seeking out the Lord”?
4. In your opinion, what does it mean to “honor God”?

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 10.8.14

Dear Breaking Bread friends and family,

When you read today’s message, please take your time and read each line focusing on the meaning and its depth. What does this all mean to you?

Today I have included a ‘meaty’ list of questions, because this topic and our role as stewards is a weighted conversation and one in which we don’t discuss thoroughly. Usually we sit on the receiving end of someone telling us what to do, but how often do we discuss the “why” and the “why I’m conflicted” aspects of this matter.

Hopefully today we can begin that discussion. Enjoy.

~Natasha

Open Windows

TODAY’S SCRIPTURE
“Bring all the tithes (the whole tenth of your income) into the storehouse, that there may be food in My house, and prove Me now by it, says the Lord of hosts, if I will not open the windows of heaven for you and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it.”
(Malachi 3:10, AMP)

TODAY’S WORD from Joel and Victoria
God promises to open the windows of heaven and pour out blessings on you today! But, you have to do your part of this verse. Your part is to be a faithful tither and be obedient to the Lord with your finances.

The truth is, we are all just stewards over the resources God has given us. When we are good and faithful stewards, the Lord entrusts us with more. He opens the windows of heaven. Have you ever thought about what kind of blessing would be so great that there would not be room enough to receive it? It may be hard to comprehend, but that’s what God’s Word promises!

Today, make the decision to be a giver. Be a tither. The tithe is the first tenth of your income. As the scripture says, get ready to prove the Lord because He is faithful. Thank Him today because He is going to pour out abundant blessings on every area of your life!

A PRAYER FOR TODAY
Father, You are so good! Thank You for choosing to bless me. Thank You for opening the windows of heaven in my life. I choose to be obedient to Your Word. I choose to be a giver. I choose to be a faithful steward of the resources You have entrusted to me in Jesus’ name. Amen.
— Joel & Victoria Osteen

Natasha’s Reflection
Wow this message hit home with me. Being a good and faithful steward of the resources that God has loaned and entrusted in us is what we’re supposed to be focused on, but how many of us can truly claim to be good and faithful stewards? I can’t.

Which leads me to the following questions….

Questions of the Day
1. Do you tithe?
2. Why do you tithe?
3. Do you tithe on your gross (before expenses paid) or net(after all expenses paid) income?
4. Do you tithe 10% or a different percentage? If different, why?
5. Do you tithe every month?
6. When you don’t tithe, what prevents you from doing so?
7. Do you ever feel conflicted about tithing? If so, what is your conflict?
8. Do you ever contribute a financial offering but choose not to also tithe?
9. What are your beliefs about tithing?
10. What could possibly change your beliefs and view on tithing?
11. Why or why do you not consider yourself a good steward of the resources God has loaned to you?

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 10.3.14

Nothing Will Be Impossible

TODAY’S SCRIPTURE
“…now nothing will be restrained from them, which they have imagined to do.”
(Genesis 11:6 KJV)

TODAY’S WORD from Joel and Victoria
In the Old Testament, the people were trying to build a tower to the heavens. The scripture says, “Nothing they imagined was impossible to them.” Their imagination was so powerful that God had to send confusion to keep them from accomplishing something for the wrong purpose.

That same principle is true today. If we can get our imagination working for the right purpose, if we will let God paint a new picture on the canvas of our heart and see ourselves as He sees us — strong, healthy, victorious — then we can rise higher and accomplish everything He’s put in our heart. It may look impossible, but if you can imagine it, if you can see it through your eyes of faith, God is saying, “Nothing will be impossible to you.” That means you can overcome addictions by forming a new image on the inside. You can break generational curses by creating the right pictures in your imagination. You can go further than you ever thought possible if you’ll keep the right vision in front of you!

A PRAYER FOR TODAY
Father, thank You for the ability to accomplish Your purpose. I set my face toward You; I set my thoughts toward You; I set my focus on Your purpose knowing that with You, nothing will be impossible in Jesus’ name! Amen!
— Joel & Victoria Osteen

Questions of the Day
1. What are you choosing to visualize and watch manifest into your life?

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 10.2.14

When the Intensity Gets Turned Up

TODAY’S SCRIPTURE
“Save us, O God of our salvation, and gather and deliver us from among the nations, that we may give thanks to your holy name and glory in your praise.”
(1 Chronicles 16:35, ESV)

TODAY’S WORD from Joel and Victoria

Whenever life gets difficult and it seems like the intensity has been turned up, that’s a sign you are closer to your victory. When those lies are bombarding your mind, when you’re tempted to get discouraged or feel like throwing in the towel, that’s not the time to back down. That’s the time to dig your heels in and put on a new attitude because you are closer to your victory.

Maybe you’ve had a lot of things come against you. It seems like the more you pray the worse it gets. You’re doing the right thing, but the wrong thing is happening. The easy thing is to say, “Forget it. I don’t have to put up with this.” “This marriage is never going to work.” “I’ll never be able to raise this child.”

Or, “I don’t like this job.” No, instead of getting discouraged, instead of going around sour and bitter, you need to say, “I’ve come too far to stop now. I’ve been through too much to back down. I realize the reason the intensity has been turned up is because I’m about to embrace my victory!”

Keep standing, keep praying, keep hoping and stay in faith even when the intensity gets turned up!

A PRAYER FOR TODAY
Father, You’ve seen everything I’ve been through. You know what I’ve had to endure. I trust that You are working behind the scenes and leading me into victory. I keep my faith and trust in You and expect to see Your mighty hand in Jesus’ name! Amen.
— Joel & Victoria Osteen

Questions of the Day
1. What things or issues are beating you up that you have contemplated giving them up, and throwing in the towel?

2. What people in your life are causing you grief and you just don’t know if you can continue tolerating them and their behavior?

3. After reading this message from Joel and Victoria Osteen, how do you feel about those things, issues, and people?

4. What are you willing to fight for, dig in your heels, get your bearings, and continue to pursue?

5. What is your specific prayer for you today?

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.