Natasha’s Daily Scripture, Prayer, and Reflection for 1.6.15

Now Deborah, a prophetess, the wife of Lappidoth, was judging Israel at that time. She used to sit under the palm tree of Deborah between Ramah and Bethel in the hill country of Ephraim; and the sons of Israel came up to her for judgment. Now she sent and summoned Barak the son of Abinoam from Kedesh-naphtali, and said to him, “Behold, the LORD, the God of Israel, has commanded, ‘Go and march to Mount Tabor, and take with you ten thousand men from the sons of Naphtali and from the sons of Zebulun.

Deborah said to Barak, “Arise! For this is the day in which the LORD has given Sisera into your hands; behold, the LORD has gone out before you.” So Barak went down from Mount Tabor with ten thousand men following him.

Judges‬ ‭4‬:‭4-6, 14‬ NASB

Pray
Father I pray for insight and discernment to make sense of the senseless and see through the facades; that I might have the courage to take all paths that You lay before me, and the strength to endure. I pray for these things in Jesus’ name, as a believer in Christ. Amen.

Reflection
Let me start off by wishing my aunt, Debborah Foreman, a very happy birthday. I love you Debbie!

My aunt Debborah is a devoted child of God, with insight and wisdom that she never takes for granted. Her humility is beautiful. In a world of arrogance and greed, we can be turned away by the vileness of the dark we see and experience, so when I see light I stop and appreciate it for as long as possible.

I value my aunt’s strength and courage. I value her love for family and justice. She is a giver and has taught me so much about giving and serving, and listening to God’s voice within. I regret the numerous times over the years when I didn’t heed her warnings and take her advice, where she clearly stood in as a intercom system for God.

What if Barak hadn’t listened to Deborah? Imagine the numerous other times when Deborah was of great service to others, but her stories have been edited out of the version we possess.

Do you have a Deborah or a Debborah in your life that you would like to acknowledge and honor?

Questions of the Day
1.What would you like to say about the Deborah/Debborah in your life?
2. What would you like to add to today’s prayer?
3. What came to mind as you read today’s message?

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

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Love always,
Natasha

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4 thoughts on “Natasha’s Daily Scripture, Prayer, and Reflection for 1.6.15

  1. Damion Wallace says:

    I am a little late but feel I have to chime in on the Debborah in my life. You see, my Debborah is the same one that Natasha speaks of in her very own reflection. Debborah Foreman is my first cousin and for lack of any other way to decsribe what she means to me, is like a second mother and best friend to me. My cousin “Debbie” means the world to me and I will ever be so grateful for all of life’s lessons that she has taught me. At the early age of 12, I lost my mother, Florene Newton Wallace, to lung cancer. As you could imagine, this was a tough thing to experience at such a young and not so ripe age. Well, besides my dad and my older siblings Debbie was the one other person I could remember who stepped in and heled to fill the gap left there by my mother who was gone to soon. Debbie was the first to come and pick me up to go and get a haircut. Debbie was the first to come and take this young guy shopping for all the cool clothes. Debbie was the only person to ever take me to see a stage performance at a theatre. It was actually Pinocchio. Oh what a treat that was. LOL! Most importantly, Debbie was the first person to come and pick me up to spend the day with her on Sunday’s to go to church and learn about God’s love, grace, and mercies. This later turned into an every Sunday thing for us and this is one of the things in life that I miss the most; since I now live so far away. Anyway, what my cousin Debbie represents to me is joy, peace, kindness, but most of all LOVE!
    I texted her on her birthday and she texted me back an always inspiring and heart filled thank you. I thought I’d just stop by here to commend Natasha for ackowledging our angel, and to say once again Happy Birthday to my cousin Debborah “Debbie” Foreman. We love you Debbie!

  2. Debborah Foreman says:

    FROM: DEBBORAH FOREMAN

    My sweet Damion and Tasha: You have no idea how your messages have touched my heart. It is me that is grateful for you allowing me a place to open my heart fully and share unconditionally . You are both two of the purest and sweetest beings I know, and in this moment, I truly thank God for the wonderful gift of you Damion (NeNe) and you Tash. With tears in my eyes, know that my life and my heart would remain forever unfulfilled had you not been part of it. You both gave/give me a place in which my love will always feel safe and will forever grow. I hope you can feel my “love vibe” coming through here, because I promise you . .. it is pretty intense. YOU ARE BOTH SUCH A JOY IN MY LIFE AND I THANK YOU FOR REMINDING ME, IN SPITE OF OBSTACLES, HOW BLESSED I TRULY AM. Love really does make everything OK.

    I could go on and on about family and love and how fortunate we all are. I think of my mentors when I was young. They were Othermommy, Otherdaddy and Florene. They truly taught me about unconditional love and I remember them doing so many of the same things you both say I did for you. So, I guess the lesson here is all about sharing what has been shared with us . . . and from that, everyone is blessed.

    I love you both so much and please know that I will always be here for you . . . no matter the distance.

    Debbie

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