Natasha’s Daily Scripture, Prayer, and Reflection for 9.30.15

Scripture

Do not forget the things your eyes have seen or let them slip from your heart as long as you live. Teach them to your children and to their children after them.

Deuteronomy 4:9 NIV

Pray
What I know, You have told me, shown me, and allowed me to see, hear, and experience. My healings are my testimonies. I hold what I know close to my heart. I will never let them go. I will never give anyone or anything credit for the work that You have done in my life. Even in heartache You have blessed me. May generations of my offspring praise You even more than I do. I love You Father. Amen.

Reflection
Teaching God’s Truth must be done generationally. It is not good enough that those in your age range know; the younger generations must know, and it must create a generationally domino effect that is never ceasing. God’s Love is never ending, His healing is never limited, so why should our commitment to Him have a time limit? Why should we not do our part to make sure that our children’s great great great great grandchildren know how good and great God is?

Children grow up to be adults, and they need the foundation of God’s Word to guide and strengthen them. Teach them now.

Questions of the Day
1. What would you like to add to today’s prayer and/or reflection?

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 2013-2015. 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 9.29.15

Scripture

As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.

Joshua 24:14 NASB

Pray
There is no other source that my home will turn to except You Father. I will strive each day to make sure that my family’s eyes, hearts, and minds are set on You. Humbly I declare this in Jesus’ name. Amen.

Reflection
You make the determination; either your family will serve God or serve someone or something else. Either you believe or you don’t. God gives us the choice, but He expects us to choose—commit one way or the other—no hopscotching or double-dutching back and forth.

What is your choice?

Questions of the Day
1. What do you think of today’s message?
2. What would you like to add to today’s prayer and/or reflection?
3. Are you ever conflicted about your service of and for 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 2013-2015. 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 9.28.15

Scripture
We will tell the next generation the praiseworthy deeds of the Lord, His power, and the wonders He has done. 
Psalm 78:4 NIV

Pray

It is my intention to share Your goodness with the world, for generations yet born, to know and love You Father. I will do my part to make this so. I will praise Your name publicly, using all resources available to me. I will tell friend and foe, family and stranger. In Jesus’ name I pledge this to You. Amen. 

Reflection

If believers don’t tell the world about God’s goodness, then who will? If believers don’t speak and teach the children about God’s amazing work, then who will? 
If believers don’t walk the walk, then the world is left to guess what a Christian is and is not. Do you really want people to label you based on their understanding of skewed intel and misinformation, or based on God’s Word as a measurement? 
Your individual legacy is in your hands. Our Christian legacy rests in our individual and collective journey. What will the world say about you in 100+ years? What will the world say about Christianity in 100+ years? 
We must live lives bigger than ourselves. Reach farther, go deeper, think broader, and always strive for excellence in all things, all circumstances, and all relationships. 
Are you ready to step your game up?
Let’s do this!

Questions of the Day
1. What would you like to add to today’s prayer and/or reflection?

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 2013-2015. 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 9.23.15

Scripture

I do you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood good, a holy nation, a people belonging to God, that you may declare the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His wonderful light. 
1 Peter 2:9 NIV
Pray

Thank You for this day Father. As a gift I embrace it fully, and will make the decision to be present, so that I can fully appreciate what today has to offer. Thank You for Your love and care. Amen. 
Reflection

Look at today and what it offers. Don’t be concerned about tomorrow, God has that covered. Don’t dwell on the past, it’s behind you. If you can, learn from that history so that you don’t repeat the mistakes. But remember that you can’t stand strong or move forward with one foot in the past, and one trying to fast-track to the future. You’re bound to stumble and fall. 
Questions of the Day

1. What do you think of today’s message?

2. What would you like to add to today’s prayer and/or reflection?

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 2013-2015. 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 9.22.15

Scripture 

I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened, so that you may know what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints, and what is the surpassing greatness of His power toward us who believe. 
Ephesians 1:18, 19 NASB
Pray

Father I want to thank You for my blessings. I know that I don’t deserve them, but Your love, mercy, and grace overshadow any deficiency that I might have. Thank You Father. Amen. 
Reflection

Be grateful for all of the gifts, blessings, talents, and special qualities that God has given you. What He intends for you, is for you. Don’t be concerned or consumed by what others have, or how their lives appear to be in comparison to yours. God never gives to others what He intends for you, and vice versa. Besides, the grass always looks greener from the other side. And if by chance the other grass happens to be greener, understand that it requires more work, consistency, and time to get and keep that greener grass. Maybe if you invested the extra work and time, and consistently did so, your grass would be as green if not greener than the other. 
Questions of the Day

1. What do you think of today’s message?

2. What would you like to add to today’s prayer and/or reflection?

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 2013-2015. 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 9.21.15

Scripture

Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting. 
Psalm 139:23-24 NIV
Pray

Father You know me. I trust You. I release all to You. In Jesus’ name. Amen. 
Reflection

I know that I’m a work in progress and that God is constantly molding me, and molding out of me all that displeases Him. I don’t need to be concerned with aligning with the world, or the people in it. My focus, and your focus, should be on aligning with God’s way and wishes. 
I read this beautiful reflection share by DaySpring that said:

“You are the only you the world has. The only one we really need. The only one who, according to Psalm 139, has been…examined by God, protected by Him, followed by Him, carefully created by Him, known by Him, blessed by Him, guided by Him, seen by Him, strengthened by Him, supported by Him, led by Him.”
That says it all folks!
Questions of the Day

1. What do you think of today’s message?

2. What would you like to add to today’s prayer and/or reflection?

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 2013-2015. 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 9.17.15

Scripture 
But now, this is what the Lord says— He who created you… “Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have summoned you by name; you are Mine.”
Isaiah 43:1 NIV
Pray

You have great plans for me Father and I’m excited at what You still have in store for me. There have been times when I’ve stumbled, fallen, stalled, lost my way, ran away, and froze in absolute fear. There have been times when I doubted, questioned, and even tried to reason with You. You love me so much that You have forgiven me, laughed at my silliness, redirected my steps, picked me up, and protected me even when I foolishly disobeyed You. Thank You Father. 
I know that I don’t deserve all that You have given me and all that You have done for me. Thank You for Your unwavering love and patience. There is no source greater, more loving, more giving, or more capable than You. I praise You in the name of Jesus and in the name of those who sacrificed in obedience to You. Amen.  
Reflection 

God chose you, set you apart from everyone else, and appointed you to do specific things in His name. 
He didn’t tell you your time limit. He just reminds you that there is one, and every second of the day you have to choose how best to use that time. 
What will you do?
I’m making an effort each day to place God 1st, me and my family 2nd, and my career 3rd; in all that I do I’m working to make sure that every decision is God-centered, and that I keep my priorities in order. I can’t have family and career without God. 
How can I ask to be a priority for God, to be healed and protected by Him, but then put Him anywhere and everywhere except first in my life?
What place, what role, what position does God stand in your life? 
Questions of the Day

1. What do you think of today’s message?

2. What would you like to add to today’s prayer and/or reflection?

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 2013-2015. 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 9.16.15

Scripture
Your beauty should not come from outward adornment, such as braided hair and the wearing of gold jewelry and fine clothes. Instead, it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God’s sight. 
1 Peter 3:3,4 NIV
Pray

I know that life as I know it is temporary; my looks are temporary; and the worldly possessions I have are for a limited time. What I know to be everlasting are the intangibles in life that You give me, that people can feel through interaction, and see through my deeds. I want more of the priceless poured into my cup, because these intangibles are the only things that I can take with me throughout my eternal journey. Thank You Father for Your constant love. Amen. 
Reflection

Sometimes we are so consumed by our outward appearance, that we forget that the long-lasting impression that the world will have will not be with how good we look or smell, or what fancy label from our clothing or accessories we can flash; it will be the energy that we project to the world that they will either embrace or reject. You can be supermodel hot on the outside, but have the energy of a troll on the inside. 
Ugly is ugly and darkness is darkness, no matter how you try to mask it. 
I’ve been asked plenty of times why I don’t spend a great amount of time getting “dolled up” and glamorous, even for huge black tie galas. My answer is simple; all of that is temporary, it’s how I treat each person that I interact with that means the most. I can be glitz and glam on the outside, but then treat people as though they are beneath me, or that I do t want to be bothered with their presence. People aren’t going to say, “wow she’s so beautiful”. Nope. Their going to say “wow she’s such a #*%^#”. You can fill in the blanks with whatever negative word you can think of, because they would all apply. 
Now don’t get me wrong, I can still get glam and pour love and dignity into others. But what I’m saying is, if I had to choose between spending an extra 30-90 minutes trying to look like an airbrushed supermodel, or spending that time looking into the eyes and hearts of people—I will choose the latter each and every time. I can go home and reflect on how great I looked in comparison to the other women that were in the room. Or I can go home and reflect on all of the people that I shared great energy and a connection with. My first option has a temporary shelf life. The latter is longer lasting and can lead to deeper connections with people. 
I’ve had makeup artists who can’t wait to get their hands on my face so I can be their walking billboard. Oh they go on and on about how they love my eyes, nose, lips, and what they could do to my eyebrows. Each and every time they ask to draw on my canvas, I respectfully decline. I’m cool. I’ve got my lipstick or lip gloss, eye liner, and if I’m really in the mood I have some mascara and eye shadow that I can dab on real quick—5 minutes flat and I’m done. Add the 7-10 minutes to shower and dress; let’s go!
I made an exception on my wedding day and let a makeup artist dazzle me up. She dazzled and I slowly disappeared in many ways; I felt and looked different, so different that even my husband said that day that I didn’t look like me. When we took a break from the reception to change into more comfortable clothes, and I began to wipe off the layers of makeup—he looked at me and said, “there you are!” 
Don’t get me wrong, I like fashion; I have tons of clothes, have enjoyed carrying around my handbags and torturing my feet with cute shoes, I even have colorful eyeshadow palettes to play with—but none of that defines me, and that’s not how I want to be defined. I’m a servant leader who wants the world to see God’s love and light flow from me no matter how I’m dressed, or what I look like. 
I remind myself that looks are temporary; what if there was a circumstance that changed my outward appearance, would that change my inward appearance? If I’m pretty on the outside but ugly on the inside, and then I lose the outward prettiness, then I seriously doubt I would miraculously become pretty on the inside. 
I truly believe that my perceived outward beauty has a great deal more to do with my inward beauty; what I project from within does something extra to my shell. Because I don’t look that hot when I’m sad or angry. But even I smile brighter when I see my smile. My smile reflects my peace and joy within. 
I’ve met a lot of outwardly beautiful women who spewed ugliness from within. Their venom was like a green fog that followed behind them, and crept slowly ahead of them to alert you of their presence. Once the mask comes off, no matter how much you try to convince yourself of something different, you know what you saw. I’ve made it a habit of steering clear of them, or limiting my interaction, because I don’t want their “funk” to jump on me. 
Energy is contagious, both good and bad rubs off on all of those in close proximity. It’s like the movie “Devil’s Advocate” with Al Pacino and Keanu Reeves. Keanu’s character couldn’t see behind the glitz, glamour, and beauty like his wife could. He couldn’t see it until it was almost too late. 
I don’t want to waste time with smoke and mirrors. What you see is what you get when you deal with me. 
“I will stick with genuine and authentic for ‘priceless’ Chuck”. Yes, I just threw in a corny game show reference. Smile. After such a long reflection, I had to try to make you laugh.
Questions of the Day

1. What do you think of today’s message?

2. What would you like to add to today’s prayer and/or reflection?

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 2013-2015. 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 9.15.15

Scripture
For You formed my inward parts; You wove me in my mother’s womb. I will give thanks to You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Wonderful are Your works, And my soul knows it very well. 
Psalm 139:13-14 NASB
Pray

There’s no one who can love me like You Father. There’s no one who can bless me like You do. I want to honor You through my walk, talk, and thoughts. I want a genuine relationship with You Father. I want a relationship where I’m not just taking, but I’m giving. I want to do right by You. Humbly I pray. Amen. 
Reflection 

There is no person or being who knows you like God. As our Creator, every millimeter of our bodies are known to Him. Every thought, past, present, and future He knows. Every thing that we have ever done, even in what we considered secret, He has seen. 
So knowing this greatness, this all-in-all powerhouse, we have choices in life; we can choose to give ourselves fully over to Him without hesitation; we can choose to have a conditional relationship with God and hold out on truly committing until we run out of options; we also can choose to not believe and trust in Him. 
I can admit that once I hit my pre-teen years I began to have a conditional relationship with God. I wanted Him to keep me safe, healthy, fed, clothed, loved, and nurtured. In return I would admit I believed in Him, occasionally say my prayers, and when required or in my grief I would attend church. 
This conditional relationship continued until 2008 when God spoke to me through others, and I listened and obeyed. Then the more I committed myself to Him, the more I had to see of myself. The past two years have been eye-opening for me, especially the last few weeks and months. 
I cannot be His servant in silence. I cannot sit back and say, “I don’t want to have conversations about religion, because people get too heated over whom and how they call God”. I have to trust that God will always provide me with an opportunity to share His love and meet people where they are in their spiritual journey, or where they are in their acceptance of other people’s journey. 
How can we walk around seemingly ashamed, embarrassed, or afraid to say who we are and to Whom we belong? Are you ashamed of your Father? How long can you continue your conditional relationship with Him? How long can you keep taking and expecting Him to give? I feel guilty for how much He’s given, and what little I’ve given in return. 
I don’t know about you, but I want a genuine relationship with my Father. 
Questions of the Day

1. What do you think of today’s message?

2. What would you like to add to today’s prayer and/or reflection?

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 2013-2015. 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 9.14.15

ScriptureI will bless you…and you will be a blessing. 
Genesis 12:2 NIV
Pray

I believe Father. I give You all of the glory. Amen. 
Reflection

Each day God fills you up with blessings. Each day you’re to pour your blessings into others. Being a blessing is what God has prepared you to be. To receive you must give. It’s a cycle. 
Questions of the Day

1. What do you think of today’s message?

2. What would you like to add to today’s prayer and/or reflection?

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

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