Natasha’s Daily Scripture, Prayer and Reflection for 10.22.15

 
Scripture
 
“A person’s pride will humble him, but a humble spirit will gain honor.”
 
‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭29:23‬ ‭HCSB‬‬
 
Pray
May I never forget who I am and to Whom I belong; and may this reminder always keep me focused on carrying myself accordingly both in public and in private—never too good or too far removed for whatever is placed before me. In Jesus’ name. Amen.  
 
Reflection 
Whether you live authentically as a humble person, or you’re forced into this reality, due to your arrogance, pride, or greed—one way or the other, difficult or without question—you will be there. It’s better to be of a humble spirit and have honor, than a prideful spirit left to scrape one’s self off the ground. Your pride will leave you empty always wanting more. As a humble person you will want for nothing. 
 
 
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 10.23.15

Scripture
This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us. And if we know that he hears us—whatever we ask—we know that we have what we asked of him.

1 John 5:14-15 NIV

Pray
Father there is nothing that I need that You have not provided for me. Thank You. I’m confident that when I come to You in prayer, that if I need it, You will make it possible for me to have it. I thank You in advance for the blessings that I have yet to receive. Amen.

Reflection
My husband often shares the quote, “if you’re going to pray then why worry, and if you’re going to worry then why pray”.

This is so true.

Once you say your prayer to God, there isn’t a need to keep repeating that prayer several times a day or every week—God doesn’t have memory loss issues; God doesn’t get so bogged down with prayer requests that He forgets which of His children asked for what, and when. If we truly believe that we should, “let go and let God”, then why don’t we say our prayer, let go, and let God do what only He can do? Do we truly believe?

Do you have confidence in your approach to God?

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 10.21.15

Scripture
“The wounds of a friend are trustworthy, but the kisses of an enemy are excessive.”
‭‭
Proverbs‬ ‭27:6‬ ‭HCSB‬‬
 
Pray
Father I pray for discernment to see the wolf masquerading as a sheep, the enemy pretending to be a friend, the trap neatly covered, and the crooked that appears to be straight. In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen. 
 
Reflection
Watch the person who invests a ridiculous amount of time trying to get close to you, to quickly befriend you, and kisses up to you— sometimes as a parting goodbye they will even kiss you as they stab you in the back. 
 
Let’s not forget how long Judas Iscariot traveled around with Jesus, just to sell him out for a little money.
 

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 10.20.15

Scripture
“When they observed the boldness of Peter and John and realized that they were uneducated and untrained men, they were amazed and recognized that they had been with Jesus.”

Acts 4:13 HCSB

Pray
Thank You Father for Your love, patience, grace, mercy, and protection. Thank You for making me uniquely me. Thank You for Your countless gifts and blessings, in Jesus’ name. Amen. 
 
Reflection 
Isn’t it amazing that even though Peter and John were untrained and uneducated, the fact that they had been with Jesus, was sufficient enough to give their voice weight and credence.  
 
We can gain that same reputation, when we walk fully in Christ. Fully. Not partially and not conditionally. Fully. 
 
The journey awaits. 
 
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 10.19.15

Scripture
 
“let it be known to all of you and to all the people of Israel, that by the name of Jesus Christ the Nazarene — whom you crucified and whom God raised from the dead — by Him this man is standing here before you healthy. This Jesus is the stone rejected by you builders, which has become the cornerstone. There is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to people, and we must be saved by it.””
‭‭
Acts‬ ‭4:10-12‬ ‭HCSB‬‬
 
Pray
Father thank You for today and for every day. Thank You for the gifts and blessings that I do not deserve, but Your grace and mercy make them so. Thank You for Your Son Jesus Christ, to stand as my Lord and Savior. Thank You for allowing His walk to be an example for me to follow. Thank You for giving me choices, knowing that there are times when I choose incorrectly–but You love me still. Thank You Father. In Jesus’ name I send You praises and humbly pray for grace and mercy today and beyond. Amen. 
 
Reflection 
Peter and John were bold in their convictions that salvation can only come through Jesus, and that people can either align with and embrace this thinking and belief system, or be left out in the cold—basically. The people took part (in whole or in part) in Jesus’ public shaming and crucifixion, and now his resurrection was proof that he is the same man that prophesies declared. 
 
Peter and John were clear in their minds that the people could keep playing the game of “what if” and “are you sure?” but they (the people) would be left empty by their own efforts. 
 
Humans are naturally skeptical and sometimes cynical; it’s the crazy generational side effects from eating that tainted apple in the garden. Consider that leading up to Jesus, people doubted Moses and so many other servant leaders that God called to do His work. So it should be of no surprise that people would doubt Jesus. I mean, he never came out and said, “Yes. I’m the Messiah”. Jesus always tried to keep things under wraps because he knew that the skepticism would rapidly increase to cynicism, and then outright rage. He just kept praying, fasting, and healing—doing so in God’s name—and telling others to tell of how God healed them, not him. 
 
But just like our amazement of the magician, we run and tell others so that they can be amazed, never considering the bad seed who in jealousy becomes fixated on dispelling the magician’s gifts. 
 
Now please please please, don’t conclude from this example that I’m comparing Jesus to a magician. What I’m saying is that even when good is present, there are always one or more people around who want to dig to find the darkness in the light. 
 
So there will always be someone who says that the Bible is written by man, man’s tales and accounts that have been romanticized and skewed by mysticism—and Jesus is no one’s savior, he was just a magician with some great tricks, and he fooled a lot of people into believing that he was more than that. 
 
God gives them the free will to think and say this. Only time will tell if these naysayers will continue to take this position, or not. All we can do is pray for them and continue doing our part to be the best representation of the Bible and Christ as we can be. 
 
 
 
 
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.
 
 
 

 

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 10.12.15

Scripture
The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against the house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock.

Matthew 7:25 NIV

Pray
Keep me focused on You Father. No storm will rattle me. No wind will move me. No force will overcome me. You are my rock. You are my foundation Lord. In Jesus’ name I praise You. Amen

Reflection
When you are properly rooted on solid ground, nothing can destroy what you have and what you have achieved; nothing can break you or tear down what you built. That is the assurance we have when we put our faith in God—when we see and revere Him as our foundation, our rock, our all-in-all.

Those who crumble have little to no faith. Those who crumble don’t fully believe, or don’t believe at all.

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.