Natasha’s Daily Scripture, Prayer, and Reflection for 9.23.16

Scripture


Psalm 97:10

Pray

I rebuke evil in all forms. I pray for the courage to keep my mind and heart focused on You, so that I don’t give in to the wicked. Protect me Father. Amen.

Reflection

We can’t do evil things and then call ourselves followers of Christ. When you see evil things and say nothing to right the wrong, then aren’t you an accessory after the fact? When you see a crime take place (or know the details of one) and you don’t notify law enforcement, doesn’t that mean you condone the act of the wrongdoer? You can’t love God and embrace evil. Rebuke the evil.

Questions of the Day

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

2. What are your thoughts about 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 

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 2013-2016. 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 9.22.16

Scripture


Proverbs 4:23

Pray

I pray for a humble and warmed heart. I don’t want it to become cold, dark, and hardened. I promise to protect it with love Father. Amen.

Reflection

If you heart is filled with love then your path will be filled with optimism. If your heart is hardening from the pain caused by rejection and attacks from others, then your path will be lined with skepticism. Your heart guides you. Your inability to forgive means you hold on to energy that eventually drains you. There’s no way to be physically, mentally, and spiritually healthy if your heart is cold. Protect your heart.

Questions of the Day

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

2. What are your thoughts about 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 

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 2013-2016. 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 9.21.16

Scripture


Romans 8:26

Pray

You know my needs Father. I turn my concerns over to You. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

Reflection

Jesus said that the Holy Spirit would come to bring us comfort. You don’t know what God wants you to pray for, so why not turn to His Word, and let the gaps fill at His will. Stand out of the way. Let go of the steering wheel. Shorten your prayers as Jesus instructed. Let God do what only He can.

Questions of the Day

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

2. What are your thoughts about 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 

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 2013-2016. 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 9.20.16

Scripture


Proverbs 3:11-12

Pray

I pray for peace even in turmoil. I know that Your discipline is for my best interest. Redirect my steps so that I may honor You. 

Reflection

Recall those moments throughout childhood when you were disobedient and did not do what your parents told you to do. Most likely you were disciplined for your disobedience. Through your tears you may have heard the words, “this is for your own good” or “I’m doing this because I love you.” 

You didn’t believe it at the time, but eventually–maybe once you became an adult–you had to admit to yourself that your parents were right and the discipline was for your own good. I know I did some really stupid things as a child. I know that there were times I was blatantly disobedient. When my parents disciplined me I thought they were being cruel and far from sensible. I’ve grown to learn that they weren’t being cruel and had they simply let me do whatever I wanted, my life could have really spiraled out of control. 

Hopefully at some point we will look back and reflect on the discipline that we have received, and we will admit that our disobedience was the reason. Hopefully we will embrace the discipline as a sign of God’s love.

Questions of the Day

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

2. What are your thoughts about 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 

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 2013-2016. 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 9.19.16

Scripture


“Inasmuch then as we [believers] have a great High Priest who has [already ascended and] passed through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession [of faith and cling tenaciously to our absolute trust in Him as Savior]. For we do not have a High Priest who is unable to sympathize and understand our weaknesses and temptations, but One who has been tempted [knowing exactly how it feels to be human] in every respect as we are, yet without [committing any] sin. Therefore let us [with privilege] approach the throne of grace [that is, the throne of God’s gracious favor] with confidence and without fear, so that we may receive mercy [for our failures] and find [His amazing] grace to help in time of need [an appropriate blessing, coming just at the right moment].”

‭‭HEBREWS‬ ‭4:14-16‬ ‭AMP‬‬

Pray

Father, You know the sins that I’ve committed and all that I’ve tried to hide from others, and even deny to myself. You know my weaknesses and the areas where I’m most tempted. Strengthen me Father. Fill those gaps that are exposed. Help me Father. I pray to You as a believer and follower. Amen.

Reflection

God sent us Jesus, as the way shower. Jesus understood temptation because he had been tempted. He understood fear because he had been afraid. He understood pain, because it had been inflicted upon him. Jesus was not exempt from feeling all degrees of discomfort, rejection, frustration, sadness, and loss. Knowing what little that we have read about Jesus, we can gather that through his tests and tribulations, he still dug deep and chose to walk on the side of Light. It wasn’t easy and on the surface, his ultimate sacrifice wasn’t worth it, because he sacrificed his life for us and we still won’t do right by God. However, Jesus knows what God told and promised him, and he obeyed. We believe that there is an existence that is better than life here on Earth. Some even believe in places called heaven and hell. So if the path to heaven is paved by how much we align our ways to Jesus’s footsteps, then many of us have to face the fact that our diverted walk won’t lead us to our fantasizes pearly gates. What is our contingency plan? If you don’t believe in life after here, then I guess it doesn’t matter what you do in the now. Just be free. Thank God that He gives us choices and free will.  

Questions of the Day

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

2. What are your thoughts about 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 

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 2013-2016. 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 9.14.16

Quick Announcement:

I want to wish my husband, John Hope Bryant, a happy anniversary. Here’s to three years of marriage, six years of love, and a long and bright future together. I love you! 

Natasha (“Effortless”)

Now to resume our breaking bread experience…

Scripture


2 Timothy 3:10-15

Pray

I pray for strength, conviction, courage, and humility. Father let me see and avoid the manipulator, the con, the deceiver, and the cheat. Point me in the right direction. I pray to remain centered in You. Amen. 

Reflection 

We turn on the television and surf online, and we hear and see toxic messaging from people who are more deceived than those they lead astray. Can you see what’s happening? Can you see the false messaging? Can you see the deception unfolding? If not, then you’re most likely in line to be deceived. Pray to God for discernment, clarity, vision, and the courage to walk away from the deceiver. 

We have to stop supporting and voting for politicians who are benefitting from our blind loyalty. We are not cattle waiting for slaughter. Rise above and see the ploy. Cast your vote for the honorable doer, not the all smiles double-talker. Our loyalty should be to God. Pray to Him and He will make things clear. 

Questions of the Day

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

2. What are your thoughts about 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 

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 2013-2016. 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 9.13.16

Scripture 


2 Timothy 3:6-9

Pray

Guide me to Your Truth Father. I pray for discernment to see and know the Truth. Amen. 

Reflection

Jannes and Jambres were Egyptian con artists who challenged Moses, and their hoax was eventually discovered. Imagine if they had succeeded to discredit Moses. 

There are countless people who are set on misleading and taking advantage of you. If you’re naive and gullible then you’re easily prey. If you lack hope and faith, then you leave yourself exposed and vulnerable to attack. Be careful and cautious. Follow your gut instinct. That’s God’s faint voice guiding you. 

Questions of the Day

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

2. What are your thoughts about 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 

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 2013-2016. 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