Natasha’s Daily Scripture, Prayer, and Reflection for 5.31.17

Scripture

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John 15:2

Prayer

Father I hope to always produce fruit for you, even after I leave this level of existence. I understand that You must prune me so that I can bear more for You, so as I endure that process I will smile and praise You because I know what You are doing and how it benefits me and those I serve in honor of You. Thank You Father.

Reflection

We must be pruned to bear more fruit. The dead leaves and fruit must be removed. If not, our entire tree risks dying.

As we grow we are strengthened by God’s support. He is the foundation, the soil, the water, and the sun that helps fuel us.

The pruning process can hurt, sometimes it can feel unbearable, but know that it is short-lived and the recovery will set you up for a great harvest. So hold on tight and know that it’s worth it in the end. If God believed that you couldn’t handle this or weren’t built for this, then He wouldn’t subject you to it!

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?

3. What issues are you fighting to protect from the enemy’s attack?

4. What cares, worries, and fears are you ready to turn over to God?

5. Who would you like to pray for today?

6. Do you have a testimony that you would like to share? Please do.

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 2013-2017. 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 5.30.17

Scripture

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John 14:1

Prayer

Each day I trust. I won’t stop now Father. Thank You for always being here for me, even when I do and foolish things, and disobey You. Hold me Father. Please protect me. You already know what I’m facing and what lies ahead. Prepare me Lord. In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.

Reflection

God already knows what we fear most, what is bothering us, who is attacking us, and where we are strongest and weakest. So turn to God, our Creator and Supplier, and do so in the name of Jesus—as a believer and follower in His ministry and the sacrifices that He made for all of us. If you say you believe, then show it through your faith in the smallest and never relinquish hope for fear.

Either you trust in God and Jesus or you don’t.

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?

3. What issues are you fighting to protect from the enemy’s attack?

4. What cares, worries, and fears are you ready to turn over to God?

5. Who would you like to pray for today?

6. Do you have a testimony that you would like to share? Please do.

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 2013-2017. 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 5.29.17

Scripture

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John 14:9-11

Prayer

Thank You for Your mercy and grace Father. Forgive me for my shortcomings and disobedience. I pray for discernment, strength, courage, and an obedient heart. I pray to forgive those who have hurt, betrayed, and taken advantage of me. I can’t ask for what I can’t give. May I show mercy even to those who chose not to be merciful towards me.

Reflection

If Jesus gave up and walked away from each disciple who doubted Him, then He wouldn’t have had any walking beside Him. It’s interesting how people can see you for who you are, see your value and contributions, see how helpful you have been, you could have even saved them on some level, yet they still doubt you. Now imagine if you were Jesus. It had to be exhausting to look into the eyes of doubters for months and years. The lesson to be learned here is–keep doing what you do, either they will believe or they won’t, but no matter what you should not slow down, change directions, or walk away from your path.

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?

3. What issues are you fighting to protect from the enemy’s attack?

4. What cares, worries, and fears are you ready to turn over to God?

5. Who would you like to pray for today?

6. Do you have a testimony that you would like to share? Please do.

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 2013-2017. 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 5.26.17

Scripture

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John 14:6

Prayer

Father please guard me, guide me, comfort me, strengthen me, and redirect my steps. Jesus laid the path and I want to be courageous and obedient enough to follow. I know that only through Him can I have all that You want for me.

Reflection

These are bold words spoken by Jesus and knowing the cynicism that runs through most of us, it’s not surprising that although the disciples heard these words, they didn’t truly believe that He was the Way, the Truth, the Life, and the only access point to God. It’s clear that we also doubt Him since we choose to hopscotch on and off His path. If we truly believed then we would obediently follow, without doubt or hesitation and we could never be distracted or discouraged. We have a lot of work ahead of us.

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?

3. What issues are you fighting to protect from the enemy’s attack?

4. What cares, worries, and fears are you ready to turn over to God?

5. Who would you like to pray for today?

6. Do you have a testimony that you would like to share? Please do.

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 2013-2017. 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.

Did I Forget to Tell You We’re on Facebook Now?

Hi Breaking Bread Family!

With the days passing by and God molding my hardheaded self, I think that I forgot to announce that we’re now also on Facebook. Yes, we are!

So now you can stay connected via this blog, but I’m added more inspiration and opportunities for interaction via social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Check us out:

Facebook @BreakingBreadWithNatasha

Instagram @BreakingBreadWithNatasha

Twitter @BreakBread365

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Natasha’s Daily Scripture, Prayer, and Reflection for 5.25.17

Scripture

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Matthew 26:34-35

Prayer

Father I pray for the courage to stand and walk even in fear. I pray for the courage to stand strong in my convictions. I pray for the courage to never deny who I am and Whom I belong to, no matter what the consequences. Father strengthen me. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

Reflection

We have all been betrayed at least once in our lives, but how many of you saw the betrayal coming in advance? Most likely not. For the most part, we are blindsided by the betrayal, never seeing it coming, and later we try to dissect the series of events that led to our betrayal. Now imagine Jesus Christ knowing well in advance which disciples would betray Him. He broke bread with them, He continued to teach and guide them, He continued to love and serve them–knowing they would betray Him, even when they declared and cried aloud that they never would. But He knew the truth and He knew that all would have to happen to fulfill prophecy. That has to be a disturbing feeling.

Looking into the eyes of those who would turn their backs on you, deny you, reject you, claim they don’t know you, sell you out for money (even worse, chump change)–how did He keep it together? How did He maintain His composure? Most of us would have ‘snapped’ knowing that we were sitting next to the people who would soon betray us. We definitely wouldn’t be eating, laughing, praying, and washing their feet. It just shows you how special, committed, and obedient Jesus was. It just shows you why He was chosen to be our Savior.

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?

3. What issues are you fighting to protect from the enemy’s attack?

4. What cares, worries, and fears are you ready to turn over to God?

5. Who would you like to pray for today?

6. Do you have a testimony that you would like to share? Please do.

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 2013-2017. 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 5.24.17

Scripture

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Luke 22:31-32

Prayer

Father strengthen me along my journey so that as I climb I can reach my hand back to others, and so that when they are weak I can share Your Word and favor to strengthen them. In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.

Reflection

If your faith wavers or wanes then how can you possibly inspire, encourage, enlighten, and help others along their journey? You must possess and exhibit strength to endure the valleys and mountains in life. When others see you what do they see? No one follows the trembling coward. We seek out the courageous, even if they walk in fear, because we know that their faith guides them.

Knowing what God has done for you through His mercy and grace, stand tall even in your darkest hour–because you know that God is still with you and that satan has no power in this life or in your next one–unless you give it power.

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?

3. What issues are you fighting to protect from the enemy’s attack?

4. What cares, worries, and fears are you ready to turn over to God?

5. Who would you like to pray for today?

6. Do you have a testimony that you would like to share? Please do.

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 2013-2017. 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.