Natasha’s Daily Scripture, Prayer, and Reflection for 9.25.18

Scripture

These six things doth the Lord hate: yea, seven are an abomination unto him:

A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, An heart that deviseth wicked imaginations, feet that be swift in running to mischief, A false witness that speaketh lies, and he that soweth discord among brethren.

For the commandment is a lamp; and the law is light; and reproofs of instruction are the way of life:

To keep thee from the evil woman, from the flattery of the tongue of a strange woman. Lust not after her beauty in thine heart; neither let her take thee with her eyelids. For by menses of a whorish woman a man is brought to a piece of bread: and the adulteress will hunt for the precious life.

Can a man take fire in his bosom, and his clothes not be burned?
Can one go upon hot coals, and his feet not be burned?

Proverbs 6:16-19, 23-28

Reflection

I said this in 2010 and I still believe it to be true that people…all people come into your life for a reason. But it is ego and arrogance that make you believe that they have approached you because you are supposed to help them, etc. Sometimes they are ‘tests’ to see how faithful and loyal you are to God. Not everyone is (or is supposed to be) your friend. As the Bible shows there are many “wolves in sheep’s clothing”.

Misery loves company, so some people knowingly and unknowingly seek to drag you down to their level or depths that far surpass their own. They will gossip and spread half truths…or complete lies. They will only come around to see what they can get out of the exchange, and to see what dirt they can dish up. Keep these people at bay. They are cancerous.

An attractive, intelligent woman can distract a man to the point that he can make a complete fool of himself. She can manipulate him into paying less attention to his own girlfriend/wife…which means he is spending even less time focused on God. She can make him look at what appears to be her values and virtues, and then pick away at and tear down everything he believes to be flaws in his wife/girlfriend. It always starts off innocently. The 10-20% of qualities this “liar” seemingly brings to the table always negates the 80-90% your wife/girlfriend has to offer. But a man who has been hooked and reeled in like a barracuda will always think this other woman has 80-90% of what he wants, and that some how his wife/girlfriend is the one lacking with a mere 10-20%. Only with and through God can the truth be revealed. Only God can show you that you have been “hoodwinked…bamboozled…led astray….”

Men when your focus is on God first, you learn to ignore the subtle or overt flirting, eyelash batting, forward body language, frequent body contact, and other baits used by these type of women. You will avoid them like the plague. You will never invite them to have a part in your life that should be shared and cherished by only those closest and dearest to you. You will never allow yourself to be alone with them, and you won’t have to learn the hard way to never ever let them into your home or private office. They will never have private access to you.

Men must learn to stop trying to save everyone…especially women! If they need counseling let them find a counselor in church, online, or through their job. If they ask you, encourage them to turn to these valuable resources. Tell them to pray first for the answer…the “liar” will rebuke the thought of that, then revealing itself to you, and proving true intent.

The same is true of God’s daughters. Whether it be male or female attempting to trap you as prey, with your focus on God you will always see them coming and can easily adjust your thinking so that their attempts to steer you off your path always result in a big FAIL! Women, we must be watchful of the woman who eagerly wants to befriend us; the one always smiling in your face, but her eyes show anything but pure thoughts about you. Pray to our Father that He opens your eyes and shows you this woman’s true essence and intent; and how best to deal with her..and keep a safe distance.

Women, watch the advances of men. Like the lion they can be crafty as they wait until you are alone to pounce and attack. Be prayerful that you are always armed in the presence of the Lord. Don’t allow what appears to be striking qualities, distract you into believing that somehow this man can give you something better than your boyfriend/husband. Instead pray, and turn to your boyfriend/husband and look inward at what you are or aren’t bringing into the relationship and with God’s grace and love- fill that void.

This is a long reflection…but a necessary one. Too many of us are sitting prey in this crazy, wild jungle…and the predators are creeping up waiting to sink their teeth into us. We must always be aware, be covered in our armor, and fully astute of God’s presence. It is not living in fear. It is living on purpose; not allowing anyone or anything to knock us off our path…or slow us down!

Prayer

Father thank You for protecting me from myself when pride seeps inside of me; when I’m about to tell a lie; when my heart wants to turn cold; and when lust and desire entice me into doing wrong. Thank You for protecting me from those who would and are telling lies about me; who spend their waking moments devising ways to tear me down and force me to act like anyone but Your child.

Thank You for protecting me from the evil woman who only has one purpose…to keep my focus off of You. Thank You for revealing her cunningness, her plans, and the fangs she intends to sink into my flesh to suck out every drop of my life. Thank You Father for keeping guardians around me to keep this woman out of my home, my life, and my world. When I fail to see her coming so that I may walk away, when I fail to discern her flattering words to be the words of the “liar”; when I fail to keep her out of my home…keep me focused on You Lord.

Help me to see those women, those people, who don’t serve You Father; those people who have one thing on their mind, and that is getting everything they want no matter what it costs another person. Help keep my feet firmly planted on Your ground, walking the path You have chosen. Keep my mind sharp and clear to hear Your voice when You say, “walk away, they are not who they appear to be”. Father reveal to me these liars, manipulators, thieves, whores, and backstabbers; and help me to keep them at a safe distance, away from my home and my inner circle. Keep my ego in check at all times so that I always know that only with You can I defend myself and defeat the enemy. Keep me focused on Your light Lord. Humbly I pray to You. Amen.

Have a wonderful day, embrace your blessings and be a blessing!

Love you all!

Natasha

PLEASE NOTE: THIS MESSAGE WAS ORIGINALLY WRITTEN AND PUBLISHED ON SEPTEMBER 25, 2010. IT HAS BEEN MODIFIED TO ALIGN WITH CURRENT STANDARDS AND FORMATTING; SECTIONS HAVE BEEN EDITED AND CONTENT EXPANDED TO REFLECT MY CURRENT THOUGHTS.
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Natasha’s Daily Scripture, Prayer, and Reflection for 9.24.18

Scripture

Later the Lord chose seventy-two other followers and sent them out two by two to every town and village where he was about to go.

He said to them: A large crop is in the fields, but there are only a few workers. Ask the Lord in charge of the harvest to send out workers to bring it in. Now go, but remember, I am sending you like lambs into a pack of wolves.  Don’t take along a moneybag or a traveling bag or sandals. And don’t waste time greeting people on the road.  As soon as you enter a home, say, “God bless this home with peace.”  If the people living there are peace-loving, your prayer for peace will bless them. But if they are not peace-loving, your prayer will return to you.  Stay with the same family, eating and drinking whatever they give you, because workers are worth what they earn. Don’t move around from house to house. If the people of a town welcome you, eat whatever they offer.

Luke 10:1-8 (CEV)

Reflection

In this story, Jesus sent out seventy-two men to help build God’s Kingdom, and reinforce what principles had been laid down before his presence was known and felt throughout the land. Those great stewards and messengers before him helped to plant the seed. Jesus came to demonstrate and show how to nurture, grow, and harvest that seed so that nations could live off of that spiritual ‘fruit’ forever.

When you read further passages you will see how the 72 returned ecstatic that even the demons bowed down when Jesus’ name was mentioned. Jesus stated that he watched Satan fall from heaven during this demonstration of God’s omnipotence and omnipresence; but that the men should not be ecstatic simply because some demons bowed down and were defeated…they should be overjoyed at the fact that all 72 of the men had their place in heaven.

They did God’s work as Jesus instructed without question, doubt, faltering, complaining, or making adjustments to their orders. They were disciplined. They were not greedy or felt the need to move from home to home, looking for a better situation. The metaphorical ‘grass’ was green enough in the yard they were in…they were satisfied.

Can we say the same of ourselves? Are we satisfied with the place that we have been instructed to go, to reside, to work? Are we doing our part with 100% effort? Are we showing Jesus and God that we deserve more and greater by being on time, every time, for everything? Or do we arrive when we feel like it? Are we showing Jesus and God that we deserve more and greater by taking care of our worldly possessions that God has loaned us? Or do we leave things messy, dirty, half-fixed, and worse than when we got them?

Are we grateful for the food and clothing that we have? Or are we always envying and desiring better…when we haven’t done our part to earn and deserve better? Are we satisfied with those people around us who care, nurture, protect, and guide us? Or are we always looking next door or down the street wondering if there is someone ‘better’ out there for us?

We have all been given tasks to complete; no questions are to be asked. Upon completion you will be granted your blessings…rewarded for a job well done. Why are we not committed enough to do our jobs?

It is no wonder many of us get written up or fired at work for mediocre job performance, attendance issues, and subordination…we can’t do the job that God has commanded, and that Jesus mapped out the steps…so why should we be committed, disciplined, and willing to do an easy job at someone’s company?

Do you see how the two are tied together? Do you see how all of this is tied together? We have to strive and accomplish doing our jobs with 100% effort, no questions asked (unless you have an ethics issue of course), every single day. While we do our job, we are also doing some of our work that God assigned to us. When we clock out and leave that office, etc. we are then devoting the rest of our time to working on building God’s Kingdom. Every single day this is our mission. Every single day you are to be a blessing to others. That is how we receive our numerous blessings. It is a beautiful cycle that nurtures and harvests some amazing ‘fruit’.

What are you willing to commit to today to be a better person, to be a blessing to others, and to build God’s Kingdom?

Prayer

Father thank You for sending Your Son to us to show us the way to You. He taught us how to be patient, kind, giving, caring, nurturing, loving, peaceful, forgiving, and present in the moment- not concerned with past or future issues because You have already dealt with them; he taught us how to heal ourselves and others through You. But we have strayed a great deal over the thousands of years since Jesus walked this earth. We have devised more substitutions for You and for him, that we are now confused. We might as well be the children of Israel walking around in the forest waiting to prove ourselves again. Father open our eyes, show us that the way You point is not a mirage. 

Thank you for preparing us since our human conception for this journey. Free us from our self-inflicted pain and torment; free us from the shackles that we have placed on our own bodies. Free us from idol worship. Humble us that we may be like the 72 followers Your Szon chose to demonstrate Your goodness, power, will and grace. Humble us that we may be devoted stewards loving and honoring You with all of our heart, mind, body and soul. In Your Son Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.

Natasha

PLEASE NOTE: THIS MESSAGE WAS ORIGINALLY WRITTEN AND PUBLISHED ON SEPTEMBER 24, 2010. IT HAS BEEN MODIFIED TO ALIGN WITH CURRENT STANDARDS AND FORMATTING; SECTIONS HAVE BEEN EDITED AND CONTENT EXPANDED TO REFLECT MY CURRENT THOUGHTS.
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Natasha’s Daily Scripture, Prayer, and Reflection for 9.21.18

Scripture

But as for you, speak the things which are proper for sound doctrine:  that the older men be sober, reverent, temperate, sound in faith, in love, in patience; the older women likewise, that they be reverent in behavior, not slanderers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things— that they admonish the young women to love their husbands, to love their children, to be discreet, chaste, homemakers, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God may not be blasphemed.

Likewise, exhort the young men to be sober-minded, in all things showing yourself to be a pattern of good works; in doctrine showing integrity, reverence, incorruptibility, sound speech that cannot be condemned, that one who is an opponent may be ashamed, having nothing evil to say of you.

Titus 2:1-8

Reflection

Notice anything amazing about this Bible passage?

How about the fact that the majority of people aren’t participating in this exchange between older “seasoned” individuals and their younger counterparts. How often do you sit down with a “seasoned” citizen (as my mom would call them) and listen to their words of wisdom, then take that wisdom and apply it in your daily life? What’s stopping you besides yourself? Who do you know that you respect and admire that is 20, 40, or 60-plus years older than you? Pick up a phone or make a drive, and sit down and soak up the knowledge God has blessed them with…then receive your blessings!

Prayer

Father show us how to reconnect our older men and women with our younger men and women. Let those youthful in age turn to their older and wiser elders for counsel, direction, and support. Let these elders be planted firmly in Your Word and light that they guide as You would expect. Let Your younger children be receptive to this guidance as they see it as an opportunity to learn how to become more Christ-like; loving, patient, kind, responsible, and understanding. Warm our hearts Lord so that this may be a reality for not just the few. Let us see Your intent. Let us receive Your blessings. Amen.

Love,

Natasha

PLEASE NOTE: THIS MESSAGE WAS ORIGINALLY WRITTEN AND PUBLISHED ON SEPTEMBER 21, 2010. IT HAS BEEN MODIFIED TO ALIGN WITH CURRENT STANDARDS AND FORMATTING; SECTIONS HAVE BEEN EDITED AND CONTENT EXPANDED TO REFLECT MY CURRENT THOUGHTS.
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Natasha’s Daily Scripture, Prayer, and Reflection for 9.19.18

Scripture

The Lord all shall roar out of Zion, and utter his voice from Jerusalem; and the heavens and the earth shall shake: but the Lord will be the hope of his people, and the strength of the children of Israel.

Joel 3:17

Reflection

In the book of Joel, son of Pethuel, we read that even when the heavens and earth were shaking God promised to take care of His people. He promised to give them hope and strength to hold on during the roughest of times, and even during the aftermath when things were totally devastated and it would appear there was no solution.

God was and is the solution. So when life blindsides you, dig inside of yourself and grab out two of the tools God gave you to survive, to withstand, to rebuild, to believe…hope and strength…then quiet those around you who can’t see the light, the truth, the way…and show them!

Prayer

Father, when tragedy hits I pray to calmly know that You will help me through it. As my rock and fortress You will protect me when the odds are against me. You are my hope, peace, comfort, support, wisdom, light, and guide. You are my heavenly Father and with You I gain and maintain my strength. Give me the strength and hope to never falter, to never let fear (mine or someone else’s) move my feet in a direction opposite of the path you have set for me. In Your Son Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.

Have a beautiful day family!

Love,
Natasha

PLEASE NOTE: THIS MESSAGE WAS ORIGINALLY WRITTEN AND PUBLISHED ON SEPTEMBER 19, 2010. IT HAS BEEN MODIFIED TO ALIGN WITH CURRENT STANDARDS AND FORMATTING; SECTIONS HAVE BEEN EDITED AND CONTENT EXPANDED TO REFLECT MY CURRENT THOUGHTS.
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Natasha’s Daily Scripture, Prayer, and Reflection for 9.18.18

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Scripture

Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened.”

Matthew 7:7-8

Reflection

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What we need most in life can only come from one source…our heavenly Father. Reach out to Him and He will provide. The first huge step requires that we believe He will do it each and every time as promised. What will it take for you to have total faith in Him?

Prayer

Father, thank You for always providing for me. Thank You for Your faithfulness. Open my eyes and show me what You see. Help me to take the vice grip off my thinking, so that I can receive everything that You have in store for my future.

Free me from my fear so that I will have faith that whenever I ask, seek, and knock that You will always give, reveal, and open doors so that I may have full access to the blessings You have in store for me. Amen.

Love always,

Natasha

PLEASE NOTE: THIS MESSAGE WAS ORIGINALLY WRITTEN AND PUBLISHED ON SEPTEMBER 18, 2010. IT HAS BEEN MODIFIED TO ALIGN WITH CURRENT STANDARDS AND FORMATTING; SECTIONS HAVE BEEN EDITED AND CONTENT EXPANDED TO REFLECT MY CURRENT THOUGHTS.
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Stay Tuned For Today’s BBWN Audio Message From Natasha

Hi Breaking Bread Family!

I hope that you’re having a super awesome day. I haven’t done an audio message in awhile. A few weeks ago I had been under the weather and my voice was strained, so I chose to heal and not torture you with my raspiness [*smile*].

In a few minutes I will be posting my message and it will include an audio version, that has considerably more content than the written message. I hope that if you have time today, you will pause for a few moments to read and listen. I look forward to receiving your feedback. Thanking you in advance!

Love your sister in Christ,

Natasha

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Natasha’s Daily Scripture, Prayer, and Reflection for 9.14.18

Scripture

And without faith, it’s impossible to please God, because anyone that comes to him must believe he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.

Hebrews 11:6

Reflection

Women, if your husband didn’t believe in you and doubted your loyalty how would you feel?

Men, if your wife consistently questioned your ability to provide for your family, how would you feel?

Now magnify that by the zillionth power and that’s how God feels when we have little or no faith in Him.

Even if you only have faith as small as a mustard seed, it will change your life. Some of us don’t even push the limits that far. When you can’t believe in yourself or others that you can see and touch daily, believe in Him…He’s never steered you wrong.

Prayer

Father, thank You for giving me another day to serve and worship You. Thank You for Your patience as I sometimes waver from total faith to half faith. Thank You for the trials in my life that ultimately helped me to develop my character. I’m so glad that I know You, and that You live in and through me. I pray to please You Lord. Amen.

Love you!

Natasha

PLEASE NOTE: THIS MESSAGE WAS ORIGINALLY WRITTEN AND PUBLISHED ON SEPTEMBER 14, 2010. IT HAS BEEN MODIFIED TO ALIGN WITH CURRENT STANDARDS AND FORMATTING; SECTIONS HAVE BEEN EDITED AND CONTENT EXPANDED TO REFLECT MY CURRENT THOUGHTS.
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