Natasha’s Daily Scripture, Prayer, and Reflection for 4.30.19

Hello Breaking Bread family!

It’s the last day of the month, but the first day of starting or ending a habit, and a new day to be all that you were created to be. Stop putting off until tomorrow what can best be done or said today. Stop existing in fear and start living in and by faith! I hope that today’s message speaks to, shifts, and lovingly pushes someone—maybe even you!

Love,

Natasha

Breaking Bread 4.30.19

Scripture

Immediately the boy’s father cried out and said, “I do believe; help my unbelief.”

Mark 9:24 HCSB

Reflection

Kay Arthur wrote that, “Fear and doubt are conquered by a faith that rejoices. And faith can rejoice because the promises of God are as certain as God himself.”

What more can be said after that?

When you believe in God then our fear and doubt should be nonexistent. If you believe that your life and what you have had over the years of your existence are as a result of God’s will, then why would we ever doubt His ability to do more for us?

Why would we then doubt His ability to get us out of debt, to have our debtors repay us, to protect our relationships and marriages, to heal us from all inflictions, to bring the right people into our lives, and to protect us from harm?

If you believe in Him and what He has already done for you, then you should push yourself away from fear and doubt when times get rough and troubling. Believe in Him to make things right and to restore balance. Balance comes from God, not from one ioata of your doing. The only thing it requires from you is to release and let go, so that there is no resistance.

Join me, starting today, to release ourselves to God—daily; to resist resisting; and to fight off fear and doubt. Join me!

Prayer

Father, today I do not come to You with a worried prayer, but with a confident prayer. A confidence in You, Your son, and Your ability to do what no man, god, or spirit can do.

I know that only You can clear my life’s pathway, make me whole, cleanse me of sin, sickness, and disease, and free me from debt. I know that only You can fill my heart with Your warming love and light, and that only You can make my eyes bright for all who look inside. Father I know that only You can move mountains, fill empty river beds, calm storms, settle rapids, and bring life into this world and beyond.

So I will not call out to You in fear, pain, worry, or doubt. For I know that You are never away from me and that You are always watching over me. You know my circumstances. You know what I’m going through. You know my pain and frustration, and You know my fears. You know what I desire and what I need most. Through my obedience I know You will always bless me.

Each day You give me life and I am most humbly grateful. Today I say this prayer to You, giving thanks for what You have already set in motion. I know that it is Your will and grace that will remove my obstacles, restore those things that have fallen to the wayside or broken, and make things right in my life. Thank You Lord! In Jesus’ name I give You all of the glory. Amen.

Love always,

Natasha

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Natasha’s Daily Scripture, Prayer, and Reflection for 4.29.19

Hi Breaking Bread Family!

Before we jump into today’s message I want to take a moment to wish someone extremely special to me a very happy birthday. Happy 50th KB!!!!! I hope that you enjoy every millisecond of today, this week, this month, and this year. Embrace your blessings love!

Love you,

Natasha

Okay, now back to our regularly scheduled broadcast [*smile*]…

Scripture

However, each one must live his life in the situation the Lord assigned when God called him. This is what I command in all the churches.

1 Corinthians 7:17

Reflection

If you don’t know what you have been called to do then you need to seek out the ways and opportunities that God has set for you to serve.

If you do know what your calling is, then you need to use your talents fully and be sure to give thanks each day for what God has given you.

Do whatever it is God has called you to do, and do it with passion and dedication.

Prayer

Father You have called me to serve and to use the talents You have blessed me with.

I do not want to disappoint You, so each day I will work to use my talents fully, express my gratefulness, and reflect Your love and light. Thank You Father for the opportunity to serve and be of service to You. Amen.

Love always,

Natasha
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Natasha’s Daily Scripture, Prayer, and Reflection for 4.26.19

Scripture

Therefore, through Him let us continually offer up to God a sacrifice of praise, that is, the fruit of our lips that confess His name.

Hebrews 13:15 HCSB

Reflection

Even if you don’t think you have anything to be grateful for, to consider a blessing, or find worthy of praise, you do!

There may be storms in life that rain down on you pretty hard, but in your obedience to God, you begin to realize that even those storms are lessons to be learned and grateful for. You are here and present to experience them, and possibly overcome them.

If God didn’t love you and didn’t want the best for you, He would not allow you to receive one blessing—even the air you breathe this very moment. You would simply cease to exist. Like a speck, blotted out. Matter of fact, you would have never existed if God didn’t love and want the best for you. Consider that.

You must learn to praise Him through ups and downs. Don’t praise Him in good times and curse Him in bad times. Praise Him! We have an experience here on this level of existence, and then we transition. Gather your lessons here for you will learn new ones there.

Prayer

Father thank You for waking me another day. I give You all the glory, for only You have the power to change me and my life. Thank You for the lessons and opportunities, and for the successes and failures. Thank You for believing in me, even when I didn’t believe in myself.

I don’t want a day to go by where I’m not praising You for all You have done, and for all You have in store for me.

You don’t need to hear me rattle off each thing I’m thankful for, just by saying, “thank You Father!” You and I are both on the same wavelength.

Thank You Father!

Love,

Natasha
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Natasha’s Daily Scripture, Prayer, and Reflection for 4.25.19

Scripture

The one who guards his mouth protects his life; the one who opens his lips invites his own ruin.

The slacker craves, yet has nothing, but the diligent is fully satisfied.

The righteous hate lying, but the wicked act disgustingly and disgracefully.

Righteousness guards people of integrity, but wickedness undermines the sinner.

Proverbs 13:3-6 HCSB

Reflection

We watch what we say around the elderly and small children, so we can watch what we say every other second of the day. If we could visually see Jesus before us while we spoke and did certain things, what would we do and say differently? Then let’s make those changes starting today, and live by this principle forever.

Each time a person spends any amount of time with you they should always come and leave feeling and seeing God’s light in you; they should feel re-energized and joyful—if they don’t then look inward to yourself and pray— and then leave the rest for God to sort out and mend.

Sometimes our desire to help others, to save and rescue others, can be counter-productive, because we are not equipped or have the autonomy to tackle those issues; and not all times has God called us to do anything other than seek, speak, embrace, and reflect His loving light. Remember that!

Prayer

Father before I open my mouth touch my heart to seek You first, to listen to You first, and to speak and act as I would if I could see Jesus sitting before me. Let me only speak words of encouragement, hope, and truth. Let my days of slacking and mediocrity be behind me. Let me work passionately on all things I have committed myself to, even my relationships, never giving excuses as to why I have not given my all.

I turn every issue and concern over to You, focusing only on what You command of me, and letting go of my fear and doubt which makes me feel this need to try and control things and do Your job Father. The battle is NOT mine, but Yours, so I remove the extra armor and weapons that I was wearing for that fight—and stick to living, learning, healing, and changing through growth.

In Your circle is where I want to be. Amen.

Love always,

Natasha

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Natasha’s Daily Scripture, Prayer, and Reflection for 4.24.19

Scripture

Be silent before the Lord and wait expectantly for Him…

Psalm 37:7

Reflection

Turn off the technology throughout the day to sit in silence and hear Him. Do not feel pressured or give in to having noise as your comforter and company, instead be filled with joy at the thought and reality of God filling all perceived and actual voids.

Before you start your day let it start with silence as you listen to Him; let it grow into a conversation, not your monologue, with Him.

Throughout your day look and listen for Him through the noise and darkness.

When your day comes to an end, do not be quick to fall into old religious patterns of prayer, but rather sit, and refrain from doing or saying anything.

Just sit.

For as long as it takes for you to hear, listen, process, understand, and obey.

Prayer

I am here Father. I am listening….

Love always,

Natasha

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Natasha’s Daily Scripture, Prayer, and Reflection for 4.23.19

Scripture

Finally, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise, dwell on these things.

The things you have learned and received and heard and seen in me, practice these things, and the God of peace will be with you.

Philippians 4:8-9 NASB

Reflection

We can always find the negative; how many of us seek out the positive? We can always point out our weaknesses and the weaknesses in others, but why don’t we focus more on our and their strengths?

We are quick to walk away from jobs and relationships because of a few things that make us unhappy or dissatisfied, but what about the numerous things that bring us joy and satisfaction?

If we spent more time looking for God in every situation and in every person, and within ourselves, we wouldn’t have 1/4 of the issues we have today; we wouldn’t have divorce at the level it is—not even close–maybe not at all; we wouldn’t have crimes and other negative scenarios.

If we truly put God first, we would only focus on people’s strengths and positives, and on God’s light.

If you make a list of a person’s qualities or the benefits of a job, and list both negative and positive, and the positive outweighs the negative, yet you still don’t want to be in that situation, then maybe it is your undeveloped skills and weaknesses that are overshadowing things and causing the negative outcomes. Then you need to turn it over to God and stop trying to fix things yourself!

Turn to God and focus only on His Light. He will take care of and stomp out the darkness.

That’s what’s wrong with us; that is what has been wrong with us in our past, what is wrong with us currently, and what will be wrong with us in our future if we do not stop what we are doing right now.

We need to stop trying to do His job and only do what He commands us to do and that is to reflect His light, share His love, follow His son, and spread His word. Anything other than these things have nothing to do with us, and everything to do with Him. For those reasons we need to stay in our lane and stop trying to get into His!

Prayer

Father You do not care for lengthy prayers or repetition of Your name; what You care most about it is our connection with You and that we mean what we say, and say what we mean. You don’t care as much about the religious rituals as You do the spiritual practices and walk.

You care about what’s in our Heart.

Father today I will begin by only focusing on the good in things, in people, and in life. I will not focus on or dwell in the bad, the evil, the wrong, the negative, or the darkness. For if I look more to those things than to what’s inside of each scenario or person that reflects You, then I can’t possibly be convinced that You and Your love can and will conquer all evil.

What I don’t like in another person I probably or most likely also see or have seen in myself. It is not up to me to fix them or try to get them to fix themselves; I am to only reflect Your light so that they then turn to You to be fixed.

Today I will look for Your light in Your children, and believe that this strength I see is strong enough to squash out the darkness that tries to weaken me, them and others. Today I start my journey of looking only for You in Your children, and only You in each scenario.

Thank You Father for touching my heart this morning. Amen.

Love,

Natasha
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Natasha’s Daily Scripture, Prayer, and Reflection for 4.22.19

Scripture

But now you also, put them all aside: anger, wrath, malice, slander, and abusive speech from your mouth.

Do not lie to one another, since you laid aside the old self with its evil practices, and have put on the new self who is being renewed to a true knowledge according to the image of the One who created him—a renewal in which there is no distinction between Greek and Jew, circumcised and uncircumcised, barbarian, Scythian, slave and freeman, but Christ is all, and in all.

So, as those who have been chosen of God, holy and beloved, put on a heart of compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience;

Colossians 3:8-12 NASB

Reflection

We must control our emotions, the words that come from our mouths, our thoughts, and our actions. We are the ruler of what we do or don’t do, no other human has that power. Let’s not even talk about hypnosis. That’s a whole other ball of wax and even then you have to give a person control!

You choose to hate or love. You choose to tell the truth or to tell lies, you choose to be loving or to be mean, to be dignified or not, you choose!

Free yourself from telling lies, from cheating in all relationships––even business–-and watch the words that come from your mouth because they have the power to help or to harm.

Since there are many people who don’t seem to love themselves enough to follow the Golden Rule, then let me say this—speak to others and treat others the way you would want someone to speak to and treat your most beloved person.

There is no place in God’s Kingdom for chaos and conflict. Only Love, Joy, Kindness, Peace, and Happiness.

Prayer

Father thank You for another day of life here on Your beautiful planet. Today as other other days I face challenges, but today as some days, I am strengthened in the confidence that You are handling my battles for me. Knowing this, I have no reason to fear, no reason to be angry, bitter, or resentful. I do have a reason to rejoice and be grateful, and so today that is exactly what I’m going to do; rejoice and be a blessing to others as You have handsomely blessed me.

I have forgiven all who have trespassed against me. I hold no grudges, and have no bad words to say to or about them. If I haven’t fully forgiven, still hold grudges, and still speak harshly about them, please help me to free myself of that burden. As I pray for Your forgiveness, I know that I must give that which I seek. I don’t want You to hold a grudge against me or to badmouth and curse me, so I know that I must free myself of doing the same with Your children—no matter how much they hurt me. I have to trust and believe that You handle all things and all people. Help me to release that burden Father.

Help me to pray for them and pray that they seek the cleansing that it takes to heal them and make them whole in Your eyes.

Help me to pray that they forgive themselves and forgive others, that they release themselves from their past, and bury their spiritual and emotional baggage deep in the spiritual woods to never be uncovered. I pray that I can do the same so that I can be free to see, speak, do, and feel all that You desire for me.

Father, I pray that You touch their hearts so that they find peace and never a reason to lie, cheat, manipulate, or be cold towards others. I pray that You touch my heart, so that I too will find and know peace, and never do those things that bring You displeasure.

Through love, I release myself from their negative web, praying that they too will release that web— for Your love.

In Your name I pray. Giving You all of the glory. Amen.

Love always,

Natasha

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