Breaking Bread For 9.15.20

Scripture

Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said,”Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.”

Hebrews 13:5

Reflection

I will be the first to admit that I do worry about money, and the fact that I have more month than the financial resources to cover that entire month. I worry about debt that I haven’t wiped out and left as a pretty zero balance. I don’t want to be a irresponsible debtor, owing money to someone and not paying them. It is not acceptable to me. I don’t want to wait years for someone to repay me money that I loaned, pay for a product that I sold, or for services that I rendered. When we are slow or inconsistent in our payments, the cycle of life returns to us slow and inconsistent payments. Yes, intent matters, as does our efforts. What’s in our heart is the prevailing measurement.

So I know that I’m not supposed to worry. God said not to worry. God said that He has me, you, us.

We do not have to worry about bills when we do our part, the best we can with what we have, to take care of our responsibilities, and have confidence in God’s ability and willingness to take care of all of our needs. Do your part and He will do His.

If we’re going to worry then why pray to Him?

Why go to church? Why read and study His Word? Why say, “God is good all the time and all the time God is good” if we don’t truly believe it, and don’t believe that He’s got things handled? Doing those things, yet worrying ourselves into anxiety, stress, depression, sickness, and dis-ease, only proves that we don’t have total trust and faith in Him. We conditionally believe He has control and dominion. We still think it’s all about us and only we can solve the problem, make things happen. Either we believe and trust in Him or we don’t.

Stop trying to drive the car from the passenger seat. Stop praying for help then interferring with the work being done.

Maybe things are delayed in our life because we don’t trust Him and He doesn’t trust us. Why should He? Would you trust someone who doesn’t trust you? Would you rush to help someone who doesn’t believe you can or will? Would you do everything in your power to help a person who keeps sabotaging the plans, and interferring with the process?

You most likely said, “no” to these questions. So consider how God feels. Consider His heart. Consider what your actions does to your relationship with Him. Your actions tell Him that He’s not good enough, not fast enough, not dependable enough. Wow. Think about that. Try speaking those words aloud. You most likely can’t. It hurts to even say. Yet we do, silently but boldly, every single time we worry and get in the way.

Let’s do as He directs and let Him handle the rest.

Prayer

Father, I know that You will always be here for me, always protecting and watching over me, and that You will never forsake me; so I don’t have to stress over money and going without because You are my sole provider. I don’t have to crave and desire things beyond my means, because if it’s meant for me it will be Your gift to me. I know that You will always meet my needs, quinch my thirst, feed my hunger, clothe me, and cover me with shelter. Quiet me when fear creeps in and doubt tries to settle in my mind and heart. You know the enemy’s tactics, please remind me and be patient when I falter. I thank You for taking care of me Father. In Your name I pray and praise. Amen.

Love always,

Natasha

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