Breaking Bread For 7.15.21

Scripture

On the evening of that first day of the week, when the disciples were together, with the doors locked for fear of the Jewish leaders, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you!” 

John 20:19

Reflection

There is always a calm before the storm, whether it be a physical storm or one that is spiritual; and even during the storm you should find comfort in knowing that God and Jesus are there with you. There may be days when you feel so overwhelmed that it’s difficult to breathe, to function, to think—those are the moments you need to pray for peace in your heart, mind, spirit, and soul; peace in your home and work place; peace in your personal life and in your career.

Peace in Hebrew is “shalom”. With shalom we have comfort, support, harmony, wholeness, completeness, and more. Whether shalom between two people or internal shalom that one person embraces, it’s the same energy. Shalom is also used to represent God, for is God not all of the descriptives used for peace (shalom)? So whether you choose the initial thought of peace being with you or the bolder and more pointed understanding of “God be with you”, your embrace has the same results.

When you’re going through a rough time, keep going and just pray a little more intently—not with fear but by conviction. God bless you all and may He keep You encircled in His grace.

Prayer

From this day and beyond, I declare that I will not be consumed by fear. Father, I know You are here with me—helping, watching, waiting, and directing. I may not see the solution to my problem right at this very moment, but I trust that my eyes and mind will connect and see clearly the blessing that You have waiting for me. Father, fill me with the peace Your son Jesus lived, and shared with others. Show me the way Father. I will obediently follow. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.

Love,

Natasha 

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