Breaking Bread For 2.28.22

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Scripture

“The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full”

John 10:10

Reflection

The enemy, the father of lies, the one I call “it” is the master deceiver, con artist, and crook. What “it” presents will rarely seem dubious, dark, and sinister, but instead will look like light, it will resemble that which your mind and heart desires. “It’s” waiting on you to fall for the spiritual clickbait, the phishing and spear phishing, the ransom ware, Trojan attack. “It’s” betting on your inability to discern truth from lies, fact from fiction, real from fake, a great counterfeit from the authentic original.

It’s” betting on your fleshly desires to outweigh and overrule your spiritual discipline. “It’s” lying in wait for you to cave in to the pressure of temptation, of FOMO (fear of missing out), and hoping that envy and jealousy can kick in and cause enough havoc that you run desperately to the trap.

That’s why our relationship with God can’t be a passive one, a conditional arrangement, something you fall back on when you run out of options; one you turn to only when you’re asking for something. The enemy has one ultimate goal, one mission—to steal, kill, and destroy every relationship that God has—one day at a time, one soul at a time. That’s why you must be in agreement with God, aligned with Him, suited up for your daily battles, and trusting in Him to take care of you and all that you love, as He masterfully takes on the spiritual war.

Jesus came to say, “Hey folks this is a bigger threat than you think it is…the enemy is truly a soul snatcher…soldiers mount up!” The enemy has an army and is fueled by envy, jealousy, and hate of all that we are and all that God created us to be. Keep acting like this is a game that you get to keep playing by pressing the reset button. The enemy has no power except that which you give, and you give it by being lazy, shiftless, defiant and disobedient to God. The farther you are from God, the closer you are to enemy lines.

Ask God to equip you for life’s battles. Ask God to protect you from all enemies, of the spirit and of the flesh. Ask God to allow you to see the magnitude of your relationship with Him, and the abilities He has blessed you with to uplift yourself and others in greatness while also overcoming fear, temptation, and evil.

Learn to see yourself as God sees you, then you will speak, think, act, and live accordingly.

Prayer

Father, thank You for showing me that I have all that I need in and through You, and that Jesus is the guide to You. Any other source of supposed positive abundance is a fraud. Love, life, light, grace, freedom, respect, dignity, care, protection, and wealth can only come from You Lord.

Turn away my enemy, both perceived and actual. Shut down all attempts by others to deceive and harm me. Weaken those who would scheme to destroy what I’m working with You to build in Your Name.

Strengthen me LORD so that I can rise each day and give glory and honor to You in my testimony. Help me to see, in all ways, where I can be of help to others. Help me to always see and discern the truth. To You I give the glory. Amen.

Loving you always,

Natasha

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Breaking Bread For 2.25.22

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Scripture

To fear the Lord is to hate evil; I hate pride and arrogance, evil behavior and perverse speech.

Proverbs 8:13 

Reflection

I’m going to start at the end of verse 13 because it’s something that people distort, and that is the word perverse. I’ve heard countless of narrowly focused people who determine that perverse speech only means curse words and vulgarities, such as kinky sex acts, for instance. The word perverse means awkward, illogical, unreasonable. It’s being deliberate and obstinate in one’s defiance to speak or behave in an appropriate way.

Think of the ways people can speak illogically and unreasonably about God, Jesus, religion, spirituality, our humanity, the creation of life, etc. We could deliberately choose to say, “There is no God, I am my own god” and for those of us who believe the opposite, we would see that speech as perverse. We can pervert (which means distort or corrupt) the facts and the truth. So can you see why the writer would hate perverse speech?

Now let’s consider the rest of verse 13…

Pride and arrogance are two things that many of us struggle with, and of that many, most don’t realize that they carry these boulders of burden. We quickly surmise that pride is the satisfaction of accomplishing or possessing things, qualities, etc. We can also have pride in others. We can be proud of the achievements others have made.

This is not the pride that is detested in the verse shared today. No, the pride here is the one where you’re too darn stubborn or embarrassed or insecure or emotionally drained to ask for help when you know you need it. Or when you won’t admit that you don’t know something or how to do something. You won’t ask the questions because in your mind you think the person will think your question is stupid or look at you in judgment because you should have the answers, and so you choose instead to search high and low by yourself rather than asking.

It’s like going to a library and avoiding the librarian and the card or computer index for answers. Instead you search book by book, row by row, looking for the one book you need. I’ve allowed pride to derail, stagnate, and disrupt my world too many times. I’ve struggled because of pride. The enemy uses pride to lie to you and convince you of all of the things I just mentioned. What you feel and process in your thoughts become the words you utter, then declare, then turn into action.

No different than the tool of arrogance that the enemy uses as a hammer to define you in “its” image. Arrogance voices “I know”. Arrogance says “I don’t need anyone’s help. I’m smarter and more capable of everyone I know”. Arrogance declares “There’s no one in the world doing what I’m doing, the way I’m doing it, and by the standards I’m doing it”. The enemy uses arrogance to convince you to think, believe, speak, and live out your life in the lie that you’re self-made, achieving all that you have all by yourself, everything you have is through your efforts.

Arrogance never gives credit to God, and even when there’s a semblance of credit, your efforts and power far surpass that which you have credited God for. It’s like saying, “God blessed me because I _____”.

Ummm God blessed you because He’s God; because He wanted to. He doesn’t need your permission or a checklist to determine when, where, or how to bless you. In that case, we would be able to manipulate and control Him. You breathe because He says so. You have because He makes it possible. You think by His authority.

God places people, things, and other resources at your disposal, but an arrogant person will swear they found or created these things and opportunities on their own.

When you separate yourself from Him, you align yourself with the enemy. There’s no third party candidate.

Don’t let the enemy grab ahold of your mind and make you into a fool. That’s what happens when we choose to be prideful and/or arrogant.

You have choices in life. You can choose to do right or wrong; cheat or be faithful; be abusive or be loving; be controlling or supportive; be honorable or dishonorable; dignified or act like a complete idiot; curse at someone or choose other words to express your disappointment or anger; lash out in anger or walk away in love; be prideful and suffer, or open and receptive; steal things or earn what you want; gossip or refrain from such chatter; be arrogant or give glory to God for all that we have…we all have a choice.

No one and nothing is forcing us to make a decision in life. We choose the words and actions we engage in each day. You can’t get away with the excuse, “The devil made me do it” because although you are always under constant attack by “it”, the decisions you make are solely yours, as are the repercussions. Don’t be like Adam and blame the serpent, Eve, and God for the choices that he made. Be responsible and accountable.

So what choices will you make today?

Prayer

Father, thank You for this day, another day to express my gratitude and joy. Father, I want to be the idea You created me to be. I want to walk with the sense of dignity that comes from doing right, living right, speaking and acting in love, and placing You as my first priority.

I rebuke evil, pride, arrogance, infidelity, greed, lack, and other sinful ways. When I face these traps, Father, warm my heart but turn my head—so that I may lovingly walk away. In Jesus’ Name I pray to You and praise You. Amen.

Love,

Natasha 

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Breaking Bread For 2.24.22

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Scripture

“…to open their eyes and turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan to God, so that they may receive forgiveness of sins and a place among those who are sanctified by faith in me.”

Acts 26:18

Reflection

Family, we must pray for discernment to always recognize God’s ways, presence, and Voice. Let’s look at some ways to distinguish God from satan.

Even sugar-coated, the enemy’s plan is never to benefit you. If the vision is self-consuming, self-absorbed, and truly only about you and your personal gain and pleasure, then that can’t be God’s influence upon you.

Let me put things bluntly so that we’re on the same page.

Cheating on your spouse (or significant other) emotionally, mentally, or sexually is not of God. You can rationalize and tell those rational-lies to yourself all day long. The truth is, satan is in those details.

Marrying for money, prestige, influence, and/or power is not of God. That is satan perverting marriage.

Providing false testimony and bearing false witness is not of God. That is satan. Lying on your applications, contracts, resumes, profiles, tax returns, disclosure forms—is not under the guidance of God. Trying to get over on folks is satan’s scheme, not God’s way.

Verbally, mentally, emotionally, sexually, financially, and/or physically abusing someone is not of God. That is the way of satan.

Knowingly living beyond your means, buying things that you know you can’t afford and can lead to great debt, is not of God. That is satan tempting you to eventually become broke and broken.

Not paying employees fair living wages and providing a dignified benefits package is not of God. That is satan convincing you that you’re the master and that those wages are yours to control. My friends, that generated revenue is God’s money that you have been charged with to steward. Keep letting your employees struggle while you thrive and see how the Master Accountant reconciles those books!

Here’s some other examples to consider…

Laziness and shiftlessness, with a huge dollop of entitlement is not of God. That is satan all day and every day. Whining and complaining, and not taking responsibility or being accountable is not of God. That is satan. Living in constant fear, misery, and pain is not of God. That is satan working on your mind in triple-time, and you have given him full access to use your mind as a playground, a circus, an amusement park.

That is the enemy working against you so that you can turn from God, giving your power to the flesh, to worldly perversions of truth and righteousness, to the father of lies—until “it” becomes your god.

I prefer to not give the enemy a name, for to give it a name gives it a sense of rightful purpose and power. So calling satan“it” or the “enemy” (in lowercase) rebukes any influence that it would claim to have in my life. In the examples above I used the name “satan” (lowercase) and I’m stressing this, to help you connect on a more sensitive and passionate level with the intensity and desperation that “it” has to mentally sway and get you to destroy yourself—for “it” lacks the power and authority to do so.

Understand that the attack is mental. The attack is through your thoughts, with a goal to get those thoughts to be words of power, and then actions magnifying that power.

Whether thoughts of lust, anger, revenge, or fear, it’s all coming to and attacking your mind. Which if not protected, can be penetrated. No different than giving up the power and allowing someone to hypnotize you. You leave your mind totally exposed to be manipulated. That is what “it” does.

Those thoughts can turn a healthy person into a person consumed by fear of sickness, and eventually you surrender to the lie and become consumed by illness, giving it so much power that you tune out God’s Voice and presence. The sickness becomes a substitute. The sickness becomes your god.

We must fight to protect and nurture our mind so that it’s always aligned with God’s Mind. So when we have thoughts of lust for someone not our spouse or significant other, you must rebuke that energy and understand you are being attacked. The same is true when we think of physically or emotionally hurting someone, we are being attacked by a dark presence that wants to be our puppet master.

That initial hesitation to not do something is God touching you and reminding you that you have the power to say no to “it”, and instead walk upright like and with Jesus. God gives us the choice to choose Him or the enemy.

What choice will you make?

Prayer

Father, I pray for those who are blinded by pain, fear, and rage. I pray for those who are so consumed with what’s going wrong with and in their lives that they can’t seem to appreciate all that is great and wondrous in their lives. I pray that You strengthen them that they might be strong enough to fight the grip of the enemy, so that they can begin to forgive themselves and forgive others.

Father, fill me with the strength and vision to see past those who trespass against me, so that I can spend my time sharing Your loving Light with those who need it most. I appreciate all that You have done for me and all that You provide. I pray that Your children grow to see their cup overflowing and never empty or less than ideal. I pray for this wisdom also, even in days that appear cloudy, let me always remember that after those days the clouds always move away, to allow the sun to shine brightly.

Your son Jesus shared and shares so much, he gave and sacrificed the greatest of things to prove to us the nothingness of pain, fear, sickness, disease, and death. This existence isn’t our end, but merely our beginning; we should all be striving for what’s next to come in Your Kingdom. So mold us Father so that we can be present and prepared for eternal life beyond this limited existence. Help us to become better followers, servants, and ambassadors. In Your Name and in Jesus’ Name I pray. Amen.

I pray that you have a blessed day, that you see and embrace your blessings, and share them with others. I look forward to sharing with you tomorrow.

Love always,

Natasha

Lovingly your sister in Christ,

Natasha 

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Breaking Bread For 2.23.22

Scripture

For we live by faith, not by sight.

2 Corinthians 5:7

Reflection

Let’s discuss FAITH right now. Not fear, not doubt, not anger, not confusion, not cynicism…just faith. Faith that God is protecting us and is there for us and our loved ones always. Faith, as in supporting God’s plan and purpose for our lives. Comparing His flawless track record with humankind’s joke of a record, and without question choosing to roll with Him than gamble on man. Yeah, that faith!

The faith that is activated when we walk where God says, where He guides us, and we’re not busy trying to tell Him a different way or ask Him repeatedly, “But where are we going? I’ve never gone this way before. Are you sure this is the way you want me to go? Isn’t there an easier or better way? Is it taking this long because I’m being punished?

Faith in what He says is what motivates us, not just that which we see. Because the truth is, some of us take WAY longer to see what God has already done for us. That’s why many of us skip by or walk right past opportunities and don’t realize it for months or years later, and then we’re emotionally and verbally attacking ourselves for our ignorance.

Faith isn’t passive. It’s active. It is our acknowledgment and the energy invested in that acknowledgment that we believe something to be true even if our flesh hasn’t registered it as reality or truth. You have faith that the sun will rise and set each day. You even have faith in stoplights activating properly, even if some are timed to trigger at slower rates—you still trust and believe they will do their job. You trust that man programmed and serviced them properly. But here’s the crazy thing—the sun, humans, and those stoplights are God’s creations.

You trust and believe in the creations but then have doubts about the Creator, as though with all of the things on His plate, that He could become exhausted and absentminded and forget what He promised, forget to watch over you, forget to do what He’s done since the moment He decided to create an idea. Our Father never sleeps or slumbers, or makes mistakes, has second thoughts, or reneges on His promises.

The enemy planted seeds of doubt and we unknowingly water those seeds when we give in to the doubt, and the more power that we give fear the more that seed grows and sprouts into weeds—that will choke us off. Don’t fall for that trap. Don’t believe those lies the enemy tells.

It’s also why God has to oftentimes disrupt things in our world and bring forward something so great, that we can’t deny it’s His works and not man’s. When you’re brought down to your knees and then lifted above your circumstances, you have to acknowledge that the uplift and restoration wasn’t your doing, that was and is God. That bold act sure does something to doubt and fear, doesn’t it?

Our God of today is no different from God of the past. And in the past, most people didn’t realize that they could have a relationship with Him, speak with Him and listen for His voice. Today, thanks to Yeshua (best known as Jesus in English-speaking lands), we know differently and can live differently—embracing our relationship with God, and choosing each day to walk with Him in partnership. We are His children. Let us live accordingly. Declare with your words and demonstrate through your actions.

Prayer

Father, my faith is truly being tested. I am tested in my belief that You are here, protecting, watching, healing, helping, waiting, directing, and leading me. I am tested in my belief that You are taking care of me and my needs, and those people that I love and cherish the most. I am tested to question my declaration of commitment to You and our relationship.

Those contradicting voices of abandonment, aloneness, inadequacy, incompetence, discouragement, and worthlessness attack me. But I know why. The enemy doesn’t want me to be in alignment with You. The enemy doesn’t want me to know, speak, and live my Truth.

Father, I know that I react to the flesh and daily I navigate this world by my physical senses, but I also know that it’s not what I see that matters; that is not what faith requires—it’s just the knowing, believing, and trusting in You and in our relationship. It’s the unknowns in life that require me to believe in You, Your grace and power, and the promises that You made.

I turn all things and circumstances over to You Father. I choose to follow Your lead, Your voice, and Your ways. I don’t know where I’m going but I trust You, so I walk and I tell the enemy to get behind me and stay silent. I stand in agreement with You, in the Name of Your Son, Yeshua. Amen.

Loving you all!

Natasha 

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Breaking Bread For 2.22.22

Scripture


But God has put the body together, giving greater honor to the parts that lacked it, so that there should be no division in the body, but that its parts should have equal concern for each other. If one part suffers, every part suffers with it; if one part is honored, every part rejoices with it.

1 Corinthians 12:24-26

Reflection

I’m going to approach these verses in two ways:

First approach…

This letter to the church of Corinth was expressing the ways in which they were to see themselves as a part of the body of Christ, without division amongst them, without division between them and the other parts (churches and congregations) of the body. The understanding that there should be equal concern and care for each other and for other people who represent other parts of the body. Because if one part suffers the entire body does. If one part is honored then every part is to rejoice.

But what we tend to find, then and even now, is that we not only have infighting between ourselves and other parts, but we’re even fighting with our own part.

Imagine your heart fighting itself.

Imagine one lung fighting itself.

We already know the damage caused when a part is attacked. When a germ runs amuck and a part tries desperately to fight back, there can be great damage to that part. And to other parts, impacting the entire body. But what if there wasn’t an external culprit that attacked? What if the heart (or the lung) just started fighting itself?

Look at the disruption one part causes to itself and to the entire body. Now add to it the chaos that comes when one part attacks or refuses to help another part. What if the heart just said, “Screw it, I’m not helping the lung”? Well since the heart pumps blood and performs other awesome things each day, the lung would not be the only part to suffer. The entire body would.

We don’t realize how much we are interconnected and our interdependence upon each other. We can cause a domino effect of pain and chaos, or one of joy and stability. Consider your impact on the world and not just how the world impacts you. Stop fighting other parts (people) because they think differently or don’t agree with you. Stop attacking what you fear or can’t master.

Second Approach

What you neglect to care for today, may be gone or damaged tomorrow. Take the time to honor your entire body every single day. Stick out your tongue, blink your eyes, wiggle your fingers and toes, and smile. Look in the mirror and flash those pearly whites (even if you only have 12 left) and say, “Thank You Father”.

Rotate your head in every direction and inhale. Stretch to the heavens and exhale. Stretch to the ground God made, and smile. Stretch as you turn your waist to the east and the west, and feel your body move.

If you’re able, take a brisk walk or jog; cycle or jump rope for at least 30 minutes a few times per week. Nourish your body with clean, whole, organic foods and drinks. Show God how grateful you are to have this incredible vessel we call a body. Show God how honored and humble you are that He gave you life. Then rejoice!

Two approaches, same meaning. I hope it blessed you in some way.

Prayer

Father, thank You for my spiritual and physical body. Thank You for making me a connected part of the body of Christ. When I neglect any area I have neglected the whole. This is no different than when I partially commit to You; I am not getting the full return on my investment.

Father, I don’t want to neglect what You have blessed me with. I don’t want to have a conditional relationship with You, Lord. I don’t want to be partially committed to You. I don’t want to randomly take care of my body, or passively engage within the body of Christ. I want to have a healthy relationship with my body, and with Your children, not taking either for granted, and most importantly—not taking You for granted.

So, I Thank You Father for my recommitment, realignment, and reengagement. I love You. Amen.

Embrace this incredible day!

Love,

Natasha

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Breaking Bread For 2.21.22

Scripture

She is clothed with strength and dignity; she can laugh at the days to come.

Proverbs 31:25

Reflection

I know that I shared this Bible verse a few weeks ago, but I’m sharing again today, in honor of the women that we know, that we love and admire; the women who are clothed with strength and dignity, and who can laugh at the days to come. It’s not that they don’t struggle and don’t know adversity, it’s that they don’t wear their circumstances. Their confidence is in God and that is what the world sees, confidence!

Today, I honor a dear friend, Traci Gibson Little, whose heavenly birthday is today. She’s not here in the physical sense, but my oh my, her loving spiritual presence is most definitely felt. Whenever she crosses my mind I spend time reflecting over memories of her.

I looked up to Traci, admired her, and loved her for all the love and light that she poured into others, into this world, and she did so without expecting anything in return. Her “garments” were regal and priceless because they were strength and dignity. Her smile filled you with joy. Her eyes revealed so much but also left you wanting to know more. Traci faced adversity yet many people never knew, because she laughed in the present and at the days ahead. Traci knew who and what she was, and to Whom she belonged.

What woman would you like to honor today who reminds you of Proverbs 31:25? Please share in the comments section below.

Prayer

Father, thank You for blessing me with amazing women who are clothed with strength and dignity, and stand confidently in You, so they laugh at the days to come. Thank You for allowing me to see You in them and to embrace why You chose for them to be role models to me. In Your Name I praise and pray. Amen.

Love,

Natasha

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Something to Consider…

I opened my Bible app and saw Hebrews 12:14 and I was about to move on and move forward with my Bible study lesson, but I felt this tug inside to pause; to focus intently on those words, the meanings, applicability, and consider the implications. So I began to reflect and then decided to share….

I intentionally made the background in the picture more difficult to see clearly. Did you notice that you had to adjust your eyes more?

That’s how I envision our interactions and relationships with each other, when God isn’t the clear center of our lives and He doesn’t have a prominent presence in our daily decision-making.

So, if people have to strain to see and focus on Him, inside of you, then they’re less likely to do it if you aren’t being loving, considerate, and sharing the fruits of the Spirit. And guess what? The same is true in reverse. If you don’t see Him in them then all you will see are the things you don’t like, which you will pick at and judge.

And in both of those examples, there is a struggle with connections to and with God.

People shouldn’t have to strain and adjust their eyes to see God in you. When you’re living your life and speaking God’s power to it, in partnership with Him—that’s holiness. Your commitment to Him, your marriage with Him, that unbreakable bond that you share with God, that is the holiness that you’re to possess and embrace with honor and dignity.

That is the energy and presence that disturbs and rocks the enemy at its core.

But with its absence or faded presence, the enemy attacks with a vengeance. When you leave openings in your life that resemble Swiss cheese, you create opportunities for the enemy to come in and cause havoc and chaos. Those holes can only be filled with and by God. The enemy knows this, so when he sees those holes he knows that you haven’t been committing yourself to the Father.

The enemy knows that you are vulnerable to attack and so he attacks. Sometimes attacking multiple holes at the same time; trying desperately to break you and to convince you to compromise, reject your relationship with God, reject who and what you are. The enemy can’t make you do or say anything. It’s always your choice. Daily you choose to walk with God or the enemy. Daily you choose to speak the words of power (God) or defeat (Satan).

How we live and the power of the words we speak each day, reflect our degree of holiness, and the health of our relationship with God.

What are your thoughts and feelings about this verse and my reflection? Share in the comments section below.

Love,

Natasha

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Breaking Bread For 2.18.22

Scripture

For if you forgive other people when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you.

Matthew 6:14

Reflection

We must stop carrying around anger, resentment, bitterness, sadness, jealousy and envy. We must let go and turn our cares and troubles over to our Heavenly Father. We must learn to leave balancing scales to God. Let Him be our vindicator. Repurpose that toxic energy. Stop allowing it to eat away at you. Don’t let pain kill the best in you. Let it go and begin to forgive. Forgive yourself, forgive others—starting today.

Today, I take that step to forgive someone who has wronged me, but may not even realize how much it truly affected me.

Prayer

Father, I must let go of this burden I keep carrying around and forgive those who have hurt me. I cannot ask for Your forgiveness if I can’t forgive others. I have to accept the fact that You will always settle my grievances, You will always right the wrongs done against me, and You will always bring light into dark places and spaces. I thank You Father. In Your Name I pray. Amen.

Natasha

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Breaking Bread For 2.17.22

Scripture

In you, LORD my God, I put my trust.

Psalm 25:1

Reflection

There is no other truth, reality, comfort, or source of reliance except our Heavenly Father. Trust in Him and put everything else to the side.
When you doubt someone close to you, trust that God will always reveal the truth and bring you out of harm’s way.

When you doubt your ability to accomplish or overcome something, trust that the Lord is there to help you. When you lack self-confidence, trust that pull in your gut that urges you to put your confidence in Him. We can never go wrong with God. He is the constant we desire and need.

Prayer

Father, when I can’t put my trust in man I know that I can always trust in You. When man has betrayed me and caused me to question their honor, loyalty, and truthfulness I know that I never have and never will have those issues with You.

You have never and will never fail me or let me down. I know that You will never lie, deceive, mistreat, or hide anything from me. I know that in You the truth is always revealed, and for those reasons and more, I humbly and always will follow You and praise Your Holy Name. Amen.

Love,

Natasha

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Breaking Bread For 2.16.22

Scripture

He also told them this parable: “Can the blind lead the blind? Will they not both fall into a pit?” The student is not above the teacher, but everyone who is fully trained will be like their teacher.

Luke 6:39-40

Reflection

We must follow the instructions and the map that Jesus left so that we can find our way back to righteousness; that we might be saved and redeemed. We have to seek counsel and correction from God. We can’t keep trying to do it ourselves thinking that God birthed us to figure it out alone. Nor is it wise to think another clueless person will help us get there any faster.

We can’t get where we need to go until we have mastered the lessons He is teaching us on a daily basis. That means each day we need to show up to learn and apply our learning to the lessons being taught. It means asking Him the clarifying questions and obediently following through with what He says. Jesus taught and exclaimed that people would be blessed with this connection and ability to communicate with God directly. We have that portal, let’s not abuse it or neglect it. Let’s instead nurture and strengthen it.

Prayer

Father, I have grown through my walk to realize that You regularly send people to teach, show, and guide me through life’s lessons. It is when I turn a blind eye or choose to walk alongside someone else who is equally or less knowledgeable that I stumble and fall.

Jesus provided us with instruction from You Lord, and I pray that I might study and learn the correct steps to take in the correct ways, as You see fit. I humble myself before You, Father. I open my eyes to see who You send my way. I open my ears to hear Your voice. In Jesus’ Name I affirm my commitment to be in agreement with You. Realign me Father. Amen.

Enjoy your Wednesday and God bless you all!

Love,

Natasha

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Breaking Bread For 2.15.22

Scripture

Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.

Philip saith unto him, Lord, shew us the Father, and it sufficeth us. Jesus saith unto him, Have I been so long time with you, and yet has thou not known me, Philip? he that hath seen me hath seen the Father; and how sayest thou then, Shew us the Father? Believest thou not that I am in the Father, and the Father in me? the words that I speak unto you I speak not of myself: but the Father that dwelleth in me, he doeth the works.

John 14:6, 8-10

Reflection

When Philip asked Jesus to show them the Father, it wasn’t as though the disciples had only been assembled for a few days or weeks. They had been with Jesus for years. They watched him practice what he taught, they witnessed and even took part in healing people. They witnessed things that were humanly impossible. Yet, they still doubted him, who he said he was, and that he was sent by God. In some ways, it’s as though they thought he was just a highly gifted magician.

And how are we any different, more than 2,000 years later?

Until we believe, we cannot truly have faith. Until we have faith, that is proactive, we cannot truly experience what God has planned for us. Until we are true believers in faith, walking and living in faith we are merely lost sheep awaiting our shepherd. We will go round and round in circles going no where fast, lost in a wilderness.

Our shepherd is calling but we don’t recognize his voice because we continue to question if we have a shepherd, if our shepherd wants us, is he actually waiting for us, are we being punished, have we been abandoned, etc. All while the shepherd patiently waits, lovingly calling our name, day after day.

Four hours is too long to be wandering through a forest without a sense of direction. Four days of walking around, uh, you better hope a rescue team has been dispatched for you. Can you even wrap your mind around 40 years, like the Israelites? Now consider being lost for your lifetime. We all have choices. We have promised dreams waiting for us, if only we believe and get in alignment.

Your shepherd is waiting. Stop expecting grandiose overtures. Listen, feel, and look for the subtleties. Then answer your shepherd.

Prayer

Father, if there is any doubt in me as to Your realness, Your presence, Your power, Your influence over my life and the world—I want it removed now. You know my heart Lord. If I believe in Your son then how can I not believe in You? If I believe in You then I must believe that You sent Your son to free us from the shackles we placed upon ourselves.

Father, many of us are still enslaved. We are still not fully committed and invested in Your plan. We are still easily manipulated by the “liar”. I know that I want the mania and chaos in my life to end. I want to taste the sweet fruits provided by You, I want to drink the pure water from You, I want to walk in righteousness and not in sin. Cleanse me Lord. I call to You and Your son to guide me, redirect me, and to help me to reflect You all the days of my life. In Jesus’ Name I pray. Amen.

Love,

Natasha

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Breaking Bread For 2.14.22

Scripture

For they loved the praise of men more than the praise of God. Jesus cried and said, He that believeth on me, believeth not on me, but on him that sent me. And if any man hear my words, and believe not, I judge him not: for I came not to judge the world, but to save the world. For I have not spoken of myself; but the Father which sent me, he gave me a commandment, what I should say, and what I should speak. And I know that his commandment is life everlasting: whatsoever I speak therefore, even as the Father said unto me, so I speak.

John 12:43-44,47,49-50 KJV

Reflection

We must put our faith, understanding, and reliance upon God and not man. Man is flawed. The perfect example of how we’re to live, pray, and worship is found in His son, Jesus. He was and is the Truth we seek —evolved and transformed as God intended.

Even in his last days, when Jesus cried out in a moment of fear, frustration, and doubt, God reassured him that His plan would be fulfilled, and with that Jesus leaned into and was confident in God’s understanding. Even Jesus had rough days, moments where he was irritated with the ignorance of the world and the people blindly living in it. He had to isolate to go pray with God, and at times he wondered if the people would even care and change their ways.

That should be reassuring to us, because we struggle with and in this world, and our best role model did too. And then he showed us what we’re to also do, and how we’re to trust and rely upon God. When things don’t make sense, turn to and trust God. When life’s storms hit us, tap into God’s power and watch that storm trickle to nothingness. When you lack confidence, embrace His. We struggle because we aren’t living our truth, and being our true selves.

We’re confused as to who and what we are.

Jesus made clear why God sent him, his role, and the prophecies that he was and had fulfilled. The people distorted the truth, just as many do today. Can you make your walk less about you and more about God? Can you step out of the way, let go of the steering wheel, and allow God to use you, speak through you, and guide you? Can you consult with God before you start blabbering and making decisions that have unknown consequences?

Get intimate and intentional with God. He wants a genuine relationship with you. Look at His relationships with Jesus, David, Joseph, and so many others. Those who truly walked with God had the most enriching and rewarding journeys imaginable. They also had the most intimate and endearing relationship with Him. Don’t you want that too? He wants it. He’s waiting for you.

Stop looking to man for what only God can provide.

There is no better, more perfect and enduring love than the love of God. No relationship is as pure and withstanding, and committed as the one we have with Him. He won’t hold it against you that it’s taken you this long to come back to Him. Nope, He’s gonna pour so much love into you that you won’t even remember the lack that you think you’re currently experiencing.

Prayer

Father, there is no other that I place before You, that I rely upon first, that I praise or worship, that I lean on, or that I talk to first but You. I hear Your voice directing me daily and You have given me the choice to listen and follow, or to ignore You and do my own thing. You sent Your son to us to save us from ourselves and from the “liar” who would have us to believe that we don’t need You because as Your reflections we are self-sufficient and more than capable of accomplishing and achieving whatever we want, without Your will.

I know that only by and through You are things made possible. I turn to You, Father.

We are Your perfect reflections attempting to regain our sense of self in You, Father. We have stumbled, fallen, and now we struggle to reclaim who we are in, of, and through You. We have leaned more on man’s understanding than Your Word and Jesus’ teachings of Your Word; we have relied upon and imitated man more than You.

We desire the things of the flesh more than we do of You. For those offenses, Father I ask for forgiveness. I want to walk always in Your Light. In Your Name I pray for strength, grace, and dignity each and every day. I love You. Amen.

We have choices. You just have to decide if you are following God or the “liar”.

I love you all. Have a safe and happy Valentine’s Day!

Love,

Natasha

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Breaking Bread For 2.11.22

Scripture

Jesus went on to say, “To what, then, can I compare the people of this generation? What are they like? They are like children sitting in the marketplace and calling out to each other: 

“‘We played the pipe for you, and you did not dance; we sang a dirge, and you did not cry.’ For John the Baptist came neither eating bread nor drinking wine, and you say, ‘He has a demon.’ The Son of Man came eating and drinking, and you say, ‘Here is a glutton and a drunkard, a friend of tax collectors and sinners.’ But wisdom is proved right by all her children.”

Luke 7:31-35

Reflection

Well, I know who Jesus can compare this current generation (those of us who live today) to… the ones he was speaking to and about in the verses above. How little we have learned and applied, yet we have a Handbook and have been granted the intimate connection to God, through prayer and petition. Yet look at us. Oy vey!

Who gave us the autonomy to serve as judge of others, yet feel insulted and victimized when judged in return? No one. God said He’s the Judge. Know your place and assume it respectfully and humbly. If you don’t want to be judged by people then don’t judge others.

Be more than satisfied with what God provides to you each day. Don’t ask yourself what your religious leader would do or model yourself after them. Instead, follow Jesus’ example. Even with us having limited documentation on him and how he lived, he is still the perfect model of living righteously, justly, and with grace and dignity. You can combine all of the people you know and their efforts and character would still fall short of Yeshua HaMashiach.

We have numerous examples of religious figures who are just as or more dysfunctional than the most perverse in their congregation, so why would you emulate that fraudulent leader, and then be disappointed when they let you down? Instead emulate the man that was declared and proven to be the Way-shower.

It’s one thing to admire a person and the qualities that they express, but be mindful that those qualities come from God, just like all of your positive qualities; and your identity is not tied to theirs, so your mind is not to be molded and led by them. You are unique and have a calling on your life, and God needs you focused on His voice and direction, fulfilling your purpose not someone else’s plan. Let God use those other people as He sees fit and you connect with them as He guides you.

Don’t turn these folks into idols and gods. Don’t give them the power and authority over you and your household. Don’t find yourself saying, “Pastor said…Father so-and-so said…Bishop said… Elder said…or Guru so-and-so said…” more than you’re speaking of what God said and says, has and is doing. Everyone has a God-assigned role, don’t step in and start promoting them to new ones.

Don’t immerse yourself in other books and pay little attention to the Bible. Heck yeah the Bible is tough reading. I’ve read it in-full four times and it never gets easier to dive into, but I do find that I’m always learning something new, something I had overlooked, or that wasn’t relevant or applicable before but is now.

Referring back to the Bible verses above, do you know who was feeding those lies the townspeople were spewing? The religious and community leaders. Jesus was trying to free people’s minds and hearts but they were so brainwashed by their leaders that they didn’t realize that their King (who they desperately waited hundreds of years for) stood before them.

Don’t be blinded by this world, like they were. Don’t remain shackled to things that God released you from. Don’t chase behind folks who are appointed or self-appointed, when you should be aligned with God’s anointed. And the only way to tell who’s the anointed is by asking God.

Each day let’s make this our focus and let’s spend quality time in prayer to ensure we are properly aligned. Have an amazing weekend!

Prayer

Father, keep me humble and grounded. Keep me focused on Your mission and my purpose. Let my learned lessons bring me better insight and great wisdom. I may ask for clarification but I don’t want to question You with doubt. I’d rather walk where You direct me, in a trusted partnership.

I want my life to model Jesus not the men and women of this world. Not wanting to be judged, remind me of this so that I refrain from passing judgment on others. Show me how to do right, think right, and speak right Father. In Your Name I pray. In Your Name I rebuke the enemy. Amen.

Love,

Natasha 

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Breaking Bread For 2.10.22

Scripture

Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful.

Colossians 4:2

Reflection

Prayer should not be casual (like you’re checking a box) nor should it be for show; but rather purposeful and authentic, as your dedication to taking this spiritual walk with our Father and His son. Prayer is another sign of your devotion to God, Jesus, and the Kingdom that you say you are an ambassador of and for—and that you are helping to build.

Prayer is intimate. It’s our time with God, peeling back our layers— and in this safe space, being our most vulnerable and exposed. It’s a time to close the door on the world and just tune in to Him.

How will you know what He wants you to do each day, who He wants you to meet or help, and how He wants to expose you to knowledge and wisdom? How else will you know if you’re on the right path, doing the task correctly, or that you have successfully completed an assignment? How else will you know which option to choose, if you’re overthinking something, or be able to discern truth from lies and fact from fiction? How else will you withstand the poking, prodding, nagging, teasing, tricks, traps, and lies that Satan aims at you?

Take several moments throughout your day to pray, reflect, show and express thanks and appreciation, and to give back to our Heavenly Father. Don’t just use prayer as a time to express a form of conditional love, where you are only asking for something and only thankful when you receive His blessings. It’s not transactional. That’s what we get in and from this world. With God it’s different. Or at least it should be.

If you’re keeping a tally of your answered prayers, and only speaking with Him when you want something in, of, or to combat this world, then you have made it transactional. You’re treating Him like everyone else in your life. He wants and deserves more from you. Don’t you think the One who created you and gives you breath each day deserves more?

Give more. Be more.

Be intentional during the most intimate moments of your life—those conversations with Him, as they are absolutely priceless.

Prayer

Father, throughout each day I want to stop and pray to You, to give thanks to You, and to connect with You. I don’t want to get busy in my busyness that I don’t spend quality alone time with You.

In my prayers I deepen my understanding of my purpose and Your guidance over me. Through my prayers my eyes are opened wider and my ears are more alert, I am able to discern more, because through Your patience and care I have been exposed to Your truths—and the more I believe, the more I receive.

I don’t want to neglect You and our relationship. I Thank You Father for all that I am, all that You’re molding me to be, and all that You have planned for me to do while glorifying You. There’s no better relationship, partnership, than what I share with You. I love You Father. Amen.

Lovingly,

Natasha

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Breaking Bread For 2.9.22

Scripture

She is clothed with strength and dignity; she can laugh at the days to come.

Proverbs 31:25

Reflection

You are truly whole and complete when you get to the point where you are fearless, doubtless, and fully confident in God’s ability to see you through anything and everything that the future throws your way.

Awesome isn’t it?

Think about never fearing losing your wealth, home, car, or anything “you worked hard to earn” —that God gave you. Wouldn’t that be an amazing feeling and experience?

Pray for that deepened, more intimate relationship with God, where your trust in Him is strengthened and stands up to the tests and temptations. See your strength, courage, and every other positive trait, characteristic, and behavior as being from Him.

When you see how much He loves you, by how little He expects from you yet how much He gives even when that love isn’t returned, imagine how your relationship would be if you gave Him all of you—and you stopped rationing yourself to Him like you’re waiting for a better suitor. He is the best. There is no greater than He. He’s waiting for you. He has so much more to give you. Bigger, better, bolder. He’s waiting for you to choose Him.

You have to believe it, let go, and lean on Him.

Prayer

Father, thank You for the strength and wisdom that guides me daily. Thank You for encircling me with love. With You, I am clothed in strength and dignity; able to raise my head and walk upright, tall, and confident. My belief in You and Your greatness builds my faith in You and in myself.

Let me laugh at whatever the future may bring knowing that no matter what, You will be right there guiding and protecting me.

Father, I pray to be as virtuous as the woman depicted in this proverb. I want all that You have to offer and I want to be all that You have envisioned and created me to be. In Your Name I pray. Amen.

Love,

Natasha

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Breaking Bread For 2.8.22

As free, and not using your liberty for a cloke of maliciousness, but as the servants of God.

1 Peter 2:16 (KJV)

Reflection

We are free people given the right to make decisions in our lives. We can either choose a life of dishonesty, deceit, maliciousness, and hate; or we can choose to live in God’s loving Light.

It’s not Satan’s fault if we choose his ways over God’s. It was and is always our choice. Just like it’s our choice to repent, atone, and never repeat the act again. We choose to be in alignment with God, or not. Be accountable for the decisions you make, that’s something Adam and Eve failed to do, and look at us now—still struggling with the same issue.

Just know that whenever we choose the ways of Satan, we are always enslaved. There is no freedom or peace there. Ever. Don’t be fooled by the tricks and lies. It’s a con game designed by a being that was created long before humans, and one who has studied and mastered us, knowing that we know little about him. He knows your desires and weaknesses.

Don’t be tricked. When in doubt ask God. Consult with Him first and always. Freedom and peace only come from walking with God.

Prayer

Father, thank You for freeing my ancestors and thank You for freeing me every time I allow myself to be shackled to fear and doubt, and to circumstances.

Father, thank You for freeing my mind and heart that I might have discernment to see the truth in the enemy’s plots and plans; discernment to see clearly the truth that some people may try to hide; and a warmed heart that I might love Your children even when they don’t express love in return.

And in this freedom, I know that my mind and heart are always to be focused on You first—waiting for Your guidance. Show me the way. In Your Name I pray. Amen.

Love,

Natasha

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Breaking Bread For 2.7.22

Scripture

Brothers and sisters, we do not want you to be uninformed about those who sleep in death, so that you do not grieve like the rest of mankind, who have no hope. For we believe that Jesus died and rose again, and so we believe that God will bring with Jesus those who have fallen asleep in him.

1 Thessalonians 4:13-14

Reflection

Every day we must smile and say thank you when a fond memory of a loved one pops into our mind. Don’t call it coincidence—that’s God. Don’t call it freakish when you can sense that person’s presence, maybe even smell their scent, yet when you look around no one is there—that’s God sharing them with you once more.

No one truly knows how the spiritual realm works. We don’t truly know if our loved ones rest in a peaceful sleep or if they walk about in a different (and restricted) plane and assigned various tasks by God and the angels, or if they’re allowed to go between planes, entering our realm and walking amongst us from time to time. We don’t know. We hope that wherever they are and whatever they are doing that they are in peace, free from pain, grief, and sorrow. We want the best for them. We love them.

One thing we can hold near and dear to our hearts is that when we do think of them or sense their presence, these moments serve as reminders that our loved ones are always with us and a part of us. Those feelings of their presence are their Spiritual hugs of love. Embrace them and thank God for the opportunity. Don’t turn that joyful experience into one overshadowed by pain and despair. Don’t rain on that beautiful blessed moment. Instead say “Thank you. I love you” and be present in that peace.

And also make sure that you are spending quality time with the loved ones that you have here in the flesh. Don’t spend so much time dreaming and reminiscing about the past that you allow the present to slip by. Give your loved ones flowers while they are still here, where you can hug, call, and visit with them. They shouldn’t receive the bulk of their flowers at their gravesite. You and they can’t appreciate them there.

Prayer

God I want to thank You for teaching me early on that even though our body, as a shell, will one day no longer function, we continue to live with You and Your son on another level of existence; and when our loved ones pass we may not see them in our daily lives but they are with us in Spirit, and one day we will be reunited.

Father, even though I sometimes mourn the passing of a loved one, and miss them dearly, You comfort me by allowing me to remember them and the moments I shared with them; showing me that through You and in me they are truly alive. If they weren’t, the memories would be wiped clean. Thank You Father. Amen.

I love you all,

Natasha 

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Breaking Bread For 2.4.22

Scripture

While he was blessing them, he left them and was taken up into heaven.

Luke 24:51

Reflection

Imagine those last words before Jesus’ ascension. Imagine the questions, thoughts, and feelings that his disciples had but didn’t ask, speak, and express. Imagine that journey back home; their conversation internally and with each other. I’m sure there were long moments of silence. I can only imagine the contemplation that flurried around them. Verse 52 said that they worshipped Jesus and returned to Jerusalem with joy. Verse 53 says that they stayed continually at the temple praying to God.

Some of us have witnessed people take their last breath and begin that first phase of transitioning. I don’t know of anyone who has witnessed someone ascend upward. Other than eyewitness testimony of what has been called alien abductions.

And if we pause for a moment to think of the descriptions some witnesses made about a ray of light beaming down and the person being lifted from the ground. Wouldn’t it be crazy if people had actually witnessed ascensions? Do we truly think that the last ascended person was Jesus? The Bible only mentions a few, and describes fewer. Just something to ponder. A little tangent I threw in as it popped into my mind. Got ya thinking though didn’t I? 😊

Now back to my original thought…

We haven’t witnessed ascensions so we don’t know the thoughts and feelings that come rushing in all at once when you see this take place. For those of us who have seen someone pass away, we can recall the overwhelming energy that flooded us as we processed what it was we were seeing, hearing, and feeling. You start to think of the shoulda and woulda that you could have done with that person. Guilt and shame start playing patty cake in your heart. For other people they are filled with joy and celebrate this person’s life and their promotion from God to bigger and better.

Don’t you think that’s what the disciples experienced? Remember, they were hiding out in fear of persecution of being captured and crucified too, and then Mary comes and says Jesus has risen (which they ignored) and then Jesus returns (walking straight through the door mind you) and he blows their doubting minds. Then to add more dramatic twists, it’s not like they got to spend weeks and months with him before he ascended. Nope. The timing of that exit left its mark. It was impactful. It serves as a reminder, in different ways, for everyone who considers it. Watching him ascend made true believers out of those who still had some lingering doubts.

Our time here in this body is limited. Give all that you can each day. Leave it on the mat as the saying goes, so that you’re not walking around with doubt and regret, and being suffocated by shame. And be intentional with your relationships because you don’t know if it’s going to be you exiting stage right first or someone you know. Are you sure you want to risk engaging in mindless chatter on social media when you could be spending quality time with a loved one, mentor, teacher, fellow ambassador for Christ?

Something to think about. Just don’t ponder for long. You have work to do.

Prayer

Father, thank You for my blessings. Thank You for the angels You have sent to protect, guide, and enlighten me. Thank You for my loved ones, those I stay in constant contact with and those I haven’t spoken to in years. For those who have been a blessing to me and allow me to be a blessing to them; and for those who need a blessing, I ask that You allow me to bless them so meaningfully that they glorify You. Your son Jesus blessed us, ascended, and we honor him as the wayshower to You. In his Name and Yours I humbly pray. Amen.

Remember to be a blessing to others! Who will share stories about you, your life, and your impact on others when you pass away? Who will keep your memory and legacy alive? The people whose lives you positively touched.

Love you always,

Natasha

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Breaking Bread For 2.3.21

Scripture

Therefore, my brothers and sisters, make every effort to confirm your calling and election. For if you do these things, you will never stumble, and you will receive a rich welcome into the eternal kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

2 Peter 1:10-11

Reflection

Look to God for your purpose, calling, and election— confirming His plan; then live to fulfill these expectations as the Lord has called you to do. We have all been called to do certain things in life. It is up to us to listen, act, and do our best to serve our Heavenly Father and as He directs us, to serve His children.

When we march in and for His cause, and walk on His chosen path, His hand always guides us and we won’t stumble and fall. It’s when we choose to live independent of Him, separated from His direction, refusing an intimate relationship with Him— do we find that we will always fall on our face, and do so repeatedly.

Prayer

Father, let me first start by saying thank you Lord for all that You do, have done, and will do. Father, this is the time for me to confirm my calling and election— let me stand firm in the knowledge and wisdom of Your plan for me. I want to serve You fully, purposely, and purposefully Lord. I want to do right by You; I want to live the life of honor that best reflects You. Never do I want You disappointed in me Father. In Your Name I pray. Amen.

Natasha 

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