Breaking Bread For 11.10.22

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Scripture

Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in me.

John 14:1

Reflection

Many of us struggle with trusting and believing in God, yet with His creations, we have no doubts. We expect and believe the chickens will lay eggs, dairy cows will produce milk, broccoli will sprout, melons will burst through the soil and ripen, and we will have our harvest as planned. Many of us even put greater trust in humans than we do in God. Ironic, don’t you think?

But that’s why so many people didn’t actually trust and believe in Jesus. It was conditional and we saw how quickly those who praised him turned on him, rejected him, denied being his followers, denied even knowing him. Yet they spent hundreds of years, as a people, begging God for a king, for a Messiah. God sent them what they asked for but they rejected the gift. They rejected the boat that was sent to rescue them from life’s sea of misery. They didn’t trust, believe, surrender, and rely solely on God.

And many of us do the same thing today.

Just as we trust and believe that trees will regrow new leaves in the Spring season and that plants and flowers will re-bloom, we must learn to trust and believe that God and Jesus will always provide us with the means to make it through any situation, and grow from it, starting fresh in a new season of our life.

No, it won’t be easy, but it’s not impossible.

Allow your leaves and branches to fall where they may, and smile because, in your new season, new leaves and branches will grow in their place. With the regrowth comes knowledge, understanding, wisdom, and layers of God’s transformational goodness.

I pray that each of you finds the peace to let go of your leaves and branches, embrace the life God has planned for you, and prepare yourself for the new season of growth and development.

I pray that you also pray for me because we all have our ups and downs, and the Lord knows I need prayer too. The more aligned we are on our walk with Jesus, the closer we get to God, which means we are attacked with greater frequency and intensity by the enemy (whose sole intent is to disrupt and destroy our relationship with God), and that means a greater need to pray and be prayed for. So please pray for me. I love you all.

Prayer

Father, I won’t and can’t lie to You and say that I’m not troubled, not saddened and frustrated at times—at myself, at my circumstances, and at the valleys and mountains I encounter regularly. I realize that change comes with a price, something must go before something new comes in. Someone must leave or be repositioned for someone new to step in.

I know that I’m going through a change, and some things and people have to go or be realigned, in order for new developments to grow. I have to let go of my fear, and trust You and Jesus to show me the way, to protect me, and to lift me up out of those valleys, and up and over those steep mountains. I know that every day Jesus walks beside me, some days I lose my focus and start walking off the path You have set for me, yet Jesus lovingly and patiently keeps walking and guiding me back to the right way.

Touch and warm my heart. Calm the pressure in my chest, Father. Release the tension in my neck and shoulders. Soothe the cramps and knots throughout my body. Calm my fears Lord. Bring me peace within so that I may rest in You.

I want to fully embrace this change and walk upright, ready for my next adventure, my next demonstration, my next testimony. In Your Name and in Jesus’ Name I praise and pray. Amen.

And with that family, I pray that you are blessed, that you see and embrace your blessings, and that you are a blessing to others.

Love,

Natasha

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Music: Climb by Shane Ivers; Quiescent In Time by Shane Ivers – https://www.silvermansound.com

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