Natasha’s Daily Scripture, Prayer, and Reflection for 8.4.17

Scripture


Luke 22:47-48

Prayer 

Father thank You for my blessings. I pray to always be mindful and alert to my surroundings, physical and spiritual. 

Reflection

Sometimes it’s not the aggressive betrayals that come our way. Sometimes it’s prefaced with a kiss or a hug, or a compliment. Be mindful. 

Questions of the Day

1. What would you like to add to today’s prayer and/or reflection?

2. What are your thoughts about today’s message?

3. What issues are you fighting to protect from the enemy’s attack?

4. What cares, worries, and fears are you ready to turn over to God?

5. Who would you like to pray for today?

6. Do you have a testimony that you would like to share? Please do.

Feel free to share your answers, prayers, comments, and reflections in the comment section below.

You can also send me an email at: breakingbreadwithnatasha@gmail.com

Please also feel free to share this post with others. We’re never quite sure who needs to hear and see what, and when! It would be awesome if whenever you run across a prayer, message, or scripture that moves you, you would kindly share it with the rest of us. You can post it on this blog or send me an email.

Love always,

Natasha

Copyright 2013-2017. Natasha Foreman Bryant. Some Rights Reserved. All Prayers and Reflections are Copyright Protected by Natasha Foreman Bryant, unless otherwise noted. Prior posts from 2009-2013 are copyrighted under the name Natasha L. Foreman. breakingbreadwithnatasha.com

Scripture quotations taken from the Amplified® Bible, Copyright © 1954, 1958, 1962, 1964, 1965, 1987 by The Lockman Foundation Used by permission.(www.Lockman.org)

Scripture taken from the Common English Bible®, CEB® Copyright © 2010, 2011 by Common English Bible.™ Used by permission. All rights reserved worldwide. The “CEB” and “Common English Bible” trademarks are registered in the United States Patent and Trademark Office by Common. English Bible. Use of either trademark requires the permission of Common English Bible.

Scripture quotations marked HCSB are taken from the Holman Christian Standard Bible®, Copyright © 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003 by Holman Bible Publishers. Used by permission. Holman Christian Standard Bible®, Holman CSB®, and HCSB® are federally registered trademarks of Holman Bible Publishers.

Natasha’s Daily Scripture, Prayer, and Reflection for 8.3.17

Scripture 


Mark 14:66-72

Prayer

Father thank You for today, this day I did not earn–only through Your grace has it been gifted to me. Thank You. 

Father I pray for discernment and vision to see what You need me to see, to hear what You need me to hear, so that I may go where You need for me to go. Help me to see clearly those around me who are here to support and uplift me, as well as those who are near to derail me. 

Fill me with the strength and courage to persevere even when it feels as though I can’t take another step forward. Fill me with love so that I never grow to hate those who would betray and hurt me. Father You know that I’m trying to be better and live better. Allow me to see and discern Father. In Jesus’ name. Amen.  

Reflection

Three times Peter denied knowing Jesus, just as Jesus said he would. The fear of punishment by the chief priests was greater than the fear of what would come of him for betraying his Teacher. It didn’t matter how many years Peter walked beside Jesus, his loyalty was truly tested the day he chose to deny Jesus three times. 

Fear is toxic. It can destroy you. It can cause people to lie, cheat, steal, and even betray their loved ones. 

When Peter heard the rooster crow, he remembered what Jesus said, and the realization that he had quickly, easily, and without hesistation denied Jesus—the man he called his Messiah, his Lord, his Teacher— the pain had to be greater than anything he could ever fathom. 

But interesting enough…he didn’t immediately step forward and say “yes I know Him. I am His disciple. He is…

Think about that. 

Questions of the Day

1. What would you like to add to today’s prayer and/or reflection?

2. What are your thoughts about today’s message?

3. What issues are you fighting to protect from the enemy’s attack?

4. What cares, worries, and fears are you ready to turn over to God?

5. Who would you like to pray for today?

6. Do you have a testimony that you would like to share? Please do.

Feel free to share your answers, prayers, comments, and reflections in the comment section below.

You can also send me an email at: breakingbreadwithnatasha@gmail.com

Please also feel free to share this post with others. We’re never quite sure who needs to hear and see what, and when! It would be awesome if whenever you run across a prayer, message, or scripture that moves you, you would kindly share it with the rest of us. You can post it on this blog or send me an email.

Love always,

Natasha

Copyright 2013-2017. Natasha Foreman Bryant. Some Rights Reserved. All Prayers and Reflections are Copyright Protected by Natasha Foreman Bryant, unless otherwise noted. Prior posts from 2009-2013 are copyrighted under the name Natasha L. Foreman. breakingbreadwithnatasha.com

Scripture quotations taken from the Amplified® Bible, Copyright © 1954, 1958, 1962, 1964, 1965, 1987 by The Lockman Foundation Used by permission.(www.Lockman.org)

Scripture taken from the Common English Bible®, CEB® Copyright © 2010, 2011 by Common English Bible.™ Used by permission. All rights reserved worldwide. The “CEB” and “Common English Bible” trademarks are registered in the United States Patent and Trademark Office by Common. English Bible. Use of either trademark requires the permission of Common English Bible.

Scripture quotations marked HCSB are taken from the Holman Christian Standard Bible®, Copyright © 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003 by Holman Bible Publishers. Used by permission. Holman Christian Standard Bible®, Holman CSB®, and HCSB® are federally registered trademarks of Holman Bible Publishers.

Natasha’s Daily Scripture, Prayer, and Reflection for 8.2.17

Scripture


John 18:17-18

Prayer

Father, keep me at peace even when those closest to me become my betrayers. Amen. 

Reflection

Imagine knowing that your disciple, your student, your follower, your friend—will betray you. How would you handle it? 

How would you cope with knowing that while you are under arrest, being interrogated and charged with a crime—the person who swore their allegiance to you is sitting back comfortable and free?

Now remember how Jesus handled it. 

Questions of the Day

1. What would you like to add to today’s prayer and/or reflection?

2. What are your thoughts about today’s message?

3. What issues are you fighting to protect from the enemy’s attack?

4. What cares, worries, and fears are you ready to turn over to God?

5. Who would you like to pray for today?

6. Do you have a testimony that you would like to share? Please do.

Feel free to share your answers, prayers, comments, and reflections in the comment section below.

You can also send me an email at: breakingbreadwithnatasha@gmail.com

Please also feel free to share this post with others. We’re never quite sure who needs to hear and see what, and when! It would be awesome if whenever you run across a prayer, message, or scripture that moves you, you would kindly share it with the rest of us. You can post it on this blog or send me an email.

Love always,

Natasha

Copyright 2013-2017. Natasha Foreman Bryant. Some Rights Reserved. All Prayers and Reflections are Copyright Protected by Natasha Foreman Bryant, unless otherwise noted. Prior posts from 2009-2013 are copyrighted under the name Natasha L. Foreman. breakingbreadwithnatasha.com

Scripture quotations taken from the Amplified® Bible, Copyright © 1954, 1958, 1962, 1964, 1965, 1987 by The Lockman Foundation Used by permission.(www.Lockman.org)

Scripture taken from the Common English Bible®, CEB® Copyright © 2010, 2011 by Common English Bible.™ Used by permission. All rights reserved worldwide. The “CEB” and “Common English Bible” trademarks are registered in the United States Patent and Trademark Office by Common. English Bible. Use of either trademark requires the permission of Common English Bible.

Scripture quotations marked HCSB are taken from the Holman Christian Standard Bible®, Copyright © 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003 by Holman Bible Publishers. Used by permission. Holman Christian Standard Bible®, Holman CSB®, and HCSB® are federally registered trademarks of Holman Bible Publishers.

Natasha’s Daily Scripture, Prayer, and Reflection for 8.1.17

Scripture 


John 18:7-9

Prayer

Father thank You for today. I’m humbly grateful for another day. I’m a work in progress and I’m trying to do my part to be better and do better. I’m working to be a better servant and steward. Help me to remain focused on the path before me. Help me to not give up even when I feel weak and scared. I want to make this journey and I want to do my part to help others that You place before me. Help me Father. Strengthen me. In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen. 

Reflection

God gave Jesus disciples to teach, train, guide, and empower to carry on His teachings and ways. Jesus was mindful to not lose any of the disciples, to look out for them the best way he could, and make sure that they were protected. That is the epitome of a great leader. 

While under His tutelage they would be watched over and prayed for in honor of God. Jesus fulfilled His promise and prophecy. What a burden He carried, but He did it like no other before or after Him. All that is asked is that we do our part. 

Questions of the Day

1. What would you like to add to today’s prayer and/or reflection?

2. What are your thoughts about today’s message?

3. What issues are you fighting to protect from the enemy’s attack?

4. What cares, worries, and fears are you ready to turn over to God?

5. Who would you like to pray for today?

6. Do you have a testimony that you would like to share? Please do.

Feel free to share your answers, prayers, comments, and reflections in the comment section below.

You can also send me an email at: breakingbreadwithnatasha@gmail.com

Please also feel free to share this post with others. We’re never quite sure who needs to hear and see what, and when! It would be awesome if whenever you run across a prayer, message, or scripture that moves you, you would kindly share it with the rest of us. You can post it on this blog or send me an email.

Love always,

Natasha

Copyright 2013-2017. Natasha Foreman Bryant. Some Rights Reserved. All Prayers and Reflections are Copyright Protected by Natasha Foreman Bryant, unless otherwise noted. Prior posts from 2009-2013 are copyrighted under the name Natasha L. Foreman. breakingbreadwithnatasha.com

Scripture quotations taken from the Amplified® Bible, Copyright © 1954, 1958, 1962, 1964, 1965, 1987 by The Lockman Foundation Used by permission.(www.Lockman.org)

Scripture taken from the Common English Bible®, CEB® Copyright © 2010, 2011 by Common English Bible.™ Used by permission. All rights reserved worldwide. The “CEB” and “Common English Bible” trademarks are registered in the United States Patent and Trademark Office by Common. English Bible. Use of either trademark requires the permission of Common English Bible.

Scripture quotations marked HCSB are taken from the Holman Christian Standard Bible®, Copyright © 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003 by Holman Bible Publishers. Used by permission. Holman Christian Standard Bible®, Holman CSB®, and HCSB® are federally registered trademarks of Holman Bible Publishers.

Natasha’s Daily Scripture, Prayer, and Reflection for 7.31.17

Scripture


Psalms 112:7

Prayer

Father I’m trying to turn my back on fear, choosing instead to focus my mind on You. Comfort me, strengthen me, steady me. In Jesus’ name I pray for confidence. Amen. 

Reflection

When we put our trust in God we don’t fear the unknowns, we don’t fear what others can do to us, and we definitely don’t fear receiving bad news—for all of our goodness comes from God, and any setbacks that we perceive are merely setups for something greater. God has already figured out, mapped out, and seen what will be for our future. 

It’s not if bad news comes, it’s how we respond to the news—confidently or sheer panic—the former is rooted in a conviction that God has and is the answer. The latter has roots of fear choking the life out of them. 

Can we trust Him to be there for us, to catch us when we fall, and to place us in our rightful place? I’m working on it. I’m working on pushing fear to the side and trusting instead in God. I’m working on focusing only to His voice and not the loud voices that try to plant the seeds of doubt and insecurity. I’m trying my best to walk by faith and not by fear. How about you?
Questions of the Day

1. What would you like to add to today’s prayer and/or reflection?

2. What are your thoughts about today’s message?

3. What issues are you fighting to protect from the enemy’s attack?

4. What cares, worries, and fears are you ready to turn over to God?

5. Who would you like to pray for today?

6. Do you have a testimony that you would like to share? Please do.

Feel free to share your answers, prayers, comments, and reflections in the comment section below.

You can also send me an email at: breakingbreadwithnatasha@gmail.com

Please also feel free to share this post with others. We’re never quite sure who needs to hear and see what, and when! It would be awesome if whenever you run across a prayer, message, or scripture that moves you, you would kindly share it with the rest of us. You can post it on this blog or send me an email.

Love always,

Natasha

Copyright 2013-2017. Natasha Foreman Bryant. Some Rights Reserved. All Prayers and Reflections are Copyright Protected by Natasha Foreman Bryant, unless otherwise noted. Prior posts from 2009-2013 are copyrighted under the name Natasha L. Foreman. breakingbreadwithnatasha.com

Scripture quotations taken from the Amplified® Bible, Copyright © 1954, 1958, 1962, 1964, 1965, 1987 by The Lockman Foundation Used by permission.(www.Lockman.org)

Scripture taken from the Common English Bible®, CEB® Copyright © 2010, 2011 by Common English Bible.™ Used by permission. All rights reserved worldwide. The “CEB” and “Common English Bible” trademarks are registered in the United States Patent and Trademark Office by Common. English Bible. Use of either trademark requires the permission of Common English Bible.

Scripture quotations marked HCSB are taken from the Holman Christian Standard Bible®, Copyright © 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003 by Holman Bible Publishers. Used by permission. Holman Christian Standard Bible®, Holman CSB®, and HCSB® are federally registered trademarks of Holman Bible Publishers.

Natasha’s Daily Scripture, Prayer, and Reflection for 7.25.17

Scripture


John 18:4-6

Prayer

Father thank You for today, another day and I’m humbly grateful. Father I pray for discernment to see clearly all that You want me to see and to hear Your voice above others, even in the midst of chaos. I pray that through this discernment I act according to Your direction, in obedience to You. In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen. 

Reflection

Jesus knew what was about to happen. He knew Judas had betrayed Him. He knew what He would have to endure, and He stood and spoke with a conviction and clarity that clearly overpowered the armed soldiers that were brought to arrest Him—because they stepped back and fell to the ground. They were up against an unarmed man, in one regard, but clearly Jesus was extremely armed–by God. That’s the power of God. That’s knowing the power of God and not wavering even under direct threat. 

Imagine walking each day with this level of conviction and confidence. Even a small amount would send energy waves through the atmosphere. 

Let’s begin to practice this walk each day and see how it unfolds.  

Questions of the Day
1. What would you like to add to today’s prayer and/or reflection?

2. What are your thoughts about today’s message?

3. What issues are you fighting to protect from the enemy’s attack?

4. What cares, worries, and fears are you ready to turn over to God?

5. Who would you like to pray for today?

6. Do you have a testimony that you would like to share? Please do.

Feel free to share your answers, prayers, comments, and reflections in the comment section below.

You can also send me an email at: breakingbreadwithnatasha@gmail.com

Please also feel free to share this post with others. We’re never quite sure who needs to hear and see what, and when! It would be awesome if whenever you run across a prayer, message, or scripture that moves you, you would kindly share it with the rest of us. You can post it on this blog or send me an email.

Love always,

Natasha

Copyright 2013-2017. Natasha Foreman Bryant. Some Rights Reserved. All Prayers and Reflections are Copyright Protected by Natasha Foreman Bryant, unless otherwise noted. Prior posts from 2009-2013 are copyrighted under the name Natasha L. Foreman. breakingbreadwithnatasha.com

Scripture quotations taken from the Amplified® Bible, Copyright © 1954, 1958, 1962, 1964, 1965, 1987 by The Lockman Foundation Used by permission.(www.Lockman.org)

Scripture taken from the Common English Bible®, CEB® Copyright © 2010, 2011 by Common English Bible.™ Used by permission. All rights reserved worldwide. The “CEB” and “Common English Bible” trademarks are registered in the United States Patent and Trademark Office by Common. English Bible. Use of either trademark requires the permission of Common English Bible.

Scripture quotations marked HCSB are taken from the Holman Christian Standard Bible®, Copyright © 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003 by Holman Bible Publishers. Used by permission. Holman Christian Standard Bible®, Holman CSB®, and HCSB® are federally registered trademarks of Holman Bible Publishers.