Spiritual Thought of the Day

Wow those are words to live by….

As I see it, you can attend religious services 24/7 but if you aren’t living by the positive words (that you clearly understand) in that religious text, then you are merely playing pretend. You’re dressing up and playing a role.

Whether it’s the Bible, Torah, Quran, Sutras, Vedith, or any other religious text—live to the fullest all of the positive commands that it calls on you to do. Demonstrate the positive examples shared in the text. Steer clear of the trappings the text warns of, and don’t do what you know will cause harm.

What you don’t know or understand from the text you can learn to grasp later. For now, do and be all that you know. Live right now as the positive role model that you want others to aspire to become. Stop playing pretend during religious ceremonies and services, and/or on social media.

It’s hypocritical, and eventually you will be revealed as a fraud.

There’s no reason not to do right, only excuses to remain in the dark— mediocre and in pain.

~Natasha

Natasha’s Daily Scripture, Prayer, and Reflection for 12.12.18

Scripture

At this, the administrators and the satraps tried to find grounds for charges against Daniel in his conduct of government affairs, but they were unable to do so. They could find no corruption in him, because he was trustworthy and neither corrupt nor negligent. Finally these men said, “We will never find any basis for charges against this man Daniel unless it has something to do with the law of his God.”

Daniel 6:4-5

Reflection

Do you know how difficult it is to not find fault in someone else? Those men looked high and low, and in between to find some ‘dirt’ on Daniel. They tried to find one shred of evidence to prove that he was corrupt, untrustworthy, and negligent—but found NOTHING! That is beyond deep. What man or woman can stand here today and claim to never have been negligent, untrustworthy or corrupt on any level?

We turn and tell someone’s personal business soon after they tell us, we take longer breaks at work—knowing it’s against the rules; lie about why we’re late to work or couldn’t come in; we don’t complete tasks at home and at work because our minds were on doing something we wanted to do (something more enjoyable).

How many of you have taken office supplies from work? How many of you don’t spend enough time with your husband, wife, significant other, kids—when you know you can make time? Who’s raising your children—you or their grandmother or nanny/babysitter? How many of you have been unfaithful in a relationship?

No judgment from me, I’m just asking, and making a point.

Daniel didn’t do any of these things. Daniel’s trust and faith was in God, so he walked the path God placed before him; he entered situations that most of us would flee from—but he did so with confidence, with a belief that if it was meant for him to be there then that is where he would remain. Fear makes us do stupid things. Fear makes us react instead of reflect. Fear makes us turn inward instead of turn to God. Daniel did not walk in fear— he walked in the strength of God.

Today let us take the first step towards walking as Daniel did. Let us strive to be the type of people where no matter what someone tries to dig up in the future, they simply can’t find it.

Prayer

Father I want to be and live more like Daniel. I want my focus so keenly set on You and Your commands that no fault of wrongdoing can be found and made as a claim against me. I want to be whole and complete in You and in Your Word Father, that I seek comfort only with and in You; that I desire only the things I need and know that in time— when You say it’s time— You will see fit that I have those necessities. In Your laws and in man’s laws I want to walk uprightly so that in neither case will I ever be a disappointment to You. Thanking You now for the things that are still to come. Amen.

Love always,

Natasha

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Natasha’s Daily Scripture, Prayer, and Reflection for 12.11.18

Scripture

My eyes fail from weeping, I am in torment within; my heart is poured out on the ground because my people are destroyed, because children and infants faint in the streets of the city.

Lamentations 2:11

Prayer

Father many parts of the world are under extreme conflict, as man battles in war in hopes of conquering and ruling each other. Women and children are caught up in the cross-hairs as brainwashed participants and as battered victims of ruthlessness. Without You being the priority many nations will be destroyed.

Father I pray for these lost souls. I pray for those who kill in Your name, by whatever name they call You. These are not people fighting the Holy war of centuries passed, but wars of power, control, and conflict—rooted in greed, envy, and fear. Father protect the innocent, and warm the hearts of the perpetrators that they might see Your ways—and seek peace, love, and dignity over fear and hate. Father whatever I can do to help spread Your love I will do. In Your Son’s name I pray. Amen.

Reflection

I saw this verse and immediately thought of the many countries around the world that are and have been fighting for years—some for hundreds of years. Some are fighting for their freedom, while their oppressors are fighting to keep them enslaved to a system that serves no one but the oppressor—it is not of God—but they declare an allegiance to Him (which is obviously false).

Some people are fighting prejudice, bigotry, and racism. There are people fighting and dying over land, a sense of entitlement, and natural resources. There are nations invading other nations as a form of imperialism, masked as something seemingly more democratic and liberating for all— another form of False Evidence Appearing Real ringing true.

We must pray for the victims and the tormentors, the benefactors and those who lose life and liberty. We must pray for ourselves— that our minds and hearts stay focused on God and His Kingdom; that the only side we take is God’s side and seek only to protect His children.

Today look for ways that you can help people who are less fortunate than you, both domestically and abroad. Let God’s light shine.

I share “Breaking Bread With Natasha” with the public because my relationship with God is not to be a private one, and because these messages are not just for the select few friends and family members that I have been sharing with for over 9 years now; but for anyone in need of doses of God’s loving-presence. Not everyone is deeply spiritual. Not everyone knows how to pray in their own way. Not everyone knows how to study the Bible. Not everyone stops frequently throughout their day to just give thanks to God and His Son.

A planted seed when watered, takes on a life of its own. What you do with the fruit that it bears is up to you! Happy Tuesday everyone!

Love,

Natasha

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Natasha’s Daily Scripture, Prayer, and Reflection for 12.10.18

Scripture

Do not labor for the food which perishes, but for the food which endures to everlasting life, which the Son of Man will give you, because God the Father has set His seal on Him.” Then they asked him, “What must we do to do the works God requires?”
Jesus answered, “The work of God is this: to believe in the one he has sent.”

John 6:27-29

Reflection

Just as Jesus taught his disciples to heal, he has shown us that we all possess the power of God’s Mind and healing touch—we simply must believe. We must believe that our lives don’t cease to exist once our bodies have gone cold and rigid. We must believe that this is merely one level of existence, and that after we leave this level we go to another. We must believe that when times get hard (as they may be for many of you) that Jesus showed us the way to make due with what we had, to stretch our resources, and that God would provide.

God knew that His children were shallow and could not rely on a God they could not see. He sent His Son to show them the way, and the majority of them doubted Jesus was the wayshower. How would life be if we all just believed? What are we afraid of? Why do we resist?
Let’s ponder that and then in our daily walk with the Lord, let’s try to believe more in Jesus and our Father. Enjoy your day!

Prayer

Father You sent Your Son to show us the way to You, Your Truth, and Your light. The way to You is through Jesus Christ— all we must do is believe in him. I believe Father. I believe that he demonstrated that the dead can rise— because eternal life comes from You; that we can heal ourselves through You; that we can cast out demons and free our minds and bodies from slavery. Jesus showed us that through You there are no limitations to what the mind and body can do. He showed us that through You we can feed thousands with what appears will only feed several. We just have to believe. I believe Father. In Your Son Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.

Love,

Natasha
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Natasha’s Daily Scripture, Prayer, and Reflection for 11.29.18

Scripture

You, therefore, have no excuse, you who pass judgment on someone else, for at whatever point you judge the other, you are condemning yourself, because you who pass judgment do the same things.

Romans 2:1

Reflection

It is not our place to pass judgment on others. When we feel ourselves leaning towards judgment we must stop and pray for the strength of humility and the freedom to look past what we deem as right and wrong— focusing on doing what God commands of us—and not being concerned with telling others what we think is right for them.

We must be the examples for others to follow, but we can not force other people to be like us, to live like us, or to think like us. We must also remember that we also slip up and make mistakes; we sin, and therefore can easily be judged for our erred ways.

So instead of focusing on making sure other people are walking on their paths the correct way, let’s make sure we are walking straight on our own.

Prayer

Father cleanse my thinking and silence my words that I may not speak ill towards anyone. Let me not judge unless I’m willing to be judged by others. Remind me of my role Father as Your servant, steward, and ambassador. You did not put me here to judge others, but to serve others. Humbly I serve You Father. I love and respect You Lord, and only want to live righteously by Your commands. I pray for Your forgiveness and understanding. Thank You Father. Amen.

Have a blessed evening. Good night.

Natasha

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Natasha’s Daily Scripture, Prayer, and Reflection for 11.28.18

Scripture

I tell you that in the same way there will be more rejoicing in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who do not need to repent.”
Luke 15:7 NIV

Reflection

Turn inside and see yourself. Are you putting off repentance? Are you stock-piling until you are ready to ‘cash in’ your sin ‘chips’?

What can you admit to doing wrong today, and then ask for God’s forgiveness? Who have you lied to or misled? What debts are you not paying and you know that you can at least give a good-faith payment? Who are you coveting? What things are you doing and saying, hoping that God isn’t paying attention?

Trust me He is always paying attention, listening and watching. Just stop, check your heart, and repent. Have an incredible day!

Prayer

Father I repent for the sins I have committed today. I repent for justifying the things I did or said. Father forgive me for taking You for granted; for not seeing and acknowledging what You wanted me to see and act upon; for not moving when You direct me; for not loving with my whole heart; and for doubting You. In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.

Love,

Natasha

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Natasha’s Daily Scripture, Prayer, and Reflection for 11.27.18

Scripture

Jesus answered, “My teaching is not my own. It comes from him who sent me. If anyone chooses to do God’s will, he will find out whether my teaching comes from God or whether I speak on my own. He who speaks on his own does so to gain honor for himself, but he who works for the honor of the one who sent him is a man of truth; there is nothing false about him.”

John 7:16-18

Reflection

Jesus made it clear that God, his Father, sent him to teach His Word. It was not a case where Jesus was walking around making up things and claiming to be the author of the message—he always gave credit to his Father.

His love for all mankind was a reflection of God’s love. He healed through God’s power. He rid people from demon possession; raised people from the dead; healed the sick, the blind, the deaf and the mute. Yet he was accused of being possessed by demons.

No matter what he did to help— he found himself doubted and under attack.

Understand that as you do God’s work you may come under attack by doubters, non-believers, and even by believers who are envious of your relationship with Him. As long as your focus is on God, His truth will reveal all— and silence the naysayers.

Prayer

Father thank You for opening my eyes to the truth, for showing me how to demonstrate this truth, and speak to others clearly— leaning on Your word and not relying solely on my understanding.

Father I understand that the closer that I get to You, the more I will be attacked by the “liar” and by those whose eyes are not opened and focused on You.

Thank You Father for protecting me. Thank You for blessing me.

I only want to honor and serve You, and live a righteous life. Show me how I can be a better servant Father. Amen.

Lovingly,

Natasha

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