Breaking Bread For 12.21.21

Scripture

After he had said this, Jesus was troubled in spirit and testified, “Very truly I tell you, one of you is going to betray me.” 

John 13:21

Reflection

Imagine knowing in advance that one of the people closest to you is about to betray you. Imagine how Jesus felt knowing that the time, attention and care that he invested in his disciple, Judas Iscariot, would soon be leveraged against him for monetary gain and to avoid persecution.

Jesus was never blind to what was going on around him. God kept him spiritually connected to see, hear, feel, know, and speak the Truth. Jesus never doubted, took for granted, or broke that connection. The more he tapped in the more he received. Ponder that as you think of your relationship with God.

How would things have been different if Judas Iscariot had spoken up, confessed, and made things right with our savior?

Pray for those people who selfishly choose to betray or harm you because they are more concerned with their wants, needs, survival, issues, and how something will affect them. Pray for their hearts, minds, bodies, souls, and spirits. Pray that they see God’s Light and choose to follow it to righteousness than place blinders over their eyes and continue walking in darkness.

Pray that God reveals the truth about every person you are involved with and encounter. Pray that He shows you the real them so that you know what you are facing. Pray that He protects you even when you ignore His warnings. Pray that He always shows you the way out of life’s mazes, even the ones that you actively take part in creating through your disobedience.

Prayer

Father, thank You for wisdom, discernment, and an ability to forgive those who betray me and cause me harm—even when the betrayer is myself. Father, I want to keep my heart warm and open, not hardened and closed off. Keep me focused on living more like Jesus, realizing and accepting my journey’s purpose, and not being overly focused on the human elements that oftentimes distract me.

Father, touch me in a way that allows me to walk away from unhealthy situations with my dignity in tact, and with a level of grace that shows that I’m a survivor and never a victim.

I pray today not only for myself but others who have been harmed and betrayed by people they trusted. Father, free them, betrayed and betrayer, from these shackles and help them to heal and grow. In honor of all You that You are, have ever done, and will do, in Your Son’s Name I pray to You. Amen.

Have an amazing day family!

Love,

Natasha 

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Breaking Bread For 12.20.21

Scripture

A woman giving birth to a child has pain because her time has come; but when her baby is born she forgets the anguish because of her joy that a child is born into the world.

John 16:21

Reflection

We go through ups and downs in life. We give birth to children and ideas. We are forced to face our biggest fears. While in the middle of the most excruciating pain we could ever imagine all we can think about at that moment is the pain and whether we will survive its wrath. But once the pain has passed, a sense of joy fills us and overwhelms us as we realize that not only did we make it through the roughest of parts, something great came from the experience. Whether it be wisdom or something tangible, there is a gift received from surviving life’s storms.

The mother giving birth, at that moment, has mixed emotions about her labor experience. But while holding her baby’s tiny body minutes, hours, or days later—she is less concerned with the pain in her belly, groin, legs, neck, glutes, and back. She is more concerned about the well being of her baby and how best to care for and nurture this new addition to the world.

We must work hard to see life exactly that way, a birthing process. Every experience no matter how intense is only temporary, and afterward comes some level of peace and joy. So are you ready to take on today? Give life your best shot and embrace these moments, for you will have great success stories to share in the future. God bless you, my sisters and brothers!

Prayer

Father thank You for this day and every day. I even thank You for those days that seem unbearable. For after I endure the pain there is joy from the growth and development. Every day life beats on my mind and body. I know that I’m being molded to see things differently, behave differently, and work through my issues in a different way. I’m being molded to put my total trust in You, that through all things You will ensure that I make it to the other end. Thank You Father. In Jesus’ Name I praise You and pray to You. Amen.

Love,

Natasha

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Breaking Bread For 12.17.21

Scripture

Therefore, with your minds ready for action, be serious and set your hope completely on the grace to be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ. As obedient children, do not be conformed to the desires of your former ignorance. 

1 Peter 1:13-14 HCSB

Reflection

Peter and Silas drafted this and other letters to the churches that were in Roman provinces located in modern-day Turkey. Peter was one of Jesus’ twelve disciples and he was now ministering in Rome. Silas had also helped Paul (Acts 15) and so with his help, Peter was able to address concerns that they had because the congregants were being persecuted for their faith.

The members of these other churches weren’t early followers of Jesus, so their conversion to this faith is new and not having that direct interaction with Jesus, makes it harder for them to endure the verbal and physical attacks, and isolation by others. Being gentiles they are learning both the Jewish law, history, and culture as well as the system upgrade that Jesus taught and led decades earlier. They are learning why Jesus came and disrupted the status quo of Jewish life, bringing in a new covenant with new expectations, understanding that there would be backlash and lives would be sacrificed.

But they’re also growing restless, waiting for Jesus’s second coming. It’s been decades and they’re being tempted to falling back to their old ways and patterns. Doubt is creeping in because the man they call their Messiah has not made his spiritual return to redeem them. They didn’t sign up for persecution, they signed up for salvation. They signed up for luxury not hard times.

Sound familiar?

It’s easy to have second thoughts about a decision when you’re not fully rooted and committed, when you didn’t have a deepened indoctrination, and when you don’t feel that your decision is supported. When doubt creeps in it’s easy to give in to the doubt because you don’t have a firm grasp on the truth. Just like now, there’s a desire for instant gratification; give us the miracle now, deliver our King now, we want what we want, when we want it.

The people then, just like people now, struggle with a desire to have a human leader to guide, counsel, redirect, teach, nurture them, hold our hand, and do the heavy lifting. Theres a bad habit of seeing our religious teachers and leaders as figures that do all of the studying, analysis, and thinking for us, and then we merely take in and recite the message that they deliver. We can just retweet the post. It’s easier to take part in passive membership. You can just pay your dues, show up when you want, and expect all of the benefits of membership.

This isn’t an AAA or AARP membership; you can’t pay for it and expect service when you call on God. There’s no monetary instrument that we can pay for our membership in God’s Kingdom and for the guarantee of numerous perks. Our dues are our daily commitments and actions, it’s the work that we do for God’s glory. We give our lives through daily servitude and we release and reject our old way of living. The perks of membership are immeasurable and incomparable, yet they don’t come from passive living. They come from actively rolling up our sleeves and getting dirty in the trenches.

If you call yourself a follower of Christ or any other title, then every day we’re to wear the armor of God, study and carry the knowledge of His Word, and be moved to act by the calling on our hearts. Our days must unfold through His will and not ours, through His wisdom and not our ignorance.

Yes, it’s difficult but definitely not impossible. It’s what is expected of us. This isn’t a book club, so stop treating it that way. Be hot or be cold, but stop being lukewarm. Jesus didn’t tolerate fence straddlers. He had greater respect for those who didn’t believe or those who chose not to follow, than folks who claimed allegiance yet flip-flopped whenever the wind blowed.

Let’s support each other through our walk as God’s servants; provide encouragement and pray for each other. Let’s be the light and change we want to see in the world, not be the thing that turns people away from God.

Prayer

Father, thank You for blessing me with this day. I cling to my hope that You will always care for and protect me, and that everything You have planned for me will come to fruition. I pray for more light than darkness, more moments of joy than pain, and more opportunities to share Your love with the world.

I want to be the person that You have called me to be, and to represent You to the fullest as one of Your ambassadors.

I pray for the hearts of those I know and for complete strangers, for those who believe and worship You, and for those who struggle with their belief. Lift us up Father. Help us to see, feel, and know You, and in all ways seek opportunities to glorify You. I love you with all of my heart. Amen.

Love always,
Natasha 

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Breaking Bread For 12.16.21

Scripture

A gentle answer turns away anger, but a harsh word stirs up wrath. 

Proverbs 15:1 HCSB

Reflection

Words do have power. They channel energy that can fuel faith or hopelessness, uplift or tear down. What we say can have a direct impact on what happens soon after, or it can linger and grow roots, and then much later it springs out boldly. Something simple can grow very complex, and vice versa. It’s difficult to mend a broken heart, especially when you’re the culprit.

Be mindful of your words and the energy behind your words. Sometimes it’s better to say nothing than say something you can’t retract. Ask God to lead your heart before and while you speak.

Prayer

Father, hold my tongue from speaking harshly towards others. Make me more patient to listen to others before speaking. Touch my heart so that even in disagreement I’m not cold and hardened. Pour into me so that I’m so full of Your love that I have no room for anything else.

Help me to see through the lens of others. Help me to assume more responsibility for how I treat other hearts. Before I judge let me feel the energy of that judgment so that I make the decision that aligns best with You. I pray this boldly with a desire to have a heart that reflects You. I love You. Amen.

Love,

Natasha

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Breaking Bread For 12.15.21

Scripture

I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. I can do all this through him who gives me strength. 

Philippians 4:12-13

Reflection

Some of us are never satisfied because we don’t place God first in our lives. We have Spiritual Attention Deficit Disorder (SADD) because our focus is first on ourselves and our wants of the flesh, instead of our focus being on God and what He knows we need.

Some of us will never be content, never be overjoyed because we have our eyes, minds, and hearts in the future lost without a map, because God didn’t give it to us yet; or we’re glued to the past, stuck backwards—and backwards is how certain aspects of our lives will always be until we shed our ego, pride, and arrogant thinking and lifestyle, and embrace a Christ-centered life that believes that our day begins and ends because of God’s will and grace–and that nothing gained without God is worthy of having.

As we wrap up this year in a few weeks increasingly ask yourself whether you have been living a life of contentment, full and satisfied, and focused on what you can do to serve God; or do you still feel empty and think that life was better in the past or can only get better in the future if you only skip some steps?

If you are conflicted then seek out the problem solver that we call by many names—your Heavenly Father! If you think this message is about or for you then it is!

I love you all and pray for peace, abundance, and contentment in your life. God bless you and keep you!

Prayer

Father, I am so grateful to You for all that I have, for the person I am, for the lessons learned through joy-filled and painful experiences, and for who You are molding me to be. Father, I am more than content with the blessings You have bestowed upon me, although I am not content with moments of mediocrity, procrastination, and fear that I sometimes display which blind me from being fully receptive to my gifts. But I know that You are working on me, molding me, and improving me each day. Thank You Father.

Humbly I pray that You keep my eyes, heart, and mind focused on today, this moment, and the present work You have planned for me. What I do now impacts my tomorrow. The devil is a liar and I refuse to let him tempt me to turn around or run ahead, and disobey Your loving command to keep marching forward on Your pace. The only direction I’m running is towards You. In Your Name I praise and pray. Amen.

Love always,

Natasha 

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Breaking Bread For 12.14.21

That we should be saved from our enemies
And from the hand of all who hate us…

Luke 1:71 

Reflection

God kept His promise and demonstrated it through His son Jesus, a descendant from the line of David. This was a promise that the prophets foretold of hundreds and hundreds of years earlier. Through that promise, the people would be saved and wouldn’t have to fear their enemies. If David hadn’t been a man of God’s heart, hadn’t been committed to strengthening his relationship with God, devoted to serving Him, his name and lineage would have been of no value. God wouldn’t have chosen his line to affiliate with Jesus.

Jesus represents all that David was and a million times more, for unlike David, Jesus never sinned. Unlike most of us, he never retaliated against his enemies, he didn’t wish them harm, he never cursed them. Jesus represents and reflects all of the qualities and characteristics of God, yet in human form, giving us something and someone to relate to, to aspire to be, and believe that we can potentially do it because just like him we walk in flesh.

So speaking and walking like Jesus means going beyond our comfort zone, boldly praying to God, and not caving to the tests and temptations. It also means praying for those who wish you no good.

You don’t need to socialize with them to pray for them. You don’t need to be their friend and accept invitations to their social gatherings. It means releasing them and you from that toxic bond that enslaves you. What you hold over others is sadly also bound to you. You carry the weight of their hate and ugliness.

If you can’t pray to God to release someone of their darkness, ignorance, pride, hate, fear, self-loathing, and internal ugliness, then how can you expect these things to be released from you? And most importantly, how can we call ourselves God’s children if we don’t live as He does? Ponder that. Remember that.

Prayer

Father, thank You for the blessings. Thank You for forgiving me for those moments, even today, when I step off Your path and disobey Your commands. Father, please also forgive my enemies and those who hate me—those I know and those who cowardly hide deep in the pits of darkness.

Father, forgive them for what they do, say, and think. Their minds are tangled up and their hearts have turned, yet in my heart I believe and know that You can save them. I know that Jesus can show them the way to You Lord.

Standing confidently in this belief, I trust that those who wish me nothing but harm, pain, sadness, failure, enslavement, loneliness, and emptiness, will be touched by Jesus’s healing hand and guided back to where they belong with You. This I say with the strongest of convictions. Amen.

Lovingly your sister in Christ,

Natasha 

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Breaking Bread For 12.13.21

Scripture

May you live to see your grandchildren. May Israel have peace!

Psalms 128:6 NLT

Reflection

God determines the calendar days we walk this Earth. Live right, seek and share peace, treat others as you would want someone to treat the person you love most, and give God and the life that He has blessed you with, your all. Give what you hope to receive. God willing, you will be blessed with longevity and abundance.

We have war and conflict because no side is willing to give what they hope to receive, or one side kept giving and the other one kept taking, until the givers said “no more”. Either way, there’s no peace. God isn’t in the center of these exchanges. Only He can be the solution. People’s lives are being snatched away leaving children as orphans and grandchildren never knowing their grandparents.

In our personal lives we struggle with internal and external conflict. We seek peace in all of the wrong places. Turn to God. Look at and follow the examples that His Son lived and taught. Don’t let that struggle and strife kill your hope and take your life.

May you live to see and spend quality time with your grandchildren and as many generations beyond, as God permits! And if you don’t have children, may you live to see the generation that follows the youngest generation that you know, and as many generations thereafter.

Today’s prayer is going to be a bold one. It’s a declaration and affirmation. It’s a pivot to realign and stay aligned with God. It’s reaching outward to our Father who has been waiting for us. When you speak the words, mean it, or don’t say it. He knows your heart. God bless you all!

Prayer

Father, thank You for another day. So much was done, so much I’ve seen, so much I have experienced and it is because of Your will that I am capable of waking each day. I am deeply humbled and appreciative. I don’t want to ever take our relationship for granted. If I do, I apologize, because that is never my intent. What I have with You I can’t have with anyone or anything else, and that means everything to me. If my mind is split and I’m straddling fences, I ask for refocus.

Father, You already know my struggles and the dreams I have. But I know that if I don’t speak with You about these things, then I’m not honoring You and our relationship. You know my heart and You know the things that I want to do to uplift my family, community, and beyond. I’ve become a slave to money, credit scores, creditors, lenders, and time.

You are not the author of this. My decisions have put me in this predicament. Choosing my way instead of Yours. I want to be the steward that You know I can be, the one You called me to be.

Father, I pray for positive abundance in all areas of my life and in the lives of my family and friends. Bless us to be free of the enslavement to things and people, free us from the debt that burdens us, heal us from the ailments that keep us weak and in pain, and provide us with the spiritual, mental, physical, and financial resources to bless and uplift others.

I know Who You are and what You have done and can do. If it is Your will then I know it shall be done, and I stand confident in that knowledge. I come to You as Your humble servant, boldly asking for the type of change that people could only call a miracle. I ask for these changes in the Name of Jesus. Giving You all of the glory. Amen.

Natasha 

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Breaking Bread For 12.10.21

Scripture

“Then the devil led Jesus to the top of a very high mountain. He showed Jesus all the kingdoms of the world and all the great things that are in those kingdoms. The devil said, “If you will bow down and worship me, I will give you all these things.” 

Matthew 4:8-9

Reflection

Every day we are tempted to stray from God, to leave His flock, to blindly enter a realm we may never return from—just for a life of temporary pleasure, if that. Think of how our lives would be if Jesus had given in just one time to the devil. The Son of God bowing down and worshipping the cowardly devil, imagine that. Would we exist? How would the situation be reconciled and redeemed? With Jesus being the wayshower to God, how would we find our way without him?

The enemy offered something he could truly not give. It was a lie. No matter what temptation the devil puts before you remember that he is a liar, and the author of chaos and confusion. Everything he does is to destroy your relationship with God. He wants your soul to rot not thrive. Only God can heal us, free us, and bless us. Any other source claiming to bring you abundance through worship, alliance, loyalty, or partnership is a big LIE!

Pray for the ability to see and discern the truth, and for the courage and strength to rebuke the lie and walk away.

Prayer

Father, thank You for this day. Thank You for blessing me with abundance in all areas of my life. For those gifts that my eyes don’t see, bless me to know that they are there. Lord, Your son was tempted more than once by the devil, more than once he was tempted to walk away from You and Your love, to kneel down and surrender his soul. Each time, Jesus told the devil that he worshipped and loved only You, and was wealthy beyond imagination with Your daily provisions.

Father, there are days when I want what I don’t have, to the point where I’m focused more on what I don’t have than what I do. Father, then You touch my heart and fill me to the point where my joy for life, living, and the abundance of good health, wisdom, knowledge, and love washes away my feelings of need and desperation.

Father, every time my back is against the wall and the devil tries to tempt me to turn right, Your light points me towards my left and along the path You present me with solutions to my problems, money for my bills, opportunities that I hadn’t considered, and hope for a life of balance and harmony. Father, this is only something that You can provide. I love You for always being my constant, always loving me, guiding me, guarding me, and reassuring me that through the grey skies there is sunshine on the other side.

I love You Father. I need You. With joyful praise I give You all of the glory. Amen.

I love you all and pray for only the best to come to you today and each day.

Love,

Natasha 

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Breaking Bread For 12.9.21

Scripture

He must manage his own family well and see that his children obey him, and he must do so in a manner worthy of full respect. 

1 Timothy 3:4

Reflection

Even with my father gone physically, I know that spiritually he is and always will be with me. Each day I work a little harder, overcome one more hurdle, challenge one more fear because my father led by example and taught me that nothing can hold us back because God is the problem solver. Now I know that someone reading this may say, “Well that’s cool for you but my dad wasn’t in my life”.

It doesn’t matter whether you were raised with both parents, one parent, or none—who can you look to as ‘family’ who lifted your spirits when you were down, kept you in-line when you were straying? Who dried your tears when the pain was unbearable? That individual or those persons you are visualizing are your family, and you should thank God for placing them in your life.

Where have we made the wrong turn when parents no longer have respect from their children? Where did we go wrong where kids feel entitled to have whatever they want at their parents’ and family’s expense, regardless of their financial situation? What mistake did we make where children don’t think twice about cursing at or striking an adult in anger, seemingly knowing that there are no repercussions?

When did it become okay to disrespect our elders? When did a shift occur where women took on every aspect and characteristic of head-of-household, and the men sit by like church mice or disappear altogether? When did we lose control of our families and our children? When did the semblance of order become chaos?

How will we ever regain our proper standing in life and in God’s Kingdom, if we keep falling farther from His divine plan?

This division we’re experiencing first took place in the storyline of Adam (man) and Chavah (life giver), who we commonly refer to as Eve, we don’t know the name Adam gave himself. The family alignment that God envisioned was ruptured by their sin and refusal to take responsibility for their actions. These actions impacted their children and generations after. The first known family curse in Judeo-Christian history. We keep repeating this foolishness and not seeing it for what it is, absolute insanity. We seem to be getting worse and not better.

God designed man and woman to co-lead and govern over the land and the creatures. They were to compliment and complement each other. God commanded man to honor and respect women, and to treat and love their wives as they would themselves. She is not beneath him, she is what makes him better and more secure. In her he can feel and embrace the feminine strength and qualities of God. Or that is what she’s supposed to be and represent in man’s life.

Women are to honor and respect the man for his role in their family and in God’s Kingdom, whether he’s living in the home or not, her husband is to carry the honor as her husband. This is made possible when the man is living honorably, and is representing the qualities of God that provide reassurance, safety, and security.

Children are to always follow, obey, and be respectful of their parents and elders (with exception to those unsavory adults). A man is to maintain order within his family in a respectful and honorable manner, which means in and through love not hate or fear.

God expects man to lead in love not force, and definitely not abuse. God expects men and women to serve and protect their families, work passionately, be respectful of self and others, and lead by example. They are to be a team, a partnership, representing all sides and layers of God.

But we shifted from this. We have given into the distractions from the world. When our minds and hearts are to be focused on God, His plan, and what He has in store for our families, we’re instead chasing fleshly desires.

We have women selling and freely giving away their bodies looking for the comforts as a mother and wife, yet they are missing the valuable components necessary to be good mothers and wives. We have men misinterpreting the Bible, sowing their seed all over the place, leaving a battlefield of babies to grow up desperately wanting their fathers. We have more babies being born into this world by careless individuals who were only concerned about the short moments of passion and not the long-term responsibility of parenthood. They saw babies like puppies and kittens rather than understood the responsibility to raise those children to serve honorably as adults.

Folks want to be rich in the flesh while sacrificing being wealthy in spirit. We’re sacrificing eternal life for red bottom shoes, bling, and a fancy lifestyle. We’re blinded by the mirage. We’re believing the lie the enemy has woven.

We have turned to idols in technology, fashion, and entertainment, no different than the children of Israel turning to various idols after leaving Egypt. We are repeating a cycle. Forty years the children of Israel walked around the wilderness because they just wouldn’t listen and obey. They repeatedly faced enslavement and exilement. How many years have we been ‘lost’? How many years will we continue to walk around in this wilderness? How much more can we endure being slaves? We are in exile and don’t even know it.

We must reclaim our families. We must live our lives as God intends, living in the world but not of the world. Enjoying the blessings while not worshipping the products. We have to start getting back on track now if we ever hope to see the Promise.

The prayer that follows might be uncomfortable for those of you who didn’t grow up with parents or with loving and nurturing parents. You can rephrase this prayer to represent your gratitude for the adults in your life who served as parent-figures. Don’t let details block you from having and expressing a grateful heart.

Prayer

Father, I know that You have amazing plans for me as You willed me to see another day. You kept my heart pumping and blood flowing so that I might live fully another day. I thank You Father.

I also thank You for my parents, my family, and for my true friends. I thank You for providing me with loving and nurturing people who surround me and encourage me to be the best person that I can be. Father, Your grace placed me in the lives of parents who could command respect because they lived respectful lives, and respected others.

Father, I thank You for touching them in a way where they applied discipline and structure in my life. The rules of my childhood are still applicable to me this day, and will be applicable to my children in years to come. Thank You Father for the lessons taught for I have learned a great deal about myself, my family, my friends, and the world.

Father, thank You for being my Source of love, joy, strength, wisdom, intelligence, kindness, and inspiration. Thank You for loving me enough to never let me go. I love You Father. To You I give all the glory. Amen.

Lovingly your sister in Christ,

Natasha 

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Breaking Bread For 12.8.21

Scripture

The person who sins is the one who will die. A son won’t suffer punishment for the father’s iniquity, and a father won’t suffer punishment for the son’s iniquity.The righteousness of the righteous person will be on him, and the wickedness of the wicked person will be on him. “Now if the wicked person turns from all the sins he has committed, keeps all My statutes, and does what is just and right, he will certainly live; he will not die. None of the transgressions he has committed will be held against him. He will live because of the righteousness he has practiced.

Ezekiel 18:20-22 HCSB

Reflection

God gives us all the chance to turn our lives around, make right the wrongs we have committed, forgive those who have hurt us, forgive ourselves, ask for forgiveness for the hurt we caused, and live our lives as He intends. We have the chance. We have the choice. But will we do it and continue to live that life of freedom?

Prayer

Father, I ask for forgiveness for all sins that I have committed. I repent for the wrong I have done. I am sorry for any and all harm that I have caused, and that I may have caused. I forgive those who have wronged me. I forgive myself for my wrongs. I want to be in total alignment with You. I ask for discernment and clarity, so that I can see Your path from others, and hear Your voice clearly from others. In Your Name I praise and pray. Amen.

Love your sister in Christ,

Natasha 

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Breaking Bread For 12.7.21

Scripture

So the one who boasts must boast in the Lord. For it is not the one commending himself who is approved, but the one the Lord commends. 

2 Corinthians 10:17-18 HCSB

Reflection

The saying, “It’s not all about you” is very true, because it truly isn’t. Our abilities are directly linked to God, our gifts and blessings come from Him. He allows us and shows us how to get stronger, how to fine tune ourselves, and how to link our minds to His for greater intelligence and wisdom. Stop taking credit and ownership for what God allows and makes possible. Our lives are a gift; the air we breathe and the senses we take for granted, are all His will at work.

God gives us the strength and courage to overcome fears and challenges. He gives us the vision to pursue our dreams and missions, so that we can live our purpose on purpose. God straightens our crooked paths, clears our way so that we can see into the forest, and He protects us from attacks.

How would our experiences blossom if we had more faith in Him? What would we be capable of doing if we put all of our trust in Him? What dreams would come true if we just let go and let God do what He does best? Imagine the possibilities. They are endless.

I want to take the next step. I want to let go of both hands. How about you? Where are you in your walk? Feel free to share.

Prayer

Father, all that I am, all that I have, and all that I have accomplished is because of You. I am nothing without You. Any and all success is due to Your will and grace. Any failures were allowed so that I might learn a valuable lesson.

Father, I pray that the humbling words of gratitude for You always come from my mouth in times of victory as well as in defeat. You are the reason I rise each day and I’m so grateful that it brings tears of joy to my eyes. I praise You Father. I praise Your Holy Name, now and forever. Amen.

Love always,

Natasha 

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Breaking Bread For 12.6.21

Scripture

(If anyone does not know how to manage his own family, how can he take care of God’s church?) 

Reflection

1 Timothy 3:5

If you can’t take care of your home, your family, and yourself, then how can you tell other people how to run their lives? How can you manage the church? Nope, this isn’t one of those scenarios where you can fake-it-til-you-make-it. If you don’t have it together then sit down, shut up, learn, and get realigned. Stop playing pretend when souls are in jeopardy.

There’s a huge difference between praying with and for each other, and prophesying to and against others.

Don’t Let the Titles Fool You

A preacher, pastor, bishop, minister, priest, nun, apostle, prophet, or monk is not closer with, more important, and doesn’t have an advantage over you when it comes to God. The same measurements He uses with you He uses with them. The fruits of the Spirit aren’t different for them than they are for you. God didn’t give them different commandments or waive them for these folks with titles. Some of them were called to serve and some of them chose to serve. The same is true of our everyday community leaders. You too may have been called to serve or you chose to.

They are still spiritual beings having human experiences just like you, so guess what? They are still exposed to many of the same temptations as you, and are attacked by the “liar” just like you. When we take on the added responsibility as servant leaders we are held accountable to and by God, and the flock of believers, as well as the nonbelievers. With that added responsibility shouldn’t they also have their personal lives in order just as they expect and preach to you?

Greater Responsibility and Accountability

They cannot ask and expect of you what they don’t accomplish and maintain themselves. They aren’t granted a pass by God because they wear a special-made robe, accessories, and other symbolic clothing. They aren’t granted a pass by God because of a fancy title that leads or follows their name. They aren’t granted a pass because they went to school and earned a degree or certificate, or isolated themselves with others like them. There aren’t passes for memorizing Biblical text and facts.

Satan doesn’t exclude them from tests and temptation. Satan doesn’t see them as untouchable. Actually they are even more vulnerable because we are more prone to egoism, pride, and greed as we become more visible and popular with congregants and members of the community.

Our Realignment

We all must take care of our mind, heart, spirit and soul, our family life, and maintain the level of goodness, joy, fidelity, honor, light, peace, and harmony that God expects. We must do this and keep this in our lives before telling others how to take care of their own lives and family. Stop giving advice you don’t and won’t take. Stop telling people what they should be doing if you don’t do it yourself. Stop claiming to have an insight when your own vision is blurred, blinded, or compromised. Stop being hard-lined about issues that you haven’t even resolved in your own heart and life.

Praying For Hypocrisy

Pray for those people who judge others. Pray for those people who judge addicts, adulterers, homosexuals, pornographers, and adult sex workers yet they also indulge and engage in supporting these acts and professions. They’re being two-faced hypocrites. You want a severe crime bill except for crimes you commit. You want a war on drugs with stiff prison sentences, except for the drugs you take and the sentences you risk serving. That sounds like the influence of Satan at work.

Pray for those people who call the adult sex industry smut, yet they have a collection of pornography in their homes and/or offices, they subscribe to or regularly view porn; or get caught with a prostitute, “escort”, or victim of sex trafficking. They have forgotten that those are God’s children and how you view them, you view Him, and how you treat them is how you treat Him. There’s no separation of the Creator from His creation. Look in their eyes and see Him.

Pray for the people who say homosexuals are “going to hell”, and then they get caught engaging in “relations” with the same sex; they’re closet homosexuals, on the “down low” yet they’re demonizing and trying to criminalize other people for living openly the life that that they choose, not lying and hiding like the self-righteous hypocrite. If homosexuality is a sin then who are you to bring judgment upon others?

Pray for the people who seemingly rebuke adultery, claiming fidelity in their own relationships, yet they later get caught cheating on their spouse. Marriage is sacred to God. We are His bride, first and always. How we engage in our human marriage should reflect our spiritual union with Him. Understandably we are flawed and mess up, that’s why grace and mercy are so beautiful. Remember that when you want to emotionally crucify people for doing the same things you are guilty of.

Pray for people who seek the death penalty, except when it affects them and their loved ones. If you want to place conditions and restrictions, then maybe you should resolve to leaving those life and death decisions to the One who created all of us.

If any of these examples reflect you and your failings, then please pray for yourself.

Because maybe it is better for us to be silent than stand on a soap box declaring one thing, yet living secretly another way. The same people who rant and rave about the “sins of the world”, and then get caught committing these same “sins”, don’t realize the negative impact they cause to their souls, their families, the congregation and communities that support and follow them. How can their families and community trust their own decisions in life, trust their relationship with Jesus and God, if the man or woman that was supposedly called to serve them has been a double-agent for the “liar”?

War For Our Souls

You can’t serve both God and Satan. But many of us are doing exactly that. Whether we know it or not. Our souls are being gambled by our recklessness. We have to choose, love or hate, grace or shame, tolerance or indifference, redemption or crucifixion, freedom or slavery, God or Satan.

If you want to turn people towards Jesus you must be more like him in your daily walk, even when no one is watching or listening. If you want to turn people away from Jesus then make your own rules and watch people’s reaction when you get caught breaking God’s rules.

If you can’t lead righteously then don’t jump to the front of the pack trying to lead the people to the promised land. You’re only leading them to Satan’s drive-thru.

Let us all work to take care of ourselves, our family, and our homes so that if we are ever in a position to give our opinion or advice, we can do so with a clean heart and no skeleltons in our closets. Something to consider in this social media narcissistic era.

Prayer

Father, thank You for today and for the past, and I humbly give thanks in advance for the tomorrow I hope to see. Father, as Your servant I strive each day to overcome temptation, and to speak and act with love. There are some people who claim to be servants in Your church, yet they serve only themselves.

Father, some of Your children live double lives, demanding of others what they also aren’t willing to do or say. They are misconstruing and misinterpreting Your Word and the messaging of Your ancient servants. They are delusional in their self-importance and it is creating more confusion and chaos.

Father, some of Your children call things abominations, yet they have been caught engaging with and indulging in these same “abominations”. Their hypocrisy goes unchecked by them and their followers. Lord, I pray that You forgive them as You forgive me. Forgive their hypocrisy and forgive mine.

Forgive us for what we do, what we don’t know, and for those things we turn a blind eye towards. Father, forgive us for our sinful ways and for betraying one another. Forgive us for those moments we follow the “liar” instead of walking on the path You have created. Forgive us for not trusting in You. Forgive us for not being merciful, forgiving, and graceful, although we ask these things of You and others.

Father, realign our minds and hearts with Yours. In Jesus’ name I humbly pray to You. Amen.

Love,

Natasha 

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Breaking Bread For 12.3.21

Scripture

They were amazed at his teaching, because his words had authority.

Luke 4:32 

Reflection

God isn’t mediocre and doesn’t work in or accept mediocrity. His son was and is no exception. Jesus’ words had authority because God gave him that authority. Jesus wasn’t self-appointed, self-important or self-absorbed, like many before and after him. He wasn’t out there preaching and pimping trying to gain glory and recognition. He wasn’t trying to collect tithes and offerings so he could live a life of materialism and perceived wealth. Jesus came here to disrupt the status quo and show us who we truly are.

So why are we amazed by him, yet not committed to following his teachings, so that we might live our truth and be closer to God?

I think we like the idea of Jesus and being like him, and the idea of the life he proclaimed we could have, but we aren’t truly committed to the work that goes into the journey. We’re self-absorbed and entitled, and we want it handed to us. We want it simple and fast, like a microwave meal. Yet the only things that come to us that way are those things that aren’t good for us or to us. The best things take time to grow, mature, and ripen. We have to face and endure the trials, sit through the storms, allow our clay to be molded.

Our flesh is weak yet we lean on it with everything we have, restricting our spirit from doing what comes natural, which also leaves our souls vulnerable.

Jesus is the ultimate example; proof that this is not a spiritual experience that we are living as human beings, but rather a human experience we are living as spiritual beings. Our flesh tells us otherwise and when giving into the flesh we limit our potential, and much more.

Our next level of existence will be the return to our spiritual bodies, and shedding this human shell. To get the most from our human experience we must gain wisdom and knowledge from God, through studying the Bible and other texts, and from Jesus and other great servant leaders.

Are you ready for your next level of growth and change? Then pray on it, commit to it, and awaken your spirit and soul with an improved outlook. Have an amazing day. God bless you!

Prayer

Father, thank You for blessing the world with Your son Yeshua. As Your reflection and way-shower, he is the shepherd and I am honored to be one of his sheep. Thank You Father for making sure the way to You is always illuminated and accessible. Thank You for always being available for a brief chat or lengthy conversation. Thank You for loving me like no other, and showing me how to love. I give You all of the glory, forever and always. Amen.

Lovingly,

Natasha 

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Breaking Bread For 12.2.21

Scripture

Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the Devil. After He had fasted 40 days and 40 nights, He was hungry. Then the tempter approached Him and said, “If You are the Son of God, tell these stones to become bread.” 

Matthew 4:1-3 HCSB

Reflection

Don’t ever let the enemy convince you that you need to prove anything. Rebuke it and keep moving. That’s how the enemy got Adam and Eve. Don’t consume the apple to prove God is right or wrong, or even to satisfy your curiosity or worse, your ego. God said don’t eat the apple. That’s supposed to be good enough. God said fast, meditate, and pray—then that is what you’re to do, don’t be lured into doing something else. It’s a trap that will leave you calling out for the only Source that can free you, God.

God sent Jesus to handle some tasks that He delegated to him. Jesus obediently executed those tasks with perfection, with no deviation, and he was rewarded accordingly. The flesh is weak so it must be tested to be molded and refined. Forty days and 40 nights will definitely test you, especially if you were eating to fullness before the fast. In our weakened state we crave what we lack. The enemy knows this and tries to play with your mind. We learn a lot from Jesus. He didn’t let hunger, pain, isolation, fear, frustration, pride, or ego to get in the way out of his mission.

God said, so Jesus did. Period.

God said you are His child and nothing and no one can come between your relationship with Him, and His love for you. That should be good enough. Don’t test it.

When you know who you are and to Whom you belong, you don’t have to prove it. You don’t have to prove God’s love for you and favor on you. When someone tells you to prove it, they’re trying to be “nickel slick” as the saying goes. They’re trying to test God through you. They’re being pimped out by the enemy, doing his work, and possibly not knowing it. Don’t even give them a leg to stand on. Don’t entertain and fuel the enemy’s delusions. Don’t give them your time and energy. Just end the conversation and continue about your day, with them far behind you. There’s peace in walking away.

Prayer

Father, I pray for the strength, discernment, courage, and faith to see the enemy for what it is and to not be deceived, encouraged, enticed, lured, trapped, or manipulated into following it or falling into its ways. Let me identify all of the ways and through all of the people that the enemy works diligently to create chaos and confusion in my life. Let me rebuke it each time my attention is caught. In Your Name I pray and give thanks. Amen.

Lovingly,

Natasha 

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Breaking Bread For 12.1.21

Scripture

It is a trap to dedicate something rashly and only later to consider one’s vows. 

Proverbs 20:25

Reflection

We must watch what we are asking for from God. We must be mindful of the vows that we make to Him, others, and even ourselves. Vows aren’t to be broken. There’s a huge difference between saying “I will try” versus “I promise”. The first leaves room for error, the latter is a declaration that whatever is promised will be done—it’s a guarantee. Words have power. We must remember that and put great thought into the words we speak and write.

We must think clearly about what we want, who we want to spend our lives with, who we want to be, and where we want to go in life before we jump to make a vow to achieve this goal.

Our carelessness and casualness are the reasons for failed relationships and the high divorce rate; for broken families and neglected children; for fights, battles, and wars; for sexually transmitted infections destroying the lives of millions; and for so much senseless pain and frustration that we have brought upon ourselves. We fail to keep our commitments.

We fail to truly commit ourselves. We make promises we can’t keep because we did not embed it in our hearts to do so. We intend to do many things we call commitments, but a commitment is something you see through, while intent is hoped for but easily disregarded if deemed necessary. You can intend to wake at 6am everyday to work out, but if you don’t commit to doing it you will casually accept waking up at 7am (rationalizing that you now don’t have time to work out) and instead convince yourself you will try again tomorrow. When tomorrow comes and goes, you convince yourself that you will do it another day, and another day.

When you commit to doing something you see it through until the goal is achieved. When you intend to do something, it’s no “skin off your back” if you don’t get around to doing it on time or at all. But we forget one major component to all of this—God—what about Him? What about the things we promised Him? What about our wishes and prayers to Him about the things we said we wanted and needed, yet later categorized as an ‘intent’ rather than a commitment and vow? Do you think He just casually switches with you in your thinking, or do you think He still views your vow as a vow?

We want God to keep His word to us, yet we feel entitled to switch up whenever the wind blows a different direction.

We must honor our commitments to God, to others, and to ourselves. Let’s do it. Let’s review our list of commitments and make them stick through fruition or our last breath, whichever comes first. Happy Wednesday and happy first day of December my beloved brothers and sisters!!!

Prayer

Father, thank You for waking me today and for the added blessings that surround me. Thank You for the internal fuel that I need to focus and achieve my goals. Thank You for the strength to get up when I fall down, and for the courage to keep charging forward even when fear creeps up on my back.

Father, You know that I have dedicated my life to doing certain things and living a certain way, and I know that the vows I made are not to be changed in a whim, and are not to be reconsidered every time life gets rough, but are to be clung to and adhered to as my commitment to You.

So please forgive me during those moments when I falter, when I question You, when I try to reconsider taking the easy way or just giving up altogether on doing something or being someone I asked You to help me achieve during my walk. Every day I promise to recommit to my vows so that they are as much a part of me as my name, skin, and eye color. I thank You for this day and every day. In Your Name I praise and pray. Amen.

Love,

Natasha 

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Breaking Bread For 11.29.21

Scripture

The eyes of the Lord keep watch over knowledge, but he frustrates the words of the unfaithful. 

Proverbs 22:12 

Reflection

Our faith is more than our belief and trust in someone or something else. It is the actionable, demonstrative declaration of our support in that person or thing. When you believe in someone you support their efforts. How do you show your support? By sticking by their side, enduring challenges with them, positively affirming their vision of success, uplifting them with words of encouragement, verbally and physically reassuring them that you won’t abandon or betray them.

So how do you show God that you support Him?

Our relationship with God is a unique one, unlike any other. A marriage like no other. Every day God keeps promises to you, whether you are aware or not. You awoke this morning and you’re reading this message, only because God made that possible. In what ways do we not only demonstrate our appreciation to and for Him, but how do we show our support in and for all that He’s doing?

How often do we talk with Him about His plans to redeem and restore? How often are we recommitting ourselves to Him, restating our vows, and demonstrating our commitment to those vows? How often do we surrender our issues, concerns, and fears to Him? How often do we speak with Him and thank Him for the little and big things? How often do we have random chit chat with Him about whatever comes to our minds and hearts? How often do we defer to Him before making a decision? How quick are we to acknowledge His intervention?

The more we are actively engaged in our relationship with Him, the more we prove our faith. When we stop making our relationship with Him conditional, and stop making our conversations with him transactional, we will have a deeper, more meaningful connection with Him.

Those with faith carry the knowledge of who they are, what they are, to Whom they belong, and the value of their marriage to God. They are focused and driven to protect that marriage and uphold the Truths God reveals. Those of us who struggle with faith also struggle with clarity and discernment, and that is why we tend to struggle more in life. Anyone who has lost faith, or never had it, has given in to chaos and confusion. Only God can save them.

Taking all of what I just said into consideration let me leave you with parting words, especially if you’re like me, facing some trials that feel overwhelming and suffocating.

There are days that feel like you’re being encased in cement with only a straw to breathe through, and those are the days you need to smile the widest and praise the loudest, because even there God has already provided a way for you to break free. God has already restored you. Smile in the victory that is already here. You have already won. You have already overcome the odds. You are already a success. You just don’t see it yet. You have to keep marching forward, keep climbing upward, keep your mind and heart focused on God. Remain focused on His voice and follow His instructions. He does his part, consistently and without question. Doing your part means remaining faithful in all ways and in all situations.

Prayer

Father, thank You for today. Thank You for Your loving kindness and for Your everlasting commitment to our relationship. I want to commit myself more to our relationship, giving You more of me, and being trustworthy in my daily walk. Father, I want to surrender more to You and stop overthinking and being ruled by fear. Lord, fill me with patience, thin out my frustration, relax my fears, realign me properly, and re-focus me when I drift. In Your Name I pray. Amen.

Love,

Natasha

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Breaking Bread For 11.23.21

Scripture

Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows. 

James 1:17

Reflection

There is nothing in life that we receive in joy that does not come from our Heavenly Father. Every good and perfect gift comes from Him. Be grateful and praise His Holy Name. Give thanks today and each day.

Prayer

Father, thank You for every gift given to me and delivered through me. You are my constant. You are always here. I can always count on You. You are my ever-present Source of strength, hope, love, peace, and joy. Thank You Father. Amen.

Love your sister in Christ,

Natasha 

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Breaking Bread For 11.22.21

Scripture

Friend deceives friend, and no one speaks the truth. They have taught their tongues to lie; they weary themselves with sinning.

Jeremiah 9:5

Reflection

Let’s look at this verse in chunks. We have friends deceiving each other, which means they aren’t genuine friends. No one speaks the truth, which means even other people aren’t coming forward and squashing the deception. They have taught their tongues to lie, which means that before only the truth was spoken, and now through practice and repetition, they have the art and science of lies mastered.

And here’s the last part, they’re worn out from all of the sinning they’re doing. I mean, it is exhausting to invest time and energy in toxic practices. It’s draining having to lie and recall the details of your lie; stealing or cheating and hoping not to get caught; it’s depleting to not rest because you’re surrounded by chaos and confusion. Existing in that space means you’re always on the brink of disaster.

There’s absolutely no peace in sin. There’s no peace when we go against God and go up against the natural order. When we’re doing and saying things that contradict who we are and Who created us, we drain our energy from within. It’s like slapping and punching yourself in the face, just madness and painful.

We don’t want to carry the guilt of being found out, caught, and punished. Yet ironically, we unknowingly punish ourselves by carrying around shame. We don’t realize that we are killing our selves. That trapped energy is cooking us from within.

We try to mask and overshadow things by either being more reckless, living up to the negative rumors about us, or by trying to overcompensate with good, hoping that people will be more impressed with the positive things we do. Either direction is a facade. They’re both attempts to avoid dealing with our mess. We must bring it all to God. Turn over our foolishness to Him. Repent, atone, accept His forgiveness, forgive ourselves, and don’t engage in the sin or reckless act again.

It’s either that or watch everything be destroyed by our recklessness. The choice is ours.

Prayer

Father, hold my tongue if it begins to utter anything that goes against You. Make me stop before I speak ill towards anyone. Cleanse my mind of reckless thoughts, provide me with the discernment and clarity to identify the toxic from the healthy. Let Your Light serve as my source of guidance and energy; always revealing and constantly recharging me. Heal me Father. In Your Name I praise and pray. Amen.

Love,

Natasha 

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Breaking Bread For 11.19.21

Scripture

He reveals mysteries from the darkness and brings the deepest darkness into the light. 

Job 12:22 HCSB

Reflection

God reveals the truth, brings to light what is hidden in darkness, makes sense the confusing, turns mysteries into revelations, and does these things as only He can.

Prayer

Father, nothing remains hidden from You. I’m confident that through You all truth is made known, all confusion is resolved, distortions are cleared, and darkness is penetrated by light. I trust in Your ability to right-side all situations, because only You can. I walk in that confidence, praising Your Holy Name. Amen.

Love,

Natasha 

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Breaking Bread For 11.18.21

Scripture

Bread gained by deceit is sweet to a man, But afterward his mouth will be filled with gravel. 

Proverbs 20:17 

Reflection

We always reap what we sow. So be mindful of the things that you do and say in order to get ahead in life.

We all have pitfalls, setbacks, disappointments, and failures; but we can all succeed in life by doing good, living right, and being honest. Trust and rely upon God to provide, in and on His time, understanding that He sees the big picture that you don’t see.

Prayer

Father, thank You for blessing me. There are times when I desire things that maybe I want but I don’t need, and I am grateful that You keep me in line so that I receive only what I need, and I learn my lesson for ill gotten gains.

Father, I would rather defer my gratification than to receive something that I didn’t earn, especially if I was being deceptive, not genuine, or inauthentic. Father, bless me as You see fit. Mold me into your perfect image and protect me from harm that I may cause myself and harm from others.

I trust and believe in You Lord, and I apologize for any moments where my faith and hope are not crystal-clear. In Your Name I pray. Amen.

I love you all. Have an incredible day. Be a blessing to others. Be the positive and loving example in the world that you want to see.

Love,

Natasha

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