Breaking Bread For 10.15.21

Scripture

All those who were in distress or in debt or discontented gathered around him, and he became their commander. About four hundred men were with him. 

1 Samuel 22:2 

Reflection

We don’t have a modern-day David to rally around, to be our leader, and that’s okay. There should be a little bit or a “lotta bit” of David within you, motivating you to keep pressing onward and upward, seeking and speaking with God along the way. The same God that made David is the same God that made you. Find within yourself that which God made especially for you.

David was on the run from Saul, who had stopped being faithful to God, and because of his bruised ego and paranoia, he had every intent on killing David. He saw what God saw in David, and it made Saul jealous. For most of us, we’re not running and hiding from human tormentors. Our enemy is the father of lies and those who knowingly and unknowingly follow him. The enemy pulls the strings of people who aren’t firmly rooted in God’s foundation. Our enemy is the same enemy that manipulated Saul, causing his fear and insecurity to become so intense that he believed the only solution was to kill David, and anyone he suspected of aiding David.

How was it possible to manipulate Saul? Because the same fear and insecurity that Saul had is the same fear and insecurity that the enemy has. The enemy sees what God sees in us, and it makes the enemy bitter and resentful, determined to destroy the beloved humans that God created and made a covenant with.

The father of lies works on our mind just as wickedly, looking for ways to expose and exploit our perceived weaknesses and vulnerabilities. The father of lies is hellbent on convincing us that the lies are truth and that God can’t and won’t help us. Look at how he ramps us his efforts leading up to and during various holidays and anniversaries. During these periods, our hearts and minds are open and more vulnerable to testing, tempting, and manipulation. We’re consumed by nostalgia and sentimental moments and memories. We need to be cognizant of this plot and mindful of the importance of doubling down in our hope, faith, and obedience to God.

We’re approaching the holidays and this becomes a time when more people gain the most weight, stress out even more than any other time of the year, health concerns rise, and when debt collectors turn up the heat and get busy harassing and scaring you the most. This is the time when appliances start to give out, your car seems to have the most issues, your utility bills increase, and your patience runs thin. This is also the time when you need to bear down, kneel down, and pray to God and Jesus for strength, clarity, vision, patience, and the understanding to not only get through these times, but to overcome and thrive above them.

In Day 158 of my Seek Him: Workbook 2, I ask you to write down all of the ways that God has blessed you this year. The list should be so long that you run out of space on your paper. Even if you feel the pressures of life bearing down on you, you should also see the blessings that God is pouring in, on, and through you.

You may not have 400 people standing beside and behind you, but look around and I guarantee you have someone there. There’s someone helping, protecting, vouching, sharing, praying, and believing in you. You may be so worn out that you don’t see them clearly, but please believe that they are there, and they want your belief to far surpass theirs.

Let’s be grateful for our blessings and experiences. Let’s pray for our ability to see and use the provisions God has provided us, and pray for healing from sin, sickness, and disease.

Prayer

Father, I pray that You place before me and show me the answers to my distress, discontent, and debt. Father, help me to remedy my situation so that my life has more balance. Help me so that my debts are forgiven as I have forgiven my debtors. Provide me the tools, resources, and path out of this stressful circumstance, so that I may have a clear mind focused solely on You, and not just on me and the lack that I think I see.

Father, heal me of my inflictions. Make me whole in my sight and reality, disproving human naysayers, and turning miracles into moments of “It is” because you are. For every day and every moment is a miracle, and it is because You make it possible. Remove this fear Lord. Remove the fear of losing something. Remove the anxiety caused by fear. Remove what fear produces. Remove the pain and discomfort. Remove the shame and guilt. Free me Lord. I want a life filled with daily gratitude, no matter the circumstances or lies that the enemy tells. In Your Name I pray and praise. Amen.

I love you all and pray you find the peace within to shine as perfect reflections of God.

Lovingly,

Natasha 

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Breaking Bread For 10.17.19

Scripture

All those who were in distress or in debt or discontented gathered around him, and he became their commander. About four hundred men were with him.

1 Samuel 22:2

Reflection

We’re approaching the holidays and this becomes a time when more people gain the most weight, stress out even more than any other time of the year, health concerns rise, and when debt collectors turn up the heat and get busy harassing and scaring you the most. This is the time when appliances start to give out, your car seems to have the most issues, your utility bills increase, and your patience runs thin. This is also the time when you need to bear down, kneel down, and pray to God and Jesus for strength, clarity, vision, patience, and the understanding to not only get through these times but to overcome and thrive above them.

Let’s be grateful for our blessings and experiences. Let’s pray for our ability to see and use the provisions God has provided us, and pray for healing from sin, sickness, and disease. I pray for those who have recently passed, and their family and friends.

I love you all and pray you find the peace within to shine as perfect reflections of God.

Prayer

Father, I pray that You place before me and show me the answer to my distress, discontent, and debt. Father, help me to remedy my situation so that my life has more balance. Help me so that my debts are forgiven as I have forgiven my debtors. Provide me the tools, resources, and path out of this stressful circumstance, so that I may have a clear mind focused solely on You and not on me and my family. Father, heal me of my inflictions. Make me whole in Your sight and reality, disproving human naysayers, and turning miracles into moments of ‘it is because He is’ for every day and every moment is a miracle…and it is because You make it possible.

Remove this fear Lord. Remove the fear of losing something. Remove the anxiety caused by fear. Remove all fears. Remove the pain and discomfort. Remove the shame and guilt. Free me Lord. In Your name I pray. Amen.

Lovingly,

Natasha

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Natasha’s Daily Scripture, Prayer and Reflection for 10.17.11

All those who were in distress or in debt or discontented gathered around him, and he became their commander. About four hundred men were with him.

1 Samuel 22:2

Pray
Father I pray that You place before me and show me the answer to my distress, discontent, and debt. Father help me to remedy my situation so that my life has more balance. Help me so that my debts are forgiven as I have forgiven my debtors. Provide me the tools, resources, and path out of this stressful circumstance, so that I may have a clear mind focused solely on You and not on me and my family. Father heal me of my inflictions. Make me whole in Your sight and reality, disproving human naysayers, and turning miracles into moments of ‘it is because He is’ for every day and every moment is a miracle…and it is because You make it possible.

Remove this fear Lord. Remove the fear of losing something. Remove the anxiety caused by fear. Remove all fears. Remove the pain and discomfort. Remove the shame and guilt. Free me Lord. In Your name I pray. Amen.

Reflection
We’re approaching the holidays and this becomes a time when more people gain the most weight, stress out even more than any other time of the year, health concerns rise, and when debt collectors turn up the heat and get busy harassing and scaring you the most. This is the time when appliances start to give out, your car seems to have the most issues, your utility bills increase, and your patience runs thin. This is also the time when you need to bear down, kneel down, and pray to God and Jesus for strength, clarity, vision, patience, and the understanding to not only get through these times but to overcome and thrive above them.

Let’s be grateful for our blessings and experiences. Let’s pray for our ability to see and use the provisions God has provided us, and pray for healing from sin, sickness, and disease.

Today I send an extra prayer to a family friend, Thomas who has fallen into a diabetic coma. I pray that God restores him so that he and his family and friends might get through this and enjoy this holiday season together now, and for many years to come. I pray that whatever keeps them apart today will be cast from their thoughts and hearts, so that they might live in the joy of tomorrow. I stand firm in my conviction that God is good all the time and He has the power to heal immediately, effortlessly, and completely. I pray for God’s grace and mercy for Thomas and others with health concerns.

I pray for those who have recently passed, and their family and friends. I pray for a dear woman, who passed last week who touched my heart so deeply that I will never forget her…Lessie after 80 years you have been promoted!

I love you all and pray you find the peace within to shine as perfect reflections of God.

Lovingly,

Natasha

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