Breaking Bread For 8.31.22

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Scripture

When you make a vow to God, do not delay to fulfill it. He has no pleasure in fools; fulfill your vow. 

Ecclesiastes 5:4 

Reflection

We can’t move slowly on our vows and promises to God yet have expectations of His blessings arriving in our time. If you can’t keep your promise, don’t make it. Think long and hard before you say, “God, I promise that if You do….I will…”. Because God’s memory never fades, and He’s not into twisted game-playing. He keeps His promises or He doesn’t make them. We must do the same. What are you saying about your relationship with Him when you break your promises? What are you telling Him about how you view Him?

My dad taught me that it’s better to say to someone, “I will try,” than to make a promise. A promise forms a bond that isn’t to be broken, but only fulfilled. By saying you will try, your efforts don’t go unnoticed; even if you fail to achieve what you set out to accomplish, it’s not held against you. If you try and succeed, then hooray!

Let’s be clear, this isn’t a loophole; it’s not a way to get over on God or anyone else. It’s not a placeholder or a box to check. It’s about being honest, sincere, and accountable. Whether you’re confident in your ability to do something, or not, by declaring your desire to “try”, you’re also understanding that there may be obstacles you can’t overcome. It doesn’t mean not giving your all, it doesn’t mean aiming low, and it doesn’t mean choosing mediocrity. It also doesn’t mean you can procrastinate and get to it when you feel up to it. It means that given the opportunity, you will pour yourself wholeheartedly into the situation and keep trying until you succeed or fail. It’s the follow-through that matters. You have limitations, and God knows this. It’s understanding that words and intent matter.

Make a vow to try your best with God’s guidance, and then follow through. Don’t make a vow to do something and then flake. Don’t disrespect God. Don’t disrespect who you are.

Prayer

Father, I pray to rid myself of my affliction of procrastination. Putting off for tomorrow what I can do today is ignorant, foolish, and costly. I also pray for the right thinking to keep my vows to You and not procrastinate on fulfilling them. I don’t want to disappoint You, Father.

Procrastination is connected with laziness and I know You don’t like the former and detest the latter. So I will make every effort to focus on fulfilling my vows to You with a sense of urgency, as I would hope and pray that You would in blessing me. I thank You now Lord. Amen.

Love,

Natasha 

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

Breaking Bread For 8.9.22

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Scripture

“God blesses those who patiently endure testing and temptation. Afterward they will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him.”

James‬ ‭1:12‬ ‭NLT‬‬

Reflection

He who began a good work in you will continue. He keeps His promises. Will you keep yours? Will you press forward each day and endure your tests? Or will you think life is unfair and decide instead to focus on what you don’t have? Will you blame God for the temptation you caved to, or will you take responsibility for giving into the flesh?

Praise and seek God through the tests and times you are tempted. Keep your eyes and heart focused on Him. Your reward is immeasurable and invaluable. Don’t ever forget that.

Prayer

Father, thank You for holding my world in Your Hand. Thank You for never letting go of me and always believing in me, even when I don’t. Thank You for giving me courage and strength. Thank You for inspiring and encouraging me with Your love, so that I don’t weaken and give up when facing the troubles of life. Thank You for giving me reasons to smile each day. Thank You for each day that I rise. In Jesus’ Name I praise You and pray to You. Amen.

Loving you all!

Copyright 2011-2022. Natasha L. Foreman. Some Rights Reserved. All Prayers and Reflections are Copyright Protected by Natasha L. Foreman. breakingbreadwithnatasha.com

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