Breaking Bread For 8.3.22

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Scripture

And if by grace, then it cannot be based on works; if it were, grace would no longer be grace. 

Romans 11:6

Reflection

Work hard and thank God for His grace and the opportunities He will provide now and in your future. God’s grace isn’t based on our works. Grace is freely given simply because it can, not because an equivalence of effort was performed by the recipient—because grace is immeasurable.

Work hard because there is honor in doing so because it glorifies God. But don’t do things thinking it will gain you grace. God is focused on your heart. Let that also be your focus.

Prayer

Father, it is Your grace and will that provide for me, sheltering me from harm, and guiding me through darkness. Your grace heals my inflictions and comforts me in times of pain and loneliness. Father, it’s Your grace and not my works, why I am who I am, and have what I have. I thank You. I love You. I give You all the glory. Amen.

Love,

Natasha

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

Update on My Book!!!

Do you see my face?

If you’ve ever written a book, then you know this feeling…when you’ve typed the last word, period, comma….

You poured yourself onto those pages and you’re empty, yet oh so very full.

Last night I finished typing the final words of a book that is inspired by my 9-year journey through my blog BreakingBreadWithNatasha.com and I cried. I cried tears of joy, relief, and satisfaction for putting my all into a piece of work, to glorify God and His goodness and greatness in my life (through storms and rainbows).

I’ve started several books over the past 20+ years, but this is the FIRST one that I’ve finished, and am proud of. It’s taken me almost 3 years, on and off, to reach this point. I would start writing, get discouraged, and stop. I finally reached a point where I was tired of God asking me when I was going to keep my word so that He could keep His. There’s things that I want to do and experience, but I’m holding myself back. Last night was a sweet victory.

I’m not finished. I still have to get final edits and complete a litany of steps including artwork, decide on a title, paperwork, legal stuff, marketing, etc. etc. etc. But that’s nothing, compared to having to discipline myself to sit still for hours at a time, to create something that I would want to read—and hopefully YOU too will want to read.

I will share more when I can. I just wanted to share this moment, especially with those of you who have been asking me to write this book since 2011. Thank you for the loving push!!!

~Natasha L. Foreman

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