Breaking Bread For 9.15.22

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Scripture

Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said,” Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.” 

Hebrews 13:5

Reflection

There’s a big difference between having dreams of purchasing a car and home and understanding they require money to secure them than being obsessed with money to the point it becomes our god. Money has become your god when you do anything to get it. You shouldn’t love it. You should see it as what it is, a tool, a temporary and finite resource. God provides us with money to equip us with an instrument to navigate through this world.

Love Him, not the tool. Depend on Him, not the tool. Sacrifice for Him, not the tool.

There’s a bunch of rich people running around, miserable, self-destructing because they chased the money thinking it would make them happy, whole, complete, and safe. They were wrong. Only God can. There’s a bunch of people robbing and stealing to get money. They think it’s the solution to their problems. It’s not. God is. You will always find yourself lacking when you think money can do what only God can do.

We don’t have to worry about bills when we take care of our responsibilities and have confidence in God’s ability to take care of all of our needs. If we’re going to worry, then why pray to Him? Why go to church? Why read and study His Word? Why say, “God is good all the time, and all the time God is good” if we don’t truly believe it and believe that He’s got things handled? So let’s do as He directs and let Him handle the rest.

Prayer

Father, I know that You will always be here for me, always protecting and watching over me, and that You will never forsake me; so I don’t have to stress over money and going without because You are my sole provider. I don’t have to lose sleep over and desire things beyond my means, because if it’s meant for me it will be. I know that You will always meet my needs, quinch my thirst, feed my hunger, clothe me, and cover me with shelter. I thank You for taking care of me Father. In Your Name I pray. Amen.

Love always,

Natasha 

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Breaking Bread For 9.15.21

Scripture

Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said,”Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.” 

Hebrews 13:5

Reflection

There’s a difference between having dreams of purchasing a car and home, and understanding they require money to secure them, than being obsessed with money to the point it becomes our god. When you will do anything to get it, money has become your god. You shouldn’t love it. You should see it as what it is, a tool, a temporary and finite resource. God provides us with money to equip us with an instrument to navigate through this world. Love Him, not the tool. Depend on Him, not the tool. Sacrifice for Him, not the tool.

There’s a bunch of rich people running around, miserable, self-destructing, because they chased the money thinking it would make them happy, whole, complete, and safe. They were wrong. Only God can. There’s a bunch of people robbing and stealing to get money. They think it’s the solution to their problems. It’s not. God is. When you think money can do what only God can do, you will always find yourself lacking.

We do not have to worry about bills when we take care of our responsibilities and have confidence in God’s ability to take care of all of our needs. If we’re going to worry then why pray to Him? Why go to church? Why read and study His Word? Why say, “God is good all the time and all the time God is good” if we don’t truly believe it and believe that He’s got things handled? So let’s do as He directs and let Him handle the rest.

Prayer

Father, I know that You will always be here for me, always protecting and watching over me, and that You will never forsake me; so I don’t have to stress over money and going without because You are my sole provider. I don’t have to feign for and desire things beyond my means, because if it’s meant for me it will be. I know that You will always meet my needs, quinch my thirst, feed my hunger, clothe me, and cover me with shelter. I thank You for taking care of me Father. In Your Name I pray. Amen.

Love always,

Natasha 

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Breaking Bread For 9.15.20

Scripture

Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said,”Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.”

Hebrews 13:5

Reflection

I will be the first to admit that I do worry about money, and the fact that I have more month than the financial resources to cover that entire month. I worry about debt that I haven’t wiped out and left as a pretty zero balance. I don’t want to be a irresponsible debtor, owing money to someone and not paying them. It is not acceptable to me. I don’t want to wait years for someone to repay me money that I loaned, pay for a product that I sold, or for services that I rendered. When we are slow or inconsistent in our payments, the cycle of life returns to us slow and inconsistent payments. Yes, intent matters, as does our efforts. What’s in our heart is the prevailing measurement.

So I know that I’m not supposed to worry. God said not to worry. God said that He has me, you, us.

We do not have to worry about bills when we do our part, the best we can with what we have, to take care of our responsibilities, and have confidence in God’s ability and willingness to take care of all of our needs. Do your part and He will do His.

If we’re going to worry then why pray to Him?

Why go to church? Why read and study His Word? Why say, “God is good all the time and all the time God is good” if we don’t truly believe it, and don’t believe that He’s got things handled? Doing those things, yet worrying ourselves into anxiety, stress, depression, sickness, and dis-ease, only proves that we don’t have total trust and faith in Him. We conditionally believe He has control and dominion. We still think it’s all about us and only we can solve the problem, make things happen. Either we believe and trust in Him or we don’t.

Stop trying to drive the car from the passenger seat. Stop praying for help then interferring with the work being done.

Maybe things are delayed in our life because we don’t trust Him and He doesn’t trust us. Why should He? Would you trust someone who doesn’t trust you? Would you rush to help someone who doesn’t believe you can or will? Would you do everything in your power to help a person who keeps sabotaging the plans, and interferring with the process?

You most likely said, “no” to these questions. So consider how God feels. Consider His heart. Consider what your actions does to your relationship with Him. Your actions tell Him that He’s not good enough, not fast enough, not dependable enough. Wow. Think about that. Try speaking those words aloud. You most likely can’t. It hurts to even say. Yet we do, silently but boldly, every single time we worry and get in the way.

Let’s do as He directs and let Him handle the rest.

Prayer

Father, I know that You will always be here for me, always protecting and watching over me, and that You will never forsake me; so I don’t have to stress over money and going without because You are my sole provider. I don’t have to crave and desire things beyond my means, because if it’s meant for me it will be Your gift to me. I know that You will always meet my needs, quinch my thirst, feed my hunger, clothe me, and cover me with shelter. Quiet me when fear creeps in and doubt tries to settle in my mind and heart. You know the enemy’s tactics, please remind me and be patient when I falter. I thank You for taking care of me Father. In Your name I pray and praise. Amen.

Love always,

Natasha

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Natasha’s Daily Scripture, Prayer, and Reflection for 1.30.17

Scripture


Hebrews 13:5

Prayer

Father thank You for this day. Thank You for my life as I know it and for what I will one day open my eyes to see as true ‘life’. 

Father You know my burdens, fears, anxieties, stress, and sorrow. You said You would never fail me or abandon me, and I know this to be true. So thank You, Father, for always being here for me, even through my foolishness and disobedience. I love You so much. I give You all the glory. Amen. 

Reflection

If you think God has failed you and abandoned you, why not consider looking in the mirror—the physical one and then peer deeper inside so you can see the spiritual one. 

If your faith wavers so will your vision, and ability to see your daily blessings, and God’s protecting arms around you. 

If you aren’t smiling and praising Him through the storm then that means you’re only faithful to Him when the skies are clear and calm. 

You’re allowing the enemy to whisper in your ear and convince you that God isn’t faithful to you. Rebuke the enemy and tell it to kick some rocks down the road. Tell the enemy to get behind you and “keep it moving!”

We’re called to be faithful and serve fully, every single day, through the ups and the downs. Because whether you believe it or not, God’s not a failure or a deadbeat. He doesn’t just give up and walk away. He’s here at all times, even when you’re crying, fussing, and cursing. 

Think about this. Pray. Reflect. Listen for His voice! 

Questions of the Day

1. What would you like to add to today’s prayer and/or reflection?

2. What are your thoughts about today’s message?

3. What issues are you fighting to protect from the enemy’s attack?

4. What cares, worries, and fears are you ready to turn over to God?

5. Who would you like to pray for today?

6. Do you have a testimony that you would like to share? Please do.

Feel free to share your answers, prayers, comments, and reflections in the comment section below. You can also send me an email at: breakingbreadwithnatasha@gmail.com

Please also feel free to share this post with others. We’re never quite sure who needs to hear and see what, and when! It would be awesome if whenever you run across a prayer, message, or scripture that moves you, you would kindly share it with the rest of us. You can post it on this blog or send me an email.

Love always,

Natasha

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Scripture quotations taken from the Amplified® Bible, Copyright © 1954, 1958, 1962, 1964, 1965, 1987 by The Lockman Foundation Used by permission.(www.Lockman.org)

Scripture taken from the Common English Bible®, CEB® Copyright © 2010, 2011 by Common English Bible.™ Used by permission. All rights reserved worldwide. The “CEB” and “Common English Bible” trademarks are registered in the United States Patent and Trademark Office by Common. English Bible. Use of either trademark requires the permission of Common English Bible.

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Natasha’s Daily Scripture, Prayer, and Reflection for 1.22.16

  

Pray
Listening, watching, waiting in peace Father. I won’t let anything or anyone sway me, deter me, or break me. The storm is coming but You’re my shelter. I have on my rain gear. Amen. 

Reflection 

I received this text message this morning and had to share it with all of you: 

GOD is always with us. He Himself said, “I will never leave you, nor forsake you”. Some people are worried about the storm that’s coming. Don’t worry. JESUS spoke, “Peace be still” and calmed the storms. He’s the same GOD yesterday, today and forever. TRUST HIM! 

The storm may be coming your way. The storm may already be here. I’ve got rain boots, a rain coat, and an umbrella. Let’s jump out in the rain, not hide inside trembling in fear. Are you prepared? Let’s do this!

Questions of the Day

1. What would you like to add to today’s prayer and/or reflection?

2. Please share your testimony of how God helped you through life’s storms?

3. How have you learned to deal with life’s storms?

4. How have you learned how to cope with feeling alone, abandoned, or neglected?
Feel free to share your answers, prayers, comments, and reflections in the comment section below. You can also send me an email at: breakingbreadwithnatasha@gmail.com 

Please also feel free to share this post with others. We’re never quite sure who needs to hear and see what, and when! It would be awesome if whenever you run across a prayer, message, or scripture that moves you, you would kindly share it with the rest of us. You can post it on this blog or send me an email. 

Love always,

Natasha
Copyright 2013-2016. Natasha Foreman Bryant. Some Rights Reserved. All Prayers and Reflections are Copyright Protected by Natasha Foreman Bryant, unless otherwise noted. Prior posts from 2009-2013 are copyrighted under the name Natasha L. Foreman. breakingbreadwithnatasha.com

Scripture quotations taken from the Amplified® Bible, Copyright © 1954, 1958, 1962, 1964, 1965, 1987 by The Lockman Foundation Used by permission.(www.Lockman.org)

Scripture taken from the Common English Bible®, CEB® Copyright © 2010, 2011 by Common English Bible.™ Used by permission. All rights reserved worldwide. The “CEB” and “Common English Bible” trademarks are registered in the United States Patent and Trademark Office by Common. English Bible. Use of either trademark requires the permission of Common English Bible.

Scripture quotations marked HCSB are taken from the Holman Christian Standard Bible®, Copyright © 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003 by Holman Bible Publishers. Used by permission. Holman Christian Standard Bible®, Holman CSB®, and HCSB® are federally registered trademarks of Holman Bible Publishers.

Natasha’s Daily Scripture, Prayer and Reflection for 9.15.11

Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said,”Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.”

Hebrews 13:5

Pray
Father I know that You will always be here for me, always protecting and watching over me, and that You will never forsake me; so I don’t have to stress over money and going without because You are my sole provider. I don’t have to feign for and desire things beyond my means, because if it’s meant for me it will be. I know that You will always meet my needs, quinch my thirst, feed my hunger, clothe me, and cover me with shelter. I thank You for taking care of me Father. In Your name I pray. Amen.

Reflection
We do not have to worry about bills when we take care of our responsibilities and have confidence in God’s ability to take care of all of our needs. If we’re going to worry then why pray to Him? Why go to church? Why read and study His Word? Why say, “God is good all the time and all the time God is good” if we don’t truly believe it and believe that He’s got things handled? So let’s do as He directs and let Him handle the rest.

Love always,

Natasha

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