Breaking Bread For 9.6.21

Scripture

Stop trusting in mere humans, who have but a breath in their nostrils.
Why hold them in esteem? 

Isaiah 2:22

Reflection

It hurts to read and hear stories of religious leaders and politicians committing heinous and unethical acts, and their followers being shocked and horrified, because they put so much trust in these leaders. Their followers idolized them, in some ways they deified them, and then couldn’t believe they hadn’t measured up to their expectations. Desperation will sell you out every time. Trying to make someone into your savior, will set you up for misery every single time.

We put our trust and faith in things we can verify with our five senses, yet we are easily disappointed by these things because they can and do fail. We need to put our trust in God who blesses us and gives us life each day.

Our impatience and need for instant gratification impairs us, and in weakness we would rather rely on man with all of his flaws, faults, incompetencies, and hang ups, than to rely on God who is perfect in every way. We are truly works in progress—clay that has to keep being molded during a long, drawn out process. Man has limits, God doesn’t, yet we rely on the former for what only the latter can do. Let that sink in.

Prayer

Father, I am speaking into my reality now that I put my trust in You to always provide for me when I need it, and that You will place the right people and right situations before me to help me fulfill my purpose in life. I don’t need an intermediary in man to reach You, for You are always with me—listening, watching, and waiting. I thank You for blessing me with Your presence and dependable action. Amen.

Lovingly,

Natasha 

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Natasha’s Daily Scripture, Prayer, and Reflection for 9.6.19

Scripture

Stop trusting in mere humans, who have but a breath in their nostrils. Why hold them in esteem?

Isaiah 2:22

Reflection

We put our trust and faith in things that we can see, touch, smell, hear, and taste; yet we are easily disappointed by these things because they are not dependable and reliable, and they can and do fail. We need to put our trust in God, who blesses us each day.

Our impatience and need for instant gratification cripples us, and in weakness we would rather rely on man with all of his flaws, faults, incompetencies, and hang ups, than to rely on God who is perfect in every way. We are truly works in progress. Clay that has to keep being molded during a long, drawn out process.

I hope to be where I need to be spiritually, early enough in my life where I can truly value it and the process it took to get there. Why have a spiritual awakening a few breaths before your last, at the age of 100 (or older) when out of commitment, trust, and faith you could experience it at or before the age of 40 or 60, and live out the last 40-60+ years in absolute bliss?

Or do some of us straddle the fence because we think that once we get to that point, our human lives will end—because we demonstrated the lesson, and then we are no longer expected to continue on this path, and are then taken over to a spiritual level of existence?

Is it fear of human death that causes us to not commit and surrender fully to God?

Is it the examples in the Bible of all those ambassadors who committed fully to God’s mission— losing their lives soon after the mission was accomplished—that scares us from giving ourselves completely over to Him?

If not those things, then what? Something to think about.

Prayer

Father, I am speaking into my reality now— that I put my trust in You to always provide for me when I need it, and that You will place the right people and right situations before me to help me fulfill my purpose in life. I don’t need an intermediary in man to reach You, for You are always with me listening, watching, waiting, and protecting. I thank You for blessing me with Your presence and dependable action. In Jesus’ name I pray to You, giving You all of the glory. Amen.

Lovingly,

Natasha

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Natasha’s Daily Scripture, Prayer, and Reflection for 9.6.18

Scripture

Stop trusting in mere humans, who have but a breath in their nostrils. Why hold them in esteem?

Isaiah 2:22

Reflection

We put our trust and faith in things that we can see, touch, smell, hear, and taste; yet we are easily disappointed by these things because they are not dependable and reliable, and they can and do fail. We need to put our trust in God who blesses us each day.

Our impatience and need for instant gratification cripples us, and in weakness we would rather rely on man with all of his flaws, faults, incompetencies, and hang ups, than to rely on God who is perfect in every way. We are truly works in progress; clay that has to keep being molded during a long, drawn out process.

I hope to be where I need to be spiritually, early enough in my life where I can truly value it and the process it took to get there. Why have a spiritual awakening a few breaths before your last, at the age of 100 (let’s say), when out of commitment, trust, and faith you could experience it at or before the age of 40 or 60 and live out the last 40-60+ years with your spiritual eyes wide open?

Or do some of us straddle the fence because we think that once we get to that point, that our human lives will end because we demonstrated the lesson, and then we are no longer expected to continue on this path and are then taken over to a spiritual level of existence?

Is it fear of human death that causes us to not commit and surrender fully to God?

Is it because of the examples in the Bible of all those ambassadors who committed fully to God’s mission losing their lives soon after the mission was accomplished (or their role in the process was complete) that scares us from giving ourselves completely over to Him?

If not those things, then what? Something to think about.

Prayer

Father I am speaking into my reality now, that I put my trust in You to always provide for me when I need it, and that You will place the right people and right situations before me to help me fulfill my purpose in life.

I don’t need an intermediary in man to reach You, for You are always with me—listening, watching, and waiting. I thank You for blessing me with Your presence and dependable action. Amen.

Love always,

Natasha

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Natasha’s Daily Scripture, Prayer, and Reflection for 12.15.17

Scripture

Isaiah 2:22

Pray

Father I put my trust in You. I trust You to provide me with my needs, to see me through circumstances, and to show me the answers to my problems- even if the answers don’t arrive when I want them.

I will stop relying solely on man, but realize that although You may send man as a messenger, servant, guide, or companion- man is not my source for life, truth, love, peace, joy, and healing- only through You are these things made possible. Thank You for being my spiritual Father and Mother. Thank You for loving me. Amen.

Reflection

Our relationship with God is our very own. We do not need man to bring us closer, to analyze the depth and longevity of our relationship with Him. We do not need man to speak to God on our behalf- we can speak to God anytime we choose.

When our bills need to be paid, it is God that provides. When we are sick, it is God that heals us. When we are lonely, God is our comforter. Turn to Him and learn to rely on Him as your source for all.

Take in all the wonders of your blessed day. Enjoy this gift from God!

Lovingly,

Natasha

Note: This Message was originally published on December 6, 2010. It has been modified to align with current standards and formatting.

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Natasha’s Daily Scripture, Prayer and Reflection for 9.6.11

Stop trusting in mere humans, who have but a breath in their nostrils.
Why hold them in esteem?

Isaiah 2:22

Pray
Father I am speaking into my reality now that I put my trust in You to always provide for me when I need it, and that You will place the right people and right situations before me to help me fulfill my purpose in life. I don’t need an intermediary in man to reach You, for You are always with me listening, watching, and waiting. I thank You for blessing me with Your presence and dependable action. Amen.

Reflection
We put our trust and faith in things we can see, touch, smell, hear, and taste; yet we are easily disappointed by these things because they are not dependable and reliable, and they can and do fail. We need to put our trust in God who blesses us each day.

Our impatience and need for instant gratification cripples us, and in weakness we would rather rely on man with all of his flaws, faults, incompetencies, and hang ups, than to rely on God who is perfect in every way. We are truly works in progress. Clay that has to keep being molded during a long, drawn out process.

I hope to be where I need to be spiritually early enough in my life where I can truly value it and the process it took to get there. Why have a spiritual awakening a few breaths before your last at the age of 100 when out of commitment, trust, and faith you could experience it at or before the age of 40 or 60 and live out the last 40-60+ years in absolute bliss?

Or do some of us straddle the fence because we think that once we get to that point our human lives will end because we demonstrated the lesson, and then we are no longer expected to continue on this path and are then taken over to a spiritual level of existence?

Is it fear of human death that causes us to not commit and surrender fully to God?

Is it the examples in the Bible of all those ambassadors who committed fully to God’s mission losing their lives soon after the mission was accomplished that scares us from giving ourselves completely over to Him?

If not those things, then what? Something to think about.

Lovingly,

Natasha

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