Natasha’s Daily Scripture, Prayer, and Reflection for 3.30.18

John 16-33

Scripture

“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”

John 16:33

Prayer

Father thank You for this beautiful day. No matter the weather, it is beautiful because You made it possible for me to experience another moment here on Earth, another moment with my loved ones, and another moment to demonstrate through servant hood Your love. Thank You Father.

Your son Jesus told his disciples that in him they would have peace even when the world brought trouble, but also reassured them by letting them know not to be worried with the world because he had taken care of it. Father bring me peace to trust without hesitation that in all times and circumstances, You have already taken care of things. When I call to You, You always answer; when I can’t find my way, You show me through…these things and more I know, but at times I get weak and blinded by fear, and sometimes forget.

I thank You now for comforting, guiding and protecting me from what I have been through, am going through, and what is yet to come. Amen.

Reflection

Jesus has the calm assertiveness that does not require anger, yelling, threats, or cussing. His disciples followed not through pressure, coercion, guilt, or fear.

They followed out of love and a belief that Jesus was the son of God.

They followed because through his works not just words, he proved through healing and demonstration, his ability to heal, raise the dead, cast out demons, and rid people of sickness and disease.

They followed because Jesus showed them how to do exactly what he was doing.

He showed them that they too had the power as granted by our Heavenly Father-Mother God. The disciples followed Jesus because he served them more than they served him. Jesus was grace and is grace, and through him the disciples (those who were faithful and committed) expressed grace.

Once we overcome fear and reconnect with who we are as God’s child, and Jesus’ sheep, then we will open ourselves up to the unimaginable, and be able to do the inconceivable. So focus on your responsibilities in God’s Kingdom, and not what role or title you can play in the world. Live with grace and you will receive abundance.

Lovingly,

Natasha

Please note: This written message was originally published on March 30, 2012. It has been modified to align with current standards and formatting; it has also been modified to include the new audio feature announced March 30, 2018.

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Natasha’s Daily Scripture, Prayer, and Reflection for 6.23.17

Scripture

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John 16:33

Prayer

Father I pray for peace within myself, within my home, within my family, and along my journey. Help me to find peace even in chaos and conflict. Help me to see the Light even in darkness. Steady me through storms. Let me be in this world but not walk as though I’m of this world, steer me from the worldly trappings and the grasp of the enemy that waits. Strengthen me Father. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

Reflection

We look at Jesus and who He is but we don’t look at the tribulations and trials that He had to face along His journey. We don’t know of the times before He connected with the disciples. We don’t know of those moments alone when went to pray and deal with the issues that were bothering Him. We forget about those moments when He cried out to God in anguish. Jesus’ journey was about Him saving many as He overcame the trappings of the world that many of us fall victim to.

Ego, pride and greed destroyed and still destroys millions of people. Humbleness, humility, grace, contentment, and empathy are not easy steps to place our feet upon. It’s much ego to jump in ego, pride, and greed—none of which requires much thought or effort. You have to be open and moldable to be humble, empathetic, content, and graceful. Your walls cannot be up in those spaces, for walls block God’s loving light. That’s why there is always great darkness on the paths of ego, pride, and greed. They suck the life out of everything in their reach. They become a prison and the longer you remain the more you are destroyed.

It’s funny how frustrated we become with people who seem to always smile and have something positive to say. We’re disgusted by them and assume that it’s all for show, because how could anyone be so happy, joyful, and at peace with all of the chaos around them? We need to pray for healing of this sickness that plagues us, for what we should want more than anything is to be like those people who see and embrace the light in the darkness, who are hopeful through the worst of times, who choose happiness, joy, and peace over pain and depression. They would rather sing and praise than cry and sulk. It is not them who have a problem, it is us who don’t realize that our normal is not normal. They are enlightened as we walk around ignorantly blind and not knowing it.

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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Natasha’s Daily Scripture, Prayer, and Reflection for 1.18.17

Scripture


John 16:33

Prayer

Father I am so grateful for You waking me today. With all that I’m facing in my life, with all of the cruelty in the world, I’m humbly grateful to see and experience another day. I’m receptive to the lessons that You want me to learn, the people You want me to meet, and the opportunities that You have lined up for me to be of service. Father You are my peace. I thank You for my overflowing cup. I love You so very much. Thank You Father for loving me!

Reflection

Stop turning to man and the world for peace. Turn to our Heavenly Father. All goodness and greatness comes from Him. Love, peace, hope, faith, joy, kindness, and healing comes from Him. 

Don’t worry and stress about what other people are doing to or saying about you. Don’t fixate and obsess over the cruelty in the world. God sees, knows, and has it handled. He’s more concerned with what we’re individually doing as soldiers of Christ, as Kingdom builders, and servant leaders. God is all-in-all. Alpha and omega. 

Throughout your day remind yourself of this fact!

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

Copyright 2013-2017. 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 3.30.12

“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”

John 16:33

Pray
Father thank You for this beautiful day. No matter the weather, it is beautiful because You made it possible for me to experience another moment here on Earth, another moment with my loved ones, and another moment to demonstrate through servant hood Your love. Thank You Father.

Your son Jesus told his disciples that in him they would have peace even when the world brought trouble, but also reassured them by letting them know not to be worried with the world because he had taken care of it. Father bring me peace to trust without hesitation that in all times and circumstances, You have already taken care of things. When I call to You, You always answer; when I can’t find my way, You show me through…these things and more I know, but at times I get weak and blinded by fear, and sometimes forget.

I thank You now for comforting, guiding and protecting me from what I have been through, am going through, and what is yet to come. Amen.

Reflection
Jesus has the calm assertiveness that does not require anger, yelling, threats, or cussing. His disciples followed not through pressure, coercion, guilt, or fear. They followed out of love and a belief that Jesus was the son of God. They followed because through his works not just words, he proved through healing and demonstration, his ability to heal, raise the dead, cast out demons, and rid people of sickness and disease. They followed because Jesus showed them how to do exactly what he was doing. He showed them that they too had the power as granted by our Heavenly Father-Mother God. The disciples followed Jesus because he served them more than they served him. Jesus was grace and is grace, and through him the disciples (those who were faithful and committed) expressed grace.

Once we overcome fear and reconnect with who we are as God’s child, and Jesus’ sheep, then we will open ourselves up to the unimaginable, and be able to do the inconceivable. So focus on your responsibilities in God’s Kingdom, and not what role or title you can play in the world. Live with grace and you will receive abundance.

Lovingly,

Natasha

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