Breaking Bread For 9.8.21

Scripture

Yet this I call to mind and therefore I have hope: Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. I say to myself, “The Lord is my portion; therefore I will wait for him.” The Lord is good to those whose hope is in him, to the one who seeks him; it is good to wait quietly for the salvation of the Lord.

Lamentations 3:21-26

Reflection

In our desperate need for instant gratification we oftentimes forget that we control nothing in this world. For whatever we do to cause something to happen, God already knew the decision we were going to make beforehand, and therefore already put things into play long ago. So sometimes when we desire something so much that we go after it without waiting patiently for God, we get more than what we bargained for—but don’t blame Him for it, it was your decision to rush things on your time and pace, and not allow things to unfold as He wanted. So now we must live with those consequences, learn from them, realign, and grow from the experience.

It’s better to wait patiently on the Lord than to play the instant gratification game and be dealt a sucky hand!

We must learn to wait patiently on Him to show us the way, to make things happen, and to provide what we need versus what we want (sometimes the two aren’t the same). So pray for patience, clarity, vision, hope, faith, peace, presence, and to be present. Then wait.

Prayer

Father, thank You for blessing me with another day of experiences and opportunities. Thank You for Your constant love and affection, and for bringing me joy after pain. You know that I pray for things that I deeply desire, but I know that it is only on Your time that these blessings will arrive—or not. I wait for You Lord. I know that You will always provide what’s best for me and I thank You. In Your Name I pray as a follower and believer in Christ. Amen.

Love,

Natasha 

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Breaking Bread For 9.8.20

Scripture

Yet this I call to mind and therefore I have hope: Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. I say to myself, “The Lord is my portion; therefore I will wait for him.” The Lord is good to those whose hope is in him, to the one who seeks him; it is good to wait quietly for the salvation of the Lord.

Lamentations 3:21-26

Reflection

In our desperate need for instant gratification we oftentimes forget that we control nothing in this world. For whatever we do to cause something to happen, God already knew the decision we were going to make beforehand, and therefore already put things into play long ago.

Sometimes when we desire something so much that we go after it without waiting patiently for God, we get more than what we bargained for—but don’t blame Him, it was your decision to rush things on your time and pace, and not allow things to unfold as He wanted.

We must live with those consequences, learn from them, and grow.

It doesn’t matter if it’s the desire for a relationship, home, job, child, car, wardrobe, shoes, money, or whatever—if we snatch the wheel from God and take shortcuts to get what we want without waiting for Him we are in no place to complain and cry to Him.

When the “love of your life” is abusive, controlling, manipulative, cheating, selfish, demanding, clingy, childish, entitled, or a total fraud; when your home or car is more than you initially thought you could afford (and now you are struggling to make payments); when the job is too demanding; when the clothes are too expensive to maintain (because you have to take them to the cleaners instead of throwing them in the washer machine); when the shoes hurt your feet or keep malfunctioning; or when more money brings you more problems—I’m sure that at some period of time God told you not to get too involved with that person, commit to that higher payment rate, pursue that job, buy those clothes or shoes, or make the financial decisions you made.

You made a choice. Now you want God to step in and fix things, but why?

You didn’t wait on Him to show you the house or car you could afford, or see the opportunities that would make sure you could pay your bills on time each month. You didn’t wait on Him to reveal to you the type of person you were dealing with so you wouldn’t be blindsided later; You were too impatient to wait for the right person so now you’re miserable with the wrong person.

You didn’t wait on Him to reveal the right job for you or to show you how to handle the high demands of the job you desired. You didn’t wait on Him to show you how to manage the clothes, shoes, and money you felt you desperately needed—but now you have time to speak with Him and ask for his intervention!

Isn’t it amazing how we work, and the conditional relationship we have formed with God?

I can’t help but to laugh at my stupidity, arrogance, and ignorance. What could I be doing if I only listened to and obeyed God?

We must learn to patiently wait on Him to show us the way, to make things happen, and to provide what we need, versus what we want—sometimes the two aren’t the same.

Pray for patience, clarity, vision, discipline, hope, faith, peace, presence, and to be present. Then wait.

Prayer

Father, thank You for blessing me yet another day. Thank You for Your constant love, attention and affection, and for bringing me joy after pain. You know that I pray for things that I deeply desire, but I know that it is only on Your time when You feel it is time that I will receive these blessings, or not.

I wait for You Lord. My impatience keeps getting the best of me and robs me of precious time. I know that You will always provide what’s best for me, when You see fit, and I thank You. In Your name I pray and praise, as a follower and believer in Christ. Amen.

Love,

Natasha

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Natasha’s Daily Scripture, Prayer, and Reflection for 9.10.19

Scripture

Yet this I call to mind and therefore I have hope: Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. I say to myself, “The Lord is my portion; therefore I will wait for him.” The Lord is good to those whose hope is in him, to the one who seeks him; it is good to wait quietly for the salvation of the Lord.

Lamentations 3:21-26

Reflection

In our desperate need for instant gratification we oftentimes forget that we control nothing in this world. For whatever we do to cause something to happen, God already knew the decision we were going to make beforehand, and therefore already put things into play long ago.

So sometimes when we desire something so much that we go after it without waiting patiently for God, we get more than what we bargained for—but don’t blame Him for it, it was your decision to rush things on your time and pace, and not allow things to unfold as He wanted. So now we must live with those consequences, learn from them and grow.

It doesn’t matter if it’s the desire for a relationship, home, job, child, car, wardrobe, shoes, money, or whatever-–if we snatch the wheel from God and take shortcuts to get what we want without waiting for Him, we are in no place to complain and cry to Him about your messed up love life, home life, work life, or when more money brings you more problems.

Now you want God to step in and fix things, but why? You didn’t wait on Him to show you the house or car you could afford, or see the opportunities that would make sure you could pay your bills on time each month. You didn’t wait on Him to reveal to you the type of person you were dealing with so you wouldn’t be blindsided later.

You were too impatient to wait for the right person so now you’re miserable with the wrong person. You didn’t wait on Him to reveal the right job for you or to show you how to handle the high demands of the job you desired. You didn’t wait on Him to show you how to manage the clothes, shoes, and money you felt you desperately needed…but now you have time for Him!

Isn’t it amazing how we work and the conditional relationship we have formed with God?

We must learn to patiently wait on Him to show us the way, to make things happen, and to provide what we need versus what we want (sometimes the two aren’t the same). So pray for patience, clarity, vision, hope, faith, peace, presence, and to be present. Then wait.

Prayer

Father, thank You for blessing me yet another day. Thank You for Your constant love and affection, and for bringing me joy after pain. You know that I pray for things that I deeply desire, but I know that it is only on Your time when You feel it is time that I will receive these blessings—or not. I wait for You Lord. I know that You will always provide what’s best for me and I thank You. In Your son Jesus’ name I pray, as a follower and believer in Christ. Amen.

Love,

Natasha

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Natasha’s Daily Scripture, Prayer and Reflection for 9.8.11

Yet this I call to mind and therefore I have hope: Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. I say to myself, “The Lord is my portion; therefore I will wait for him.” The Lord is good to those whose hope is in him, to the one who seeks him; it is good to wait quietly for the salvation of the Lord.

Lamentations 3:21-26

Pray
Father thank You for blessing me yet another day. Thank You for Your constant love and affection, and for bringing me joy after pain. You know that I pray for things that I deeply desire, but I know that it is only on Your time when You feel it is time that I will receive these blessings…or not. I wait for You Lord. I know that You will always provide what’s best for me and I thank You. In Your name I pray as a follower and believer in Christ. Amen.

Reflection
In our desperate need for instant gratification we oftentimes forget that we control nothing in this world. For whatever we do to cause something to happen, God already knew the decision we were going to make beforehand, and therefore already put things into play long ago. So sometimes when we desire something so much that we go after it without waiting patiently for God, we get more than what we bargained for…but don’t blame Him for it, it was your decision to rush things on your time and pace, and not allow things to unfold as He wanted. So now we must live with those consequences, learn from them and grow.

It doesn’t matter if it’s the desire for a relationship, home, job, child, car, wardrobe, shoes, money, or whatever–if we snatch the wheel from God and take shortcuts to get what we want without waiting for Him we are in no place to complain and cry to Him when the love of your life is abusive, controlling, manipulative, cheating, selfish, demanding, clingy, childish, entitled, or a total fraud; when your home or car is more than you initially thought you could afford (and now you are struggling to make payments); when the job is too demanding; when the clothes are too expensive to maintain (because you have to take them to the cleaners instead of throwing them in the washer machine); when the shoes hurt your feet or keep malfunctioning; or when more money brings you more problems.

Now you want God to step in and fix things, but why? You didn’t wait on Him to show you the house or car you could afford, or see the opportunities that would make sure you could pay your bills on time each month. You didn’t wait on Him to reveal to you the type of person you were dealing with so you wouldn’t be blindsided later; You were too impatient to wait for the right person so now you’re miserable with the wrong person. You didn’t wait on Him to reveal the right job for you or to show you how to handle the high demands of the job you desired. You didn’t wait on Him to show you how to manage the clothes, shoes, and money you felt you desperately needed…but now you have time for Him!

Isn’t it amazing how we work and the conditional relationship we have formed with God?

We must learn to patiently wait on Him to show us the way, to make things happen, and to provide what we need versus what we want (sometimes the two aren’t the same). So pray for patience, clarity, vision, hope, faith, peace, presence, and to be present. Then wait.

Love,

Natasha

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