Natasha’s Daily Scripture, Prayer, and Reflection for 1.1.18

Happy New Year!

Wow the year zoomed by didn’t it?

I decided to start this year’s Breaking Bread as I ended 2017–reflecting on older posts and looking at the relevance of topics, issues, fears, concerns, and needs–and their applicability today.

Maybe it’s because I’m hardheaded and some of you are hardheaded and so we bump our heads more than others, which means that our lessons are more painful to learn. The lessons keep repeating until we finally get it, and then we’re given a new lesson. I’ve learned quite a few lessons this year–some were extremely painful, but I know they are worth it.

What lessons did you learn this year?

One thing that many of us struggle with is carrying old “baggage” into a new year, into new chapters in our lives, into new relationships, and we don’t realize how toxic the environment becomes when we do this. We must free ourselves of the bad habits and influences that keep us from walking our authentic truth as God intends.

Take a journey with me–back to January 1, 2011. Yes, I’m sharing my New Years message from 2011. It’s been tweaked slightly to align with my current formatting, but the message is the same.

Mentally change the years mentioned and speak them in the present, and then pause and assess yourself and your life. Make note of the specific issues and fears you have been carrying around with you year after year. Are you lugging around junk from 2011 or even farther back in time?

Aren’t you ready to drop that luggage off and lighten your load so that you can finally be free? Let’s be free in 2018.


Lamentations 5:21


Father it is a new year and with this comes a time of renewal and restoration. Father let me see what I need to see and let me experience all that I’m supposed to so I can be right with You. If that means removing certain people from my life who are not good to me and for me- please do so. If that means changing my circumstances, then I embrace this change.

I do not want to be in the same place I was in during 2010 in this new year of 2011 2018 Lord, so whatever needs to be done I put my faith in You to handle it swiftly and appropriately. I want a life that is joyful, righteous, and as You planned. I honor Your holy name Father. Amen.


Whatever you were doing in 2010 that wasn’t part of God’s plan for you, wasn’t Christlike, wasn’t advancing God’s Kingdom- stop- and don’t consider bringing it into 2011 {which is now 2018}. If you are involved with someone that you know you’re not supposed to be with, or that you know in your heart you have questions about their place in your life and if it’s appropriate, or if they are adding value or not- end it now.

If you are leading an unethical life, change your thinking and your ways. If you aren’t being honest to yourself and others- start right now. If you aren’t giving your all in your walk with God, in a relationship, at work, in school, at church, or in any other aspect of your life- start doing it now. Do not enter the new year with old garbage and baggage. Surrender and leave the lies, deceit, mediocrity, laziness, vanity, arrogance, self-centeredness, fear, hate, pride, guilt, and shame behind you at last year’s curb.

Stop holding on to things because they seem easy, comfortable, a no-brainer, or because you fear change. Move forward in your life. Walk towards our heavenly Father and away from sin. Declare 2011 2018 a drama-free year and make the effort each day to live as Jesus would expect of you- and not as the enemy wishes for you. Lean toward restoration not instant gratification.

Love you all and Happy New Year!


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