Breaking Bread For 4.22.22

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Scripture

He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay.

Matthew 28:6

Reflection

Jesus was committed to doing his part, completing his assignment, fulfilling the prophecies His Father shared hundreds and thousands of years before Jesus was called to serve as a teacher. Jesus told his disciples everything that would need to happen and what would happen, and just as he said, three days after his lifeless body had been placed in Joseph of Arimathea’s tomb, Jesus had resurrected and wasn’t there. He proved what he and others had said about the mind, body, and spirit. He proved that limits are only acknowledged by man. There are no limits with God. That is not His reality.

Jesus never doubted God’s way, promise, protection, or presence. It’s not that he didn’t doubt himself and didn’t fear the unknowns he was facing, but he never doubted God, and his faith is what overruled his fear. He is our best example of how to live obediently, fully embracing the peace of who and what we are, and to Whom we belong. Yes, just like Jesus we will have moments of fear, stress, and anxiety; but just like Jesus, when we remember to turn inward towards God’s embrace, those things we’re concerned about will become irrelevant.

You may be experiencing a rough time in your personal and/or professional life; breathe and know that just like yesterday and yesteryear God will see you through to the next day. Tomorrow won’t be your today because there is always something different that will happen to make this so. Be grateful for the blessing to rise and experience each day brand new. Be grateful that you can leave your old self and old ways behind and embrace a newness in thinking, living, and being.

Live your life in a way that when people who know you go to see you as your old self, you aren’t there. Allow yourself to be transformed. And never ever forget, there are no limits when God is in it!

Prayer

Father, Your son was tortured and crucified on the cross and he surrendered to this treatment to fulfill prophecy and to demonstrate Your truth— that we are never separate from You in the flesh or in the spirit. He subjected himself to the process to prove to the naysayers that He was not only the wayshower, the Messiah, and Your son— but also that through him all people could find peace from and in Your Kingdom. If his healings did not prove Your power, grace and mercy then rising from the grave should have. He resurrected and later ascended by Your power to prove that there is no such thing as death in Your reality, but instead we move on to another level of existence.

Father, everything I have experienced in my short life has shown me that through thick and thin, through heartaches and heartbreaks, through sickness and health, and through moments where I’ve gone through having more money than month to more month than money—You have been my constant source of Light and provision, seeing me through each day. Thank you Father. In Your Name and Jesus’ Name I pray. Amen.

I love you all!

Natasha

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Breaking Bread For 4.22.21

Scripture

He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay.

Matthew 28:6

Reflection

Jesus was committed to doing his part, completing his assignment, fulfilling the prophecies His Father shared hundreds and thousands of years before Jesus was called to serve as a teacher. Jesus told his disciples everything that would need to happen and what would happen, and just as he said, three days after his lifeless body had been placed in Joseph of Arimathea’s tomb, Jesus had resurrected and wasn’t there. He proved what he and others had said about the mind, body, and spirit. He proved that limits are only acknowledged by man. There are no limits with God. That is not His reality.

Jesus never doubted God’s way, promise, protection, or presence. He is our best example of how to live obediently, fully embracing the peace of who and what we are, and to Whom we belong.

You may be experiencing a rough time in your personal or professional life, or both; breathe and know that just like yesterday and yesteryear God will see you through to the next day. Tomorrow won’t be your today because there is always something different that will happen to make this so. Be grateful for the blessing to rise and experience each day brand new. Be grateful that you can leave your old self and old ways behind and embrace a newness in thinking, living, and being.

Live your life in a way that when people who know you go to see you as your old self, you aren’t there. Allow yourself to be transformed. And never ever forget, there are no limits when God is in it!

Prayer

Father, Your son was tortured and crucified on the cross and he surrendered to this treatment to fulfill prophecy and to demonstrate Your truth, that we are never separate from You in the flesh. He subjected himself to the process to prove to the naysayers that He was not only the wayshower, the Messiah, and Your son—but also that through him all people could find peace from and in Your Kingdom. If his healings did not prove Your power, grace and mercy then rising from the grave should have. He resurrected and later ascended by Your power to prove that there is no such thing as death in Your reality, but instead we move on to another level of existence.

Father, everything I have experienced in my short life has shown me that through thick and thin, through heartaches and heartbreaks, through sickness and health, and through moments where I’ve gone through having more money than month to more month than money—You have been my constant source of Light, seeing me through each day. Thank you Father. In Your Name and Jesus’ Name I pray. Amen.

I love you all!

Natasha

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Breaking Bread For 4.22.20

Scripture

He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay.

Matthew 28:6

Reflection

You may be experiencing a rough time in your personal or professional life, or both. Breathe, and know that just like yesterday and yesteryear, God will see you through to the next day. Tomorrow won’t be your today because there is always something different that will happen to make this so. Be grateful for the blessing to rise and experience each day brand new.

God knows your present and your future. He’s looking to you to see, listen, discern, and obey. He’s waiting on you to be consistent and disciplined. Not just during good times, when it’s easy, but during the rough times, when out of desperation we do and say stupid things. Our relationship with God should not be a conditional one, but many of us have created exactly that, and He’s waiting on us to fix what we created. Jesus demonstrated how.

How will you demonstrate your commitment today?

What will you say to the enemy every single time it speaks to you, tries to tempt you, and tries to distract you?

What one thing, will you change today to have a stronger relationship with God?

What habit will you focus on changing and replacing?

Our relationship with God is to be active and engaging, not passive and lazy. Every single day we must commit to be a part of this relationship, working to protect and honor it. Every day, He does His part. What about you?

Are you asking for much but giving and doing little?

Does your daily walk prove that you can handle and care for both little and big things, gifts, and responsibilities? If not, then why should God give much to you, when He obviously can’t trust you with little?

We must prove that we can follow through with promises. We must prove that we can be good stewards of the smallest of things, so that progressively, God can bless us with more and bigger.

What will you commit to do today? Prove that you can handle today and then wait for His direction for tomorrow, and the days after.

Prayer

Father, Your son was tortured and crucified on the cross to demonstrate Your truth— that we are never separate from You in the flesh. To prove to the naysayers that He was not only the wayshower, the Christ, and Your son— but also that through him all people could find peace from and within Your kingdom.

If his healings did not prove Your power, grace, and mercy, then rising from the grave should have. He then resurrected, by Your power, to prove that there is no such thing as death in Your reality— but instead, we move on to another level of existence.

Father, everything that I have experienced in my short life has shown me that through thick and thin, through heartaches and heartbreaks, through sickness and health, and through moments where I’ve gone through having more money than month, to more month than money—You have been my constant source of light, seeing me through each day.

Thank you Father.

You know my needs, You know my fears, and You know the struggles that I’m enduring and still facing. I want to prove my commitment and faithfulness to our relationship. I want to be an active and obedient participant—asking you each day for my directives, following through moment by moment, turning away from distractions, and rebuking the enemies lures.

Help me to lean on You, trust in You, ignore the distractions, and walk only by Your voice. In Your name and Jesus’ name I humbly and faithfully pray. Amen.

Love you all!

Natasha

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Easter Sermon Share From the Past With Something Added in the Present

 

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Matthew 28:6

Audio option for today’s message is available here.

Happy Resurrection Sunday family!

Do you remember when I used to offer a Sermon Share Day reserved for Sundays? It was years ago and eventually I discontinued that and the Saturday Recaps (that provided summaries of what was covered in Breaking Bread from Monday through Friday).

Well today I decided to scroll back to March 31, 2013 to find the Easter church service from that day. I highlighted the First Church of Christ, Scientist (Boston) and I shared part of the sermon shared that beautiful Easter Sunday.

Today I will share the message again as we reflect upon and celebrate Jesus’ resurrection and demonstration that there is no death in the spiritual sense, only a transformation; and that even in the appearance of death in the physical sense, God has the power to rise up any body that was once lifeless.

Jesus’ mission was to fulfill God’s plan as prophesied, and He sacrificed all so that you and I might learn from and practice all that He taught in His few years as Teacher and Master of man—so that we may one day also transcend from our limited scope of understanding to an ever-encompassing presence and relationship with God—as fully evolved spiritual beings.

Today, take moments to reflect on your “reality” in comparison to God’s, and consider the balance that Jesus had to find to unveil God’s Truths through practical application while disproving man’s falsities.

Enjoy your day of festivities and find ways to turn what has become childhood traditions into learning lessons for our youth.

Easterbunny_1The Easter Egg Hunt can symbolize the blessings that God has for each of us, but when we walk with blinders on we oftentimes don’t see and embrace them. Sometimes they are in plain sight and other times we must put effort into securing them—for not all things good come easy, for where would our growth come without positive friction and resistance?

The Easter Bunny can also represent the Holy Spirit who serves as the Comforter and Guide after Jesus’ ascension.

It can also be equated to the gift of life that God provides, in that, rabbits birth large litters of bunnies (and they continue to reproduce large litters over and over) and those litters of bunnies could represent us. The rabbit then sends the bunnies (us) out to claim the blessings (eggs) set aside for us.

5.9.CC.YOUTH_.TeensTowardsPurityThe rabbit reminds you of those blessings and symbolizes the innocence, purity, love, life, and constant birthing process.

No one looks at a rabbit with disgust. It is one of the few creatures that upon looking at it a smile forms on our face and we are filled with joy and giddiness. Now of course farmers and hunters may see the rabbit as a crop-destroyer, pest and nuisance. But for the rest of us, we see meekness, warmth, and life.

This is one of many ways that you can make sure that you reinforce the “why” in celebrating this special day, so that it is never minimized and cheapened to only be associated with a rabbit, candy, and colorful eggs.

In all things we must find balance, to speak and demonstrate the Truth without ever losing integrity through falsehood.

So now let’s go back in time to March 31, 2013 and look at the Easter sermon provided that day.

Today’s Subject: Reality

Today’s Scripture selections are from:

Mark 16:9,10

Luke 24:13, 15-20, 27-32

Colossians 2:17

I Corinthians 15:12–14

I Corinthians 15:20

Colossians 3:1, 2, 12, 14

Revelation 11:15

NOTE: All taken from HCSB version

Highlights from Today’s Sermon:

-Even after Jesus told the disciples and followers what stages of the prophesy would be fulfilled, when things came to pass they were amazed, questioned and doubted him, and some were fearful.

-Jesus resurrected and made himself known to Mary Magdalene but his disciples did not believe what she told them. He then appeared to two disciples who immediately told the other disciples, and once again it was not believed. So all that Jesus prepared them for seemed to be in vain.

– The story of the Emmaus Disciples shows us how Jesus walked with them disguising himself and it wasn’t until he broke bread and blessed it at dinner were their eyes spiritually opened to the reality of who he was, and at that very moment he disappeared. Proves that Jesus could be conversing with you at any given moment and you would only know when he wanted you to know.

– If you say that Jesus Christ rose from the dead then you should also believe that others can be resurrected. If you believe that humans can’t be resurrected, then that means Jesus never was. If that’s the case then all of this preaching about resurrection has been in vain—-and our faith is also vain.

Final Words From Natasha

Have an amazing week family. Remember that our reality is not God’s reality. We need to get on His page if we’re going to get this right.

Love always,

Natasha

Please note: This written message was originally published on March 31, 2013. 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 and the introductory message shared before the sermon.
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Natasha’s Daily Scripture, Prayer and Reflection 4.22.11

He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay.

Matthew 28:6

Pray
Father Your son was tortured and crucified on the cross to demonstrate Your truth that we are never separate from You in the flesh. To prove to the naysayers that He was not only the wayshower, the Christ, and Your son- but also that through him all people could find peace from and in Your kingdom. If his healings did not prove Your power, grace and mercy then rising from the grave should have. He then resurrected by Your power to prove that there is no such thing as death in Your reality, but instead we move on to another level of existence.

Father everything I have experienced in my short life has shown me that through thick and thin, through heartaches and heartbreaks, through sickness and health, and through moments where I’ve gone through having more money than month to more month than money- You have been my constant source of light seeing me through each day. Thank you Father. In Your name and Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.

Reflection
You may be experiencing a rough time in your personal or professional life, or both; breathe and know that just like yesterday and yesteryear God will see you through to the next day. Tomorrow won’t be your today because there is always something different that will happen to make this so. Be grateful for the blessing to rise and experience each day brand new.

Love you all

Natasha

Copyright 2011. Natasha L. Foreman. Some Rights Reserved. All Prayers and Reflections are Copyright Protected by Natasha L. Foreman. breakingbreadwithnatasha