Breaking Bread For 6.30.22

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Scripture

The angel of the Lord appeared to her and said, “You are barren and childless, but you are going to become pregnant and give birth to a son. Now see to it that you drink no wine or other fermented drink and that you do not eat anything unclean. You will become pregnant and have a son whose head is never to be touched by a razor because the boy is to be a Nazirite, dedicated to God from the womb. He will take the lead in delivering Israel from the hands of the Philistines.”

Judges 13:2-5

Reflection

There’s nothing God can’t do for you, through you, and to you. Believe and have faith. That barren woman gave birth to a son, Samson, and he did exactly what God’s angel said he would.

Are you listening for God’s voice? Are you paying attention to the angels around you who are trying to guide you? 

That faint voice in your head sharing words of encouragement and enlightenment, declarations of a successful future are not your mortal thoughts or imagination, but rather God planting spiritual seeds and outlining your road map. Tune in and stay connected!

Prayer

Father, thank You for making a way out of no way; for making the impossible possible, the crooked straight, and bringing Light to darkness. I love You, Lord, and I know that You will always make things right in my life, deliver me from bad situations, and direct my path even when I stray. Thank You, Father.

Love,

Natasha

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Breaking Bread For 6.29.22

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Scripture

You women who are so complacent, rise up and listen to me; you daughters who feel secure, hear what I have to say!

Isaiah 32:9

Reflection

Every day we should have an action plan for doing something different in our lives, for taking the next step towards greatness; and never be content with simply getting by. “Easy” should never be our goal and motivation. Mediocrity should not be something we settle for. Let’s strive for being better than average since God is no average god; He is the ultimate, all-knowing, all-seeing, all-powerful, being everywhere and everything to all creatures—God. As His reflection, we cannot walk with lower expectations of ourselves or those who we associate with.

Laziness is tantamount to indifference. We don’t need to aim for perfection. You will kill yourself trying to be perfect. But we should aim for greatness, excellence, and being better than we were yesterday. Step up, show up, and show who you really are as a child of our Heavenly Father-Mother.

Prayer

Father, I know that You don’t approve of laziness, complacency, and contentment with the status quo of the world. I never want to be satisfied with mediocrity, with doing what others are doing, or being a powerless and voiceless ward under someone else’s authority. I want to always be standing, moving, thinking, and doing my best to live life as You expect of me. Even when my circumstances seem grim, I pray that I invest the same energy as I would in better days. Thank You Father for instilling that passion and purpose in my life. I love You. Amen.

Love you all,

Natasha 

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Breaking Bread For 6.28.22

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Scripture

It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.

1 Corinthians 13:7

Reflection

Love protects always, love trusts always, love hopes always, and love always perseveres. Not based on conditions or obligations. It just does. It’s just an is.

Love is reflected in Love.

To be protected by man you must be a protector. To be trusted by man you must be trustworthy. For hope and perseverance to remain constant in your life and in your relationships you must believe in them, work daily and work throughout to secure confidence in hope—and wanting more and better for your relationship. You must be willing to do anything and everything cloaked in love to protect your relationship—never doing or saying anything that would bring harm and dishonor to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, and our Heavenly Father-Mother God.

We must make a conscious effort throughout the day to think, speak, act, and be as God expects, envisions, and knows of us as His children. We must overcome our fears, temptations, doubt, pride, and ego. We must live for more than ourselves, give more than we could ever imagine, and still realize that we have not done, given, expressed, or shared as much as Jesus, Moses, and so many others that lived before us.

We must get past our perceived humanness and embrace, and demonstrate our spiritualness. How beautiful this world would be if we could only get past ourselves and focus on love, commitment, sacrifice, forgiveness, honesty, trust, kindness, and doing God’s work.

Smile. Your day is waiting for you. Who can you bless today?

Prayer

Father, You are Love, happiness, joy, kindness, care, hope, Spirit, Soul, Mind. You are all-in-all. Everything that is good is of You. In and through Your Love I am always protected. I can trust in You and have faith that no harm will come to me of Your doing. In Your Love I have hope; hope for a better life, a better understanding, and better opportunities. In Your Love I can and will persevere, thrive, and succeed.

Father, thank You for the guardian angels You have placed around me throughout my years, and for those who will guide me along my path during my remaining years. I pray for the opportunity to see, experience, and demonstrate love in its purest form as You have shared with me. I want to share this love with generations yet born so that they may enter this world having faith and hope in humankind, and in their ability to serve as honorable stewards in Your Kingdom.

Thank You, Father for protecting me. Thank You for keeping those who would destroy me out fear, arrogance, carelessness, self-centeredness, and disobedience from doing so. Thank You for the wisdom and discernment to identify those who are with me and those who are against me, those who love and respect me versus those who don’t; and that I might still love them all as Your son Jesus loves me.

In Your Name I praise and pray. Amen.

Love always,

Natasha 

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Breaking Bread For 6.27.22

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Scripture

I will praise You, O Lord, among the peoples; I will sing to You among the nations. For Your mercy reaches unto the heavens, And Your truth unto the clouds. Be exalted, O God, above the heavens; Let Your glory be above all the earth.

Psalm 57:9-11 NKJV

Reflection

Are you grateful for your blessings? If you’re grateful, are you praising God and sharing your testimony with others?

How can we build God’s Kingdom if we don’t share with nonbelievers and conditional believers what He has done for us?

Remember for some people we are the only Bible that they know. Praise and share.

Prayer

Father, I praise You. I am humbly grateful. Today I am satisfied enough to simply say, “thank you!

Love you all!

Natasha

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Breaking Bread For 6.26.22

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Scripture

Whoever of you loves life and desires to see many good days, keep your tongue from evil and your lips from telling lies. Turn from evil and do good; seek peace and pursue it. The eyes of the Lord are on the righteous, and his ears are attentive to their cry…

Psalm 34:12-15

Reflection

Keep your eyes and heart on the Lord and seek His love to fill you when you become troubled. Seek His love to touch your enemies- both known and unknown.

Pray that He settles the stirred pot of fear and hate that plague our world and cause people to tell lies, spread evil, and tear down hope. Pray for those people who relish a world of chaos and mania, that they might seek instead a life of tranquility, peace, and joy.

Pray for the non-believers and conditional believers that God’s light shines through to them and they embrace their walk with Him. Pray for more opportunities to do good, help others, and share God’s Word.

Prayer

Father, I know You hear me. I know that You see everything that I do and don’t do. I am grateful for Your presence in my life, and for the blessings, You have given me. Quiet my fears Lord, guide me past the traps. Blanket my fellow brothers and sisters with Your peace so they will seek You first and always. In Jesus’ Name, I pray. Amen.

Lovingly,

Natasha

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Breaking Bread For 6.24.22

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Scripture

And again, “I will put my trust in him.” And again he says, “Here am I, and the children God has given me.” Since the children have flesh and blood, he too shared in their humanity so that by his death he might break the power of him who holds the power of death—that is, the devil—and free those who all their lives were held in slavery by their fear of death.

Hebrews 2:13-15

Reflection

We can live in fear and doubt, or walk in faith and courage. We can run scared and hide from the demons that chase us, or face them down and say, “You are nothing, mean nothing, and have no power over me. You scare me because you are the darkness within that I can’t comprehend. But my Father rules over you while protecting me”.

Fear is merely information to process. Instead many of us become enslaved by its grip. If fear is “false evidence appearing real” and Jesus proved there is no death, then we should not fear it. Of course, we don’t want to leave our loved ones, but that should not be a fear of death. That’s what we must learn to process, comprehend, and embrace. If we believe in life after this one, what do we fear?

I can admit that I used to fear completely the concept of death, not wanting to lose this shell I wear, and what that means in my humanness. I’ve evolved to fear leaving here not fulfilling my promise to God, and not living out my mission and purpose. I also fear living in a new existence without my loved ones here. That is my flesh but I also feel that is also my soul and spirit tied to them. I love deeply and those binds are strong. God knows my heart so He works with me and on me.

Jesus came to demonstrate to us our Truth as spiritual beings, to overcome the flesh and its sins, and to begin the process of restoring us to our rightful place. We must do our part.

We can say we want to be more like Jesus, or each day we can work and strive to be more like him in thought, speech, and deed. Will the choice that we make today be the one we embrace tomorrow?

Amazingly, God loves us either way, He still loves us when we waver, when we get scared, and when we run and hide. Lovingly, He waits for us as our patient and nurturing Father-Mother. God is awesome. He is good. He is Life, Truth, Love—the Father of all mankind, and Creator of all life. Thank Him today for your blessings, and then go be a blessing to others. I love you all.

Prayer

Father, Your son, Jesus was sent by You to show us the way to You, to salvation, to eternal peace, love, joy, and happiness. Thank You! Jesus is the wayshower to the Truth that we are spiritual beings, in Your likeness, here to have a human experience to prove that we are worthy of bigger and better responsibilities in Your Kingdom; we are to realign our ways to Yours, living out our original purpose, to reverse the curse of the flesh.

Father, I believe that this is only one level of existence for humans. I want to learn my lessons, embrace and express Your loving grace, and love Your children as You and Your son have loved me. I want a life where I overcome fear and understand its powerlessness, so that I might experience life as You intend. I seek Your guidance. I look for Your Light and promise to follow obediently the path You have placed before me. Humbly I say thank You. Amen.

Love,

Natasha 

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Breaking Bread For 6.23.22

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Scripture

A good name is more desirable than great riches; to be esteemed is better than silver or gold.

Proverbs 22:1

Reflection

What do you value more in your life, material wealth and possessions? Or spiritual wealth and eternal life with our Heavenly Father? Does it matter that people think you’re a jerk but hang around you because you have (or will have) fame and riches? Or are you more moved by doing good and living well because you gave of yourself when you were least expected to do so?

How much of your time do you volunteer to help others who are least fortunate? I’m not talking about what you do for your job/career, or for publicity, to help underserved and underrepresented communities. What do you do, for free, out of love, to serve others as God has commanded us?

Even if you are financially “poor” are you also too spiritually bankrupt to help those who have it worse off than you? Can you not give 1-2 hours a week or month to feed the hungry, clothe the naked, educate knowledge-seekers, and empower the powerless?

Your name is more valuable than the stuff you acquire and collect. You can’t take your financial wealth with you, and it may not survive long after you’re gone, but your name and reputation will last lifetimes. What will be etched into your grave’s headstone? What will God say about your life?

Prayer

Father, it’s more important to me to maintain my self-respect, dignity, and honor, and not disappoint You, than to accumulate money and power. Father, I want to make sure I leave this earth with my name in good standing, with the confidence that I did my best to serve the least of Your children, and that I gave my all in everything I did.

Father, I want to live my life as You so instruct and desire. I want to express the qualities that best reflect You and how You see me. When I stray from Your path, please redirect me as You see fit, so that I can regain focus on Your mission and my purpose for and in Your Kingdom. In Your Name I humbly pray. Amen.

Lovingly,

Natasha 

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Breaking Bread For 6.22.22

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Scripture

In him and through faith in him we may approach God with freedom and confidence.
Ephesians 3:12

Reflection

Only in our relationship with God can we be guaranteed confidentiality, a commitment to solving issues and righting wrongs, and a love like no other—pure, carefree, and beautiful. Thank Him. Embrace Him. Believe in Him. Have faith in Him that every issue, problem, desire, and need can and will be fulfilled through and by Him. Where are you deficient? Where you are deficient, He is not.

This is what Jesus taught. Our relationship with God never needed a go-between, a middle man, someone to translate and mediate on our behalf. We just needed to speak to God, whether aloud or silently, just speak. You don’t need to be appointed by man or have a fancy title, you are God’s creation—that is the only title and authority you have or will ever need. The religious leaders were appalled by Jesus speaking these Truths. His disciples and followers took a lot of heat for continuing his ministry and sharing his teachings. Some lost their lives by sharing these Truths.

Be thankful that the Son made a way, sacrificed all so that you and I could be free and have more than we ever imagined. The Son showed us our Father through a different lens. He introduced us to Him in a new way. He revealed the Truth about who we truly are and what we can experience.

You should feel empowered to know how special you are to God, that He wants a unique and intimate relationship with you—heart to heart. Live your days embracing this!

Prayer

Father, I want to thank You for my life, my blessings, my gifts, and the opportunities that You place before me daily. I thank You for allowing me to have a close and personal relationship with You, where I don’t need a go-between or representative to speak on my behalf. I can come directly to You and speak with You and have my questions answered and problems solved, because of my belief and faith in You and Your works. Thank You, Father.

Lovingly,

Natasha


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Breaking Bread For 6.21.22

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Scripture

So watch yourselves.
“If your brother or sister sins against you, rebuke them; and if they repent, forgive them. Even if they sin against you seven times in a day and seven times come back to you saying ‘I repent,’ you must forgive them.”

Luke 17:3-4 NIV

Reflection

Forgiveness is not about or for the other person, it is about and for us. We must release ourselves from the negativity, poison, darkness, and suffocating environment that will slowly but surely kill us. Instead, we must forgive each and every time. We must forgive, let go, and not harbor or dwell on what was done to us.

Jesus didn’t say we had to resume some type of close-knit relationship with those who sin against us; he simply said to forgive them when they repent. Forgive to release yourself so you can walk in peace. Forgive so that even when you see the one who sinned against you, your heart is not cold and hardened.

Even when we rebuke a person, let love guide you to walk away without stooping to the other person’s level. Jesus didn’t rebuke people and then act a fool like them. His wisdom and light propelled him above them so that when he refused to deal with them, he remained empowered and it drained the other person of their essence and being. It left the other person empty, and oftentimes desiring a fullness that could only come from the Son and our Father.

Consider that and then free yourself!

Prayer

Father, I am learning to forgive those who sin against me, even when they don’t voice remorse or choose repentance. Touch my heart to always see them as Your child, even when they have aligned themselves as my enemy. Touch my heart to be graceful and dignified— even when I have urges to get loud, ignorant and disruptive, or just spiteful. I know that the act of forgiveness is about me, and not them, and for that reason I choose to follow Jesus’s direction and commandment. I choose to forgive, as You have forgiven me. Help me to not keep track of wrongdoings, like slashes on my back. You’re not keeping tally of my sins and wrongdoings, holding them against me. I want to obey and honor You. I want to walk as You desire. In Your Name and Jesus’ Name, I humbly pray. Amen.

Love,

Natasha

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Breaking Bread For 6.20.22

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Scripture

A miserable heart means a miserable life; a cheerful heart fills the day with song.

Proverbs 15:15 MSG

Reflection

Optimism is that faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.”

— Helen Keller

I read that each day is a “non-renewable resource” that once gone can never be reclaimed or relived — no matter how hard we try. So knowing this, we should live each day to its fullest. We should celebrate all victories no matter how small. We should laugh and smile, and rejoice in the life we have. Even in sorrow and the gloomiest of days, you should be able to see a rainbow and SMILE!

Prayer

Father, I pray that I always find a way to smile through each day regardless of what comes my way. In heartaches and failures, I want to still find a way to smile and be appreciative for the blessings You have given me.

I want to always find time to spend alone with You. I want to live with a spirit of appreciation, not entitlement, fear, doubt, cynicism, bitterness, boredom, laziness, or pessimism. I want to see each day as a new gift that will never be the same thereafter, as it wasn’t the day before. I want my energy to reflect our relationship. Let that energy fill others and bless them. I pray to You humbly and graciously. Thank You, Father!

Love always,

Natasha

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Just Realized April 11th Message Didn’t Publish 🧐

What in the world? So Monday’s audio message went out but the combined audio and written message never posted here. Goodness gracious!

I think that I had gone back in to edit something and it saved as a draft, that I assumed had been published. Obviously I was wrong. So, I’ve fixed it. If you didn’t hear the message at AudioMack.com/breakingbreadwithnatasha then you missed the message. You can read and listen here as the message is one on CHARACTER, and I ask some questions for you to ponder and get back to me with your perspectives.

Love,

Natasha

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Yay… Time to Celebrate!

Hi Breaking Bread Family!

I have a two announcements to share but I’m going to start with this one today, and save the other one for tomorrow. Ah the suspense!

As I shared last month, I presented the audio version of this blog through SoundCloud, and although it is a great source, a few days ago I reached the conclusion that it just wasn’t the right source for what I’m trying to do with and through this blog. So, join me in welcoming AudioMack to the Breaking Bread family, and celebrating this blessing!

If you saw today’s Breaking Bread message then you saw the AudioMack audio player embedded in the blog post, allowing you to remain here and not be redirected elsewhere, or feel as though you need to sign up to a source to listen in. I hope to remain with AudioMack for as long as they keep offering the great features and resources that they currently provide, or unless God redirects me. Either way, we will embrace those blessings. Yesterday, I uploaded all of our audio messages to AudioMack, which you can easily access through this link, if you choose. I’m just grateful for having access to resources to share God’s love and light with all of you each week.

Make today an awesome day and be a blessing to others!

Love,

Natasha

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Stay Tuned For Today’s BBWN Audio Message From Natasha

Hi Breaking Bread Family!

I hope that you’re having a super awesome day. I haven’t done an audio message in awhile. A few weeks ago I had been under the weather and my voice was strained, so I chose to heal and not torture you with my raspiness [*smile*].

In a few minutes I will be posting my message and it will include an audio version, that has considerably more content than the written message. I hope that if you have time today, you will pause for a few moments to read and listen. I look forward to receiving your feedback. Thanking you in advance!

Love your sister in Christ,

Natasha

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Took a Much-Needed Break and Now I’m Back

Happy Monday!

I hope that my Breaking Bread family is having a super awesome day and that you’re walking around with a smile on your face even if your life reflects what should be a frown. Trust and believe me when I say that the past six months have felt like hell on Earth for me, but I know that I can’t waste too many days with a frown on my face, because that would mean that God was losing the battle and wasn’t capable of better. It would also mean that I’m not grateful for the daily blessings that He bestows upon me knowing that I don’t deserve them and haven’t earned them—it’s just His loving grace!

I took a couple of weeks to clear my mind, deal with some personal issues, pray, reflect, and listen. Who was I listening to? God. I won’t lie, the enemy sure did have my ear more times than I care to admit. But as always, our Father-Mother always prevails.

So I’m back in the saddle. A post will be coming your way momentarily. I’m also pleased to say that I have an update…

This weekend I dedicated time to work on my book. I hit a wall awhile back because I couldn’t think and see clearly with all of the things that were taking place in my life at the exact same time. But this weekend left me with a great opportunity to sit down and let my heart guide me to where I need to be, and where you the reader would like to see me go with my writing. This is a scary process. Blogging is easy. Writing a book that you think people will want to read and share, and pay for—now that’s a mountain to climb. I’ve been encouraged to keep pressing forward and to remember the nostalgic phrase, “if you build it they will come“. I have to believe that when I do this people will want to read it and share it with others. I can’t keep struggling with God and trying to tell Him how to use me. I have to let go of the steering wheel and let Him steer and be the Captain.

I will keep you updated on my progress. If there is something that you would like to experience from this or any of my future books (yes, I’m speaking that into existence), please don’t hesitate to contact me and share your ideas and requests. Maybe just maybe I can make it happen. Anything is possible when you let God do the steering!

Love your sister in Christ,

Natasha

 

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Saturday Recap: Natasha’s Daily Scripture, Prayer, and Reflection for 8/4/14 to 8/8/14

Happy Saturday family!

If you missed any of this week’s messages or you want to go back and re-read any of them, here’s your opportunity. Below please find a recap of this week’s posts. Please share this week’s posts with others, and also take a few moments to provide me feedback. Thank you.

Love,
Natasha

Monday- 8/4/14

Read the daily message here:
https://breakingbreadwithnatasha.wordpress.com/2014/08/04/natashas-daily-scripture-prayer-and-reflection-for-8-4-14/

Questions of the Day:
1. What do you think about today’s message?

2. In what ways can you apply what you have read to your life?

3. What growing pains are you currently experiencing?

4. Who are you surrounding yourself with to help you embrace these growing pains, and help you praise God for the opportunities that will come from these experiences?

Tuesday- 8/5/14

Read the daily message here:
https://breakingbreadwithnatasha.wordpress.com/2014/08/05/natashas-daily-scripture-prayer-and-reflection-for-8-5-14/

Questions of the Day:
1. What do you think about today’s message?

2. Did you have any “a-ha…I didn’t consider that” moments? If so, please explain.

3. What do you think that you need to do to relinquish your false sense of control over your mind and actions, as it pertains to God?

4. What do you think you need to do to let go and be free like the baby?

Wednesday- 8/6/14

Read the daily message here:
https://breakingbreadwithnatasha.wordpress.com/2014/08/06/natashas-daily-scripture-prayer-and-reflection-for-8-6-14/

Questions of the Day:
1. How has today’s message changed your thinking about your life and the opportunities that are waiting for you?

2. What do you think about today’s football and wild animal analogies?

3. What steps are you going to take to be more like the wild animal or the football player?

4. What can you do to be better at waiting, listening, watching, positioning yourself, observing your surroundings, and being better prepared to seize opportunities?

5. What would you like to add to today’s conversation?

Thursday- 8/7/14

Read the daily message here:
https://breakingbreadwithnatasha.wordpress.com/2014/08/07/natashas-daily-scripture-prayer-and-reflection-for-8-7-14/

Questions of the Day:
1. What do you think about today’s message?

2. What negative thoughts and images about yourself are you ready to delete from your mind and way of living?

Friday- 8/8/14

Read the daily message here:
https://breakingbreadwithnatasha.wordpress.com/2014/08/08/natashas-daily-scripture-prayer-and-reflection-for-8-8-14/

Questions of the Day
1. What do you think of today’s message?

2. Recall a moment when you caught yourself absorbed in public self-righteousness. What happened? How did you feel when you realized your weakness and failure to follow our Savior’s command?

3. How do you keep yourself aligned to the Matthew 6:1 principle?

Don’t forget that tomorrow is Sunday Sermon Share Day. I’m on retreat so I won’t make it to church, but I hope to see a service online. If you hear or take part in an awesome sermon, please share your notes, highlights, scripture, or reflections with the rest of us. I don’t care if it’s a sermon from an online or televised broadcast, please share with us. Just post it as a comment or send a message to my new email at: BreakingBreadWithNatasha@gmail.com Thank you.

God bless you all and happy Saturday!

Natasha

Copyright 2013-2014. 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 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.

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.

Saturday Recap: Natasha’s Daily Scripture, Prayer, and Reflection for 6/16/14 to 6/20/14

Happy Saturday family!

If you missed any of this week’s messages or you want to go back and re-read any of them, here’s your opportunity. Below please find a recap of this week’s posts. I missed sharing Monday’s message, I’m not sure why, but I apologize. At least you have four other days to read and reflect. Please share this week’s posts with others, and also take a few moments to provide me feedback. Thank you.

Love,
Natasha

Monday- 6/16/14 MISSED POST

Sorry family!

Tuesday- 6/17/14

Read the daily message here:
https://breakingbreadwithnatasha.wordpress.com/2014/06/17/natashas-daily-scripture-prayer-and-reflection-for-6-17-14/

Questions of the Day:
1.What is the first thing that comes to mind when you read today’s message?

2. Who has harmed you that you know you need to forgive?

3. What is holding you back from forgiving them?

4. What will it take to forgive them?

5. Knowing that your next minute is not guaranteed, what would you do if you passed away before forgiving this person?

6. What if they passed away before you forgave them?

7. Do you realize that you don’t necessarily need to be in contact with the people who have harmed you to forgive them? You just need to release the burden and exclaim from your heart that they have been released from you through your forgiveness of them. God knows your heart. Does knowing this help you in your decision to let go, forgive, and let God mend you?

Wednesday- 6/18/14

Read the daily message here:
https://breakingbreadwithnatasha.wordpress.com/2014/06/18/natashas-daily-scripture-prayer-and-reflection-for-6-18-14/

Questions of the Day:
1. What is your takeaway from today’s message?

2. After reading today’s message how do you feel about those individuals who have harmed you in some way?

3. How do you feel about your relationship with God after reading today’s message?

4. How do you feel about yourself now that you have read today’s message?

Thursday- 6/19/14

Read the daily message here:
https://breakingbreadwithnatasha.wordpress.com/2014/06/19/natashas-daily-scripture-prayer-and-reflection-for-6-19-14/

Questions of the Day:
1. Which scriptures are you going to write down and meditate on daily?

2. How did you decide on those scriptures?

3. What do you expect to happen in your life, or what do you expect to achieve through your daily meditation?

Friday- 6/20/14

Read the daily message here:
https://breakingbreadwithnatasha.wordpress.com/2014/06/20/natashas-daily-scripture-prayer-and-reflection-for-6-20-14/

Questions of the Day
1. What dreams are you still holding on to?

2. What keeps you dreaming these same dreams, adding on to these dreams, and believing that one day they will come true?

3. Has waiting on your dreams made you more patient or more frustrated? Why?

4. What dreams have you scrapped because you believed that they just wouldn’t come true?

5. Has today’s message changed your thinking about waiting patiently on your dreams?

Don’t forget that tomorrow is Sunday Sermon Share Day. I don’t know if I’m going to make it to church, so if you hear or take part in an awesome sermon, please share your notes, highlights, scripture, or reflections with the rest of us. I don’t care if it’s a sermon from an online or televised broadcast, please share with us. Just post it as a comment or send a message to my new email at: BreakingBreadWithNatasha@gmail.com Thank you.

God bless you all and happy Saturday!

Natasha

Copyright 2013-2014. 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 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.

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.

Saturday Recap: Natasha’s Daily Scripture, Prayer, and Reflection for 6/9/14 to 6/13/14

Happy Saturday family!

If you missed any of this week’s messages or you want to go back and re-read any of them, here’s your opportunity. Below please find a recap of this week’s posts. I missed sharing Thursday’s message, so I quickly posted it today. Please share these posts with others, and also take a few moments to provide me feedback. Thank you.

Love,
Natasha

Monday- 6/9/14

Read the daily message here:
https://breakingbreadwithnatasha.wordpress.com/2014/06/09/natashas-daily-scripture-prayer-and-reflection-for-6-9-14/

Questions of the Day:
1. What fears are blocking you?

Tuesday- 6/10/14

Read the daily message here:
https://breakingbreadwithnatasha.wordpress.com/2014/06/10/natashas-daily-scripture-prayer-and-reflection-for-6-10-14/

Questions of the Day:
1.What has today’s message revealed about your current circumstances?

2. What is your takeaway from today’s message?

3. How can today’s message help one of your loved ones, co-workers, or neighbors?

4. How can today’s message help you?

Wednesday- 6/11/14

Read the daily message here:
https://breakingbreadwithnatasha.wordpress.com/2014/06/11/natashas-daily-scripture-prayer-and-reflection-for-6-11-14/

Questions of the Day:
1. If you are comfortable doing so, please share a moment in your life where you had to rise above a negative situation/person.

Thursday- 6/12/14

Read the daily message here:
https://breakingbreadwithnatasha.wordpress.com/2014/06/14/missed-post-natashas-daily-scripture-prayer-and-reflection-for-6-12-14/

Questions of the Day
1.How does Samson’s story relate to your own life?

2. What can you learn from Samson?

Friday- 6/13/14

Read the daily message here:
https://breakingbreadwithnatasha.wordpress.com/2014/06/14/late-post-natashas-daily-scripture-prayer-and-reflection-for-6-13-14/

Questions of the Day
1. What cares are you ready to cast on God today?

2. What issues are you going through right now that has you stressed out, freaked out, and/or depressed over?

3. What has today’s message revealed to you about:
– yourself
– your issues
– God’s care and love for you
– God’s desire to right wrongs
– God’s power and ability

4. If you’re still feeling low and stepped on, what are you holding on to that you think you can control, but clearly can’t?

Don’t forget that tomorrow is Sunday Sermon Share Day. I don’t know if I’m going to make it to church, so if you hear or take part in an awesome sermon, please share your notes, highlights, scripture, or reflections with the rest of us. I don’t care if it’s a sermon from an online or televised broadcast, please share with us. Just post it as a comment or send a message to my new email at: BreakingBreadWithNatasha@gmail.com Thank you.

God bless you all and happy Saturday!

Natasha

Copyright 2013-2014. 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 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.

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.

Saturday Recap: Natasha’s Daily Scripture, Prayer, and Reflection for 6/2/14 to 6/6/14

Happy Saturday family!

This week was rough for me personally. Walter W. Jackson II, a friend and colleague passed away last Saturday. He was one of my husband’s employees and was a true reflection of God’s Light. He will be forever missed, but instead of sorrow we will honor him and his legacy through our work in underserved communities, and by coming together as a village for his three children. Walter’s sudden passing at the young age of 46 serves as a reminder that we all must cherish and take full advantage of every minute of every day. Walter spent his last day with his children, and passed away while walking his dog.

Live your life fully.

I posted messages this week that helped me through this troubling experience. If you missed any of this week’s messages or you want to go back and re-read any of them, here’s your opportunity. Below please find a recap of this week’s posts. Please share these posts with others, and also take a few moments to provide me feedback. Thank you.

Love,
Natasha

Monday- 6/2/14

Read the daily message here:
https://breakingbreadwithnatasha.wordpress.com/2014/06/02/natashas-daily-scripture-prayer-and-reflection-for-6-2-14/

Questions of the Day:
1. What is your takeaway from today’s message?

Tuesday- 6/3/14

Read the daily message here:
https://breakingbreadwithnatasha.wordpress.com/2014/06/03/natashas-daily-scripture-prayer-and-reflection-for-6-3-14/

Questions of the Day:
1.Look around you right now. If today is your last day, would you be okay passing away doing what you’re doing right now? Are you okay passing away in the presence of whatever individual(s) you are currently with? (If applicable)

Wednesday- 6/4/14

Read the daily message here:
https://breakingbreadwithnatasha.wordpress.com/2014/06/04/natashas-daily-scripture-prayer-and-reflection-for-6-4-14/

Questions of the Day:
1.When you read today’s scripture, what came to mind first?

2. Do you make it a habit of calling out evil when you see it or do you sit in silence and try to ignore it?

3. Describe your energy when impacted by darkness versus light.

Thursday- 6/5/14

Read the daily message here:
https://breakingbreadwithnatasha.wordpress.com/2014/06/05/natashas-daily-scripture-prayer-and-reflection-for-6-5-14/

Questions of the Day
1.What issues do you need God’s help with?

2. What issues are you ready to fully release to God?

3. What trust issues do you have with God that prevents you from fully surrendering your problems and fears to Him?

4. Does reading today’s post help you to see that you aren’t in this situation alone, and that your problems aren’t uniquely yours?

Friday- 6/6/14

Read the daily message here:
https://breakingbreadwithnatasha.wordpress.com/2014/06/06/natashas-daily-scripture-prayer-and-reflection-for-6-6-14/

Questions of the Day
1. What did you put off today that you could’ve pursued, completed, said, or done?

2. If you transitioned this very moment, would it be during a time when you were doing something honorable and dignified?

3. If you transitioned right now, would you be with the person(s) that brought honor to your name?

4. What is your takeaway from today’s message?

Don’t forget that tomorrow is Sunday Sermon Share Day. I don’t know if I’m going to make it to church, so if you hear or take part in an awesome sermon, please share your notes, highlights, scripture, or reflections with the rest of us. I don’t care if it’s a sermon from an online or televised broadcast, please share with us. Just post it as a comment or send a message to my new email at: BreakingBreadWithNatasha@gmail.com Thank you.

God bless you all and happy Saturday!

Natasha

Copyright 2013-2014. 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 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.

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.

Saturday Recap: Natasha’s Daily Scripture, Prayer, and Reflection for 5/12/14 to 5/16/14

Happy Saturday family!

The week sorta flew by for me, I’m not sure about you. I had some rough patches, some valleys, and a mountain or two, but God saw me through. Amen!

If you missed any of this week’s messages or you want to go back and re-read any of them, here’s your opportunity. Below please find a recap of this week’s posts. Please share these posts with others, and also take a few moments to provide me feedback. Thank you.

Love,
Natasha

Monday- 5/12/14

Read the daily message here:
https://breakingbreadwithnatasha.wordpress.com/2014/05/12/natashas-daily-scripture-prayer-and-reflection-for-5-12-14/

Questions of the Day:
1. Describe a time of great discomfort or anxiety and how prayer helped relieve the pressure?

2. How has God helped you through stressful moments?

3. Do you notice a different feel or outcome when you jump to resolve issues rather than turning them over to God? What is the difference?

Tuesday- 5/13/14

Read the daily message here:
https://breakingbreadwithnatasha.wordpress.com/2014/05/13/natashas-daily-scripture-prayer-and-reflection-for-5-13-14/

Questions of the Day:
1. What in life are you supposed to be focused on and committed to, but you keep allowing yourself to be distracted?

2. What are you going through in life that has you consumed with the negative instead of bragging on what God has done, is doing, and will do for you?

Wednesday- 5/14/14

Read the daily message here:
https://breakingbreadwithnatasha.wordpress.com/2014/05/14/natashas-daily-scripture-prayer-and-reflection-for-5-14-14/

Questions of the Day:
1. After reading today’s message, how do you now see your enemy/enemies?

2. After reading this, how do you see God’s presence in your life?

3. In what ways will you modify your thinking and behavior to be more like David?

Thursday- 5/15/14

Read the daily message here:
https://breakingbreadwithnatasha.wordpress.com/2014/05/15/natashas-daily-scripture-prayer-and-reflection-for-5-15-14/

Questions of the Day
1. Do you ever fear that God will one day just get fed up and make the decision that life as we know it should just be erased and then He would start all over from scratch?

2. When you do wrong, at one point does remorse and regret set in?

3. After reading today’s post, how do you view your life and how you live compared to God’s expectations?

Friday- 5/16/14

Read the daily message here:
https://breakingbreadwithnatasha.wordpress.com/2014/05/16/natashas-daily-scripture-prayer-and-reflection-for-5-16-14/

Questions of the Day
1. What examples can you share of how when you declared God’s Word you were blessed?

2. Share a time when you spoke negatively and were then impacted negatively, and you immediately felt a connection between the two experiences?

3. After reading today’s post, do you take note of how powerful your words are in and to your life?

Don’t forget that tomorrow is Sunday Sermon Share Day. I don’t know if I’m going to make it to church, so if you hear or take part in an awesome sermon, please share your notes, highlights, scripture, or reflections with the rest of us. I don’t care if it’s a sermon from an online or televised broadcast, please share with us. Just post it as a comment or send a message to my new email at: BreakingBreadWithNatasha@gmail.com Thank you.

God bless you all and happy Saturday!

Natasha

Copyright 2013-2014. 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 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.

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.

Why I Share More Than Just MY Prayers and Reflections on This Blog

If you have ever visited my blog or received my messages via email and said to yourself, “I came here to read your messages not the Osteen’s,” then you missed the point and need to read what this blog and these messages are all about.

It’s not about me, even though when I first started in 2009 it was just about me finding scriptures, and then praying and reflecting on them during my journey. My heart was soon touched to share with others by text, then email, and then through my blog. I will post and share anything loving, inclusive, and representing God’s loving Light.

If you have ever sat back and said, “Why doesn’t Natasha share other loving and powerful messages from others besides the Osteen’s,” my response is simple, I share what is sent to me. Every single day I ask my readers to share a scripture, prayer, or reflection that moves you. If you don’t share then you don’t get to experience multiple reflections and prayers from different people, from different backgrounds, with different experiences, but with the same common goal—loving and serving God.

I would love to share messages from others called to serve our Heavenly Father, so please share the links or exact messages, so that I can share it with everyone here. You can email me at BreakingBreadWithNatasha@gmail.com

If you come to my blog to only receive something, then you also have missed the point. The purpose of my blog is about reciprocity. We are coming together to share, to give, to love. As you receive something you should be leaving something with the rest of us, and then sharing something with others who have yet to become a member of the Breaking Bread family.

I pray to one day write a book to share with the masses. I pray to one day provide the environment for all of us to come together, to interact freely, and discuss the things that (should) matter most to us: God, our service to Him, our families, our calling, and what we can do to help change our world for the better.

All of this will only be possible through your support and engagement. If I only hear from a few people, yet I know how many people have subscribed to my blog, and can guess how many view (yet don’t want the commitment of a subscription), then how will I know that what I’m sharing is worthy of a book, or worthy of going a step farther?

I need to hear from you. I need your feedback. I need to be pushed, because God never wants me to be comfortable with just doing these blogs and making minor changes here and there. This entire process is molding me as I hope it is molding you. I’m now committed to doing this blog, and making no excuses for when I miss one or more days due to illness, poor time management planning, or anything else.

The blog has grown a great deal since I first launched it in 2010. It started out as a Monday through Friday commitment, then we tip-toed into Saturday, then Sunday, then an online chat feature was added (which I’m ready to nix, overhaul, and supersize), sharing of other messages from other servants, you now have the ability to email me, and now we have taken another step with the daily questions (which are also shared during the Saturday Recap).

God is molding me to do more, to be less and less comfortable with my status quo, and to stretch myself to points and places I have yet to imagine. What I have done, what I’m doing, and what God has intended for me to do takes a great deal of time, energy, and commitment. I didn’t know what I was getting myself into in 2009, but I’m beginning to see things clearer. I’m not trying to be a preacher, minister, or any other religious official, I’m just trying to serve and love.

I want to grow, I want to change, I want to serve God fully, and I want to give as my cup runneth over. Please share with me your thoughts and feedback. Please share any scriptures, prayers, reflections, and sermons that move you. Please share. God bless you all!

Loving you always,

Natasha

Copyright 2013-2014. 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