Breaking Bread For 1.20.23

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Scripture

All a person’s ways seem pure to them, but motives are weighed by the lord.

Proverbs 16:2

Reflection

If in your walk you have reason to question whether what you are doing is right in the eyes of the Lord ask yourself, “Is this of God? Will I have to repent for this?” If there is doubt or you know for a fact that what you’re doing isn’t of God and that you would have to repent, then you are walking on a dangerous path, and your motives are not pure. So don’t do it…stop right now! 

If that’s not enough motivation, consider asking yourself this question, “If I could see Jesus watching me right now, would I continue doing this?” If you would stop, then stop, because you know that Jesus and God are both watching and listening. They don’t have on noise cancellation headphones and eye masks. They aren’t on a spiritual retreat. 

But if you care not to even weigh your decisions, if you casually do and say whatever you want without consideration to whether it is of God, then God will of course weigh things for you. 

Prayer

Father, You know my heart and I pray that my motives are in line with Your expectations and plans for me. If they are not I pray that You swiftly and lovingly re-direct me so that I do not have to learn the painstakingly and extremely long way in which to walk. I’m tired of repeating mistakes, after awhile they are no longer mistakes, they’re just disobedience, and that hurts my heart to admit this. I want to be aligned with You, not struggling with You. Your will not mine. In Your Name I pray. Amen.

And with that family, I pray that you are blessed, that you see and embrace your blessings, and that you are a blessing to others.

Lovingly,

Natasha

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Breaking Bread For 1.20.22

Scripture

All a person’s ways seem pure to them, but motives are weighed by the lord.

Proverbs 16:2

Reflection

If in your walk you have reason to question whether what you are doing is right in the eyes of the Lord ask yourself, “Is this of God? Will I have to repent for this?” If there is doubt or you know for a fact that what you’re doing isn’t of God and that you would have to repent, then you are walking on a dangerous path, and your motives are not pure. So don’t do it…stop right now! 

If that’s not enough motivation, consider asking yourself this question, “If I could see Jesus watching me right now, would I continue doing this?” If you would stop, then stop, because you know that Jesus and God are both watching and listening. They don’t have on noise cancellation headphones and eye masks. They aren’t on a spiritual retreat.

But if you care not to even weigh your decisions, if you casually do and say whatever you want without consideration to whether it is of God, then God will of course weigh things for you. 

Prayer

Father, You know my heart and I pray that my motives are in line with Your expectations and plans for me. If they are not I pray that You swiftly and lovingly re-direct me so that I do not have to learn the painstakingly and extremely long way in which to walk. I’m tired of repeating mistakes, after awhile they are no longer mistakes, they’re just disobedience, and that hurts my heart to admit this. I want to be aligned with You, not struggling with You. Your will not mine. In Your Name I pray. Amen.

Lovingly,

Natasha

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Breaking Bread For 1.20.2021

Scripture

All a man’s ways are pure in his own eyes, but Adonai weighs the motives.

Proverbs 16:2 TLV

Reflection

If in your walk you have reason to question whether what you are doing is right in the eyes of the Lord you can ask yourself a series of questions:

  • Does it go against God’s commandments?
  • Does it go against Jesus’ teachings?
  • What do I feel in my gut?
  • Could I be punished for this?
  • Is it fair, just, honorable?
  • Would I do this in front of a person that I respect dearly?
  • Would I want the truth of what I’m doing on the front cover of a newspaper or magazine? Would I want this to trend on social media?
  • Am I 100% sure that what I’m considering doing is the right thing to do?
  • Will I have to repent and ask for mercy for doing this?

There are more questions that you can ask yourself, but you should get the drift. If there is doubt in your mind then you are walking on the ledge, not sure which side to choose. You just need the discernment and clarity, that asking the right questions can deliver. However, if you know for a fact that you would have to repent for your behavior and actions, that you risk being punished— then you have made the choice to walk in darkness. You may be trying to masquerade things as being “good” but your motives are not pure, they do. not glorify God—they most likely glorify you. We tell ourselves rational lies that we think carry enough weight to counterbalance our foolish decisions. If our motives were truly aligned with God then our guts wouldn’t be jumping around trying to warn us. That gut reaction is our spirit communicating through our soul, telling our body that we’re about to be on a slippery slope to pain and agony.

God knows our hearts. He knows our motives. He knows if we are doing something in obedience to Him, as a sign of our gratitude, or in favor of His Kingdom. He also knows if we are doing something to elevate ourselves, to gain the fortune and fame. He knows if we desire the hills and pastures where Abraham lived or the life that Lot led in Sodom. We all should be reminded of what happened to Sodom and its neighbor city, Gomorrah. Oh and the other cities that were influenced by these two greats.

If your gut is warning you, then don’t do it…stop right now and pray to God for direction!

But if you care not to even weigh your decisions, if you casually do and say whatever you want without consideration to whether it is of God— then God will of course weigh things for you.

Prayer

Father, You know my heart and I pray that my motives are in line with Your expectations and plans for me. If they are not I pray that You swiftly and lovingly re-direct me, clarify where I am going wrong, and where You need me to be, so that I do not have to learn the hard way. Father, I wouldn’t call myself a fool, but if I choose to not consult You or listen to You when You try to guide me, then a fool I would be to subject myself to the painstakingly and extremely long way in which to walk. My journey isn’t supposed to be complicated. I complicate it. Father I thank You for Your mercy and I pray for Your grace, as I navigate unfamiliar waters as well as paths that I’m having to revisit due to my foolishness. I want my heart to be right with You, right in Your eyes, fully connected to You. I love You and I’m grateful for You. In Your Name I give all the glory. Amen.

Lovingly,

Natasha

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Breaking Bread for 1.20.20

Scripture

All a person’s ways seem pure to them, but motives are weighed by the lord.


Proverbs 16:2

Reflection

If in your walk you have reason to question whether what you are doing is right in the eyes of the Lord then you already know the answer. If there’s a possibility of harm, negative disruption, and having to repent—stop what you’re doing right now.

You’re not walking in God’s light. That’s a flashlight aimed over you by the enemy. The enemy is giving you a fake accent light and you think it’s God.

Open your eyes and see that you are being led to the darkness. Stop right now before a domino set of dysfunction comes tumbling down in your life.

But if you care not to even weigh your decisions, if you casually do and say whatever you want without consideration to whether it is of God— then God will of course weigh things with and for you. I’m just trying to help you steer away from the drama that awaits you.

Prayer

Father, You know my heart and I pray that my motives are aligned with Your expectations and plans for me. If they are not, I pray that You swiftly and lovingly re-direct me so that I do not have to learn the hard way. Save me from the painstakingly and extremely long way. Help me to discern and be clear through Your clarity. In Your name I pray. Amen.

Lovingly,

Natasha

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Natasha’s Daily Scripture, Prayer, and Reflection for 1.25.18

Scripture

All a person’s ways seem pure to them, but motives are weighed by the lord.

Proverbs 16:2

Pray

Father You know my heart and I pray that my motives are in line with Your expectations and plans for me. If they are not I pray that You swiftly and lovingly re-direct me so that I do not have to learn the painstakingly and extremely long way in which to walk. In Your name I pray. Amen.

Reflection

If in your walk you have reason to question whether what you are doing is right in the eyes of the Lord ask yourself, “will I have to repent for this?” if there is doubt or you know for a fact that you would- then you are walking in darkness and your motives are not pure; don’t do it…stop right now!

But if you care not to even weigh your decisions, if you casually do and say whatever you want without consideration to whether it is of God- then God will of course weigh things for you.

Lovingly,

Natasha

Note: This message was originally published on January 20, 2011. It has been modified to align with current standards and formatting.
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