Breaking Bread For 8.17.22

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Scripture

He said to me: “It is done. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. To the thirsty I will give water without cost from the spring of the water of life. 

Revelation 21:6

Reflection

To those who thirst for a deeper, more intimate relationship with God, Christ, and the Holy Spirit, we can be granted that blessed connection and a fulfilled and eternal life—without cost.

Seems simple when you say it, yet we struggle to fully commit to this life as God sees fit. We keep struggling with the flesh that says we can do all things without God, that our immediate gratification is of greater importance. We pay a price living life that way. We are choosing to pay for the short-term and fleeting when we could have true freedom, without cost, by simply aligning with God. How foolish we are.

We’re all works in progress. We’re all pieces of clay being molded slowly into the perfect examples of His spiritual likeness. Keep praying for the molding!

Prayer

Father, there is no life, truth, or love without You. My day cannot start or end without You. Everything I am capable of doing is because of You. I cannot breathe, speak, see, feel, taste, move or think without Your will and grace making these things possible. My ideas are not mine alone, but shared with You, and Yours shared with me. The things I possess are only temporary gifts and loans from You. I must do better to show my appreciation and gratitude. I will do better. I thank You, Father. In You I put my trust. Through You I gain the inconceivable. Amen.

Love,

Natasha 

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Breaking Bread For 8.16.22

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Scripture

Now this is what the Lord Almighty says: “Give careful thought to your ways. You have planted much, but harvested little. You eat, but never have enough. You drink, but never have your fill. You put on clothes, but are not warm. You earn wages, only to put them in a purse with holes in it.”

Haggai 1:5-6

Reflection

God sent the prophet Haggai to speak to the governor of Judah about God’s temple that had yet to be rebuilt. The people had built grand homes for themselves, yet the temple was still in ruins. They planted plenty of crops that should have resulted in a huge harvest, but it didn’t happen. They had material things but still were unsatisfied. They kept coming up short. They didn’t know why.

When you continue reading past verse 6, you see that Haggai spoke God’s words and made clear that all of this was happening because they didn’t honor God. They didn’t put Him first. They hadn’t taken care of His temple before or while building their beautiful homes. They put care and attention to detail in their homes, knowing the temple was still nothing but a mound of scraps and dirt. They planted in His soil, expecting to take from it, without honoring him.

How many of us are guilty of the same?

How many of us put our needs and desires above what God calls us to do? How many of us focus on someone else’s things, and then we lack the care for our own God-given things? When, where, and how are we honoring Him?

Jesus said our bodies are God’s temples, but how do we treat them? While we’re busy getting our homes spruced up, what are we doing to and for our bodies that are our first and truest home? How are we glorifying God and giving thanks for these vessels we occupy?

Have you ever considered that the areas where you struggle are where God isn’t first in your life? Maybe you aren’t consulting with Him or getting guidance from Him, so you’re relying on your own knowledge and ways. What kind of harvest do you think you will receive? How fulfilled do you think you will be?

Ponder this.

Prayer

Father, I pray to always honor You above all, to put You first in all situations, to invest my energy into the things You desire, and that I’m obedient to Your requests and commands. I don’t want to disappoint You. I ask for Your graceful realignment. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.

Loving you all!

Natasha 

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Breaking Bread For 8.15.22

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Seek Him

Today’s message comes from Day 168 in my book, Seek Him, Volume 2: Going Beyond Your Spiritual Comfort Zone. The theme is “No Limits.”

Daniel answered and said, Blessed be the name of God for ever and ever: for wisdom and might are his: And he changeth the times and the seasons: he removeth kings, and setteth up kings: he giveth wisdom unto the wise, and knowledge to them that know understanding: He revealeth the deep and secret things: he knoweth what is in the darkness, and the light dwelleth with him.

—Daniel 2:20-22 KJV

We have to be connected and present to notice that times and seasons are changing; we have to be willing to change and grow with them. We can’t be concerned with the how, when, what, where, or why—just let God do what He does. The only limits to what you can receive in life are the ones that you place upon yourself, by thinking you can overrule or rush His will. When we walk courageously, fearlessly, respectfully, and selflessly with God—there are no limits—for He always provides the Gate.

PRAYER

Father, today I open my heart and mind to receive all that You have for me. I will be present and willing to accept today’s lessons and blessings, not concerned about yesterday or tomorrow. I trust that You are with me directing my steps. Thank You for helping me grow in every area of my life. Amen.

SPEAK YOUR TRUTH

When I See Myself I See…

When I Think About Myself I Think Of…

I Feel…

I Want To Improve My…

I Fear…

I Want to Overcome This Fear Because…

I Will Show My Support Of God Today By…

Today, I Tell The Enemy…

I Am…

I Thank God For…

GO DEEPER!

It’s time to Go Deeper. Turn to today’s lesson/exercise in Seek Him: Workbook 2.

Copyright 2021. Natasha L. Foreman.

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Breaking Bread For 7.31.22

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Scripture

But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.

Matthew 6:33 NIV

Reflection

No matter what life brings or how others treat you, seek God first and always. Push past the feelings of doubt, hesitation, fear, frustration, and anger—and reach inside for the goodness that only God can create, provide, and replenish. This has nothing to do with others and everything to do with you.

The most important part of healing is adjusting your thinking first, believing you are whole and complete and that you are free from any sickness or disease as God’s child. Your mind is more powerful than your body ever could be—the next step is to speak your truth. Your power is boldly formed by the words you speak. You can heal or destroy with your words, with greater impact than you could ever do physically. After speaking your truth the next step is to watch, as the part of you that wasn’t aligned properly, begins to heal and become whole.

We either believe in God, or we don’t. I believe, and I seek Him.

How about you?

Prayer

Father thank You for today, for my gift of life and health. I pray for more patience and understanding. I pray that I am slow to anger or get frustrated, and that I carry myself with dignity and grace in all circumstances. I want to learn to accept the things I can’t control and change, and instead be free in releasing those things to You, the only one capable of handling the difficult and impossible.

I strive to do better to get better, and pray that as a result I am able to bless more people. There is great power that I steward. Help me be more intentional and mindful of the words I speak over myself and others. I seek You and will do so always. Amen.

Love,

Natasha

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Breaking Bread For 7.25.22

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Scripture

“Those who cling to worthless idols turn away from God’s love for them. But I, with shouts of grateful praise, will sacrifice to you. What I have vowed I will make good. I will say, ‘Salvation comes from the Lord.’”

Jonah 2:8-9 NIV

Reflection

Jonah was in the mouth of a whale, declaring God’s strength, power, and glory. He did not give up and accept defeat but knew that only God could determine his fate. He prayed for God’s will to be done. His faith and commitment during the darkest moments showed Jonah’s true character, and God released him from the whale.

How many of us can say that if we were in the same situation, we would think, respond, and pray as Jonah did that day?

Jonah was less focused on himself and totally focused on God. There is an amazing quote by Beth Moore that truly highlights Jonah’s relationship with God and the type of relationship we should all strive to have: “Spiritual worship is focusing all we are on all He is.”

Think about that—if we only focused on our connection to and with God and saw ourselves only as He sees us—how would our lives change for the better? What types of obstacles could we overcome when our vision is never limited?

We should all pray for this type of focus and dedication.

Prayer

When I turn to anyone or anything else other than You and Jesus, I have chosen to have a conditional relationship with You Father. I pray for a relationship with You that honors You always. I pray to always put You first and to always seek Your light. As You mold my clay, squeeze out those things that displease You. In Your son’s holy name I pray to You and I praise You. Amen.

Love always your sister in Christ,

Natasha

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Breaking Bread For 7.16.22

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Scripture

Thou art my hiding-place and my shield: I hope in thy word.

Psalms 119:114 ASV

Reflection

I wonder how my life would be if only I surrendered 100% to God.

Have you paused and reflected on that for your own life? What if you stopped, let go, surrendered, and obeyed from this point on—how would your life be?

I’m praying for the strength and courage to let go and skydive with my eyes wide open into the life that I’m supposed to be living.

Prayer

Father, I never want to doubt You or Your Word. Never have You left me alone, exposed to harm, or without life’s necessities. You have always been here for me, protecting me, nurturing me, and feeding me. I am blessed and it is only because of You that I have any joy, peace, love, respect, dignity, happiness, passion, or hope.

When my life is chaotic it is always because I chose to make a decision not guided by You. During those moments where fear, doubt, or arrogance consumed me, and I turned inward rather than open my arms to Your embrace—I have found myself in pain and miserable.

Father, I want to get to a place in my life where I do and say as You command without hesitation. Mold me Father. Give me the strength and courage to let go.

I love you all!

Natasha 

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