Natasha’s Daily Scripture, Prayer, and Reflection for 8.1.18

Late posting. My apologies for the oversight.

Scripture

Blessed are those who endure when they are tested. When they pass the test they will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love Him.

James 1:12

Reflection

He who began a good work in you will continue.

When the storm comes, as they always do, what is your response when the storm hits and sends rounds upon rounds of force upon you?

  • Give up and flee, knowing you will be consumed by the storm?
  • Tremble and collapse; assuming the worst but hoping for good enough?
  • Steady yourself knowing that the storm will pass?

If your faith is strong you choose to ride through the storm. You’re confident that the storm will pass and that you will survive it.

As we all know, saying it and acting upon it are two different things. Saying we believe is one thing, demonstrating it through our actions proves our belief.

You could be experiencing a financial storm right now. What are you currently demonstrating through your actions about your faith in God to not only see you through that storm, but to restore you to where you were before the storm—or to a level far better, greater, stronger?

Prayer

Father thank You for holding my world in Your hand. Thank You for never letting go of me. Thank You for giving me faith and strength; and for encouraging me with Your love so that I don’t become fainthearted when facing the troubles of life.

Thank You for giving me reasons to smile each day. Thank You for each day that I rise. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

Loving you all,

Natasha

P.S. Special thanks to my friend Kenya who sent me this scripture, and who shared a prayer that I built upon on August 1, 2011. Today I also build upon the reflection that I wrote those years ago. Today the message needed to be more expansive than the one sentence I shared 7 years ago. I hope that it touches the heart of someone who needs it so that you may change your thinking and adjust your response to life’s storms.

Copyright 2011-2018. Natasha L. Foreman. Some rights reserved.
All prayers and reflections are copyright protected by Natasha L. Foreman, unless otherwise noted. Prior posts from September 2013 to May 30, 2018 are copyright protected under the name Natasha Foreman Bryant. Prior posts from 2009-September 2013 are copyright protected 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 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.
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 quotations marked (NIV) are taken from the Holy Bible, New International Version®, NIV®. Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.™ used by permission of Zondervan. All rights reserved worldwide. http://www.zondervan.com the “NIV” and “New International Version” are trademarks registered in the United States Patent and Trademark Office by Biblica, Inc.

2 thoughts on “Natasha’s Daily Scripture, Prayer, and Reflection for 8.1.18

  1. Stephens says:

    Amen! My sweet niece.
    Psalm 91 New International Version (NIV)
    Psalm 91
    1 Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High
    will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.[a]
    2 I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress,
    my God, in whom I trust.”

    3 Surely he will save you
    from the fowler’s snare
    and from the deadly pestilence.
    4 He will cover you with his feathers,
    and under his wings you will find refuge;
    his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart.
    5 You will not fear the terror of night,
    nor the arrow that flies by day,
    6 nor the pestilence that stalks in the darkness,
    nor the plague that destroys at midday.
    7 A thousand may fall at your side,
    ten thousand at your right hand,
    but it will not come near you.
    8 You will only observe with your eyes
    and see the punishment of the wicked.

    9 If you say, “The Lord is my refuge,”
    and you make the Most High your dwelling,
    10 no harm will overtake you,
    no disaster will come near your tent.
    11 For he will command his angels concerning you
    to guard you in all your ways;
    12 they will lift you up in their hands,
    so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.
    13 You will tread on the lion and the cobra;
    you will trample the great lion and the serpent.

    14 “Because he[b] loves me,” says the Lord, “I will rescue him;
    I will protect him, for he acknowledges my name.
    15 He will call on me, and I will answer him;
    I will be with him in trouble,
    I will deliver him and honor him.
    16 With long life I will satisfy him
    and show him my salvation.”

    I love you!
    Auntie Princess

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s