Breaking Bread for 11.12.19

Scripture

Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in me.

John 14:1

Reflection

I stand here looking at some of the most beautiful trees I have ever seen, and I’m noticing the changes in color and the multitude of leaves that have fallen to the ground. It is indeed the Fall season, and with this season many different trees understand that their leaves will fall off and they will be exposed, until the Spring time when they return green and ready to provide shade from the heat.

Just as we trust and believe that those trees will regrow new leaves come Spring season, we must learn to trust and believe that God and Jesus will always provide us with the means to make it through any situation, and grow from it, starting anew in a new season of our life. No it won’t be easy, but it’s not impossible. Allow your leaves to fall where they may, and smile, because in your new season new leaves will grow in their place. With those new leaves come wisdom and layers of God’s transformational goodness.

I want you to listen to Kirk Franklin’s song, “Smile”. Every time I do, I can’t help but to smile. Here’s a link to the video to get you moving, grooving, and smiling…

https://youtu.be/Z8SPwT3nQZ8

Those lyrics are so profound yet simplistic, even when you’re afraid, in pain, feel alone, just smile because you know that Jesus and God are right there with you helping you. Each step you take, each hurdle you overcome, each door you push open, each window of opportunity you crawl through…smile, because God made a way out of what you perceived to be “no way”.

I pray that each of you find the peace to let go of your leaves, to embrace the life God has planned for you, and prepare yourself for the new season of growth and development. I pray that you also pray for me, because we all have our ups and downs, and Lord knows I need prayer too. The closer we are on our walk with Jesus, the closer we get to God, the more we are attacked by darkness; and the more we need to pray and be prayed for. So please pray for me. I love you all.

Prayer

Father, there are days when I open my eyes a few times in the morning, each time knowing that I should have risen and started my day; but each time I ignorantly and selfishly craved more sleep. My days are limited, yet I gamble with them like I will be walking in the flesh here for another 100 years.

I apologize Father for my casualness. I know that on those days, I had rested enough and was more than capable of rising and starting my day earlier than normal. From now on I promise to rise when I awake the very first time; whether that be daybreak or earlier, I won’t squander the time.

Father, I won’t and can’t lie to You and say that I’m not troubled, not saddened and frustrated at times-–at myself, at my circumstances, and at the valleys and mountains that I encounter regularly. I realize that change comes with a price, something must go before something new comes in.

I know that I’m going through a change, some things have to go in order for new developments to grow. I have to let go of my fear and trust You and Jesus to show me the way, to protect me, and to lift me up out of those valleys and up and over those steep mountains. I know that every day Jesus walks beside me, some days I lose my focus and start walking off the path You have set for me, yet Jesus lovingly and patiently keeps walking and guiding me back to the right way.

Touch and warm my heart. Calm the pressure in my chest Father. Release the tension in my neck and shoulders. Soothe the cramps throughout my body. Calm my fears Lord. Bring me peace within that I may embrace this change and walk upright, ready for my next adventure—my next demonstration—my next testimony.

In Your name and in Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.

I pray for all of you, all of us!

Your sister in Christ,

Natasha

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