Breaking Bread for 11.18.19

Scripture

Bread gained by deceit is sweet to a man, But afterward his mouth will be filled with gravel.

Proverbs 20:17

Reflection

We always reap what we sow. Even if the harvest comes later than expected, it’s still coming. So be mindful of the things that you do and say in order to get ahead in life. We all have pitfalls, setbacks, disappointments, and failures; but we can all succeed in life by doing good, living right, and being honest.

We say we trust God, but if that’s the case, why do we worry? If we trust Him, why are we impatient? Why do we attempt to carry the weight and burden of thinking we’re responsible for and equipped to solve and fix every problem that surfaces? We’re the creation yet we don’t look first or even second to our Creator. God told us to turn to, lean on, and remain with Him.

Our lack of trust in Him is because we’re untrustworthy. You can’t give what you do not possess. That is true with and through all things and situations. Faith, hope, discipline, courage, and honor can not be expressed and demonstrated if we don’t have them. It is a daily decision to think, speak, and act in ways that either align us with God, or not. Kingdom principles are achieved through intentionality, not default or coincidence.

As I type these words, I am strongly reminded of these facts. We can fake it with the world, we can lie to ourselves, but there’s no faking and lying to God. There’s no power, presence, or vision that is greater than the wondrous I Am. Kirk Franklin’s song “A God Like You” keeps playing in my mind. Here’s a link to listen for yourself.

I love you all. Have an incredible day and week. Be a blessing to others. Be the example in the world that you want to see.

Prayer

Father, thank You for blessing me. There are times when I desire things that maybe I want but I don’t need, and I am grateful that You keep me in line so that I receive only what I need.

Father I would rather defer my gratification than to receive something that I didn’t earn, especially if I was being deceptive, disingenuous, or inauthentic. Forgive me for past offenses where I gained but did not earn or deserve. Father bless me as You see fit. Mold me into your perfect image and protect me from harm; harm that I may cause myself and harm to and from others.

As I try to do my part to climb out of this valley, please provide me with the tools that I need to not only survive but to thrive. Help me to lean on You and no one or nothing else. Help me to stop thinking that everything rests on me to fix, solve, and make whole. That mindset is what gets me in trouble. My desperation leaves me exposed and vulnerable. Help me Father.

I trust and believe in You Lord, and I apologize for all moments where my faith and hope are not crystal-clear to me and not demonstrated fully to You. In Your name I pray for forgiveness and to be made whole in all areas of my life. Giving You all of the glory, as a I strive to be a faithful follower of Jesus’s teachings. I thank You for Your love. Amen.

Love,

Natasha

Copyright 2011-2019. Natasha L. Foreman. Some Rights Reserved. All Prayers and Reflections are Copyright Protected by Natasha L. Foreman. breakingbreadwithnatasha.com bbwn.blog

Song Credit: Kirk Franklin. A God Like You. 2012. Retrieved from https://youtu.be/UAfkqWBPx5o

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