Breaking Bread 6 Month Reflection

Happy Tuesday, Breaking Breaders!

Wow, tomorrow begins the month of July. Can you believe that we are half way through 2020?

Looking back over these 6 months, I want you to ponder and reflect over some things:

What have you seen, heard, experienced, and learned?

How have you grown and matured?

Which fears have you faced and overcome? Or been paralyzed by?

Which dreams have been surfacing, crystallizing, shaping and forming, appearing realer and realer as the days go on?

Which dreams do you fear will never come true?

Which goals have been secured by the dreams you once had?

Which goals are you now organizing and pursuing?

Which goals are you afraid to pursue because you fear that you lack something or someone to help you achieve them?

Today’s #breakingbread message speaks to the hope, faith, determination, discipline, discernment, and obedience that it takes to make the impossible possible. Only through God is it possible. Yet, we struggle to try to make things work on our own. Then fear and doubt creep in and tap dance in our minds and on our hearts, and out of exhaustion we abandon those dreams and goals.

Make the time to read today’s message. I will be posting it shortly. God and I have some chatting to do. I think I know where I’m going with the message, but God always guides me in ways I couldn’t imagine. I’m looking forward to the journey. So check your inbox within the hour. See you soon!

Love always,

Natasha

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Breaking Bread For 6.29.20

Scripture

You women who are so complacent, rise up and listen to me; you daughters who feel secure, hear what I have to say!

Isaiah 32:9

Reflection

Every day we should have an action plan for doing something different in our lives, for taking the next step towards greatness; and never content with simply getting by. ‘Easy’ should never be our goal and motivation.

Let’s strive for being better than average, since God is no average god. He is the ultimate, all-knowing, all-seeing, all-powerful, being everywhere and everything to all creatures—God. As His reflection, we cannot walk with lower expectations of ourselves or those who we associate with.

Step up, show up, and show who you really are as a child of our heavenly Father-Mother.

Prayer

Father, I know that You don’t approve of laziness, complacency, and contentment with the status quo of the world. I never want to be satisfied with mediocrity, with doing what others are doing, or being comfortable with someone else taking care of me or making decisions on my behalf. I want to always be standing, moving, thinking, working, and doing my best to live life as You expect of me. Thank You Father for instilling that passion and purpose in my life. I love You. Amen.

Love you all,

Natasha

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Breaking Bread for 6.25.20

Scripture

A good name is more desirable than great riches; to be esteemed is better than silver or gold.

Proverbs 22:1

Reflection

What do you value more in your life— material wealth and possessions, or spiritual wealth and eternal life with our heavenly Father?

Does it matter to you that people think you’re a jerk but hang around you because you have (or will have) fame and riches— and they want to get their hands on some? Or are you more moved by doing good and living well because you gave of yourself when you were least expected to do so?

How much of your time do you volunteer to help others who are least fortunate? I’m not talking about what you do for your job/career to help the underserved and underrepresented in poor communities, I’m talking about what do you do in your free time (and how much time are you freeing up) to go and serve others as God has commanded us?

Even if you are financially ‘poor’ are you also too spiritually bankrupt to help those who have it worse off than you? Can you not give 1 to 2 hours per week or month to feed the hungry, clothe the naked, educate the ignorant, enlighten those with blinders, or empower the powerless? It doesn’t have to be in a structured setting. You don’t need to advertise and promote it. You just have to do it.

The more you do, the more you give of your time and care, the wealthier you become. Wealth starts on the inside.

Yes, even a person who sees themselves as powerless can speak words or perform an act that inspires and empowers others. You can share your food and clothing. It can be something you don’t want or need, or something that you have in excess (now that you assess your circumstances). You can share your knowledge and skills, fix something broken, or solve a problem. None of those things require money, and all of those things will positively impact someone’s life.

Does that make sense?

In and through your little you can give what appears to you to be a little, but to them that receive, they see and feel a lot.

What you do to serve others as God’s servant is what marks you in history books, ours and most importantly, His. You can’t take your financial wealth with you, and it may not survive long after you’re gone, but your name and reputation will last lifetimes. That is true wealth.

Jesus ascended more than 2,000 years ago, Moses died more than 1,000 years before Jesus walked this planet— but look at the weight their legacies still carry in the minds and hearts of millions today. We speak of them as though we personally sat down and broke bread with them.

You shouldn’t think that what you do today won’t create a chain reaction of events, that will impact the distant future. Everything and everyone is related.

So consider these things as you look towards your final walk here: What will people say about you when you’re no longer here? What value will be placed upon your name? What will be etched into your grave’s headstone?

It’s not too late to realign, recommit, or reinforce your daily walk in honor of God.

Prayer

Father, it is more important to me to maintain my self-respect, dignity, and honor, and not disappoint You— than to accumulate money and power that can quickly dissolve, and leave me broke and alone.

Father, I want to make sure I leave this earth with my name in good standing, with the confidence that I did my best to serve the least of Your children, and that I gave my all in everything I did.

Father, I want to live my life as You so instruct and desire. I want to express the qualities that best reflect You and how You see me. When I stray from Your path, please redirect me, so that I can regain focus on Your mission and my purpose in life, and in Your kingdom. In Your name I praise and humbly pray. Amen.

Lovingly,

Natasha

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Breaking Bread For 6.24.20

Scripture

And again, “I will put my trust in him.” And again he says, “Here am I, and the children God has given me.” Since the children have flesh and blood, he too shared in their humanity so that by his death he might break the power of him who holds the power of death—that is, the devil—and free those who all their lives were held in slavery by their fear of death.

Hebrews 2:13-15

Reflection

We can live in fear and doubt, or walk in strength and courage. We can run scared and hide from the demons that chase us, or face them down and say, “You are nothing, mean nothing, and have no power over me”.

We can say we want to be more like Jesus, or each day we can work and strive to be more like him in thought, action, and deed.

Will the one we choose today be the one we embrace tomorrow?

Amazingly God loves us either way, He still loves us when we waver, when we get scared, and when we run and hide. Lovingly He waits for us as our patient and nurturing Father-Mother. God is awesome. He is good. He is life, truth, love and is the Father of all mankind, and creator of all life. Thank Him today for your blessings, and then go be a blessing to others. I love you all.

Prayer

Father, Your son Jesus was sent by You to show us the way to You, to salvation, to eternal peace, love, joy, and happiness. Jesus is the wayshower to the truth that we are spiritual beings in Your likeness here to have a human experiences to prove that we are worthy of bigger and better responsibilities in Your Kingdom— and that within You there is no such thing as sin, sickness, disease, or death.

This is only one level of existence for us Father and I want to learn my lessons, express Your loving grace, and love Your children as You and Your son have loved me. I want a life where I overcome fear and understand its nothingness, so that I might experience life as You intend. I seek Your guidance through Your son, the angels You send, the people You speak through, and through my daily walk with You. As You speak to me, may I never filter or block You from speaking through me.

I want to forgive to be forgiven, love to be loved, respect to be respected, show grace and mercy to receive them both, and be led so that I may lead. I know that daily You lead, forgive, love, and respect me— and each day You show me grace and mercy, even when I know that I don’t deserve it, or struggle with accepting it. Help me Father to give freely to others what You give freely to me.

I look for Your beacon of light and I promise to follow obediently the path You place before me. Even if I sidestep from time-to-time, I will realign. Humbly I say thank You. I love You. Amen.

Love,

Natasha

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Breaking Bread For 6.22.20

Scripture

In him and through faith in him we may approach God with freedom and confidence.


Ephesians 3:12

Reflection

Only in our relationship with God can we be guaranteed confidentiality, a commitment to solving issues and righting wrongs, and a love like no other— pure, carefree, and beautiful.

Thank Him. Embrace Him. Believe in Him. Have faith in Him that every issue, problem, desire, and need can and will be fulfilled through and by Him.

Prayer

Father, I want to thank You for my life, my blessings, my gifts, and for the opportunities that You place before me daily. I thank You for allowing me to have a close and personal relationship with You, where I don’t need an intermediary or representative to speak on my behalf. I can come directly to You and speak with You, and have my questions answered and problems solved, because of my belief and faith in You and Your works. Thank You Father.


Lovingly,

Natasha


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Breaking Bread For 6.15.20

Scripture

The righteous cry out, and the lord hears them; he delivers them from all their troubles. The lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit. The righteous person may have many troubles, but the lord delivers him from them all…

Psalm 34:17-19

Reflection

God can always make wrong right, crooked straight, broken fixed, empty full, and missing found. Just reach out to Him and pray. Be specific as to what you need help with and then let go, and let Him take over.

Prayer

Father, deliver me today. Save me from myself, from the ways of the world, and from the enemy. Father steady my mind so that it is only focused on You. Warm my heart and uplift my spirits. Those things that bring me grief, worry, and trouble please make right. I’m crying out to You Lord; dry my tears. Heal me from my inflictions and make me whole in You. Thank You Father. Amen.

Love,

Natasha

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Breaking Bread For 6.12.20

Scripture

I sought the lord, and he answered me; he delivered me from all my fears.

Psalm 34:4

Reflection

We’re all facing uphill battles this year, this quarter, this month, this week, and today. But are our battles any more difficult than those in the past?

Or are they simply just more battles to overcome at a time when maybe we have less resources than in the past?

Or is it because other people are under a lot of pressure their weight comes down on us more so now, than in the past?

Or maybe it’s a figment of our imagination because we’re afraid.

God is our scale, our measurer, and He carries the weights and determines what we can withstand and what we can’t.

So I’ve come to realize, even in my fears, that when God places a lot on my back and shoulders it’s because He knows I can handle it; He knows I can walk through the valley and up that mountaintop with that weight on my back and reach the finish line of victory.

Yes, it’s scary a great deal of the time. Yes, it can rattle the nerves and cause your body to seize up in pain—but we can make it through. As we work through life’s lessons we are clearing the pathway for others, for our children and generations to come; and we are making ourselves stronger so that each obstacle we approach we gain the courage to tell ourselves, “I’ve got this.”

So let’s do this. Let’s turn to each other in encouragement and push each other on the back, grab each other’s hands, and look into each other’s eyes and say, “We can do this. I can do this. You can do this. We can do this!”

Prayer

Father, throughout my day I pray to You, give thanks for You, and say thank You for my many blessings. I seek You Lord minute by minute to help me to see things through, to help me to find my way, and to realize my purpose in Your Kingdom and on Your land.

Father I am faced with some heavy decisions in my personal and professional life; I am faced with financial burdens and haunted by my past decisions, and by current unknowns. I’ve got more month than money, bills to pay, and although I know there is a solution to my problem, I’m blinded by fear.

Father I have to make decisions about who to trust, who to associate with, and who to walk away from. I’m scared Father. I’m scared that I will make the wrong decisions. I am afraid to disappoint You.

Lord, deliver me from all of my fears. Calm my nerves so that I worry no more as I put my trust and faith in You.

You are my rock, Father. You are my light and salvation. With You nothing but good can come to me or go from me and that’s all that I need to know. I love You Father. Amen.

I love you all,

Natasha

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Breaking Bread For 6.10.20

Scripture

I love you, lord, my strength.

Psalm 18:1

Reflection

God loves you. He is the strength that you call on each day. Life throws a lot at us and at times it can be overwhelming and spiritually paralyzing.

The enemy and its crew despises you. They will stop at nothing to get you to delay, derail, dismantle, and destroy your life. They feed off of discouraging, distracting, and misdirecting you.

You must be vigilant!

We have to stop in our tracks when we feel anxiety building up and the need to think, over think, react, then overreact takes over—until we’re out of control. We have to listen for God’s voice and ignore our own. We have to listen to Him as He whispers in our ear. Listen and follow Him, not the enemy.

God’s voice isn’t manipulative and He never leads us astray. We have to learn to discern His voice from the enemy’s. We have to learn to discern His encouragement and direction towards the light versus the enemy’s voice who will always try to lead you toward pain and darkness, masked as pleasure and light.

God would never encourage or be supportive of you telling lies, stealing, cheating, or manipulating others—but the enemy would. The enemy encourages self-serving, self-centered, and selfish acts. While God recenters us on living selflessly.

When you feel yourself about to do or say something that you know is wrong, is not Christlike, and isn’t something you would suggest someone else to do— if the two of you were sitting in front of Jesus— stop and pray for God’s guidance and heavenly touch to see you through the situation.

I have my ups and downs. It’s a struggle, especially when I listen more to the enemy who tells me what I lack, rather than listen to God who constantly shows me my blessings and the abundance that I possess. I’m working on me as God molds me second by second each day. One day we’ll be fully aligned and impenetrable, and oh what a sight that will be!

Prayer

Father, I love You. I need You. I need to surrender to You. Father I need Your help to overcome fear, to conquer my insecurities, to squeeze out any envy or jealousy that bubbles beneath the surface— and any resentment, frustration and anger that is waiting to unleash itself on others.

Father, free me from this negativity and darkness. Blanket me in Your peace, love and joy so that a calmness fills me. Keep my eyes, mind and heart on You Lord so that I can stop losing focus looking elsewhere. In Your name I praise and I pray. Amen.

Love you all,

Natasha

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Breaking Bread For 6.9.20

Scripture

“You, my God, have revealed to your servant that you will build a house for him. So your servant has found courage to pray to you. You, Lord , are God! You have promised these good things to your servant. Now you have been pleased to bless the house of your servant, that it may continue forever in your sight; for you, lord, have blessed it, and it will be blessed forever.”

1 Chronicles 17:25-27

Reflection

God proves Himself to us daily. We must show our commitment to Him; beginning first, through prayer to Him every single day— throughout each day. Gain the courage and discipline to commit to Him, to trust in Him, and to believe that success is not possible without Him. He will always provide a home and a way for us.

Prayer

Father, You show me consistently how You are here for me, blessing me, and taking care of my needs. Your commitment and devotion to me gives me the courage and faith to believe in the impossible and unimaginable. I thank You now for blessing me with a home filled with love and joy. I thank You now for blessing me and protecting me all the days of my life. Thank You Father. Amen.

I love you all,

Natasha

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Breaking Bread For 6.8.20

Scripture

Honest scales and balances belong to the lord; all the weights in the bag are of his making.

Proverbs 16:11

Reflection

Sometimes we add more pressure, more responsibility, more drama, more headaches and heartbreaks upon ourselves because we want to control or fix something— but then turn to God as though it was His doing, or somehow out of our control. We then are consumed with our stress and forget that God is always our solution. If we want peace, balance, clarity, and more positive energy— we must turn to and release ourselves fully to God.

Prayer

Father, I pray to see that only through You and by You can I find balance in my life. You control the scales, and You make a way out of no way. If I want peace, it must come from my reliance upon and devotion to You. I want to release my cares to You Lord. I want to be freed from my burdens that I subject myself to, and freed from the weight that I place on my shoulders. Let me carry what You place on me, what You say is acceptable, and what helps me to carry out my responsibilities as Your ambassador. Everything else that I keep carrying around and depressing myself with, I ask that You prioritize, rearrange, or take away. Let me only focus on what I’m supposed to, not on the distractions that prevent me from being all that You have called on me to be. In Your name I praise and pray. Amen.

Lovingly,

Natasha

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