Natasha’s Daily Scripture, Prayer, and Reflection for 5.17.18

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Scripture

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“Do not judge, and you will not be judged. Do not condemn, and you will not be condemned. Forgive, and you will be forgiven.”

Luke 6:37

Reflection

We spend so much time butting into other people’s lives and personal business that we fail to realize that we are stepping outside of the boundaries God set for us. We are in no position to say who sins more or less, who is going to heaven or hell, or who is evil or good. We’re supposed to be living our lives focused on being better people, better Christians (or whatever faith that you subscribe to and follow), and loving everyone despite our differences.

We spend so much time holding grudges and carrying around the burden of our ego and pride that we never consider how freeing it would be if we only stopped and forgave those who wronged us.

Forgive. Let go. Stop judging. Stop condemning people to a fate you would never wish on a loved one. Start living and start loving.

Prayer

Father I pray for a warmed heart to forgive those who have knowingly and unknowingly hurt me. I pray that my heart be filled with peace to not judge or condemn other people.

Father my role in Your Kingdom is to be a good steward and ambassador, not serve as judge, jury, dictator, or ruler over Your children.

It is not my place to say who is keeping or breaking Your commandments, or who is fulfilling their duties as Your ambassadors. You are the only Judge and I apologize for all of the times I have crossed the lines and forgot my place and position. Touch my heart Lord. In Your name I pray. Amen.

Final Words

Have an amazing day. I love you all–friends, family, associates- those near, those far, those traveling, and those that I only know through these daily messages.

God bless you!

Natasha

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Natasha’s Daily Scripture, Prayer, and Reflection 1.17.17

I forgot to post this on time. So I guess as the saying goes, “better late than never”. 

Scripture


Luke 6:37

Prayer

Thank You Father for another day. A day I did not earn. A day that I could not buy. A day given to me as Your gift. Thank You. 

Father You know my fears and insecurities. You know my weaknesses and vulnerabilities. You know the attacks initiated by the enemy, and those pointed at me by those influenced by the enemy. Father touch my heart so that it is never hardened, not even towards those who are attacking me. Let me never sink to their level. Keep me from the grip of the enemy, because You know it has evil plans for me. Fill me Lord with Your loving Light. In Jesus’ name. Amen. 

Reflection

It’s easy to attack when you’re being attacked. God tells us to wait for Him. Patience is not a strength for many of us. But it is one we will need to strengthen if we want to fully be transformed and blessed by our Heavenly Father. God doesn’t move on our time. He moves on His. We need to be patient and let Him handle our enemies. 

Even when God commanded His children on when and how to defeat their attackers, it was always based on His timing and strategy, not that of His children. 

Read the Bible and the numerous times when God first touched the heart of the enemy, before instructing His children on what to do next. Never did He provide the full strategy, because God knows that His children will always be impatient and rush past steps, and try to rush past Him. 
It may feel natural to lash out at your attacker, to be as vindictive and cold as they are, but God commands us to be loving and to let Him deal with His unruly child. Let’s try it family. I know it’s hard. 

I don’t like bullies, and when they attack me I’m quick to jump up and defend myself. It becomes chaotic. God doesn’t do chaos. He does peace and calm. You’re less likely to tune into His voice in the midst of chaos. But in the time of calm, You can hear and be receptive to that still, small voice. 

Let’s all consider peace over chaos. Love over hate. Courage over fear. 

I love all of you!!!

Questions of the Day

1. What would you like to add to today’s prayer and/or reflection?

2. What are your thoughts about today’s message?

3. What issues are you fighting to protect from the enemy’s attack?

4. What cares, worries, and fears are you ready to turn over to God?

5. Who would you like to pray for today?

6. Do you have a testimony that you would like to share? Please do.

Feel free to share your answers, prayers, comments, and reflections in the comment section below. You can also send me an email at: breakingbreadwithnatasha@gmail.com

Please also feel free to share this post with others. We’re never quite sure who needs to hear and see what, and when! It would be awesome if whenever you run across a prayer, message, or scripture that moves you, you would kindly share it with the rest of us. You can post it on this blog or send me an email.

Love always,

Natasha

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Natasha’s Daily Scripture, Prayer, and Reflection for 10.25.12

I woke up this morning and saw this message sent by my friend from Joel and Victoria Osteen, and immediately felt the need to share it. As you know, I encourage all of you to share scripture, prayers, and reflections with me that I can freely post to this blog.

This blog isn’t about focusing on me and my thoughts, it’s about sharing God’s Love and Word with the world, so we can heal and grow together. I thank my friend Juanita B. for forwarding today’s message. I hope that it touches your heart.

We have focused on this topic many times in the past, so it should reinforce our work together. Enjoy and may God continue to bless each of you abundantly.

Love,
Natasha

TODAY’S SCRIPTURE
“Judge not, and you shall not be judged. Condemn not, and you shall not be condemned. Forgive, and you will be forgiven.”

Luke 6:37, NKJV

TODAY’S WORD from Joel and Victoria Osteen

Did you know that the ability to forgive others is a gift from God? The Bible tells us that if we don’t forgive others, we cannot be forgiven. If we don’t forgive, we are blocking the ability for God to work in our lives. But when we choose to forgive, we are choosing God’s way and opening the door for Him to heal our hurts and restore our souls.

Forgiveness doesn’t mean that what that person did was right or that you even have to get back into a relationship with that person.

Forgiveness simply releases the debt they owe you so that God can release the debt you owe Him. Ask the Lord to search your heart and show you if there is any unforgiveness blocking His blessing in your life.

Ask Him to show you more about this gift of forgiveness so that you can walk in the freedom and victory He has for you today.

A PRAYER FOR TODAY

God, I know that You have called me to forgive others. Today I choose to release those who have hurt me and trust that You will be my Vindicator. I choose to forgive knowing it opens the door to Your healing in Jesus’ name. Amen.

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