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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Natasha’s Daily Scripture, Prayer, and Reflection for 6.11.18

Scripture

I love you, lord, my strength.

Psalms 18:1 HCSB

Reflection

We have to stop in our tracks when we feel anxiety building up and the need to think, then over think, then 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. God’s voice isn’t manipulative and He never leads us astray.

We have to learn to discern His voice from the enemy’s; His encouragement and direction towards the light versus the enemy’s who will always try to lead you toward pain and darkness.

God would never encourage or be supportive of you telling lies, stealing, cheating, or manipulating others- but the enemy would.

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’m working on me as God molds me second by second each day. One day we’ll be aligned 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 an unsuspecting victim.

Father free me from this negativity and darkness. Blanket me in Your peace, love and joy 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 pray. Amen.

Love you all,

Natasha

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