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Daily Bread - March 10, 2018
Written by Pastor Mark Spitsbergen
Saturday, 10 March 2018 11:38
1 Peter 1:5-6 - Who are kept in salvation by the power of God through
faith, ready to be revealed in the last time. In Whom you greatly rejoice,
though now if need be it is a little distressing in a great variety of

Father could have saved us with the strength of his own power absent of
anything that we do. However, Father chose to give us His creative faith
and has demanded we participate with His faith through our own will
(Hebrews 11:6; Isaiah 66:1-2; Jeremiah 17:5-8; Matthew 5:3; Mark 11:22;
Galatians 2:20). All of us hate trials and adversity, but there can be
nothing more important to the spiritual state of our souls than finding the
glorious resting place of trusting God. We may look at some of the things
we go through and be overwhelmed, and somehow think God was not there, or
did not care; but nothing can be further from the truth! What we must learn
to do is to give thanks instead of asking why, or in any way doubting His
love for us (1 Thessalonians 5:18; Philippians 4:4-7; Romans 5:1-5,
8:31-39; Ephesians 3:16-21).

Our Heavenly Father has called us into an abundant life of joy unspeakable,
and we must learn to walk in all of the splendor of that life. The earthly
and sensual things that would turn our hearts away from the relationship
and faith God has so graciously lavished upon us must be done away with. We
may not recognize it, but everything contrary to the nature and will of God
actually steals our joy and robs us of the fullness of all He has freely
given to us. Therefore, in God's lovingkindness and tender mercies, He
allows us to go through things designed to have the result of our faith
being made perfect, for the purpose of our faith being found unto praise,
honor, and glory at His appearing (1 Peter 1:7). We must recognize how any
sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared to the glory
to be revealed in us (Romans 8:18; 2 Corinthians 4:17, 7:4; Hebrews

Our walk with God and our access to Him by the Spirit must be more
important to us than all other earthly things (Matthew 6:24,33; Psalm 27:4,
63:1-3; Philippians 3:7-10). When it is, then we will find a realm of
glorious fellowship resulting in us moving past all of the things that
would turn our affections away from God. It is in this perfect love where
we find the operation of perfect faith. Fear and torment cannot access us;
strife and divisions can no longer dominate us; but instead we find a place
of communion that captivates our soul and causes all of our affections to
be set on things above (Colossians 3:1-4). Let all of our experience result
in an abundant confidence in the faithfulness of God Who has poured His
love into us by the Holy Spirit (Romans 5:1-5; Ephesians 1:3, 17-21,

Build yourself up in God's faith, trust Him, apply yourself to His Kingdom,
be diligent, and give thanks for His perfecting and keeping power! (Jude
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