Daily Bread 12/20/2022


Daily Bread – December 22, 2022 (The Third Day – Genesis 1:9-13) 1 John 1:4 – And these things we write to you that your joy may be full. Our Relationship Makes Our Joy Full We have been given the sweet fellowship (‘koinonia’) of the Holy Spirit, Who brings to us the indwelling presence of the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Through this fellowship and the knowledge of all He has done for us, our joy is made full. As we walk with the Holy Spirit every day, we discover more and more how much God loves us (Ephesians 4:15; Colossians 2:19; 1 Thessalonians 4:10). As we yield to the Holy Spirit and believe the love God has for us, we discover a joy unspeakable that floods our souls (Ephesians 3:18-19; 1 Peter 1:8; 1 John 4:16). It is a great joy to discover that Father has taken us and brought us into the shelter and comfort of oneness with Himself (John 14:16, 20, 23, 15:4, 10, 17:21, 23; and 1 John 3:24). Today, you can realize more of this fullness of joy by embracing what God has said about you. Father wants us to believe what He has done for us through His Son, Christ Jesus. We are part of the family of God, and His heirs (John 20:17; Romans 8:15-17, 29; Galatians 4:6; Hebrews 2:11). We should fully embrace His love and the report He has given of His Son and say, “I’m in Him, and He’s in me” – this is how our joy is made full (John 6:56; 1 John 4:13, 17). Blessings, Pastor Mark Spitsbergen