Daily Bread 12/8/2023


Daily Bread – December 8, 2023 (The Sixth Day – Genesis 1:24-31) Colossians 3:2 – Set your affection on things that are above, not on things of this Earth. Developing In Spiritual Things We need to make God’s ambitions our ambitions, His vision our vision, His purpose our purpose. We put so much emphasis on what we can achieve in this life in an earthly realm. We focus our children on academics, and are constantly pursuing higher goals of achievement in our own vocations and dreams. All of these things are not necessarily bad, but if we do not realize this is less than one third of our life, then we are failing miserably on the scale of eternity. Many of us fail to realize how we must not only develop ourselves intellectually, but also be developed spiritually. I have observed many people who sit in Church, and when it comes to the things of the Spirit and the spiritual realm, they are nearly altogether ignorant. They have very little ability to understand what is going on – and equally very little ability to participate. For many, the most they can participate in the realms of the spiritual is to sing a few songs and pray out some of their heartfelt desires. If we are going to learn and be developed in the things of the Spirit, then we must be willing to place our attention and affections on the things of the Spirit. We have been given the best Teacher and Mentor that exists – the Holy Spirit. His desire is to lead us into the deep things of God so we might know what passes knowledge, and see what eyes have not seen, and hear what ears have not heard, and understand what has never entered into the heart of mankind (1 Corinthians 2:9-16). Blessings, Pastor Mark Spitsbergen