Daily Bread 3/16/2023


    Daily Bread – March 16, 2023 (The Fifth Day – Genesis 1:20-23) Ephesians 4:23 – And let your mind be renewed by the Spirit. Thinking Properly As the redeemed of the Lord, to view ourselves as weak, carnal, and unable to please God is the wrong way to think. If we listen to such lies, then we are giving place to the devil and allowing sin to have dominion over us (Romans 6:14; Ephesians 4:27). We are to move in faith and believe the good news! God has worked an unimaginable miracle of salvation for us – so let us say as Mary did, “Be it unto me according to your Word” (Luke 1:38). If we are unwilling to believe God and think of ourselves as new creatures who are called to the fullness of the maturity of Christ, then we will never realize the maturity He has planned for us. If we refuse to believe what God has said about His great salvation, then we will live our lives as babes and ultimately find ourselves tricked and misled by deceivers (Ephesians 4:14). God, the Holy Spirit, gives us the ability to see and understand (Ephesians 1:17-18). The Holy Spirit supplies us with the mind of Christ (1 Corinthians 2:16; Philippians 2:5, 4:7). He has brought to us the renewal that we need, and He is the One Who strengthens us in our inner being to live this life of Jesus (Titus 3:5; Ephesians 3:16). God the Holy Spirit, the Spirit of Truth, has come to teach us and show us how to walk in all the things pertaining to life and godliness (2 Peter 1:3-4)! Blessings, Pastor Mark Spitsbergen