Daily Bread 5/16/2022


Daily Bread – May 16, 2022 (The Second Day – Genesis 1:6-8) John 15:7 – If you dwell in Me and My words dwell in you, then you may ask what you desire, and it shall be done for you. Dwelling, Asking, Receiving Dwelling in Christ is a daily consecration to live the life of Christ freely given to us (2 Corinthians 5:14-15; Galatians 2:20). We dwell in Christ because His Word dwells in us; we have believed and accepted everything He has said we are! We allow the Word of Christ Jesus to dwell in us richly because we hear it, read it, think on it, and do it (Colossians 3:16; Luke 6:47-48, 11:28; James 1:22-24; Matthew 12:50; John 14:23-24, 15:10). If we say we know Him and dwell in Him, but do not keep His sayings, then we are living a false life. Yet, if we simply obey Him and do His Word, then we will find ourselves in a love relationship resulting in receiving all that Father has bestowed upon those who will walk with Him! If we dwell in Christ Jesus and His Word dwells in us, then we will receive whatever we ask (John 15:16; 1 John 3:22). Jesus reveals how easy it is to receive the answer to your request – He simply tells us to ask! Jesus tells us seven times in John chapters 14 through 16 to “ask.” The kind of prayer we are to pray is an asking prayer – one that expects God to do the impossible! Elijah prayed, asking God to stop the rain, and it did not rain for three and a half years. Then, when he asked God to cause it to rain, it was so (James 5:17-18). James said, “You have not, because you ask not.” Jesus said, “Everyone who asks shall receive,” and, “All things whatsoever you ask in prayer, believing, you shall receive” (Luke 11:9-10; Matthew 21:22). How simple can it be? Jesus reduces the impossible to nothing more than a basic request – if we will walk in obedience to the life of Christ by allowing His Word to determine all that we think, speak, and do. Blessings, Pastor Mark Spitsbergen