Daily Bread 5/28/2022


Daily Bread – May 28, 2022 (The Seventh Day – Genesis 2:1-3) Romans 8:16 – It is the Spirit that bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God. The Witness, or Evidence, of the Spirit God has given us a new spirit so we can be yielded to the Holy Spirit and do what He does: “A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you: and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you a heart of flesh.” (Ezekiel 36:26; 1 Corinthians 6:17). The witness, or evidence, of the Spirit in our lives is first and foremost love, joy, and peace (Galatians 5:22; Ephesians 5:2,9; Romans 14:17; Philippians 1:11, 4:4,7). For these wonderful expressions of God’s glory to be revealed in our lives, we must learn to yield to the Holy Spirit (Jude 1:20-21; Colossians 3:15-16; Ephesians 5:17-20; Romans 6:13). Every child of God must learn to recognize that the Holy Spirit desires to continually express the love of God through us in every situation we face. If we do not recognize this, then we will find ourselves continually making choices not to be led by the Spirit in our responses – and we will not have His witness. If we allow His divine rivers of love to flow out of us, then we will automatically find ourselves representing Him and being doers of His Word. God has made it very simple for us to recognize the Holy Spirit – for He comes to us as joy unspeakable, peace that passes understanding, and the divine love that conquers all. If this essential witness of the Spirit is not ruling your life, then simply be willing to yield to the Spirit of Truth and the witness of the Holy Spirit will overwhelm you and wash away all of the other feelings and attitudes. The Holy Spirit is here to mentor us and show us how to function in all of these glorious ways of God’s love, joy, and peace. When we recognize this witness of the Spirit is not in our attitudes and emotions, then we need to stop and yield ourselves to the Holy Spirit and allow Him to overwhelm our souls with His Presence. As you yield to and experience the intervention of the Holy Spirit in your life, you will find a water course of glory has been cut through your soul, and that you have entered into the rest (Hebrews 4:10; Matthew 11:28). Blessings, Pastor Mark Spitsbergen