Daily Bread 9/21/2023


    Daily Bread – September 21, 2023 (The Fifth Day – Genesis 1:20-23) Jude 24 – Now to the One Who is able to keep you from stumbling and present you faultless before the presence of His glory with exceeding joy. Transitioning To Dependency On Jesus The one transition that seems hard for many to make is the transition from human effort and discipline to relational dependency upon Jesus. In our own ability, we will never be able to walk perfectly before our God, but there is One Who will work in us by His power and will keep us from stumbling. All we must be willing to do is to learn how to be led. If we are going to learn how to be led by the Spirit, then we must learn how to yield to Him (Romans 6:13,16,19). Jesus made it very clear that without Him, we can do nothing. But if we dwell in Him, then we can do all things through the strengthening power of Christ Jesus (John 15:1-5; Philippians 4:13). How do we learn to yield to Him and rely on Him? Through a love relationship where we, as the redeemed, adore the Redeemer. Here we discover the very meaning of our life – and the exceeding greatness of His power at work in us (Ephesians 1:20; Colossians 1:29; Philippians 1:11, 2:13). Through this relationship with Jesus, we receive from Heaven and learn to yield to the Holy Spirit, Who teaches us all things and shows us how to make the transition from human dependence and self-reliance to a dependency upon Him. Blessings, Pastor Mark Spitsbergen