Dr. Charles Stanley 25 May 2023 In Touch Daily Devotional
You are welcome to Today’s In Touch Daily Devotional written by Dr Charles Stanley and published by In Touch Ministry. Charles F. Stanley is the founder of In Touch Ministries and a New York Times best-selling author. He demonstrates a keen awareness of people’s needs and provides Christ-centered biblically-based principles for everyday life.
Today’s Topic: Tuning In to God’s Will
If you want to be sure you are hearing from God, spend time in His Word daily.
Scripture: Psalm 119:17-24
17 Deal bountifully with thy servant, that I may live, and keep thy word.
18 Open thou mine eyes, that I may behold wondrous things out of thy law.
19 I am a stranger in the earth: hide not thy commandments from me.
20 My soul breaketh for the longing that it hath unto thy judgments at all times.
21 Thou hast rebuked the proud that are cursed, which do err from thy commandments.
22 Remove from me reproach and contempt; for I have kept thy testimonies.
23 Princes also did sit and speak against me: but thy servant did meditate in thy statutes.
24 Thy testimonies also are my delight and my counselors.
In Touch Daily Devotional – Dr. Charles Stanley 25th May 2023
If you follow Jesus, you have likely heard the phrase “God’s will.” It’s often mentioned in the context of His having a will for each believer—or of our doing His will, walking in His will, and the like. If we love the Lord, then certainly we want to obey Him (John 14:15). But let’s take a look at some of the reasons we might miss His plan for our life.
Handling God’s Word Improperly. When our days become jam-packed with commitments and activities, it’s easy to have trouble maintaining a steady intake of Scripture. Without spending time in God’s Word, we tend to forget what matters to Him. Then there are times that some of us will incorrectly use Scripture to support decisions we’ve already made. Or, when God’s Word does not match what we want, we might ignore it and do things our way.
Picking the Wrong Guide. When making decisions, we sometimes rely too heavily on other people’s opinions. We think that the easiest and quickest way to get answers is to ask fellow Christians—or even unbelievers who seem “wise.”
Making Scripture your daily companion is the best way not to miss God’s plan. Be prepared to spend time reading and listening while the Spirit teaches you what God’s will is for your life.
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