In Touch Daily Devotions 25 March 2022 By Dr. Charles Stanley || Friday Message
Charles Stanley In Touch Daily Devotions 25 March 2022
TOPIC: Intimacy With Our Heavenly Father
TODAY’S SCRIPTURE: John 1:12-13
But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, even to those who believe in His name,
who were born, not of blood nor of the will of the flesh nor of the will of man, but of God.
In Touch Daily Devotions 25 March 2022 MESSAGE
Our Creator never intended to be distant from mankind. Instead, He has always wanted an intimate, loving relationship with us. We know this because …
• He sent His Son. Christ came to earth so we could know God the Father. Jesus is His exact representation; His words and works were the same as God’s (John 5:19; John 12:50). Therefore, when we look at the Son, we are seeing the character of our Father in heaven.
• He adopted us as His children. Through salvation, God invites us to join His family (John 1:12). This close relationship with our heavenly Father lasts for eternity, providing us with support, encouragement, and love.
• He is our friend forever. By calling His disciples “friends” (John 15:15), Jesus revealed a special aspect of His relationship with His followers. Christ is a friend who will never desert or turn away from us (Hebrews 13:5).
• His spirit indwells us. From the moment of salvation, we have the presence of the Holy Spirit within our being. He is closer to us than any earthly kin can be.
God desires intimacy with us, and our highest calling is to live for Him all of our days (Colossians 3:23). As we do, the Spirit will transform us to resemble the Lord more and more over the course of our life.
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: 1 Samuel 7-9
THOUGHT FOR TODAY:Because God wants us to know what He’s like, He sent His Son—His exact representation—to live among men.
In Touch Daily Devotions 25 March 2022 By Dr. Charles Stanley. He is the senior pastor of First Baptist Church Atlanta and founder of In Touch Ministries, both located in Atlanta, Georgia. Dr. Stanley’s heart’s desire is to get the gospel to “as many people as possible, as quickly as possible, as clearly as possible, as irresistibly as possible, through the power of the Holy Spirit to the glory of God.