In Touch Daily Devotional 26 December 2022 By Dr. Charles Stanley, Monday Message
Read In Touch Daily Devotional 26 December 2022 and be blessed.
TOPIC: Resting in Jesus
SCRIPTURE FOR TODAY: Isaiah 26:2-4
2 “Open the gates, that the righteous nation may enter, The one that remains faithful.
3 “The steadfast of mind You will keep in perfect peace, Because he trusts in You.
4 “Trust in the LORD forever, For in GOD the LORD, we have an everlasting Rock.
In Touch Daily Devotional 26 December 2022 MESSAGE
Allowing ourselves to dwell on stressful things like war, economic crisis, and tragedy invites anxiety. But the Lord has a better way. Jesus assured us that though we would face difficulty, we could rest in Him (John 16:33). However, we cannot trust someone we don’t know. For this reason, we should seek to find out who God is.
Truths from Scripture are a good place to start. The Bible tells us God is our Lord and Master. He is omnipresent, omniscient, faithful, and powerful. He loves unconditionally and offers forgiveness to all who trust His Son as Savior. The Lord adopts believers as His own children and wants the best for every Christian’s life—so much so that He chastises us when we disobey. And He desires that we love Him above everyone and everything else.
Knowing these facts is only the beginning. As in any relationship, time together fosters closeness. We can read the Bible, pray, meditate on God’s Word, and listen to His Spirit to better understand how He thinks. We can also watch God work in other people’s lives to know His ways.
Jesus is trustworthy, and He offers rest in the midst of a troubled world. Do you know Him well enough to experience His peace?
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: 2 John 1:1-13, 3 John 1:1-14, Jude 1:1-25
REFLECT: Peace can be yours if you determine to know and obey God.
In Touch Daily Devotional 26 December 2022. 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.
Have you ever made Jesus the Lord and Savior of your life?
If not, pray this prayer and start a new life in Christ.
Dear God, I come to You in the Name of Jesus. I admit that I am not right with You, and I want to be right with You. I ask You to forgive me of all my sins. The Bible says if I confess with my mouth that “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in my heart that God raised Him from the dead, I will be saved (Rom. 10:9). I believe with my heart and I confess with my mouth that Jesus is the Lord and Savior of my life. Thank You for saving me! In Jesus’ Name I pray. Amen.
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