In Touch Daily Devotional 14 July 2022 By Charles Stanley, Thursday Message
Read Charles Stanley In Touch Daily Devotional 14 July 2022 and be blessed
TOPIC: The Value of Confession
TODAY’S SCRIPTURE: Psalm 66:16-20
Come and hear, all who fear God, And I will tell of what He has done for my soul.
I cried to Him with my mouth, And He was extolled with my tongue.
If I regard wickedness in my heart, The Lord will not hear;
But certainly God has heard; He has given heed to the voice of my prayer.
Blessed be God, Who has not turned away my prayer Nor His lovingkindness from me.
In Touch Daily Devotional 14 July 2022 MESSAGE
Our prayers reveal what fills our hearts. David understood this. After being confronted by Nathan regarding his sin, David pleaded to be cleansed and to receive a clean heart (Psalm 51:9-10).
When we allow unconfessed sin in our lives, God won’t hear our prayers because it creates a barrier between us and Him. He’s promised to forgive transgression once we admit our action is wrong and turn away from it (1 John 1:9). But if we only give lip service to our confession or refuse to change ungodly ways, we haven’t truly repented.
Since we can’t always discern what’s hiding in our hearts, it’s wise to pray as David did in Psalm 139:23-24, “Search me, God, and know my heart; put me to the test and know my anxious thoughts; and see if there is any hurtful way in me, and lead me in the everlasting way.”
Prayer is the communication link between us and our loving heavenly Father. Let’s not allow anything to block our relationship with Him and hinder our prayers. Instead, we must confess and turn from all known sin so we can come to Him with a pure heart.
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Proverbs 22-25
THOUGHT FOR TODAY: We can always enter into prayer with a pure heart because God has promised to forgive our sin.
In Touch Daily Devotional 14 July 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.