Charles Stanley In Touch Daily Devotional 15 August 2022, Monday Message
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TOPIC: Conquering Faith
TODAY’S SCRIPTURE:1 Samuel 17:1-58
In Touch Daily Devotional 15 August 2022 MESSAGE
The Lord wants to build strong faith in us so we can stand firm in His mighty power. He does this by placing us in challenging situations that are beyond our strength. If we trust in ourselves, we’ll fail. But we will discover God’s great faithfulness if we imitate David’s example from today’s passage:
• Godly motivation. The young shepherd’s desire was to defend the Lord’s name. In our challenges, we must examine our motives to be certain they’re Christ-centered, not self-focused.
• Recognition of the battle’s nature. David’s struggle in the physical realm was against Goliath. But the real battle was spiritual, and so is ours (Ephesians 6:12).
• Memory of God’s past faithfulness. David’s confidence was based on the Lord’s power that enabled him to protect his sheep from wild animals. Even if you’re a fairly new Christian, you also have a history of God’s faithfulness to strengthen and encourage you.
• Dependence on the Lord. David didn’t rely on traditional armor or weapons; he trusted the power of God to direct a small stone into the head of Goliath.
The One who conquered sin for you will also watch over, strengthen, and care for you in every challenging situation you face. Trust Him.
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Jeremiah 22-24
THOUGHT FOR TODAY: We can respond boldly because God’s power is available to us for each battle we face.
In Touch Daily Devotional 15 August 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. In Touch Daily Devotional 15 August 2022