In Touch Daily Devotional 7th January 2023 By Dr. Charles Stanley, Saturday Message
Read In Touch Daily Devotional 7th January 2023 and be blessed.
TOPIC: The Risk of Faith
TODAY’S SCRIPTURE: Matthew 14:22-33
In Touch Daily Devotional 7 January 2023 MESSAGE
Sometimes obeying the Lord feels as if we’re taking a chance. Like Peter, we may find ourselves in a precarious situation, overcome by fear. Although life is filled with uncertainties, biblical truths never change. As we focus on them, we’ll be able to obey with confidence—not in our desired outcome, but in the Lord’s faithfulness.
We can count on God being with us. It’s impossible for believers to live a single day without His presence because our relationship with Him through our Savior Jesus Christ is a permanent one (Heb. l3:5). God’s love for us is deep and abiding, and His promises are sure. When He calls us to leave our “comfort zone,” we can obey because He’s there at our side.
God’s enabling power is ours. The Holy Spirit gives us divine strength to do what the Father says. Obedience isn’t achieved by self-effort but by complete dependence on the Lord. His grace is sufficient for every situation, and His power is perfected in our weakness (2 Corinthians 12:9).
Is there something God wants you to do that you’re resisting? The Lord has provided everything you need in order to obey. So fix your eyes on Him, and step out in faith.
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Genesis 24-25
REFLECT: God empowers and equips every believer who trusts Him enough to act on His Word.
In Touch Daily Devotional 7th January 2023. 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.