In Touch Daily Devotional 14th April 2023 – A Heart for God

In Touch Daily Devotional 14th April 2023 Friday Message by Dr. Charles Stanley

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TOPIC: A Heart for God

TODAY’S SCRIPTURE: Acts 13:16-22

Paul stood up, and motioning with his hand said, “Men of Israel, and you who fear God, listen:

“The God of this people Israel chose our fathers and made the people great during their stay in the land of Egypt, and with an uplifted arm He led them out from it.

“For a period of about forty years He put up with them in the wilderness.

“When He had destroyed seven nations in the land of Canaan, He distributed their land as an inheritance– all of which took about four hundred and fifty years.

“After these things He gave them judges until Samuel the prophet.

“Then they asked for a king, and God gave them Saul the son of Kish, a man of the tribe of Benjamin, for forty years.

“After He had removed him, He raised up David to be their king, concerning whom He also testified and said, `I HAVE FOUND DAVID the son of Jesse, A MAN AFTER MY HEART, who will do all My will.’

In Touch Daily Devotional 14th April 2023 MESSAGE

Acts 13:22 tells us God’s description of David: “a man after My heart, who will do all My will.” Now that is high praise from the Creator and Ruler of the universe. But this commendation is not reserved exclusively for the king of Israel. Our Father wants to describe every one of His children this way.

A key characteristic of being a person after God’s heart is to “do all [His] will.” Not every act of David’s life was in obedience to the Lord, but his pattern was to seek God. When David sinned, he prayed that the Lord would search out any wicked way in him and get him back on track to become the kind of person God intended (Psalm 139:23-24).

David also delighted in God’s Word and spent quality time with Him. Many of his intimate conversations with the Father are preserved for us in the book of Psalms, and they reveal how David trusted the Lord time and again in the challenges of his life.

We don’t have to be perfect to become a man or woman with a heart for God. Instead, our aim should be simply spending time with our Father and developing a habit of repentance.

BIBLE IN A YEAR: 1 Kings 3-5

REFLECTION: Make time for God and trust Him through your fears and failures.

In Touch Daily Devotional 14th April 2023. Charles Stanley 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.

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