In Touch Daily Devotional 23rd November 2021 | By Dr. Charles Stanley | Tuesday Message
Topic: Quieting Your Soul
Today’s Scripture: Psalm 131
1) O LORD, my heart is not proud, nor my eyes haughty; Nor do I involve myself in great matters, Or in things too difficult for me.
2) Surely I have composed and quieted my soul; Like a weaned child rests against his mother, My soul is like a weaned child within me.
3) O Israel, hope in the LORD From this time forth and forever.
In Touch Daily Devotion 23rd November 2021 | By Dr. Charles Stanley
Do you hurry through your prayer time so you can get to other things? If so, consider the values Jesus modeled when He spent time with His Father.
Solitude. Though Jesus was constantly surrounded by people as He tended to their needs, His own need for seclusion was important. Often, after an intense period of ministry, He’d retreat from the crowds—and even His disciples—to pray in private.
Safeguarded time. Jesus protected His time so He could rest in the Spirit, be with the Father, and build up physical and emotional strength. Even when people were clamoring for His attention, Jesus safeguarded this time, knowing that His ministry would flow from it.
Stillness. Psalm 46:10 calls us to quietness with these words: “Stop striving and know that I am God.” To develop this inner peace, stop everything you’re doing, and let your soul become aware of the Holy Spirit’s presence. In Psalm 46:2 of today’s reading, David described stillness as being like a “weaned child” who’s at perfect rest and happy in his mother’s arms.
These values may seem challenging in our fast-paced, multitasking world. But when you quiet your heart before the Lord, you’ll discover how much you need the peace of His presence.
Bible in One Year: Romans 4-6
IN TOUCH DAILY DEVOTIONAL 23rd NOVEMBER 2021 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.