In Touch Daily Devotional 28th April 2023 – Childlike Faith

In Touch Daily Devotional 28th April 2023
Charles Stanley In Touch Daily Devotional 28th April 2023, Friday Inspirational Message

In Touch Daily Devotional 28th April 2023 Friday Message by Dr. Charles Stanley

TOPIC: Childlike Faith


And they were bringing children to Him so that He might touch them; but the disciples rebuked them.

But when Jesus saw this, He was indignant and said to them, “Permit the children to come to Me; do not hinder them; for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these.

“Truly I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God like a child will not enter it at all. ”

And He took them in His arms and began blessing them, laying His hands on them.

MESSAGE: On our own, we can’t choose salvation. God’s Spirit first convicts us of our need for Him by nudging our heart—that is, He lovingly gets our attention and reveals our sin and the need for a Savior.

You might wonder, How, then, can a child understand the gospel? Thankfully, God is a gentle Father who meets us right where we are, no matter our age. In even the youngest of hearts, He can place a desire to obey and follow Him. Then, as little ones learn at home or church, God gives them a longing and sense of need for Jesus. It’s a simple longing, without the deep, more complex understanding of an adult. Little ones might not be able to comprehend all that Jesus purchased for us on the cross. But in Mark 10:14, Jesus says, “Allow the children to come to Me … for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these.”

In many ways, the unencumbered faith of children is what the Lord desires of older believers as well, but with even more understanding and gratitude. Such simple faith is truly a gift!

Bible in One Year: 2 Kings 18-20

Reflect: The Lord wants us to trust Him even when there are things we don’t understand.

In Touch Daily Devotional 28th 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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