Read Charles Stanley In Touch Daily Devotional 3 August 2022 and be blessed
TOPIC: God’s Tools for Making Us Holy
TODAY’S SCRIPTURE: 1 Thessalonians 5:23-24
Now may the God of peace Himself sanctify you entirely; and may your spirit and soul and body be preserved complete, without blame at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Faithful is He who calls you, and He also will bring it to pass.
In Touch Daily Devotional 3 August 2022 MESSAGE
The prophet Isaiah says of the Lord, “We are the clay and You our potter; and all of us are the work of Your hand” (Isaiah 64:8). Comparing God to a skilled craftsman, Isaiah describes how He shapes believers so they increasingly resemble the Savior. Some of the tools our Father uses to mold and perfect His creations are …
• The Bible. Jesus prayed for us, saying, “Sanctify them in the truth; Your word is truth” (John 17:17). As the Holy Spirit illuminates what we read, we’re slowly transformed.
• The church. As part of Christ’s body, we learn of God’s ways from the pastor and teachers who have been called to minister. Fellowship with one another is also a method the Lord uses in our sanctification as we encourage and hold each other accountable.
• Suffering. Painful circumstances teach us submission, humility, and dependence on God so we can emerge from the difficulty with deeper faith, greater spiritual maturity, and refined character.
The Lord is forming us into vessels that honor and reflect Him. Are you yielding to His shaping tools?
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Isaiah 46-49
THOUGHT FOR TODAY: What are the tools God is using to mold you into His work of art?
In Touch Daily Devotional 3 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 3 August 2022