Read In Touch Daily Devotional For October 2, 2023 – Sunday Daily Devotional Message Written Dr. Charles Stanley
TOPIC: Living Out Our Faith
TODAY’S SCRIPTURE: John 1:12; John 3:16-17
It’s easy to say that we believe in God, even at times that our heart remains far from Him. That’s a factor of the human condition—not something to punish ourselves over. But it’s wise to be honest with ourselves and the Lord about where we are in our relationship with Him. That’s the best way to move forward and fully experience His peace and joy.
Toward that end, it’s helpful to remember that the simple, basic elements of our faith are more than just simple and basic. They’re profound, transformational realities—not just good or correct thoughts we “believe in.” As Christians, we believe with our whole being. And we grow in faith by regularly including these activities in our routine, as taught in God’s Word:
- Talking to the Lord.
- Sitting quietly and listening for the Holy Spirit.
- Reading the Bible with an open heart and mind.
- Reviewing the core beliefs and principles of our faith.
- Fellowshipping with others who know Christ.
The walk of faith needn’t be more complicated than that, whether you’ve known Christ for two months or 20 years. Find a healthy rhythm of doing these things, without worrying about how you’re performing. You’ll see how rich simple faith truly is.
Bible in One Year: Malachi 1-4
Thought for the Day: Do you feel far from God? Maybe it’s time to get back to the basics.
In Touch Daily Devotional 2nd October 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.