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Live thoughtfully.


Psalm 25:8-15

Are you living thoughtfully or automatically? It’s easy to get up each morning, do our work, enjoy some relaxation or entertainment, and fall into bed each night without giving any thought to God’s involvement in our lives. When we look for God’s footprints in our days, we discover the scope of His involvement in our life. Each night before you go to sleep, take some time to reflect on the day’s activities. Know that the Lord is constantly with you, guarding you and offering guidance. He wants you to understand life from His perspective as you rely on His wisdom and power to face any challenge.

Commentary from the In Touch devotional by Charles Stanley, April 19, 2022.

Joy and Healing


Now and again we’re all bound to feel hurt by others. However, God doesn’t want us to be trapped by the hurts we’ve suffered. Nor does He want us to be so crushed by our experiences that we feel worthless. Those who know the Savior will find comfort, healing, and trust in the Father’s love. Then, painful experiences can make us more like Jesus so we can glorify Him with our responses.

Commentary from the In Touch devotional by Charles Stanley, March 18, 2022.

The good things in life


God defines life’s good things quite differently than we do, and they’re achieved only by seeking Him. When we make the Lord our top priority, He gives truly good things, such as intimacy with Him, satisfaction, joy, and divine help.

Commentary from the In Touch devotional by Charles Stanley, November 5, 2021.

Heed Instruction

In our individualistic society, we may think we don’t need anyone’s help in making decisions, forming convictions, or distinguishing truth from error. But such self-reliance doesn’t lead to true wisdom and spiritual discernment. To know the Lord’s mind about a matter, we must rely on His Word. In the pages of Scripture, God has revealed who His is, how He works, and the way His followers are to deepen both their understanding and their relationship with Him.

Commentary from the In Touch devotional by Charles Stanley, January 5, 2021.

What is He doing?

Do you ever look at your circumstances and see no possible way the Lord could bring something good from them? What benefit could come from illness, unemployment, a broken family, or other difficulties? While we can’t always understand what God is doing, there is one thing we can do – trust Him to use our situation for His own glorious purposes.

When we view life from God’s perspective, every hardship becomes an opportunity to trust His good purpose, fully depend on Him, and respond in a manner that glorifies and exalts Christ.

Commentary from the In Touch devotional by Charles Stanley, August 19, 2020.

A Good Question

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Take a moment to clear your mind, and breathe.  Now ask yourself this question with the intention of being completely honest:  What am I seeking most in life?

The majority of people in the world are seeking things they will never be able to keep once this lifetime is over.  However, true fulfillment comes only through a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, and that is eternal.  Like Josiah in 2 Chronicles 34, we too can seek that relationship with the Lord.  It requires a desire to …

Find out what He is like.  Examining God’s Word in depth gives us more understanding of who God is and how He relates to His creation.

Fellowship with Him intimately.  Spending time alone with God reorients out heart with His, but it must be quality time-consistent, alone, quiet, and unhurried.

Follow Him more closely.  The more you allow the Holy Spirit to work His Word into your heart, the more you will want to obey and please our heavenly Father.

These three things undoubtedly bring us closer to God, but we have to make the decision to pursue them.  Do you want to seek God?  Let us resolve to know and love Him more today, and turn to Him for help.

Commentary from the In Touch Devotional, by Charles Stanley, April 1, 2020.

For more information about how to have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, read the information I have posted at the tab “Jesus”, the second tab at the top of the page on the main website for this blog.  Take care.