Trust and Obey – Charles Stanley Daily Devotion (August-12-2020)

Wednesday, 12 August 2020 04:19

Charles Stanley (August-12-2020) Daily Devotion: Trust and Obey. 

Faith and obedience are traveling companions heading to the same destination of pleasing and glorifying the Lord. They grow together simultaneously as they are practiced but wither if neglected. Therefore, God sometimes brings new challenges into our lives to strengthen our trust and submission to Him. 

Elijah was a prophet who had proven himself faithful to the Lord. Even when he was told to appear before King Ahab who was seeking to kill him, he obeyed. Obadiah was another faithful servant of God who had rescued other prophets, but when Elijah told him to report his presence to Ahab, Obadiah feared for his life.

Fear short-circuits faith when we begin to doubt that God’s way is really best. If we allow anxiety to gain a foothold in our mind, we’ll respond by refusing to do what the Lord says. The result is a change of traveling companions. Instead of faith and obedience, we start walking with doubt and rebellion.

Great faith begins with small steps. When you follow God’s Word, an ever-increasing cycle of faith and obedience begins. Don’t let fear rob you of the blessings God has planned for your life.

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Trust and Obey – Charles Stanley Daily Devotion (August-12-2020)
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  • Comment Link Ron Wednesday, 12 August 2020 19:21 posted by Ron

    I so look forward to the daily devotional. Can you please tell me what Bible Dr. Stanley uses. I have a Ryrie Study Bible that I inherited from my Dad who got it from a family friend. I love it, but I would also like the one Dr. Stanley uses. I get a little lost if I try to follow him on Sunday, and the words are just a bit different depending on the verse. As usual, I pray God will Bless Dr. Stanley and the Ministry of his Church. One day I hope to be able to come to Atlanta and actually attend and then meet him.

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Charles Stanley

Charles Frazier Stanley (born September 25, 1932) is the senior pastor of First Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia. He is the founder and president of In Touch Ministries and also served two one-year terms as president of the Southern Baptist Convention from 1984 to 1986. He has an evangelical and dispensationalist theology. Charles Frazier Stanley was born on September 25, 1932, in Dry Fork, Pittsylvania County, Virginia, just nine months bef ...