In Touch - Nov. 15, 2006
In Touch Daily Devotional
by Dr. Charles Stanley
God Knows Your Needs
Have you ever noticed how some mothers can manage three and four energetic children so easily? It’s an amazing sight.
In the midst of a whirlwind of activity, this seasoned pro intuitively meets the needs of her kids. A meal is served, spills are avoided, noses are wiped, shoelaces are tied, and hugs are distributed—all at the same time! Clearly, such a mother knows the needs of her family, even when the children cannot express them.
Sometimes it is difficult for us to think of ourselves as children. When we see needy little ones running around, we cannot imagine that we often look and act the same way, only in grown-up bodies. Fortunately, we, too, have a Parent who already knows our needs. And yet, we often explain every detail of our problems to Him so that He can get a more accurate view of how to provide for us.
Isn’t it strange? If you asked most Christians whether they thought God was all-knowing, they would respond, “Of course!” However, if you could listen to their prayers you would probably often discover long, complicated explanations of why they need His help.
Jesus reminds us that “your Father knows what you need before you ask Him” (Matthew 6:7-8). So don’t spend all of your prayer time repeating yourself or explaining everything in unnecessary detail to God. Instead, simply ask Him to speak to your listening heart. Remember, He’s already got the answer. Give Him the opportunity to share it with you.
God’s ways are always perfect, and following them leads to fulfillment and success. One of life’s undeniable truths is that your choices will ultimately determine your future. While you can decide for yourself what career field to enter or who to marry, nothing compares with seeking God first and relying on the wonderful principles of His Word. In this series, Dr. Stanley teaches that as you serve God and seek His ways, you’ll be blessed with peace, wisdom, and guidance for the journey ahead. Order here now!