In Touch Ministries

Dr. Charles Stanley

The Power of a Discerning Spirit, Part 1

August 30, 2017
00:00 24:30

Oftentimes, when life lacks clarity, we get lost. We can’t distinguish between good and evil, truth and fiction, or an outburst of anger and a cry for help. How do we find our way when things seem so confusing? What we need is a discerning spirit. Without it, we make unwise choices and miss out on opportunities for blessings. In this message, Dr. Stanley explains why we need spiritual discernment and how we can develop it. He shares how to: understand truthfully what God is saying to you. separate truth and error. avoid being deceived by sin. differentiate between what’s good and what’s best. distinguish between legalism and liberty. recognize when God’s speaking to you. give godly counsel. Discernment is a gift of God and is something we should pray for daily. But we don’t have to sit around waiting for it to appear. We can seek clarity by reading God’s Word and learning from those who teach sound biblical principles. Also, we can learn from our own experiences as well as the life lessons of others. You don’t have to go through life in a fog. Discover the peace and clarity that comes with developing a discerning spirit.

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In Touch Ministries is the broadcast teaching ministry of Dr. Charles Stanley.

About Dr. Charles Stanley

Dr. Charles F. 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."  

Because of this goal, Dr. Stanley’s teachings are transmitted as widely and effectively as possible. He can be heard weekly at First Baptist Church Atlanta, daily on “In Touch with Dr. Charles Stanley” radio and television broadcasts on more than 2,800 stations around the world, on the Internet at intouch.org, and through the In Touch Messenger Lab. Dr. Stanley’s inspiring messages are also published in two award-winning publications—In Touch devotional and In Touch Magazine—and in the more than sixty books he’s authored. 

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