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RSS | My Utmost For His Highest Daily Devotionals By Oswald Chambers

  • Out of the Wreck I Rise
    on May 19, 2022 at 5:00 am

    Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? —Romans 8:35God does not keep His child immune from trouble; He promises, “I will be with him in trouble…” (Psalm 91:15). It doesn’t matter how real or intense the adversities may be; nothing can ever separate him from his relationship to God. “In all these things we are more than conquerors…” (Romans…

  • Living Simply— Yet Focused
    on May 18, 2022 at 5:00 am

    Look at the birds of the air….Consider the lilies of the field… —Matthew 6:26, 28“Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin”— they simply are! Think of the sea, the air, the sun, the stars, and the moon— all of these simply are as well— yet what a ministry and service they render on our behalf! So often we…

  • His Ascension and Our Access
    on May 17, 2022 at 5:00 am

    It came to pass, while He blessed them, that He was parted from them and carried up into heaven. —Luke 24:51We have no experiences in our lives that correspond to the events in our Lord’s life after the transfiguration. From that moment forward His life was altogether substitutionary. Up to the time of the transfiguration, He had exhibited the normal, perfect life of a man. But from the transfiguration forward—…

  • The Habit of Recognizing...
    on May 16, 2022 at 5:00 am

    …you may be partakers of the divine nature… —2 Peter 1:4We are made “partakers of the divine nature,” receiving and sharing God’s own nature through His promises. Then we have to work that divine nature into our human nature by developing godly habits. The first habit to develop is the habit of recognizing God’s provision for us. We say, however,…

  • The Habit of Rising to the...
    on May 15, 2022 at 5:00 am

    …that you may know what is the hope of His calling… —Ephesians 1:18Remember that you have been saved so that the life of Jesus may be manifested in your body (see 2 Corinthians 4:10). Direct the total energy of your powers so that you may achieve everything your election as a child of God provides; rise every time to whatever occasion may come…

  • The Habit of Enjoying...
    on May 14, 2022 at 5:00 am

    …that the life of Jesus also may be manifested in our body. —2 Corinthians 4:10We have to develop godly habits to express what God’s grace has done in us. It is not just a question of being saved from hell, but of being saved so that “the life of Jesus also may be manifested in our body.” And it is adversity that makes us…

  • The Habit of Keeping a Clear...
    on May 13, 2022 at 5:00 am

    …strive to have a conscience without offense toward God and men. —Acts 24:16God’s commands to us are actually given to the life of His Son in us. Consequently, to our human nature in which God’s Son has been formed (see Galatians 4:19), His commands are difficult. But they become divinely easy once we obey. Conscience is that ability within me that attaches itself to…

  • The Habit of Having No Habits
    on May 12, 2022 at 5:00 am

    If these things are yours and abound, you will be neither barren nor unfruitful… —2 Peter 1:8When we first begin to form a habit, we are fully aware of it. There are times when we are aware of becoming virtuous and godly, but this awareness should only be a stage we quickly pass through as we grow spiritually. If we stop at this stage, we will…

  • “Love One Another”
    on May 11, 2022 at 5:00 am

    …add to your…brotherly kindness love. —2 Peter 1:5, 7Love is an indefinite thing to most of us; we don’t know what we mean when we talk about love. Love is the loftiest preference of one person for another, and spiritually Jesus demands that this sovereign preference be for Himself (see Luke 14:26). Initially, when “the love of God has…

  • Take the Initiative
    on May 10, 2022 at 5:00 am

    …add to your faith virtue… —2 Peter 1:5Add means that we have to do something. We are in danger of forgetting that we cannot do what God does, and that God will not do what we can do. We cannot save nor sanctify ourselves— God does that. But God will not give us good habits or character, and…