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

  • Vision and Darkness
    on January 19, 2021 at 5:00 am

    When the sun was going down, a deep sleep fell upon Abram; and behold, horror and great darkness fell upon him. —Genesis 15:12Whenever God gives a vision to a Christian, it is as if He puts him in “the shadow of His hand” (Isaiah 49:2). The saint’s duty is to be still and listen. There is a “darkness” that comes from too much light— that is the time to listen. The story…

  • “It Is the Lord!”
    on January 18, 2021 at 5:00 am

    Thomas answered and said to Him, "My Lord and my God!" —John 20:28“Jesus said to her, ‘Give Me a drink’ ” (John 4:7). How many of us are expecting Jesus Christ to quench our thirst when we should be satisfying Him! We should be pouring out our lives, investing our total beings, not drawing on Him to satisfy us. “You shall be…

  • The Call of the Natural Life
    on January 17, 2021 at 5:00 am

    When it pleased God…to reveal His Son in me… —Galatians 1:15-16The call of God is not a call to serve Him in any particular way. My contact with the nature of God will shape my understanding of His call and will help me realize what I truly desire to do for Him. The call of God is an expression of…

  • The Voice of the Nature of...
    on January 16, 2021 at 5:00 am

    I heard the voice of the Lord, saying: "Whom shall I send, and who will go for Us?" —Isaiah 6:8When we talk about the call of God, we often forget the most important thing, namely, the nature of Him who calls. There are many things calling each of us today. Some of these calls will be answered, and others will not even be heard. The call is the expression…

  • Do You Walk In White?
    on January 15, 2021 at 5:00 am

    We were buried with Him…that just as Christ was raised from the dead…even so we also should walk in newness of life. —Romans 6:4No one experiences complete sanctification without going through a “white funeral” — the burial of the old life. If there has never been this crucial moment of change through death, sanctification will never be more than an elusive dream. There must be a “white funeral,” a death with only one…

  • Called By God
    on January 14, 2021 at 5:00 am

    I heard the voice of the Lord, saying: "Whom shall I send, and who will go for Us?" Then I said, "Here am I! Send me." —Isaiah 6:8God did not direct His call to Isaiah— Isaiah overheard God saying, “…who will go for Us?” The call of God is not just for a select few but for everyone. Whether I hear God’s call or not depends on the condition of my ears, and exactly what I hear…

  • Have You Ever Been Alone...
    on January 13, 2021 at 5:00 am

    When He was alone…the twelve asked Him about the parable. —Mark 4:10His Solitude with Us. When God gets us alone through suffering, heartbreak, temptation, disappointment, sickness, or by thwarted desires, a broken friendship, or a new friendship— when He gets us absolutely alone, and we are totally speechless, unable to ask even one question, then He begins to teach us. Notice Jesus…

  • Have You Ever Been Alone...
    on January 12, 2021 at 5:00 am

    When they were alone, He explained all things to His disciples. —Mark 4:34Our Solitude with Him. Jesus doesn’t take us aside and explain things to us all the time; He explains things to us as we are able to understand them. The lives of others are examples for us, but God requires us to examine our own souls. It is slow work— so…

  • What My Obedience to God...
    on January 11, 2021 at 5:00 am

    As they led Him away, they laid hold of a certain man, Simon…, and on him they laid the cross that he might bear it after Jesus. —Luke 23:26If we obey God, it is going to cost other people more than it costs us, and that is where the pain begins. If we are in love with our Lord, obedience does not cost us anything— it is a delight. But to those who do not love Him, our…

  • The Opened Sight
    on January 10, 2021 at 5:00 am

    I now send you, to open their eyes…that they may receive forgiveness of sins… —Acts 26:17-18This verse is the greatest example of the true essence of the message of a disciple of Jesus Christ in all of the New Testament. God’s first sovereign work of grace is summed up in the words, “…that they may receive forgiveness of sins….” When a person fails in his personal…