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

  • Don’t Hurt the Lord
    on April 21, 2021 at 5:00 am

    Have I been with you so long, and yet you have not known Me, Philip? —John 14:9Our Lord must be repeatedly astounded at us— astounded at how “un-simple” we are. It is our own opinions that make us dense and slow to understand, but when we are simple we are never dense; we have discernment all the time. Philip expected the future revelation of a tremendous…

  • Can a Saint Falsely Accuse...
    on April 20, 2021 at 5:00 am

    All the promises of God in Him are Yes, and in Him Amen… —2 Corinthians 1:20Jesus’ parable of the talents recorded in Matthew 25:14-30  was a warning that it is possible for us to misjudge our capacities. This parable has nothing to do with natural gifts and abilities, but relates to the gift of the Holy Spirit as He was first given at Pentecost. We must never…

  • Beware of the Least Likely...
    on April 19, 2021 at 5:00 am

    Joab had defected to Adonijah, though he had not defected to Absalom. —1 Kings 2:28Joab withstood the greatest test of his life, remaining absolutely loyal to David by not turning to follow after the fascinating and ambitious Absalom. Yet toward the end of his life he turned to follow after the weak and cowardly Adonijah. Always remain alert to the fact that where one…

  • Readiness
    on April 18, 2021 at 5:00 am

    God called to him….And he said, "Here I am." —Exodus 3:4When God speaks, many of us are like people in a fog, and we give no answer. Moses’ reply to God revealed that he knew where he was and that he was ready. Readiness means having a right relationship to God and having the knowledge of where we are. We…

  • All or Nothing?
    on April 17, 2021 at 5:00 am

    When Simon Peter heard that it was the Lord, he put on his outer garment…and plunged into the sea. —John 21:7Have you ever had a crisis in your life in which you deliberately, earnestly, and recklessly abandoned everything? It is a crisis of the will. You may come to that point many times externally, but it will amount to nothing. The true deep crisis of abandonment, or total surrender, is…

  • Can You Come Down From the...
    on April 16, 2021 at 5:00 am

    While you have the light, believe in the light… —John 12:36We all have moments when we feel better than ever before, and we say, “I feel fit for anything; if only I could always be like this!” We are not meant to be. Those moments are moments of insight which we have to live up to even when we do…

  • The Failure To Pay Close...
    on April 15, 2021 at 5:00 am

    The high places were not removed from Israel. Nevertheless the heart of Asa was loyal all his days. —2 Chronicles 15:17Asa was not completely obedient in the outward, visible areas of his life. He was obedient in what he considered the most important areas, but he was not entirely right. Beware of ever thinking, “Oh, that thing in my life doesn’t matter much.” The fact that it doesn’t matter much…

  • Inner Invincibility
    on April 14, 2021 at 5:00 am

    Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me… —Matthew 11:29“Whom the Lord loves He chastens…” (Hebrews 12:6). How petty our complaining is! Our Lord begins to bring us to the point where we can have fellowship with Him, only to hear us moan and groan, saying, “Oh Lord, just let me be like other people!” Jesus is asking us…

  • What To Do When Your Burden...
    on April 13, 2021 at 5:00 am

    Cast your burden on the Lord… —Psalm 55:22We must recognize the difference between burdens that are right for us to bear and burdens that are wrong. We should never bear the burdens of sin or doubt, but there are some burdens placed on us by God which He does not intend to lift off. God wants us…

  • Complete and Effective...
    on April 12, 2021 at 5:00 am

    Death no longer has dominion over Him.…the life that He lives, He lives to God. Likewise you also, reckon yourselves to be dead indeed to sin, but alive to God… —Romans 6:9-11Co-Eternal Life. Eternal life is the life which Jesus Christ exhibited on the human level. And it is this same life, not simply a copy of it, which is made evident in our mortal flesh when we are born again. Eternal life is not a gift from God; eternal life is…