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

  • Is God’s Will My Will?
    on October 20, 2021 at 5:00 am

    This is the will of God, your sanctification… —1 Thessalonians 4:3Sanctification is not a question of whether God is willing to sanctify me— is it my will? Am I willing to let God do in me everything that has been made possible through the atonement of the Cross of Christ? Am I willing to let Jesus become sanctification to me, and…

  • The Unheeded Secret
    on October 19, 2021 at 5:00 am

    Jesus answered, "My kingdom is not of this world." —John 18:36The great enemy of the Lord Jesus Christ today is the idea of practical work that has no basis in the New Testament but comes from the systems of the world. This work insists upon endless energy and activities, but no private life with God. The emphasis is put on…

  • The Key to the...
    on October 18, 2021 at 5:00 am

    …they went forth for His name’s sake… —3 John 7Our Lord told us how our love for Him is to exhibit itself when He asked, “Do you love Me?” (John 21:17). And then He said, “Feed My sheep.” In effect, He said, “Identify yourself with My interests in other people,” not, “Identify Me with your interests in other people.” 1 Corinthians 13:4-8 shows us the…

  • The Key of the Greater Work
    on October 17, 2021 at 5:00 am

    …I say to you, he who believes in Me,…greater works than these he will do, because I go to My Father. —John 14:12Prayer does not equip us for greater works— prayer is the greater work. Yet we think of prayer as some commonsense exercise of our higher powers that simply prepares us for God’s work. In the teachings of Jesus Christ, prayer is the working of the miracle of redemption in me,…

  • The Key to the Master’s...
    on October 16, 2021 at 5:00 am

    Pray the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest. —Matthew 9:38The key to the missionary’s difficult task is in the hand of God, and that key is prayer, not work— that is, not work as the word is commonly used today, which often results in the shifting of our focus away from God. The key to the missionary’s difficult task…

  • The Key to the...
    on October 15, 2021 at 5:00 am

    He Himself is the propitiation for our sins, and not for ours only but also for the whole world. —1 John 2:2The key to the missionary’s message is the propitiation of Christ Jesus— His sacrifice for us that completely satisfied the wrath of God. Look at any other aspect of Christ’s work, whether it is healing, saving, or sanctifying, and you will see that there is nothing limitless about those. But—…

  • The Key to the...
    on October 14, 2021 at 5:00 am

    Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, "All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations…" —Matthew 28:18-19The key to the missionary’s work is the authority of Jesus Christ, not the needs of the lost. We are inclined to look on our Lord as one who assists us in our endeavors for God. Yet our Lord places Himself as the absolute sovereign and supreme Lord over His…

  • Individual Discouragement...
    on October 13, 2021 at 5:00 am

    …when Moses was grown…he went out to his brethren and looked at their burdens. —Exodus 2:11Moses saw the oppression of his people and felt certain that he was the one to deliver them, and in the righteous indignation of his own spirit he started to right their wrongs. After he launched his first strike for God and for what was right, God allowed Moses to…

  • Getting into God’s Stride
    on October 12, 2021 at 5:00 am

    Enoch walked with God… —Genesis 5:24The true test of a person’s spiritual life and character is not what he does in the extraordinary moments of life, but what he does during the ordinary times when there is nothing tremendous or exciting happening. A person’s worth is revealed in his attitude toward the ordinary things of…

  • God’s Silence— Then What?
    on October 11, 2021 at 5:00 am

    When He heard that he was sick, He stayed two more days in the place where He was. —John 11:6Has God trusted you with His silence— a silence that has great meaning? God’s silences are actually His answers. Just think of those days of absolute silence in the home at Bethany! Is there anything comparable to those days in your life? Can God trust you like that, or are…