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

  • Look Again and Think
    on January 27, 2021 at 5:00 am

    Do not worry about your life… —Matthew 6:25A warning which needs to be repeated is that “the cares of this world and the deceitfulness of riches,” and the lust for other things, will choke out the life of God in us (Matthew 13:22). We are never free from the recurring waves of this invasion. If the frontline…

  • Look Again and Consecrate
    on January 26, 2021 at 5:00 am

    If God so clothes the grass of the field…, will He not much more clothe you…? —Matthew 6:30A simple statement of Jesus is always a puzzle to us because we will not be simple. How can we maintain the simplicity of Jesus so that we may understand Him? By receiving His Spirit, recognizing and relying on Him, and obeying Him as He brings us the truth of…

  • Leave Room for God
    on January 25, 2021 at 5:00 am

    When it pleased God… —Galatians 1:15As servants of God, we must learn to make room for Him— to give God “elbow room.” We plan and figure and predict that this or that will happen, but we forget to make room for God to come in as He chooses. Would we be surprised if God came…

  • God’s Overpowering Purpose
    on January 24, 2021 at 5:00 am

    I have appeared to you for this purpose… —Acts 26:16The vision Paul had on the road to Damascus was not a passing emotional experience, but a vision that had very clear and emphatic directions for him. And Paul stated, “I was not disobedient to the heavenly vision” (Acts 26:19). Our Lord said to Paul, in effect, “Your whole life…

  • Transformed by Beholding
    on January 23, 2021 at 5:00 am

    We all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image… —2 Corinthians 3:18The greatest characteristic a Christian can exhibit is this completely unveiled openness before God, which allows that person’s life to become a mirror for others. When the Spirit fills us, we are transformed, and by beholding God we become mirrors. You can always tell when someone has been beholding the…

  • Am I Looking To God?
    on January 22, 2021 at 5:00 am

    Look to Me, and be saved… —Isaiah 45:22Do we expect God to come to us with His blessings and save us? He says, “Look to Me, and be saved….” The greatest difficulty spiritually is to concentrate on God, and His blessings are what make it so difficult. Troubles almost always make us look to God, but His blessings…

  • Recall What God Remembers
    on January 21, 2021 at 5:00 am

    Thus says the Lord: "I remember…the kindness of your youth…" —Jeremiah 2:2Am I as spontaneously kind to God as I used to be, or am I only expecting God to be kind to me? Does everything in my life fill His heart with gladness, or do I constantly complain because things don’t seem to be going my way? A person who…

  • Are You Fresh for Everything?
    on January 20, 2021 at 5:00 am

    Jesus answered and said to him, "Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God." —John 3:3Sometimes we are fresh and eager to attend a prayer meeting, but do we feel that same freshness for such mundane tasks as polishing shoes? Being born again by the Spirit is an unmistakable work of God, as mysterious as the wind, and as surprising as God Himself. We don’t know…

  • 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…