My Utmost for His Highest  – Daily Devotional by Oswald Chambers

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  • The Delight of Sacrifice
    on February 24, 2021 at 5:00 am

    I will very gladly spend and be spent for your souls… —2 Corinthians 12:15Once “the love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit,” we deliberately begin to identify ourselves with Jesus Christ’s interests and purposes in others’ lives (Romans 5:5). And Jesus has an interest in every individual person. We have no right in Christian service to…

  • The Determination to Serve
    on February 23, 2021 at 5:00 am

    The Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve… —Matthew 20:28Jesus also said, “Yet I am among you as the One who serves” (Luke 22:27). Paul’s idea of service was the same as our Lord’s— “…ourselves your bondservants for Jesus’ sake” (2 Corinthians 4:5). We somehow have the idea that a person called to the ministry is called to be…

  • The Discipline of Spiritual Perseverance
    on February 22, 2021 at 5:00 am

    Be still, and know that I am God… —Psalm 46:10Perseverance is more than endurance. It is endurance combined with absolute assurance and certainty that what we are looking for is going to happen. Perseverance means more than just hanging on, which may be only exposing our fear of letting go and falling. Perseverance is our supreme effort of refusing…

  • Do You Really Love Him?
    on February 21, 2021 at 5:00 am

    She has done a good work for Me. —Mark 14:6If what we call love doesn’t take us beyond ourselves, it is not really love. If we have the idea that love is characterized as cautious, wise, sensible, shrewd, and never taken to extremes, we have missed the true meaning. This may describe affection and it may bring us a…

  • Taking the Initiative Against Daydreaming
    on February 20, 2021 at 5:00 am

    Arise, let us go from here. —John 14:31Daydreaming about something in order to do it properly is right, but daydreaming about it when we should be doing it is wrong. In this passage, after having said these wonderful things to His disciples, we might have expected our Lord to tell them to go away and meditate over…

  • Taking the Initiative Against Drudgery
    on February 19, 2021 at 5:00 am

    Arise, shine… —Isaiah 60:1When it comes to taking the initiative against drudgery, we have to take the first step as though there were no God. There is no point in waiting for God to help us— He will not. But once we arise, immediately we find He is there. Whenever God gives us…

  • Taking the Initiative Against Despair
    on February 18, 2021 at 5:00 am

    Rise, let us be going. —Matthew 26:46In the Garden of Gethsemane, the disciples went to sleep when they should have stayed awake, and once they realized what they had done it produced despair. The sense of having done something irreversible tends to make us despair. We say, “Well, it’s all over and ruined now; what’s the…