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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: FEBRUARY 28

On depression My own idea, for what it is worth, is that all sadness which is not either arising from the repentance of a concrete sin and hastening towards concrete amendment or restitution, or else arising from pity and hastening … Continue reading

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DAILY HOPE: FEBRUARY 10

How to Deal with What You Feel “To be controlled by human nature results in death; to be controlled by the Spirit results in life and peace. . . . Those who obey their human nature cannot please God” (Romans … Continue reading

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MY UTMOST FOR HIS HIGHEST: DECEMBER 11

Individuality Jesus said to His disciples, “If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself…” —Matthew 16:24 Individuality is the hard outer layer surrounding the inner spiritual life. Individuality shoves others aside, separating and isolating people. We see … Continue reading

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MY UTMOST FOR HIS HIGHEST: OCTOBER 21

Impulsiveness or Discipleship? But you, beloved, building yourselves up on your most holy faith… —Jude 20 There was nothing of the nature of impulsive or thoughtless action about our Lord, but only a calm strength that never got into a … Continue reading

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MY UTMOST FOR HIS HIGHEST: SEPTEMBER 18

His Temptation and Ours We do not have a High Priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but was in all points tempted as we are, yet without sin. —Hebrews 4:15 Until we are born again, the only kind of … Continue reading

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MY UTMOST FOR HIS HIGHEST: SEPTEMBER 9

Do It Yourself (2) …bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ… —2 Corinthians 10:5 Determinedly Discipline Other Things. This is another difficult aspect of the strenuous nature of sainthood. Paul said, according to the Moffatt translation of … Continue reading

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MY UTMOST FOR HIS HIGHEST: SEPTEMBER 8

Do It Yourself (1) …casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God… —2 Corinthians 10:5 Determinedly Demolish Some Things. Deliverance from sin is not the same as deliverance from human nature. There are … Continue reading

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MY UTMOST FOR HIS HIGHEST: AUGUST 9

Prayer in the Father’s Hearing Jesus lifted up His eyes and said, “Father, I thank You that You have heard Me.” —John 11:41 When the Son of God prays, He is mindful and consciously aware of only His Father. God … Continue reading

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MY UTMOST FOR HIS HIGHEST: JULY 24

His Nature and Our Motives …unless your righteousness exceeds the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, you will by no means enter the kingdom of heaven. —Matthew 5:20 The characteristic of a disciple is not that he does good things, … Continue reading

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MY UTMOST FOR HIS HIGHEST: JUNE 24

Reconciling Yourself to the Fact of Sin This is your hour, and the power of darkness. —Luke 22:53 Not being reconciled to the fact of sin— not recognizing it and refusing to deal with it— produces all the disasters in … Continue reading

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