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MY UTMOST FOR HIS HIGHEST: DECEMBER 28

Continuous Conversion …unless you are converted and become as little children, you will by no means enter the kingdom of heaven. —Matthew 18:3 These words of our Lord refer to our initial conversion, but we should continue to turn to … Continue reading

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MY UTMOST FOR HIS HIGHEST: DECEMBER 12

Personality …that they may be one just as We are one… —John 17:22 Personality is the unique, limitless part of our life that makes us distinct from everyone else. It is too vast for us even to comprehend. An island … 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: DECEMBER 9

The Opposition of the Natural Those who are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. —Galatians 5:24 The natural life itself is not sinful. But we must abandon sin, having nothing to do with it in any … Continue reading

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MY UTMOST FOR HIS HIGHEST: NOVEMBER 28

The Riches of the Destitute …being justified freely by His grace… —Romans 3:24 The gospel of the grace of God awakens an intense longing in human souls and an equally intense resentment, because the truth that it reveals is not … Continue reading

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MY UTMOST FOR HIS HIGHEST: NOVEMBER 3

A Bondservant of Jesus I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me… —Galatians 2:20 These words mean the breaking and collapse of my independence brought about by my own hands, … Continue reading

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MY UTMOST FOR HIS HIGHEST: NOVEMBER 2

Obedience or Independence? If you love Me, keep My commandments. —John 14:15 Our Lord never insists on obedience. He stresses very definitely what we ought to do, but He never forces us to do it. We have to obey Him … Continue reading

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MY UTMOST FOR HIS HIGHEST: OCTOBER 7

The Nature of Reconciliation He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him. —2 Corinthians 5:21 Sin is a fundamental relationship— it is not wrong doing, but … Continue reading

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MY UTMOST FOR HIS HIGHEST: DECEMBER 28

Continuous Conversion …unless you are converted and become as little children, you will by no means enter the kingdom of heaven. —Matthew 18:3 These words of our Lord refer to our initial conversion, but we should continue to turn to … Continue reading

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MY UTMOST FOR HIS HIGHEST: DECEMBER 9

The Opposition of the Natural Those who are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. —Galatians 5:24 The natural life itself is not sinful. But we must abandon sin, having nothing to do with it in any … Continue reading

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