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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: JANUARY 16

If the world exists not chiefly that we may love God but that God may love us, yet that very fact, on a deeper level, is so for our sakes. If He who in Himself can lack nothing chooses to … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: JANUARY 1

When you come to knowing God, the initiative lies on His side. If He does not show Himself, nothing you can do will enable you to find Him. And, in fact, He shows much more of Himself to some people … Continue reading

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DAILY HOPE: MARCH 2

Restoring Relationships: Take the Initiative “If you enter your place of worship and, about to make an offering, you suddenly remember a grudge a friend has against you, abandon your offering, leave immediately, go to this friend and make things … Continue reading

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MY UTMOST FOR HIS HIGHEST: AUGUST 11

This Experience Must Come Elijah went up by a whirlwind into heaven. And Elisha…saw him no more. —2 Kings 2:11-12 It is not wrong for you to depend on your “Elijah” for as long as God gives him to you. … Continue reading

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MY UTMOST FOR HIS HIGHEST: JULY 11

The Spiritually Vigorous Saint …that I may know Him… —Philippians 3:10 A saint is not to take the initiative toward self-realization, but toward knowing Jesus Christ. A spiritually vigorous saint never believes that his circumstances simply happen at random, nor … Continue reading

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MY UTMOST FOR HIS HIGHEST: MAY 10

Take the Initiative …add to your faith virtue… —2 Peter 1:5 Add means that we have to do something. We are in danger of forgetting that we cannot do what God does, and that God will not do what we … Continue reading

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MY UTMOST FOR HIS HIGHEST: MAY 9

Reaching Beyond Our Grasp Where there is no revelation [or prophetic vision], the people cast off restraint… —Proverbs 29:18 There is a difference between holding on to a principle and having a vision. A principle does not come from moral … Continue reading

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MY UTMOST FOR HIS HIGHEST: FEBRUARY 20

Taking the Initiative Against Daydreaming Arise, let us go from here. —John 14:31 Daydreaming 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 … Continue reading

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MY UTMOST FOR HIS HIGHEST: FEBRUARY 19

Taking the Initiative Against Drudgery Arise, shine… —Isaiah 60:1 When 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 … Continue reading

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MY UTMOST FOR HIS HIGHEST: FEBRUARY 18

Taking the Initiative Against Despair Rise, let us be going. —Matthew 26:46 In 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 … Continue reading

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