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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: NOVEMBER 2

On fasting The problem about avoiding our own pain admits a similar solution. Some ascetics have used self-torture. As a layman, I offer no opinion on the prudence of such a regimen; but I insist that, whatever its merits, self-torture … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: APRIL 9

On happiness What Satan put into the heads of our remote ancestors was the idea that they could “be like gods”—could set up on their own as if they had created themselves—be their own masters—invent some sort of happiness for … Continue reading

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MY UTMOST FOR HIS HIGHEST: NOVEMBER 7

The Undetected Sacredness of Circumstances We know that all things work together for good to those who love God… —Romans 8:28 The circumstances of a saint’s life are ordained of God. In the life of a saint there is no … Continue reading

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MY UTMOST FOR HIS HIGHEST: AUGUST 21

The Ministry of the Unnoticed Blessed are the poor in spirit… —Matthew 5:3 The New Testament notices things that do not seem worthy of notice by our standards. “Blessed are the poor in spirit….” This literally means, “Blessed are the … Continue reading

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MY UTMOST FOR HIS HIGHEST: AUGUST 18

Have You Ever Been Speechless with Sorrow? When he heard this, he became very sorrowful, for he was very rich. —Luke 18:23 The rich young ruler went away from Jesus speechless with sorrow, having nothing to say in response to … Continue reading

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MY UTMOST FOR HIS HIGHEST: AUGUST 4

The Brave Friendship of God He took the twelve aside… —Luke 18:31 Oh, the bravery of God in trusting us! Do you say, “But He has been unwise to choose me, because there is nothing good in me and I … Continue reading

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MY UTMOST FOR HIS HIGHEST: JULY 21

The Doorway to the Kingdom Blessed are the poor in spirit… —Matthew 5:3 Beware of thinking of our Lord as only a teacher. If Jesus Christ is only a teacher, then all He can do is frustrate me by setting … Continue reading

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MY UTMOST FOR HIS HIGHEST: JUNE 26

Drawing on the Grace of God — Now We…plead with you not to receive the grace of God in vain. —2 Corinthians 6:1 The grace you had yesterday will not be sufficient for today. Grace is the overflowing favor of … Continue reading

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MY UTMOST FOR HIS HIGHEST: JUNE 9

Then What’s Next To Do? Everyone who asks receives… —Luke 11:10 Ask if you have not received. There is nothing more difficult than asking. We will have yearnings and desires for certain things, and even suffer as a result of … Continue reading

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THE PURSUIT OF GOD: DAY 37

Chapter 9 Meekness and Rest (PART 1) Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth. —Matt. 5:5 A fairly accurate description of the human race might be furnished one unacquainted with it by taking the Beatitudes, turning them … Continue reading

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