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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: SEPTEMBER 1

TO MARGARET DENEKE: On the death of her husband, Paul Benecke, Lewis’s old history tutor and a Fellow at Magdalen College. 3 October 1944 It will give me great pleasure to come to lunch at one o’clock on Oct. 30th. … Continue reading

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MY UTMOST FOR HIS HIGHEST: DECEMBER 2

Christian Perfection Not that I have already attained, or am already perfect… —Philippians 3:12 It is a trap to presume that God wants to make us perfect specimens of what He can do— God’s purpose is to make us one … Continue reading

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MY UTMOST FOR HIS HIGHEST: NOVEMBER 30

“By the Grace of God I Am What I Am” By the grace of God I am what I am, and His grace toward me was not in vain… —1 Corinthians 15:10 The way we continually talk about our own … Continue reading

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MY UTMOST FOR HIS HIGHEST: NOVEMBER 15

“What Is That to You?” Peter…said to Jesus, “But Lord, what about this man?” Jesus said to him, “…what is that to you? You follow Me.” —John 21:21-22 One of the hardest lessons to learn comes from our stubborn refusal … 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: 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: 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: SEPTEMBER 26

The “Go” of Reconciliation If you…remember that your brother has something against you… —Matthew 5:23 This verse says, “If you bring your gift to the altar, and there remember that your brother has something against you….” It is not saying, … Continue reading

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MY UTMOST FOR HIS HIGHEST: AUGUST 30

Usefulness or Relationship? Do not rejoice in this, that the spirits are subject to you, but rather rejoice because your names are written in heaven. —Luke 10:20 Jesus Christ is saying here, “Don’t rejoice in your successful service for Me, … Continue reading

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