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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: NOVEMBER 7

An ordinary simple Christian kneels down to say his prayers. He is trying to get into touch with God. But if he is a Christian he knows that what is prompting him to pray is also God: God, so to … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: SEPTEMBER 17

TO MRS. RAY GARRETT: On the real program of the spiritual life—living in the present moment. 12 September 1960 The whole lesson of my life has been that no ‘methods of stimulation’ are of any lasting use. They are indeed … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: APRIL 5

TO MARY MARGARET McCASLIN: On how, after weathering a bereavement, one feels abandoned by God; on how God works on our behalf even when we feel He is inactive; and on the necessity of continuing to use the ordinary means … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: JANUARY 21

TO BEDE GRIFFITHS: On fortitude and trust in God in the face of war; and on ecumenical differences. 29 April 1938 I have been in considerable trouble over the present danger of war. Twice in one life—and then to find … Continue reading

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DAILY HOPE: APRIL 7

Three Things That Keep Us from Hearing God “The seed that fell among thorns stands for those who hear, but as they go on their way they are choked by life’s worries, riches and pleasures, and they do not mature” … 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 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: NOVEMBER 18

Winning into Freedom If the Son makes you free, you shall be free indeed. —John 8:36 If there is even a trace of individual self-satisfaction left in us, it always says, “I can’t surrender,” or “I can’t be free.” But … 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: OCTOBER 30

Faith Without faith it is impossible to please Him… —Hebrews 11:6 Faith in active opposition to common sense is mistaken enthusiasm and narrow-mindedness, and common sense in opposition to faith demonstrates a mistaken reliance on reason as the basis for … Continue reading

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