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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: OCTOBER 6

Screwtape advises Wormwood on using time to wear down a soul: The Enemy has guarded him from you through the first great wave of temptations. But, if only he can be kept alive, you have time itself for your ally. … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: OCTOBER 1

TO DON GIOVANNI CALABRIA, who had sent Lewis the Litany of Humility composed by Cardinal Merry del Val: On the danger of being too aware of global worries and of forgetting to help Christ in the people close at hand; … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: SEPTEMBER 5

I am a democrat because I believe that no man or group of men is good enough to be trusted with uncontrolled power over others. And the higher the pretensions of such power, the more dangerous I think it both … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: FEBRUARY 27

TO MARY NEYLAN: On troughs; on believing as an intellectual assent and as a psychological state; the despair of overcoming chronic temptations; and on how God likes to be asked. Lewis discloses that, at the direction of Father Adams, he … Continue reading

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MY UTMOST FOR HIS HIGHEST: SEPTEMBER 19

Are You Going on With Jesus? You are those who have continued with Me in My trials. —Luke 22:28 It is true that Jesus Christ is with us through our temptations, but are we going on with Him through His … Continue reading

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MY UTMOST FOR HIS HIGHEST: SEPTEMBER 18

His Temptation and Ours We do not have a High Priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but was in all points tempted as we are, yet without sin. —Hebrews 4:15 Until we are born again, the only kind of … Continue reading

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MY UTMOST FOR HIS HIGHEST: SEPTEMBER 17

Is There Good in Temptation? No temptation has overtaken you except such as is common to man… —1 Corinthians 10:13 The word temptation has come to mean something bad to us today, but we tend to use the word in … Continue reading

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MY UTMOST FOR HIS HIGHEST: JULY 6

Visions Becoming Reality The parched ground shall become a pool… —Isaiah 35:7 We always have a vision of something before it actually becomes real to us. When we realize that the vision is real, but is not yet real in … Continue reading

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MORNING AND EVENING: NOVEMBER 25

MORNING “To preach deliverance to the captives.” Luke 4:18 None but Jesus can give deliverance to captives. Real liberty cometh from him only. It is a liberty righteously bestowed; for the Son, who is Heir of all things, has a … Continue reading

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MORNING AND EVENING: SEPTEMBER 21

MORNING “I will rejoice over them to do them good.” Jeremiah 32:41 How heart-cheering to the believer is the delight which God has in his saints! We cannot see any reason in ourselves why the Lord should take pleasure in … Continue reading

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