The Supremacy of Jesus Christ

THE SUPREMACY OF JESUS CHRIST

He will glorify Me…

John 16:14

When I commit myself to the revealed truth of the New Testament, I receive from God the gift of the Holy Spirit, who then begins interpreting to me what Jesus did.  The Spirit of God does in me internally all that Jesus Christ did for me externally.

Oswald Chambers – My Utmost for His Highest

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“By the Grace of God I Am What I Am”

“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

There is only one relationship that really matters, and that is your personal relationship to your personal Redeemer and Lord.  If you maintain that at all costs, letting everything else go, God will fulfill His purpose through your life.  One individual life may be of priceless value to God’s purposes, and yours may be that life.

Oswald Chambers – My Utmost for His Highest

The Riches of the Destitute

THE RICHES OF THE DESTITUTE

…being justified freely by His grace….

Romans 3:24

We have to realize that we cannot earn or win anything from God through our own efforts.  Until we get there, our Lord is powerless.  He can do nothing for us as long as we think we are sufficient in and of ourselves.  We must enter into His kingdom through the door of destitution.

Oswald Chambers – My Utmost for His Highest

The Consecration of Spiritual Power

THE CONSECRATION OF SPIRITUAL POWER

…by whom the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world.

Galatians 6:14

We must never allow anything to interfere with the consecration of our spiritual power.  Consecration (being dedicated to God’s service) is our part; sanctification (being set apart from sin and being made holy) is God’s part.  We must make a deliberate determination to be interested only in what God is interested.

Oswald Chambers – My Utmost for His Highest

The Focal Point of Spiritual Power

THE FOCAL POINT OF SPIRITUAL POWER

…except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ….

Galatians 6:14

If you want to know the power of God (that is, the resurrection life of Jesus) in your human flesh, you must dwell on the tragedy of God.  Focus on the great point of spiritual power – the Cross.  If we stay in contact with that center of power, its energy is released in our lives.

Oswald Chambers – My Utmost for His Highest

The Secret of Spiritual Consistency

THE SECRET OF SPIRITUAL CONSISTENCY

God forbid that I should boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ….

Galatians 6:14

Most of us are not consistent spiritually because we are more concerned about being consistent externally.  State your beliefs to yourself again.  Get back to the foundation of the Cross of Christ, doing away with any belief not based on it.

Oswald Chambers – My Utmost for His Highest

Direction of Focus

DIRECTION OF FOCUS

Behold, as the eyes of servants look to the hand of their masters…, so our eyes look to the Lord our God….

Psalm 123:2

Our spiritual strength begins to be drained when we stop lifting our eyes t to Him.  Our stamina is sapped, not so much through external troubles surrounding us but through problems in our thinking.  We have to realize that no effort can be too high.

Oswald Chambers – My Utmost for His Highest