My Utmost for His Highest – February 28, 2017

“DO YOU NOW BELIEVE?”

“By this we believe….”  Jesus answered them, “Do you now believe?”  John 16:30, 31

Our soul has gotten out of intimate contact with God by leaning on its own religious understanding.  We should get in the habit of continually seeking His counsel on everything, instead of making our own commonsense decisions and then asking Him to bless them.

Oswald Chambers

My Utmost for His Highest – February 27, 2017

THE IMPOVERISHED MINISTRY OF JESUS

Where then do You get that living water?  John 4:11

Jesus doesn’t bring anything up from the wells of human nature – He brings them down from above.  The well of your incompleteness runs deep, but make the effort to look away from yourself and unto Him.

Oswald Chambers

My Utmost for His Highest – February 26, 2017

OUR MISGIVINGS ABOUT JESUS

The woman said to Him, “Sir, You have nothing to draw [water] with, and the well is deep.”  John 4:11

If I detect misgivings about Jesus in myself, I should bring them into the light and confess them openly – “Lord, I have had misgivings about You.  I have not believed in Your abilities, but only my own.  And I have not believed in Your almighty power apart from my finite understanding of it.”

Oswald Chambers

My Utmost for His Highest – February 25, 2017

THE DESTITUTION OF SERVICE

…though the more abundantly I love you, the less I am loved.  2 Corinthians 12:15

Paul’s idea of service was the same as our Lord’s.  He did not care how high the cost was to himself – he would gladly pay it.  It was Paul’s delight to spend his life for God’s interests in other people, and he did not care what it cost.

Oswald Chambers

My Utmost for His Highest – February 24, 2017

THE DELIGHT OF SACRIFICE

I will very gladly spend and be spent for your souls….  2 Corinthians 12:15

The delight of sacrifice is that I lay down my life for my Friend, Jesus Christ (see John 15:13).  I don’t throw my life away, but I willingly and deliberately lay it down for Him and His interests in other people.

Oswald Chambers

My Utmost for His Highest – February 23, 2017

THE DETERMINATION TO SERVE

The Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve….  Matthew 20:28

Once we realize that Jesus Christ has served us even to the depths of our meagerness, our selfishness, and our sin, nothing we encounter from others will be able to exhaust our determination to serve others for His sake.

Oswald Chambers

My Utmost for His Highest – February 22, 2017

THE DISCIPLINE OF SPIRITUAL PERSERVERANCE

Be still, and know that I am God….  Psalm 46:10

If our hopes seem to be experiencing disappointment right now, it simply means that they are being purified.  Every hope or dream of the human mind will be fulfilled if it is noble and of God.  But one of the greatest stresses in  life is the stress of waiting for God.

Oswald Chambers