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The Warning Against Desiring Spiritual Success | My Utmost For His Highest

The Warning Against Desiring Spiritual Success | My Utmost For His HighestWorldliness is not the trap that most endangers us as Christian workers; nor is it sin. The trap we fall into is extravagantly desiring spiritual success; that is, success measured …

A Worthy Offering

If you do well, will you not be accepted? And if you do not do well, sin lies at the door. —Genesis 4:7

I was delighted when a mutual friend gave my neighbor a Bible. But my neighbor told me she stopped reading it because she couldn’t understand …

In Second Peter chapter one, discover the biblical prescription for a fruitful faith

It would be a terrible waste to accept God’s grace, yet live a barren life. So how can a Christian see more of Jesus active in their life?

roots that drink from heaven

A man knocked on my office door and asked me if I would officiate his marriage. I asked him to sit down so we could chat about his plans, timing, and spiritual life. “Oh, I’m not sure you understand,” he said, “I’d like you to marry me today, like in …

Never Let Down

When I was a child, one of my favorite pastimes was playing on the teeter-totter in the nearby park. A kid would sit on each end of the board and…

Take A Deep Breath

In the Barclays Premier League, the  long season of England’s top football (soccer) league is winding down. The campaign that began last August and has been waged through the cold winter months has only three games left for league-leading Liverpool Football Club. For Liverpool FC, one of the world’s most popular football clubs, it has…

Trash Talk

“The tongue also is a fire, a world of evil . . . . It corrupts the whole person, sets the whole course of his life on fire, and is …

How our diligence and God’s assistance work together in our lives

They say, “God helps those who help themselves.” But is that actually true? An eye-opening study in Second Peter chapter one.

finish well

After my grandmother died, my husband and I were quizzed about death by our 5-year-old twins. All I could think of to say was that she’d finished her work and then passed away. It’s a simple idea, but Scripture reveals that we have a certain number of days to finish our work on earth (Psalm 39:4, Psalm 90:10,12).

Do You Worship The Work? | My Utmost For His Highest

Do You Worship The Work? | My Utmost For His HighestBeware of any work for God that causes or allows you to avoid concentrating on Him. A great number of Christian workers worship their work. The only concern of Christian …

From One Sister to Another: Glory Beauty

By Kezia Lewis, Thailand I battled with insecurities, feelings of inadequacy, and ugliness for as long as I can remember. In those unpleasant moments, I sometimes wonder: Do other women feel the same way? I believed I was alone in the struggle. Consumed and blinded by the lies of my emotions, I became self- absorbed—seeing nothing […]

Shout Hallelujah!

A few days ago, I spied my old friend Bob vigorously pedaling a bike at our neighborhood gym and staring down at a blood pressure monitor on his finger.

Abandoned

“When the woman saw that the fruit of the tree was good for food and pleasing to the eye, and also desirable for gaining wisdom, she took some and ate …

Let’s look at Second Peter chapter 1

Melodies. Word pictures. Repetition. These are all ways to commit important information to memory. Let’s explore one memory device the apostle Peter used to highlight an important biblical truth.

heart decisions

A young woman wrote: “I’ve fallen in love with an unbeliever, but I know it’s wrong. What should I do?” One of our authors posted her question and his answer on the ODJ website.