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"I Indeed . . . But He" | My Utmost For His Highest

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"I Indeed . . . But He"

Have I ever come to the point in my life where I can say, “I indeed . . . but He . . .”? Until that moment comes, I will …

The Ministry of the Unnoticed | My Utmost For His Highest

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The Ministry of the Unnoticed

The New Testament notices things that do not seem worthy of notice by our standards. “Blessed are the poor in spirit . . . .” This literally means, “Blessed are …

Self-Awareness | My Utmost For His Highest

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Self-Awareness

God intends for us to live a well-rounded life in Christ Jesus, but there are times when that life is attacked from the outside. Then we tend to fall back …

Have You Ever Been Speechless with Sorrow? | My Utmost For His Highest

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Have You Ever Been Speechless with Sorrow?

The rich young ruler went away from Jesus speechless with sorrow, having nothing to say in response to Jesus’ words. He had no doubt about what Jesus had said or …

Are You Discouraged or Devoted? | My Utmost For His Highest

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Are You Discouraged or Devoted?

Have you ever heard the Master say something very difficult to you? If you haven’t, I question whether you have ever heard Him say anything at all. Jesus says a tremendous amount to us that we listen to, but do not actually hear. And once we do hear Him, His words are harsh and unyielding.

Does He Know Me . . . ? | My Utmost For His Highest

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Does He Know Me . . . ?

When I have sadly misunderstood Him? (see John 20:11-18). It is possible to know all about doctrine and still not know Jesus. A person’s soul is in grave danger when …

The Evidence of the New Birth | My Utmost For His Highest

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The Evidence of the New Birth

The answer to Nicodemus’ question, “How can a man be born when he is old?” is: Only when he is willing to die to everything in his life, including his …

The Discipline of the Lord | My Utmost For His Highest

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The Discipline of the Lord

It is very easy to grieve the Spirit of God; we do it by despising the discipline of the Lord, or by becoming discouraged when He rebukes us. If our …

"Do Not Quench the Spirit" | My Utmost For His Highest

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"Do Not Quench the Spirit"

The voice of the Spirit of God is as gentle as a summer breeze— so gentle that unless you are living in complete fellowship and oneness with God, you will …

The Theology of Resting in God | My Utmost For His Highest

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The Theology of Resting in God

When we are afraid, the least we can do is pray to God. But our Lord has a right to expect that those who name His name have an underlying …

This Experience Must Come

It is not wrong for you to depend on your “Elijah” for as long as God gives him to you. But remember that the time will come when he must …

The Holy Suffering of the Saint | My Utmost For His Highest

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The Holy Suffering of the Saint

Choosing to suffer means that there must be something wrong with you, but choosing God’s will— even if it means you will suffer— is something very different. No normal, healthy …

Prayer in the Father’s Hearing | My Utmost For His Highest

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Prayer in the Father’s Hearing

When the Son of God prays, He is mindful and consciously aware of only His Father. God always hears the prayers of His Son, and if the Son of God …

Prayer in the Father’s Honor | My Utmost For His Highest

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Prayer in the Father’s Honor

If the Son of God has been born into my human flesh, then am I allowing His holy innocence, simplicity, and oneness with the Father the opportunity to exhibit itself …

Prayer in the Father’s House | My Utmost For His Highest

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Prayer in the Father’s House

Our Lord’s childhood was not immaturity waiting to grow into manhood— His childhood is an eternal fact. Am I a holy, innocent child of God as a result of my identification with my Lord and Savior? Do I look at my life as being in my Father’s house? Is the Son of God living in His Father’s house within me?