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Destined To Be Holy

We must continually remind ourselves of the purpose of life. We are not destined to happiness, nor to health, but to holiness. Today we have far too many desires and …

"My Joy . . . Your Joy" | My Utmost For His Highest

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"My Joy . . . Your Joy"

What was the joy that Jesus had? Joy should not be confused with happiness. In fact, it is an insult to Jesus Christ to use the word happiness in connection …

Usefulness or Relationship?

Jesus Christ is saying here, “Don’t rejoice in your successful service for Me, but rejoice because of your right relationship with Me.” The trap you may fall into in Christian …

The Unsurpassed Intimacy of Tested Faith | My Utmost For His Highest

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The Unsurpassed Intimacy of Tested Faith

Every time you venture out in your life of faith, you will find something in your circumstances that, from a commonsense standpoint, will flatly contradict your faith. But common sense …

The Purpose of Prayer | My Utmost For His Highest

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The Purpose of Prayer

Prayer is not a normal part of the life of the natural man. We hear it said that a person’s life will suffer if he doesn’t pray, but I question …

Living Your Theology | My Utmost For His Highest

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Living Your Theology

Beware of not acting upon what you see in your moments on the mountaintop with God. If you do not obey the light, it will turn into darkness. “If therefore …

Are You Ever Troubled?

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Are You Ever Troubled?

There are times in our lives when our peace is based simply on our own ignorance. But when we are awakened to the realities of life, true inner peace is …

Sacrifice and Friendship | My Utmost For His Highest

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Sacrifice and Friendship

We will never know the joy of self-sacrifice until we surrender in every detail of our lives. Yet self-surrender is the most difficult thing for us to do. We make …

The Spiritual Search

The illustration of prayer that our Lord used here is one of a good child who is asking for something good. We talk about prayer as if God hears us …

Prayer— Battle in “The Secret Place”

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Prayer— Battle in “The Secret Place”

When you pray, go into your room, and when you have shut your door, pray to your Father who is in the secret place; and your Father who sees in …

"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 …

Christ-Awareness

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Christ-Awareness

. . . and I will give you rest —Matthew 11:28

Whenever anything begins to disintegrate your life with Jesus Christ, turn to Him at once, asking Him to re-establish your…

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 …