"MY UTMOST FOR HIS HIGHEST," by Oswald Chambers......(give your thoughts)

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  1. JCLWRB

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    this book has been a real inspiration to me for several years now. i wanted to post each days devotion for others to read and learn from God's Word.

    "the books strength lies in its stubborn insistence on the objective reality of redemption as the only secure foundation. today subjective experience is often accepted as the criterion for authentic faith. in chambers i am constantly being reminded that the ground of faith and experience is the person of Jesus christ."

    Richard C. Halverson,
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    November 07, 2002

    The Undetected Sacredness of Circumstances


    "All things work together for good to them that love God." Romans 8:28

    The circumstances of a saint's life are ordained of God. In the life of a saint there is no such thing as chance. God by His providence brings you into circumstances that you cannot understand at all, but the Spirit of God understands. God is bringing you into places and among people and into conditions in order that the intercession of the Spirit in you may take a particular line. Never put your hand in front of the circumstances and say-I am going to be my own providence here, I must watch this, and guard that. All your circumstances are in the hand of God, therefore never think it strange concerning the circumstances you are in. Your part in intercessory prayer is not to enter into the agony of intercession, but to utilize the common-sense circustances God puts you in, and the common-sense people He puts you amongst by His providence, to bring them before God's throne and give you the Spirit in you a chance to intercede for them. In this way God is going to sweep the whole world with His saints.
    Am I making the Holy Spirit's work difficult by being indefinite, or by trying to do His work for Him? i must do the human side of intercession, and the human side is the circumstances I am in and the people I am in contact with. I have to keep my conscious life as a shrine of the Holy Ghost, then as I bring the different ones before God, the Holy Spirit makes intercession for them.
    Your intercessions can never be mine, and my intercessions can never be yours, but the Holy Ghost makes intercession in our particular lives, without which intercession someone will be impoverished.

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    This edition published by special arrangement with and permission of Discovery House Publishers. Copyright 1935 by Dodd, Mead & Company, Inc. Copyright renewed 1963 by Oswald Chambers Publications Association, Ltd. All rights reserved. No portion of this book may be reproduced in any form, except for brief quotations in reviews, without written permission from Discovery House Publishers, affiliated with Radio Bible Class, P.O. Box 3766, Grand Rapids, Michigan 49501.

    ISBN: 0-916441-82-2

    Published by Barbour Publishing, Inc., P.O. Box 719, Uhrichsville, OH 44683 http://www.barbourbooks.com

    Member of the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association

    Printed in the United States of America.


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  3. Helen

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    This is the book I am currently using for daily devotionals. I like it very much. He makes me think about things and not just accept or reject certain things out of habit. I appreciate that.
     
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    this book has been a real blessing to me. years ago, my sunday school teacher gave me my first copy. hopefully this can be used to bless others. [​IMG]

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    November 08, 2002

    The Unrivaled Power of Prayer


    ”We know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered.” Romans 8:26

    We realize that we are energized by the Holy Spirit for prayer; we know what it is to pray in the spirit; but we do not so often realize that the Holy Spirit Himself prays in us prayers which we cannot utter. When we are born again of God and are indwelt by the spirit of God, He expresses for us the unutterable.
    “He,” the Spirit in you, “maketh intercession for the saints according to the will of God,” and God searches your heart not to know what your conscious prayers are, but to find out what is the prayer of the Holy Spirit.
    The Spirit of God needs the nature of the believer as a shrine in which to offer His intercession. “Your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost.” When Jesus Christ cleansed the temple, He “would not suffer that any man should carry any vessel through the temple.” The Spirit of God will not allow you to use your body for your own convenience. Jesus ruthlessly cast out all them that sold and bought in the temple, and said-“My house shall be called the house of prayer; but ye have made it a den of thieves.”
    Have we recognized that our body is the temple of the Holy Ghost? If so, we must be careful to keep it undefiled for Him. We have to remember that our conscious life, though it is only a tiny bit of our personality, is to be guarded by us as a shrine of the Holy Ghost. He will look after the unconscious part that we know nothing of; but we must see that we guard the conscious part for which we are responsible.
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    This edition published by special arrangement with and permission of Discovery House Publishers. Copyright 1935 by Dodd, Mead & Company, Inc. Copyright renewed 1963 by Oswald Chambers Publications Association, Ltd. All rights reserved. No portion of this book may be reproduced in any form, except for brief quotations in reviews, without written permission from Discovery House Publishers, affiliated with Radio Bible Class, P.O. Box 3766, Grand Rapids, Michigan 49501.

    ISBN: 0-916441-82-2

    Published by Barbour Publishing, Inc., P.O. Box 719, Uhrichsville, OH 44683 http://www.barbourbooks.com

    Member of the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association

    Printed in the United States of America.


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  6. Keith M

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    For anyone who is interseted, there is an online version of My Utmost For His Highest available at StudyLight's web site. Just go to

    http://www.studylight/org

    and look for the daily devotionals. Also check out some of the older Bible versions available.

    God bless you all!
     
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    o.k. so i guess i want do this anymore.

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    well since i already had typed these up i'll post them anyhow

    November 09, 2002

    Sacramental Service


    Who now rejoice in the sufferings for you, and fill up that which is behind of the afflictions of Christ….

    The Christian worker has to be a sacramental “go-between,” to be so identified with the Lord and the reality of His Redemption that He can continually bring His created life through him. It is not the strength of one man’s personality being superimposed on another , but the real presence of Christ coming through the elements of the worker’s life. When we preach the historic facts of the life and death of our Lord as they are conveyed in the New Testament, our words are made sacramental, God uses them on the ground of His redemption to create in those who listen that which is not created otherwise. If we preach the effects of Redemption in human instead of the revelation regarding Jesus, the result in those who listen is not new birth, but refined spiritual culture, and the Spirit of God cannot witness to it because such preaching is in another domain. We have to see that we are in such living sympathy with God that as we proclaim His truth He can create in souls the things which He alone can do.
    What a wonderful personality! What a fascinating man! Such marvelous light! What chance has the Gospel of God through all that? It cannot get through, because the line of attraction is always the line of appeal. If a man attracts by his personality, his appeal is along that line; if he is identified with his Lord’s personality, then the appeal is along the line of what Jesus Christ can do. The danger is to glory in men; Jesus says we are to lift Him up.
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    This edition published by special arrangement with and permission of Discovery House Publishers. Copyright 1935 by Dodd, Mead & Company, Inc. Copyright renewed 1963 by Oswald Chambers Publications Association, Ltd. All rights reserved. No portion of this book may be reproduced in any form, except for brief quotations in reviews, without written permission from Discovery House Publishers, affiliated with Radio Bible Class, P.O. Box 3766, Grand Rapids, Michigan 49501.

    ISBN: 0-916441-82-2

    Published by Barbour Publishing, Inc., P.O. Box 719, Uhrichsville, OH 44683 http://www.barbourbooks.com

    Member of the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association

    Printed in the United States of America.
     
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    November 10, 2002

    Fellowship in the Gospel


    ”Fellow labourer in the gospel of Church

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    fter sanctification it is difficult to state what your aim in life is, because God has taken you up into His purpose by the Holy Ghost; He is using you now for His purpose throughout the world as He used His Son for the purpose of our salvation. If you seek great things for yourself-God has called me for this and that; you are putting a barrier to God’s use of you. As long as you have personal interest in your own character, or any set ambition, you cannot get through into identification with God’s interests. You can only get there by losing forever any idea of yourself and letting God take you right out into His purpose for the world, and because your goings are of the Lord, you can never understand your ways.
    I have to learn that the aim in life is God’s, not mine. God is using me from His great personal standpoint, and all He asks of me is that I trust Him, and never say-Lord, this gives me such heartache. To talk in that way makes me a clog. When I stop telling God what I want, He can catch me up for what He wants without let or hindrance. He can crumple me up or exalt me, He can do anything He chooses. He simply asks me to have implicit faith in Himself and in His goodness. Self-pity is of the devil; if I go off on that line I cannot be used by God for His purpose in the world. I have “a world within the world” in which I live, and God will never be able to get me outside it because I am afraid of being frost-bitten.
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    This edition published by special arrangement with and permission of Discovery House Publishers. Copyright 1935 by Dodd, Mead & Company, Inc. Copyright renewed 1963 by Oswald Chambers Publications Association, Ltd. All rights reserved. No portion of this book may be reproduced in any form, except for brief quotations in reviews, without written permission from Discovery House Publishers, affiliated with Radio Bible Class, P.O. Box 3766, Grand Rapids, Michigan 49501.

    ISBN: 0-916441-82-2

    Published by Barbour Publishing, Inc., P.O. Box 719, Uhrichsville, OH 44683 http://www.barbourbooks.com

    Member of the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association

    Printed in the United States of America.
     
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    I like it a lot.
     
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    It is a wonderful book! [​IMG]

    I've had a copy for years. Thanks for bringing up the subject. Think I'll dust mine off and read it again! Solid Biblical nuggets are ageless. [​IMG]
     
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    JC,

    Howabout posting links? [​IMG]
     
  13. Aaron

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    I meant posting links to the Oswald Chambers site instead of stopping altogether.

    Sorry for the misunderstanding. :cool:
     

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