• My Utmost for His Highest

    Getting there

    Where the self-interest sleeps and the real interest awakens: Master, where dwellest Thou?. . . Come and see. . . . Come with Me. John 1:39. “They abode with Him that day.” That is about all some of us ever do, then we wake up to actualities, self-interest arises and the abiding is passed. There is no condition of life in which we cannot abide in Jesus. “Thou art Simon, thou shalt be called Cephas.” God writes the new name…

  • My Utmost for His Highest

    Getting there

    Where the sin and the sorrow cease, and the song and the saint commence. Come unto Me. Matthew 11:28. Do I want to get there? I can now. The questions that matter in life are remarkably few, and they are all answered by the words— “Come unto Me.” Not—‘Do this, or don’t do that’; but —“Come unto Me.” If I will come to Jesus my actual life will be brought into accordance with my real desires; I will actually cease…

  • My Utmost for His Highest

    The next best thing to do

    Seek if you have not Found. “Seek, and ye shall find. Luke 11:9. “Ye ask, and receive not, because ye ask amiss.” If you ask for things from life instead of from God, you ask amiss, that is, you ask from a desire for self-realization. The more you realize yourself the less will you seek God. “Seek, and ye shall find.” Get to work, narrow your interests to this one. Have you ever sought God with your whole heart, or…

  • My Utmost for His Highest

    The next best thing to do

    Ask if you have not Received. For everyone that asketh receiveth. Luke 11:10. There is nothing more difficult than to ask. We will long and desire and crave and suffer, but not until we are at the extreme limit will we ask. A sense of unreality makes us ask. Have you ever asked out of the depths of moral poverty? “If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God . . .” but be sure that you do…

  • My Utmost for His Highest

    What next?

    Determine to know more than others. If ye know these things, happy are ye if ye do them. John 13:17. If you do not cut the moorings, God will have to break them by a storm and send you out. Launch all on God, go out on the great swelling tide of His purpose, and you will get your eyes open. If you believe in Jesus, you are not to spend all your time in the smooth waters just inside…

  • My Utmost for His Highest

    Don’t slack off

    Whatever ye shall ask in My name, that will I do. John 14:13. Am I fulfilling this ministry of the interior? There is no snare, or any danger of infatuation or pride in intercession, it is a hidden ministry that brings forth fruit whereby the Father is glorified. Am I allowing my spiritual life to be frittered away, or am I bringing it all to one centre—the Atonement of my Lord? Is Jesus Christ more and more dominating every interest…

  • My Utmost for His Highest

    Work out what God works in

    Work out your own salvation. Phil. 2:12-13. Your will agrees with God, but in your flesh there is a disposition which renders you powerless to do what you know you ought to do. When the Lord is presented to the conscience, the first thing conscience does is to rouse the will, and the will always agrees with God. You say—‘But I do not know whether my will is in agreement with God.’ Look to Jesus and you will find that…

  • My Utmost for His Highest

    God’s say-so

    He hath said . . . so that we may boldly say . . . Hebrews 13:5-6. My say-so is to be built on God’s say-so. God says—“I will never leave thee,” then I can with good courage say—“The Lord is my helper, I will not fear”—I will not be haunted by apprehension. This does not mean that I will not be tempted to fear, but I will remember God’s say-so. I will be full of courage, like a child…

  • My Utmost for His Highest

    The never-failing God

    For He hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee. Hebrews 13:5. What line does my thought take? Does it turn to what God says or to what I fear? Am I learning to say not what God says, but to say something after I have heard what He says? “He hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee. So that we may boldly say, The Lord is my helper, and I will not fear what…