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The Lord My Portion: 365-Day Devotional by Watchman Nee
"The Lord is my portion." The New Testament expresses the same thing, when Paul tells how Christ "was made unto us wisdom from God, both righteousness and sanctification and redemption" (1 Corinthians 1:30). That Christ Jesus is now the portion of His people is a fact which lies at the heart of the gospel, and our discovery of this fact makes His grace and presence become real to us.
The 365 daily readings found in The Lord My Portion have been taken from the most recent publications of Watchman Nee. Although they cover a number of different topics, they seem to contain a call to us to know and experience Christ as our portion, as our all.
Excerpt from The Lord My Portion:
Wherefore if any man is in Christ, he is a new creature: the old things are passed away; behold, they are become new.
2 Corinthians 5:17
Perhaps someone will argue that despite what the Scriptures say of his being a new creation, as he looks at himself he does not seem to be very new. I would again answer with this: How many sinners and saints are lacking in faith! Let me encourage us all to kneel and pray: "God, I praise and thank You, Your word says that if any man is in Christ he is a new creation. I am in Christ, therefore I am a new creation." Whenever the temptation comes to you which declares you are still the old man, if you will but answer with the word of God which says that you are in Christ and therefore you are a new creation, Satan will beat a hasty retreat. Or if you simply stand on the side of God's word and pay no attention to such temptation, you will also gain the victory. For victory does not rely on feeling but on the word of God.