My Utmost for His Highest Devotional Journal: Chambers' Classic 365-Day Devotional in Updated Language
Develop a deeper love for God with My Utmost for His Highest Devotional Journal! For many years, millions have been encouraged by the words of Oswald Chambers, author of the bestselling devotional of all tim. Now you can capture your thoughts about his devotions on paper in the 365-day My Utmost for His Highest Devotional Journal.
Each page includes designated space for recording personal thoughts and prayer reminders. The supple, duo-toned cover encloses silver gilded pages and a green ribbon marker, a classic style suitable for men or women. With a convenient read-through-the-Bible-in-a-year checklist in the back, this devotional journal is practical and inspirational—perfect for gift-giving or personal use.
Sample devotion to illustrate the updated language of this edition:
My Utmost for His Highest Devotional Journal, June 9: "Then What's Next to Do?"
Ask if you have not received. There is nothing more difficult than asking. We will have yearnings and desires for certain things, and even suffer as a result of their going unfulfilled, but not until we are at the limit of desperation will we ask. It is the sense of not being spiritually real that causes us to ask. Have you ever asked out of the depths of your total insufficiency and poverty? “If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God…” (James 1:5), but be sure that you do lack wisdom before you ask. You cannot bring yourself to the point of spiritual reality anytime you choose. The best thing to do, once you realize you are not spiritually real, is to ask God for the Holy Spirit, basing your request on the promise of Jesus Christ (see Luke 11:13). The Holy Spirit is the one who makes everything that Jesus did for you real in your life.
“Everyone who asks receives…” (Luke 11:10). This does not mean that you will not get if you do not ask, but it means that until you come to the point of asking, you will not receive from God (see Matthew 5:45). To be able to receive means that you have to come into the relationship of a child of God, and then you comprehend and appreciate mentally, morally, and with spiritual understanding, that these things come from God.
“If any of you lacks wisdom….” If you realize that you are lacking, it is because you have come in contact with spiritual reality—do not put the blinders of reason on again. The word ask actually means “beg.” Some people are poor enough to be interested in their poverty, and some of us are poor enough spiritually to show our interest. Yet we will never receive if we ask with a certain result in mind, because we are asking out of our lust, not out of our poverty. A pauper does not ask out of any reason other than the completely hopeless and painful condition of his poverty. He is not ashamed to beg— blessed are the paupers in spirit (see Matthew 5:3).