My utmost for his highest // 10-05-22

“Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need.” Matthew‬ ‭6:33‬ ‭NLT‬‬

I woke up this morning with a book title in my head! A book I’ve not personally read but as I’ve just googled it I’ve discovered that it’s one of the most respected and loved devotionals of all time, by a man called Oswald Chambers, who challenges us to give ourselves fully to God! The title is taken from one of his sermons, where he says “Shut out every consideration and keep yourself before God for this one thing only – My Utmost for His Highest.” It’s the challenge to come under the Kingly rule of Jesus, to seek first His Kingdom and His righteousness! I’ve just discovered an App, and a website, and I was struck by today’s reading, ‘We have to get into the habit of carefully listening to God about everything, forming the habit of finding out what He says and heeding it. If, when a crisis comes, we instinctively turn to God, we will know that the habit has been formed in us. We have to take the initiative where we are, not where we have not yet been.’ King Jesus, give me fresh vision today of what it means to live in such a way that I am giving my utmost for Your highest! Lead me in Your truth as I seek Your Kingdom first, trusting You for everything that I need. Amen 🙏🏼

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