Many years ago someone gave me a copy of, My Utmost for His Highest, a daily devotional by Oswald Chambers. Apart from the Bible, this one little book has done more to challenge me and positively impact my life than any book I have read.
To be honest, at first I could not easily understand Chamber’s writing. But after having the book recommended to me time and time again by a myriad of people, I decided it was a must read. So, I formed a system to help my comprehension. Each day I read three devotionals. I would read yesterday’s, today’s, and then tomorrow’s selections. Usually by the third read, the light bulb within my mind would go off and I would understand.
It has been many years since I have had to read the daily selections several times before comprehending. Now I know many of them by heart. It is amazing how reading it never becomes dull and that often, I discover new and fresh meaning within the text. Best of all, I love how forever faithful it is to point me to Christ and the Bible.
Last year, somehow, I lost my copy! I must have left it in a hotel or at someone’s house. I’ve often wondered if the one who found it is enjoying it as much as I did. I took advantage of the time without my treasured book, to begin reading another daily devotional. Although it was good and held many biblical insights, it didn’t match the depth and insight revealed by Chambers. I found myself missing my old friend! Imagine my delight when I unwrapped a Christmas gift this year, only to discover a brand new copy.
If you are tired of reading the status quo and are looking for something more from a devotional, I highly recommend this one. I warn you, as you read, you will be challenged! The truths held within will not allow any true seeker of Christ to remain the same. It will touch you, and require a response from you. If you are looking to add a boost to your mental and spiritual diet, if you crave spiritual meat instead of milk, I highly recommend, Oswald Chamber’s daily devotional, My Utmost for His Highest! You won’t regret it!