Literacy Musing Mondays Linkup: Life-Changing Devotional

Happy Mother’s Day! How many moms out there would love to celebrate Mother’s Day with a few uninterrupted minutes and a good book?

Guest posting today, Susan Chamberlain Shipe writes about the influence of one of her favorite books. Susan shares quotes from the life-changing classic My Utmost for His Highest by Oswald Chambers. Enjoy!


A Look at a Life Changing Book:

My Utmost for His Highest

by Oswald Chambers

By Susan Chamberlain Shipe

My Utmost for His Highest by Oswald Chambers

Oswald Chambers

In 1937, Chaplain to the United States Senate, Richard C. Halverson, was given a copy of My Utmost for His Highest by Oswald Chambers; a new believer, Mr. Halverson began reading My Utmost for His Highest every single day.

“No book except the Bible has influenced my walk with Christ at such deep and maturing levels. Nor has any influenced my preaching and teaching so much.

“The book’s strength lies in its stubborn insistence on the objective reality of redemption as the only secure foundation. Today, subjective experience is often accepted as the criterion for authentic faith. In Chambers, I am constantly being reminded that the ground of faith and experience is the person of Jesus Christ.

“Chambers makes the point that Christian faith is rooted in events. The historicity of the gospel is its validation. Propositional truth is important, but the basis of faith is always Jesus Christ Himself.

“Through the years Chambers has kept me on course by bringing me back to Jesus. Believing Jesus, not just believing my beliefs about Jesus, is basic.” Richard C. Halverson, Chaplain U.S. Senate

In 1992, wife of one, mother of three, Susan Chamberlain Shipe rededicated her life to her Lord and Savior, and was given a copy of My Utmost for His Highest.

Every day for more than 20 years, I read this devotional, and I am here to say – there is not another devotional available that will take a disciple of Jesus Christ deeper into the truths of God’s Word.

Today, I want to share some of my favorite Oswald Chambers’ quotes.

“When God brings the blank space, see that you do not fill it in, but wait.”

“Whenever there is doubt — don’t.”

“We receive His blessings and know His Word, but do we know HIM?”

“God never gives us anything accidental. There is nothing easier than getting in a right relationship with God except when it is not God Whom you want but only what He gives.”

So many good things to read are available to us, but I encourage you to give Oswald Chambers classic book a chance! I truly believe you won’t ever be the same!


Susan Chamberlain Shipe

Susan Chamberlain Shipe has been a writer since the age of eight when she and her neighborhood friend wrote, edited, published, and distributed The Manor News. Things have changed since publishing with the five and dime stamp lettering set! Today, Susan enjoys blogging, writing short devotions, and short stories from her empty-nest home in the Appalachian Mountain Range of the Blue Ridge Mountains in northwestern North Carolina, which she shares with her husband of thirty years, Lowell, and their beloved dog, Sam. Susan can be found musing several times a week on her blog: You can also follow her on Facebook and Twitter.

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One Response to Literacy Musing Mondays Linkup: Life-Changing Devotional

  1. Susan and ladies!
    I love Chamber’s devotional. I have a big old book of all of collected writings. So important in my walk with the Lord. Thanks for sharing!

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