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Going to church, reading the bible, listening to Christian music will not advance your spiritual life. These activities may give you more understanding but until you are ready to lay down your life and take up your cross this leads nowhere.

What I am talking about is the sacrifice of self to advance the cause of Jesus Christ in the world. There is a destiny that God had for each of us that only we can personally discover. We can discover it only by detaching from the world and making ourselves available for the Holy Spirit. By detaching from the world--now you have time--the commodity that most Christians are not willing to give.

Jesus said, "Self-help is not help at all. Self-sacrifice is the way, to finding yourself, your true self. (Matthew 16:25)

"God has planted eternity in the human heart." (Ecclesiastes 3:11)

"Anyone who lets himself be distracted from the work I plan for him is not fit for the Kingdom of God." (Luke 9:62)

"The most important thing is that I complete my mission, the work that the Lord Jesus gave me." (Acts 20:24)

"We have been sent to speak for Christ." (2 Corinthians 5:20)

"We are God's workmanship, created in Christ Jesus, to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do." (Ephesians 2:10)

Albert Finch
www.thekeys2kingdom.com
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Praying The Psalms - 1

Posted 03-28-2019 at 09:27 PM by Albert Finch (How Do I Advance My Spiritual Life?)

I am like a tree firmly planted by streams of water which yields its fruit in due season; my leaf does not wither and I prosper in whatever I do; because my delight is in You Lord Jesus. (Psalm1:2,3)

How blessed am I since I take refuge in Jesus. (Psalm 2:12)

My Lord, You are a shield about me -- m glory -- and the one who lifts my head. (Psalm 4:3)
The Lord sustains me -- He delivers me from the fear of people. (Psalm 4:5)

In peace I will both...
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Daily Word - March 28, 2018

Posted 03-28-2019 at 02:31 PM by Albert Finch (How Do I Advance My Spiritual Life?)

Philippians 3:7-9 - "But whatever was to my profit I now consider loss for the sake of Christ. What is more, I consider everything a loss compared to the surpassing greatness of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whose sake I have lost all things. I consider them rubbish, that I may gain Christ and be found in him."

Observation:

AT SOME POINT I HAVE TO CEASE BEING A SPIRITUAL ENCYCLOPEDIA (THAT IS, COLLECTING MORE FACTS, OPINIONS, ILLUSTRATIONS...
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Meditations On Jesus - March 29, 2019

Posted 03-28-2019 at 12:42 AM by Albert Finch (How Do I Advance My Spiritual Life?)

Jesus saves me from anything that comes against me, by His power over sin and death.

I am the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus. He extends to me his mercy, longsuffering, lovingkindness, tenderness, healing, and compassion.

Jesus is my shield, my defender, my rock, and my hiding place.

Jesus is my provider, counselor, Great Shepherd, my friend, who is closer than a brother, and He is the source of my love.

Jesus is the Husbandman...
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