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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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Albert Finch Ministry - Daily Devotional - August 31, 2020

Posted 08-31-2020 at 02:33 PM by Albert Finch (How Do I Advance My Spiritual Life?)

Philippians 3:16 - "I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus."

Paul spoke about the desire to attain. There is no standing still. We are renewed by the Spirit. We never get into a new place until we come out of the old one (Genesis 12:1-4).

We must see revelation of God's purpose for our life and learn about who we are in Christ and our right standing with God. We can never be satisfied to stay where we are spiritually,...
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Supercharging Our Spiritual Growth

Posted 08-31-2020 at 02:42 AM by Albert Finch (How Do I Advance My Spiritual Life?)

Isaiah 40:31 - "but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint."

We let the Lord take our heart through a process.
Just as Peter had to go through a series of events to be ready to be used in an extraordinary way, we realize that God has a process for all of us. What the Lord worked in Peter was a new identity, a dependency upon the Lord so that he would...
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Albert Finch Ministry - Daily Devotional - August 30, 2020

Posted 08-30-2020 at 01:09 PM by Albert Finch (How Do I Advance My Spiritual Life?)

James 3:17 - "But the wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, reasonable, full of mercy and good fruits, unwavering, without hypocrisy."

As we speak the tender mercies of the Word over a problem, our faith begins to rise up within us. We then release words of faith and plant seeds of power. These seeds then begin to grow up and become greater than the problems.

They begin to bear fruit -- fruit of deliverance, healing, miracles, love, joy,...
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Albert Finch Ministry - Daily Devotional - August 29, 2020

Posted 08-29-2020 at 09:19 PM by Albert Finch (How Do I Advance My Spiritual Life?)

Proverbs 3:5 - "Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding."

Your self-nature is overactive, impulsive, and always striving for something just outside your reach. If you give up all those things that provoke your curiosity and set your mind spinning, you will have more than enough time to spend with God.

God, working within your spirit, produces a calm and faithful heart that the world cannot touch.

Pray within...
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Discerning Our Steps

Posted 08-29-2020 at 10:01 AM by Albert Finch (How Do I Advance My Spiritual Life?)

We often assume that meekness and humility are the same, when really they are two different things entirely.

Numbers 12:3 talk about how Moses was the most humble man who had walked the earth in his time. Usually, when we think of Moses' humility we think of Exodus 4:10 when Moses said to God that he could not be used by God because he could not speak eloquently. However, this is not true humility.

True humility does not make you think less of yourself. We see Moses'...
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