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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 - August 1, 2021

Posted 08-01-2021 at 01:26 PM by Albert Finch


I commit my way to the Lord, trust in Him, and delight myself in Him to bring forth His righteousness through me in Christ Jesus. (Psalm 37:4-6)

I put my hope in the Lord and enjoy my inheritance in Christ Jesus. (Psalm 37:9)

As I embrace God's purpose for my life, he makes certain of my steps. (Psalm 37:23)

I consider myself dead to sin and abide in Christ Jesus forever. (Psalm 37:27)

The Lord is my strength and delivers me in times of trouble as I take refuge and embrace the abundant life in Him. (Psalm 37:19,40)

I lift up my hands and bless the Lord who made heaven and earth. (Psalm 134:1-3)

Your name, O LORD, is everlasting, Your remembrance, O LORD, throughout all generations, as merciful and compassionate to those who trust in You. (Psalm 135:13,14)

Great is the glory of the Lord, for You have exalted Your Name and your word above all. (Psalm 138:2,8)

I worship in the temple of Your Holiness, Lord, and give praise for Your mercy, truth and lovingkindness. (Psalm 138:2)

Praise the LORD. Praise God in his sanctuary: praise him in the firmament of his power, Praise him for his mighty acts: praise him according to his excellent greatness. Let everything that has breath praise the LORD! (Psalm 150:1,2,6)



Why pray the Psalm scriptures out loud?


It is hard to think about something other than what you are talking about. Praying out loud the scriptures solves the problem of the wandering mind. -- spoken words speak to the soul and have the power of raising thoughts in the soul. The Psalm scriptures speak of God in the Highest manner which most fully expresses the power and presence of God.

Strong's definition for "meditate" - HAGAH (Greek) - means to imagine. First pray the scripture out loud -- then pray the scripture back to God. This prayer can be the prayer of thanksgiving, supplication, or praying the greatness of God and the benefits of God.

The first thing that you are to do when you are upon your knees, is to shut your eyes, and with a short silence let your soul place itself in the presence of God.

When you direct any of your petitions to Jesus let it be: thou art the radiance of thy Father's glory. Thou art the Alpha and Omega, The beginning and the end of all things: Thou has destroyed the power of the devil and hast overcome death.
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