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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
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Engaging Relationally

Posted 09-27-2021 at 11:49 PM by Albert Finch

Psalm 91:1 -- "He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty."

Jesus lived a life of prayer, and when He needed dedicated prayer time He would send crowds and, most likely, potential resources away so that He could be with the Father. As a result, He would not move, speak, or do anything that the Father did not ask Him to do.

Our talking and listening to the Father should be a continuum or seamless activity. When we are in conversation with anyone we should ask the Lord, "Father, what do you want me to hear?" and "Father, how would you desire me to respond?" When we are consciously doing this the Lord will do amazing things and we are giving God glory in many more conversations and releasing His love more abundantly to others.

Prayer is really for us to connect with Him, His nature, and for a conduit of His peace, love and joy to flow through us, but we must participate and engage relationally with Him in order for His presence to manifest through our lives in power.

Psalm 62:1,5 -- "Truly my soul waiteth upon God: from Him cometh my salvation. My soul, wait thou only upon God; for my expectation is from Him."

Prayer is tuning everything else out so we can hear from Him.

When prayer is foundational and we allow His will to supersede our will we begin to develop vision -- as vision expands we commence to see our earthly DESTINY (the purpose of God for our life).


To be successful in advancing God’s Kingdom, we must have a daily, dynamic prayer life with God.

We will never achieve our destiny in Christ without prayer because prayer is what keeps us connected to the Vision-Giver who gives us the revelation we need to keep moving forward.

Prayer encourages us to listen to the leading of the Holy Spirit as He leads us to those who need help with their spiritual life and someone to disciple them.

As prayer is the essential resource of vision, we remain connected to our Source for the renewal of our purpose, faith, strength, and PERSEVERANCE.

God is the One who planted our life's PURPOSE within us in the beginning. He has invested Himself in our dream and as we are obedient and stay committed He will bring our DESTINY to pass.

Matthew 7:7,8 -- "Keep on asking and it will be given to you; keep on seeking and you will find; keep on knocking and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who keeps on asking receives; and he who keeps on seeking finds; and to him who keeps on knocking, the door will be opened." NAS

Hebrews 12:1 -- "(We must) run with patience the particular race that God has set before us."

Philippians 3:14 -- "I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus."

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