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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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Praying The Psalms – October 2, 2021

Posted 10-02-2021 at 02:58 PM by Albert Finch

Jesus, make me the object of your compassion as I give thanks to Your holy name and glory in Your Praise -- blessed be Your Name. (Psalm 106:46-48)

Your Word, O Lord, leads me by a straight way as your lovingkindness is everlasting for the redeemed, always delivering me out of my distresses. (Psalm 107:1,2,6,7)

I am no longer a prisoner of misery and chains because You, O Lord, satisfy my hungry heart and soul with the goodness and power of your Word. (Psalm 107:9,10)

I dwell in the fruitful land of my calling in Christ and plant vineyards that will yield a fruitful harvest. (Psalm 107:35,37)

My heart is steadfast, O God; I will sing praises with my soul and give thanks for the truth of Your Word. (Psalm 108:1,3,4)

Be exalted, O God, above the heavens, and Your glory above all the earth -- your salvation and holiness are mine. (Psalm 108:5-7)

I advance in God's purpose for my life and am an overcomer as I forge ahead and bear fruit for Your Kingdom, O Lord. (Psalm108:12,13)

With my mouth I will give thanks abundantly to the Lord for standing at my right hand when I am needy and in the midst of unbelievers I will praise Him. (Psalm 109:30,31)

l give thanks to the Lord Jesus with all my heart -- splendid and majestic is His finished work of the cross and His righteousness endures forever. (Psalm 111:1,3)

Jesus has made known to His followers the power of His works, giving them a example of the power of His ministry through them. (Psalm 111:6)


Why pray the Psalm scriptures out loud?[/b]

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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