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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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Scripture Of The Day - December 28, 2021

Posted 12-28-2021 at 06:51 AM by Albert Finch

“Do not call to mind the former things, Or ponder things of the past." - Isaiah 43:18

It is time to shake off the discouragement, shake off the hopelessness, and shake off the despair. Shake it all off by getting into His presence and praising Him and moving into the expectation of a new glory, a new hope, a new vision concerning His purpose for your life. Praise Him for being FAITHFUL and because He is continuing to lead you into things that will advance His Kingdom and equip and exhort the body of Christ into the action needed to bring them out of their Laodicean mindset. Consider not the futile attempts of the enemy to intimidate, discourage and wear you down; PUT YOUR HOPE IN GOD. God is doing something new!

Position yourself again and take Him at His word, for His word NEVER FAILS. The rain of His refreshment is pouring down upon you. Wait upon Him; wait expectantly again for Him, for He is renewing your strength as you wait on Him in expectant hope (Isaiah 40:31).

"Behold, I am doing a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert." - (Isaiah 43:19)
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