U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > Blogs > How Do I Advance My Spiritual Life?
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
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
Rate this Entry

We Are Chosen

Posted 01-15-2022 at 09:54 PM by Albert Finch


Ephesians 1:4 "For He chose us in Him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in His sight."

It is essential that every Believer comprehends that they have been chosen by God (through their receiving Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior) and also that they have been chosen for a divinely inspired purpose (our DESTINY). If you never realize that being "chosen" by God is because He has a unique plan for your life, then you will not remain aimless and without focus in your walk with Him. We are reborn for mission!

PAUL LISTS SOME OF THE BLESSINGS OF BEING CHOSEN BY GOD:


- Redemption through the Blood of Jesus
- Forgiveness of our sins
- Lavish grace given as a gift to the children of God, along with godly wisdom and understanding
- The making known of the mystery of God's will
- Access to and outworking of the plans and purposes of God for our life.
- A living hope in Christ as Christ is living His life through us.
- Our surrendered lives become a force for advancing His Kingdom in the earth.
- Inclusion in Christ through the truth of the Gospel of salvation
- Marked with the seal of the promised Holy Spirit, guaranteeing our new identity in Christ.



What a glorious God, who not only chose us and sealed us with the Holy Spirit, but He who also blessed us in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ!
Posted in Christianity
Views 24 Comments 0
Total Comments 0

Comments

 

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 05:56 PM.

© 2005-2022, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Contact Us - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37 - Top