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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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Hearing And Seeing God

Posted 10-22-2018 at 07:15 PM by Albert Finch


Hebrews 11:1 - "Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen."

It is a mistake to think that only certain people with unique gifts can hear and see God.
If I think that it's only for others, then I will disqualify myself because I know I'm nothing special. In doing so I remove myself from ACTIVE FAITH.


John 10:27 - "My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me."


One of the essential gestures of faith is to live with the expectation that the God who said that His sheep hear His voice and who gave His life to restore relationship with each of us would like to communicate with us.
This FAITH leads us to lean into His voice -- to learn as the prophet Samuel did:

1 Samuel 3:9 - "Speak Lord; for your servant is listening."

Significantly, it was as soon as he learned to take this posture that he gained access to the greater revelation that God had been inviting him into.


AFFIRMATIONS:

The Word says I can hear God's Voice and I believe it.

I do hear the voice of God!
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    Being spiritual and hearing the sound of God is not abnormal, it can happen to the people who are very much sense in this matter. And thank you for this wonderful blog.
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