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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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Albert Finch Ministry - Daily Devotional - August 21, 2020

Posted 08-21-2020 at 03:58 PM by Albert Finch


2 Corinthians 10:5 - "We destroy arguments and every lofty opinion raised against the knowledge of God, and take every thought captive to obey Christ,"

We tend to live our lives based on our feelings. We DO feel emotional atmospheres, and typically, when it is negative, we want to react with a quick word to defend ourselves or make our point.

So what can you do to shift your feelings to a Holy Spirit directed response? STOP. Quiet yourself and ask Holy Spirit, "How do You want me to respond?" LISTEN. He has an answer for you.

The good news is, you are not subject to your feelings when you are submitted to the Holy Spirit. Your feelings do not have to control everything you do and say. Romans 8:13 - "For if you live according to your human nature, you are going to die; but if by the Spirit you put to death your sinful actions, you will live."
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