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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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Seeking Communion - October 3, 2021

Posted 10-02-2021 at 10:42 PM by Albert Finch (How Do I Advance My Spiritual Life?)

The Holy Spirit’s desire is that we live every day in the fullness of the Lord, by seeing above and beyond what we can do, and that Jesus would receive glory and honor through His great power that works in us and through us.

This is the essence of what Paul writes about in Ephesians 3:20, 21 - "Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us, to Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus to all generations,...
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Praying The Psalms – October 2, 2021

Posted 10-02-2021 at 02:58 PM by Albert Finch (How Do I Advance My Spiritual Life?)

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)...
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Realizing Our Identity In Christ

Posted 10-02-2021 at 01:50 AM by Albert Finch (How Do I Advance My Spiritual Life?)

It is imperative that we realize our personal identity in Christ. In Colossians 2:9 we discover this central fact concerning Christ Jesus: "For in Him dwells all the fullness of the Godhead bodily."

Our outlook on life is changed as we contemplate: "And you are complete in Him, who is the head of all principality and power." (Colossians 2:10)

"You are complete," which means we lack nothing at all, as we abide in Him. Abiding in Christ...
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