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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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Through His Spirit In The Inner Man

Posted 11-30-2021 at 11:03 PM by Albert Finch (How Do I Advance My Spiritual Life?)

"For this reason, I bow my knees to the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, from whom the whole family in Heaven and earth is named, that He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened [kratos] with might [dunamis] through His Spirit in the inner man, that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the width and length and depth and height-to know the love of Christ...
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Thought For The Day – November 30, 2021

Posted 11-30-2021 at 11:07 AM by Albert Finch (How Do I Advance My Spiritual Life?)

Jesus is your best friend as well as your King. Living in HIs presence means living in two realms simultaneously: the visible world and the unseen, eternal reality.
You confess daily of your consciousness of Him while walking along precarious earthbound paths. Together, with Jesus, you will face whatever each day brings: pleasures, hardships, adventures, disappointments. "I can bring beauty out of the ashes" - Isaiah 61:3

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Praying The Psalms - November 29, 2021

Posted 11-29-2021 at 08:57 AM by Albert Finch (How Do I Advance My Spiritual Life?)

I bless the Lord at all times, I continually declare praise to Him. (Psalm 34:1)

I magnify Jesus and exalt His name as I proclaim it to others who have ears to hear and rejoice. (Psalm 34:2,3)

I seek the Lord and He answers me and delivers me from all my fears. (Psalm 34:4)

The angel of the Lord encamps around me and rescues me from all my troubles as I call out to the Lord. (Psalm 34:6,7)

I consider and see that the LORD is always good;...
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Apprehending The Christ Life

Posted 11-29-2021 at 01:18 AM by Albert Finch (How Do I Advance My Spiritual Life?)

The Apostle Paul said he was "apprehended by Christ." Think about that. That's what a Christian is; someone who has been apprehended (stopped, and taken into the custody) by Jesus Christ.

When God gives you a promise or word or vision which you know is from Him – don't just look at it but apprehend it. Grasp hold of it – and bring it home.

In the Bible it says, "For all the promises of God in Him are Yes, and in Him Amen..." The problem is we...
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Seeking Communion - November 28, 2021

Posted 11-28-2021 at 12:31 PM by Albert Finch (How Do I Advance My Spiritual Life?)

For those who are faint in their heart be of good cheer for the Lord has overcome all that surrounds you. Remember He said, "lo, I am with you always, even until the end of time." (Matthew 28:20)

Draw Him into the situation that is trying to draw you into the valley of fear. As you draw Him in, His faith within you (Galatians 2:20) rises up, fear will bow down and diminish.

Let the faith that He has given you -- let that gift be opened to a greater degree....
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