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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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Praying The Psalms – August 31, 2021

Posted 08-31-2021 at 07:59 PM by Albert Finch (How Do I Advance My Spiritual Life?)

As I open my mouth wide and sing for joy to God, my strength, He gives me abundant provision to satisfy my needs. (Psalm 81:1,10,16)

How lovely is your dwelling place, O Lord. My heart and flesh sing for joy as I long for your presence. (Psalm 84:1,2)

I am blessed because I know my strength is in You, My Lord. My heart is one with You as I go from strength to strength. (Psalm 84:5,7)

My Lord is a sun and shield who gives grace and glory. You withhold...
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Seeking Communion – August 31, 2021

Posted 08-30-2021 at 11:31 PM by Albert Finch (How Do I Advance My Spiritual Life?)

Be aware that the enemy would come with distraction after distraction only to rob you, and deposit within you despondency and numbness putting you in a sense of shock and longing -- not know which way to go -- to the left or to the right.

In times of trouble, call in His presence, for where you are His presence is. Do you not understand 'The Hope of Glory' that is within you? Do not look to the exterior. Do not look outward. Don't look around. Look in. Let His presence, let His...
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THOUGHT FOR THE DAY – August 30, 2021

Posted 08-30-2021 at 03:03 PM by Albert Finch (How Do I Advance My Spiritual Life?)

We must count it our blessedness and highest dignity to be in covenant with God -- esteem this as our greatest honor, that God is our God. If when we are persecuted, imprisoned, distressed, we can say with Jacob, "I have enough, because the Lord has mercy on me, and has taken me into covenant with Him." Surely then we do bear witness of God before heaven and earth, that He is better to us than whatsoever this world affords.

MEDITATION:...
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Lifting our vision up

Posted 08-29-2021 at 11:24 PM by Albert Finch (How Do I Advance My Spiritual Life?)

"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, forever and ever." - Ephesians 3:20-21

Our very best days are right before us, not behind us!

Consider the Message Bible's version of this Scripture:

"God can do anything, you know—far more than you could ever imagine or guess or request in your...
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Scripture Of The Day - August 29, 2021

Posted 08-29-2021 at 08:06 PM by Albert Finch (How Do I Advance My Spiritual Life?)

Matthew 12: 34,35 - "Out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh. A good man out of the good treasure of the heart bringeth forth good things."

Observation:

The good treasure is the Word. So from the Word of God deposited in my heart through affirmation and meditation, I bring forth good things.

My heart or my spirit is like a bank. Whatever I put into my heart is my deposit. My withdrawals are...
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