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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

Becoming The Voice Of God

Posted 08-28-2023 at 10:59 PM by Albert Finch (How Do I Advance My Spiritual Life?)

As Christians, we are to be "fed and led" to become His voice--fed by the Word and led by the Spirit. There are many lazy people in the Church and, for them, the easiest way to hear God is to be fed by someone who is "close" to God. Unfortunately, this mindset has crept into the Church.

The fact is, the only reason that it is important that we hear God speaking to us is so that we can become a voice ourselves--an expression, NOT an opinion.

The only...
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God Is Faithful Through Times Of Change

Posted 08-28-2023 at 06:10 PM by Albert Finch (How Do I Advance My Spiritual Life?)

"For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love, and self-discipline." - 1 Timothy 1:7

In order to see a change we must be willing to be part of the change. That means:

becoming uncomfortable in our comfort zones so that God can propel us into catalytic faith action.

it means coming to understand our Christ identity through the New Covenant scriptural teachings so we will be effective in advancing His Kingdom....
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August 28, 2023 - Exhortation

Posted 08-28-2023 at 08:52 AM by Albert Finch (How Do I Advance My Spiritual Life?)

The Bible counsels us to be very careful and guard our thoughts as well as what we ponder within our heart because that will set the cadence of our life. "Keep and guard your heart with all vigilance and above all that you guard, for out of it flow the springs of life. " - Proverbs 4:23

Christ Jesus, in His gracious message on the mountain, informs us that it is the pure in heart that see God. "Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God." - Matthew 5:8...
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Lauching Into Him

Posted 08-28-2023 at 12:05 AM by Albert Finch (How Do I Advance My Spiritual Life?)

Once Jesus had finished teaching, He turned to Peter and instructed him to first “launch out into the deep” and second, “let down your nets for a catch” (see Luke 5:4) . To this Peter replied, “Master, we have toiled all night and caught nothing; nevertheless at Your word I will let down the net .”And when they did this, they caught a great number of fish, and their net was breaking . So they signaled to their partners in the other boat to come and help them . And they came and filled...
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