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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

February 16, 2024 - Exhortation

Posted 02-15-2024 at 10:58 PM by Albert Finch (How Do I Advance My Spiritual Life?)

Satan is seeking after your time and is diligently working to delay you, believing that by stealing your days, years, and even decades, it will be too late for you to fulfill your Christ calling. However, he is gravely mistaken! For your times are in God's hands. He is the Redeemer of time and the Restorer of years.

Paul wrote, "Walk in wisdom toward them that are without, redeeming the time" (Colossians 4:5). The word "time" in the Greek is the word "kairos,"...
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Praying The Psalms - 4

Posted 02-15-2024 at 02:41 PM by Albert Finch (How Do I Advance My Spiritual Life?)

Jesus takes me to His purpose for my life, he leads me to refreshing living water flowing from within me. (Psalm 23:2)

I am joyful with gladness in Your presence and will sing and praise Your power. (Psalm 21:6,13)

Be exalted, O Lord, In Your strength, and in your salvation how greatly I rejoice! (Psalm 21:1,13)

I will not be shaken because I trust in the lovingkindness of the Lord and his willingness to bless me. (Psalm 21:6,7)

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Dream It And It Will Come

Posted 02-15-2024 at 08:13 AM by Albert Finch (How Do I Advance My Spiritual Life?)

Habakkuk 2:2 - "And the LORD answered me: “Write the vision; make it plain on tablets, so he may run who reads it."

As we spend time in God's presence we come to a place when the Holy Spirit places a vision in our heart that He wants us to follow. Our problem is we don't know how to get fully unstuck from the routines and demands of the present. The cycle of life overtakes us where the Holy Spirit puts a vision in our heart. We wonder if maybe it's not the "right time"...
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