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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 9, 2024 - Exhortation

Posted 02-08-2024 at 11:01 PM by Albert Finch (How Do I Advance My Spiritual Life?)

Luke 6:8 - "But He was aware all along of their thoughts..."

God always knows all of your thoughts. Your blessings and your problems are rooted in either right or wrong thinking -- you reap what you sow. Thoughts are seeds that produce a harvest in your life.

If you want to have more peace or be more joyful you cannot stay trapped in a secular consciousness thinking and meditating on problems, on what you cannot do, and how weak you are.

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Praying The Psalms - 3

Posted 02-08-2024 at 07:21 PM by Albert Finch (How Do I Advance My Spiritual Life?)

I love you, Lord God, and you make me strong. (Psalm 18:1)

Jesus is my rock, my fortress, and my savior; my God is my rock, in whom I find protection. He is my shield, the power that saves me, and my place of safety. (Psalm 18:2)

I call upon you Lord Jesus, You are worthy to be praised, you are my salvation. (Psalm 18:3)

He reached down from heaven and rescued me; he drew me out of deep waters. (Psalm 18:16)

He led me to a place of safety;...
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Scripture Of The Day - Changing Your Mindset

Posted 02-08-2024 at 08:03 AM by Albert Finch (How Do I Advance My Spiritual Life?)

You shouldn't say things about yourself that God says are not true. eg. "I am a work in Progress" (false humility) Colossians 2:18 - "Let no one keep defrauding you of your prize by delighting in self-abasement." v.2:13 ..."having forgiven us all our transgressions."

You are giving yourself an excuse to sin occasionally and live short of God's full will for you. By wet-nursing this mindset you disengage yourself from living up to your full potential...
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February 8, 2024 - Exhortation

Posted 02-08-2024 at 01:29 AM by Albert Finch (How Do I Advance My Spiritual Life?)

The Spirit of God provokes our conscience into remembrance of what He has told us to do. He stirs our spirits through conviction by His logos or rhema word bringing us to realize there is something deep inside of us that knows we are called to greatness.

There is a drying up of our satisfaction in lesser things; a determination to move out of distractions; an effectual grace to step out from under the weight and rise above in overcoming power.

The writer of the book...
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