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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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Embracing Transition

Posted 03-01-2024 at 07:02 PM by Albert Finch (How Do I Advance My Spiritual Life?)

"The Lord blessed the latter part of Job's life more than the former part. He had fourteen thousand sheep, six thousand camels, a thousand yoke of oxen and a thousand donkeys." - Job 42:12 NIV

From time to time, we actually have to come out of one undertaking completely before God can transition us to the next assignment in our Christ calling.

Something that is closing in our lives can make us feel like we are out of control, going to shipwreck, or worse yet,...
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Praying The Psalms - 6

Posted 03-01-2024 at 09:59 AM by Albert Finch (How Do I Advance My Spiritual Life?)

You, Jesus, are my strong shield, and I trust you completely. You have helped me, and I will celebrate and thank you in song and praise. (Psalm 28:7)

As His anointed, the Lord is my strength and saving defender. (Psalm 28:8)

I am your inheritance, Lord Jesus, Shepherd me and lift me up forever! (Psalm 28:9)

I honor the Lord for the glory of His name and worship Him in the splendor of His holiness. (Psalm 29:2)

The God of glory thunders....
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March 1, 2024 - Exhortation

Posted 03-01-2024 at 02:29 AM by Albert Finch (How Do I Advance My Spiritual Life?)

As you embrace your priestly anointing (Psalm 23), you find the underground flow of God's presence and power even in the midst of the desert -- you die to self and learn to feast at God's table in the presence of your enemies -- oil is continuously being poured on your head.

You must fight for the souls that the Lord has given to you to disciple. You are to be bold, and rise up, and armor up, and go forth in faith, and come into agreement, and do what He has called you to do – be...
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