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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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March 18, 2024 - Exhortation

Posted 03-17-2024 at 11:48 PM by Albert Finch (How Do I Advance My Spiritual Life?)

Psalm 63:1 - "God, you are my God; I eagerly seek you. I thirst for you; my body faints for you in a land that is dry, desolate, and without water."

He's looking for you to find Him on a deeper level. He's waiting for you to hear Him in a new way.

Dust yourself off and begin to walk in your Christ calling. You can't drown in the circumstances around you anymore. It's time to war and be the warrior He has called you to be.

You have been feeling...
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Faith Revolution In Our Actions

Posted 03-17-2024 at 07:42 PM by Albert Finch (How Do I Advance My Spiritual Life?)

Our faith is not dependent on our feelings but is realized through our actions.

FAITH IS SPELLED -- R-I-S-K

Playing it safe isn't faith. There is this tendency to have everything predictable and under control, but it results in a quite boring life with little promise associated with it. God wants to have a people who are willing to go for it.

There is this willingness to sink, look bad, or even be insulted that is associated with the life of faith where...
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Stepping Into The Next Season

Posted 03-17-2024 at 03:19 PM by Albert Finch (How Do I Advance My Spiritual Life?)

"For God has not given us a spirit of fear but of power and love and self-control." (2 Timothy 1:7)

What you're going through right now is getting you ready for what's about to happen to you next in 2024! In fact, your 'next' is your 'now.' This is your season to be creative. You will design things that are not from you, but from Him. Strategies are downloaded from Heaven and uploaded to you by God's choosing. People will be placed intentionally into areas of your life to...
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March 17, 2024 - Exhortation

Posted 03-17-2024 at 09:49 AM by Albert Finch (How Do I Advance My Spiritual Life?)

Adverse circumstances can be intense, but the love, strength, comfort and encouragement of the Lord surrounds you. This is a deep maturing of faith to partner with Him for greater exploits than could be imagined.

The things that the Lord has spoken to you are going to begin to grow. As you have continued to draw close to the Lord, trials and battles are building your faith, character, and strength to carry and move into more than you have anticipated as you are advancing in His purpose...
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Scripture Of The Day - March 17, 2024

Posted 03-17-2024 at 01:58 AM by Albert Finch (How Do I Advance My Spiritual Life?)

2 Corinthians 5:19 - "...God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself, not imputing their trespasses to them..."

No judgment will fall on you today because it fell on Jesus 2000 years ago at Calvary. And if God was gracious enough to remove Lot and his family before the judgment fell (Genesis 19:12-22), how much more will He do for you who are no longer under judgment?

Don't be judgment-focused and look back at the sins you have committed. He remembers...
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