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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

Power Study A 40 - Notes - Victory Over Discouragement

Posted 03-07-2024 at 08:46 PM by Albert Finch (How Do I Advance My Spiritual Life?)


God is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that I ask or think, according to the power that works in me. Eph 3:20

Since I have boldness and confident access in Christ Jesus, I glory in tribulations and not lose heart. - Eph. 3:12,13

I trust the one God and Father of us all, who is above all, pervading all, and living in me. - Eph. 4:6

Since I am a believer, the mighty power of the Holy Spirit is available...
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Praying The Psalms - 7

Posted 03-07-2024 at 04:08 PM by Albert Finch (How Do I Advance My Spiritual Life?)

In you, O Lord, I take refuge; into your hand I commit my spirit, God of truth. (Psalm31:1,8)

You bring me out of the hidden snare, for You O Lord, art my defender; I rejoice and am glad in Your lovingkindness. (Psalm 31:4,7)

For your namesake, you will lead me and guide me, for you are my stronghold. (Psalm 31:3,4)

I confide in you, O LORD: I say, You are my God; may your face shine on your servant. (Psalm 31:14,16)

You are my hiding...
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March 7, 2024 - Exhortation

Posted 03-07-2024 at 12:21 AM by Albert Finch (How Do I Advance My Spiritual Life?)

"And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not." (Galatians 6:9)

Just before your "due season" – which is translated from the Greek word "kairos," meaning "set time" – comes the temptation to faint. The enemy does his best to entice you to sit down, relax, and give up when you are just about to step into your set time of reaping.

The Lord is telling us to "Come up higher!"...
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