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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

Daily Meditations And Affirmations - May 19, 2024

Posted 05-19-2024 at 11:07 AM by Albert Finch (How Do I Advance My Spiritual Life?)

"If I am being poured out as a drink offering on the sacrifice of your service and faith, I am glad and rejoice with you all." - Philippians 2:17

Are you willing to sacrifice yourself for the development of the spiritual life of another Believer -- to pour out your life so that Jesus' sacrifice will not be in vain.

Are you willing to give of yourself until you are used up and exhausted -- not seeking to be ministered to, but to minister.

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May 19, 2024 - Exhortation

Posted 05-19-2024 at 02:03 AM by Albert Finch (How Do I Advance My Spiritual Life?)

God doesn't test us in order to punish us. God doesn't delight in our suffering. God tests us to make sure that we are worthy of stewarding His promises well. We cannot bring forth the purpose of God for our life until we have submitted to the fiery tests of preparation that result in our brokenness, dependency, and radical obedience to God.

You shouldn't say things about yourself that God says are not true. eg. "I am a work in Progress" (false humility) Colossians...
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