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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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Expanding Our Understanding

Posted 05-07-2021 at 12:24 AM by Albert Finch


1 Kings 19:14 - And he said, "I have been very zealous for the Lord, the God of hosts; for the sons of Israel have forsaken Thy covenant, torn down Thine altars and killed Thy prophets with the sword. And I alone am left; and they seek my life, to take it away."

Much of Elijah's discouragement came from the false expectations he had placed upon himself. In his dejection, alone and hurting, Elijah withdrew into a "cave."

For us, self-pity can also be a "cave," a dark hole of loneliness and pain, where all we really hear is the echo of our own voice magnifying and distorting our problems. When we become sick with discouragement, it is easy to lose our perspective.

For Elijah, might manifestations had been signs of God's approval, but something "NEW" was coming that required a fresh submission to the living God.

There are times when the Lord must expand our understanding of His will, actually liberating us from the container of our previous experiences.

The cry for a fresh experience of God is at the core of being open to believe for something "NEW." Newness is always possible to those who believe.


Things on Which to Meditate:

I BELIEVE GOD IS WORKING A NEW WORK IN ME.

NEW THINGS REQUIRE A NEW LANGUAGE.

MY SELF TALK DRAWS ME CLOSER OR DRIVES ME FURTHER FROM EXPERIENCING NEW THINGS.

THINGS HAVE NEVER BEEN THE WAY THEY ARE GOING TO BE BECAUSE GOD IS DOING A NEW THING IN ME.
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