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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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THOUGHT FOR THE DAY – August 30, 2021

Posted 08-30-2021 at 04:03 PM by Albert Finch


We must count it our blessedness and highest dignity to be in covenant with God -- esteem this as our greatest honor, that God is our God. If when we are persecuted, imprisoned, distressed, we can say with Jacob, "I have enough, because the Lord has mercy on me, and has taken me into covenant with Him." Surely then we do bear witness of God before heaven and earth, that He is better to us than whatsoever this world affords.

MEDITATION:

Unless we enter into our eternal identities, we will not become instruments for noble purposes. We will not enter into a holiness from Heaven. We will not be useful to God.

"We are workers together with God." - 2 Corinthians 6:1

Whatever call He may require of you, He will provide all you need to faithfully fulfill it. He has destined you for success, not failure, in your Christ calling (DESTINY).

If we truly follow Jesus, He follows us. When and where the apostles moved, God moved also. Natural effort releases divine effort; the Spirit works where we work.
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