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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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Praying The Psalms - September 21, 2021

Posted 09-21-2021 at 10:22 AM by Albert Finch


Holy is the Lord who answers my prayers when I call upon Him. (Psalm 99:6,9)

I exalt the name of Jesus and His precious blood and declare His testimonies. (Psalm 99:7,9)

I come before the Lord with joyful singing as I celebrate His everlasting lovingkindness and faithfulness. (Psalm 100:2,5)

I enter His courts with praise and give thanks to Him as I bless the name of Jesus. (Psalm 100:4)

I am restored to the joy of my salvation as I serve Him with gladness in His calling on my life. (Psalm 100:2)

I seek Your face, Lord, as I walk with integrity in my heart and set no worthless thing before my eyes. (Psalm 101:2,3)

I walk in Your presence all the day long, Lord Jesus, as I am faithful to advance daily in your purpose for me. (Psalm 101:6)

You deliver me in my day of distress as I do not stop seeking until I come into Your presence. O Lord of my salvation. (Psalm 102:2)

Your name, Lord Jesus, abides forever to set free those who are doomed to death. (Psalm 102:12,20)

The heavens and earth will pass away but the Lord remains the same as His children continue to be established before Him. (Psalm 102:25:26:28)

Why pray the Psalm scriptures out loud?

It is hard to think about something other than what you are talking about. Praying out loud the scriptures solves the problem of the wandering mind. -- spoken words speak to the soul and have the power of raising thoughts in the soul. The Psalm scriptures speak of God in the Highest manner which most fully expresses the power and presence of God.

Strong's definition for "meditate" - HAGAH (Greek) - means to imagine. First pray the scripture out loud -- then pray the scripture back to God. This prayer can be the prayer of thanksgiving, supplication, or praying the greatness of God and the benefits of God.

The first thing that you are to do when you are upon your knees, is to shut your eyes, and with a short silence let your soul place itself in the presence of God.

When you direct any of your petitions to Jesus let it be: thou art the radiance of thy Father's glory. Thou art the Alpha and Omega, The beginning and the end of all things: Thou has destroyed the power of the devil and hast overcome death.
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