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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 - September 29, 2021

Posted 09-29-2021 at 12:40 PM by Albert Finch


Take time to be holy. The word holy does not mean goody-goody; it means set apart for sacred use. As you focus your mind and heart on Jesus, you are being transformed; re-created into the one you were designed to be. This process requires blocks of time set aside with the Lover of your soul.

Emotional and physical healing are enhanced by your soaking in the Light of His Presence. You become a cleansed temple of His Holy Spirit, who is able to do in and through you immeasurably more than you ask or imagine. These are just some of the benefits of being still in His Presence, who gives you an understanding of God's Purpose for your life so you can bear Kingdom fruit.

Meditation:

Beware of seeing yourself through other people’s eyes. There are several dangers to this practice. First of all, it is nearly impossible to discern what others actually think of you. Moreover, their views of you are variable: subject to each viewer’s spiritual, emotional, and physical condition. The major problem with letting others define you is that it borders on idolatry. Your concern to please others dampens your desire to please Him, your Creator.

It is much more real to see yourself through His eyes. His gaze upon you is steady and sure, untainted by sin. Through His eyes you can see yourself as one who is deeply, eternally loved. Rest in His loving gaze, and you will receive deep Peace. Respond to His loving Presence by worshiping Him in spirit and in truth.

"And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him." - Hebrews 11:6

“Yet a time is coming and has now come when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for they are the kind of worshipers the Father seeks. God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in spirit and in truth.” - John 4:23–24
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