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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 - November 29, 2021

Posted 11-29-2021 at 08:57 AM by Albert Finch


I bless the Lord at all times, I continually declare praise to Him. (Psalm 34:1)

I magnify Jesus and exalt His name as I proclaim it to others who have ears to hear and rejoice. (Psalm 34:2,3)

I seek the Lord and He answers me and delivers me from all my fears. (Psalm 34:4)

The angel of the Lord encamps around me and rescues me from all my troubles as I call out to the Lord. (Psalm 34:6,7)

I consider and see that the LORD is always good; I am blessed as I take refuge in Him. (Psalm 34:8)

The young lions do lack and suffer hunger but a lifestyle of seeking and trusting the Lord keeps me from lack and want. (Psalm 34:10)

I never suffer guilt, shame, or condemnation since I am redeemed by the blood of Jesus and my life is in Him. (Psalm 34:22)

The Lord prospers me in body, soul, and spirit as I magnify, proclaim, rejoice, and praise His name. (Psalm 35:27)

Your lovingkindness, O Lord, extends to the heavens, Your faithfulness reaches to the skies, Your righteousness is in the Lord Jesus Christ and I am in Him. (Psalm 36:5,6)

I drink from Your refreshing stream, for You are the fountain of Life, and in Your light, I see the light that You give me. (Psalm 36:8,9)



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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