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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
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Scripture Of The Day - March 5, 2022

Posted 03-05-2022 at 09:28 AM by Albert Finch

"Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world–the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life—is not of the Father but is of the world. And the world is passing away, and the lust of it; but he who does the will of God abides forever." (1 John 2:15-17)

Carnality is basically when compromising mindsets are still prevalent as a person is trying to serve two masters. It is hanging on to the spirit of the world while trying to follow God. At one level it is simply spiritual immaturity and at another spiritual harlotry. At some point we are held accountable, for we should know better by now. You cannot stay an infant forever. From one angle this is what having a "religious spirit" can look like. It is like a person trying to love God while still loving the things of this world. Transformation of the soul has not taken hold. As we follow the Lord we are called to love Him with ALL of our hearts, souls, minds and strength.
It is all about what you really value, treasure and desire. You can figure this out by evaluating where you spend your time and affections.

What is the first thing you run to?

What do you like to listen to? If it is not God it is something else.

If you feel you have misplaced desires, God can change that. If we hunger for God it is by His grace. If we seek God it is by His grace. If we know God it is by His grace. Everything that we do is by the grace of God. The bridge that has to be crossed in your heart is ASKING for His grace, asking for His help and the grace to receive His presence amd a hunger to advance His Kingdom.

"If a son ASKS for bread from any father among you, will he give him a stone? Or if he ASKS for a fish, will he give him a serpent instead of a fish? Or if he ASKS for an egg, will he offer him a scorpion? If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask Him!" (Luke 11:11-13)
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