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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 7, 2022

Posted 03-07-2022 at 10:36 AM by Albert Finch

"Do not be deceived, my beloved brethren. Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow of turning." (James1:15,17)

God loves givers but we also have to learn how to receive. Many people have a hard time receiving from God because of self-sufficiency and pride. We want to receive and value the gifts that He freely gives. It does not matter what it is. It can be salvation, the Holy Spirit, the gifts of the Spirit (prophecy, tongues, healing, etc.), favor, open doors, finances, and more.

If we don't think we are worthy of gifts we will be stuck with an impoverished mindset, be spiritually bankrupt, and never receive the blessings that God wants to pour out upon our lives. Not only that, we will project that same spirit and mindset on others that would believe and receive from the Lord. It never stops with you. Whatever you believe overflows to others – whether good or bad. Jesus called the Pharisees "blind guides" using the example of leading others into a ditch. They were proud in their "religious false humility" because it was all about them.

"There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus, who do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit." (Romans 8:1)

If you don't feel you are worthy to receive gifts from God or others then you are cutting off His blessings and promises for your life. It is a mindset cloaked in false humility. It makes it hard to receive from God or others.

"...giving thanks to the Father who has qualified us to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in the light." (Colossians 1:12)
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