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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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November 3, 2023 - Exhortation

Posted 11-03-2023 at 12:14 AM by Albert Finch

Matthew 11:28 - "Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest."

A place of rest is where God does His most significant work in you. If you are willing to learn how to rest, you will experience a depth of faith not known in a restless place.

God gives you the power and authority to engage in greater exploits in His Kingdom from a place of rest. This rest is purposeful, ongoing, and sacred. This rest must become a lifestyle, a constant way of thinking and living -- resting from trying to fix yourself to please God and allowing Jesus to live His life through your Christ calling (Galatians 2:20). Rest reveals the God-solutions that a stressed and burned-out mind cannot perceive.

Rest will be the place from which the next assignment in God's purpose for your life will be birthed. You enter this place of rest when you lay down your undisciplined ambition and your need to always have to produce -- to validate a lesser identity.

You are being reset to align your life with a greater manifestation of God's Spirit as He invites you to co-labor with Him (1 Corinthians 3:9) in new ways to bear fruit that remains for the advancement of the Great Commission.

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