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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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February 14, 2024 - Exhortation

Posted 02-13-2024 at 10:53 PM by Albert Finch

You may be feeling spiritually blind right now, having just crossed over into 2024, just feeling lost and still battling the swirl and confusion that has been following you for some time now.

It's felt like the unknown season you have been in has now turned into a wilderness fortress, and you have lost hope that you'll ever leave this place. Somehow, temporary displacement and pause have felt like your permanent campsite. The season of "process and preparation" now feels like a nightmare merry-go-round, and you want to get off!

The enemy wants you to doubt God and choose the life you can provide for yourself in your own strength.

It's the spirit of double-mindedness that is keeping you in that tension. "He is a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways" (James 1:8).
It's the spirit of double-mindedness that is keeping you stuck in a cycle of hopelessness and defeat, Pray for your mind to be clear and that the Holy Spirit will guide your heart so that you will be able to discern the next action step in your Christ calling.

This is not a season of blindness, but of renewed SIGHT. This is not a stalemate, but a season of clear and directed steps. This is not a season of spiritual impairment, but of greater sensitivity to His plans. This is not a season of being stuck, but of movement and breaking new ground.

"You have made known to me the path of life; You will fill me with joy in Your presence, with eternal pleasures at Your right hand." (Acts 2:28)

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