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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 15, 2024 - Exhortation

Posted 02-14-2024 at 11:58 PM by Albert Finch

The Lord is inviting you to a new level of intimacy with Him that changes you at the very center of your being. And it starts by surrendering to His love more than ever before

Bless Him and offer Him what He longs for most – your heart -- See His love flowing into your heart as you go throughout the day. Bask in It! Give His love back to Him and then receive more love from Him. Do this all day long. Now see it flow into the lives of others.

And as you turn all your attention to Him, untangled by the cares of life because you trust Him, love will captivate you, and nothing else will take His place in your life.
Psalm 119:37. - "Turn away my eyes from looking at worthless things, and revive me in Your way" (NKJV).

Examples of worthless things are mindless internet scrolling, binging on movies or television, etc. Today, in light of the Lord asking, "Do I captivate your heart as you have captivated Mine?" Anything you obsess over that isn't drawing you closer to Him is a worthless thing.

Staring at the stresses, cares, and concerns does not help you. You're not making anything better by looking at the problems. But when you look at Jesus, He will lead you with His eye. He will captivate your heart, and you will never see things the same way again.

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