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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 29, 2024 - Exhortation

Posted 02-28-2024 at 10:45 PM by Albert Finch

How often have you lost sight of what God said to you because your circumstances felt so LOUD (and scary) in the moment? You become discouraged, derailed, or even give up.

God is reminding you to not get caught up in the swirl of negativity but to instead seek His face, His presence, and His ongoing vision for you. You are prepared and have faith to see Him supernaturally work things out that seem impossible!

When you become overwhelmed and hopeless, ask God what He has to say about that situation. Ask Him what it looks like in that situation to partner with hope instead of fear. Ask Him to show you the good report.

Right now Jesus is breathing life and hope into your circumstances -- into your heart. He is reminding you that His yoke is easy and His burden is light. Right now ask Jesus to fill your heart with His love -- the love of Jesus flowing through your heart will lift you up as you continue meditating on it as you go throughout the day.

Lift up your head to the Lord and let the King of Glory come in and wage war through your Christ calling -- giving you the power to take the land.

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