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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
www.thekeys2kingdom.com
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Embracing The New Season

Posted 03-26-2024 at 08:31 AM by Albert Finch


The Lord challenges many in coming out of familiar places into new territory. It is part of the reality of coming into that "Promised Land" (God’s purpose for your life) that so many are hoping and praying for as Believers in Christ.

It is up to US to take that step of faith out of our familiar comfort zones and into that which we have never encountered before. We also determine when and how we access our destiny by stepping out of the familiar into the unfamiliar. That's where He is waiting for us.

STEP OUT IN FAITH

That which many of us seek will only be found in Unfamiliar Places. He is encouraging us to step out in faith and be willing to get uncomfortable – for that is what it will take to break us free from the familiar spirits that are keeping us bound to our past.

Abraham was invited to Unfamiliar Places (Genesis 12:1). He didn't hesitate – he just went. His hunger to know His God outweighed that which was familiar to Him. He was willing to leave everything he knew in order to satisfy the longing within his spirit for something "more" (Hebrews 11:10).

We have to overcome our fears of reprisal and fears of failure. There is a "performance anxiety" that cripple some in the Body of Christ due to an unseen need to please people. For still others, there are God-given opportunities you have been given that seem "out of your league."

IT'S TIME TO BREAK FREE AND BREAK OUT!


This is not just an exercise of faith, but a matter of spiritual hunger. Our focus is truly on coming to understand and implement God’s calling on our life.

As we are looking for this "new thing" that God is about to do, we must step out of the boat, jump off the cliff, and come out of the cave.

It is our faith in God and our expectation that will cause Heaven to respond. We should not be waiting for Him, for He is waiting on us. Pray for a greater spiritual hunger and desperation to arise in your heart and fuel your journey as you plan to advance and bear fruit for His Kingdom.

It's OK to feel uncomfortable. It's actually an indicator that His Spirit has already begun to draw you. Accept His invitation, follow His lead, and don't look back. The true adventure is only just beginning!

"Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland." - Isaiah 43:18-19 NIV


ALBERT FINCH MINISTRY
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