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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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Stepping Onto The Water Of Faith

Posted 03-27-2024 at 09:35 AM by Albert Finch


Matthew 14:28-31 -- 28 Peter said to Him, “Lord, if it is You, command me to come to You on the water.” 29 And He said, “Come!” And Peter got out of the boat, and walked on the water and came toward Jesus. 30 But seeing the wind, he became frightened, and beginning to sink, he cried out, “Lord, save me!” 31 Immediately Jesus stretched out His hand and took hold of him, and *said to him, “You of little faith, why did you doubt?”

Just like Peter, 2024 is the season that many people need to step out of their comfort zone and the normality of life. Peter had to leave the boat, where everyone was, to get closer to Jesus. When you are on a body of water, especially in a storm, the safest natural place to be is in a boat. But when Jesus says, "COME," you will be compelled to step out of what seems comfortable and safe for you.

As soon as Peter stepped out of the boat, he had to step out onto the word of Jesus. Whenever you have your stepping out moment, step out onto the words God has spoken over your life.

When God calls us to Himself, He wants us to walk deeper with Him. Any step toward God is a step in the right direction. In James 4:8, God promises, "Draw near to Me and I will draw near to you."

STEP UP

Once you step out and start walking out the prophetic words God has spoken over your life, you begin an incredible, life-altering journey with the Lord. Once you have stepped out, then you step up into a new season of your life.

God has called us to step out of the normality of life to receive a greater revelation from Him and deeper wisdom to step up higher in this new season. God has an awesome plan to elevate us to a place of increase and favor where He can use our life, gifts and calling for His purpose and the Kingdom of God.

STEP ON THE WATER OF FAITH

While Peter was on the journey from the boat to Jesus he started to sink. He was right in the middle between the other disciples, which can mean "the crowd" and Jesus.

Jesus was looking at Peter wanting him to draw closer, to show him that he was able to do everything which Jesus was going to do. Behind Peter, some of the disciples were probably saying things like, "The wind is blowing hard and the waves are getting high. Do you think he can make it much longer?" The same is true with us.

When we step out into a new facet of God’s purpose for our life, so many people will say negative and doubting things. But if we keep our eyes on Jesus and step on the water in faith, we will continue the journey, taking each step on the Word of God.

When Peter took his eyes off of Jesus, he took his eyes off of the supernatural. When God calls you to do something supernatural, you can never look at the natural or listen to naturally-minded people. If you look at things in the natural, you will not be able to accomplish the supernatural, perfect plan that God has for your life.


ALBERT FINCH MINISTRY
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