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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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April 19, 2024 - Exhortation

Posted 04-19-2024 at 04:26 PM by Albert Finch

"Surely Your goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever." (Psalm 23:6)

Ask Him! What do you need? What does the destiny He has placed in you require? Dream with Him again. Go back to the drawing board and believe beyond where you have been, and don't stop until what you envision looks impossible. You will now advance and plan -- move out of lack and into more than enough! Pioneer again with Him!

It is time to finally move on from the place you are presently in.. It has served its purpose, but now the scenery must change, just like everything else has. You mustn't think your whole existence will be in the trenches.

You are called to a war, but that doesn't mean you are meant to live in the valley of the shadow of death. He has been teaching you how to come up out of that place and live higher. He has been calling you up into new ways of viewing all that opposes you, so you aren't surrendering to the wrong thing. So now you are moving on from this place into a brand-new adventure.

There will be many unknowns and many new roads to forge, but you will find your passion again and know He is running with you. It will keep requiring courage and letting go of doing things how you once did, but it will be full of so much joy as you move from glory to glory in your Christ calling. Yes, the pages of history are before you, and you are going to write them with Jesus.

Will you join Him?

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