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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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Transitioning Into Glory

Posted 04-29-2024 at 01:20 AM by Albert Finch

Transition times are when the Lord redefines and makes adjustments necessary for us to move forward. He gives us new focus and direction. He teaches us about Himself in a new way.

If we are in a time of major transition it is easy to feel stressed or uncertain. This is a time to trust that God has your best interest at hand.(Isaiah 43:18,19)

We are bombarded daily with conflicting messages.

If you are experiencing a narrow place of confinement, or you sense you are in transition, be assured, He is about to visit you with a fresh demonstration of His Spirit. May your resources increase and your trials become stepping stones to renewed power and revelation.


"The Kingdom of Heaven is like treasure hidden in a field. When a man found it, he hid it again, and then in his joy went and sold all he had and bought that field." Matthew 13:44 NIV

This parable has something to say about your DESTINY. Maybe God has spoken to you in the past about something and then it seems to not happen? Over the next few months, you can expect God to speak to you about your situation. As this happens, it will require you to take action to activate it.

There are things that God has called you to do that will indeed change the world. So, in a sense, the people that you are going to help are waiting for you to take a step to activate your CALLING IN CHRIST.


By developing key principles in your life, you will gain increased clarity and get momentum:

It matters what you do on a daily basis. If you are sowing grumbling, complaining, doubt, and fear...then that is what you are going to reap. "...for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap" (Galatians 6:7 NKJV). If you decide to change that outlook and begin to sow blessing and love and encouragement, then it is going to shift the spiritual atmosphere over you.

The next thing that you need to change, or be aware of, is how you think. "For as he thinks in his heart, so is he" (Proverbs 23:7 NKJV). It is not only what you do, but how you think about yourself. Understanding your inheritance in Christ by affirming, meditating, and seeing yourself in those scriptures that talk about your true Christ identity.

Thirdly -- believing, or having faith. This is really important. "...whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours" (Mark 11:24 NIV). Even though your answer may not be there yet, keep your faith alive by affirming and meditation on the scriptures that address the thing you are believing for. Remember that miracles could not happen around Jesus Himself when there was unbelief in his home town, and he had to ask people to leave the room on occasion.

Developing your faith, right now, is the place that you can start to change things.
Finally, taking action. "In the same way, faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead...so faith without deeds is dead" (James 2:17, 26 NIV). So, what you do on a daily basis matters. How you think about yourself and the world around you matters. Believing and having faith matters! It sets things up for the BREAKTHROUGH. Taking action brings it all together.

Press forward! Going backward is not an option -- "We go from glory to glory, and glory doesn't go backward."

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