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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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Daily Meditations And Affirmations - May 19, 2024

Posted 05-19-2024 at 11:07 AM by Albert Finch

"If I am being poured out as a drink offering on the sacrifice of your service and faith, I am glad and rejoice with you all." - Philippians 2:17

Are you willing to sacrifice yourself for the development of the spiritual life of another Believer -- to pour out your life so that Jesus' sacrifice will not be in vain.

Are you willing to give of yourself until you are used up and exhausted -- not seeking to be ministered to, but to minister.

Come to understand your Christ identity with a mindset of bearing fruit that remains for His Kingdom. Knowing that as you are to seek first His Kingdom, you enter His presence with joy and expectation.

Get ready for God to move you out of the confines and limitations of what you have experienced in the past as you consecrate yourself.


I confirm oneness with Jesus with my whole being.

I begin each day with joyful expectation watching what He will do through me.

I wait quietly in His presence while His thoughts form silently in the depths of my being.

As I rely on His empowering Presence, He infuses His love into me, moment by moment, as it overflows into my heart. I give that same love back to Him.

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