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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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Daily Meditations And Affirmations - May 28, 2024

Posted 05-28-2024 at 10:35 AM by Albert Finch


"Arise from the dead." - Ephesians 5:14

The remarkable thing about spiritual initiative is that the life and power comes after you "get up and get going." God does not give you overcoming life -- He gives you life as you overcome.

When the inspiration of God comes and He says, "Arise from the dead," you have to get yourself up; God will not lift you up.

Our Lord said to the man with the withered hand, "Stretch out your hand" (Matthew 12:13). As soon as the man did so, his hand was healed. Be he had to take the initiaative. If you will take the initiative to overcome, you will find that you have the inspiration of God.



All Christians are CALLED to be "soldiers of the Cross". All soldiers know that they can be called upon to pay the ultimate price for their cause. For this reason, the soldiers of the Cross are called to take up their crosses and commit to die daily to their own interests in order to serve the interests of Christ:

"If anyone wishes to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his Cross daily, and follow Me." (Luke 9:23).


"For whoever wishes to save his life shall lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake, he is the one who will save it." (Luke 9:23,24)


"You therefore must suffer hardship as a good soldier of Christ Jesus." (2 Timothy 2:3


"No soldier in active service entangles himself in the affairs of everyday life, so that he may please the one who enlisted him as a soldier." (2 Timothy 2:4)


"And he died for all, that they who live should no longer liver for themselves, but for Him who died and rose again on thei behalf." (2 Corinthians 5:15)


QUESTIONS TO ASK MYSELf:
Am I totally sold out to the Lord Jesus Christ?


Am I willing to aggressively pursue the services of someone in the Body of Christ to Disciple me in my Christian walk?


What are 3 reasons why I need someone to disciple me in addition to my participation in church services, Sunday school, bible study classes, Christ encounters, etc.?

ALBERT FINCH MINISTRY
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