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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 - June 14, 2024

Posted 06-14-2024 at 05:44 PM by Albert Finch

Paul said, "I have been crucified with Christ." He did not say, "I have made a determination to imitate Jesus Christ," or I will really make an effort to follow Him" -- but -- "I have been identified with Him in His death. " Once I reach this moral decision and act on it, all that Christ accomplished for me on the Cross is accomplished in me.

My unrestrained commitment of myself to God gives the Holy Spirit the occasion to advance His Kingdom 24/7 through my Christ calling as I bear fruit that remains by dying to my self-life as I give it up for the advancement of the spiritual lives of others.


The bread and wine of communion confirm my oneness with Jesus. (John 17:21)

I give myself to Jesus, as an offering to establish His Kingdom in the earth. (Ephesians 5:1)

I was called by God to be free! But, I don't use my freedom as an excuse to live in sin and do only what I want. Instead, I serve others in the way of love. (Galatians 5:13)

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