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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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Praying The Psalms - October 28, 2021

Posted 10-28-2021 at 09:42 AM by Albert Finch


I am joyful with gladness in Your presence and will sing and praise Your power. (Psalm 21:6,13)

Be exalted, O Lord, In Your strength, and in your salvation how greatly I rejoice! (Psalm 21:1,13)

I will not be shaken because I trust in the lovingkindness of the Lord and his willingness to bless me. (Psalm 21:6,7)

The Lord rescues me, delivers me, and delights in me because I am committed to Him. (Psalm 22:8)

The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing. (Psalm 23:1)

He takes me to His purpose for my life, he leads me to refreshing living water flowing from within me. (Psalm 23:2)

He gives me new strength. He guides me in the right paths, as he has promised. (Psalm 23:3)

Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for You are in me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. (Psalm 23:4)

You prepare a feast for me in the presence of my enemies. You honor me by anointing my head with oil. My cup overflows with blessings. (Psalm 23:5)

Only goodness and faithful love will pursue me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in you, O Lord, forever. (Psalm 23:6)



Why pray the Psalm scriptures out loud?


It is hard to think about something other than what you are talking about. Praying out loud the scriptures solves the problem of the wandering mind. -- spoken words speak to the soul and have the power of raising thoughts in the soul. The Psalm scriptures speak of God in the Highest manner which most fully expresses the power and presence of God.

Strong's definition for "meditate" - HAGAH (Greek) - means to imagine. First, pray the scripture out loud -- then pray the scripture back to God. This prayer can be the prayer of thanksgiving, supplication, or praying the greatness of God and the benefits of God.

The first thing that you are to do when you are upon your knees, is to shut your eyes, and with a short silence let your soul place itself in the presence of God.

When you direct any of your petitions to Jesus let it be: thou art the radiance of thy Father's glory. Thou art the Alpha and Omega, The beginning and the end of all things: Thou has destroyed the power of the devil and hast overcome death.
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    Hello. It's an inspiring post. Thank you.
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    Posted 10-29-2021 at 04:15 PM by ManiraEze ManiraEze is offline
    Updated 10-29-2021 at 04:25 PM by Albert Finch
 

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