The Jesus Effect

The effects of time are far beyond our natural abilities to understand. Jesus is present in all places, at all times. He transcends time; He is present in our past, present, and future. The spectrum of time is illusive to humans. We can never imagine the vastness and depth of eternity. In our youth time seems endless and we believe there is plenty of time to get things right. As we become wiser, time becomes valuable. We realize there is no time to lose and may put too much pressure on yourselves to catch up or win. As we grow older time is fleeting fast. In this season of life we usually realize there are so many things beyond our control. We have a greater level of peace as we realize the truth. The natural perspective of time is small compared to the God we serve, regardless of our stage in life or the level of wisdom we have developed. God’s vision is so great He knew our hurts, pains, joy, and victories before the beginning of time. He knew we would need a Savior and a Lord. The spiritual implication of the Jesus effect guarantees exceeding joy and victory. Jesus came to give us shalom—the perfect place of peace—in our past, present, and future hurt, pain, joy, and victory. The peace of God is able to fill every area of our lives.

When we realize the Jesus effect, the peace and wisdom of God dominates our lives. Wisdom is progressive, as we become wiser and learn from our mistakes. God’s plan included our mistakes and detours before we even made them; He uses them for His Glory. We can have shalom even when we make mistakes, and when we are hurting and in pain because they work towards our joy and victory. Those experiences become valuable when we learn the lesson from them. They take us to new levels of success and new dimensions of victory. We build our faith and become closer to God through our experiences.

Find the balance of time by living in the wisdom and peace God intends. Value time and use it to complete God’s assignment of purpose and destiny in your life. God is in control; His plan is to prosper you and make you an example of the His power on the

Let Go!


 

For I know the thoughts and plans that I have for you, says the Lord, thoughts and plans for welfare and peace and not for evil, to give you hope in your final outcome. ~ Jeremiah 29:11


 

 

In Jeremiah, God reassures His children that they have a future with victory, peace, and success. In this period in history, God’s children trusted in false prophets because they said what the people wanted to hear. The false prophets’ instructions did not require any faith, trust, or obedience to God. The people’s disobedience led them into captivity. Even in captivity God gave His children instructions to sustain them. Jeremiah prophesied to the captives saying, “God will return you to your land, you will seek after Him with all of your heart, and He will be found.” God is reassuring those who trust Him and even those who have not obeyed Him in the past. He wants you to be victorious against Satan.  God brings comfort, reassurance, and security in difficult times because, Satan’s ultimate goal is to make you stop trusting in the promises of God and send you into captivity. His plan is subtle. Satan uses normal obstacles to make you lose focus on God’s plan for your life. It is easy to take control of your life, when you are not focused on God and His will for you.  Control is a false sense of security that causes you to distrust the plan of God. It is a distraction that detours you from your destiny. Let Go!

Control is a “self centered” attitude; it short circuits and rejects God’s ability to work in your life. Refusing to let go control proves you believe your wisdom surpasses God’s wisdom.  Natural wisdom is limited; you cannot trust in your own abilities. Nor can you move ahead of God and expect Him to follow you. Your full potential is stunted when you refuse to surrender to God. Letting go control of your life is about changing your focus. It allows you to refocus your vision from the natural realm to the spirit realm. A “God centered” life shifts your focus to God’s knowledge and abilities. Living a “God centered” life is also a natural expression of your trust in God; it acknowledges Him as the source of your purpose and destiny. Living a “God centered” life is a physical demonstration of your faith in Him. He is the only source of victory, peace, and success. Let go!

Simply put, letting go is an act of worship; your trust in God ushers you into His magnificent, mighty, and matchless presence. Submit all of you—your spouse, children, money, and career— in worship to God. Your submission leads you into a place of peace and power; your thoughts become agreeable to God’s Will, as it is written in Proverbs 16:3. Surrendering to God produces an unlimited life, only achieved through the power of God. Living a “God centered” life sustains your hope in your final outcome and your trust in God. Your trust strengthens your faith and your ability to rest in the All Powerful God. Your ability to hear from God increases. Because your trust, faith, and rest are in Him, you can receive and apply Godly wisdom to your life. The abundant life He intends for you is connected to your ability to hear from Him. Give God your unconditional trust and ultimate control of your life. His promises breathe life into your full potential. Allow God to add His supernatural power to your natural abilities. His word is the only authority in your life. You will live completely victorious, peaceful, and successful; He is the source! God has a plan for your life so wonderful it’s beyond your wildest dreams. It is a perfect, complete plan that glorifies Him and ultimately becomes a testimony of God’s power. Let Go!

 

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