Designed for Maximum Effectiveness
James 1:2-4 (NKJV) My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience. But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing.
Do you realize that who you are today is the cumulation of every heartbreak, trial, pain, mistake, blessing and accomplishment you've experienced? There are no insignificant events in our lives and no scrap is wasted when it's given to the Lord. We were born and designed for maximum effectiveness for this end time era. If you allowed the pain that was experienced in the last season to bring you closer to Jesus, then it has formed in you a greater strength and tenacity. The victories that were produced from the battles have increased your faith and trust in God. If He did it then... won't He do it again?!
Yes, our faith and faithfulness has been tested and our spiritual muscles exercised. An insatiable appetite for His presence and Word has gripped our hearts, and life as usual will no longer do! There's a stirring in our Spirit for more. To love Jesus and experience His presence in a greater way. To become more Holy, crucifying our flesh as we draw closer and closer to His glory.... Oh!! To behold His Glory!! It's our passion and hearts desire!
2 Corinthians 3:18 (KJV) But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as by the Spirit of the Lord.
We have come to the foot of the mountain... We have a choice to make... go up and hear the voice of God face to face as Moses did or run in fear like the children of Israel? Therefore placing the responsibility of hearing from God upon another...because the cost is just too great. Who do you choose to be? Standing on the outside looking in really isn't an option. It reaps no benefits of fulfillment, change or effectiveness.
Exodus 20:19 (NKJV) Then they said to Moses, “You speak with us, and we will hear; but let not God speak with us, lest we die.”
We were born for such a time as this!! We have a mandate for our lives and it can only be fulfilled by sold out, fully surrendered lovers of Jesus!! Turn off the television and social media for a while. Get your Bible out, study and cry out to Him in repentance, love, adoration and praise!! Then wait... wait long enough to feel the warm cloak of His presence and allow Him to love on you and speak to your heart.
There's so much He's calling you to do. Every member of the body is necessary in fulfilling His end time plans to spread revival fire and bring in the harvest!! You've been equipped and prepared, now go and do what He's called you to do!
Acts 2:17 (KJV) And it shall come to pass in the last days, saith God, I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams: