June 14–Being Effective and Productive

Being Effective and Productive. Hmmmmm?

That sounds business-like, a bit formal and maybe even a bit boring, doesn’t it? It’s OKAY to say, “Yep, it sure does!”

But, in relationship—in fellowship with Jesus, in our knowledge of Him and what He has given us through His Spirit and His Word—this is exactly what we become.

We become Effective and Productive in the deepest, truest, most constantly increasing and most eternal way possible–as we “…participate in the divine nature…”  of Jesus Christ. (2 Peter 1:4)

For this very reason, make every effort to add to your faith goodness;

and to goodness, knowledge;

and to knowledge, self-control;

and to self-control, perseverance;

and to perseverance, godliness;

and to godliness, brotherly [sisterly]–kindness;

and to brotherly [sisterly]–kindness, love.

For if you possess these qualities in increasing measure,

they will keep you from being ineffective and unproductive

in your knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.

But if anyone does not have them,

he is nearsighted and blind,

and has forgotten that he has been cleansed from his past sins. 2 Peter 1:5-8 

There is no limitation to how Jesus is able to transform us—with ever increasing measure—to be more like Him in our nature, in our thoughts, words and actions.

The divine nature of Christ called us into existence—into life—in the first place!

The divine nature of Christ gives us everything we need to live out this life, right here and right now, as Effective and Productive human beings who do not forget what Christ has already done for us through His loving, merciful forgiveness of our sins and His gift of eternal life!

The divine nature of Christ gives us the purpose and the power to be Effective and Productive Ambassadors of Christ!

And the divine nature of Christ does this by continually filling us, increasing in us and flowing through us His Effective and Productive qualities–faith, goodness, knowledge, self-control, perseverance, godliness, brotherly [sisterly]–kindness and love!

Being Effective and Productive isn’t really so business-like, formal or boring after all!

Being Effective and Productive—in and through Jesus—is Absolutely Divine!

In love, peace and purposeful passion,                                                               Sylane

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