Devotional

“Everything comes from God; everything exists by his power; and everything is intended for his glory.” –  Romans 11:36. 

We all need sources in our lives that we can depend on. A source is a supplier of something that we cannot produce on our own. For example, in your house, if you want to be warm during the winter, you need a source of energy. That gas line coming into your house is one of your sources. Same with electricity. And then are financial sources, food sources, and government sources. Sources make our lives easier, enjoyable, and productive. Those sources are subject to shortages and interruptions and can be in short supply. But not so when God is our source and supply. 

The truth? God is your Source—the perfect and on-time Source for everything you could ever need or want. But, you have to receive Him as your one and only Source by faith. The Word of God will renew your mind, feed your faith, and get you where you need to be to receive the supply God has for you. If you allow it, God will be your Source for everything you need. Jeremiah states the result when one places their confidence in God as their source: “Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord, whose trust is the Lord. He is like a tree planted by water, that sends out its roots by the stream and does not fear when heat comes, for its leaves remain green, and is not anxious in the year of drought, for it does not cease to bear fruit.” (Jeremiah 17:7-8 ESV)

Most people think they have to be their own source; when something happens, they’ve been taught to pick themselves up, dust themselves off, and move on through their own efforts. That sounds fine until we get to the self-effort part. We all have human limitations, and eventually, we’ll find that “God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 4:19 ESV). We need to put our trust and security in something that cannot be taken from us: God. Your job shouldn’t be your security. Your job is a channel, but God is your source. Let me say it again: Your job is a channel, but God is the source of your supply. He’s our never-ending source for whatever we’re in short supply of.

If your source has stopped working God can turn on another source. If God closes a door in your life, He can open another door. And if another door closes, He can open a window, and you can crawl through it. God is not limited to your ability and capacity.  Bank accounts rise and fall. Economies go up and down. Stock markets can go bull or bear. It doesn’t matter.

By coming to Jesus every day, you draw from the source of all resources. He is the love you so need, the joy that will motivate and renew you, and the strength that will carry you through the day no matter how much supply you require.

Discussion Questions:

  1. What does it mean to you for God to be your source and supply? 
  2. How does putting your trust in God’s wealth affect the way you handle your finances?