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God Is Our Source.

It is natural to seek stability and security in a world filled with uncertainty and constant changes. Many often look to external sources, such as careers, relationships, or material possessions, to fulfil their needs and provide a sense of well-being. However, there is a timeless truth that transcends the temporal nature of our earthly circumstances: God is the source. Looking through the Word of God, scripture after scripture proves that God is the source of everything we need. He is the perfect and on-time source for everything you could ever need or want. His supply never runs short. Although the world may offer temporary solutions and fleeting pleasures, God’s provision is everlasting. It transcends the limitations of time and circumstance. Therefore, be inspired to seek a deeper connection with God, to trust in His provision, and to live in the abundance of His grace. This article will help renew your mind to become fully persuaded that God is your Source. 

Your source is your Father in heaven, who never runs dry. When we talk about God as our source, you may ask what is a source? A source is a supplier of something that we cannot produce on our own. For example, there is a source of gas or electric power so I can cook. When it is dark, you can go to this small switch on the wall and flick it on, and then you have light in the house. This is because of the source of electricity entering your home. We have entertainment by clicking on a button while watching TV. Why? The source of power comes into your home. We can preserve our food in a fridge freezer and keep it cold. We can cook it on the stove all because there’s a source of power coming into our house, and we don’t even realise it in the day-to-day until there’s a storm and the power goes out. A storm comes into the area and knocks down some electric wires, so we do not have power and then we realise how much we need that power source in our lives.

Our lives are filled with sources. A mobile phone is another source of information. This is because of the source of information technology in our phones. We don’t think about it until our battery dies or our phone freezes on us. We go to work, and we get paid and that allows us to pay for all the other sources in our lives. Sources make our lives easier, enjoyable, and more productive. However, the sources that we rely on are often subject to shortages and interruptions, and can be in limited supply at times. We rely on food sources, but if there is a period of drought, farmers do not have much produce. You’d go into a grocery store or the supermarket to get something and it wouldn’t be there because the source has run out.

Don’t limit your finance and all these other sources to anything that you see. None of the so-called earthly sources are real sources; they are all channels. Your source is your heavenly father, who never runs dry. If you plug into His eternal supply, you will never run out. We need to consider the fact that it is the Lord almighty who is our source. If you really got a revelation of who it is that’s our father who has redeemed us, that would change the way you look at things and your expectations. Some people live their lives with such low expectations because they just feel like God is limited in what he can do, and so they look at other things as their source.

The problem is that most people think they have to be their own source, or rely on another human to be their source for everything. Yes, God has equipped each and every one of us with talent and gifts.  He’s placed in each of us the ability to do something of significance in this world. It is amazing when we are functioning in our gifts and using our talents to be productive in this world. However, when we strictly rely on our own gifts, talents, abilities, and ourselves as sources, we have limitations. This is because we can only do so much on our own, because there are seasons of life when our human sources have a shortage or an eruption, something outside of our control. Maybe you lost your job, and you can’t find another one. Perhaps you are going through a painful life season, a loss of a loved one, a bad medical report, or a hard or painful divorce. Maybe something is going on with your children or your parents and all of a sudden, your control of your source is limited. There’s a shortage; it’s gone now, what can you do? The sources are subject to shortages and interruptions and can be in limited supply, but not when you rely on God as the source of your supply.

God Is Our Source.

" Your source is your Father in heaven, who never runs dry. "

When you put your trust and security into something bigger than yourself, like God, it cannot be taken from you. Your job shouldn’t be your source. It’s a blessing, but it’s not your source; God is your source. Your wife and husband, as much of a blessing as they are – and you cannot picture your life without them – but they are not your source of security, happiness, love, and joy. They are not your source. A man or woman could never be your source of true happiness, and they will always fall short. Your children, as much as you love them, cannot be your source of joy. God is your source of joy. As much as you rely on your parents and love them and they look out for you and they’re there for you, it’s a blessing, but they cannot be your source. God is the source of your supply and He is a never-ending source.

Maybe you have even found yourself successful in life in many areas. It’s still not going to be fully complete until God fills the void in your life and becomes a source of joy, happiness, fulfilment, and purpose. God is our source. The Bible has got a lot to say about God being our source. God will supply every need of yours according to his riches and glory in Christ Jesus. Everything comes from God; everything exists by his power, and everything is intended for his glory. For of Him and through Him and to Him are all things, to whom be glory forever. “Yet for us there is but one God, the Father, who is the source of all things, and we exist for Him; and one Lord, Jesus Christ, by whom are all things [that have been created], and we [believers exist and have life and have been redeemed] through Him” (1 Corinthians 8:6 AMP). Yet, for there is only one God, the Father, who is the source of all things.

“My help comes from the Lord the maker of heaven and Earth” (Psalm 121:2). “Now to Him who is able to [carry out His purpose and] do superabundantly more than all that we dare ask or think [infinitely beyond our greatest prayers, hopes, or dreams], according to His power that is at work within us” (Ephesians 3:20 AMP). Yes, we can go far on our own. He’s equipped us to be successful in this world. He wants us to have initiative and do things, but we are limited without him. He’s the one who can help us go substantially. I love this in the Amplified: ‘infinitely beyond our highest prayers, desires, thoughts, hopes and dreams’. That’s powerful. Romans 11:36 says that all things originate and come from him. “The Lord is my Shepherd [to feed, to guide and to shield me], I shall not want” (Psalm 23:1 AMP). I could go on and on with these scriptures.

The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want” (NKJV).The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing” (NIV). He’s our shepherd. It would be just to say He’s our God, that He’s our source, He’s the top of the food chain, He’s the Almighty, He’s our master, and we are His slaves. There’re all kinds of things that you could say, but to say that He’s our shepherd, you know a shepherd tends for the sheep, he cares for the sheep. God loves you, and He’s out to protect and promote you. He is our source. He is your everything: joy, peace, happiness, provision, protection, and that means everything. The Lord is your shepherd and a God of addition and multiplication, not subtraction. Whatever God has done in your life, regardless of how good it is, there’s always something better to come. He is our real source.  God never runs out of blessings. He can always provide more.

Jesus said in John chapter 16 verse 33 that “These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.”  I’ve said these things to you that, in me, you may have peace. I am telling you right now that if you are looking to any source other than Jesus for peace, you are going to end up empty. The government can’t give you peace. The United Nations can’t give you peace. People you know, as wonderful as they can be, can’t give you peace. It’s better to trust in the Lord than to trust in princes. There’s no peace anywhere else. People can fail us or disappoint us, but Jesus is the prince of peace.

Christ is here to give you hope, peace, and joy. Don’t look anywhere else for these things apart from Jesus. Maybe you don’t have peace when you think about all your shortcomings and failures. It doesn’t matter who you are and what you’ve done; Jesus looks past all your failures and mistakes. He’s able to look past sin, class, and race. He is here to show you His grace. Jesus treats everyone with honour and respect. Are you living a miserable life? He will give you peace and hope. You may probably feel God has abandoned you, maybe God is angry with you, or he has given up on you. Jesus wants to reveal himself to you through this article. He wants you to know that he can be your source if you put your trust in him. Your heavenly father will be your source. You don’t have to be self-reliant. You don’t even have to rely on anything to be your source. Jesus is telling you right now, I will be your source. I’ll meet your needs and become your source today. I’ll completely redeem you today. God will be your source.