Dr. Elizabeth Jackson
God is Your Source
One fallacy we face in today’s culture is the temptation to exclude God from our lives and rely solely on our resources and abilities. This is humanity in us.
We have to stop looking at ourselves as the source of all our needs. The truth is, we do not have enough power or resources to sustain ourselves. Our supply would eventually run out.
The Bible tells us repeatedly, that God is our source and His supplies will never run out.
"But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus" (Philippians 4:19, KJV).
Sometimes, God will use people as a resource in our lives, but they are not our source.
God is my source
During a conversation with my youngest son on the phone, I said, “I am believing God to do certain things for me.”
My son replied, “Momma, just go on and get it! You don't have to worry God with that when all you have to do is tell me, and I’ll do it for you.”
“Thanks, son, I replied—God just did it through you. God is my source and you are only one of God's resources that He uses to give me the desires of my heart. You see son, you are limited and sometimes you may say, ‘I can't do it right now’, but God always comes through for me.
Son, God is able to do exceedingly and abundantly above all that we can ask or think. He is your source too! I’ve learned to go directly to the source and allow Him to decide how He will get His divine provision to me.”
My son slowly exhaled and said, “Yeah Momma—if it wasn't for God and your prayers, I would not be where I am today.”
Jesus told us in Matthew chapter 6 that our Father in Heaven will supply our needs, and He already knows what we need, even before we ask.
He said, “That is why I tell you not to worry about everyday life—whether you have enough food and drink, or enough clothes to wear. Isn’t life more than food, and your body more than clothing? Look at the birds. They don’t plant or harvest or store food in barns, for your heavenly Father feeds them. And aren’t you far more valuable to him than they are? Can all your worries add a single moment to your life?
So don’t worry about these things, saying, ‘What will we eat? What will we drink? What will we wear?’ These things dominate the thoughts of unbelievers, but your heavenly Father already knows all your needs. Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need.
So don’t worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring its own worries. Today’s trouble is enough for today" (Matthew 6:7-34, NLT).
Today’s lesson was taken from my new book, “Pure Gold Inspirational Nuggets.” You can purchase a copy at