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Monday, April 22, 2024

He is Your Source






Oh, give thanks to the Lord, for He is good! For His mercy endures forever.

—Psalm 136:1



The strength of your faith is the revelation of truth that God is your Source. He is the Creator—the giver and sustainer of life. He is the living Word. When you really believe in your heart that God is your Source, you know that every good and perfect gift is from your Father in whom there is no variation or shadow of turning (James 1:17). 


Your Father is the same yesterday, today, and forever (Hebrews 13:8). His goodness is unchanging and endures forever. God does not play games with you. He is not loving you one moment and then tormenting you the next. Your Father is not the author of anguish. He is not the author of illness. He is not the author of evil. Your Father is the author of all that is good. Satan is the author of evil. He comes to steal, kill, and destroy (John 10:10). Satan sends his messengers to buffet you.

Adam “loosed” death upon the earth (Genesis 2:17), and death spread to all men (Romans 5:12). Mankind brought suffering upon himself. Suffering is the consequence of Adam’s choice in the Garden. Suffering can be the consequence of personal sin and choices made without God. Suffering also comes to those who share their faith. The Good News of the Gospel is an offense to the enemy. It is an offense to those in this fallen world who refuse its message of God’s goodness.

God is your Source of all that is good. When you believe God is your enduring and unchanging Source, no matter what happens you can say as Paul said, “For I know whom I have believed and am persuaded that He is able to keep what I have committed to Him until that Day” (2 Timothy 1:12). 


How do you know when you have the revelation in your heart that God is your Source? 


“I will both lie down in peace, and sleep; for You alone, O Lord, make me dwell in safety” (Psalm 4:8).


When God is your Source, you have peace. You know you are safe. You do not struggle to trust Him. You are free from doubt, worry, and the torment of fear. When you are living in God’s peace, faith is not hard. You believe in God. You know He is for you. You know His promises are true and that His redemption is your victory.


“What is man that You are mindful of him, and the son of man that You visit him? For You have made him a little lower than the angels, and You have crowned him with glory and honor. You have made him to have dominion over the works of Your hands; You have put all things under his feet” (Psalm 8:4-6).


When God is your Source, you choose to see yourself as He sees you. You understand the potential of the “new creation” you are in Jesus Christ (2 Corinthians 5:17). Psalm 8:6 says God has created you to have dominion over the works of His hands, and that He has put all things under your feet. Death spread from Adam to all men, but everything changed in Jesus Christ. God sent Jesus to redeem His creation! To redeem you! God's redeeming love has been shed abroad in your heart (Romans 5:5). You have His love to love others as He first loved you. You have His authority to bless others (Luke 10:19). You have a purpose.


“For You are my rock and my fortress; therefore, for Your name’s sake, lead me and guide me (Psalm 31:3)


When God is your Source, you know He is your rock. You know He never leaves you, plays games with you, or makes you question His love. He is faithful to perform His work in you. You expect Him to always lead you. You see with the eyes of faith. 


“But as for me, I trust in You, O Lord; I say, ‘You are my God”’ (Psalm 31:14).


When you trust God as your Source, life is filled with His joy and abundance. Your vision is not upon your circumstances. It is not on any illness or symptom or what the enemy tells you that you lack. You see with the eyes of faith. You are no longer dependent on your own strength and knowledge. He is your God. You are dependent on Him.


“My flesh and my heart fail; But God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever” (Psalms 73:26)


Your personal strength has limits, but God’s strength is limitless. When you abide and trust in Him, you can do all things in His power (Philippians 4:13). He is your strength. He is your hiding place. He shall preserve you from trouble. He shall surround you with songs of deliverance (Psalm 32:7). You know His mercy endures forever. You give Him thanks from a grateful heart.


God is your Source. When you submit to His authority and by faith act upon it, the enemy will flee (James 4:7). Choose to know the One in whom you have believed. 


Father, you are the Source of all that is good. You are my help and my deliverer. You are my King. You are the strength of my heart and my abundance forever. Not for just a moment. But forever. Always. Your goodness is unending. You are my refuge. You are my hope in the day of disaster. You are my greatest weapon of war. No weapon formed against me will prosper. Every lie that comes against your truth, I condemn. You are in me, and I am in you. Praise you, Jesus, for without you, I would suffer death. But I have life and have it more abundantly. I give you praise from an overflowing and grateful heart. Surely, your goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, and I will shall abide in you forever.


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