Psalms 112:1-3 …Blessed is the man that feareth the Lord, that delighted greatly in his commandments…Wealth and riches shall be in his house:
In 2009 my husband lost his job as the Vice President of a major financial institution. Our world shattered and we were left to grapple with the immediate change in our lives. I thought our source, which was amazing at the time, was his job and that life for us would never be the same. I also thought that the fact that he has a masters in Accounts and Economics and he is among the few in the world to be a certified chartered financial analyst it would have been easy for him to find another “source” of income.
Imagine my shock and disappointment when he revealed that he does not wish to work for another company in his life and was instead being led by the Lord to start his business. This was not appealing to me because I like the idea of him having a title and I liked the idea of us having a “source” that would not take years to come by. I was devastated. But, I remember him saying something so profound. He said, “My job is not my source and the “source”(God) has more in store for me than this job could ever provide”. And even though I wrestled against this thereafter, I knew what he was saying was the truth and I knew that God wanted me to acknowledge HIM as our source.
Never forget who is your source; it is not your boss, neither is it your side jobs, salary nor your family members. God is your source. James 1;17 tells us that all God gifts come from above. If for any reason your boss or your main source of income should come out of the picture, you WILL still have provision.
Because he is your source, there are two things that you must do to create abundance. Firstly, acknowledge him as your source by asking him first for what you want. Going to others first suggests that you see them as the source. Secondly, nurture your relationship with your Source. Your relationship with The Source is by far your most important relationship. Don’t take it for granted; nurture that relationship and let that be evident by honouring his every word. According to Psalms 112: 1-3, when you do wealth and riches shall be in your house.
Life Application:Identify ways in which you have looked at other things as your source. Identify the number of times God came through when you were down to nothing.
Prayer: Dear Lord, it is so easy to get so comfortable with what is considered our source through our salaries. I pray that we will see you as our only source. May we rely on you to provide even when it seems impossible. In Jesus name, amen.