THE TRUE SOURCE IS GOD - PART 2
SATURDAY 28 JANUARY 2023
The way we acknowledge God in our lives regarding anything and everything, not just as the true source of good and perfect gifts, denotes the measure in which we hold ourselves in close and inextricable union with Divinity. More below!
Reference: Job 12:13 Amplified Bible (AMP) "But [only] with Him are [perfect] wisdom and might; He [alone] has [true] counsel and understanding."
But only Him...beloved. When I first read this verse, I felt goosebumps all over my body system, plainly characterized by euphoria, because God is beyond wonderful. Job was so sure of the origin of perfect wisdom and might. Indeed God alone has true counsel and understanding. Only with Him and from Him! Have you ever looked for a product everywhere but couldn't find it, and all of a sudden, you were referred to the right and only true source, with full assurance that they deliver the original? If so, in the same manner, Job referred us to the only dispenser of perfect wisdom and might. Yes and again, He alone has true counsel and understanding.
To that effect, John 3:27 reads, "A man can receive nothing, unless it has been given him from heaven" (NIV). This was the testimony of John the Baptist. He acknowledged the God of heaven as the true source of every good gift. Another way to acknowledge God as the source of good and perfect gifts is to trust Him wholeheartedly in all your ways. In Proverbs 3:5-6, King Solomon advised his son, saying, "Trust in the Lord with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths" (NKJV). In a nutshell, God is the Lord of both spiritual blessings and material things and He administers and provides them to our highest use, when we acknowledge Him. So the formation of unwavering trust in Him makes us a God-pleasing people, with Christ-like character, bearing in mind that Christ Himself acknowledged God in all things, while on earth.
Now it's not enough to acknowledge and trust God, we should also know how to receive all the good things we desire from Him. And it is certainly by the Spirit! 1st Corinthians 2:12 (NIV) – "And we have received God's Spirit (not the world's spirit), so we can know the wonderful things God has freely given us." The Spirit of God supervises over all blessings from God, both invisible and material, and He specialises in distributing them to us, according to the measure or level in which we function by faith and in submission to His leading. Zero wonder Ephesians 3:20 (NIV) reads – "Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us." Notice the phrase, "according to His power that works in us," which is the measure in which we function by faith and in submission to the Holy Spirit.
Then the next verse says, "to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen" (Ephesians 3:21 NIV), an expression of praise and adoration, which denotes an acknowledgement that God is our true source of all provision. Shalom!
Scripture Reading - Psalm 37:4; Matthew 6:33; 1 Corinthians 2:9-10; Matthew 10:32; Colossians 3:17.
Exuberant Declaration: I stand in awe of God for who He is and for all the good and perfect gifts He provides. Therefore, I take delight in Him and I reject every form of leaning on human understanding in my Christian walk, thereby acknowledging that He is my true source, provider and exceeding great reward. Hallelujah!