"And such trust have we through Christ to God-ward: Not that we are sufficient of ourselves to think of anything as of ourselves; but our sufficiency is of God." II Corinthians 3:4-5
All believers in Christ we have a tendency to say that apart from God, we can do nothing. We may say it, but our lives often show the opposite. How often do we pray, trust and lean on God for everyday living? God is fully capable to be our source for all things. This is an extremely different perspective than what we were taught from the world's system. Our natural mind assumes that we must be the source of all that is needed for living. Scripture warns us not to adopt this viewpoint (Psalm 108:12, 146:3). Our Creator-Redeemer upholds 'all things' by the word of His power (Hebrews 1:3). Uphold is kept, provided for, carried. All things include you and me: God is our source!
One night at Chalk Talk I read the scripture, "And God is able to make all grace abound toward you; that ye, always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work." II Corinthians 9:8. I asked each person what happened on the inside of them when I read that verse. One person said, "When I heard these words, I felt unbelief and it was not meant for me." If it seems that the Bible only works for other people, you may have a seed of unworthiness. The repetition of faith statements changes human feelings to what God says in His Word when we see that unworthiness and insecurity are lies; they're not real. Jesus was crucified to set us free from the effect of sin (Romans 6:6).
Because of Jesus, I have inherited substance and God fills my treasures (Proverbs 8:21). I no longer depend on people or conditions for my perfect supply. God is my source with unlimited supply. He is always opening new channels of prosperity for me. I am open to receive it all with thanksgiving and praise.
We are a created miracle of God and we are His great will on earth. When we accept Jesus as Savior, we become His child, knowing we are here by the will of God (John 1:12-13). I remember the day I realized that I did not choose to be here on earth, I was sent here by God (Ephesians 1:17). Because I was sent here to be His will on earth, it became easier to say, "God is my constant source and supply and I can expect total provision and continuous supply." When I connected II Corinthians 9:8 to this faith statement, saying it to be so, it was like walking out of a jungle of struggle and strain into life, health and peace.
The Holy Spirit was given to me when I accepted Jesus as my Savior. He became the Excellency of my life-power. I am His work (II Corinthians 4:7). As my belief system changes into God's Word, the doorway of His provision is enlarged.
I am His Work
Lord, You call me to Your glory and make me perfect and strengthen me (I Peter 5:10). I accept it and see it. The more I see Your work, the more I experience it by that very perception. When I see Your abundance, I call more abundance into my life by that belief. As I believe, it is done unto me (Matthew 8:13). It is a wonderful and 'simple' way You designed me to live in Deuteronomy 28. Your blessings overtake me! Amen.
We, as believers in Christ, can be transformed by the 'simple' belief system: God, You are my source! The secret is YOU MUST SAY IT FOR YOURSELF! No one else can do this for you. It is my habit every morning to say, "Lord Jesus Christ, You in me by the Holy Spirit, You are my miracle of life, health and peace today. Thank you."
When the idea that you are completely connected to God without strain or struggle, you experience a power greater than you, creating what you dare to believe. You will have a new found peace; an inner knowing that you have a great, supernatural handle on life. You are no longer a product of circumstance, you create new ones. Thanks be to God whose mercy endures forever. Amen!