Day 8 - PRINCIPLES OF EMPOWERMENT Your Source & Resource from Heaven to Earth

Wednesday, July 08, 2020 Bryan Hudson 0 Comments

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Philippians 4:11, Not that I speak in regard to need, for I have learned in whatever state I am, to be content: 12 I know how to be abased, and I know how to abound. Everywhere and in all things I have learned both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer need. 13 I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.

It is important to understand the difference between source and resources.

Resource: A supply of money, materials, staff, and other assets that can be drawn on by a person or organization in order to function effectively.

Source: A point of origin or procurement; anything or place from which something comes.

The Apostle Paul “learned” how to handle both lack and abundance. Paul learned how to rely on God as his Source and live in contentment, not in frustration. Trusting in our resources ultimately leads to frustration. 

What is the value of learning how to be “abased?” The only benefit in experiencing lack is learning how to handle yourself within it, navigate through it, and rise out of it! People who have survived lack and overcome it through Christ become both bold and humble by staying connected with their Source. Going forward, they do not feel intimidated or overwhelmed by circumstances. As David said, “The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want..” (Psalm 23:1)

Trusting in our resources is relying on a limited supply. Trusting our Source is relying on an unlimited supply. Recognizing our Source puts us in position to receive from God who is our Source. God as Source reigns over all and has an endless supply! 

Reflection Question: Are there any resources in your life that have been mistaken as your Source?

Key insight I gained today:

Today’s action item based on insight: