When you finally get through sometimes it might not feel good right away. It feels weird at first to be free. You might even want to go back into your own ways because that is more comfortable. It’s better to be angry at times than to not be angry anymore. At least that’s what we think. We believe that our anger and staying in those feelings is better than confronting and getting over those feelings. But think about how much more free you feel. It was even better for Job when he stopped being angry with God. He was able to listen to what God was saying and humble himself to receive even more from God than what he had before.
“Yet for us there is one God, the Father, Who is the Source of all things” 1 Corinthians 8:6 (AMPC)
Our source has and always will be God. God gives us anything we could need or want. However, going back to the source after being away for so long can be kind of difficult. It’s something that we know needs to be done, yet we don’t want to do it. The times when we need to be the most obedient are the times, we tend to run away the fastest. But at some point, it’s necessary for us to go back to the source because that’s the only place where we can find our true strength. We must learn to be like Job, who although it isn’t perfect, learns to humble himself before God and listen.
Having God as our source is an amazing thing. God is capable of giving us what we want and need when we listen and when we don’t listen. However, the important thing is to actually listen to God. In order for us to go back to our source, we must take the time to stop and listen to what he is saying to us.
Everything we have and everything we hope for comes from God. But we can’t get those things when we do not allow ourselves to get the best from our source. We only tend to use God when it’s convenient for us right?? That’s one of our flaws. We sometimes don’t come to Him all the time for many reasons; it could be that we are ashamed or that we feel like Job and we can do it all on our own. The important thing to remember is that God is our source at all times. Throughout all parts of our lives, we need him.
“His divine power has given us everything we need for life and godliness through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness” 2 Peter 1:3 (NIV)
He has given us everything we need for a godly life, but it’s not a full life if we don’t us everything that he has given us. This means we need him all the time, not just when it’s convenient for us. As our source, we must constantly come to God. But it also means that we need to listen to him and follow through with what he has asked us to do as well.
“And all these blessings shall come upon you and overtake you, because you obey the voice of the Lord your God” Deuteronomy 28:2 (NIV)
There is something really amazing about Deuteronomy 28. It makes me happy just reading this book because it talks about the blessings that we will receive from obeying the Lord. He will constantly push us up into abundance and allow us to prosper. All of these things sound great in theory, but when we are pushing God away none of these things can happen. We have escaped from our grave because of God’s grace. Take glory and peace in that. Once you do, return to your source. God wants to bless us and give us a life of abundance, but it starts with our obedience.
So, don’t look back and don’t go back. Move forward with God and watch him work.
More scriptures regarding God as our source:
1 Chronicles 29:12