I can believe for my Everyday Life, no matter what comes along. I am not my own source.
God is with me in all of life, even the little, nagging things – yes, even when I get a flat tire and don’t have a spare tire - OR - when the only spare tire that I have is the one around my waist! I used to have ripped abs of steel that stacked on top of each other like a six pack, but now they just roll together like steel belted radials on the Michelin Man. God is a better source for my life than I am for myself!
If you have a Savior then your source isn’t your stuff either – without Jesus your stuff can easily become your source. I know how it feels when your child walks in the house and says, “Dad, I just scratched your truck.” First thought is, “WHAT! NO!” But make sure you keep an eternal perspective. Fill your heart with His Peace because He is Present, within you! God’s ok with you having stuff as long as stuff doesn’t have you.
John 16:33 (NIV) In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.
1 John 5:5 (NIV) Who is it that overcomes the world? Only he who believes that Jesus is the Son of God.