I’m talking episode 259 for April 2nd, 2023.
This is Joel from the I’m talking microcast, where I share my thoughts on a topic that has piqued my interest this past week.
This week we’re talking supply.
Supply is a word that has gained some popularity over the past number of years, probably three or four years.
And in my thinking, and I think of supply as what is wanted or what is needed, maybe what is offered, what is available, maybe what is for sale at certain places.
And if you’ve paid any attention to your shopping and expenses and those kinds of things, you know that supply is short.
That you hear on the news about supply chain and things not being available.
And, and it wasn’t that long ago when we were doing the COVID thing that the store shelves were empty.
People were hoarding things because they thought that the supplies were going to dry up.
In businesses that I’ve been involved in, the supply was short.
We had to deal with things not being available for our customers.
And how do we do that longer delivery times, all those kinds of things.
The world is tied up in supply.
And therein lies the challenge for those of us who call ourselves Christians.
As a Christian, our mindset is different.
No matter what we’re talking about, our mindset is different because we have a different focus.
And so when we think of supply, we might think of what is absolutely necessary.
We may not hoard things.
We want to be prepared.
We want to be logical in our approach to the world.
We want to make sure that the things that we get are useful.
And we also want to make sure that our supply, whatever it is that we’re after, is God-centered, God-directed.
That we have use for the supplies and what God wants us to do with them.
And because of that mindset, we react differently in the nature of the world being hoarding stuff and I need to get what is mine.
And therein, we draw people to a different reality.
And people may ask, how can you do that?
What makes you so confident that things will be okay?
And we know that God is in control and we can always start there.
And then we go on to show Him in God’s Word, which we believe is the source of all truth.
In Philippians 4.19, Paul says, My God will supply all your needs according to His glorious riches in Christ Jesus.
I’m not going to spend a lot of time going into that.
But you can meditate on that on a regular basis and understand supply.
He says, your needs will be met.
He says, God will supply.
And because of that, we have a light that draws people to us and we can live sold out for God’s glory.
Until next time, this is Joel from the I’m Talking Microcast.