SHE only makes one stop
I’m convinced IKEA was created in order to highlight the strength of my fruits of the spirit: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and of course self-control. To further test my fruits, the newest IKEA was built literally 5 miles from me. I was elated like a little kid when I first walked through its doors at the end of last year. As I took the winding trail around this home decor wonderland, I can barely push my cart more than 5 feet at a time because everything around me is a must-have. Yes...I do need that 3-tier fruit basket, because I plan on eating more fruits this year and what’s the point of increasing my fruit intake if I can’t properly separate them first...right?
Strategically in the middle of my journey, they constructed a Swedish-inspired food court where you can partake in some Scandinavian cuisine for a fairly reasonable price. As I was fork deep in a meatball, I took some time to reflect on the genius design of IKEA. They have found a way to maintain a business model that has yet to be copied where customers can not only buy everything they would need for their home, but enjoy some food options in the food court and mini market at the front of the store. Talk about a one-stop shop.
In this growing technological age, everything is expected to occur fast. Which leaves little time to waste, so the convenience of having everything you need in one place has become the norm. Walmarts, Targets, and Amazon.com have very noticeably caught on to this demand. This isn’t a new business concept though. God had an over 2,000 year old head start on the rest of the world...surprise, surprise.
When He gave His Son, and then the Holy Spirit to us, He made it so that we as believers no longer had to go through the never-ending animal sacrifices or high priests in order to receive forgiveness of sins. He gave us one final and ultimate High Priest through Jesus Christ who would forever be our one-stop shop to salvation.
Therefore, since we have a great high priest who has ascended into heaven, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold firmly to the faith we profess.
After salvation, we have the bonus gift of having a relationship with Christ. In that relationship, I can also benefit from having a heavenly Father, Friend, Counselor, Comforter, Physician, Bestie, Waymaker, and Teacher all in one. When we make Christ our source for every need in our life, we no longer find the value in searching anywhere else for answers.
As your relationship grows in Christ, you begin to find new ways He can be your source if you let him.
In what areas of your life is Christ your source?
Going forward, continue to add news roles He begins to play in your life? Mechanic when your car breaks down, banker when you run out of money, etc.