Monday, March 30, 2009

Just-in-time (JIT)

I listened to a sermon this past weekend that really got my attention. It started out with the concept of JIT, which means, just-in-time. JIT is an inventory strategy that improves the return on investment of a business. This is because you are reducing your inventory and the cost associated with storing it. In order to achieve JIT you must have signals of what is going on everywhere else within the process. When this process is successful you will increase your return on investment, quality, and efficiency. With the economy the way it is more and more companies are switching to this method. Now you may be wondering what does this have anything to do with being a Christian, with living life, and walking a path with Jesus. It has everything!!! Living life with Jesus is depending on Jesus in all times. Even when we are at our last straw. When we think life is to hard that we want to give up and throw in the towel Jesus comes in and provides a way out. Looking back in my past I see many ways Jesus has worked in my life to provide for me. Often I would question if Jesus was on my side. If he really cared for me. Or even how would I pay for my next month's rent. All these things Jesus provided for. In Exodus 16 the Lord tells the people that manna will fall from the sky. Each day the people were to go and gather up enough manna for that day, and only that day. They were not to gather more then they needed. If they did it would be full of maggots and smell the next morning. So each day the people would go out in the morning and gather enough just for the day. This is a great way for the Lord to show how he is providing each and every day for our needs. No matter how crazy life gets I know that Jesus' JIT strategy for my life is prefect and will allow me to be what he created me to be. To be completely dependent upon him!!!!

1 comment:

findingmywingsinlife said...

Haven't forgotten about you and your writings my dear friend!