Monday, September 9, 2013

Just Do It

 His mother said to the servants, “Whatever He says to you, do it.
~ John 2:5 ~

Mary the mother of Jesus perceives a need and made it known to Jesus although He was aware of it Himself. He responded that it was not His time. 

Regardless Mary admonishes the disciples to obey whatever Jesus asks of them. She made preparations for the miracle knowing that obedience is the key to unlock them: "Whatever He says to you, do it.".

Jesus said to them, "Fill the waterpots with water." And they filled them up to the brim. And He said to them, "Draw some out now, and take it to the headwaiter." And they took it to him. (v.7-8)

Notice that the disciples did all that was asked of them - nothing more and nothing less.  They did not ask questions but just did it! They didn't need to know the reason or details.  All they knew was that they were commanded to do.  Their obedience set the stage for a miracle.  Jesus turned the water into wine. 

Many of us are in need of a miracle and others fresh "wine".  Regardless they both require preparation - and that is your obedience whether you are to be the recipient or the vessel in which God utilizes to bring forth the miracle for another.  The miracle was not for the disciples but for those in attendance of the wedding.  However they played a key role through their obedience. 

Now I ask you "What has God called you to do in this hour?" I'm not talking about your calling or destiny.  

What is it that He is asking of you to do, go, lay down, let go, or change?

Only you know the things you have asked of Him in prayer.  You may have cried out for a miracle or for an outpouring of fresh wine in your spiritual life and Holy Spirit prompted you to do what is required in you order to receive. He knows the hindrance that keeps you but moreover keeps Him from releasing. You see that throughout scriptures "if" and "when" precedes the promise and your response (obedience) is the key to receiving the fullness of it.

Therefore, like Mary, I admonish you "Whatever He says to you, do it!"