By Jake Larson
“BUT HIS MOTHER TOLD THE SERVANTS, “DO WHATEVER HE TELLS YOU.”” [JOHN 2:5]
Ever since I was a child there seemed to be this expectation that I would listen to those in authority over me. It has never been an expectation I was great at reaching. It seems that at the core of the human condition is this drive to do life by our rules and in our way. I see the same battle today in my own children. As a father I want my son to listen and obey so that he will grow and experience the BEST of life.
The reality in each of our lives is that the choice to be obedient and to grow is our own to make. Do you desire to grow in your relationship with Jesus? Are you satisfied to live life while slowly fading further away from God? If you are reading this devotional today I think that answer is more than likely a resounding NO.
If you want to grow than it is going to take some effort and commitment.
In the very first miracle recorded in the scriptures Jesus turns water into wine at a friends wedding celebration. He is prompted to reveal his power by His mother who informs Him of the potentially embarrassing situation for the wedding hosts. Running out of wine is an emergency at this celebration…don’t you love the Bible! Mary, Jesus’ Mother, looks to the servants and orders, “DO WHATEVER HE TELLS YOU.”
It is like she is saying, “if you want to experience a miracle in your life follow His every word.” The opportunity for Jesus to perform a miracle exists at just about every turn of our lives; however, will we obediently submit to Jesus? If you do what He tells you your life will change. Critical to growing in your relationship with Jesus is a commitment to do whatever He tells you.
Make a commitment today to read the words from the Bible and respond in obedience to Jesus. As you follow Him in obedience a miracle will take place in your life and even more spectacular in the lives of others through you.
QUESTION TO CONSIDER
What is stopping me from a commitment to obedience and growth in my relationship with Jesus?
Jesus, instead of running from your commands give me the power and the desire to obey you in all things. (Philippians 2:13)