I hope this really inspires you…
I hope this really encourages you, builds your hope, and increases your faith…
All too often, people have a problem…maybe its money, health, or a relationship…
And they start dwelling on what they DON’T have and what they THINK they need.
They GENERATE a lot of unpleasant feelings as they dwell on these things.
They think they need someone to give them some money.
They think they need a better doctor.
They think they need a different husband or wife.
Actually, they don’t really need any of these “needs”. These are all SECONDARY “needs”. These are all DERIVATIVES of the PRIMARY NEED…
The primary NEED is to be in right relationship with God through Jesus Christ and to obey God rather than men.
Most people know about the scripture that says, “But seek ye first the Kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you” (Matthew 6:33)
There’s a BIG difference between knowing ABOUT something and KNOWING something.
That’s why it’s so important that we spend significant time STUDYING they Bible and SEEKING the truth’s Jesus said are HIDDEN from the carnal person.
Now, we’re ready to go deeper…
Let’s look at the Biblical account of Jesus’ first miracle in John chapter 2.
Verse 3 says, “They have NO wine.”
So, right off the bat, we see a LACK problem. We find that there is a significant need.
What about you? Do you have a LACK problem? Do you have a significant need?
Do you – like the people in this story – have need of a miracle?
Well, God is a God of miracles…but miracles are at the END of the line…not at the FRONT!
Witness verse 5 that says, “Whatsoever he saith unto you, DO IT.”
Uh oh…there’s the real clincher…YOU HAVE GOT TO DO SOMETHING FIRST!
That’s why I say you don’t need someone to give you money. You don’t need a better doctor. You don’t need a different husband or wife. YOU NEED A RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD THROUGH JESUS CHRIST WHERE GOD WILL SPEAK THE WORD TO YOUR HEART AND MIND OF WHAT YOU NEED TO DO.
It’s AFTER you start DOING whatever it is that God speaks to your heart to do that the miraculous can occur.
But, you’ve got to DO what God tells you to DO with FULL PASSION AND INTENSITY.
In verse 7 we read, “And they filled them up to the brim.” The servants in this story didn’t half-way fill the pots that Jesus commanded them to fill. THEY FILLED THEM ALL THE WAY TO THE TOP. They put all they could into what they were doing. They went all the way.
Now, AND ONLY NOW, do we finally get to God’s part…
Verse 9 says, “and knew not whence it was”.
Somewhere, between DOING their part of filling the water pots and taking them out to the wedding party the miraculous power of God took over the work of their hands and blessed it – and the water became wine.
Right now, do you know how God is going to work everything out in your life and in your situation?
In most cases, the answer is, “I don’t have a clue”, right?
But, that doesn’t matter…as you DO what the Lord has told you to do THEN, AND ONLY THEN will the miraculous come out of that which is unseen and unknown BY US – BUT WHICH IS FULLY SEEN AND FULLY KNOWN BY GOD!
It really is. This is how it works.
Get a close look at verse 11, “This beginning of miracles did Jesus…and MANIFESTED FORTH HIS GLORY”
God WANTS TO MANIFEST FORTH HIS GLORY IN YOUR LIFE.
Do you realize that?
Can you really, truly, fully grasp that God really does want to do the wonderful and miraculous in your life?
But, it’s about YOU and God…just the two of you.
You don’t need something from someone else. You don’t need other people to do something or give you something.
Right now, God isn’t the least interested in someone doing whatever it is that you think they ought to do or that you want them to do.
Right now, God isn’t the least interested in someone giving you whatever it is that you think you want them to give you.
Sure, when God ultimately performs the miraculous, it will probably involve other people that God has orchestrated to be a part your blessing…
But, like I said, that’s all SECONDARY AND INCIDENTAL to the primary thing…
You having the kind of relationship with God where He will speak to your heart what He wants YOU to do and you OBEYING His voice.
That’s what it’s all about.
Moreover, as you are DOING what God has spoken to your heart to do, inevitably you’ll be helping and blessing other people.
That’s a good thing…
“Whatsoever good thing any man doeth, the same shall he receive of the Lord” (Ephesians 6:8)
When you fully get this concept of you doing your part so that God can do his part, your life will never, ever be the same.
It will never be the same because you’ll no longer waste time waiting around for a miracle.
You’ll never again sit around unhappy because someone else isn’t doing something or giving you something.
Instead, you’ll quickly start seeking whatever it is that God wants you to do and you’ll do it as unto the Lord, knowing that in the unseen and the unknown, the Power of God will begin working to bless abundantly that which you are doing…and you’ll proceed with full confidence, with full faith that THE MIRACULOUS IS GOING TO HAPPEN in due process of time.
Don’t be bothered by how small your start is.
Don’t let the small scale of things right now frustrate you when you can envision things on a much grander scale.
Scale is God’s business not yours.
When God is ready…when God has got YOU ready…then He will scale things up to bigger proportions. You don’t have to worry about that.
All you have to do is OBEY and DO whatever it is that God speaks to your heart to do. Everything else will be taken care of by God.
Isn’t that wonderful to know?
Doesn’t that release a lot of pressure off of you?
Can you step into the freedom of LETTING God lead you by speaking to your heart what it is He wants you to DO?
Can you relax into the peace and joy of knowing that as you do your part, God will do His part?
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