Being Available and Obedient

Sunday, March 27th, 2022

Being available and walking in obedience. Those two things will release the miraculous in our everyday life.
Maria George


Hi, my name is Maria George, and welcome to God Today.  I want to talk about the story of Jesus at the wedding at Cana in John 2. To kind of set this story, Jesus, his mother and his disciples, they’re all at this wedding in Cana and they’re having a great time, a great celebration. And then all of a sudden they run out of wine, like complete bummer, right? So what does Jesus do? His mother actually approaches Him and she says, “Hey Jesus, you got to do something about this.” Now, I personally think probably Mary saw Jesus do some things before then, so that’s why she knew Jesus probably could do something. So I want to read John 2, starting at verse five and just jump in from there. It says, “His mother said to the servants, ‘Do whatever he tells you.’ Now there were six stone water jars there for the Jewish rights of purification, each holding 20 or 30 gallons. Jesus said to the servants, ‘Fill the jars with water,’ and they filled them up to the brim. And he said to them, ‘Now draw some out and take it to the master of the feast.’  And so they took it, and then when the master of the feast tasted the water, the water now became wine.”

How crazy is that? Jesus took water and he changed it and it became wine. What I want us to do today is look this story and there’s two truths that I want us to really kind of dive into, and that is, the power of being available and obedient. So the first thing I want to look at is these these six jars that are just sitting on the side and Jesus chooses these six vessels. I just picture this as our lives, that we are these vessels that these vessels that he used. They weren’t made for wine, they were made for water, but he was able to use them because they were available. They were there, they were ready to be used. So I just feel like the Lord is inviting us to just be available, to be ready to be used, whether we feel qualified or not. He’s not looking for people that have degrees or maybe have it all together. He’s just looking for the six jars. Those who are just there, ready saying, “Hey, here I am, use me. I may not have it all together, but I’m here and I’m ready to be used.”

The second key is, obedience. If you look at the text, Jesus gives specific directions to the servants on what to do. He says, “Fill the jars up to the brim and then serve it to the master of ceremonies.” There were very specific instructions given to the servants in what to do. Even in our own lives, the Lord will speak to us and give us direction on what to do, and it requires obedience. You know, what if the servants had questioned Jesus and been like, “Is that really what He asked us to do?” Like, “I don’t know about that or, or maybe we heard Him wrong,” and if they didn’t follow through, that miracle would have never happened. So even in our own lives, when the Lord tells you, or when He gives us direction, it’s so important that we walk in obedience and do exactly what He tells us and not question Him and just walk in obedience.

So, two keys: being available and walking in obedience, and those two things will release the miraculous in our everyday life. I’m just going to pray over us. Heavenly Father, I just thank you that you are inviting us to live a miraculous life every day. That it’s not just for the superior that it’s not just for a select few, that it’s for anyone. It’s for all of us, God, that you’re inviting us into this storyline. So God, I pray for every listener that you would make us available, that you and make us obedient, that you would help us to grow and just be aware of what you’re doing, and partner with your heart in this way. We love you and we thank you for your presence. Amen.