John 2:1-11 is the narrative recounting the first recorded miracle of Jesus at the wedding in Galilee.
“Jesus said to the servants, “Fill the jars with water”; so they filled them to the brim.”
John 2:7 (NIV)
Everyone has a designated time and place when they are to connect with their God-given purpose and the plan God has for them. There are times when we try to advance too soon and other times, we sit back waiting and possibly missing the proper time. Based upon the scripture, someone miscalculated and the wine supply ran short, to which, Mary, the mother of Jesus looked to her son for a solution. He replied to her, “My time has not yet come.”
Mary, didn’t let that stop her, she issued a directive to the servants, “Do whatever he tells you.” What was he to do, his mother had now placed him on front street, guess what, whether he wanted to believe it or not, it was show time, his time had arrived.
During these days, weddings were carried out over a week-long period and conducted as festivals with everyone around being invited. So, running out of anything during these times of elaborate celebrations would be considered, highly embarrassing and violated the laws of hospitality.
Mary saw a potential heartfelt problem for the hosts and looked to her heart, her son, who she knew was more than a mere human man to find a resolve. Jesus’ mission is/was to save mankind by entering into a personal relationship, so by stepping up outside of his perceived time indicated how he would go about in his assignment – helping others, speaking with true authority, and being relational with those around him.
As servants of Christ, we should follow the command given in John 2:7, to fill the jars with water and fill them to the brim. It should be our goal to be obedient to Christ as we do our part to the best of our abilities, while trusting and believing in Him, to reveal His glory through our obedience.
We should believe He can do more with what we offer to Him than what we ourselves can. When He does it, He produces the best, choice miracles that defy the odds. What He produced was fresh and new, it had never been done before. It was impressive and abundant for all to enjoy.
At that wedding, He launched His miraculous ministry his time of preparation time was over.
What He did that day confirmed the belief in the hearts of His disciples and it should confirm in yours. I want to encourage you today to fill your pots and fill them to the brim and then take an evaluation of those things God has placed within your heart and pray about the timing of His plan for your life.
I admonish you to align yourselves with Him and follow His commands and don’t wait until you’re close to running out or being on empty or even saving the best for last. Do what He says now, trust and believe Him, and watch what will happen next…it will be nothing short of a miracle!
“ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE TO HIM WHO BELIEVES”
Shakira R. Thompson, a natural born storyteller has submitted to her God-given talents and have allowed them to transform her into an author, publisher, and entrepreneur.
She is the founder of Believer’s Choice Media, an inspirational content company dedicated to encouraging believers to live the life they were created to live on earth and beyond.
She has recently launched her debut novel, “High Noon Justice,” a series based upon Psalms 37 to a loving and accepting audience. These days, Shakira now believes she is living her life according to Ephesians 2:10:
“For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.” (KJV)
With a renewed sense of purpose, Shakira is ready and prepared to not only find the plan of God for her life but also fulfill it. Shakira is a proud Alumni of Florida A&M University in Tallahassee, Florida where she holds a B.S in Business Administration as well as an M.B.A. with a concentration in Supply Chain Management.
Born and raised in Fernandina Beach, Florida, she now resides in Orlando, Florida with her family. www.shakirathompson.com and believerschoicemedia.com