Maybe God is waiting on you
From John: A 21-Day Devotional
Jesus begins His ministry by turning water into wine at a wedding. A short time later, Jesus goes to Jerusalem for the Passover. When He finds a market set up in the temple, He runs the merchants out with a whip.
Have you ever felt like you were waiting on God? You feel as though you have been patient forever and just don’t know when God will come through. But maybe God is waiting on you.
John 2 tells of a wedding fiasco at Cana. As Jesus and His disciples attend the wedding, Mary realized that all of the wine that served the wedding guests was gone. Wine was an important part of weddings in that time, so not having wine was a big deal. When Mary saw Jesus, she walked up to Him and told Him about the problem. Jesus had the power to wave a hand and flood the wedding with wine, but did He? No. Instead, Jesus gave the opportunity to be a part of a miracle to the servants.
“Jesus said to the servants, ‘Fill the jars with water,’ so they filled them to the brim” (John 2:7).
“Jesus said to the servants, ‘Fill the jars with water’; so they filled them to the brim. Then He told them, ‘Now draw some (water) out and take it to the master of the banquet.’ They did so, and the master of the banquet tasted the water that had been turned into wine” (John 2:7–9).
Because of the faithful obedience of the servants, an entire group of people were blessed with a miracle. Imagine if the servants hadn’t had the faith to take a step of obedience. Jesus doesn’t just want to perform miracles in your life — He wants you to be a part of them.
• What did you learn about Jesus from this chapter?
• What next step of obedience do you feel God is calling you to take?
• Are you giving your best? What would it look like for you to fill your “water jars” to the brim?