Simply Obey

August 26, 2019

“His mother said to the servants, ‘Do whatever He tells you.’” - John 2:5

The greatest advice given in the entire Bible was at a wedding in Canaan when Mary, the mother of Jesus, looked at some servants and made the simple statement, “Do whatever He tells you.” (John 2:5) No questions, no hesitations…simply do whatever Jesus says to do.

You can be sure of this, when you are in a situation where you don’t know what to do God is going to test two things about you – your patience and your obedience. When you don’t know what to do, it is wise to do nothing until God shows you what to do. But when He shows you, you must do it. God tests us by our faith, but He measures us by our obedience.

The biggest challenge you will face when you don’t know what to do is not finding out what to do. The biggest challenge you will face is doing what you know to do. The vast majority of people who come to me for advice and counseling already know what they need to do. The problem is they need someone to push them and motivate them to do it.

That is why being in a position where you don’t know what to do is not a bad position; it is actually a great position. It is both an opportunity for God to show you what you need to do and it is an opportunity to show God that you are willing to obey whatever He tells you to do.

Hear Christ’s words in John 14:15, “If you love Me, keep my commands.” When we face challenging situations, we have a unique opportunity to demonstrate our love for God through obedience. He will likely not give us easy, quick fix answers. When we obey Him even though we may not understand why, we show others that God can be trusted. And we bless God because He delights in our obedience.

Father, Help me to obey You even when it is hard. Thank You for calling me to do hard things so that I can become more like Jesus.

In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Topics: God's Will

Bible Reference

His mother said to the servants, “Do whatever he tells you.”
“If you love me, you will keep my commandments.