Oftentimes, when something flips my "that would make a good blog post" switch...stuff floods into my head in multiples. Information, old and new, stored in the archives of my brain. A snippet here...a quote there...a book, a blog post, something someone posted to one of the online forums where I participate. They come in groups...sometime rushing in faster than I can keep track of. This post happened like that.
I was reading in the book of Psalms and came upon:
The LORD will perfect that which concerns me; Your mercy, O LORD, endures forever; Do not forsake the works of Your hands. Psalm 138:6-
And I remembered something that had been posted earlier on EU...from a devotional by Chip Brogden that goes really well with the verse.
WATER INTO WINE
“His mother said to the servants, ‘Whatever He says to you, do it’” (John 2:5).
“Whatever He says to you, do it.”
If we would only heed this advice from Mary. To be sure she has learned this in years gone by. Through many experiences she has at last learned where to go. Her automatic reflex now is to go to Jesus and lay the problem at His feet: “They have no wine.” That is all. In this relationship she makes no demands, she does not even ask Him outright to do something. He knows what she means. It is an understanding that is borne out of relationship.
And so the water was turned into wine. This Scripture says that in this way He “showed forth His glory” (John 2:11). “Showing forth His glory” is another way of saying He revealed something of Himself. This, brothers and sisters, is the whole purpose for the trial you find yourself in. It may be that you have no oil, no bread, no fish, or no wine. Whatever the situation, bring your problem to the Lord of Infinite Supply, and do whatever He says to do. He wishes to reveal His glory in you. He longs to see His Power displayed through your weakness. The very thing you see as a problem is really an opportunity to see Jesus in a depth you cannot otherwise see.
The Lord will perfect that which concerns me. Like Mary, in the story above, we do not even have to ask him outright to do something. He knows what we mean. He knows what to do.
Whatever the situation, bring your problem to the Lord of Infinite Supply, and do whatever he says to do.