I read a great devotion this morning about giving God our all to transform. If we only give him half, that is all He has to work with. Really gives me something to think about today…. just how much am I giving Him?
Shortly after Jesus was baptized, he attended a wedding reception in the town of Cana, in Galilee. Apparently Jesus felt very comfortable at such a party, and I imagine Him laughing, mingling, and having a good time with His friends. Near the end of the festivities, the servants let Mary in on a dilemma – they were out of wine. To run out of wine at a Jewish wedding celebration was an embarrassment and disgrace to the hosting family. Mary turned to her son and said, “They have no more wine,” (John 2:3 NIV) as if she expected Him to do something about it. I can almost see her raised eyebrow and the mischievous twinkle in her eye.
Jesus said, “Dear woman, why do you involve me? My time has not yet come” (John 2:4).
Mary turned to the servants and said, “Do what ever He tells you.” Mary seemed to understand Jesus’ power before anyone else.
Jesus told the servants to fill six large thirty gallon stone pots with water. So they filled them “to the brim.” Then He told them to draw some out and take it to the master of the banquet.
When they did so, the master tasted the water that had been turned into wine. He then called the bridegroom aside and said, “Everyone brings out the choice wine first and then the cheaper wine after the guests have had too much to drink; but you have saved the best till now.”
Dear Lord, I pray that I will be like the servants who did exactly what you told them to do. My desire is to obey you fully…to the brim. Help me not to hold back anything but give You all of me so that you can transform me totally.
In Jesus’ Name,