Thursday, November 5, 2009

NTC Day 46: John 1-2, Hebrews 3-4

Do whatever he tells you. - John 2:5

I want this to be the motto of my life. Whatever Jesus says, I want to be quick to respond and obey. Whatever he asks of me, I want to do it right away.

Instead, I find myself questioning His directions - "Why water? They don't need water. They need wine."

Or complaining - "Do you really need the whole stone jar full of water? Don't you know how heavy that is? I don't know that we can carry it alone. Not to mention, do we need that much?"

Or delaying - "Give me just a minute. I'm not sure I can do it right now, but I'll get it soon. Are you sure this is the best time? One day, when I'm . . . "

I'm an expert at avoiding obeying God by rationalizing and excusing His commands away. Instead, I want to obey whatever He asks immediately.

Do you know how that starts? Not by waiting until we feel "obedient." It starts by taking the next thing God asks and doing it immediately.

What has God asked you to do as we've read through the New Testament? Have you seen a verse or has He impressed something on your heart? Don't delay. Go and obey.

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