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Jesus Will Provide

Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer. Contribute to the needs of the saints and seek to show hospitality.

Romans 12:12-13
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Generosity runs deep in Mary’s veins. She is generous with her life as she sacrifices what life would hold, in order to be a mother to the Son of God. She is generous as she shares Jesus with others, even to the point of death. Generosity runs deep and scarcity is nowhere to be found.

Her generosity is what we see at a wedding party when the wine has run dry and the party is still going. She knows her son can fix this social faux pas, and she moves quickly to request he do something about it. She tells the servants, “Do whatever he tells you” (John 2:5). Jesus honors his mom’s request and goes above and beyond, providing the best wine of the party. This is the first of his signs to the world—proof that he is more than Mary’s son; he is the Son of God.

holding god to his word... again

When Mary says “Do whatever he tells you,” one cannot help but hear an echo of Luke 1:38 when she told the angel, “Let it be to me according to your word.” Mary knows God, and Mary now knows the Son of God. The power of God’s Word shows up again in Mary’s life, and now it is for the sake of others. Trust him and do whatever he says. Mary knows Jesus can be trusted and his words have power. Mary exhorts the servants to trust whatever words come from the Son of God.

step in and speak up

No one else knew Jesus like Mary did. No one else had to trust God like Mary did. The gift of knowing Jesus gave Mary the confidence to intercede and speak up for others, asking Jesus to meet their need. Knowing the power of God’s Word, and God’s faithfulness to it, gave her the boldness to instruct others to follow Jesus. Knowing God’s faithfulness personally, she trusted God’s faithfulness publicly.

When we know Jesus personally, we trust publicly and for the sake of others. And the more we know him, the more we trust him. In this knowledge and trust, we then step in for others, their needs, their longings, their healing, and their hope. We, along with the Holy Spirit, intercede for others.

big enough

And God is big enough. He is big enough to hold each person, each struggle, each pain, each disappointment. God is big enough to meet each of those people and places with his love, goodness, grace, and mercy. God is not scarce. God is a God of abundance. And just as he provided an abundance of wine at a wedding party, he provides an abundance of redemption, turning death to life.

This is what God does: he turns things. He moves in the lives of people; he transforms our hearts and minds; and he heals our bodies and souls. It is to God that we pray and ask for the redemption and renewal of all things for all people. In his time, he will do it (Revelation 21:5).

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What truth has God made known to you about himself? What can you confidently say you believe about God?

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God has made known to me that he loves me through all my flaws, he forgives and gives me another day to live, he protects me through bad situations, he blesses me with great opportunities even when I do not think I deserve it. I can confidently say that he gives the best lessons in life through good and bad experiences and that he does not put us in weary situations that we can not endure alone.

God has made it known to me that he is real, and he is the ultimate healer and savior! I went through a time in my life when I suffered from severe depression and anxiety and his saving power redeemed and restored me! I believe he is the great physician and the great I Am! He is our father and he truly loves and cares for us and meets all our needs!

God is a provider!
I now know the true meaning of him being my provision and my provider!
I totally just God
He has made known to me that He loves me, has plans and purpose for me
I am content in whatever season because I look to God not what my circumstances see!

I can do all things through Christ, I just have to allow Christ to lead, and I to obey and follow. At times, I tried to take control, trying to save a loved one from a terrible life and death on earth, yet I eventually saw it was not me that could accomplish this, I had to let go and allow God to perform and receive the glory.

One truth that Papa God has made known to me is that nothing is wasted in His Kingdom. What may seem random now, will at some point fit perfectly into his master plan. He is soooooooo GOOD!

I know God answers all prayers. He may not answer as you want, but He answers as it is needed. God also does it in his time. It is the right time, even though we may not understand it until later as to why. I have so much faith knowing that Jesus intercedes for me and that all my prayers are heard and that God is doing his wondrous works.

God cares about the smallest details of our lives, even where my diamond from my wedding ring was.

That no matter what the situation is I can always trust in him. And that all the sins I have committed are no sweat for him. He forgives me no matter what I did.

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