chevron-leftchevron-right-+crossclosefacebook-bwGroup 15instagram-bwmenuNew Tabtwitter-bwyoutube-bw
facebook-bw twitter-bw instagram-bw youtube-bw menu close - +

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
Jesus Will Provide Book Cover

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).


Leader Guide


Learn More

About IF:Equip

Go Back

What the Women Saw

Watch Session One

Jesus Equips the Ordinary

Daily Question

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

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Comments (10)

I know that God is loving, truthful, generous, trustworthy, and ,most importantly, bigger than anyone else on Earth. He can do great things in anyone’s life.

He will never leave me or forsake me.
Time and time again, He has shown up to feed me, protect me, guide me, hold me, grieve with me, and show me a different road than the one I wanted to travel.

That He can be trusted. He is a faithful father, able to control all things. And even when I fear he’s says "I’ve got you, hold tight I will never let you go!"

Big question! He is my redeemer, savior, lover, protector, provider, healer, friend, peacemaker. He never leaves me, never gives up on me. He sees me as perfect and helps me move in that direction. I have a long way to go. He gives me wisdom. He gives me peace. He is trustworthy. The creator of all that is and was and ever will be loves me.

-God loves me.
-God wants good for me.
-God wants my children to know Him.
-God wants me to love deeply.
-God’s will is for a purpose and it’s for my good.
-His Spirit will never leave me.

That He lives within me and because of that I can stop, realize, that I am not of myself, but Him. Therefore I should be, can be Christlike. Giving, loving and forgiving.

He makes all things new at His time for my good! I am witness of this. Struggled longer than I should have to get my second degree. Came out of it with renewed faith and trust in God, His power was made perfect in my weakness at that time….and even now, my soul knows very well. His Holy Spirit teaches me and counsels me everyday.

Today word for that stuck so much is that in knowing Jesus, I can intercede for others. Can’t pour from an empty cup. Grateful for the reading!

He is my Father.
I know without a doubt that i can trust Him with anything and everything. There is no moment in my life (since i started this relationship with him) have I ever felt alone. I have seen and felt the warmth of His embrace especially in my lowest of lows.

Have questions?

We've got answers.

View Our FAQs

Thank you to our study partner