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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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I am not in control. God has shown me time and time again that I can not control things in my life or my kids lives. He has shown me that he is the one who is in control and knows what’s best in every situation. When I can put my trust In Him fully, I feel peace and comfort knowing that he will take care of us. It’s easy to be filled with anxiety and fear. Every time I release my fears, it’s always replaced with peace that can only come from God. I believe that God is always in control and He will provide what you need when you need it.

God has shown me time and time again that His plan is better than anything I could conjure up on my own. It’s amazing and beautiful to see the way He has woven events in my life to lead me where I am now. There are several events I wouldn’t have chosen for myself, but truly, all things work together for my good!

He is always with us, through big and small. He can be seen at times when we least expect Him such as, giving a green light when we are running late to work! I believe that God conquers all things and loves us deeply. Even when we feel in the dark, lost and alone. He is still with us, urging us, begging us to see Him and trust the process that He is taking us through. Nothing is impossible with God.

He is always with me, always faithful, and will always provide what I need. He loves me and I trust his love and his goodness!! He speaks through people in my life and often times in chance conversations with strangers!

God says he will always be with us and he has proven himself every day. I believe he shows his people
his love and trust in him. He has shown me that I am somebody who he loves and will help any time

God has made known to me that He loves us even when we turn away from Him. I see this through my husband, who I pray will open his heart fully to the Lord. And I’m seeing little by little, God chipping away at the walls he put up around his heart. I can confidently say that God is love, God loves us, even as we sin.

He is big enough for ALL things. I think sometimes I get so wrapped up in the fact that God experienced everything we experience I forget how BIG God is… I believe God works all things out for His glory. He has his Hand on us all during this time.

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