Joy of My Heart with Anne Graham Lotz - June 18

June 18

Risk-Taking Obedience

We ought to obey God rather than men.

Acts 5:29, nkjv

At the wedding in Cana, Jesus issued a command to the servants that seemed to have nothing to do with the shortage of wine: “Fill the jars with water” (John 2:7, niv). The servants must have stolen furtive looks at each other, but without question, resistance, or argument, “they filled them to the brim” (John 2:7, niv).

Why did the servants obey? What made them risk their reputations and their jobs and carry out His instructions? Surely it wasn’t just because Mary told them to do whatever He said. It must have been something about Jesus Himself that thrust them out on the limb of risk-taking obedience.

Was it His clear, firm gaze of authority?

 Was it the quiet confidence of His demeanor?

Was it the unwavering strength of His tone of voice?

Whatever the reason was, they obeyed and experienced the thrill of seeing the water they poured into the jars, pour out as wine!

Just Give me Jesus, (Nashville: W Publishing Group, 2000).

©2004 Anne Graham Lotz. All rights reserved.


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