Overflowing and Obedience


Jesus said to them, “Fill the waterpots with water.” And they filled them up to the brim.  And He said to them, “Draw some out now, and take it to the master of the feast.” And they took it. (John 2:7-8 NKJV)

Jesus told us that he is the Living Water, when we are filled with Him, we can do miracles. But only when we are overflowing, do we have the ability for someone to draw out of us.

On the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried out, saying, “If anyone thirsts, let him come to Me and drink.  He who believes in Me, as the Scripture has said, out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.” (John 7:37-38 NKJV)

We are spiritual beings with spiritual tanks; we have to continually fill ourselves up in order to do the work of God. Have you ever gone a long time without eating, you know that cranky, edginess that comes over you when you’re physically on empty – that’s the same as our spiritual selves. If we haven’t filled ourselves up, we can’t do the work of God. 

Each and every one of us has a purpose that God has given, that purpose requires us to be obedient. Just like the servants whom Jesus commanded to fill those 30 gallon waterpots with water; I'm sure they were wondering why in the world they were doing all this – yet they did it.  

We don’t always get to see the how or why, but we can be confident that if God has urged us to do something, that it has a purpose. Just like filling those waterpots – the purpose wasn’t known and it was a lot of work, but a miracle was able to take place because Jesus' servants listened and obeyed.


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Stir Me Up Lord!: Overflowing and Obedience

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Overflowing and Obedience


Jesus said to them, “Fill the waterpots with water.” And they filled them up to the brim.  And He said to them, “Draw some out now, and take it to the master of the feast.” And they took it. (John 2:7-8 NKJV)

Jesus told us that he is the Living Water, when we are filled with Him, we can do miracles. But only when we are overflowing, do we have the ability for someone to draw out of us.

On the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried out, saying, “If anyone thirsts, let him come to Me and drink.  He who believes in Me, as the Scripture has said, out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.” (John 7:37-38 NKJV)

We are spiritual beings with spiritual tanks; we have to continually fill ourselves up in order to do the work of God. Have you ever gone a long time without eating, you know that cranky, edginess that comes over you when you’re physically on empty – that’s the same as our spiritual selves. If we haven’t filled ourselves up, we can’t do the work of God. 

Each and every one of us has a purpose that God has given, that purpose requires us to be obedient. Just like the servants whom Jesus commanded to fill those 30 gallon waterpots with water; I'm sure they were wondering why in the world they were doing all this – yet they did it.  

We don’t always get to see the how or why, but we can be confident that if God has urged us to do something, that it has a purpose. Just like filling those waterpots – the purpose wasn’t known and it was a lot of work, but a miracle was able to take place because Jesus' servants listened and obeyed.


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1 Comments:

At August 10, 2012 at 7:24 AM , Blogger Salina said...

Thanks Dawn, very well written. I agree that we need to keep ourselves as full as we possibly can.

I can't help but think of the verse that says to always be ready to give an answer for the hope within you. (1 Peter 3:15) The only way we can be ready is if we are filling ourselves with His word, and His water.

Thanks again

 

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