10/06/15 The Simplicity of Obedience

READING: John 2-4

TEXTS AND APPLICATION:  I remember when I was a brand new believer, and everything I learned about Jesus was fresh, novel, and alive. I couldn’t wait to learn more about Him and to do more for Him. In fact, all I knew to do was what Mary, the mother of Jesus, said to the servants at the wedding in Cana of Galilee: “Do whatever He tells you,” His mother told the servants (John 2:5). Now decades later, I think I've sometimes forgotten the simplicity of this call. 

“Whatever He tells you to do, just do it,” Mary said.

The Christian life is really that basic and that profound. “He” is the Son of God who was instrumental in creation (John 1), the one who can turn water into wine (John 2), offer eternal life to the world (John 3), and go out of His way to teach the Good News to an often-married outcast woman (John 4).

“Whatever He tells you to do, just do it,” Mary said. 

Perhaps we overcomplicate being faithful to Christ. We sometimes spend so much time trying to figure out what we don’t understand that we fail to obey what we do understand. Our task is as basic as doing what He expects. 

“Whatever He tells you to do, just do it.” It’s really that simple. 

ACTION STEPS:  Determine 1-2 places in your life where you know you need to obey Christ more closely — and then be faithful. Do whatever He tells you to do.   

PRAYER: “God, help me to obey whatever You tell me to do today. When I overanalyze, bring me back to Your feet, where I can worship You in obedience.”  






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