Monday, March 11
“When the wine ran out, the mother of Jesus said to Him, ‘They have no wine.’”
If you continue to read this passage, you will discover that Jesus turned somewhere between 120 gallons to 180 gallons of water into wine. What a sign He performed! Initially, Jesus was attending a wedding with His mother and His disciples. Before this miraculous sign was performed, the wedding ceremony was already supplying wine before they ran out. Once there was no more wine at the party, panic began to occur. That is when Mary, Jesus’ mother, turned to her Son. Even though He was her Son, she knew what He was capable of. Pastor Joel stated a great point on Sunday concerning this situation. He asked us, “Do we want what is related to Jesus or do we want Jesus?” Many times, Christians seek for signs, miracles and experiences instead of fixing their eyes on Jesus Himself who gives the signs, miracles and experiences. When trials come, we ask for a way out. When sickness comes, we look for the healing. When financial issues arise, we seek for help. What if when times were tough we looked to Jesus? Jesus is our way of escape (1 Corinthians 10:13), our ultimate healer (1 Peter 2:24) and our provision (8:32). Focus on Him who is able to make the impossible irrelevant.
Tuesday, March 12, 2019
John 2:11 “11 This, the first of his signs, Jesus did at Cana in Galilee, and manifested his glory. And his disciples believed in him.”
Have you ever been at a place in life where the circumstances are overwhelming? We all have been there at some point. Sometimes these circumstances occur just because it is life. Sometimes our decisions get us into these situations. The common reaction is to look at the situation at surface level. “We just want it fixed.” The surface is not the story. If we are only looking at the surface, we will be overcome by the waves of our circumstance. The circumstance is our opportunity to go deeper.
I went on a scuba diving trip one time the waves were massive. Also, the wind was brutal, and the rain was relentless. As I was looking at the circumstances from the surface, I thought the cancelation of the trip was imminent. The dive instructor kept reassuring me that it all changes when dive in and get below the surface. So, we jumped, as we got below the surface everything was clam. As we got into the oceans current viewing this whole new world was effortless. It is the same with Jesus. We can trust him to get us below the surface of our circumstances and into his current.
I want to encourage you today. Some of you are like man in John 2:1-11. It was his wedding and the wine was gone. On the surface, his circumstances were crushing. But Jesus was wanting to go deeper, get past the surface. Jesus not only fixed the circumstances of the wedding, but this was His first miracle. This miracle manifested His glory and was the spark that his disciples needed to believe in him. Jesus is inviting us to go deeper. So, look at your circumstance as a Sign pointing you in the direction of deeper.
Love Pastor Joel
Wednesday, March 13, 2019
On the third day there was a wedding at Cana in Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there. Jesus also was invited to the wedding with his disciples.
Mary and Jesus were both invited to the wedding, from personal experience I know that when you invite someone to a wedding you desire their involvement in said wedding. Their involvement however is not to serve, you don’t invite someone to a wedding and ask them to setup chairs and clean their table once their done, NO, you invite them because you want to celebrate with them on what is going to be a monumental moment in your life. My question for you is when you invite Jesus into your life are you always asking him to do certain tasks or fix certain things all the time, or are you inviting Jesus in on the good times as well as the bad? Our good Father wants to be apart of every aspect of our life not just the good, or the bad!
-Love and Blessings Pastor Korey
Thursday, March 14
2 On the third day there was a wedding at Cana in Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there. 2 Jesus also was invitedto the wedding with his disciples.
As you come to the last half of your week you are probably already planning your weekend and you know how you’re going to spend it. You may have plans that include others that you have invited or they have invited you. Have you ever not been invited? Have you wanted to be included but weren’t. In reading this your mind may have immediately gone to a memory of when you were left out and how that made you feel.
In the verses above John is telling us about a wedding and he makes a point of telling us that “Jesus also was invited”. I just want to remind you that God is always wanting to spend time with you and there’s no pressure, He really, really, really loves to spend time with you and to hear what’s on your heart.
Pastor Joel spoke to us about the importance of signs trying to get us involved and inviting us to be a part. God has given us a huge invitation to be involved with Him. He, like you, wants to be invited, He wants to be a part of your life. Have you invited Him into it? Have you invited Him not only into your heart but into your everyday activities? Every morning I’ve made it a practice to say, “Good Morning God, Good Morning Jesus, Good Morning Holy Spirit, I want to invite you into every second of my day. Thank You that You’ve told me You will never leave or forsake me.” Then you can go on to share events and areas where you want to be sure He makes Himself known to you. He like you doesn’t want to be left out.
God loves you! God wants to have fun with you! God cares about what you care about!
So finish your week strong by inviting Jesus into every part of it and you’ll be blessed more than you every thought or imagined. Love and blessings, Pastor Bonnie
Friday, March 15, 2019
John 2 New International Version (NIV)
Jesus Changes Water Into Wine
2 On the third day a wedding took place at Cana in Galilee. Jesus’ mother was there, 2 and Jesus and his disciples had also been invited to the wedding. 3 When the wine was gone, Jesus’ mother said to him, “They have no more wine.”
4 “Woman,[a] why do you involve me?” Jesus replied
So often we do everything in our power FIRST before we “involve” Jesus, or the Word of God, Prayer, etc.. We too often want to do everything in OUR power before we allow the creator of universe a say so in our issue.. lol It’s laughable huh? One of the things I realized several years ago is my input, involvement, say so, thoughts, words, or actions mean absolutely nothing when I don’t ask the Holy Spirit to become involved.
Let’s move forward in acting only on His involvement and allow His Ways which are always better/higher than our own. Instead of making that relationship decision, job choice, family issue, or anything else on our own accord; let’s involve the very creator of the universe in our life. The coolest thing is that He wants to be involved in our lives and all it’s decisions.
I pray that today you choose to involve Him into EVERY area in your life and allow HIS involvement to become your everything. He wants to change your water to wine as well.
Love you and pray this is your best week ever..
Saturday March 16, 2019
- This, the first of his signs, Jesus did at Cana in Galilee, and manifested his glory. And his disciples believed in him.
Reading the theme verse, John 2: 1-11, verse 11 states the disciples believed in him. There are times as believers, we lose focus of who Jesus is until there is a miracle in our lives. So, what signs do we miss in our walk. Imagine driving down the road and there is a sign that says, “bumps ahead, slow down”. Imagine the damage that can happen to your vehicle if you missed that sign. Or even worse, we see the sign and IGNORE it completely. When the bumps hit, does it make the sign right? No, the sign was right before we hit the bumps! Jesus is saying, don’t miss the sign, don’t wait for the miracle to happen, don’t wait for a rescue in your time of need and don’t wait until Jesus is your last resort. In John 7, Jesus said, believe in me as the scriptures has said and out of your belly will flow rivers of living water. What He was saying is we need to be filled daily with His Spirit to help us see the signs. We don’t ever want to be caught saying “what sign”. He wants to have communion (come union) with you daily. I want to encourage you to connect with Him and not the benefits of having Him.
Love you and have a bless Saturday.
Blessings to you and your family,
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