John 2:3-5 “The wine supply ran out during the festivities, so Jesus’ mother told him, “They have no more wine.” “Dear woman, that’s not our problem,” Jesus replied. “My time has not yet come.” But his mother told the servants, “Do whatever he tells you.”
Mary was an executionist. Yesterday we said there are four types of people around us and we are also one of these four. The pessimist, the optimist, the analyst, and the executionist. God wants us to be executionists, people that step up and get things done despite the prevailing negativity. And we see this exemplified by Mary at the wedding in Cana. Mary took the initiative. Did anyone ask her to go and look for wine? Nobody asked her to look for wine but she took it upon herself to solve the problem. Now pay attention; every time you take it upon yourself to solve other people’s problems, God will take it upon Himself to solve your own.
It is the key to life; what you make happen for others, God will make happen for you. That is how it works. The wine was running out, there were people in that place that made side remarks about how the couple did not have enough money so why did they not cut their coat according to their size? Why would they invite all these people when they know the wine is going to run out? Some people will talk like that, but not Mary! So, which of the four types of people are you? The pessimist, the optimist, the analyst, or the executionist. Everyone reading this devotional today is one of these four. However, we now know which one God wants us to be and we need to move in that direction. The truth about people that are problem solvers is, even when they cannot do it themselves, they will find someone that can solve the problem. Even though Mary could not turn water into wine, she knew who could do it.
Mary went to Jesus and said, “I have been watching you in the house and all the miracles you have been performing. Now, it is time to go public.” And that is the power of community; this couple surrounded themselves with and invited useful people into their lives. I pray that you will invite useful people into your life in the Mighty Name of Jesus. You just never know who will turn water into wine, you never know. You cannot be a lone ranger; we are better together. Again, you just never know who will turn water into wine. I make efforts to link up with other Pastors and just be their friend. If you claim that because you are anointed therefore you do not need anyone, you are treading on a dangerous path. The people that have walked that path before you, we know what happened to them. I make efforts to make friends because you never know who can turn water into wine. The power of community.
I pray in the Name of Jesus, that God will raise voices for you in places where you cannot speak for yourself as God did for this couple. They did not know Mary was going to be the one to speak up for them. They also did not know Jesus could do all the things He did at the time. Thirdly, they were not even there when Mary began to speak and intercede on their behalf.
Prayer: Father, please bring into my life people that will fight for me, speak for me, intercede on my behalf even when I have no clue, and use me for others too, in Jesus Name. Amen!