by Andy Wood on February 8, 2013

in Esteem, Following Your Passion, Life Currency, LV Cycle


His mother said to the servants, “Whatever He says to you, do it” (John 2:5)

A simple statement of faith mixed with obedience at the wedding in Cana:  “Whatever He says to you, do it.”

It’s the “whatever” that gets us in trouble, because we like to have answers and reasons for our doing.

And just like in this story, Jesus isn’t always inclined to provide those.

He told them to fill up the water pots, dip out, and take it to the head waiter.

To their credit, apparently they did all they were told without question.

How about you?

How about today?

Try this on as an affirmation:

Today I will honor the One who still turns the ordinary into the extraordinary.

I will surrender my will to His, and no longer resist His interruptions to my self-determined plans.

I will focus and follow through, and not allow myself to be distracted by trivia until the obedience is complete.

I will find the courage to embrace risk or change, regardless of my fears, if I know He is calling me out to do so. 

I will release my demands for calculated answers and predictable outcomes.  I will trust Him by doing the “what” and leaving the “why” to His understanding and timing.

Whatever He says, I’ll trust Him enough to do it. 

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{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

Martha Orlando February 8, 2013 at 1:00 pm

Yes! Whatever He says, I will just trust and do it . . .
Amen, Andy!
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Lynne Watts February 10, 2013 at 11:50 am

Funny that you would have a post on this… I’m struggling with the “whatever” right now. Sometimes it’s hard to move forward because accomplishing a goal involves doing “whatever” and even though you want the goal, maybe you don’t want the “whatever”.
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Andy Wood February 10, 2013 at 5:24 pm

Boy, can I relate, Lynne. I’m one of those big-picture people who wants to see how it all fits together to make sense. Sometimes out of curiosity, sometimes out of insecurity, sometimes out of the stubborn insistence that I have a better plan. Whatever, indeed!

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