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GOD-TRACKING IS EXPECTING GODâS ABUNDANCE WITH A PURE HEART
by Dudley Anderson
3/22/2019 / Christian Living
The e-devotional helping to keep you on-track with God’s plans for your life
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GOD-TRACKING IS EXPECTING GOD’S ABUNDANCE WITH A PURE HEART
“There are no half measures in the kingdom of God. He will meet all your needs according to his riches, in Christ. And that, with quality!”
And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus.
In John chapter 2 we read of the first miracle Jesus performed. He, his family and friends had been invited to a wedding in Cana. According to Jewish custom, the bride was probably still confined to her wedding chamber or huppah. She would remain there for the seven days of the huppah feast. It was probably toward the middle of these seven days of celebration that Jesus’ mother overheard the servants mention that the wine had run out. By her persistence, Mary persuaded Jesus to intervene. Jesus proceeded to convert 816 litres of water into the finest quality wine.
There are several significant truths in this story that have impacted my life, as a God Tracker. I’d like to share two with you today.
- Vessels of Purification
The urns that were used to contain the water that Jesus had turned into wine were jars used for Jewish rites of purification. This ritualistic purification symbolized cleansing of the soul. That is, when the Jews washed their hands according to these rites, they were demonstrating an attitude of repentance of sin. Jesus used symbols of cleansing and repentance to produce pleasing good new wine.
Before we can expect a miracle of God’s righteous new, we need to repent of our sinful of old. God desires to turn your old mundane routines into new excellent purposes if you are willing to come to him with clean hands and a pure heart.
- More Than Enough
The Jews in Jesus’ day would probably celebrate a wedding for seven days or more, which required a good deal of catering. At this wedding, they had run out of wine. So, Jesus produces more than 800 litres of very high-quality wine to meet the need. By his wisdom and grace, he provides with excellence and abundance.
What are you seeking God for today? Do you have a need in your life? Do you feel as though you have run out of steam to face tomorrow? Well, let me say that God is able and willing to meet all your needs, and then some! When Paul the Apostle complained that he had run dry, Jesus told him, “My grace is sufficient for you.” At another time Jesus said, “I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.” There are no half measures in the kingdom of God. He will meet all your needs according to his riches, in Christ. And that, with quality.
There is much more in this story. Please read it. Please take it to heart.
God-tracking is expecting God’s abundance with a pure heart
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DON’T GIVE UP, LOOK UP & PRAY
Now, O Lord, turn my humble water into the most high-quality new wine, for your glory
“Dear Lord, thank you for that amazing story in the book of John, when you turned water int wine. I see now that you are able and willing to meet all my needs with excellence and abundance. Lord, I come to you in repentance of all that I have said, done or through that has, in any way, grieved your Holy Spirit. I cleanse my hands and my heart in confession and repentance. Now, O Lord, turn my humble water into the most high-quality new wine, for your glory. Amen.”
If you desire more prayer, please email me - [email protected]
What is GodTracker?
GodTracker is a weekly e-mail devotional based on the premise that God has a plan for our lives. His Word calls us to seek his plan by acknowledging him in all our ways and by tracking his purposes, in faith.
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Born and raised in Johannesburg, South Africa Dudley Anderson began writing for radio in 1994. Dudley currently writes a weekly e-mail devotional called, GodTracker and complied 2 devotional books based on GodTracker. These are God-tracking Through the Year ï" year one & year two.
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