“Then he called the bridegroom aside and said, ‘Everyone brings out the choice wine first and then the cheaper wine after the guests have had too much to drink; but you have saved the best till now.’” John 2:9-10.
Verses chosen from today’s Bible reading; John 2-4.
I looked at the NIV heading for John 2 (Jesus Changes Water Into Wine) and felt the need to directly apply it to my life.
God is in the changing business and I need to be changed.
Becoming a believer does not end the need for life-style adjustments. The other day in Hebrews the complaint was made against believers who had settled into the same-old, same-old and weren’t maturing.
I look at my life and things continue to happen that embarrass me spiritually. “Why do I persist in talking/thinking that way?” I want to change.
I am confident that the wine-changer can do that with me. He can change the “cheap wine” in me into the good stuff.
Note the reaction above of the master of the banquet: “you have saved the best till now.” I want that “best” now. I want to live a life that “tastes good” to those in my midst.
How can I do this? I must align myself so tightly to God that I don’t have time to become cheap wine. God is the change maker. Will I give Him permission to change me? Will I live accordingly?
I have a part in such a transition. I must be mindful of Him. “May the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart be pleasing to You, my strength and my redeemer.”
“Lord, another bullseye passage. Change me, I beg. Take me over. I surrender me. Forgive me for running off at the mouth. For saying things that are cheap wine. I want to reflect a Godly heart to those in my midst. Without You, it is impossible. I give You permission to take charge of me. I love You, Lord.”
God is willing to change our “cheap wine” into the good stuff. Will we let Him do it?