Situational Fixation

John 2:1-3

1) 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.”

The word most commonly used for miracle in the New Testament is “dunamis” which are miracles used to show power. John calls the miracles signs. A sign points beyond itself to something greater. Through these signs God has a deeper meaning for the readers. What meaning could we take from this passage?

Mary goes to Jesus with a request about a situation. Have you ever gone to God about a situation in your life? We do so often. The other day I had an awakening in my prayer life that I want to share with you. Most of my life i have been praying about situations to a God who moves in generations. Situations are all about stuff and generations are all about people.

We pray something like this:

Lord help me with my finances
Lord help my leg, my head, my neck, and my back
Lord could you fix my car it keeps breaking down on the side of the road
Lord I hate my job could I have another please
Lord my house isn’t big enough anymore
Lord help me I am so depressed
Lord help me to do better in school
Lord I could use an extra dose of energy over hear
-We need to get beyond the situation so that we can see what God wants.

When we could be praying:

That God would help me be responsible with our finances
That God would help me represent Christ while in the hospital
That If our car breaks down He will send someone who doesn’t know God to tow me away so I can show them Jesus.
That I would be a beacon of light in this job that I hate
That I would use this small house in a way that my children will be blessed in it
That I would stop being depressed so that others would be lifted up in when they are around me.
That I would be a help, too my school.
That I would have some energy so I might serve others so that they might rest.

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