Gina Caswell Kelly
I have often said that I feel like God really wants to work in the details of our lives, and that seems to be the area that we least seek His will or His help.
Jesus’ first miracle was about the details. Jesus was attending a wedding in Cana, just like everyone else who had been invited. Then the wine began to run out at the reception. Jesus’ mother Mary came to Him at this point and said, “Do something!” Now, I find this interesting. Certainly, Mary knew He was special. The angel had told her she was going to have the Son of God as her child. He had already been baptized by John at this time and God’s voice had been heard from heaven saying, “That’s My Boy!” He already had disciples following Him. In fact, many of these disciples were at the wedding with Him. But, I just wonder what on earth made Mary think Jesus could do anything about the wine situation at this wedding? Nothing He had done so far publicly pointed to the fact that He could perform miracles. But, somehow His mother knew there was more to Him than what everyone else had seen so far. I think this is true of all of us. We really sell the power of our God short in so many areas in our lives. We trust Him with our big prayers, but the details, not so much.
At the wedding, Jesus had some people to fill some large jars with water. Then, He had one of the servants to take a glass of this “water” to the master of the feast, basically the wedding coordinator of the day. When the master tastes the liquid held by the glass, he is amazed! “The Father of the Bride saved the very best wine for the last!” He said that normally the host would save the cheap stuff for the end of the night when no one would care.
So, what we see here is that Jesus not only turned the water into wine, He apparently turned it into Terry County wine! The best of the best! He did more than was expected. And that is what He wants to do in our lives. He wants to be in the details of our lives, and He wants to do so much more than we can begin to imagine.
There is so much big stuff going on in our lives today, and certainly we feel that God is working in the big stuff, but what about your day to day struggles? Are you coming to God with the little details of your life? When I do any public speaking, I will nearly always pray that God will give me a good hair day. Hair fixing is not my thing, and those of you who know me already knew that, I am sure! But, when I am going to be delivering a message for a group of people, I don’t want to have any distractions. So I pray that God will help me fix my hair! I had someone tell me once that he wasn’t going to waste his prayers on something as trivial as hair. I said, “What waste? It is not like God is a magic lamp and I only have three prayers to use! After I pray for my hair, I still have just as many prayers left to use as I started with.”
You too may think it is pretty silly to pray about my hair, but I learned very early in life that God is in the details. I can tell you amazing stories of how God has worked in the details of my life, from fixing a record that the needle always stuck on, to opening a jar of salsa one day at lunch. God was and is in the details of my life.
Is He in the details of your life? He wants to be. Trusting Him with small things just as much as we do the big things will make a huge difference in your life!
Give Him the details! It will make a difference.