How Much of Your Life Do You Want God to Change?

“Jesus said to the servants, ‘Fill the jars with water’; so they fill them
to the brim,
(John 2:7 NIV).

Shortly after Jesus was baptized, he attended a wedding reception in the town of Cana, in Galilee. Apparently Jesus felt very comfortable at such a party, and I imagine Him laughing, mingling, and having a good time with His friends. Near the end of the festivities, the servants let Mary in on a dilemma – they were out of wine. To run out of wine at a Jewish wedding celebration was an embarrassment and disgrace to the hosting family. Mary turned to her son and said, “They have no more wine,” (John 2:3 NIV) as if she expected Him to do something about it.  I can almost see her raised eyebrow and the mischievous twinkle in her eye.

Jesus said, “Dear woman, why do you involve me? My time has not yet come” (John 2:4).

Mary turned to the servants and said, “Do what ever He tells you.” Mary seemed to understand Jesus’ power before anyone else.

Jesus told the servants to fill six large thirty gallon stone pots with water. So they filled them “to the brim.” Then He told them to draw some out and take it to the master of the banquet.

When they did so, the master tasted the water that had been turned into wine. He then 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.”

I often wonder what would have happened if the servants had filled the pots half full or three fourths full. I imagine Jesus would have transformed exactly what they put in.  Likewise, God will transform just as much of our lives as we give Him. As for me, I want to “fill it to the brim,” give Him all of my life – every bit of it. It is the same with my marriage. I want to give Jesus all of my marriage…to the brim. So in our winter years, my husband and I will agree…we have saved the best till now.

Let’s Pray
Dear Lord, I pray that I will be like the servants who did exactly what you told them to do.  My desire is to obey you fully…to the brim. Help me not to hold back anything but give You all of me so that you can transform me totally.  In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Now It’s Your Turn
How much of your life do you want Jesus to transform?

How much of your marriage do you want Jesus to transform?  How much of your marriage have you given Him?

How much of your attitude do you want Jesus to transform?  How much of your attitude have you given Him?

How much of your __________ do you want Jesus to transform? (You fill in the blank.)

How much have you given Him?

I’d love to know what you filled in that blank. Leave your answer in the comment section below.

Want More?
Today’s devotion/blog was taken from   If there is one area of our lives that we need to give totally to Christ, it is our marriages. Perhaps that’s why Jesus’ first miracle was at a wedding. To learn more about how to be the woman your husband longs for, click on over to the bookstore.

 

6 Responses to How Much of Your Life Do You Want God to Change?

  1. Mabel Ayivi February 23, 2012 at 10:52 am #

    Sister Sharon,
    I have been blessed by the word this morning on how much of our lives we want God to change. Its so challenging and inspiring. I would want God to change me totally so I will give HIM MY ALL. I want God to use me than before. When I fall HE should bring me back on tract. I do love to read from Girlfriends in God devotions. It really challenges me and I thank God for bring you into our lives to help us live the kind of life God wants us to live.
    GOD BELSS YOU SO MUCH.

  2. Sandy February 23, 2012 at 12:06 pm #

    I want my heart to be changed. I have been married for 32 years. Most of them very bitter. My husband is a very angry, controlling man. I grew up a people pleaser – what a couple! I am currently doing a Beth Moore study on the book of James and I am in chapter 3, where it talks about fresh and salt water (bitter and sweet). Beth explains how God, in Exodus 15: 22-25, showed Moses a tree and told him to drop it in bitter water which then became sweet. How I long for and pray for this bitter heart to be filled to the brim with forgiveness and love.

  3. Full of Hope February 24, 2012 at 7:30 pm #

    I have read and reread your book – Becoming the Woman of His Dreams! It is full of wisdom and love. I cannot tell you in this small space what a difference God has made in me and subsequently in my marriage. I have suggested this book to some ladies at the bible study which I attend. If someone wants to know how to make your marriage fresh and successful, stop concentrating on how to change your husband and focus on what God wants to do in your own heart and life. Thanks Sharon

  4. Karen February 26, 2012 at 12:17 am #

    Hi Sharon,
    I appreciate your most recent email about being a nagging wife. I don’t think ‘I am a nagging wife, but I am going to study the verses that you have referenced and also read the Bible every day.

    Thank you, Sharon

  5. Kelly February 26, 2012 at 1:45 am #

    My sister-in-law e-mailed me this website. What wonderful truth and words of encouragement. My husband and I are going through a very difficult time in our marriage so all that I have been reading I can surely relate to. I am excited to start reading your books. I am so glad that God is in control and that He is always moving and working as long as we ask. 🙂
    Thank you Sharon

  6. Maria Du Plessis July 19, 2012 at 11:43 am #

    Dear sister Sharon
    I realy enjoy your blog vey much.I learned so much from u.i I want to give my finances and my unsave children totaly,to the brim to God. I’m trusting God for a husband whom is totally from God.

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