I don’t usually make resolutions; at least, I haven’t for the past few years. But I was reading through some of my life journal entries for the last year and the following one resonated with me.
“…His mother said to the servants “whatever He tells you to do, do it.'”
Such a simple statement. Eight words. Three that are the most important.
#1 – Whatever.
The word “whatever” covers a huge area. It could mean that the Lord wants you to go to India for the rest of your life or maybe He just wants you to reach out to your next door neighbor. Or maybe He wants you to stop beating yourself up.
The Lord could ask anything of you.
How do we do it, whatever “it” is? Mary knew that her son was also the son of God. And we know it too. Behind those eight words there is a universe of attributes – who Jesus is, what He can do, what He has done, what He will do.
#2. – Do it.
Like the Nike commercial – “just do it.” Don’t whine, complain, or feel sorry for yourself. A miracle might be waiting. And even if it’s not a miracle – why not obey the One who made you? Who knows you better than you know yourself?
Lord, in 2010, help me to just “do it”.