SOAP: Scripture, Observation, Application, Prayer
Scripture: John 2:11 This, the first of his miraculous signs, Jesus performed at Cana in Galilee. He thus revealed his glory, and his disciples put their faith in him. (NOTE: verses 1-11)
Observation: This first miracle was the turning of water into wine at a wedding when they ran out of wine. But someone in the planning phase for this banquet had made a wise decision to invite Mary and her son Jesus. (I remember when we were first married; Sharon invited someone to dinner because she knew they could make the gravy.) So, the master of the banquet received the wine, and Jesus received the glory. He is still receiving the glory for this miracle! (And Sharon has been making good gravy for years!)
Application: Notes to myself:
#1. Make sure Jesus is a part of everything I plan.
#2. When something goes wrong, go to Jesus first.
#3. Do exactly what he says.
#4. Make sure Jesus gets the glory!
Prayer: Lord, help me make plans that will please you because I want you to enjoy being a part of the things I plan. Amen.
July 31: Isaiah 63-64; John 2
Making friends for time and eternity!