Daily problems are opportunities to blessings and glory

Jesus perceives daily problems as opportunities to help others and to reveal God’s love and power. He has given believers His ability through the Spirit to work miracles just like He did. He challenged the disciples to think supernaturally how they could feed the 5000 people even though this situation was purely incidental. He said to Philip, “Where are we to buy bread, so that these may eat?” This He was saying to test him. (John 6:5-6).

What is our first response when we face problems? Do we look for ways to withdraw ourselves from taking responsibility? Do we ignore it thinking someone else would notice the problem and take responsibility for it? Or do we take a moment to ask God if we should have a part in it?

In another incident, Jesus was faced with a potentially disastrous situation at a wedding at Cana where the wine ran out (John 2:1-12). Jesus’ mother, Mary committed on His behalf to solve the problem. With almost no fanfare, He instructed the servants to fill up the containers with water and bring them to the chief waiter. Nobody exactly knew where the wine came from as no prayers or announcements were made concerning the wine. I would like to challenge you today to look at daily problems with a different light and turn them into opportunities to bless and give God the glory.

Jesus said, “Truly, truly, I say to you, he who believes in Me, the works that I do, he will do also; and greater works than these he will do; because I go to the Father.” John 14:12


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