A wedding celebration seems an unlikely place for a miracle, but a quiet conversation between a mother and her son invoked a great one in Cana. Water was turned to wine as compliant servants obeyed the simple but life-transforming command: “Whatever he says, do it”. The requirements for a miracle are actually pretty simple; a human need, plus recognition of God’s authority, a personal request and obedience to what He says are the raw materials of miracles. The seedbed of miracles is straightforward; we must turn every circumstance of life over to the King of Kings and then do what He says. Blessed Savior, I place myself and all I survey into Your capable hands. You are LORD of All and there is no other.
Betrayal by people you care about hurts so deeply because you have to face the fact that they did not value you as much as you had expected. Humanly speaking, the way we love, and the way we wish others would love us is so selfish at its core that it is a constant setup for devastating disappointment. So how do we become betrayal proof? Let’s start with God’s promises, “I will NEVER leave or forsake you”, and “perfect love casts out fear”. So to be loved BY God and to love LIKE God is to become betrayal proof. The combination of having the right perspective and actions is our deliverance from disappointment; only perfect love can protect you. Loving Father, teach me Your ways. Purify both my receiving and giving of perfect love.