Isn't that what we are trying to do? Isn't that exactly what Paul, Peter, James, Jude, John, Matthew, Luke and John-Mark spent twenty-seven books to instill in our minds? While all of those books were undoubtedly inspired by the only Divine Being in existence, Mary, as far as we know, did not possess the ability to audibly hear the Spirit instructing her in the ways of Christianity and yet she got the picture. She understood that whatever flowed from the mouth of her son, Jesus, would bless those that not only heard but obeyed (cf. James 1:22). She understood that the words of Jesus the Christ were so powerful that they would lead those servants to do great things, thus proving the deity of Christ and the power He possesses over the natural world. Did she know that Jesus was going to take those six waterpots and circumvent the normal process instantly changing their contents into grape juice? Probably not. What she did know was that whatever He said, though most likely sounding very strange to those listening, would be the way that He helped the situation.
Now, what does that have to do with us? Let's look to the following verses of the account of John and glean some very helpful things, especially in light of the initial acts of being placed into the body of Christ (i.e. Obeying the Gospel).
The Importance of Obedience
Following His command to fill the waterpots with somewhere between 120-180 gallons of water, the servants did not simply fill them to a level which would normally be satisfactory but rather "filled them up to the brim (John 2:7)." When one asks for a glass of water, does he expect that glass to be filled to the point where the only thing holding the water inside the glass is the surface tension of the water? No, the norm is that the glass would be filled to a satisfactory level allowing room so that the water would not spill over the side. However, the obedient servants, on the foundation of an understanding of what Mary had just completed telling them, filled the pots to their brims.
What does that have to say about our obedience when following the Plan of God to receive eternal salvation? Should we be willing to do "just enough" to get by? Absolutely not! But rather should be willing to hear the commands of Christ and, essentially, ask, "How high, Lord."
The Immediateness of Obedience
The next step in Jesus' miraculous conversion of the water to the nonintoxicating fruit of the grape was to command the servants to take some of the contents of those filled pots to the master of the feast for him to drink and realize what had been done. But, there was a time stamp placed on that command, "Draw some out now... (John 2:8)." How many times has a person known the need to obey and thought, "I want to do it this Sunday when the church is gathered" or "I would like to wait until..." and add some rather unimportant date that is special in the mind of the person needing the saving blood of Christ. I have even heard, "I will obey the Gospel when my grandfather passes away because he is a denominational preacher and it would just kill him to know that I left the denomination." While some of these excuses are somewhat understandable, they did not work for those at the wedding feast and they will not work for us either.
The importance of obedience leaves absolutely no room for there to be any wiggle room with regard to the immediate need of that obedience! We must follow the commands of Christ at the very moment that we understand and make the mental decision to do so! The fact of the matter is, we aren't sure of what will happen in the next few minutes, so why should we chance our eternal destiny on making sure that there are a large number of people there to see it happen or something else?
It's just too important to wait!
Don't wait, it's not worth it.