Daily Devotional

Empowered For Recognition

Rightly Positioned

22nd June 2022

Scripture Reading: John 2: 1-11

Focus

“And there were set there six waterpots of stone, after the manner of the purifying of the Jews, containing two or three firkins apiece.” (John 2: 6)

At the venue of the marriage feast in Cana of Galilee, six waterpots of stone were set (positioned), in line with the manner of purifying of the Jews. The Jews were known for hand washing and feet washing; and those waterpots were positioned to help serve the hand washing and feet washing purpose. Those waterpots were positioned in line with the lifestyle of the Jews.

Jesus got set to perform His first miracle on earth, and He simply ordered that water be poured into those waterpots. Jesus used the same waterpots that were positioned as a result of the lifestyle of the Jews. So the waterpots got properly positioned for relevance because of the lifestyle of the Jews. Simply put, their lifestyle became the proper positioning of the waterpots.

Friend, hear me as I hear the Lord: the lifestyle of others will be your proper positioning. The positive or negative lifestyles of people will orchestrate a new level of relevance for you. The seriousness or unseriousness of people around you will work for your good; the personal choices, ideas, visions, dreams, successes, failures, inadequacies, etc. of people around you will become your proper placement for greatness and relevance.

Because of people who planned to wash their hands and feet, six waterpots got the opportunity to be used by Jesus for something higher than originally intended. The results of the waterpots turned out higher than the plans of those who placed them there. You are that ‘waterpot’ that will have higher and greater results; you will unexpectedly get uncommon opportunities as a result of where men placed you.

Sometimes, men may designate you as their ‘waterpot’, fit only for their ‘hand washing and feet washing’; but when God steps in, from that spot where you were positioned, you will be singled out for relevance and influence.

Declaration

The lifestyle and choices of other men shall be my proper positioning, in Jesus’ name!

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Memory Verse

: “He maketh my feet like hinds' feet, and setteth me upon my high places.” (Psalm 18: 33)

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