John 2:5 NLT But his mother told the servants, “Do whatever He tells you.”

Faith is what brings God’s promises to pass. What positions us to receive God’s promise is obedience. It’s doing what the Holy Spirit leads us to do.

We can believe God for something for years, but if we don’t obey the Holy Spirit as He leads, we’ll never have what we desire.

You may want a particular car in red. You believe God for it, confess that it’s yours, and you’re in expectation for it. The Holy Spirit may direct you to go to the dealership on the other side of town. You have a choice to make. You can say to yourself it’s too far and you don’t remember seeing it online or you can obey. If you obey, there’s a possibility you’ll see the car you desire for a lower price.

You may have pain in your back. God tells you to stop eating after 9:00pm. In your mind, you may be thinking what does that have to do with the pain in my back? As you obey, somehow your back gets better.

What if the car isn’t there and my back doesn’t feel better? You exercised your obedience muscle and in some way God’s word promises you’ll experience something good because you obeyed (Isaiah 1:19).

For the promises of God to manifest, I’ll echo the words of Mary. Do whatever He (the Holy Spirit) tells you.