Wednesday, November 17, 2010

A Whale of a Tale - Jonah 1st look


 
Jonah was swallowed by a fish,
he made quite a tasty dish,
freedom was his only wish,
from his watery jail....

If you haven't heard the story of Jonah it goes like this: Jonah was told by God to preach the good news of God to a certain group of people. He didn't want to do God's will, so he tried to run away as far as he could go, he got onto a boat and a storm came, so the crew threw him in the water. At the very moment he went in, he was swallowed up into the belly of a great whale or fish for 3 days. Jonah prayed to his Lord God and he was spat onto dry land.
And after all was said and done, he did God's will...

Have you ever tried to run from God ? Sometimes in life we know what is truly right but we choose to do things our way. One thing that believers around the world will agree on, is when you are saved you can't run from God. He knows and sees all things. He will literally pick you up and put you in your place. Sometimes we get mad at God because we want to make our own decisions, but God's love is too great. We may think we were better off, but time always tells the whole STORY.  When we sit down and look back on those situations we can see why and how much better off we are. Praise God for saving us from immanent disaster in what WE wanted!  It is said, for the believer's lives; God works all things together for good.

ISAIAH 55:7-8
7 Let the wicked forsake their ways
   and the unrighteous their thoughts.
Let them turn to the LORD, and he will have mercy on them,
   and to our God, for he will freely pardon.  8 “For my thoughts are not your thoughts,
   neither are your ways my ways,”
            declares the LORD.

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