Jonah #6

2017! Thank you Jesus for a new year and new opportunities.

I want to thank everyone who prayed, visited or gave financially in 2016. No ministry can survive without the love of others.

[caption id="attachment_14097" align="alignnone" width="225"] Two of the children down the road who are being ministered to by our teenagers[/caption]

Jonah runs.     Why?                                                                                                                                                          1. Perhaps he was fearful of the cruel Assyrians.                                                                                                 2. Perhaps he was unforgiving and did not want them receive mercy.                                                                   3. Perhaps he was proud and did not want to look like a liar should they repent.                                                  4. Perhaps he did not think Israel would repent until they saw another nation judged.                                          5. Perhaps he thought that God would use Assyria to judge Israel.                                                                        6. Perhaps he just did not have the heart of God.

It does not matter what we think when God calls us. We obey or we disobey. As he entered the ship and it actually sailed it looked as though he would be successful.

Jonah was running from God but there is a problem when your God is everywhere.                                 Wherever you run He is still there.                                                                                                                  Read Psalms 139:7- 11

Jonah did not have a problem with God loving people. He just did not want God to love “too much”.

Are you happy with your life? Have you found your purpose?

2017 is a new start.