Hey, Everyone! How was your Weekend? Hope you had a wonderful time with your loved ones : ) Have you ever had experiences, were you made a decision even if your heart knows that’s the wrong choose of action? Then you are in a difficult situation, due to you following what your heart says.
I was reading the Book of Jonah with my husband after a Sunday Service at our church. Jonah is such a very short book in the old testament (It has only 4 chapters). But there are beautiful messages from God, and he wants us to hear his messages. I was amazed how beautiful his 7message were. If you have not read the Book of Jonah yet, you should read it today : )
“The word of the Lord came to Jonah son of Amittai: “Go to the great city of Nineveh and preach against it, because its wickedness has come up before me.” But Jonah ran away from the Lord and headed for Tarshish. He went down to Joppa, where he found a ship bound for that port. After paying the fare, he went abroad and sailed for Tarshish to flee from the Lord. Then the Lord sent a great wind on the sea, and such a violent storm arose that the ship threatened to break up.” (Jonah 1:1-4)
Jonah’s down fall: Jonah didn’t listen what the Lord had to say
What the Lord did to Jonah #1: The Lord sent a great wind on the sea, so violent storm arose. Now the ship is threatened to break a part.
What the Lord did to Jonah #2: The Lord provided a huge fish (whale) to swallow Jonah, and he was in the berry of the fish three days and three nights.
Just think a moment, when parents tell kids, ‘Don’t play in the street, because it’s dangerous’ but they don’t listen. Now, what happens? Kids get injured or get in accident. That’s why it is important for kids to listen carefully what parents say! But as we get older, we forget to listen what ‘Father’ God has to say, and try to things on our own. When you have to make a decision, you make it by what you want. No wonder why the situation keeps getting difficult. ——Because we don’t listen what our ‘Father’ says and go against what he says.
Like in Jonah 1:1-4, it is very important for us to follow what Father God says. Sometimes it is not what we want to do, but still…..We have to humble our self and do what Father God says..
Are you willing to listen and follow what God tells you and walk in his righteousness?