Are You Jonah? What Epic Outcome Weighs in the Balance?
As Greg and Pat ask the question; are you Jonah? They continue to discuss how God is speaking and based upon what He has shown and revealed it is going to be rough. At the same time God is waiting for people to respond. The citizens of Nineveh, in the Bible, weighed in the balance of one man’s obedience, a man named Jonah. It’s important to note that it’s not about Jonah or Nineveh, it’s about God. Jonah’s concern was that the people would receive forgiveness; the truth is we must check our hearts if we want to see people wiped out for their disobedience towards God. This is surely not God’s desire. The truth is that the people of Nineveh did not know what Jonah knew. Today America is a lot like Nineveh. Entire cities weigh in the balance and America is on the verge of being destroyed as we know it. America is waiting on you Jonah! People need a chance to repent and to turn to God. How many people today know that America is shaking and quaking because people are not doing what God told them to do? What is being thrown overboard over Jonah’s refusal to do what God said to do? Are you Jonah? You don’t have to be thrown overboard. Look in the mirror today and do what God told you to say and do what God told you to do.
Meekness; Submitted Strength – Walking Like JesusGreg, John and Pat discuss the importance and the necessity of meekness. As they continue to discuss Greg shares about a time when his wife was growing up and she was horseback riding with her cousin and she fell off her horse. He shares that she remembers this huge horse being so careful trying not to step on her. When you think of the size of a horse and you begin to think of its power and weight it is amazing that these animals allow us to ride on their backs. They not only allow us to ride on their backs but they also allow us to put a bit in their mouths and we are able to direct them in the direction of our choosing. The horse submits is strength to the rider. Jesus was meek and requires that we become meek as well. There is a big difference between weak and meek. We don’t lose our weakness but submit it to God. We immerse ourselves in the Word of God and like a rudder we use our tongue to shape our words. We must surrender ourselves to the Lord’s leading and directing and we do that when we abide in God’s word. You can change your life when you change your thoughts. Spend time with God and allow him to empower you.