Faithfulness

Jonah 1:1-17, 3:1-10 and 4:1-11
Friday November 11, 2016

Focus passage: But Jonah thought this was utterly wrong, and he became angry. Jonah 4:1
We can laugh at Jonah’s expression and his pouting at his success.  It reminds me of a child who is really upset and doesn’t want to do what you are asking them to do for the umpteenth time, for whatever reason, they are tired or hungry or disinterested, or not watching Sponge Bob at that moment, and they finally do what you asked them to do and they do it really well, and their response is a frown or pouting because their heart wasn’t really in it.
Jonah’s heart wasn’t in this mission from God at all.  What Jonah seems to refuse to understand is that so much of our faith walk isn’t about getting our way or bending religion to fit us and the choices we have already made, it is about stepping out in faith and following God even when we are unsure of the result.

Prayer: God, help me to love my enemies, to allow your love to permeate all of me today.  Amen.

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