If you read my devotionals, even on occasion, you will find that I encourage everyone to read the scriptures for themselves. If you do, you will find that the Holy Spirit will open your eyes and give you tidbits of information little by little. You won’t get this amazing download all at once, because it is a living word, and it gives you what you need when you need it. I was reading 2 KIngs 14 today and Jonah was mentioned, which brought the following information to the forefront of my mind.
Jonah was a prophet. God gave him an assignment to go to Nineveh and speak against them because of their evil deeds. He didn’t want to do it, so he tried to run away from God. God insisted that he obey, and sent him through all kinds of distressing events to put him back on the path to obedience.
Do you feel like you’ve been swallowed by a whale, and puked out? Maybe you should do a quick check list to see if you are disobeying God’s calling on your life. Not every tragedy will be because you’ve neglected your calling, but it might be a good place to start analyzing the occurrences of your life.
Therefore, my beloved brothers, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that in the Lord your labor is not in vain. 1 Corinthians 15:38