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The Fish Hotel

  • Now Yahweh's word came to Jonah the son of Amittai, saying, 'Arise, go to Nineveh, that great city, and preach against it, for their wickedness has come up before me.' But Jonah rose up to flee to Tarshish from the presence of Yahweh. He went down to Joppa, and found a ship going to Tarshish; so he paid its fare, and went down into it, to go with them to Tarshish from the presence of Yahweh. Jonah 1:1 WEB

    The Lord told Jonah to go to the city of Nineveh, but instead Jonah set out for Tarshish, which was in the opposite direction. After he boarded a ship, they sailed into the ocean and were caught up in a terrible storm. The sailors threw Jonah overboard in order to save themselves, and after spending three days and nights inside of a custom fish hotel, Jonah was happy to go to Nineveh.

    A mentor of mine once saw a used car that he really wanted to buy. While at the dealership he prayed about it and felt that the Lord said, "No." He walked around the lot and called his wife to pray with her, and she said that she felt that something wasn't right about that car. He prayed about it again and heard 'No.'

    After walking around the car lot some more, he decided that he really just wanted that particular car. So he went back to the car, laid his hands on it and prayed again, and this time he heard very clearly: "Yes! You NEED this car."

    So he bought it and started home with his little red chevy vega, but on the way the engine oil light came on. He stopped at a service station and filled it up with oil and resumed his trip, but soon the oil light came on again. To shorten this up, the car ended up sitting in his driveway with a blown engine while he made the payments on it for the next two years.

    If you try and twist God's arm to give you what you want, you just might get it. The prodigal son's dad gave him his inheritance early, but it didn't go well. Be honest with yourself and listen to the Lord the first time so you can avoid the fish hotel experience for He knows what is best for you.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father please help me to see past the natural and learn to trust You in my decisions. Speak to me in a way that I understand, and give me the grace to be obedient, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

    Note: "Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you." (Jeremiah 29:12) If you are in need of prayer, please do send your requests to our private prayer network, where we and the prayer team join together for you! RHM Prayer Network


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Debi Burton
Debi Burton Amen
January 23, 2018
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Linda Cella
Linda Cella

Amen

January 23, 2018
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Amen Lord 

January 23, 2018
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Dear Lord, Forgive me when I am being obstinate and not following you and going off in my own direction.  I know you truly that you ALWAYS have my best interest at heart!  I thank you for the love and compassion you give to me and for the blessings I receive everyday!  I pray in your most precious Son's name Jesus Christ!  Amen!!

 

January 23, 2018
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Deng Tembreza
Deng Tembreza

Amen

January 23, 2018
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Dave and Sue Earlywine
Dave and Sue Earlywine

Amen brother.

January 23, 2018
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Deng Tembreza
Deng Tembreza

Amen

 

January 23, 2018
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Jim Jarrell
Jim Jarrell

Amen! Heavenly Father, show us the way into your kingdom and your righteousness!

January 23, 2018
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen!

January 23, 2018
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Dave and Sue Earlywine
Dave and Sue Earlywine

Jesus,please so me the right way and listen to you.Please speak to me and let me live my life for you.I love you. Amen 

January 23, 2018
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Amen! Help me Father to avoid the fish hotel experience, You know what is best for me.

January 23, 2018
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Roseanne Braverman
Roseanne Braverman

The grace to be obedient, Amen

January 23, 2018
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Barbara Neahring
Barbara Neahring

So good!  Thank you!

January 23, 2018
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Carol Pady
Carol Pady

Amen this is why it is so important to pray that God's will be done, or we too can easily put our will before His and claim something that He does not want for us to have.

January 23, 2018
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Dear Father in Heaven, I trust You in all You have for me. I trust in You for the things I really need,in Jesus name I pray. Amen. 

January 23, 2018
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen!

January 23, 2018
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Liesel  aka  Lisa Wardle
Liesel aka Lisa Wardle

Amen!

January 23, 2018
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Diane Symborski✝
Diane Symborski✝

Heavenly Father please help me to see past the natural and learn to trust You in my decisions. Speak to me in a way that I understand, and give me the grace to be obedient, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Amen <3

 

 

Father, always look after me and guide me to what you wants for me and what's best. Amen <3

 

Thank you for your devotion, Pastor Dion. :-)

January 24, 2018
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Ticardo Williams
Ticardo Williams

Amen.  Praise God!  Thanks Pastor Todd!  Heavenly Father please help me to see past the natural and learn to trust You in my decisions. Speak to me in a way that I understand, and give me the grace to be obedient, in the Name of Jesus Christ I pray.  Amen.

January 24, 2018
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Patty Wooley
Patty Wooley

Wow; interesting take/angle hadnt thought of before. Hmmm... very good 

January 24, 2018