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Opposites Attract

  • Now the word of Yahweh 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. Jonah 1:1 WEB

    The word of the Lord came to Jonah to go and preach to Nineveh, but Jonah fled in the opposite direction. When God told him to go to Nineveh, Jonah went to Joppa instead and took a ship down to Tarshish. Nineveh (in modern-day Iraq) was about five hundred miles east of his home in Gath-heper (2 Kings 14:25). While Tarshish (in southern Spain) was twenty-five hundred miles west. Jonah planned to be three-thousand miles away from where God wanted him to be, as soon as possible.

    Rather than do what God wanted him to do, Jonah spent far more time, energy, and money, to do the exact opposite. Soon, trouble followed after him. The Lord told Jonah to do something, but Jonah refused and intentionally went the opposite direction while fully knowing what God really wanted him to do. I don't know what causes a man to do that, but I have done similar things myself. We know to do right, but just can't seem to do it. As Paul wrote 'For the good which I desire, I don't do; but the evil which I don't desire, that I practice' (Romans 7:19). Sin always starts with a thought, followed by a decision. You always stumble first in your thought life.

    His life then fell apart and became a living hell. At his lowest point, when he had been eaten by a fish and was sitting alone in the dark, covered in slime and seaweed, Jonah finally surrendered his life to God and prayed. Things then changed quickly in his life and, as he stood on the beach, the exact same word of the Lord came to him a second time. God's plan had not changed because of Jonah's behavior. The word was still 'Go.'

    There have been times when I thought that God was finished with me. Yet when I finally turned to Him and prayed, I heard the same word come again. His plan for you is still there, even when you knew what you were supposed to do, and yet did the opposite. For the gifts and the calling of God are irrevocable. (Romans 11:29). The Lord still has a purpose for your life, when you turn back to Him.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father I thank You for having mercy on my life. Forgive me of the times when I have lived contrary to Your will. Lead me, and I will follow. Teach me, and I will learn. Please work Your perfect will in my life and guide me into all that You have for me, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

    Note: "Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer" (Romans 12:12). If you have a prayer need, we are here for you! We and the prayer team are ready to lift you up at our private prayer page: RHM Prayer Network


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Debi Burton
Debi Burton I need you to keep Your perfect will in my life too and keep me surrounded with your children ! Thank you..... Amen
Sep 29
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Pranoti  Kumar
Pranoti Kumar

Amen!

Sep 29
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Joseph Adams, Jr.
Joseph Adams, Jr.

Amen, Lord keep me.

Sep 29
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Faith Oglesby
Faith Oglesby

On time words of encouragement and inspiration. Thank you, Pastor Dion for listening to God's calling in your life and ministering online. I thank God for the encouragement and lifeline we can find here.

Sep 29
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David &amp; Dianna Earlywine
David & Dianna Earlywine

Thank you God. Lead us and we will follow. Amen 

Sep 29
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

Help me to willingly follow your way. Help me be happy my God. Thank you for all your blessings. Amen. 

Sep 29
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen, Father lead me where you want me to go.

Sep 29
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Jim Jarrell
Jim Jarrell

Amen!

Sep 29
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Ed Frye
Ed Frye

Amen!

Sep 29
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Linda Clark
Linda Clark

Are God is great  praise God  amen!!!

Sep 29
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Michelle  Muff
Michelle Muff Lead me lord, lead me Lord lby the light of truth to seek and to find the narrow way. Be my way; be my truth; be my life, my Lord, and lead me, Lord, today. (Lead Me Lord lyrics by John Becker). This song keeps on playing over and over in my head. The next part of the song is about the beatitude.     Blessed are the merciful, for mercy shall be theirs, and the pure in heart shall see their God. Blest are they whose hunger only holiness can fill,   Blest are they who through their lifetimes sow the seeds of peace; all will call them children of the Lord. Blest are you, though persecuted in your holy life, for in heaven, great is your reward.
Sep 29
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Yes, work Your perfect will in my life, Amen.

Sep 29
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Rose Sicilia
Rose Sicilia

Beautiful devotional speaking from the heart! Thank you! May God Always Bless and protect us always! Enjoy your day!❤

Sep 29
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Rose Sicilia
Rose Sicilia

Amen Truth! 

Sep 29
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Dear Father in Heaven lead me and I will follow, open my ears to listen to Your  word. Forgive my sins and deliver me from evil. in Jesus name I pray. Amen 

Thank you Pastor for this devotional .

Sep 29
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Perry Robertson
Perry Robertson

Good Word Pastor Dion! Amen!

Sep 29
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Mary Pat Taylor
Mary Pat Taylor

Please Lord, show me what my gifts and calling from You are, because I don't know anymore. Please speak to me in a way I understand and guide me into the life You want for me. In Jesus' name, Amen. 

Sep 29
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd

Lord, I pray that you please lead Mary Pat, that you open a way for her to use her gifts, and guide her into Your best plans for her, in the name of Jesus, amen!

Sep 29
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Mary Pat Taylor
Mary Pat Taylor

Thank you sis! <3

 

Sep 29
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen!

Sep 29
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Amen Lord

Sep 29
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Deshawn Johnson
Deshawn Johnson

Thank you this was confirmation for me and the things I need to do!

Sep 30
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Ticardo Williams
Ticardo Williams

Amen.  Praise God!  Thanks Pastor Todd!  Heavenly Father I thank You for having mercy on my life. Forgive me of the times when I have lived contrary to Your will. Lead me, and I will follow. Teach me, and I will learn. Please work Your perfect will in my life and guide me into all that You have for me, in the Name of Jesus Christ I pray.  Amen. 

Oct 4
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Cheryl Hepler
Cheryl Hepler

I believe...

Oct 6