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Prophets And Fish

  • 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

    God told Jonah to go preach to Nineveh, but Jonah fled in the opposite direction, boarded a ship, and then sailed away to Tarshish. Soon a terrible storm overtook them, and after much debate, Jonah was cast into the stormy sea in order to calm the storm.

    As he was drowning, with seaweed wrapped around his head, a great fish that God had prepared for this occasion came by and swallowed him. After sitting there in the dark for a while, like the prodigal son, Jonah came to his senses. He prayed to God while sitting inside the belly of the fish, and it spit him out on dry land.

    This time Jonah headed to Nineveh, and his preaching ended up saving 120,000 people. It seemed that everyone in the book of Jonah had done what God wanted, even the fish and the heathens. Everyone except His own prophet, Jonah.

    Has there ever been a time that the Lord wanted you to do something, but instead you did the exact opposite? I have. We usually know right from wrong, but choose the wrong anyway.

    If you are like me, then you have probably been in the storm and you felt like you were drowning, tangled up in bad stuff, and ready to throw in the towel. We start to think 'If only I had listened, then I would not be here.'

    Just remember, it is not over or too late to make a change. You can pray to the Lord from the dark place that you are in and He will restore you, put you back on the path, and then use you to save others, just as He did with Jonah, and just as He has done with me.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father I thank You for Your mercy and grace, and for sparing me from the things that I have well earned. Please set my feet on the solid rock and give me a clear vision going forward. Help me to stand stedfast and fulfill Your will in my life, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

    Note: For those following our Creation Photographers group, here is the theme of the week: 1 Corinthians 13:13 (NIV) "And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love." 'Faith, Hope, Love' is our next theme and is open for creative interpretation as always. What does faith, hope, and love look like in your life? You are also encouraged to post anything else that inspires you as well. As for me'my photos today reflect how I keep the faith and hope alive as well as loving the most important people in my life. My heart blessings I see daily help me to keep that faith strong, my birding keeps me in hope of better things to come, and my family help me love deeply and completely. May you always find faith, hope, and love in all you do! Here is the link: Creation Photographers


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Debi Burton
Debi Burton Amen.....Hallelujah!
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Yes Lord, amen

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Barbara Jackson
Barbara Jackson

Amen

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Yvette York
Yvette York

Amen 

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Ed Frye
Ed Frye

Amen Lord, Amen

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Perry Robertson
Perry Robertson

Amen!

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Jim Jarrell
Jim Jarrell

Amen!

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Greg Hall
Greg Hall

Amen! Father thank you for sparing me from the things that I have well earned.

Thank You Pastor Dion!

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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen

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David &amp; Dianna Earlywine
David & Dianna Earlywine

Amen,God is awesome.

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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Amen, thank You Father for Your mercy and goodness!

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Joseph Adams, Jr.
Joseph Adams, Jr.

Amen

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Wanda Pennington
Wanda Pennington

Amen

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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Heavenly Father, You have done so many things for me even though I've failed You. Lead me to do Your will and to step up with Your designs, I love and praise Your Holy name. In Jesus name I pray, Amen 

Thank you Pastor for this reminder, God bless you. 

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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

Help us dear God. Amen

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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen!

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Liesel  aka  Lisa Wardle
Liesel aka Lisa Wardle

Amen and Amen!

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Sandra Colby
Sandra Colby

HALLELUJAH

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Nicole Specht
Nicole Specht

Amen

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