This past Sunday was an awesome time! We wrapped up the book of Jonah and even though the story does not give us that fairytale ending, it gives us something far more valuable. It gives us a mirror into our own hearts.
Jonah had just received God's Mercy when he was rescued from the fish but was upset when God extended mercy to someone he despised - the people of Nineveh.
Jonah had a heart problem. We can relate to Jonah in so many ways. We are all guilty of one sided mercy at times. How often do we pray for those that we dislike with the same prayer language we use over our loved ones? Or like Jonah, how often do we get spiritual amnesia where we suddenly forget what God has done in the past when shaken with circumstances?
Have you ever used an Etch-a-sketch? You have this beautiful picture but once it's shaken, it's gone. Sometime we can have an etch-a-sketch heart! We get shaken and we forget what God has done.
Everyone can be faithful on mountain top but can you be faithful in valley?
We need to change our default setting and be honest with God.
Jonahs default was anger, self pity, stubbornness and a lack of compassion. We can so relate!
Let's learn from Jonahs example and listen to God and let Him work on our hearts.
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