Jonah (Letter 32, Larry Crabb’s 66 Love Letters)
Yield to God’s Plan; God Will Not Yield to Ours
C.S. Lewis said “The conclusion I dread is not So there’s no God after all but So this is what God’s really like. Deceive yourself no longer.”
As we grow up spiritually, we can no longer celebrate a God who always tucks us into a comfortable bed with the promise of another fun day tomorrow. At that point, our days of naive worship and shallow but exciting intimiacy are over.
C.S. Lewis also said, “Go to God when your need is desperate, when all other help is vain, and what do you find? A door slammed shut in your face, and a sound of bolting and double-bolting on the inside. After that, silence.”
When our life hits a bump that God could smooth but doesn’t, will we continue to think He should surrender His wisdom to ours and do what we think is best?
Book Name: Topic – From Ray Stedman<-(click here for entire Bible summary)
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JONAH – David Jeremiah (Understanding the 66 Books of the Bible)
Key thought: We must never run away from God’s devotion to evangelism, His compassion for souls, or His direction in taking the Gospel to the nations.
Key Verse: I cried out to the Lord because of my affliction, and He answered me. Out of the belly of Sheol I cried, and You heard my voice. Jonah 2;2
Key Action: Go wherever the Lord sends you without hesitation or vacillation.