This Sunday, we will began a series in Jonah at our Georgia campusese. The book of Jonah is so very relevant for today.
Not a week goes by that I don’t talk to someone who is running from God or whose relationship with Jesus is at a far distance. They know better and they want better but they find themselves in a spiritual funk.
Perhaps they have been hurt by something or someone and they allow that situation (or that person) to discourage them or distract them to the point that they actually get disillusioned with God.
When a person gets in that state of mind, he/she starts to run from God and lives his/her life for himself/herself.
Have you ever deliberately disobeyed God when you knew for sure that He was telling you to do something?
It is amazing how easy it is to get off track. We know that God is trustworthy and faithful. We know that He is a good God and that He loves us but we do not obey Him, listen to Him or follow Him.
Did you know that you can know your Bible, yet live exactly the opposite of its teachings?
Where are you at in your life today? Close to Jesus, clean and enjoying His presence, or cold, callous and walking at a guilty distance?
Let me encourage you today – no matter what has happened in your life or how far you have drifted, you can come back!
Run into His arms, they are wide open to receive you! If you are running away, stop! Jonah learned some serous lessons running from God. Learn from Jonah and not from experience.