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Over board
By Inspire Hope
Friday, July 17, 2009

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This story is about Jonah and the truth is, you maybe just like Jonah running away from God. Do not allow your hurt and pain to cause you to be angry at God, He has a plan for your life!! Be blessed as you read this story.

In the book of Jonah chapter one gives a descriptive account of Jonah's call by God, to go to and preach to the people, of a wicked city named Nineveh. Jonah was afraid, even though he knew specifically what God was calling him to do. Jonah did not want to do it. Fear made Jonah run away from God.

Jonah's disobedience to God had endangered the lives of the ship's crew. While the storm raged Jonah was sound asleep at the bottom of the ship. Jonah apparently did not even have a guilty conscience about his disobedience to God. Suddenly Jonah is awakened out of his slumber and lots are being cast, to find out the guilty person who had caused this fierce storm upon the sea. The lot fell on Jonah, and with a sinking feeling Jonah realized that no matter where he went, he could not hide, or run away from God. Jonah understood at that very moment, that he had to first stop running from God, and do what God had called him to do.

Jonah admitted he was wrong, and was willing to give up his life to save the crew on board the ship. The storm grew worse and in spite of the crew trying to save Jonah's life, he was thrown over board. Over board into the raging seas, Jonah did not stand a chance, but God Abba Father had a plan to rescue Jonah. God had prepared a huge fish to swallow Jonah and yes Jonah spent three days and three nights in the belly of this great fish, in the depth of the sea and God kept Jonah.

In your daily walk with God has He given you a specific work to do? and like Jonah you maybe afraid to do it. Do you find yourself running away from God, and getting into more trouble? Do you find yourself wondering from place to place searching for God trying to find a better place? Has your disobedience thrown you over board?Do you find yourself tossed and driven on the boisterious seas of life, experiencing weariness and fatigue? You can cry out, " Lord save me " and instantly He will come to your rescue, lifting you out of the angry seas of life. Like Jonah who realized the miracle of life, you too can begin praising God with a thankful heart, that Abba Father did not let you drown in the tempestous seas, in spite of your disobedience to Him. It does'nt matter, even though you are over board, and out of the will of God He still loves you, and is attentive to your prayer.

Continue to be persistent in your prayers. Purpose in your heart  at this very moment, that you will do the work that Abba Father has called you to do, at what ever it cost. Trust Him for He has equipped you for the work at hand. Your days of solitary confinement have come to an end, and you are now ready to complete the assignments, that your Abba Father has given to you. Your over board experience has placed you back on the road, that leads to the path of your destiny.



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Reviewed by m j hollingshead 7/20/2009
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