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‘Take The Plunge’ (Jonah 1) by @0rode #LAFruits Devotional

August: FINANCIAL FRUITFULNESS
Reading: Jonah 1, Psalm 25
@thelafamily August 29

 

Take The Plunge

TEXT: “Now the LORD had prepared a great fish to swallow Jonah. And Jonah was in the belly of the fish three days and three nights.” Jonah 1:17 (NKJV)

There is nothing, nor any person, that can deviate the will of God for your life; except you are unaware that God has a plan for you. Jonah, like many of us, knew his calling and he lived it very well, but had become accustomed and comfortable with how he served God. We know when we have become complacent in our faith and service to God when we are conflicted in our hearts between our desires and what God wills for us. And there are really only three actions we take:
1) Keep running, attempting to deviate God’s will, like Jonah, and assume control.
2) We are stagnant – year in, year out in the same place and frustrated that our shift has not happened.
3) We let go, trust God and obey.

As we prepare for the final quarter of the year, seek the grace of God for God’s will to be completed in you. Be assured that God is in control; whether you choose to accept it, believe it or even understand it. Honestly, it is better to simply let God have His way through you – look at how much it cost Jonah financially (Jonah 1:3), physically (Jonah 1:5) and spiritually (Jonah 1:12).

Jonah’s final act to be thrown into the sea was one of submission. Perhaps, he thought his disobedience would warrant a punishment such as death, but that is not the will of God. God had set an assignment before him and no matter what Jonah did; God was “prepared” to ensure Jonah completed it.

This applies to you too. God will not rest until you have completed His will. (Jer. 29:11-13)

LEARN and APPLY: When God is laying something in your heart to do something for His sake, trust and obey.

Pray: Almighty God, may I always be ready to do Your will. Forgive my acts of disobedience, which have caused delays, and move me forward into Your place of purpose, in Jesus’ name. Amen.

Written by Orode Faka of @thelafamily