Today we continue drawing out treasure from the book of Jonah. First Jess from Moline shares how her delayed obedience (like Jonah’s) kept her from experiencing the better God had for her. But she finally surrendered. Find out what deleting Facebook has to do with all this.
Then we contrast Jonah with Jesus to show us how much God wants us in his family! Jonah went kicking and screaming against his will to share God’s mercy with a wicked city. But Jesus gave up his throne, his palace, his own life, willingly to save us.
If the wicked people of Nineveh repented at the preaching of one who didn’t care about them, how much more should we repent and give our whole lives over to the one who willingly bled out for us so that we might be saved from eternal banishment. God wants you. Jesus death for you proves it!
And finally we talk about how after Jonah’s disobeyed God, he felt he had lost God’s presence. But actually he left God, God never left him. A thread through the whole book of Jonah is God’s faithfulness to unfaithful Jonah. If God wanted disobedient Jonah, he wants you. Any thought to the contrary is a lie!
Perry LaHaie is a radio host, singer, and songwriter with a passion to see the Great Commission completed in our generation. He was born and raised in northern Michigan, earned a degree in communications, and later a graduate degree in cross-cultural communications. Music and ministry have taken him all over the world. He served at Family Life Radio before serving with Frontiers, a worldwide ministry to Muslims. Perry and his wife, Teresa, have two children, Kali and Taylor.
Shawna Beyer has been a business owner, homeschool mom, church planter, project lead for a management consulting company, and church staff member. Born and raised in Southern California, she has been married for 25 years and is the mom of four. Shawna loves to help others discover a personal relationship with God that shapes how they think, feel, and live for Jesus daily. She loves being surrounded by her family and a good cup of coffee.