After Jonah’s defiance in running away from God and His call, God uses a great fish to not only save him from the sea but also to provide an opportunity for Jonah to contemplate his decisions and his call. God truly desires obedience over sacrifice and a changed life over empty words.
experiences of fasting
we are not so much
abstaining from food as we are feasting on the word of God.”
– Richard Foster
The Christian on his knees sees more than the philosopher on tiptoe.
– Dwight L. Moody
If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him.
– James 1:5
The power of a mother on mission to lovingly raise and disciple her children to know, love, and serve Jesus.
God’s people called, equipped, and sent.
Taking the church beyond the walls
It may be that you yourself are not luminous, but you are a conductor of light…
– Sherlock Homes (Sir Arthur Conan Doyle)
To be a servant, your life must belong to Jesus. To be a servant, you must give up your desires. Service means moving beyond self to embrace the Lordship of Christ. Do not be content with merely making Jesus your savior, make Him your Lord.
Our prayers may be awkward. Our attempts may be feeble. But since the power of prayer is in the One who hears it and not in the one who says it, our prayers do make a difference.
– Max Lucado