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Tuesday, March 15 2011

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I am  excited about the next 38 days as we journey through the book of Jonah to look at how God can take what seems disappointing, devastating and possible hopeless and turn the situation around full circle in victory.

Right when you felt you were on the path of your journey toward destiny when your course changes drastically. How? Why? You feel paralyzed stuck  in the traffic of life. It can be hard to look at you place of Nineveh  as a holding place to hear God. Your Nineveh could be caring for an elderly family member, or interceding for loved ones or co-workers. Your Nineveh could be singleness through divorce, death, prehaps economic changes but what do you do? How do you respond?

Remember this new path of life can be like a call to Nineveh – a place to mature and move into the fullness of who you are destine to be I did not say it would not be painful, scary, or difficult. Don’t stay in the belly of your whale too long. Allow yourself to move toward the call. Someone is counting on your humility and obedience to stay on the course. Get in his presence remember the anointing breaks the yoke, releasing you to operate in freedom.

During the next 37 days grab your bible, a pen , and journal and watch what happens when you pray, plan and prosper spiritually, mentally, and physically during this study. The book we are studying is Life Interrupted by Priscilla Shirer.

I. Scriptural text: Isaiah 10:27 “ And it shall come to pass in that day, that his burden shall be taken away from off thy shoulder, and his yoke from off thy neck, and the yoke shall be destroyed because of the anointing.”
II. Questions to ponder:
1. What is your Nineveh?
2. While in the belly of the whale what will you do? Hint: Prayer, praise and worship.
III. Quiet Time “silence for meditation” Rest in his presence, worships him, and then takes a moment to be silent in his presence.
IV. Journal Reflection: Write about what you experienced during the time of pondering, and meditation on scriptural insight. Where do you go from here?
Comments: Post what you gleaned from the first chapter of the book or share a brief testimony.

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Thursday, March 10 2011
He is a God of Many Changes!

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I am so excited about the next 39 days as we journey through the book of  Jonah to look at how God can take what seems disappointing , devastating and possible hopeless and turn the situation around full circle in victory.  Have  you ever hit a pot hole and your car or bicycle went reckless back and forth in the road? Well life unplanned situations  can do that too, but thank God for the word, prayer and strength to stand in faith. 

Have you ever felt unworthy to be used by God because you did not complete a task?  Perhaps you feel intellectually inadequate. You hear instructions to tell others about salvation but resist because it appears your love ones are not heeding the voice of salvation.  Jonah was given several task during his life. 

Jonah’s first mission was given to him by Elijah — he was to anoint Jehu as king in the year 705 BCE.   After the failure of his second mission, to rebuke Jehu’s successor, Jeroboam the second, he was given his final mission. The mission that God gave him was one that he could not open his heart to accept. He was sent to the capital of Assyria, Nineveh, to urge its population to repent. How bizarre the assignment sounded to him! His own people were falling uncontrollably into a chasm that seemed to have no bottom, yet he was sent to save others — the archenemies of Israel!

Jonah actually dreaded success of this mission far more than he dreaded failure. How could he bear to witness the contrast of the Assyrians returning to God in the face of his prophecy, with the Jews stubbornly resisting any chance for spiritual self-preservation? Therefore, he attempted to escape from his destiny. 

Think about what you know about your destiny – are you in of denial or rebellion?  Priscilla Shirer’s notes that “I know what goes through a person’s mind who does not want to engage fully in the season of life God is call her into.”    Are you reluctant because of fear?  You think you lack skills for the task?  You think about haunting memories of your past? Your future and the what if’s?   

Take heart  and mediatate on  Psalm 22:10-11 says, “   I was thrust into your arms at my birth. You have been my God from the moment I was born.   Do not stay so far from me, for trouble is near, and no one else can help me.”  Learn to rest in His arms , even when you stumble and fall .

During the next 39 days grab your bible, a pen , and journal and watch what happens when you pray, plan and prosper spiritually, mentally, and physically during this study.  The book we are studying is Life Interrupted by Priscilla Shirer.

I. Scriptural text:

“Why wasn’t I born dead? Why didn’t I die as I came from the womb? Why was I laid on my mother’s lap?  Why did she nurse me at her breasts?  Had I died at birth, I would now be at peace.  I would be asleep and at rest.” Job 3:11-13.  

II. Questions to ponder:

1.  What if Jesus chose not to fulfill his destiny of the cross?  How is sinking into sadness   like being in the belly of a whale?  Think about reasons you should be glad that you were born for  such a time as this.

2.  Why are you holding onto failures? Think about why you need to obey and move forward. Do you feel like Job in the scriptural text.

III. Quiet Time “silence for meditation” Rest in his presence, worships him, and then take a moment to be silent in his presence.

IV. Journal Reflection: Write about what you experienced during the time of pondering, and meditation   on scriptural insight. Where do you go from here?

Comments: Post what you gleaned from the first chapter of the book or share a brief testimony.

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Wednesday, March 09 2011
Life Interruptions = Divine Interventions

I am so excited about the next 4o days as we journey through the book of  Jonah to look at how God can take what seems disappointing , devastating and possible hopeless and turn the situation around full circle in victory.  Have  you ever hit a pot hole and your car or bicycle went reckless back and forth in the road? Well life unplanned situations  can do that too, but thank God for the word, prayer and strength to stand in faith. 

You may want to go to college . Perhaps you are in the middle of a career or want a new career and feel God leading you in another direction – what should you do? Run like Jonah or submit to the cross like Christ?

During the next 40 days grab your bible, a pen , and journal and watch what happens when you pray, plan and prosper spiritually, mentally, and physically during this study.  The book we are studying is Life Interrupted by Priscilla Shirer.

I.   Lets begin with scriptural text:

“For since the world began, no ear has heard, and no eye has seen a God like you, who works for those who wait for him!”  Isaiah 64:4 NLT

II. Questions to ponder:

1.  What are you facing now that appears to be something completely different from what you thought you would be doing in life right now?

2.  Do you feel like you are running from God or toward him?

III. Quiet Time “silence for meditation” Rest in his presence , worship him, then take a moment to be silent  in his presence.

IV. Journal Reflection: Write about what you experienced during the time of pondering, and meditation   on scriptural insight. Where do you go from here?

Comments: Post what you gleaned from the first chapter of the book or share a brief testimony.

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