“Now the Word of the LORD came to Jonah the second time….” Jonah 3:1
“After these things Jesus showed Himself again to the disciples….Jesus said to Simon Peter…follow me!” John 21:1, 15, 19
Many times in my walk with the Lord, I am thankful for His forgiveness, and trusting me again and again to be His servant in the path He has laid out for me to follow. He came again to Jonah after his running away from an important assignment; He came again to Peter after denying Him three times just as predicted; and he came again and again to others of His children who, for one reason or another, felt that their way was better than God’s way. In Jonah chapter 1, it is said of Jonah three times that he went down from the presence of the Lord. It is never good to go “down” when God is up!
My siblings and I were reared in an unchurched home. I placed my faith in Christ as a teenager and in my senior year of high school yielded my life fully to Him and chose to go to a small Bible College rather than a nearby University to learn more about God and what He was doing in my life. Thankfully, through God’s amazing grace, I have enjoyed a walk with the Master for many years but for my younger brother, it was a different story. Let me tell you about it. [Read more…]