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Short and Not-So-Sweet

Posted: April 08, 2017

In this current Relentless series we've been in, we learned last week that Jonah's message from God to the people of Ninevah was short and not-so-sweet:

"Forty more days and Nineveh will be overturned." - Jonah 3:4

What a message! "Forty days and you're all dead!" God always knows what he's doing, and while that statement from Jonah was short and not-so-sweet, it was exactly what God instructed him to say. I'm thankful that when it comes to sharing our story with people, we don't always have to come with some well thought out exegetical analysis of scripture. Nope. Nor do we need to worry about whether or not our message is short or sweet or savory or.... I digress.

But all God wants is for us to show up where we need to be, love the people he's surrounding us with, and speak the message that he gives us. If we're obedient, God will do the rest, and maybe, just maybe, like those 120,000 people in Ninevah, our friends and coworkers and families will be saved too.

Lord, thank you for always speaking to us and through us. Help me to be obedient to all you speak to me, and may your Words bring salvation to all who hear them. In Jesus' nam, amen.