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.