07 Mar Jonah’s Response To God’s Call
JONAH’S RESPONSE TO GOD’S CALL.
Fellow Pilgrims, top of the day to you. May the riches of His goodness be yours today in Jesus name. The Lord bless you.
Our discourse continues on the major ingredient of the call of God, taking our lessons from the life of Jonah.
The call of God is a summon or an invitation to man to partner with Him in the execution of His purpose and counsel on earth. The scriptures are loaded with incidents where God interrupt someone’s life to make a demand on him to do one thing or the other. Usually the tasks are not easy task. Jonah was summoned by God to go to Nineveh, a great city, full of wickedness. It is like asking a man to leave his remote village or small town and move to a mega city, like New York or Lagos. One is likely to develop a cold feet for such an assignment to a strange terrain where much evil is reported.
One entire book in the bible, Hebrews 11, is devoted to a series of encounters where God asks people to embrace high-risk assignments. God asks Noah to build an ark in the face of ridicule, Abraham to leave everything familiar and then to become a father at the age of ninety-nine, Joseph to be faithful in the face of slavery and imprisonment, and Moses to defy Pharaoh. Jonah as well is confronted with a no easy assignment.
No matter how daunting the assignment may be, God wants you to plunge into it with a heart of faith, because “faithful is He that has called you, who also will do it”.
The road may be rough and scary; God is moved by faith not fear. He will see you through. Hear what George Muller says, “Faith does not operate in the realm of the possible. There is no glory for God in that which is humanly possible”
God’s call is a summon to higher realm of possibilities. Faith begins where man’s power ends. It is important for us to realize that the call of God is not limited to the pulpit or evangelical ministry, but to all aspect of human endeavours to which God has called you into.
Prayer: Here I am send me o Lord.
Memory verses: “Behold, his soul which is lifted up is not upright in him: but the just shall live by his faith” Habakkuk 2:4