How to ask GOD to take you out of a spot that you choose to be in.
But GOD loves you and HE will rescue you just like he rescued Jonah from where he was but always ask GOD
2 [a]Then Jonah prayed to the LORD his God from inside the fish. 2 He said,
“I cried out to the LORD in my great trouble,
and he answered me.
I called to you from the land of the dead,[b]
and LORD, you heard me!
3 You threw me into the ocean depths,
and I sank down to the heart of the sea.
The mighty waters engulfed me;
I was buried beneath your wild and stormy waves.
4 Then I said, ‘O LORD, you have driven me from your presence.
Yet I will look once more toward your holy Temple.’
5 “I sank beneath the waves,
and the waters closed over me.
Seaweed wrapped itself around my head.
6 I sank down to the very roots of the mountains.
I was imprisoned in the earth,
whose gates lock shut forever.
But you, O LORD my God,
snatched me from the jaws of death!
7 As my life was slipping away,
I remembered the LORD.
And my earnest prayer went out to you
in your holy Temple.
8 Those who worship false gods
turn their backs on all God’s mercies.
9 But I will offer sacrifices to you with songs of praise,
and I will fulfill all my vows.
For my salvation comes from the LORD alone.”
10 Then the LORD ordered the fish to spit Jonah out onto the beach.
Here in this chapter there many lessons that we can learn:
1. Always look for GOD in everything you do no matter what happens or how things are going GOD is always first.
2. Do always what GOD wants you to do that is his will you should do what HE wants because GOD looks at you in a good way if you do as HE asks.
3. God has a special reason why HE ask you to do that job for HIM so yes you are special to GOD you are HIS son.
The way to look at this is obey God’s will.
Jonah always was delivering God’s massage to his people but in this time he thought that GOD was going “way off Jonah’s limit” what Jonah didn’t know is that GOD had a reason why he send him this job was just right for Jonah.
There is always a point where everybody doesn’t get a point across their minds, this was exactly what Jonah was going through so Jonah didn’t listen to GOD so he had to learn the hard way.
Jonah finally gets the point across his mind but as we read because of he didn’t obey he got swallow by a whale so there in the whales belly he prayed to GOD.
GOD listen to his prayer and the whale threw up Jonah.
As you read this passage hopefully you got the point and you learn the easy way. Follow what GOD wants from you and there will be a reward after you listen.
As well seek first the kingdom of GOD and HIS righteousness and all this things should be added to you.
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