Saturday, October 23, 2010
In the study she was going through the last chapter where Jonah was angry because God had him speak five words to the Nineveh and the greatest revival in history took place. Jonah didn't want this revival.
Jonah was mad because God didn't do what Jonah thought He should do. Jonah thought if he held up his end of the deal, God would react like Jonah had scripted in his own mind. "Okay, I yielded--here is what should happen."
How often do we haggle with God? We want to put Him on a schedule and want His approval on what we have planned instead of seeking His will and plans.
Jonah and Elijah both talked of God just taking their lives while they were in the midst of their trials. How often do we just wish for Heaven when we are in the middle of our trials?
Jonah wanted a relationship with God but only on his terms and conditions.
"The Lord said, 'Do you have good reason to be angry?'" Jonah 4:4
We need to remember if God never does another good thing for us, He did enough at Calvary.