We all know the story of Jonah 🚶🏾‍♂️who was swallowed by the large fish 🐳for attempting to eschew his ministry. 🗣Often times this message is recited with an emphasis on eschewing from ministry but I think God wanted us to grasp mercy from the book of Jonah. After Jonah ministers he waits from afar (being nosey) to watch and see how God will destroy the city. Jonah who is yet grumbling about the heat during his nosiness. So God allows a plant to grow overnight to provide Jonah with a comfortable shade. 🌴☂️ Has God ever blessed you when you didn’t deserve it?
The next morning God shows mercy on the people and also sends a worm🐛 to destroy the plant🍂. Jonah was sad 😥over the lost plant but he also becomes angry 😤 with God for his mercy. So God responds to Jonah, how you gonna be tight over a plant that you did not plant nor labor over 🧐that sprung 🌱and perished in one day but likewise expect me not to be softhearted for 120,000 people that I created and nourished over countless generations?
Luke 6:36 – show mercy just as God has shown mercy to you.
Are we showing mercy to our fullest capacity?
Are we secretly jealous when God shows mercy and blesses the enemies we asked him to avenge?
#mercy #forgiveness #joy #reflection#compassion #faith #wisewords#godlycounsel #strength #perspective

Cleanse my soul, oh Lord

Spring cleaning is not limited to homes! Lets cleanse our souls so God may inhabit the people of his praise!

Genesis 35:2 So Jacob said to his household and to all who were with him, “Put away the foreign gods which are among you, and purify yourselves and change your garments

Wash it deeply in your blood, I am ready to die, to crossover completely into the spiritual realm of obedient service.

When the Holy Spirit convicts, we are forced to drop our knees to defend his glory. For his will for our life is perfect and good. For our ultimate duty is to save the unbelief from hell.

Ephesians 5:26 so that He might sanctify her, having cleansed her by the washing of water with the word,

When we sin we become a stumbling block to ourselves and unto one another. When we pray and fast with sackcloth we raise the dead, rebuke evil, cast out demons and delivers our siblings from witchcraft. The Christian faith is ladder aside the swimming pool of hell. May we climb our way out the depths of hell, pledging to chastity, peace, and self-control.