Jonah Goes to Nineveh
3 Then the word of the Lord came to Jonah a second time: 2 “Go to the great city of Nineveh and proclaim to it the message I give you.”3 Jonah obeyed the word of the Lord and went to Nineveh. Now Nineveh was a very large city; it took three days to go through it. 4 Jonah began by going a day’s journey into the city, proclaiming, “Forty more days and Nineveh will be overthrown.” 5 The Ninevites believed God. A fast was proclaimed, and all of them, from the greatest to the least, put on sackcloth.
So Jonah finally believed. It took him baby steps, being swallowed by a fish&a couple of tries but finally he was on the path God longed him to be on. I am more than certain he was still full of fear. Nineveh was about 2, 826 square miles, so to put that in perspective that’s about half of Belfast. An average person at this time could walk 20 miles a day, so in order to cover just the diameter of nineveh it would have taken three days. That’s a really big place, for a very small man.
Have you ever felt to small to do God’s work?
Well you are not when you have him. He will strengthen you, love you, give you hope, courage and peace for the big and the baby steps!
Yet out of the courage of the lord a man who fled was turned into a man who proclaimed the news of God everywhere he went. He prophesied the words the lord had given him and due to Gods unrelenting pursuit and Jonahs act of faith the Ninevites all turned to believing in God. When I think of Jonah I think of impossible stories. I once heard about a man who went into a supermarket and stood on his head (after God told him to of course) and a man was saved as he prayed that if Jesus was real someone would come in and do that exact thing. When God speaks to you, you know its him. You feel him all around and if he does, I pray you have the courage to take action and follow what he says. He wants you to have the greatest life. He loves you dearly.
All my love x