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Day Five: VIP

Friday, November 28th, 2014

Jonah 4:2 - “I knew that you are a gracious and compassionate God, slow to anger and abounding in love, a God who relents from sending calamity.”

Reflection

We can get excited with VIP treatment. Even trivial things like priority lines and preferred customer perks. Perhaps we even view treatment like this as something well deserved. We are probably a little less excited for someone else when they benefit from favorable treatment. Now what if that someone else is a bully who made you and all your friends’ lives miserable. And what if the benefit is an outpouring of grace, compassion, and love.

Jonah’s problem here is not that he doesn’t know what God is like. But at this moment, he thinks he knows better and he doesn’t want God to act consistently with who He is. He doesn’t want God to be God. Jonah seems to know things so well, yet he has trouble welcoming the underlying heart and plans of God. How important these people of Nineveh were to God.

God is gracious and compassionate. He is slow to anger and abounding in love. He does relent from sending calamity. Today, let’s call on God without shame or doubt. If there are reservations about how God acts, let’s surrender and ask God to give us His heart. Let’s ask that we would live in the abundance of His love and that this love would overflow to our ‘Ninevehs’ in our lives.

Day Four: Who’s the King?

Thursday, November 27th, 2014

Day Three: Back on Track

Wednesday, November 26th, 2014

Day Two: No Options

Tuesday, November 25th, 2014

Day One: Deal or No Deal

Monday, November 24th, 2014