I said, ‘I have been banished from your sight; yet I will look again toward your holy temple.’ The engulfing waters threatened me, the deep surrounded me; seaweed was wrapped around my head. To the roots of the mountains I sank down; the earth beneath barred me in forever. But you, Lord my God, brought my life up from the pit. (Jonah 2.4-6)
- Let’s talk about…God is enough.
- Jonah heard from the Lord AND Jonah understood the Lord. How many of us desire to hear from the Lord but also understand what He is calling us to do.
- Half obedience is disobedience.
- When you do things your way…it will cost you.
- In the story of Jonah, everyone prayed on that boat but not Jonah.
- Jonah was more interested in saving himself than the people God called him to save.
- The fish hold Jonah together till he could get together. He was in a place he did not where, how to get out and a situation that he NEVER thought he would be in. Have you experienced that?
- God will send grace to interrupt your plans.
- When you see the obstacles in your life; you can’t bring yourself out…God has got to get you out!
- We are doing good Godly work in “fleshy” ways. We try to do God’s work without God being involved.
- We say we trust God, but we are not resting. You are not trusting if you are not resting.
- We are transformed by grace when you give it.
- We can be used by God but still have a foul heart. We got to check the motives of our hearts; God may have had your hands but He did not have your heart.
- Am I placing question marks where God has placed periods?
I needed to hear this…powerful message on how God is truly enough. As a ministry leader I am guilty in trusting my handiwork rather than waiting on God’s handiwork. Meaning that I make a decision to not trust God to always “come through”. There I said it. I am alone?
Albert challenged us to realize that God is always in control and He is always enough. We need to not only use our hands but we need to trust God fully with our hearts. I have an activator characteristic, which means that I can’t sit around and wait for results…I need to make it happen. Sometimes that approach can cause more damage than God. Honestly, my way gets in the way of God’s better way. During the worship time the statement echoed repeatedly- for my personal life and in my ministry life- God is enough.
This was a live blog- so please ignore the MASSIVE grammatical errors and m1ssp3llings.