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The Fish Hotel

  • Now Yahweh's word came to Jonah the son of Amittai, saying, "Arise, go to Nineveh, that great city, and preach against it, for their wickedness has come up before me." But Jonah rose up to flee to Tarshish from the presence of Yahweh. He went down to Joppa, and found a ship going to Tarshish; so he paid its fare, and went down into it, to go with them to Tarshish from the presence of Yahweh. Jonah 1:1'3 WEB.

    The Lord told Jonah to go preach to the city of Nineveh. Yet, Jonah set out for Tarshish, which was over 2,500 miles away from Nineveh in the opposite direction. Jonah planned to get as far away from Nineveh as possible. So he bought a ticket in Joppa, boarded a ship, and set sail. But soon after leaving, they were caught in a terrible storm. The conditions grew worse until it began to look like the ship would sink, so they threw the cargo overboard.

    When all their hope was gone, Jonah told the sailors to throw him into the sea so they would be spared. They didn't want to, but the storm grew even more violent. So the sailors threw Jonah overboard, and he spent three days and nights inside a custom fish hotel that the Lord provided. After this, Jonah was happy to go to Nineveh.

    A mentor of mine once saw a used car that he really liked. It was a cute little red Chevrolet Vega. While at the dealership, he prayed about it and felt that the Lord said, "No." So he walked around the lot a few minutes, then called his wife to pray with her. She said she felt something wasn't right about that car. He prayed about it again, and he heard, "No." Three times he prayed about buying the vehicle. Three times he heard "No."

    He walked around the car lot some more. Then decided that the little Vega was the car that he really wanted. So he went back to the car, laid his hands on it, and prayed once again. This time he heard very clearly: "Yes! You NEED this car."

    So he bought it and started home, but soon, the engine oil light came on. He stopped at a service station and filled it up with oil, then resumed his trip, but the oil light came on again. The car ended up sitting in his driveway with a blown engine while he made the payments on it for the next two years. The car was a lemon, and the Lord had wanted to spare him from it.

    The Lord knows what is best for us if we will only listen. If you try and twist God's arm to give you what you want, you just might get it. The prodigal son's dad gave him his inheritance early, but it didn't go well. The Lord told Adam and Eve, "Don't eat that." So be honest with yourself and listen to the Lord the first time. You can avoid the fish hotel experience that Jonah had.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father, please help me to see past the natural and learn to trust You in my decisions. Speak to me in a way that I understand, and give me the grace to be obedient. In the name of Jesus Christ, I pray. Amen!

    Note: "Trust in the Lord with all your heart, lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him and He will direct your paths." (Prov. 3:5-6) ~ If you are in need of prayer, we and the prayer team are ready to lift you up at our private prayer page: RHM Prayer Network


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David Fabillaran
David Fabillaran Amen!
May 28
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

Give me strength dear God. Amen 

May 28
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Patricia Walker
Patricia Walker

Amen. Heavenly Father,  I Thank You for all my Blessings and many answered prayers.  You know what is best. Amen. 

May 28
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Wanda Pennington
Wanda Pennington

Amen!!

May 28
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Dave and Sue Earlywine
Dave and Sue Earlywine

I can do al things through Christ who strengthens me. Amen 

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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen!

May 28
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!!

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Linda Clark
Linda Clark

Amen 

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Scott Riegelmann
Scott Riegelmann

Amen thank you Father for chasing me down I love you

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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Your will be done, Amen!

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Yvette York
Yvette York

Amen Good Morning Everyone 

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Sharon Leonard
Sharon Leonardedited: May 28

I just want to hear and feel The Presence. Of The Lord. May I be open to this  in my life...He has.always been with me and has done many marvelous things. I just Praise Him and give Him Glory for all He has done in my life...Sometimes I don't understand all these trails, but I'm sure He will get Glory for these things that have happened. PRAISE GOD !!!

 

 

 

May 28
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Cathy Webb
Cathy Webb

An appropriate message of guidance, Pastor Dion! Lord, help me to see past my desires and learn to trust You in my decisions. Give me the grace to be obedient. Amen

May 28
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Heavenly Father I humbly ask You to lead me to understand Your message, to see and believe in Your word and designs. Don't let my desires control me and to trust in You with all my heart, in Jesus Christ name I pray, Amen. 

Yes Pastor, we must follow the word, God bless you and Sylvia, Amen. 

May 28
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen!

May 28
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Celeste Strenn
Celeste Strenn

Amen 

May 28
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Yes amen Lord 

May 28
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John Smith
John Smith

Sadly, shamefully, regrettably I have 2 similar instances.  Too long and painful to recount now - stuck in traffic at moment.  

May 28
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Susan Petho
Susan Petho

Amen!

May 28
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Sherry McCosh
Sherry McCosh

Amen! I am pretty sure we all have had a situation similar to this where we didn't listen and did what we wanted anyway, and it ended up badly. We all make mistakes and God still loves us very much. All we need to do is go before God and confess our sin and ask for His forgiveness. God will forgive you because He loves you so much. We also need to listen for God's still small voice speaking to us and head His warnings, to pray without ceasing and read His word at least daily.

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