Thursday, May 2, 2019

Daily Devotional May 2 - Believe This And Live Well

Jon.1:17  Now the LORD had prepared a great fish to swallow up Jonah. And Jonah was in the belly of the fish three days and three nights. 
Jon.2:1  Then Jonah prayed unto the LORD his God out of the fish's belly

Have you ever been through such a thing or are you going through one right now? Had Jonah not known the Lord, it would never had crossed his mind to pray and ask forgiveness for his sin. But Jonah did know God and so do you. Prayer is real and Jonah prayed himself right out of that big fish's mouth. You can pray yourself right out of the fish's mouth too. How do I know? I've prayed myself out of the fish's mouth. You can't get past fifty and have never had anything go wrong.

You know Jonah got himself thrown into the water in the first place. He wouldn't do what God wanted him to do and when the tempest came on the boat, he felt like he was the cause. He asked the others to throw him in the water, and they did. Jonah was guilty. You may or may not have been guilty, but you should know, whether you were guilty or not, when faced with the end results of being in the whales belly for three days, when the end looks eminent and any chance of outside help has dissipated, when there are no friends to call, no advocate available, God will listen.
  • God will listen and God will answer.
  • God will deliver
  • God will re-assign you
  • God will build you back up
  • God will bless you and make you to shine
  • God will increase you
  • God will use you as an example of just how far you can come with God, whether you got yourself in the belly of the whale on your own or your friends threw you there, you are only a prayer away from a whole new experience.
Believe this and live well in the Lord, not in the belly of a whale.

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