I decided to start this blog (2010) because my son, John-Robert gave me a One Year Bible for Christmas, the New Living Translation... reading it has changed my life... I post a daily Bible verse on my Facebook page every day and it has been well received... I thought that this would be a wonderful way to share part of what I read each day!... I hope that you enjoy it.



This Year 2012 I am going to do things a little different... not much...just a little. I am again reading through my One Year Bible (for the 3rd time). But I am also using "The Secret Power of Speaking God's Word" by Joyce Meyer. This book is divided by putting scriptures under different categories so they can be used to speak over our life situations. Each day I will read a category of scripture and pick a scripture in that category to write about.



Hugs

Jeannie







Tuesday, December 14, 2010

12.14.10

Jonah 4:10-11 Then the Lord said, "You feel sorry about the plant, though you did nothing to put it there.  It came quickly and died quickly. But Nineveh has more than 120,000 people living in spiritual darkness, not to mention all the animals. Shouldn't I fee sorry for such a great city?"

My Thoughts
Do you ever worry that you have blow it and there is no way that God will forgive you!!  Or do you ever decided that somebody else has blown it so much that you give up on them???I think most of us worry about that having blown it with God at some time or another.... I think most of us have had somebody in our lives that we didn't want to forgive... Nineveh was a huge city...with very mean people in it...murders... evil people of all kinds!  .... Jonah didn't like these people because they had hurt people in his family, his friends...he didn't care if God saved this city...in fact he did not want God to save this city....but God sent Jonah anyway... God cared!!.. even though these people had been the worst of the worst... God still cared about these people of Nineveh... God softened their heart and made sure that they heard Jonah even though Jonah didn't give a long speech... Jonah only said a few words about God.... and the people heard what they needed to hear!!... God's heart is soft toward us... he wants us to be OK with him..... and God will soften the hearts of people that he sends us to speak to,  when we have ourselves decided they are not worthy they are still somebody that God made and God cares...when God sends us... he prepares the people he sends us to...just like he prepared Nineveh to hear what Jonah had so say....never ever give up on yourself...and never ever give up on others...listen when God sends you!

3 comments:

mforquer said...

Jeannie - such an important message! I'm passing this one along!
(((HUGS)))
M

Anonymous said...

I'm so thankful that God never gave up on me. Thanks Jeannie. Have a bless day Anita.

Anonymous said...

This is really nice Jeannie! I've always believed in God and Jesus - but I didn't always know when I was not really being Christian like - having a lack of formal religious education, if you will, I was sometimes fooled by the deceiver and his particularily clever lies or halftruths. Recently, God has found a way to reach and teach me and has led me to good inspiring people like you. Thank you for your kind ways at the PC boards and for doing this blog.

Warmly,
Tara