WHere can I flee? // 16-05-22

“Where can I go from your Spirit? Where can I flee from your presence? If I go up to the heavens, you are there; if I make my bed in the depths, you are there. If I rise on the wings of the dawn, if I settle on the far side of the sea, even there your hand will guide me, your right hand will hold me fast.” Psalms‬ ‭139:7-10‬ ‭NIVUK‬‬

Yesterday in church, I was talking about Jonah and how he tried to run away from God, only to realise how futile that was, but also discovering, so gratefully, that even in the belly of a fish, God was there! I’ve been thinking a lot recently about the patience of God, such grace shown towards us even in our disobedience, even in the messes of our own making when we go in the opposite direction to His calling; He is always pursuing us with His love, always waiting with another chance, and more than able to weave our diversions into His master plan when we finally turn back to Him. Through Jonah, God gave the people of Nineveh 40 days notice to repent, to turn their hearts to Him. He didn’t have to do that, but His heart is so merciful, compassionate and always looking for ways to save! My challenge was for us to take the next 40 days (til 24th June) to actively turn to God, to seek His will and direction? What’s 40 days compared to the rest of your life? Let’s determine to pray, read, and talk to each other about what God might be saying to us during this time; thinking about, if I was to say yes to God, if I was to trust in, cling to, and rely on Him, to really believe in Him, what would that mean for me in the real world? Lord, show me what it takes to be Your disciple, to truly know You as my King. Thank You that You are with me now. Help me to stay close as I walk with You today, Your Kingdom come, Your will be done. Amen 🙏🏼😊