Sunday, January 16, 2011

Second Time


Then the word of the Lord came to Jonah the second time. - Jonah 3 v 1

I wear a band on my wrist that says "People of the second chance." (They are produced by POTSC)

It reminds me daily that I have been given a second chance by my God. And a 3rd, 4th, 5th......

Continually my disobedience, mistakes, stubbornness and screw ups are met by an avalanche of His grace. He doesn't write me off and he comes to me again like he came to Jonah for a "Second Time" with exactly the same word.

God doesn't change or water down the mission for this reluctant prophet.

If you are a church leader reading this faced with a person who is making monumental mistakes, allow God to work on their life and take a leaf out of God's book and go to them a "Second Time".

And by the way Jonah's heart was not truly repentant as the rest of the book explains. God knew that and still used him amazingly. God is prepared to give us a "Second Chance" in spite of our hearts. Because he is on a mission to use every detail of our lives to make us like His Son - Jesus Christ.

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