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Wednesday January 28th, Jonah 3: And the people of Nineveh believed God; they proclaimed a fast, and everyone, great and small, put on sackcloth.  Sometimes it takes an experience we can’t forget to experience the one who is with us always.  Some hear the still small voice of God and respond with here I am, send me.  Others require a 2x4 upside the head and sometimes it takes more than one time with the 2x4 before they start listening to the God who has never left their side.  It might take a lifetime, but eventually everyone goes in the direction God wants us to go. Sometimes these unforgettable experiences are thrust upon us as a gift.  Those are the times we respond with joy.  But most often we have a tendency to create some interesting predicaments for ourselves as we try to avoid going the direction God wants us to go. God works through these predicaments also. If we would just do what God wants us to do in the first place life would be a lot easier. Both Nineveh and Jonah learned that lesson. But as we look back over our life, we see that God can even take our detours and turn them into ministry as well as good story to tell. When you retell it, try to keep the fish the same size as the original.  


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