I’m starting a new Bible study at church entitled: Jonah: Navigating a Life Interrupted:
It’s a seven week class and we watch a video once a week while working through the workbook.
Last night was the first meeting and it has me so excited. When you think of your life being interrupted it makes you think of something annoying or bothersome. Come on, how many of you enjoy being interrupted?
Jonah’s life was interrupted when God told him to go to Ninevah. What did Jonah do? He was disobedient and ran away from God. Silly Jonah. You can’t run from God. You can try but it won’t work. That’s how Jonah ended up in the belly of the whale.
I’ve tried running from God. But if you have a relationship with Him he won’t allow you to run too far. I feel like right now I am in a period of interruption. I know God directed me to end my relationship early last year (He actually told me to leave a long time ago, but that’s another story). And that was a huge interruption. I mean, after almost seven years you fall into a routine and now that routine is gone. I’ve had to find ways to fill the hours of aloneness (not loneliness) that I was experiencing. God wanted something better for me and as long as I was disobedient and didn’t move I would never know what that “something better” was. God is charting a course that is taking me … somewhere. I know that every good and perfect gift comes from God so I know that wherever He is leading me it is certainly better than where I was.
I’m excited and overwhelmed. I know that my life is not my own, however the thought of that is overwhelming because if I’m not controlling everything I feel lost. I have faith that all things work together for good.
I’m meditating on the following verses from Psalms: My soul wait thou only upon God; for my expectation is from him. He only is my rock and my salvation: he is my defence; I shall not be moved (Psalms 62:5-6).
I'll probably do several posts over the next seven weeks about the study. Can you think of a time when your life was interrupted in a good or bad way?