|“The word of the Lord came to Jonah… saying, “Arise, go to Nineveh the great city and cry against it, for their wickedness has come up before Me.” But Jonah rose up to flee to Tarshish from the presence of the Lord. So, he went down to Joppa, found a ship which was going to Tarshish, paid the fare, and went down into it to go with them to Tarshish from the presence of the Lord.”|
― Jonah 1:1-3
There is a stark contrast between how Jonah responded to God’s call to go to Nineveh and that of Abraham, who when God called him to leave everything to “go the land God would show you.”(1) Jonah knew exactly where God wanted him to go — Nineveh and he went the opposite direction! Abraham, on the other hand, had no idea which direction he was to go. He simply had to put one foot in front of the other (begin to move) and trust God’s word.
Above The Clouds of Alaska; Looking Toward Thailand
By Billy Bohannon
Awe, Alaska and Thailand, go together like pumpkins and fish sauce or like wintery snow and humid tropics. What an unlikely pair, right? My friends and missionaries Zack and Sarah Loving, originally from Southeast Texas, have found room in their hearts and their ministry for both, wow!
Awe, Alaska and Thailand, go together like pumpkins and fish sauce or like wintery snow and humid tropics. What an unlikely pair, right? My friends and missionaries Zack and Sarah Loving, originally from Southeast Texas, have found room in their hearts and their ministry for both, wow! Continue reading “Above The Clouds of Alaska”
Sometimes, in the middle between starting and finishing, motivation can get challenging. Some are more naturally motivated or inspired than others, but, we all come to the end of our own strength. This can be a healthy reminder that we aren’t self sufficient, and aren’t intended to be.
Recently, I’ve been over busy and wearing a touch thin.
Later this week, I’m heading to Central America with a team to do our annual Young Leadership Event. We ask for your prayers. We want to see the Lord do things only He can do. For me, I think I’m out of tricks.
Also, please pray for us that we recognize what the Lord is doing and join into His efforts instead of prosecuting our own plan. We are prepared, but we want to also be sensitive.
Thanks for partnering with us in the Spirit. Look out for updates on Facebook and other social media, as well as in this blog. And we will have a new crop of Leadership Moment podcasts for you when we return.
Grace and peace to you, from God The Father and our Lord Jesús Christ.
There isn’t a place in the world I wouldn’t want to go, at least once. I don’t say this in a bragging way, it’s just the way I feel. Not sure why. I guess I like the idea of seeing new places and meeting new people. With this in mind, I was happy to make my first ever trip to Asia a few weeks ago.
The way I tend to do travel, and decide where to go, is probably not that unusual, tho I haven’t discussed it at length with others, and didn’t get the idea from observing some other person. It’s on the basis of relationships that I decide where to go. Clearly the Lord can prompt us to go to places where we don’t know anyone. For the most part, that hasn’t been the way it’s worked with me.