On Sunday we concluded our time in Jonah by reflecting on the means God uses to work in us. He uses disappointments and difficult circumstances to force us to look to him, the only true hope. He alone can come through in his promises of joy and refreshing. And ultimately, God uses his Word to bring about change. God's Word is living and active. It can cut through our hardheartedness and encourage our sunken spirits. 

Spend some time this week contemplating how God is using his Word and your own circumstances to speak to your heart. 

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We have the blessing this Sunday of hearing from Mike Summers, pastor of Countryside Church in Olathe. He will be preaching on how we deal with unwanted circumstances. In order to prepare your heart and mind for Sunday, take some time to read the following texts and consider a few questions: 

  • 2 Chronicles 20:1-17: What does Jehosaphat appeal to in his prayer to God?
  • Genesis 50:20: How did Joseph see his circumstances?
  • 2 Corinthians 12:7-10: How should we react when God doesn't answer our prayers to change our circumstances?
  • Job 42:1-6: What attributes of God do we need to see clearly in the midst of unwanted circumstances?

Let's pray that God's word is clearly proclaimed and received on Sunday. Pray for believers to be encouraged and strengthened, for unbelievers to be drawn to Christ, and for God to be glorified in all we do.