I have been doing a study on the book of Jonah this summer.
It’s all about running away.
All those times when we tend to duck and run from our callings.
The subject matter has made me think about the places I run.
I wonder if I hold onto feelings that poison my relationships.
Am I more concerned with being right than shifting my perspective to
upright a friendship?
My calling may not be to preach to a whole city yet I am called
to proclaim Jesus in all my movements around my little world.
Remember Alexander and that terrible, horrible,no good, very bad day?
A string of hard events may cause anyone to want to move to Australia as well.
It is easy to want to run away when we are hurt, angry or simply
don’t want to do what we know we are supposed to do.
I love that we have a God that searches for us.
He won’t let us hide in any corner of the world
without bringing with Him strength to help us walk out our lives.
Marriage is one of those relationships that can easily crumble
when the people involved run away from one another.
Don’t allow your marriage to feel like you are living in
two different continents.
We were meant to travel together in all kinds of weather
and terrain instead of inhabiting two separate Poles.
Stay committed to Him
and to your marriages.
I ran into this blog post last night and
wanted to share it this morning.
It is about two simple words.
The picture above shows one of five ducks
atop our hutch.
My five ducks in a row…the only
place this reality exists 🙂
That little duckling is turned away from
the world, with an upturned beak, I might add.
It only takes a half turn to return
to where it belongs.
Read the link and the comments as well.
What two little words would you declare
to make that turn back to a right relationship?
On the list, mine would be get over.
I confess that I have one of those steel trap minds,
wonderful in some areas but not always the most helpful in relationships.
To me that adds up to the two words: show grace!
Care to share two words that help you in your relationships
or that you need to pick up and use now?
HT: Corey Allan for this excellent resource.
I am praying that we will all turn our little “beaks”
towards our world.