Go at once (Jonah 1:1-17a)… to where and do what? You want me to go the very people who have abused, mistreated and disrespected me? In the midst of the worst situations in our lives our first instinct is to get out, to be any place but where we are right now or where God seems to be leading us. Like Jonah we realize; where can we go from the passion for God’s Word within us, which is stronger than our greatest fears, frustrations, or faux pas? Resistance is not an option. Go and let our faith in God’s passion within us be our guide.
What God has made clean, you must not call profane. Acts 10:1-16 I am often reminded of the things I said I would never do like going back to school. As we grow and mature we change our minds about a lot of things when we realize our resistance hinders our own growth. What we make sacred and what God makes sacred are often entirely different. If we can subject our heart and mind to be led by what God makes sacred, through us, we make way for God’s faith and love to grow as well.