THEOPNEUSTOS “GOD BREATHED”
MONDAY, JULY 18TH 2016
TITLE: TOUCH LIVES WITH LOVE
AUTHORED BY PASTOR CHARLES AND FAVOUR CHUKWUEMEZIE
JONAH 4:10-11 “God said, “What’s this? How is it that you can change your feelings from pleasure to anger overnight about a mere shade tree that you did nothing to get? You neither planted nor watered it. It grew up one night and died the next night. So, why can’t I likewise change what I feel about Nineveh from anger to pleasure, this big city of more than 120,000 childlike people who don’t yet know right from wrong, to say nothing of all the innocent animals?”(MSG)
A man who lives to touch lives will always be happy. When we say touch lives, you are not called to touch everyone in the world; but the moment you know who God wants you to touch and live your life doing just that, you won’t have one dull moment in your life.
Jonah was sent to touch Nineveh, he forgot all about love, he became selfish. If God sends you on an errand, find out how He wants you to do it, don’t chat your own pattern. Jonah declined from this assignment at first, and when he finally went, he came out angry that God was merciful to the people, and made him look like a lying prophet.
As a messenger, what do you think God’s message is about? Don’t you forget that it is still love for the people that made Him send Jesus in the first place. You go on God’s errand to show God, not yourself.
God made a plant to shade Jonah in his angry state, He became happy. When God decided to make a worm damage the plant so that the sun can beat him so hot, he became angry again. Now God is asking him, if you think you have the right to be angry over a plant you didn’t plant or even deserve, why do you think I have no right to show mercy to Nineveh?
If only Jonah found pleasure in showing love to others, rather than considering whether it will favour him or not, he wouldn’t have a moment of sadness because he would have been so happy to see people who should have been destroyed saved.
It’s time to touch lives with all the love God has spread in your heart. Be a source of joy and healing to all that God has sent you to touch.
PRAYER AND DECLARATION
LORD, THERE IS NONE AS LOVING AS YOU, TEACH ME TO LOVE LIKE YOU DO, IN JESUS NAME… AMEN
WORDS ON MARBLE
IN HELPING OTHERS LIVE HAPPILY, YOU SEE YOURSELF LIVING HAPPILY… CHARLES CHUKWUEMEZIE