Jonah: Staying calm in a crisis.

In this month's video motovotional, we are on the boat with Jonah. He's frustrated with God and sailing in the opposite direction of what God asked him to do. Storms rage down on Jonah's boat. The crew of unsuspecting sailors panic as the sea slams against the boat and threaten their lives. Meanwhile, Jonah is asleep. The crew is losing their minds.

DAY 262: Asking God to Show Up

"Then you call on the name of your god, and I will call on the name of the Lord. The god who answers by fire—he is God.” At noon Elijah began to taunt them. “Shout louder!” he said. “Surely he is a god! Perhaps he is deep in thought, or busy, or traveling. Maybe he is sleeping and must be awakened.”

DAY 261: Inviting The Hard Truth

PSALM 51: For the director of music. A psalm of David. When the prophet Nathan came to him after David had committed adultery with Bathsheba.

DAY 259: Abundant Blessings Await

God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work. ~2 Corinthians 9: 8

DAY 258: Giving Is Living

Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.

DAY 256: When the Deck Seems Stacked Against You

For a long time Israel was without the true God, without a priest to teach and without the law. But in their distress they turned to the Lord, the God of Israel, and sought him, and he was found by them. ~ 2 Chronicles 15: 3-4

DAY 253: Light Them Up!

For God, who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,” made his light shine in our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of God’s glory displayed in the face of Christ. ~ 2 Corinthians 4: 6

DAY 252: Bridging The Gap Over The Hard Times

Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God.

DAY 251: Why Are You Worried?

Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life? ~ Matthew 6:26-27

DAY 246: Opening Up For Worship

Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, let us be thankful, and so worship God acceptably with reverence and awe, for our “God is a consuming fire.” ~ Hebrews 12:28-29

DAY 243: Keeping God In Focus

but let the one who boasts boast about this: that they have the understanding to know me, that I am the Lord, who exercises kindness, justice and righteousness on earth, for in these I delight,” declares the Lord. ~ Jeremiah 9:24