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.
The scripture comes from Jonah 1:14-15
Then they cried out to the Lord, “Please, Lord, do not let us die for taking this man’s life. Do not hold us accountable for killing an innocent man, for you, Lord, have done as you pleased.” 15 Then they took Jonah and threw him overboard, and the raging sea grew calm. (NIV)
When life around us becomes hard and overwhelming, do we remain calm or do we panic? Our decisions are affected by our training. Jonah was trained to rely upon God, he was calm. The sailors were trained to rely upon themselves, they were a wreck. This is why training ourselves in God's commands leads us through the storms that blow into our life.
MAPPING YOUR JOURNEY: (FOR STUDY OR GROUPS)
- In this part of Jonah's story, do you identify more with Jonah or the sailors. Why do you think that is?
- Does drama seem to find you? Does it impact your decisions in the moment of crisis?
- List a few ways you can improve your faith training so you can remain aware of God all around you.
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