The Lord reaches us when nothing else can reach us.

‘In my distress I called to the Lord, and he answered me... you, Lord my God, brought my life up from the pit... I will say, “Salvation comes from the Lord”... Then the word of the Lord came to Jonah a second time... " (Jonah 2:1,6,9; 3:1). Jonah ran away from God, but God didn't give up on Jonah. …

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You can’t change the message, if you’re just the message boy…

"We have heard a message from the Lord" (Obadiah, verse 1). What are we to do with the message we've received from the Lord ? Are we to change it, saying what we want to say to the people? No! We're to pass on the message he's given to us. Remember - the message is his, …

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When the Lord says to us, “Return”, what will we say to him?

"Return to the Lord your God, for he is gracious and compassionate,slow to anger and abounding in love" (Joel 2:13). The Lord is speaking through his faithful prophet. He was speaking to the people - a long, long time ago. He's speaking to the people - in today's world. He'll keep on speaking to the people - …

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Love is calling out to us, love is calling us to come.

"Come, let us return to the Lord" (Hosea 6:1). Something for the world, something for the church; The prophet says, "Come", the Lord says, "Come." It is love that is calling out to us. It is love that calls us to "come." There is no place from which we cannot come. There is no place from …

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Nothing is greater than the love of God.

"The eternal God is your refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms" (Deuteronomy 33:27). When we read these words, we are lifted into the atmosphere of eternity. We read of "the eternal God" and "the everlasting arms." Getting this eternal perspective is so important. Very often, we get bogged down in things that are happening …

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