Interruptions, Invitations, and Eternal Significance

A few of my favorite quotes from “Jonah: Navigating a Life Interrupted”, homework from week 1, with Priscilla Shirer:Jonah

…what he considered an interruption was really an invitation to participate in [God’s plan]… (p.12)

God doesn’t need us to complete His purposes, yet He still chooses to ask us to partner with Him… You are the one He has singled out as His partner for a particular project. (p.17)

…the most eternally significant part of Jonah’s life comes after God interrupted. (p.18)

…they could only leave a lasting imprint to the extent that they chose to yield to and follow God. (p.19)

The mark you make and your eternal significance will be found in yielding to the divine intervention God sends your way.  … Your story begins with God’s call.  It is not your legacy or lack thereof that makes you significant.  It is God’s call and your willingness to obey it. (p.22)

“Blessed are those who hear the word of the Lord and obey it.” – Luke 11:28

You were created with specific intention and recreated at the moment of your salvation with specific attention to detail so that you would be equipped to walk in the plans God mapped out for you long ago.  You cannot reach complete satisfaction in life apart from your decision to engage in His predetermined plans.  For Jonah and us, this means giving Him the position of prominence in our lives and restructuring our plans so that we can partner with Him. (p.27)

“For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.” – Eph 2:10

One thought on “Interruptions, Invitations, and Eternal Significance

  1. wow this totally went along with the lesson i did today for ibc in our crazy love book!! God is clearly speaking to our hearts in many of the same areas!! He is so amazing!! Love how He doesn’t need us but delights in having a relationship with us! We are HIS treasure!!


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