Wednesday, May 17th is the 137th day of 2017.

Question?  Where are you on achieving your goals and plans for this year?

Are you where you thought you'd be?  Are you where you want to be?

As I was praying for prayer requests of our ministry. . .I felt the Lord saying to me.

"Ask my children. . .if they've done their best?"

Truthfully, God already knows whether or not you've done your best.

We can fool our spouse, parents, children, employer, best friend and even our pastor but we cannot. . .let me say that again. . .we cannot fool God.

As I meditated on the matter. . .I felt led to share. . .seven reasons to do your best.

I felt promoted to look up best at dictionary.com where it is defined as:

“Of the highest quality, excellence, or standing; something or someone that is best.”

Without question, our Heavenly Father, in His compassion for us. . .gave someone of the “highest quality, excellence and standing”. . .He gave His best. . .His only begotten Son so that you and I might have life and might have it more abundantly (John 10:10).

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One of my favorite Bible stories growing up was about Jonah and the whale.

Jonah was an eighth-century prophet to the northern kingdom of Israel.

God directed Jonah to Nineveh where he was to preach repentance to the Assyrians who were meaner than a junk yard dog.  The Assyrians were evil, cruel, heartless, evil and idolatrous, and yes, I did say evil twice.

Jonah didn’t want to preach repentance to the Assyrians. . .he wanted them wiped off the face of the earth.  He wanted the people of Nineveh to have a Sodom and Gomorrah experience.

Needless to say, Jonah wasn’t too happy about them having the opportunity to miss hell.  The scripture really doesn’t say why Jonah hated the Assyrians so. . .but he did.

Jonah was a prophet. . .but he kinda missed it. . .when it came to foretelling what was in his future.

His hatred must have been intense because he refused the assignment to Nineveh and caught the first boat out of town..

Once again, what kind of prophet thinks you can refuse to do what God says or that you can run away where He won’t find you.

Jonah bought passage on the Royal Caribbean cruise ship to Tarshish.

Jonah 1:3 in the Amplified Bible says:

Words from Harold and Bev

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Harold Herring

Never let your circumstances define your destiny.  Rather create the circumstances that will assure your destiny.

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Bev Herring

Never allow anyone other than God to determine your worth and value.