Here is a free Jonah Devotional that was written for students and youth ministries.
What happens when following Jesus means doing something you don’t want to do? Whether it’s traveling to a foreign land or just talking to someone about faith in the cafeteria, God’s calling can be uncomfortable. When we choose obedience over resistance, we will experience outstanding repercussions.
Jonah’s name means “dove.” I find this very fitting as he was prone to flying away from his responsibilities. Just like when birds freak out before a blizzard, Jonah was prone to freak out whenever God gave him direction. He loved running in the opposite direction, honestly. For the most part, here is a little bit of Jonah in all of us. There are things that God has called us to that we want to run away from.
Why did we write this Jonah devotional?
The story of Jonah is a reminder to run towards all God has for you. Run towards your calling. Chase the dream God gave you. Run towards those things that you think will be challenging because they might actually change you. If God is calling you to something, you had better run towards it.
Jonah is not just a story about a rebellious prophet and a big fish. It’s a story about a big God’s faithfulness to us, despite our shortcomings.
This Jonah Devotional is perfect for personal study, youth ministry, DNOW, youth group, youth retreats, or social media.
This free Jonah Devotional bundle includes:
— 7 Day Jonah Devotional in digital eBook form — perfect for printing or digital reading.
— 7 graphics to reinforce the main point of each devotional on social media. Each is custom created to support the devotional and match the branding.
If you would like more devotional resources for your ministry, check out our Titus Devotional or our First John Devotional.
This devotional is featured in the CIRCLES curriculum — A Year’s Worth of Free Sermon Series, Small Groups & Devotionals for Youth Ministry. Click here to view the full CIRCLES curriculum calendar and download sermon outlines, small group discussion guides and devotionals all for free.