Building on “dry land”.


 

faith-is

“By faith, Noah built a ship in the middle of dry land. He was 

warned about something he couldn’t see, and acted on what he 

was told. The result?

His family was saved. His act of faith drew a sharp line between 

evil of the unbelieving world and the righteous of the believing 

world. As a result, Noah became intimate with God.”

Hebrews 11:7 (MSG)

 

I love this passage of scripture. It’s pretty amazing if you ask me.

This passage highlights something very important about faith.

 

Noah was warned about a flood he had never seen before. So

by faith he starting building a ship on dry land. How crazy that

must of looked! I don’t think anyone had a clue what he was

doing! Noah stepped out in faith even though he had no

idea what a flood was and to add to that, he hadn’t

ever built or seen an ark before!

 

Before Noah saw a flood he had to build the ark.

He didn’t wait for the rains to start to begin building the ark.

It’s on dry land that he began building the ark!

 

I know it seems elementary but how many of us wait for God

to do something before we step out in faith?

We wait for a sign from God before we start moving.

But the very nature of faith requires us to take that first leap of

faith into the unknown!

 

The crazy thing is,

Those who wait on God to do something before they do anything

really don’t trust Him! (that really convicted me!)

It’s because Noah HAD faith in God he started moving!

He had never seen a flood or an ark but he trusted God!

God’s word to him was enough!

 

Where are you at the moment?

Are you building ships on dry land or are you waiting on the

rains to begin so you can start moving??

 

This is the thing, people will look at you funny.

A lot of people will misunderstand you. They will talk about you.

They will think you are crazy. They will laugh at you.

They will scorn you. They try and talk you out of it.

 

Noah could have gone through the same things but he kept

at it. He got up everyday to build the ark.

It didn’t make sense but he pushed forward.

All he had was a word from God but that was enough for him.

 

We need to start moving friends. We need to start building

ships on dry land.

God’s word is enough. It’s all we need.

The world wants us to believe it’s not enough.

The world wants us to feel, touch, reason things out but is that

what God really wants?

 

“But without faith it is impossible to please and be satisfactory

to Him. For whoever would come near to God must [necessarily]

believe that God exists and that He is the rewarder of those 

who earnestly and diligently seek Him [out]. 

Hebrews 11:6

 

Let go of the fear friends.

Stand on His word when the uncertainty comes.

God’s word to you may not make sense to the people around you

but that doesn’t mean it’s wrong!

 

I don’t think it was easy for Noah as he built the ark.

He had to fight the outside voices as well as the inner voices.

He clung on to God with all that he had and that made the

difference!

Hold on to the word of the Lord to you no matter how crazy it

sounds!

If you have been waiting for long and you are beginning to doubt

the word, don’t!! He is faithful and He will deliver on His

promise to you!

 

On that note it’s time to end this post.

 

Bless you friends!

 

Rolain

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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4 thoughts on “Building on “dry land”.

  1. Yes! I so agree. And often when we step out in faith, we are defying the world’s logic. And it is hard when well-intentional friends and family warn you of the craziness, and then our inner self-doubt kicks-in. I know this happens to me!

    • It’s a real fight to go against the grain to do what God has put on your heart. A lot of the times with no indicators to help gauge if you on the right track. But I really do believe God is with us helping us on the way!
      Despite the negative voices we must keep holding on to His word!
      Thanks Lynn.
      Bless you

      Rolain

  2. Hi Rolain! Thank you for keep sharing what God has revealed to you. I was enlightened most by this! I love it when you said “those who wait on God to do something before they do anything
    really don’t trust Him”. It’s true to the core!! I just imagined if Noah started building the ark when it started raining or when it was only cloudy. I assume he would be sink with the others. But thanks to be God, Noah didn’t. He rather demonstrated us true faith. Sometimes, even mostly, faith seems crazy and waging war in ourself But undeniably, that’s what makes us alive.

    Let’s fight our faith in God!

    Blessings,

    Meilisa.

    • Hey Meilisa!!
      It’s so good to hear from you. I hope you are well…
      Noah’s story does demonstrate to us how we should live. God wants us to live by faith and that means we have to step out even when it doesn’t make sense. Let’s keep fighting to live by faith even when it doesn’t make sense!
      Bless you Meilisa!

      Rolain

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