“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].
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
Hold on to the word of the Lord to you no matter how crazy it
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!