Noah took that personal risk in trusting God. I can’t help but wonder that maybe there were probably days he woke up and that ark was the last thing he wanted to work on—or perhaps he wondered if he heard wrong or if maybe God was just kidding. Did Noah even know exactly what would play out? I wonder if maybe there were also days following the after-shock of the flood that he wondered if he’d spend the rest of his life stuck on a boat filled with manure and wanted more than anything to see ground.
Regardless, whether he second-guessed or had doubts on his call, none of that is nearly as important as the fact that he did it. He answered that call.
Genesis chapter 6, verse 22 rings out like a bell.
“Thus Noah did; according to all that God commanded him, so he did.”
Because he did, he lived—and so did his family. And so do we.
More than that, his action carried the bloodline of the blood that saved all of us.
It’s quite likely none of us will be tasked with something that monumental…but what if God is calling you to do something? Would you answer? Honestly, if God called you to build a huge boat or proverbially pound down some ruler’s door, or move away from most everyone you know, would you do it? Not all of us get a miraculous sign. With Noah…it just says God told him to build the ark. No lit up shrubs, no lightening, no signs and wonders—God just told him and equipped him for the project.
Maybe God won’t ever ask you to build something as tangibly big as the ark, but what if God asked you to trust Him beyond logic, reason, or understanding. What if He asked you to go back to school or start a business or move across the country? Would you do any of those things—even through uncertainty, loss, or hardship?
James tells us in chapter 2 that how we live our lives matters. What we do and say, they need to match. What we believe and live need to match.
Imagine what it would look like if our lives matched our intentions.
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