” THE WATERS PREVAILED AND INCREASED GREATLY ON THE EARTH, AND THE ARK FLOATED ON THE FACE OF THE WATERS”- Genesis 7: 17-18
My soul had been hungering and thirsting for The Lord. And for a while, i had been reading the word, but not really taking the time to meditate on the word and because of that, I wasn’t getting any revelation. *Bummer*.Then, i stumbled upon this..The story of Noah.
Most of us i believe growing up have been told the story of Noah and How he built the ark. And how, God told him to take each animal, two of it’s kind into the arc. This man Noah was a blameless man, In fact the Bible says when The Lord looked at the earth after He created it, and saw the wickedness that it had become, He regretted creating Man and He resolved to destroy man and everything in it.
” But Noah found favor in the eyes of God.” -Genesis 6 : 8
And because of His love for Him, and because Noah had walked uprightly, then The Lord preserved his life.
WHAT ARE MY LESSONS FROM NOAH’S STORY?
a) GOD REMEMBERS.
Sometimes, situations may seem like He has forgotten us and evil is winning. It may seem like righteousness is no longer priority to God, BUT, God’s word once again in Proverbs 24 :19 says ” Do not fret for evil doers or be envious of the wicked,For there will be no future for the evil man”…
b) HE CAN MAKE US INTO ARKS FOR HIS GLORY IF WE ASK HIM TO
This now brings me to my favorite part of Genesis 7. Verse 17 and 18 speak of the Ark floating ABOVE the surface of the PREVAILING water. What are these prevailing waters? they are the situations that we constantly have to deal with like family issues, financial struggles, sickness etc. I just admire the wisdom of our God. He truly knows what will fit,He knows what armor will be needed for every situation.
The Lord as He commanded Noah to build an ark, He gave him specifications on how to build that ark. Genesis 6 : 15 expressly states:
“This is how you are to build it: The ark is to be three hundred cubits long, fifty cubits wide and thirty cubits high. Make a roof for it, leaving below the roof an opening one cubit high all around.Put a door in the side of the ark and make lower, middle and upper decks.”
And Noah did exactly that. God knew what was needed to make that ark stand in the time of the flood. In hindsight, am glad that Noah obeyed because if He hadn’t followed those specifications, him and his entire family would have been wiped out together with the rest of the earth.
The enemy would love to see us overwhelmed when trouble arises against us but we need to petition God to refine us, rebuild us and make us just like Noah’s ark, according to his specifications, that we may ALWAYS be ABOVE the waters when they rage against us.
Lord, Mould me just like Noah’s arc, according to your specifications. Enable me to always be ABOVE the raging waters when they rise against me.Amen!!!
CAN YOU RELATE?
Love and Light
XX Miss OwinyJaber XX