Passion is a gritty kind of love, tough and

optimistic enthusiasm that overcomes negativity and inconvenience to make it

through to the end. (10,000 Reasons Overflow)

Friday, July 05, 2013

Obedience in the Ark

I've been kind of overwhelmed with the thought of the community center. Maybe it's because there is so much else going on... We have the Detroit mission trip in 16 days and I leave for Haiti in 25 days!
Maybe it's because I think this is so much bigger than me and I feel completely unworthy! Well, it is. And I am.
I was reading about Noah today and thinking about the obedience of Noah. I mean, really? One guy built an ark that was just ginormous. God gave Him specific instructions (just like He does me), talk about Philipians 4:13! And Noah didn't have some plaque hanging in His workshop as he cut the wood.

Imagine... There wasn't some online lumber where he could order the wood and have it delivered, he had to cut each piece specific to God's instructions.

God left nothing to chance, He gave Noah instructions on the size, where to put the doors... Just like Noah, I want to be obedient. Staying completely dependent on Him.  Just light the path God, and let me walk in it.
I'm sure there were some moments that weren't so great in the adventure. But God, He knows the plan, and the Glory will be His.

Stepping out today.

Sending love!

This is the account of Noah and his family. Noah was a righteous man, blameless among the people of his time, and he walked faithfully with God. Noah had three sons: Shem, Ham and Japheth. Now the earth was corrupt in God’s sight and was full of violence. God saw how corrupt the earth had become, for all the people on earth had corrupted their ways. So God said to Noah, “I am going to put an end to all people, for the earth is filled with violence because of them. I am surely going to destroy both them and the earth. So make yourself an ark of cypress wood; make rooms in it and coat it with pitch inside and out. 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. I am going to bring floodwaters on the earth to destroy all life under the heavens, every creature that has the breath of life in it. Everything on earth will perish. But I will establish my covenant with you, and you will enter the ark—you and your sons and your wife and your sons’ wives with you. You are to bring into the ark two of all living creatures, male and female, to keep them alive with you. Two of every kind of bird, of every kind of animal and of every kind of creature that moves along the ground will come to you to be kept alive. You are to take every kind of food that is to be eaten and store it away as food for you and for them.” Noah did everything just as God commanded him. (Genesis 6:9-22 NIV)

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