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“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 …. As a result, Noah became intimate with God.” Hebrews 11:7 (MSG)
Use your imagination with me for a moment: One day God comes to Noah and says, “I’m really disappointed in human beings that I created. No one but you thinks about me. But Noah, when I look at you, I’m pleased with your life, the decisions that you have made. So I’m going to flood the world and start over with you and your family. I want you to build a giant boat that will save your family and the animals of the world.”
There were three problems that could have caused Noah to doubt:
1) It had never rained before, prior to the flood, God irrigated the earth from the ground up;
2) The nearest ocean was many miles away.
3) There was the problem of rounding up and caring for the animals.
But Noah completely trusted God, and that made God smile.
When we trust God it means that we have faith that God knows what is best for your life. You expect him to keep his promises, help you with problems, and do the impossible when necessary.
Trusting is an act of worship. Just as parents are pleased when children trust them, your faith makes God happy.
The Bible says, “Without faith it is impossible to please God” Hebrews 11:6 (NIV).
Last Sunday we talked about the areas of our life that God continues to point out to us and He asks us to surrender those areas to Him. Are there areas of your life that you need trust God completely with?
I am looking forward to seeing you Sunday.