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To Build or Not to Build?

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

Trust is a firm belief or confidence in; a faith in something. Noah had such a strong faith in God that he was willing to do whatever God asked him to do; even if that meant building a huge boat in the middle of a very dry desert. Noah never questioned God, because he knew that God’s plan was far better than his own.

Would you build a huge boat in the middle of the desert if God asked you to? I think that each of us have a "huge boat" to build. Maybe not in the literal sense, but there is something in each of our lives God is calling us to do that is way beyond our humanness to be able to accomplish on our own. And, just like with Noah, God will provide the tools, people, patience, strength, and wisdom for us so that we can complete the task that He has calls us to.

The question for us to ask ourselves today is this:

Are we going to obey God and build the boat or are we going ignore God's calling and drown with all the rest who have rejected God and his plan for their lives?

"Without faith it is impossible to please God."

Hebrews 11:6, NIV

4 Lovely Thoughts Shared:

Beth in NC said...

Good post Jenifer. The people didn't even know what rain was at that time, right? Didn't the water come from the ground until then?

I can only pray that I would be as faithful.

Angie said...

Yes, I have a "huge boat" to build. Something to accomplish that IS beyond my humanness to accomplish on my own.
I AM tried of drowning or barely keeping my head above water.
This spoke loudly to me today.
Thanks Jen!

Jenifer said...

Beth, you are exactly right. It wasn't until the flood that the people of that day experienced rainfall. Until that point in time water came from the springs in the ground.

Angie, build that boat girl!

Blessings to you both!

Susan said...

Hi Jenifer,

I saw your comment today on Amy's site. Just wanted to stop by and visit.

Wow, your blog is so beautiful!!

Great post too.

I'll be back♥