I love/hate the story of Noah. Mostly because his story is my worst nightmare. Can you imagine being asked to collect living creatures, pack them in a gigantic boat that you have to build, and then wait for 100 years for the rain to show up. I mean that guy must have really had an epic relationship with the living God to wait patiently, and work through a promise knowing full well he was going to look super cray cray in the process.
But if life has taught me anything its that sometimes God asks us to do things that might remove our security or our even our identity, but He does these things so that HIS name will be glorified — It’s not about us anyway, right? #forthegloryofyou
Noah might have been “the Man” who owned a rockin’ vineyard and living an awesome God first life but God had greater plans. God needed him to carry on the legacy of righteousness that would lead him into a pretty uncomfortable situation and ultimately change history. I want to be a history maker! If that means surrendering all I know then that’s okay. I am so glad in the midst of life’s transitions God always reminds us that He is in control and His promises are yes and amen!
You sent a heavy downpour to soak the ground, O True God. You refreshed the land—the land Your people would inherit—when it was parched and dry. -Ps 68:9
If you find yourself like Noah in a situation that makes you question EVERYTHING, have peace. That downpour He is going to send it not only going to give you a fresh start but it’s going to bring refreshing! So don’t underestimate small beginnings, hard work, crazy forecasting and unseen sacrifices cause the truth is history makers are usually covered in poop and sawdust…Be encouraged, don’t give up, you got this!
Embrace the Rain,