In the Beginning : Noah
I am a firm believer that you can’t really know where you are going if you don’t have an epic understanding of where you’ve been and where you’ve come from. So, I am starting the Bible over – and this is my #3 post about what I am learning. I am currently in Genesis.
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.
It makes me think of the crazy stuff I’ve been asked to do without knowing what the result was going to be. In May of this year God asked me to step away from worship. Honest Moment: I spent a couple weeks hoping that I had heard him wrong….I hesitated but obeyed. In June I was offered to come on staff at Celebration Church as Pastor Kerri’s new assistant ( sidenote: I felt like I had won a Grammy, I ugly cried an everything LOL!! ). Because I am a person that gives my all in EVERYTHING I knew I’d have to put my business on the shelf. August 1st I started the job that has so far been the coolest job I have ever had!! 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 this transition God reminded me that He is in control and His promises are irrevocable. Not sure what your walking through today my friend, but I feel compelled to say to you that some things are only accomplished by those who are covered in poop and sawdust…don’t underestimate your small beginnings, hard work and sacrifices. Just embrace the rain and rough seas, the rainbow will soon follow!