“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.”
– Genesis 6:9-12
Before sin entered the world, Adam and Eve walked and talked with God in the Garden of Eden. Unfortunately, after they ate the forbidden fruit and fell into corruption, a gap came between them, and the wedge only grew worse as the generations wore on. By the time of the great flood, the Lord looked at His beautiful earth and wondered if there was anything or anyone worth saving. His heart was sad as He beheld the sin-sickened state of creation, and just as He was about to give up and start over, one person came to His attention — Noah. This righteous man was so precious in the sight of God that He was willing to preserve a remnant of the world just to spare him and his family. However, Noah had to do his part. He was instructed by the Lord to build an ark, and he underwent mocking and scorn by passersby for three years, as he worked day in and day out to complete the massive vessel. When the boat was finally finished, he boarded with his wife, sons, and two of every living species, and hours later, a storm overtook the world. Humanity was swept away, and the ark floated on the waters as God began doing something new through the tossing of the tempest.
My friend, in this turbulent and uncertain time, I encourage you to be like Noah. As you face the unique challenges and temptations of each day, focus on constructing the ark of your existence in such a way that it can weather even the longest and most violent storm. Though it may demand that you endure mocking and scorn, no amount of worldly pain can compare to the satisfaction of living a life worth saving. Yes, there are numerous opportunities in this season of difficulty to give up and surrender the good fight of faith, but keep doing the next right thing and make pleasing Jesus your highest priority. He holds the blueprint of your days in His Hands, and He desires to partner with you in building a vessel that, though tossed by the waves, emerges intact and ready to sail with the Holy Spirit into much brighter weather.
I want you to be the architect of my life, Jesus, so use this season to build my faith and make my life one that is worth saving.
What does the ark of your life look like today? Is it solid and yielded to God’s blueprint?
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Yes I believe that the ark of my life is solid and yielded to God and his blueprint.All through the tempests and storms nothing could tear me down.All though everything
is in turmoil right now with this horrible Covid 19!pandemic running like wildfires throughout our World and millions of people losing their lives. I believe that some good and beautiful results can emerge from this .I hope and pray that the Hour of Power will continue its mission of reaching out to the lonely and hurting people with the positive and healing messages of God.I also pray for Pastor Bobby Schuller and his beautiful family that they stay safe and healthy throughout this critical time
And also to the Hour ofPower Choir and Orchestra along with the guest soloists and
the Voices of Hope Children’s Choir that they also protect their health and to the worshiping community of Shepherd’s Grove at Irvine Presbyterian Church. May God bless them with good health.As always I remain your faithful viewer and Happy and
Wholesome Student in Jesus Christ.Much love and prayers to all of you
Wonderful message about Noah and embracing faith in these turbulent times .
God Bless America . Thank you .
Bobby thank you
Thank you for your wise words and comforting thoughts.