Noah’s Ark – Part 1

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The blogs have been heavy lately. Let’s have some fun and learn at the same time!

You’ve probably heard of the list from “Everything I need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten.” Well, here’s maybe a new one for you. “Everything I Need to Know I Learned from Noah’s Ark.”

I found it in an old children’s leaflet I had saved, source unknown. We’ll cover a few points each week.

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1. PLAN AHEAD. IT WASN’T RAINING WHEN NOAH BUILT THE ARK.

God had told Noah ahead of time that it would rain so he knew what was coming. We’ve all had assignments. We know it’s coming, but it’s easy to put off planning. We think, Oh there’s plenty of time. Or Is that really going to come to fruition? Or Is this really what God told me to do?

For Noah, it took a powerful lot of trust to launch out into the unknown, but he trusted God with what seemed impossible. There’s that “trust” word again!

Blessed are they who put their trust in Him. Psalm 2:12

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2. STAY FIT. WHEN YOU’RE 600 YEARS OLD, SOMEONE MIGHT ASK YOU TO DO SOMETHING REALLY BIG.

We tend to think that the middle years are our productive time of life, but following God’s will doesn’t end when you’ve chosen the right school, married the right person, or landed the perfect job. The Lord often uses years of experience and trial to bring us to greater tasks for Him.

The Lord may lead us into challenging tasks at any given age.

Show me your ways, O Lord, teach me your paths. Psalm 25:4

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3. DON’T LISTEN TO CRITICS; DO WHAT HAS TO BE DONE.

Whoa, that’s a hard one. Not only was it a challenge to build a monstrous ark when there was no water, but it would have been doubly hard to work day in and day out with critics nipping at your heels.

Instead, we’re to dig in and get the job done in spite of criticism. As we practice with little things, He prepares us for the bigger tasks. 

Be strong and of good courage. Joshua 1:6

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4. FOR SAFETY SAKE, TRAVEL IN PAIRS.

In the case of Noah, he was to take seven pairs of each of the clean animals which would be used for food and later for sacrifices. The pairs of unclean animals would only have to reproduce themselves.

For us, it’s always good to have a friend along, to give and receive, to share ideas, and yes, for safety sake, looking out for each other. In those hard times, we find true friends.

A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for adversity. Proverbs 17:17 

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And so, I say thank you again, dear friends, for helping me float my boat during this season.

~ Joyce ~

 

 

4 thoughts on “Noah’s Ark – Part 1

  1. Boone Mary Jean

    You’ve been the wind behind my sail many times… I’m always happy to help you float your boat. Actually, I’d be honored to do that for you.

    Reply

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