“And I, if I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all men to Myself.”
Two by two they came into the boat, representing every living thing that breathes. Genesis 7:15
When Noah was asked to build an Arc, he believed in the Lord and acted on His word. He also followed God’s instructions carefully and the Arc was built to the specification given by the Lord.
This is a word to all people in ministry and to those who want to begin a ministry. Firstly we have to hear from the Lord and know what He wants done through us. Secondly we must build the Arc or the ministry according to the specification that God gives us.
Similar to what happened to Noah, during the time our ministry is built up, we will always have trials and there will be people who will laugh and ridicule us. However, our desire and purpose must be to fulfil His call.
Genesis 7: 5 says that, ‘Noah did all that the Lord commanded him.’ This brought about a supernatural result. Pairs of animals, birds and all kind of creatures came to Noah and entered the Ark. They not only came on their own, they also came in pairs so they will be able to reproduce again and continue to fill the earth according to God’s purpose.
This is the result of hearing God and obeying Him in totality. Noah did not have to struggle or strive to bring the animals into the Arc. Likewise, the Lord will attract the people to come into the ministry that is done according to His purpose and directions.
Lesson for us today is to keep building with patience and endurance and the Lord will bring the fruit at the right time.
Dear Lord, thank You for teaching us each day through Your word and strengthening us. Give us a clear focus, patience and endurance to see the fruit that is to come so that the glory will be for You. Amen
Theo & Manju