God told Noah to build the ark, and Noah did it. Noah was fully obedient to God.
God told Noah it would rain. (It had never rained before.)
God’s purpose in flooding the earth was not to destroy people, but to destroy wickedness.
It’s possible that Noah had some issues with doubt concerning God sending the flood.
There is often tension between trust and faith. (Doubt comes in between trust and faith.)
Trust – believing that someone or something is reliable.
Faith – acting on the unseen
Trust is the foundation for faith.
Trust and faith lead to obedience (Hebrews 11:7)
Scholars say that in Noah’s time, there were about one million people on Earth. So Noah was “one in a million.”
In Noah’s obedience, he was available.
Our attitude is important. (Our attitude is related to how we see things.)
God does not need what we can do; He needs what He can do through us.
God does not need superstars, just ordinary people.
God wants to use you. Are you available?
Noah walked closely with God. He didn’t care about what the majority of the people did. He dared to stand alone with his convictions.
1 + God = The majority
Conformity to the world’s ways is the enemy of true Christianity.
If you worry about what people think, you could get into trouble in trying to please everyone.
Obedience = love + trust + action
When you overcome doubt, your faith is built up.
A life of obedience starts with choosing to obey one thing.
Jesus is the ultimate example of obedience (Philippians 2:8). He loves us so much that He suffered and died on the cross for us.
God is calling us to be in a relationship with Him. He will tell us to do certain things for Him, and He does not tell us those things will be easy. But He will give us the tools and the strength to do them.
I just want to encourage and inspire as many people as I can for Jesus Christ.