“By faith, Noah built a ship in the middle of dry land. He was warned about something he couldn’t see, and acted on what he was told. The result? His family was saved. His act of faith drew a sharp line between the evil of the unbelieving world and the rightness of the believing world. As a result, Noah became intimate with God.“ Hebrews 11:7 TM
Who builds a giant ship on dry land to house animals of every kind? If you didn’t know the story of Noah, then you would probably answer a crazy person. I’m sure to most people at the time, he was a lunatic. He didn’t build this giant vessel in a day or even a few days. He didn’t have modern technology with electric or cordless saws. He defintely had to convince many other people to build this seemingly foolish thing. Scholars estimate it took him around seventy years! I’m positive he had many onlookers and workers ridicule him for all that time as he built the ark.
It takes a different kind of person and a different kind of faith to believe in God they way Noah did. I’m lucky to be faithful for one day much less a year. Noah’s faithfulness spanned longer than most of our lifetimes. The only long-term project that compares to his is our very own lives.
Although God is not having you build a giant boat, He is having you build your life into something that matters. If you look at the entire project it can be overwhelming, but maybe if you just focus on the next board you’ll begin to see the progress of His work in you. One thing you can bet on is that you won’t be alone; He will be with you every step of the way and will bring people into your life to help.
Do you believe God is building something in you? Spend some time asking Him to show you what the next board will be. Maybe your faith will save your family.