Faith Receives After Faith Obeys
“They went into the ark with Noah, two and two of all flesh in which there was the breath of life. And those that entered, male and female of all flesh, went in as God had commanded him. And the Lord shut him in.” (Genesis 7:15–16, ESV)
So many of us are waiting for God to act! We look high and low, day after day, seeking some sign or indication that He is on the move. However, a cursory read of the Bible shows us that faith doesn’t work that way. Take a good look at Noah, for example.
Before the animals came onto the ark, there had a BE an ark! Noah had to obey God and respond to His BIG ask – to build something no one had ever heard or conceived of before – and then God would bring to pass His supernatural plan.
And that’s the way it always works. We respond to God’s BIG ask and THEN we receive the blessings of obedience to Him.
And what did Noah receive?
- Noah enjoyed a supernatural response to his labors – the animals came into the boat he built in response to God’s BIG ask!
Throughout our lives, God wants to demonstrate His power in miraculous ways. Obedience by faith unlocks the revealing of His might and ability in our daily lives.
- Noah enjoyed witnessing the supernatural power of God’s Word – the animals went into the ark as a result of God’s command!
Faith is enlivened when the impossible becomes possible. God longs to show us great and mighty things that we could never imagine! When it happens, our faith takes on greater courage and hope!
- Noah enjoyed the personal and supernatural protection of God – God, Himself, shut the huge door of the ark making it seaworthy!
In everything God does, our best is at His consideration. His great love seeks to protect and surround us, no matter the storms we enter.
What are we waiting for from God? Have we chosen to fulfill His BIG ask in our lives? Before we can see the harvest, we will have to do the huge thing He has asked of us! Are you willing to take the next step?
I’d love to hear your thoughts and what “next steps” you are taking as a result of God’s “BIG ask” in your life! Please, share below!
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