“Move into the direction where God wants you to be still, into the storm, as He makes your enemies your footstool, in your obedience, good work, faith and Love.” ~ Jon Barnes
Moving from your house, career, school, church, family, friends, and the likes can feel like a storm in the middle of a perfect hurricane of big waves, splashing cold water, ferocious winds, sea sickness; Pressing still with hard work, planning, praying, playing, praising, and thanking God for His protection and provision. Enjoy the ocean ride of life in the Ark!
Each of us, while on dry land must build our own Ark of the covenant with love inside our hearts to burn with love for God and you should build your own Ark, like Noah, that is also fire proof to house your soul. The fact is, God gives us time to learn, use, and apply these wonderful biblical stories to reflect upon your own life, to make better choices and discussions, only to watch the hand of God deliver you out of the ways of the wicked.
Riding in the sea allows you to feel and see the constant, changing, Spiritual movement of God controlling all things in ways we will never understand. But to Him, life is like the Universe as a cup of water in God’s Hands. God never changes, only we do! Being patient and still allows you to see the movement of God from the land to the sea, too. God threw out one cup of wicked water, just to refill it up with Noah and the Ark to start all over again! Imagine the pain God felt, having to reboot an entire world of creation, lost to evil, wicked ways of lust, pride, greed, and unbelief.
At the end of each movement, challenge, and triumph, in your life, did you notice how God handled all of the strife?
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God Confirms His Covenant
9 Then God blessed Noah and his sons and told them, “Be fruitful and multiply. Fill the earth. 2 All the animals of the earth, all the birds of the sky, all the small animals that scurry along the ground, and all the fish in the sea will look on you with fear and terror. I have placed them in your power. 3 I have given them to you for food, just as I have given you grain and vegetables. 4 But you must never eat any meat that still has the lifeblood in it.
5 “And I will require the blood of anyone who takes another person’s life. If a wild animal kills a person, it must die. And anyone who murders a fellow human must die. 6 If anyone takes a human life, that person’s life will also be taken by human hands. For God made human beings in his own image. 7 Now be fruitful and multiply, and repopulate the earth.”
8 Then God told Noah and his sons, 9 “I hereby confirm my covenant with you and your descendants, 10 and with all the animals that were on the boat with you—the birds, the livestock, and all the wild animals—every living creature on earth. 11 Yes, I am confirming my covenant with you. Never again will floodwaters kill all living creatures; never again will a flood destroy the earth.”
12 Then God said, “I am giving you a sign of my covenant with you and with all living creatures, for all generations to come. 13 I have placed my rainbow in the clouds. It is the sign of my covenant with you and with all the earth. 14 When I send clouds over the earth, the rainbow will appear in the clouds, 15 and I will remember my covenant with you and with all living creatures. Never again will the floodwaters destroy all life. 16 When I see the rainbow in the clouds, I will remember the eternal covenant between God and every living creature on earth.” 17 Then God said to Noah, “Yes, this rainbow is the sign of the covenant I am confirming with all the creatures on earth.”
18 The sons of Noah who came out of the boat with their father were Shem, Ham, and Japheth. (Ham is the father of Canaan.) 19 From these three sons of Noah came all the people who now populate the earth.
20 After the flood, Noah began to cultivate the ground, and he planted a vineyard.21 One day he drank some wine he had made, and he became drunk and lay naked inside his tent. 22 Ham, the father of Canaan, saw that his father was naked and went outside and told his brothers. 23 Then Shem and Japheth took a robe, held it over their shoulders, and backed into the tent to cover their father. As they did this, they looked the other way so they would not see him naked.
24 When Noah woke up from his stupor, he learned what Ham, his youngest son, had done. 25 Then he cursed Canaan, the son of Ham:
“May Canaan be cursed!
May he be the lowest of servants to his relatives.”
26 Then Noah said,
“May the Lord, the God of Shem, be blessed,
and may Canaan be his servant!
27 May God expand the territory of Japheth!
May Japheth share the prosperity of Shem,
and may Canaan be his servant.”
28 Noah lived another 350 years after the great flood. 29 He lived 950 years, and then he died.