Hebrews 11:7 By faith Noah, being warned of God of things not seen as yet, moved with fear, prepared an ark to the saving of his house; by the which he condemned the world, and became heir of the righteousness which is by faith.
Many people have heard of the story of Noah and the ark. It’s often used in preaching and in many Children’s Ministry lessons. We have to remember that Noah was a real person, living a real life, in this real world, with real people, and real circumstances. What distinguishes Noah from the rest of the people around him was that Noah had real faith in God. When I say “real faith”, what I mean is he had faith that believed God enough to get moving on that which God had placed in his heart.
We’re reminded in James 2:17 Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone. Long before these specific words were penned by the Apostle James, the prophet Noah understood this concept and that is why the Bible says he “…moved with fear…”, because he had Faith that Moves.
When you and I face this life, as Noah did, and we place our unreserved faith in Almighty God, we no longer have to live in fear, as others may, but we can confidently pursue that into which God has led us. We don’t just believe in God, but we believe Him enough to move when He says to move, because true faith is shown when it is acted upon, as it was with Noah.
As we seek God for stronger faith in this new year, let’s also ask Him to give us the heart and courage to move on that faith as well, for THIS is where we will see the blessing in our lives!
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