“By faith Noah, being warned by God about things not yet seen, in reverence prepared an ark for the salvation of his household, by which he condemned the world, and became an heir of the righteousness which is according to faith.” - Hebrews 11:7
Ever think of what Noah did? He built a boat to prepare against a flood when no one had ever seen rain. He worked for dozens of years – possibly a hundred – putting all his income and strength and energy into an ark for animals when there wasn’t so much as a local zoo to supply them. He ignored ridicule, scorn, mockery … and year after year of cloudless skies. Because he believed. He took God at his word.
God has sometimes asked the unreasonable of me. You want to know what I tend to do? I kvetch at him. And complain. And fret. And worry. But when I have taken him at his word, he has never failed me. Nor has he ever failed any man, woman, or child, who did as he commanded.
So, if God is asking you something that seems incredible … take him at his word.
Takeaway for Today: Faith acts despite the seeming “unreasonableness” of God’s command.
(Okay, for those who are curious, the pic is Duckworth Wellington III, a "Gooney bird" I sculpted from polymer clay!)