Gathered Thoughts - Noah

Noah hid himself in the ark in God's provision; God's provision is the pattern that is our safety.

The ark was not built to sail but to save. No matter how high the waters are in this world, we are in something that will prevail.

Noah did not labour to be rich, but to be saved

Noah did not understand, but believed what God said and asked.

God asks of us what is needful in Our Day. He did not ask Abraham to build the ark, nor Noah to sacrifice his son.

Remember that the ark was built by amateurs and the Titanic was built by professionals.

Remember that the woodpeckers INSIDE can often be a bigger threat than the storm outside.

Don't miss the boat. 

No matter how bleak it looks, there's always a rainbow on the other side.  

We would all want to hear what Noah heard, "Come thou into the ark, for thee have I seen righteous.” Not found perfect, but found righteous because of our faith.

At the time when it was the end for everyone else, it was the beginning for Noah because he made the right preparation. With God's help, we can make the right preparation so that when death comes, it is not the end but the beginning.

God's ark will hold us up. (Genesis 8:1) God remembered Noah. It took a great step of faith to enter the ark. It withstood the storm even though it was rocking and rolling. We can have faith in God's grace. We need to have more faith in the fact that God loves us.

Noah's ark wasn't Noah's plan, but it was his portion. It was also his salvation. He added none of his own touch to God's plan for it, which is something religions of the world do all the time to God's plan.

When we take His yoke upon us, we find rest for our souls; this is the burden that Jesus wants to put on us and it is a lot lighter burden than the one I have and it gives us rest. Noah’s name means comfort and rest. God walked with Noah, he had a rest in God, there was a place of rest in the ark, for it is rest to know and do God's will. This gives us rest.

Are you the majority? It may be just as well for you if you are not, for the majorities are often wrong. In the days of Noah, the majorities pleased themselves, and took no heed to the judgement foretold by the minority. Which side would you have taken? Would you have been one of the optimistic majority or one of the eight pessimists? Remember, the minority were saved.