Happy Monday! “It was by faith that Noah built a large boat to save his family from the flood. He obeyed God, who warned him about things that had never happened before. By his faith Noah condemned the rest of the world, and he received the righteousness that comes by faith.
It was by faith that Abraham obeyed when God called him to leave home and go to another land that God would give him as his inheritance. He went without knowing where he was going. And even when he reached the land God promised him, he lived there by faith—for he was like a foreigner, living in tents. And so did Isaac and Jacob, who inherited the same promise. Abraham was confidently looking forward to a city with eternal foundations, a city designed and built by God.” Hebrews 11:7-10NLT.
Having faith in God doesn’t mean everyone will understand or agree with what God is calling you to do, but do it anyway. The reward is too great and important to allow someone else’s opinion or fears to take the place of God’s direction for your life – they’re not God and there is a reason why God gave you a particular task. Stand firm in your faith. Do what God has called you to do.
Father God, we thank you for these examples of obedience and faith. Lord, you called these two men to follow you and you blessed them. Lord, just as you have called us, help us to embrace the call on our lives and to live in faith. Help us to step out the boat or follow you to a place you will show us. Help us to listen intently to your words and gather our thoughts to be aligned with yours. Give us strength, peace and release us from things that do not please you. Continue to build our faith. In Jesus name, Amen!
Keep seeking! Keep trusting! Keep praying!