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Crazy

  • Make an ark of gopher wood. You shall make rooms in the ark, and shall seal it inside and outside with pitch. This is how you shall make it. The length of the ark will be three hundred cubits, the breadth of it fifty cubits, and the height of it thirty cubits. Genesis 6:14 WEB

    Noah had a driving passion that no one else understood. He could see beyond the curve. To those walking by, he must have appeared crazy. It had never rained on the earth before, a mist came up from the ground and watered the plants (Genesis 2:6). Yet here was a man building a huge ship in his yard.

    Noah was different from everyone else. He had a calling on his life. God had told him to build an ark, and he was going to do it, though in the natural it made absolutely no sense at all. Day after day Noah worked on this ark and the years went by with nothing to mention but sore muscles and splinters. Then the final day arrived and the first rain drop fell. That is when everything changed, and the people no longer thought that Noah was crazy.

    What God had promised was not forgotten, or wrong, or mistaken, but patiently waiting for the proper time to arrive. In Noah's life, everyone else turned out to be wrong, and what Noah believed, turned out to be right. In the end, only eight souls were saved on the earth: Noah, his wife, his sons, and their wives. Noah did his part, the part that God had told him to do, and then God took care of the rest. Noah didn't have to make it rain, he just needed to build the ark, and it took a lot of hard work and patience to see it through.

    When you don't fit in and they don't understand you, know that you are not the first. When they don't allow you into their circle because you are different, it is ok. Sometimes what the Lord calls you to do will appear crazy to those around you and they will not understand it. Noah's peers did not help him with his project. Do not let their rejection stop you from doing what God has called you to do. Work on your part each day and let God take care of the rest. Stay the course, keep on building.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father, please guide me into all that You have for me. Reveal the gifts that You have placed in my life and teach me to use them better. Adjust my focus and straighten my walk. Reveal my mission here in a clearer way, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

    Note: Ladies, today is Thankful Thursday at the "Ladies in Distress" group (our RHM women's group)! You are welcome to join in our weekly sharing of thankfulness for the Lord's presences and any blessings you may have experienced, big or small! "Ladies in Distress" is a private group, so if you have any problems joining, just post anywhere and we will help you :). Here is the link: Ladies in Distress


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Kevin J. Eck
Kevin J. Eck Amen,
Nov 14
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Yes Lord Jesus, amen

Nov 14
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Yvette York
Yvette York

Amen

Nov 14
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen

Nov 14
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen Father

Nov 14
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Jim Jarrell
Jim Jarrell

Amen! Remember, it took Noah 100 years to build the Ark. That is a long time for people to laugh at you. Thank You Lord!

Nov 14
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Ed Frye
Ed Frye

Amen

Nov 14
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Theresa Bright
Theresa Bright

Thank You.

Nov 14
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Gail Sellu
Gail Sellu

Prayer: Heavenly Father, please guide me into all that You have for me. Reveal the gifts that You have placed in my life and teach me to use them better. Adjust my focus and straighten my walk. Reveal my mission here in a clearer way, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

Amen. Thank you Father God.

Nov 14
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Linda Clark
Linda Clark

Amen 

Nov 14
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Dave and Sue Earlywine
Dave and Sue Earlywine

Jesus,please guide us today for your glory, amen 

Nov 14
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

My God stay with us and guide our way. PLEASE help my Grandchildren in their endeavors. Praise God hallelujah in the name of Jesus Amen 

Nov 14
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Kathie Byram Lopez
Kathie Byram Lopez

Amen

 

Nov 14
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Heavenly Father, please guide me into all that You have for me. Reveal the gifts that You have placed in my life and teach me to use them better. Adjust my focus and straighten my walk. Reveal my mission here in a clearer way, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Amen!

Nov 14
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Dear Father I thank Your loving care and I want You to use me and guide me through that I need to do. Help me to understand when You talk to me and follow Your advice, in Jesus name I pray, Amen. Lead me oh Lord, lead me. 

God bless you Pastor, great devotional. 

Nov 14
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Wanda Pennington
Wanda Pennington

Lord guide me daily for your will be done in my life, Amen.

Nov 14
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen!

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Richard Mondello
Richard Mondello

Amen!

Nov 14
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Liesel  aka  Lisa Wardle
Liesel aka Lisa Wardle

Amen!

Nov 14
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Sandra Colby
Sandra Colby

IF GOD TELLS YOU TO DO SOMETHING, DO IT

Nov 15