“Noah did everything just as God commanded him.” Genesis 6:22
God was upset with the people of the world. As a whole, the entire population of earth was extremely corrupt and sinful. He chose to destroy the world by a flood. At the same time God chose to save Noah and his family and some of the animals.
Think a little about what God was telling Noah. First, that He would destroy the world by a flood. Up to this point in history of the world there had been no floods. The earth was being watered by the dew and water coming up out of the ground Noah probably could not comprehend rain, much less the flooding of everything.
Then, God tells him to build a very large boat. The dimensions are about 450 feet long, 75 feet wide, and 45 feet high. That is a very large boat and God told Noah to build it with his three sons. Again, Noah most likely was unable to fully understand the size of that boat.
What God was telling Noah would happen and what he was to do did not make sense. Nothing like it had ever happened before. Why would it happen now?
Yet, Noah did exactly everything God told him to do and in the way He told him to do it. In this way God had preserved mankind from being completely destroyed from the earth. Through Noah, He saved mankind.
Since Noah fully obeyed God, you are here today.
Now, several thousand years later, God may be asking you to do something. He will not ask you to build a large boat to save mankind, since He promised to never to destroy the world by a flood again.
However, God may ask you to do something that does not make sense. It may be something simple, such as talking to someone, who hates Christians, about Jesus. Or asking you to give more to a mission than ever before.
Or it could be larger things, such as picking up to move somewhere to start ministry. Or to go on a missions trip.
The list of what God could ask you to do is unlimited. Are you going to do what He asks you to do? Are you going to trust that He is with you in it?
Or will you decline in fear?
I pray today that you will hear what God is telling you; that God will reveal to you what He wants you to do; that God will give you strength to do His will; and that you will do what ever God asks of you.