BUILD A BOAT FOR WHAT?
I can find many correlations with the story of Noah and my own life. I believe that God is telling each one of us to build a boat because a great flood is coming. That flood is water which is the key to life but it’s in such abundance that we absolutely couldn’t contain it. In fact much like the story of Noah, there had never been rain before or blessings that were poured out to the point we couldn’t receive them. Many people today lean on their own understanding of Heavenly blessings and say, I can handle them….. BUILD A BOAT FOR WHAT? The fact is however, it’s not at moments when we’re down or on the bottom that we make grave mistakes. It’s typically when everything is going well, we have power, influence and the blessings our rained down on us when we make those life altering decisions. From where I’m sitting, I’ve never seen blessings like that or there has never been a flood of blessings that I couldn’t contain. (Or so I thought)
When they start pouring out….. it’s so awesome how you can clearly see what’s inside a person or who they really are in those moments. Unless you’ve prepared for them, you might find yourself like me and become capsized by the storms. The Heavenly waters however that cover the earth will not let you just tread them and survive without preparation. You actually begin to drown in blessings and become lost at sea or shipwrecked. By the time the waters or blessing recede, you’re all alone by yourself wondering why you didn’t prepare for the flood that He promised you would happen through His word. That’s why Noah built a boat when he didn’t even live near any water and it had never rained before on the earth. I can completely understand why everyone else disregarded God’s warning and sided with the statement, “Build a boat for what?”
My brothers and sisters, God has such an awesome plan for your life and He’s going to do things that will shock you. We must prepare our vessel (ourselves) for His blessings or else we are setting our own limitations to how God can work in our lives. A story that comes to mind is when Jesus was walking with the two men on the way to Emmaus from the cross after the Resurrection. Jesus told these men in Luke 24 that He would have liked to take them further but they decided to go towards their house. Where would Jesus like to take you but you never seem to get past a certain point before getting knocked down and starting over again? What lessons do you need to learn and what thinking need to be changed before you can go with Him further? May the Lord take you by the hand much like the angels took Lot by the hand and lead you to build a boat. 🙂