Fresh Hope – 17th January 2019

The story of Noah and the Ark teaches us a lot about dreams and more importantly, how to bring them to fruition. It’s one thing to have a vague idea of what you want to see happen in your life but what about the plan?

A few things to consider today…

You have to be positioned correctly

Genesis 6 v 9 says ‘This is the account of Noah and his family.

Noah was a righteous man, blameless among the people of his time, and he walked faithfully with God.’

Noah’s walk with God was free from distractions. Give yourself time with God, to see what He wants to say to you.

Vision requires detail

There is power in being specific. God is big on detail. How do we know this? The Bible is filled with examples of where specific instructions brought about miraculous results. In Genesis 6, He instructed Noah on how to build the ark; verse 15 says, ‘This is how you are to build it: The ark is to be three hundred cubits long, fifty cubits wide and thirty cubits high.’

Maybe you’ve envisioned what the end result will look like but are fearful because it’s uncharted territory in life. Ask God and He will guide you.

Dreams don’t work unless you do

You’ve probably seen this phrase printed on mugs and notebooks but it’s true. The physical act of building the ark was difficult. God could have made an Ark appear in the back garden but Noah’s trust in God saw him go to a new level of faith. God will never ask you to do something without equipping you to do it.

Maybe your ‘ark’ is just an abandoned pile of wood at the moment because you got discouraged, distracted or even overwhelmed. I want to encourage you today to start to dream again. Be bold and ask God what He wants you to do. Start to get excited again.

Deuteronomy 31 v 8 “The LORD himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.”

Melissa Reynolds-Lawrence

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