He was instructed by God to build an ark. God spelled out the exact specifications…roof, doors, three decks, type of wood, and the way to make the ark watertight. It was crucial that Noah stick to every detail if the vessel was going to accommodate all the animals and stay afloat.
Can you imagine the reaction from his fellowman? The disbelief, rejection, laughter and ridicule! Yet, “Noah did everything just as God commanded him.”(Genesis 6:22, NIV)
The Lord wants us to follow His instructions exactly! Buuut, we usually want to add a little of our own stuff into the mix. It becomes our will and not his. This is not obedience.
“Whoever serves me must follow me; and where I am, my servant also will be. My father will honor the one who serves me.”(John 12:26, NIV)
Why not make obedience your goal? We all feel inadequate, but trust in the Lord and He will guide you with whatever he places before you! “Show me your ways, O Lord, teach me your paths; guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my Savior, and my hope is in you all day long.” (Psalm 25:4, NIV)
Let the Holy Spirit empower you to follow the path of obedience and righteousness. Deb~