Once upon a time, a snail began his challenging climb up the trunk of an apple tree. He saw the small buds and tiny leaves and knew that he was going in the right direction. As he made his way upward, he noticed a worm sticking his head out of his comfortable hole.
“Where are you going?” asked the worm.
“I’m going to get an apple,” came the reply.
“How foolish,” said the worm. “There are no apples up there!”
“There will be when I get there,” said the snail. That snail’s determination is a great reminder of the faith of Noah. God gave him instructions to build an ark in the middle of dry land. In obedience to God’s guidance, he did what God asked him to do. Although he did not know what a “flood” could possibly be, nor did he understand what God was going to do, he followed His instructions without question. He was ridiculed and condemned by his friends, but he did what God instructed him to do without knowing what would eventually happen.
In the life of every Christian, there are times when we doubt God and have difficulty acting in faith. It makes more sense to use our God-given minds to think logically, plan carefully, and work things out on our own than to trust an unseen God. But that’s not what God wants!
God wants us to believe that when He asks us to do something, it is for His glory and our good.
Prayer: Give us faith, Lord, to trust You in all things for all things. May we believe, with all of our hearts, that what You call us to do we can do if we trust You completely. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Scripture For Today: By his faith Noah condemned the rest of the world, and he received the righteousness that comes by faith. Hebrews 11:7