Thursday, December 13, 2012

Faith to Move Mountains (part 2 - Examples: Noah)

Have you moved your mountain yet?  You are not alone if you said "no".  God was gracious to us to give us examples of imperfect people, who rose above the lure of the culture, to please God.  They (as we do now) lived in rebellious times when every intention of the thoughts of mankind’s heart was continually evil.  Righteous men and women found a way to live by faith. 

Consider these truths:

By faith, Noah... Heb 11:7

Noah found favor in the eyes of the Lord Gen 6:8

Noah was a righteous man, blameless in his generation Gen 6:9

Noah walked with God Ge 6:9
Noah worshiped the Lord Ge 8:20

Noah was obedient Ge 6:22
Noah was reverent Ge 8:20; Heb 11:7

Noah was an heir of the righteousness that comes by faith Heb 11:7

Noah was a herald of righteousness 2 Peter 2:5

Noah, like Enoch, walked with God.  They walked by faith and they lived their lives to please God.  Noah found a way to live a righteous life in the midst of a generation who’s only thought was evil.  Are you seeing a pattern emerge?

Meditate on walking with God.  What will that look like in your life and in these days?  What will you need to accomplish to make that a reality?  What is the next hurdle that you need to jump?  Focus on the one main thing for now.  If you are not sure what that is, ask God to reveal it to you today.  Ask Him to reveal any areas that you need to surrender to him, and walk by faith.  Name one or two key elements that stand out to you about Noah and Enoch.  Now begin to think about how you can make these a reality in your life.

A prayer for today
Lord, my Lord, may my ways be found pleasing in your sight today. Help my mind to stay focused on you in the midst of the myriad of distractions and battles for my mind.  Keep my eyes pure, let my tongue sing only praises, worship and exclamation of your goodness, mercy and love.  Let me witness of your saving grace to someone today.  Allow me to speak boldly about what you are doing in my life.  Please oh Lord, help me to know you more so that I may please you and walk with you to the last day of my life.  I love you Lord, please increase my faith; I want to move mountains for your glory.  In the precious name of my Lord and Saviour, Jesus, Amen.

Worship and Obey.

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