When God tells you to do something, what is your response? ~~ Uh? Really? What? Later! Or OK!
This morning the Lord spoke to my heart about a matter. I took to pen and paper writing down all I felt He was telling me. Once I finished writing, I asked, ~~“God, what will this look like and where do I start?” He answered back, “Build a boat, Deb!”
I thought, “Hmm, a boat. I think I’ll read about Noah.” So I opened my Bible to the sixth chapter of Genesis and read the account of Noah and the ark. God wanted me to see that when He told Noah to build the ark, He also supplied Noah with a plan and the specific steps Noah would need to complete the project, right down to the food Noah would need to take onboard for himself and his family! God thought of everything!
Is there something that God has spoken to your heart about? What does He want you to do that you don’t know how to do or where to start? May I offer a few simple suggestions:
Begin with prayer. Ask God for the plan.
Write down what He reveals to you. He may only give you one step, but be faithful and take it, and wait on Him to reveal the next one.
Do not delay or stop the process. Like Noah, do all that He commands you to do. (It took Noah somewhere between 100-120 years to finish the ark.)
Perservere and be intentional. If you aren’t you will never get the boat built.
Tell someone what God has asked you to do. Share the plan that He gives to you with someone else. Accountability is good for all of us.
God provided the plan, and Noah provided the hands.