Noah is a prime example of how God can do extraordinary things with ordinary folks. The story of Noah—the ark and salvation from the flood—is still being told thousands of years after his death. What did Noah spend most of his life doing to make this mark in history? Well, the first 500 years, while the world was becoming so evil that God said He was sorry He made it, Noah walked with God. The Bible says, “Noah found favor in the eyes of the Lord…Noah was a righteous man, blameless in his generation. Noah walked with God.” (Genesis‬ ‭6:8-9‬)

He spent the next 100 years building an ark among people who had never seen rain, much less a flood. Keep in mind that these were not sweet and encouraging people who admired Noah’s creativity! God said this about them, “And God saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth…it repented the Lord that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him at his heart.” (Genesis 6:5-6)

Noah, because he walked with God, wasn’t deterred by the hatred and criticism of  every person he ran into at the local market!  

I cannot even imagine having to live and work in an environment where everyone hated and ridiculed me, but that’s what Noah did—for a hundred years! He obviously didn’t have a casual relationship with God. He “walked with God.” I walk in many places every day. Am I walking with God everywhere I go? Nope. I forget Him throughout my day, and do my own thing. I quickly forget God, especially when I’m concerned about the approval of people.  

Noah wasn’t a firehouse Christian—one who prayed only when the house was on fire! If we are wise children, we will hold the hand of our powerful Father in every part of our day—not just when we are in trouble! We need the wisdom of God. We need to walk with Him. God’s power and wisdom allows ordinary folks—to do extraordinary things! 

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