“By faith Noah, being divinely warned of things not yet seen, moved with godly fear, prepared an ark for the saving of his household, by which he condemned the world and became heir of the righteousness which is according to faith.”
Hebrews 11:7 NKJV
As believers, we may not realize or we may forget that the first time we made a decision for Christ won’t be the last time. Everyday, we make decisions that show if we are taking the Lord at His word or not. We decide daily if we will let Him be Lord or take Him at His word that day or not, whether we realize it or not. It’s like what distinguishes a wedding and marriage from each other.
A wedding is the public ceremony in which a man and a woman choose to come together “til death do you part.” The marriage is where the two live out that decision they made on the wedding day. This is when the real relationship begins. Everyday, you might have to revisit and reaffirm the decision you made the first day as situations come up all the time that will try to challenge it. You may need to remind yourself and everyone else of the choice you made. This is especially important when it comes to our relationship with God.
Noah was a stand-alone during his time; the only one who God found that had not turned his heart away from God. Noah chose to follow God in spite of all the world around him not doing the same. It was because of that that God chose to give him a word that would change Noah’s life forever. God told Noah to build an ark as rain and floods were coming to destroy the earth. Noah never saw rain or floods as that never happened before but Noah obeyed what God said anyway and built the ark.
What a decision Noah made to believe and obey God, especially when he got a word that seemed impossible. What do you do when what you’ve heard you’ve never seen before or doesn’t seem to line up with what you see now? What do you do when you feel like the only one but you know God said what He said? You reflect on your relationship with God. You reflect on who He is and His faithfulness. You believe God. Yes, as believers, you go with the word you got because of the choice we made to believe God in the first place. Or not. Your choice.