Genesis 1:3, 6, 9, 11, 14, 20, 21, 24, 26, & 28 – And God said . . .
Our God is not one to back up, nor does He remain stagnant. He is Life itself. Jesus said, “I am the way, the truth, and the life.” He is the “way” to the Father, the “truth” of the Father, and the “life” in the Father. And in Him, we have it all. In this series of Second Milers, I want to encourage, inspire, and embolden you to expect to hear more from the Lord that have ever heard in the past, and to expect more to be asked of you by Him than you could ever imagine. The Scriptures are filled with just that sort of thing happening. Let’s begin with a character introduced to us in Genesis 5. His name was Noah.
Now think of this. Noah was a man just like men today. He knew about the world in which he lived. He did not have knowledge beyond that. But then God spoke. God came to Noah and told him that it was going to rain; something that had never before happened on the earth. So, what was rain? God told Noah he was to build an ark; something no one had ever before built. So, what was an ark? God told Noah there would be a flood; something no one had ever before experienced. So, what was a flood?
We read the story with our current knowledge. We know what rain in, what an ark is, and what a flood is. But Noah knew none of those things. Then the Lord told Noah about the animals, and all that was connected to their survival; something that had never before happened. So, what was Noah to do? Noah was to fully obey the Lord and do all these things about which he had no knowledge concerning things that had never before existed or happened. Now be truthful with me. I know that it may seem to be a bit humorous in the way I am approaching it, but perhaps that might make it a bit easier to accept. Can you imagine Noah, hearing from the Lord like no man since the days in Eden had done? Can you imagine the flood of thoughts that literally exploded onto the landscape of his mind? Can you imagine Noah looking all around himself as he is hearing what sounded like a fantastic dream, and asking, “You talking to me?”
I certainly can. It could happen to you, too. Don’t be surprised if the Lord calls upon you to carry out a plan for something you’ve never experienced, or even imagined. He could do that to you, or someone you know. When you hear it, you may ask, “You talking to me?” If He is, He’ll make it plain for you. If He’s telling someone else and they share it with you, listen to them. He may still be talking to you through them. Listen up! Father won’t leave you to a flood.
Manna for Today – Genesis 1; Psalm 119:89; Proverbs 4:20-23; Mark 11:22-26; Romans 3:4