“But Noah found favor with the LORD…Noah was a righteous man, the only blameless person living on earth at the time, and he walked in close fellowship with God.” Genesis 6:8-9
“So Noah did everything as the LORD commanded him.” Genesis 7:5
“It was by faith that Noah built a large boat to save his family from the flood. He obeyed God, who warned him about things that had never happened before. By his faith Noah condemned the rest of the world, and he received the righteousness that comes by faith.” Hebrews 11:7
Noah is a great example of Godly productivity. He illustrates all of the ingredients we need to do work that truly matters:
His work flowed from his relationship with God.
He walked with integrity.
He had favor.
He was obedient.
He had faith.
He had perseverance (it’s estimated that he might have spent anywhere from 55-75 years building the ark).
He did his part and let God do the rest.
God wants our work to flow out of our intimate connection with him. He wants our hearts to be fully committed to him so he can trust us with important assignments. He wants to anoint us and give us divine favor for the task. He wants to help us follow through and persevere until the end. He wants to work in partnership with us; our efforts combined.
Is that a description of your working life?
Why or why not?
Ask God to strengthen you where you are weak so that you can build your ark.