Sunday, April 18, 2010

Think. Think. Think.

Winnie the pooh said it best: "Think, think, think."  I have a lot of decisions to make over the next few months.  Important decisions that might very well alter my career and our families focus.  While prayerfully considering these decisions, God keeps bringing my mind back to the story of Noah.

A wicked generation.
A regretful God.
One man found favor in His eyes.
Not a cloud in the sky.
A plan to save.
Gopher wood would become an ark.
Designed from the mouth of the Lord.

Approximately 450 feet long, 75 feet wide, and 45 feet high.
Estimated to hold more than 43,000 tons.  
And then the floodwaters came.
Noah was 600 years old.

Blind faith is never easy.  I think about Noah.  I imagine him sweating in the hot sun.  He did not have a local Lowe's to run buy supplies from or a convenient store to run grab a Coke.  There is no mention of anyone assisting him.  I see him out there laboring.  Board by board.  But, Noah must have had incredible faith.  It would be the first and last time God would flood the Earth.  I am sure even Noah could have given in to doubt and desensitization. Instead of asking a bunch of questions like I would have been tempted to, Noah just obeyed.  He did not wait until his ankles were covered in water before he acted.   Hebrews 11: 7 says, "By faith Noah, being warned by God about things not yet seen, in reverence prepared an ark for the salvation of his household, by which he condemned the world, and became an heir of the righteousness which is according to faith."  So, what does this mean for me and you?

Call me a product of my mother's *end times* raising, but I believe that time is very short for us.  I feel honored to live in this time.  I am ashamed at all the hours I have wasted and want to be a better steward of what God has given me.  Like Noah, I see the floodwaters rising. 

"See to it that no one misleads you. For many will come in My name, saying 'I am Christ,' and will mislead many.  And you will be hearing of wars and rumors of wars; see that you are not frightened, for those things must take place, but that is not yet the end.  For nation will rise against nation, and kindgdom against kingdom, and in various places there will be famines and earthquakes.  But all these things are merely the beginning of birth pangs."  Matthew 24:4-8

God only told Noah once of His plans before Noah began to prepare for the flood.  I believe the Lord.  He does not lie.  The promises made by him in Genesis are still in tact.  His word is alive.  His conviction is real.  And His plans for this Earth and us will happen.  His plan is unfolding and I believe at any moment Jesus will come back for His own.  I hope that you will pray with me.  I hope that your family will prayerfully consider your place in these last days.  Most importantly, have you made Jesus your Lord?  If so, what are you doing with your time?  

"For if you confess with your mouth, Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you shall be saved." Romans 10:9-10

No better time than the present to think, think, think.


Jessica Kirkland said...

End Times Mom

Jessica Kirkland said...

OK. I did not comment to that. I think my mommy is signed in accidentally under my name. haha Thanks mom!