So I was at bible study last night and before we began we went around the room and said our names and our favorite bible character. The catch: we couldn’t say Jesus😩.
As people started to share I quickly tried to think of anyone in the Bible, situations when I have to speak without being prepared freak me out! When we got to about the 10th person I finally had my answer all together. My turn came and I blurted out Noah. I didn’t plan on saying Noah at all, wasn’t even thinking about him. Y’all should have seen the look of confusion on my face.
I then proceeded to say that I love his child like faith. 🤔 umm what? Did I really love his child like faith?! How could I? I didn’t even remember anything about his “child-like faith”. No one noticed that I was having this moment to myself so the next person went until we got around the room and started bible study. I sat there because this really shocked me. When bible study ended I went home to do some more research on Noah.
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As a kid was I told the story of Noah’s Ark but I never went back and read it for myself.
First, let me say reading the Bible as an adult is eye opening. I never knew God was so mad and that’s why it rained for 40 days and 40 nights! They were out there wilding and sinning with no remorse. I’m thankful that God made the pact with Noah to never destroy the earth again because I truly believe He would have wiped us out a couple of times.
Noah was the last man on earth who loved God with all his heart. God took care of him because of his faithfulness.
I admired how obedient Noah was because y’all he was building that ark for years!! Researchers say it took him longer than the life span of someone today!! Plus Noah didn’t constantly ask God questions he just did what he was told. Imagine that!!
This made me think of how I need to stop asking questions like “why do I need to do this?” or “how it going to benefit me or others around me?”
I need to be more like Noah and just have faith in God.
Genesis 6:1 – 9:17
Thank you taking the time to read this. If you want to take it a step further have some reflection time and ask yourself who your favorite bible character is. God may reveal some things to you through them!