Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Flooded With Faith (Featured Daily Devotion)

Day 3


Flooded With Faith

Hebrews 11:7

By faith Noah, being warned of God of things not seen as yet, moved with fear, prepared and ark to the saving of his house; by the which he condemned the world, and became heir of the righteousness which is by faith.

   You’re a farmer living in medieval times. A passerby explains the features of his new smartphone. It gives you a weather report for your harvest season, a rotation schedule for using the oxen that the villagers share, the going price for chickens that your wife raises, music to listen to while you work, and you can talk to the blacksmith in the next town (and see his face) without leaving your farm. Would you believe him?

   It’s a thought almost as mind-bogging as Noah hearing that rain---Which he’d never seen before---would fall from the sky and flood the earth. And Noah’s job assignment form God for the next 100 years? Build a boat to carry your family and sundry creatures to safety. Noah tried to explain it to his neighbors. But who believe such a preposterous story? Especially a wicked generation notorious for rampant iniquity, riotous violence, and religious indifference.

   Faith can be a lonely place. Noah worked day after day on a boat that attracted contempt. He trusted God implicitly for a flood of rain he’d never seen. Noah’s faithful testimony gives every believer the strength to hold on in impossible circumstances. When people insult your testimony, and you wonder how God will ever bring meaning and order out of the broken pieces of your life, take a faithful stand for Him.

Recommended Reading: Isaiah 54:8-10


Faith sees the invisible, believes the unbelievable, and receives the impossible.

Corrie ten Boom

From: David Jeremiah’s “Turning Points” Magazine & Devotional

Turning Points