This particular blog today is for people who believe that God will give you personally strategies for any situation in your life. The Lord once told a group of friends of mine in corporate prayer that we leave his presence too soon. We rush out when we need to sit and let him speak. I personally suffer from this delimna in my own prayer time. I feel like a champ when I get up from morning prayer, but I never sit long enough to allow the Lord to really speak to me. Most of the time I will hear him later on the day when my mind settles. That will be another blog subject. If you also struggle with having the attention span of a 2 year old like myself maybe the story of Noah can help get both of us back on track!
Most people know the general storyline for Noah. He built an arc, it rained 40 days, and God wiped out everything with the flood to start over with Noah’s family. Genesis chapter 6 through Genesis chapter 9 will give all the details of this epic tale. Genesis 6:15-22 God gives Noah the details on how to do build it and what to put in it. Genesis 6:15 And this is the fashion which thou shalt make it of: The length of the ark shall be three hundred cubits, the breadth of it fifty cubits, and the height of it thirty cubits. God didn’t miss a single detail. And Noah had to sit in his presence and listen long enough to get it.
Noah was able to get the job done with accuracy because he listened long enought to get the exact plan and details. I know we all want to be accurate when fulfilling God’s purpose in our life whether it’s writing a book, speaking your Sunday sermon, or starting a business. Your first step is to discipline yourself to wait on the Lord after you finish your prayer. Telling God the problem is easy, waiting for the instructions is the hard part.