Reflection from Emmanuel Obehi
Passage: Gen 7, VIN 84
Today: Rise/walk above the waters!
17 For forty days the flood kept coming on the earth, and as the waters increased they lifted the ark high above the earth. 18 The waters rose and increased greatly on the earth, and the ark floated on the surface of the water. 19 They rose greatly on the earth, and all the high mountains under the entire heavens were covered. (Gen 7, NIV 84) -emphasis added
The waters lifted the ark high, above the mountains
Before that, they had to look up, to see these mountains; now, they can look down, and see them from above
When God lifts up, He lifts above everything else; when man lifts up, it is only so much! It is better to trust in God than man!
From an air plane, we can look down on the mountains, which we otherwise looked up, from the earth. Those who wait upon the Lord, those who can spend time in prayer and the word, He will lift them up like an eagle. They look at things differently; those who wait for the Lord shall never be ashamed!
Noah and his family were ridiculed and mocked, while he was preaching; but once God got into action, things turned around. It took some time!
If you will fearlessly stand for the Lord, you will be honored, like Daniel!
Waiting for the Lord and His time is not easy, but the end will be good!
Are you tired of waiting and praying for something?
If you will endure and persevere, you will see the light at the end of the tunnel!
When Israelites were called out of Egypt, they had to go through many unexpected situations; but finally, God brought them to where He had promised. When things get delayed, something is accomplished; there is no point in worrying “I should have done that” or “I shouldn’t have done this”. Now is the time to repent / confess and start doing it right!
When Gideon asked Lord why things were going wrong for the Israelites, God only told him to go ahead and do something
Prayer / asking God is good; but when God expects us to get into action, we should do that. There is a time to pray, and there is a time to act
If we will obey God, He will lift us above everything else that is above us; He has given us the authority above all the powers in the world. So, get up and rise up!
Peter walked on the water, as he obeyed God; not all people could do that!
Have a blessed day!
Prayer: Lord Jesus, thank you for all that you did for me. You are God and you are good. Help me not to get discouraged by anything, but to focus on your face and keep moving forward. Help me to pray, read the word and act timely; Amen
If we obey God, He will let us walk over the waters, not sink in it!