“By faith, Noah built a ship in the middle of dry land. He was warned about something he couldn’t see, and acted on what he was told. The result? His family was saved. His act of faith drew a sharp line between the evil of the unbelieving world and the rightness of the believing world. As a result, Noah became intimate with God.” (Hebrews 11:7, The Message)
Sometimes in life God will direct us to do things that don’t make sense. Do you think the directions He gave to Noah made sense to Noah? I wish I could know the conversations that Noah had with God that weren’t recorded in the Bible. I wish I could know the thoughts that went through his head. I’d like to say that Noah was so spiritual that questioning God never crossed his mind, but I have a feeling that’s not the case.
Even though there may have been times of questioning, Noah still built that boat expecting that what God said was coming, was really coming. God may be directing you to do something that requires a lot of faith and a little bit of crazy. He may be calling you to build a ship in the middle of dry land. There may be something coming your way, good or bad, that you can’t see and God is calling you to act on what He’s telling you.
God’s calling you to build an ark of expectancy. He’s calling you to step out and do something that might seem a little crazy. Do it, and do it expecting God to move. Noah built the ark and the result was that his family was saved. You may not be able to see the purpose of the ark you are building but there’s a purpose and there’s a reason and God wants you to build it in faith and build it with expectancy.
In the middle of dry land, in the middle of everything that doesn’t make sense, step out and expect great things!