Build Your Ark

In HIS Presence

Build Your Ark

Read: Genesis 6:13-22

Meditation verse: “And of every living thing of all flesh, you shall bring two of every sort into the ark, to keep them alive with you…” (Gen 6:19).

God said to Noah: “And of every living thing of all flesh you shall bring two of every sort into the ark, to keep them alive with you; they shall be male and female. Of the birds after their kind, of animals after their kind, and of every creeping thing of the earth after its kind, two of every kind will come to you to keep them alive”. (Gen 6:19-20). And Noah did exactly what God commanded him to do. Have you ever wondered what would have happened if Noah had hesitated or refused to build the ark? Every living thing would have been wiped out. By taking two of every flesh into the ark, posterity was preserved.

Your ark symbolizes your assignment on earth. And just as Noah’s ark was not meant to accommodate himself alone, your ark is meant to accommodate others. It is your God ordained service to others. There are people you are called to serve; either to build up, teach, heal, encourage, set free, feed or serve in any other way. These are the people who are meant to be in your ark. Their destinies are tied to your assignment. If you fail to build your ark, you would be depriving them of whatever blessing there is to be derived from you fulfilling your assignment.

God makes provision for you in the place of your assignment. He said to Noah “And you shall take for yourself of all food that is eaten, and you shall gather it to yourself; and it shall be food for you and for them” (Gen 6:21) . I recall when God called me to ministry, He said “in the place of ministry I bless you, I prosper you, I correct you and I build you up”. So, you may be depriving yourself of the blessings that God has in store for you if you fail to build your ark. It is also very important that you build your ark (carry out your assignment) exactly as God has commanded you to. “For My thoughts are not your thoughts nor are your ways My ways,” says the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways, and My thoughts than your thoughts” (Is 55:8-9).

IN HIS PRESENCE is written by Oke Chinye.
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