Built An Ark

Discipleship Devotional Study Guide - Faith - Hebrews 11:7 - Built An Ark - Growing As Disciples

Discipleship Devotional Study Guide – Faith – Hebrews 11:7 – Built An Ark – Growing As Disciples

By faith Noah, when warned about things not yet seen, in holy fear built an ark to save his family. By his faith he condemned the world and became heir of the righteousness that comes by faith.  Hebrews 11:7 (NIV)

An Assignment

Would you take on a very long and difficult assignment from me? Would you do what I asked of you even if you didn’t fully understand everything that I was asking of you? Would you continue to do the work that I had given you to do with little or no affirmation from others? Would you keep on working for me in the face of ridicule, scorn and rejection? Are you going to ask me to work on an assignment like this? You know that I am. You know that I will. You know that I have already asked you to take on such an assignment. Then I must have already said yes to you. Yes, you did.

If I have already said yes to taking on a very long and difficult assignment from you why are you asking me these questions now? You already know the answer to that question. I do? Yes, you do. So you tell me why I have asked these questions of you. You want to remind me that the assignment I have taken on comes from you. You want me to be encouraged and strengthened in the work that you have given me to do for you. You don’t want me to become discouraged. You don’t want me to give up. You want me to know that your hand is on me. You want me to remember that you are working in and through me. You want me to know that you are using me according to your purposes and plans. Yes, all of this is true. 

Why is the work so long and difficult? Why is the assignment so large and demanding? You asked for this kind of assignment. You said that you wanted me to use you. You said that you wanted to bear an abundance of fruit for my kingdom and bring glory to my name. You said that you wanted me to use you however I saw fit. You said that you were completely at my disposal. You didn’t want some small assignment from me. You said that you didn’t want to give me anything less than your fullest wholehearted effort. Have I misheard you? Did I get something wrong? No, you have not gotten anything wrong. You have not misheard me. I am fully at your service. I am thankful that you are using me. I am encouraged that your hand is on me. Nothing will please me more than to bear an abundance of fruit for your kingdom and bring glory to your name. I will keep doing the work that you have given me to do. That will be very good.

Lord, help me to listen to your voice so that I will be able to hear and obey you. Give me courage, strength and faith so I will be able to continually do all you are asking me to do for you. Use me according to your purposes and plans. Amen

Key Question… When has the Lord asked you to do something for Him that required you to have faith in Him?

Living It Out…  Say yes to the Lord and be faithful to do all that He asks you to do for Him.

Seeing It Happen…  Have faith that the Lord will ask you to do things for Him that will test and grow your faith in Him.

Get Ready To Share…  Share with another person or your small group what the Lord has asked you to faithfully do for Him.

Prayer To Bless Others… May you continue to do whatever difficult thing the Lord has asked you to do for Him

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By Faith Noah

Discipleship Devotional Study Guide - Guidance - Hebrews 11:7 - By Faith Noah - Growing As Disciples

Discipleship Devotional Study Guide – Guidance – Hebrews 11:7 – By Faith Noah – Growing As Disciples

By faith Noah, when warned about things not yet seen, in holy fear built an ark to save his family. By his faith he condemned the world and became heir of the righteousness that comes by faith. Hebrews 11:7 (NIV)

Faith

That is what it will take? What is what it will take? It will take faith. It will take faith to do what? It will take faith to do whatever I ask you to do for me. It will? Yes, it will. Why is that? You tell me. I’m not sure. Take a guess. You don’t give me many little assignments? You don’t give me easy things to do. You don’t give me what I can do all by myself, without your help. That’s right.

You have a large assignment from me right now. Yes, I do. It is not only a large assignment. It is also a very long assignment. Yes, it is. Could you do the assignment that you are on right now, without my help? Certainly not. I could not have even dreamed up this large and long assignment that you have given to me. That’s right.

Why have you taken on this large and long assignment that I have given to you? My answer is in your question. How so? I believe with all my heart and mind and soul and strength that you have given me this large and long assignment. You have been weary and worn out by my assignment. My assignment has cost you a tremendous amount of time and energy and resources. I agree with both your statements. What has kept you going? Why have you not given up? You have helped me. You have been with me. You have encouraged me. You have revived and strengthened me. That’s right.

Have you received a lot of encouragement from others as you have worked on this large and long assignment? No, I have not. I have received some encouragement. But, I have received more discouragement than encouragement. How do you feel about that? The discouragement has been surprising. I would have never expected it. How have you been able to keep on going in the face of discouragement? I have kept my eyes on you. I have not listened to criticism. I have not accepted discouragement. I have not considered the overwhelming nature of this assignment. I have not dwelt on how long it might take me to complete your assignment. What have you done? I have taken one step at a time, one day at a time, as I have kept on doing the work that you have given me to do. That is what I will keep on doing. That will be very good.

Lord, regardless of the difficulty of the assignment I will say yes to all that you are asking me to do for you. In the face of doubt, fear and weakness I will rely on you for all that I need to accomplish the task you have set before me. Amen

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