WITH GOD’S HELPHave you ever been faced witha challenge that seemed too When I spent timedifficult for you? Maybe when that listening to God, Hehappened, one of your parents was able to show mesuggested you ask Jesus for help. how to build the ark.But you may wonder, Can Jesusreally help me learn this particularskill? Or, How can Jesus help memake friends at my new school?In Genesis1, the first book of theBible, it talks about how Noah wasasked by God to do something thatwas very difficult for him. How didhe manage? 1 Read the full story of Noah and the ark in Genesis chapter 6, verse 5, through chapter 8, verse 22.
God had told Noah that He was goingto bring a great flood upon the world.Because Noah wanted to obey God andsave his family, he knew it was importantto follow God’s instructions closely. Noah had never seen a large ship before, and the design of an ark that was to be large enough to save his family and the animals God wanted him to take on board was complex. It was of utmost importance for Noah to take plenty of time to listen to God and receive His instructions.
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All these were detailsthat God helped Noahunderstand as he tooktime to listen to God asto how to build the ark.
The structure he would have built might What if Noah had gotten discouraged and not have been strong enough to weather hadn’t believed God could help him? the huge waves that resulted from the Oh no, a Flood, or maybe it wouldn’t have been catastrophic waterproof. flood! Hurry! Rumb le! Quick! Let’s finish, NOW!Or if Noah had become so worried about the Flood that he got in a big hurry and tried to build the arkwithout checking with God for His specific guidance? If Noah had done that, it’s doubtful that things would have worked out well.
It’s likely that the ark wouldn’t havebeen able to house all of the creaturesthat God wanted Noah to take on boardif Noah hadn’t taken time to hear God’sspecific instructions for how to preparethe different rooms to be specially builtto meet their needs. Is it Seems ready? small! Dad, I felt a drop of Oops! rain!
Doing it right took timeand prayer. It tooktime listening to Godand carefully recordingHis instructions.But it was becauseNoah followed God’s Welcome to the ark,direction that his everyone!family and the animalswere saved.
Rum ble! It’s happening, just as God told Noah it would! My gold! Myprecious gold!
When you are faced with a newchallenge in life, follow Noah’s goodexample. Spend time reading God’sWord and listening to His voice as it speaks to your heart.Bible