Genesis 8- The Waiting Season


Genesis 8
The Waiting Season
Noah is still faithful, patient… waiting on God to say when to move!! Here it is around 7 ½ months after the flood and Noah still waited 4o days ..after seeing the mountaintop…before he opened the window and let out a raven and a dove.
Even after the dove came back with the olive leaf, Noah still waited 7 more days.
Talk about patience! Wow, Noah was on the ark for almost a year, the dove brought back a live olive leaf and Noah say’s let’s wait one more week.
I’m sure by this time Noah’s wife and family were ready to get off the ark, but Noah knew that God would let him know when to get off the ark.
Noah knew that it would be in God’s time not his. Noah was more obedient to God then his own feelings.
God gives us direction in our lives, and before we get to far we say, “OK God, I can take it from here, I know what to do now.”
If we use Noah as the example, we should see that we should always allow God to be in control, no matter how much we want to take control ourselves!
After a year on the ark what’s the first thing Noah does when he gets off the ark? He basically said, “I love you God and thank you for being my God”, and acknowledging His awsomeness and protection!
Gen 8:20-22 20 Then Noah built an altar to the LORD, and took of every clean animal and of every clean bird, and offered burnt offerings on the altar. 21 And the LORD smelled a soothing aroma. Then the LORD said in His heart, “I will never again curse the ground for man’s sake, although the imagination of man’s heart is evil from his youth; nor will I again destroy every living thing as I have done.22 “While the earth remains, Seedtime and harvest, Cold and heat, Winter and summer, And day and night Shall not cease.”
What areas in your life do you need to relinquish control of to God?

Here’s the bigger question, when do you plan to start?


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