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. Hebrews 11:7 (MSG)
When God asked Noah to build an ark, it was no small request. The massive boat took years to build and although Noah faced bitter ridicule, he kept going. Despite ridicule, he continued to have faith.
Supernatural strength flows out of us when we do things in faith. Without it, Noah could never have done what God needed him to do. Because he developed an unshakable belief that if God said it would happen, it would happen, he saved his family and the fate of mankind.
The church is much like Noah’s ark. Every week, life-giving churches receive reports of restored marriages, miraculous occurrences of physical and emotional healing and wayward kids who come back to God. Life-giving churches save families.
Like Noah, you are called to build something that will save your family. In Matthew 16:18 (NLT), Jesus expressed His call by saying “I will build my church.” He also said that you will “do the same works” He has done, and “even greater works,” which must mean that you are also called to build His church! (John 14:12, NLT)
Do not discount your importance to your local church. Jesus needs you to stay in faith, believing and doing your part to grow your church. Your willingness to build is crucial. It is saving families. It is saving your family.
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