F260 Bible Plan: Genesis 8-9

I once had the privilege of typing the letters of a pastoral giant of a man. All these years later, I still remember and repeat much of his wisdom.

Once, he was responding to a gentleman who wanted to know if he should leave his place of employment for another and he listed the potential benefits of the new position.

My boss’ response was, “Has God told you to move?” In essence, he told the young man to always stay put until God has made it clear that you are to move.

God tells Noah to enter the ark and Noah does. And, then, silence for a year. He doesn’t move again until he hears the Lord say it’s time and, in between, he simply waited. Actually, Scripture says “he waited” and “then he waited” some more.

What are some of the reasons we want to “move?” Maybe whatever place we find ourselves is difficult. Perhaps we’re bored. Always the grass is greener. We could likely list a number of potential benefits to changing our current location/situation/occupation, etc.

The only thing that matters, however, is whether or not God has called us to move.

The prophet Isaiah describes the guidance of the Holy Spirit in a believer like this: And your ears shall hear a word behind you, saying, “This is the way, walk in it,” when you turn to the right or when you turn to the left (Isaiah 30:21.)

Let’s practice the art of waiting well and being still so that we are rested and ready when the Lord says, “Go.”

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3 thoughts on “F260 Bible Plan: Genesis 8-9

  1. And when God tells you to move, you will KNOW it. I left a job I loved. Last seven years with no raise. The message was: You are not supposed to be here anymore. 27 years but no regrets.

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