Welcome to June everyone!
I’ve got a new series I’m calling Grace Wins!
There is an invitation for me this summer to seek God like I did in 2017-2018. Micah ran to the Father, for she didn’t know or trust going anywhere else, but this time it’s intentional seeking. I’m seeking His presence to savor Him, for savoring is a key to finding His favor.
I’ve been doing a word search on grace verses and it keeps saying this phrase:
But Noah found grace in the eyes of the Lord.
-Genesis 6:8 NKJV
From what I can tell, this was the first time grace was mentioned in the Bible. Grace is all about finding favor in the eyes of the Lord.
This is the genealogy of Noah. Noah was a just man, perfect in his generations. Noah walked with God.
-Genesis 6:9 NKJV
This is the account of Noah and his family. Noah was a righteous man, blameless among the people of his time, and he walked faithfully with God.
-Genesis 6:9 NIV
If you didn’t know, we are also a descendent of Noah, for he was the first family to produce after the flood.
The second version of this verse tells us more of his story. I went to digging.
1 just, lawful, righteous
1 just, righteous (in government)
2 just, right (in one's cause)
3 just, righteous (in conduct and character)
4 righteous (as justified and vindicated by God)
5 right, correct, lawful
1 clean, free from, exempt, clear, innocent
1 free from guilt, clean, innocent
2 free from punishment
3 free or exempt from obligations
1 to support, confirm, be faithful
1 to support, confirm, be faithful, uphold, nourish
1 foster-father (subst.)
2 foster-mother, nurse
3 pillars, supporters of the door
1 to be established, be faithful, be carried, make firm
1 to be carried by a nurse
2 made firm, sure, lasting
3 confirmed, established, sure
4 verified, confirmed
5 reliable, faithful, trusty
1 to stand firm, to trust, to be certain, to believe in
1 stand firm
2 trust, believe
Noah was completely reliant on God to direct his steps. He did not work independently of God, he worked inter-dependently with God. His ability to follow the Father kept his heart and mind clean and pure, and that type of connectivity allowed for a firm, stable, trusting kind of faithfulness to appear. This appearance produced an ARK that allowed a generation to multiply to this very day. Noah didn’t have his community behind him. Thankfully his family leaned in. The rest could not understand the revelation he had received. They didn’t see the signs, even though it took 150 years to build the boat. Instead, they followed their heart’s desires, which cost them their lives, for the Father was grieved He had even made mankind at the time.
Our humanity is a perplexing experience. You see, it had never rained before that time, and so most people don’t believe unless they see first. Kingdom-minded people see in the spirit and believe it as through it’s truly going to come to pass. One man listened, and the rest of history has to thank him for being obedient to the random request that took years to express. 😊 I wonder if he ever questioned God, got tired, or was he inspired every day he got to fulfill his purpose at that time. The ark had one door. Our hearts also have one door. It had one window. Our eyes are our window. What we let in affects our inner den. 😳 I’ll let that thought sink in.
Noah surely was a great example that GRACE WINS, hip hip hurray. 🥳🥳🥳
Until next time
Keep gliding 🪁
& Smiling 😁