One of my favorite hobbies is curling up with a good book, and the book I just finished did not disappoint. The book was about a woman navigating a post-apocalyptic world on a boat. The waters have risen, and the only habitable land is on mountain tops. On one mountaintop, a man who heard from God two decades before these floods built a church. “I’d heard other strange reports of similar premonitions people had before the water came. Premonitions or dreams or visions. But no one I knew of had acted on it,” said the character.
I know this is fictitious, but imagine if the man had not built the church, the people two decades later would have missed out on this necessity. Imagine if the other people who had visions of what was to come, acted on them. There would have been more than just that church built. Likewise, imagine if Noah didn’t heed God’s voice and neglected to build the ark.
“Now the earth was corrupt in God’s sight and was full of violence. God saw how corrupt the earth had become, for all the people on earth had corrupted their ways. So God said to Noah, ‘I am going to put an end to all people, for the earth is filled with violence because of them. I am surely going to destroy both them and the earth. So make yourself an ark of cypress wood; make rooms in it and coat it with pitch inside and out. This is how you are to build it..’”Genesis 5:11-15 NIV
Just as God spoke to Noah, God also speaks to us.
I’ve never audibly heard God’s voice, but instead, God places impressions on my heart that pulls me in one direction or another, that gently urges me to make one decision or another.
“My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me. I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; no one will snatch them out of my hand.”John 10:27-28 NIV
What impressions has God left on your heart? Is there something you should be doing that will help you or someone now or in the future? It may or may not be something as big as building a church or an ark, but there is no doubt in my mind that God speaks to His children. What is He saying to you today?
“Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path.”Psalm 119:105 NIV