We are all going to face trials, challenges, and difficulties in this life, but God would never put on us more than we can bare.
No matter what we go through keeping our faith in Jesus will get us through our test and trails.
I read Job 39- 42 last. actually listened twice. I have to say, I have been reading many of the passages on the power 4 calendar to catch up. We got our books in March. I wanted to start from the January passages. I am in Feb now. should be able to catch up soon but don’t want to miss the context. Love this. I particularly love the audio bible version, dramatized KJV. Never before have been so engaged. Thank you! The Word grounds me, Keeps me focused.
Bible trivia fascinates me:) So this time through these particular chapter, I was drawn to the timing of the events that took place in Genesis 8. Using our calendar as the baseline:
*The global flood started on February 17th (7:11).
*It wasn’t until 40 days into it (March 29th), that enough water had flooded the earth to lift the ark and all of it’s contents.
*The earth was flooded for 150 days (’til July 17th), before the water began to recede. At this point, the bottom of the ark was rested on top of the Ararat Mountains (which are approximately 17,000 feet up above the ground).
*But it wasn’t until October 1st (76 days later) that the tops of the mountains could actually be seen.
*Forty days later (November 9th) Noah sent out the raven and the dove to see if the flood waters had left from the land, but they had not.
*Seven days later (November 16th) he tried again, and this time they had. So, he waited seven more days (’til November 23rd) and sent the dove back out a third time, and this time it didn’t return. Finally, on January 1st–Happy New Year!!–which was 38 days later, Noah removed the covering from the ark and was able to look down and see the top of the ground was dry again.
*But, it wasn’t for another 57 days (February 27th) before the earth was completely dry [beyond just the surface]. It was this day–February 27th (one year & 10 days after the flood began)–that God gave Noah the okay to exit everyone and everything from the ark.
Wow! God will get His point across to us in His own way, and release us from “His own way” in His own time. Even if it looks to us like everything is clear enough to give it another go, He may have us wait “in His way” 57 more days [figuratively] to protect us from danger(s) beneath the surface that would suck us in! What an awesome God we serve:)
I always learn something!
I continued reading in Genesis (chapters 12-14). My takeaways: 1) True faith in God moves God to improve upon promises He’s already made to you. And 2) “true faith” is not only taking God at His word without hesitation, doubt or fear, but also obediently going wherever He sends without knowing any details beyond what He’s given you…even if it means leaving all you’ve come to know, love, and establish behind…with no questioning or second guessing along the way.
Personal question I had to ask myself: “Girl, how true is your faith?”
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