Help Me Preach Like Noah! - Genesis 6 - Praying Through the Bible


2Pe 2:5 And spared not the old world, but saved Noah the eighth person, a preacher of righteousness, bringing in the flood upon the world of the ungodly;


The text in Genesis 6 doesn’t tell us what Noah preached to the people of his day. But we don’t always need to hear a man’s words to understand his heart. In fact, a man’s actions are better insight into his heart than his words.



Father,


· Help me to preach like Noah

· So that even if people don’t hear my words they will read Your words through my life.


· Give me an undistracted persistence in reaching for unseen realities

· The work you gave to Noah must have spanned decades

· He spent years building for a flood that he could not see

· He took it on Your word, that one day, the unseen would become a reality.


· He could have easily gotten distracted

· How often am I distracted from the work you’ve given me to do

· Taken off course by some shiny earthly attraction


· He didn’t care what others thought about him

· He cared what you thought about him


· Help me to have a great Godly ambition like Noah

· The task before him was huge… but he wasn’t deterred

· As I look out at the lost and the saved, there is so much to do!

· Sometimes I don’t know where to start

· I feel like my effort won’t amount to any real good or change

· But Noah probably felt like that the first day too

· Give me strength to rise to the challenge of something great

· Something that can only be accomplished with Your strength

· Give me power and give me courage


· Help me to build up the Church like Noah built up the ark.

· One board at a time

· One good deed

· One word of encouragement

· One act done in love

· One prayer for our failings

· One step taken by faith

· By the power of one Spirit

· For the glory of my one God


· And if by Your power, I’ve been able to achieve anything when the decades have past…

· Humble me to know, like Noah, that it was only because I “found grace in the eyes of the LORD” (Gen 6:8)


Through Jesus,