I praise the Lord for this time that Luis and I have had in Honduras. It has been filled with family time (on both sides), visiting friends, tutoring a young boy from church daily, sharing about our time in El Salvador, and opportunities for Luis to preach in the local churches. On Sunday the Lord spoke to me through his sermon and I think it's definitely worth blogging about.
- Man's wickedness had become so great that God was grieved
1. Yet Noah found favor in the eyes of the Lord
2. He was a righteous man, blameless among the people of his time
and he walked with God
Luis challenged us to live as Noah - even though we are surrounded by people who are living godless, wicked lives in the sight of God, we should make the difference. Luis pointed out that Noah's job wasn't to try to convince people to accept Jesus into their hearts, but to announce that there was a flood coming and that the people just needed to get into the boat! He faced ridicule because of his faith in God to build the ark. It definitely wasn't easy for him, yet he walked with God - not just a little while but all the days of his life! Of course the sermon was a lot more detailed and deep, but I just wanted to write the basics of it and share that we are called to live as Noah did among people that are not following after God. Sometimes, we find ourselves in situations where we are the only ones obeying God, but let's not lose heart! Let's just walk with God.