Pilot Champion

Pilot Champion
Posted on Jan 5, 2016 in Small Group Lesson
Author: Shiela Bernardo
UnknownOur small group is starting up a new series about Champions for Christ. These are men and women of the Bible who displayed certain characteristics that God would want us to emulate. Our pilot lesson is about Noah. In that setting, every inclination of the thoughts of the human heart was only evil all the time. Noah was the oddity that attracted notice. It must have been difficult to preserve upright standards in that kind of environment. Imagine a world where you are constantly swimming against very harsh downstream current. To rub salt in the wound, Noah receives an irrational task, which has singled him out even more as a poignant contradiction to the status quo.
Exact directions were laid out for Noah and it was a colossal project. It required intelligent planning and arduous physical resource. It’s ironic that the tendency of the common man is to complain about everything, let alone the smallest of tasks. But his response was uncommon and solidly astounding – “Noah did everything just as God commanded him.” (Genesis 6:22).
God could have easily extended that protection even without any effort from Noah’s part. But He chose to employ him to expend energy doing God’s will. When we receive direction for a task, trust that God will provide you not only the vision and the outcome, but also all the details in between. It is incredible how much involved He’d like to be in our daily affairs. We have to learn to walk step-by-step allowing God to light up our path, so that we could catch all the specifics.
Sometimes though, we’re prone to cluttering our own thoughts with the monotony of small tasks. It makes us wonder if it even matters anymore – and it always does. Noah did not just start; he kept at it until it was finished. It was such a character builder for him to take part in the story as a means to secure himself and his entire family.  His faith and obedience have been tested and rewarded.

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