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Day 2

 Tracy’s Thoughts  Day 2

Finding Favor

So far we’ve made it to day two of our 21 days of prayer and fasting. Hopefully your flesh isn’t screaming, but if it is, tell it to hush we’ve started on an important journey and we are going to finish with The Lords help.

I’ve started reading through the Bible (as I’m sure many of you have) and in Genesis 5:29 we read that Lamech had a son and he named him Noah, for he said, “May he bring us relief from our work and the painful labor of farming this ground that the Lord has cursed.” Verse 30 says after The birth of Noah, Lamech lived another 595 years and he had other sons and daughters.

Here’s my thought: where the heck are all of Noah’s brothers and sisters when the ark is being built? Until this year I never even thought about Noah having any other siblings, maybe it’s because I was an only child, maybe it’s because I’ve always drifted off when I’ve been reading these endless accounts of the Adam’s descendants. This year verse 30 stopped me in my tracks.

What made the difference in Noah’s life? Why was Noah a righteous man and his siblings not? We can only assume that Noah’s parents raised all of their children the same; but Noah was the only blameless person living on the earth. I think we see the answer in the rest of that verse – and he walked in close fellowship with God. That’s the difference CLOSE fellowship with God. Here’s the good news, God wants close fellowship with all of us. All we have to do is draw near to Him and He will draw near to us. (James 4:8)

I feel sorry for Noah’s siblings, they were left out in the rain. 🙁 But I’m following great grand pappy Noah’s example and I’m looking for the rainbows!

Let’s Pray: Lord today we want you to take us by the hand and lead and direct our lives. May we always walk in close fellowship with you. Don’t let the things of this life distract us, but help us keep our focus on you! Amen