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The Genesis Story: Part 20- Our Safe Haven in God!


Bible Reading: Genesis 6

Memory Verse: Genesis 6: 14

Make thee an ark of gopher wood; rooms shalt thou make in the ark, and shalt pitch it within and without with pitch.

Good morning Ladies and Gentlemen! Hope you had a wonderful night. Are you ready for a brand new day? Well, I am. I am very excited for this week and this day. Thank you for spending something to read this message. God bless you. I pray that you are touched by the Holy Spirit. I pray that as you read today’s message, your heart will be available to be informed and transformed. Amen!

We are on Part 20 of the Genesis Story. This is very exciting. I am happy about this. I am very amazed by the progress we have made on this journey. Once again, God bless you. Without all of you, this journey would have been monotonous. God bless you for your contributions, feedback and questions.

Here on earth, we have created so many safe havens. I would describe a safe haven as a person or place that helps a person feel safe. Let’s take a look at this scenario. When you were a child a you got into a fight or an argument, you will always run to your big sibling to report the incident; expecting that your elder sibling would handle the matter. In this case, you have used your elder sibling as your safe haven.

There are some people who have specific quiet corners that they visit, so they can think or release stress. This is an example of the earthly safe haven. The last example I will give would resonate with almost all of you. Whenever you are going through a problem, whether you are married or not; young or old, you always go and search for your mother. In this case yet again, your mother is your safe haven.

Today, I came to tell you that if you are a child of God, He will also provide you with a safe haven. You just have to trust in Him. In Psalm 55:22, the Bible says “Cast thy burden upon the Lord, and he shall sustain thee: he shall never suffer the righteous to be moved.” Whenever we are going through a problem, God wants us to come to Him first. Then He would provide you with a safe haven. As humans, you and I first result to human/ physical ways when we are in trouble or stressed. So to cast thy burden, you must conscientiously tell God about everything. The best way to start is by telling God about the good parts, then gradually you start talking to Him about your problems. However, there is no formula to developing this sort of relationship with God. If you avail yourself to be used by the Holy Spirit and ask God for help, the right formula would be given to you, to suite you. Hallelujah!

In Genesis 6, we see God’s plan to wipe out the human race, animals, birds and creatures that move along the ground (Genesis 6:7). However, we are told in verse 8 that God found favour in Noah. As you read the chapter, you see that God planned to exempt Noah and his family from this wipe out. So God ordered Noah to build an ark. The ark signifies the safe haven God provides for you. When you are God's child, He provides the safe haven at the right time. These safe havens come in different ways depending on the situation you are going through. It could be a person, a story book or even through dreams and visions. In this case, God wanted to wipe away the human race. That was the problem. Noah could have died. God gave Him a safe haven; the ark.

One beautiful thing about our relationship with God is that; because He does not like to see us hurt or sad, He gives us our safe havens before the problem actually arrives. That is what God did in this instance. he made Noah build an ark before the floods. God does this to ensure that His child are safe at all times.

When you are a child of God, you find favour in the eyes of God (we established this in Part 19 of The Genesis Story). When this happens, God exempts us from all things in, above and on the earth. His wrath does not fall upon you. So despite the situation you are going through, if you are God’s child, He will protect and provide you with a safe haven. Hallelujah!

After reading this message and you do not have Christ in your heart, but want to make the decision to become God’s child and enjoy the perks of His favour, kindly pray this short prayer.

Dear Lord,

I come to you today as a sinner. I admit that I am a sinner. I believe that Jesus is your Son and He came on to this earth to die for my sins. Dear Lord, let your Son come and fill me. Lord, I ask that He cleanses me off my sins. I am ready to stand for you and profess your Name. Thank you Lord. Amen.

If you said this prayer, congratulations! You are now part of God’s family. Heaven is jubilating by your welcome. Hallelujah! You have been given new life. Hallelujah! You are already walking in eternity. To do so, I would encourage you to get yourself a well- translated Bible. Read it constantly. By doing this, you would be able to know and understand God better; as well as grow Spiritually. I will encourage you to find a Bible- believing church to attend, so that you can fellowship with other Christians.

Now that you are a child of God you have found favour in God’s eyes. Amen.

This message to remind you of God’s great love and care for His children. One thing I have come to realise is that everything God does is based on the love He has for us. In return we must show some love to Him. Follow Him diligently and obey all His commands.

Have a good morning and a wonderful day!

Today’s prayer:

Thank you Lord for your goodness and your Grace. I thank you for life and for taking me through every single day. Oh Lord! What would I do without you? I love you Lord. Continue to bless and guide me Oh Lord. Use me oh Lord for your work. Let me be a blessing to the people around me. Protect my going-ins and my going-outs. In Jesus Mighty Name I pray...

Amen

  • Have a wonderful day and let God inspire you!

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Always remember to show love to everyone, as this is one of the most important commandments God left for us – “Love your neighbor as yourself.” In every situation, before you take a decision, remember WWJD (What Would Jesus Do). Shalom.

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