17 For forty days the flood kept coming on the earth, and as the waters increased they lifted the ark high above the earth. 18 The waters rose and increased greatly on the earth, and the ark floated on the surface of the water. 19 They rose greatly on the earth, and all the high mountains under the entire heavens were covered. 20 The waters rose and covered the mountains to a depth of more than fifteen cubits. 21 Every living thing that moved on land perished—birds, livestock, wild animals, all the creatures that swarm over the earth, and all mankind. 22 Everything on dry land that had the breath of life in its nostrils died. 23 Every living thing on the face of the earth was wiped out; people and animals and the creatures that move along the ground and the birds were wiped from the earth. Only Noah was left, and those with him in the ark. 24 The waters flooded the earth for a hundred and fifty days.
Here we see how God wiped out all living things. The only thing that was saved were those in the ark. To me I see a correlation between what God did here, and what happens when we are born again. When we are born again we are saved just like Noah and his family. For me, God had to wipe out all the wickedness that was in me, and at the same time save the part that was righteous. I am in no way perfect, or will ever be, but I try to live in a way that’s pleasing to God. How I do this is by being obedient to God’s word, meditation and prayer, and showing love, kindness, and compassion to everyone God brings in my path. This brings a peace and joy that I have never felt in my life. Words can’t describe what God has done for me. The truth is that everyone has to make a choice. Here at Helping Up Mission we have an acronym to describe how to get to that place I have described. It’s called HOW. It goes like this…. Today I will be Honest about who I am and who God is (I’m not God), Open to what God is saying to me, and Willing to do the things He asks me to do. It works pretty well, however if you still are lost and don’t know what to say or do….just say Jesus!