"How to Handle What's Next"
“How to Handle What’s Next”
How should we, as believers, approach the unknowns?
Godly wisdom usually conforms to a biblical paradigm.
11 When Noah was 600 years old, on the seventeenth day of the second month, all the underground waters erupted from the earth, and the rain fell in mighty torrents from the sky. 12 The rain continued to fall for forty days and forty nights.
24 And the floodwaters covered the earth for 150 days
The biblical paradigm, & therefore, godly wisdom, would point to a much more gradual & cautious approach to re-engagement after a crisis.
3 So the floodwaters gradually receded from the earth. After 150 days, 4 exactly five months from the time the flood began, the boat came to rest on the mountains of Ararat.
Two and a half months later, as the waters continued to go down, other mountain peaks became visible.
Be still in the presence of the LORD,
and wait patiently for him to act.
6 After another forty days, Noah opened the window he had made in the boat 7 and released a raven. The bird flew back and forth until the floodwaters on the earth had dried up. 8 He also released a dove to see if the water had receded and it could find dry ground. 9 But the dove could find no place to land because the water still covered the ground. So it returned to the boat, and Noah held out his hand and drew the dove back inside. 10 After waiting another seven days, Noah released the dove again. 11 This time the dove returned to him in the evening with a fresh olive leaf in its beak. Then Noah knew that the floodwaters were almost gone. 12 He waited another seven days and then released the dove again. This time it did not come back.
3 Ask me and I will tell you remarkable secrets you do not know about things to come.
Then, Noah COMBINED what he gleaned scientifically with what he was getting in his spiritual interactions with the Lord.
Each person has to determine for her/himself what those “signposts” are going to be for yourself.
13 Noah was now 601 years old. On the first day of the new year, ten and a half months after the flood began, the floodwaters had almost dried up from the earth.
And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.
Noah lifted back the covering of the boat and saw that the surface of the ground was drying.
14 Two more months went by, and at last the earth was dry!
15 Then God said to Noah, 16 “Leave the boat, all of you
18 So Noah, his wife, and his sons and their wives left the boat.
Noah did not leave the boat based on what he SAW, but based upon Who he HEARD!
They left the ark to develop & commence a NEW NORMAL!
20 Then Noah built an altar to the LORD