After God had seen that the wickedness of man was great on earth and every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. God repented that he had made man on earth and it grieved him at his heart. The Lord then said I will destroy man whom I have created from the face of the earth. The word of God says that God looked again upon the earth, and behold it was very corrupt.
However, God wanted to save Noah and his family because of his obedience. The Lord gave Noah full detailed instructions on how he was supposed to construct the ark that would keep him and his family safe during the heavy rains. Noah did all that God had commanded him to do and built the ark accordingly. I love the fact that after all the preparations had taken place, Noah, his family and the animals he was commanded to take in went into the ark. And God shut him in.
Unless the Lord builds the house, those that build, build in vain and those that guard the house guard in vain unless the Lord protects it. We are living in a world where sometimes life is unfair to us. In a world where there is a lot of things that break our hearts. In whatsoever we do, we need God to shut us in. The reason why Noah was kept safe along with his family is that it was God himself that shut him in. In this world, people can always invent their ways of keeping themselves safe, but God has the final say in our lives. In a world full of trouble and tears, ask God to shut you in His ark. I don’t know the kind of ark you are on board, but you need God to shut you in.
Be it the ark of your business, marriage, relationship or your career, somehow God has to shut you in for its success. If you don’t want to fail in life, ask God to shut you in what you do. There is a lot of divorce case around the world, failed marriages and relationships, frustration, stress, and suicide cases because we somehow don’t invite God to shut us in. When God shuts you in, no man can move those doors, no man can open where God shuts. No floods can break in where God shuts. And when the Lord opens, not even the devil can shut.
In this whole commotion of life, you can still ask God to shut you in the safety ark of His presence. Our churches today are struggling and failing because we sometimes just get invited to church and attend the services and it becomes just a routine to us.Knowing the house of God is not enough as a christian, you have to know the God of the house. Its high time we ask God to shut us in that ministry, in that church and assembly. It is not all about doing it, but it’s about knowing why you do it and asking for the grace of God to carry you through. Of course, the ark in which you are will be tested, will face waves, will face storms, but am glad to know that if it be our God who shuts us in, our safety is guaranteed.