Every Thursdays, I’ve been sharing some thoughts from a book that I was able to listen to recently.
The book is called Running with the Giants: What Old Testament Heroes Want You to Know about Life and Leadership from John C. Maxwell. (affiliate link) After listening to the book, I bought the book off of Amazon, as I wanted to remember some of the lessons that were shared in the book.
Since I did not have the book when I first started blogging about the book, I went out of order. So this week, I opened up the book to the first chapter which was about Noah. I thought it very neat that I had not written about it yet when only this past week, my sister wrote an excellent post about Noah and the difference he made in this world. This post may help you keep in perspective what is truly important, and help you to realize that raising our children so that they love and follow God is truly what matters.
From John Maxwell’s book, here was the main take-away from Noah’s life:
One person can make a difference!
But Noah found grace in the eyes of the Lord. Genesis 6:8
Here were five ways Noah made a difference that you and I can also make a difference:
- Make a difference for your family!
“Those closest to you benefit most when you do right.”
- Make a difference for God’s creation!
- Make a difference for future generations!
- Make a difference for God!
- Make a difference at any age!
“You’re never too old – or too young – to make a difference for God.”
Here is some encouragement that we can take from Noah’s life:
- Don’t be afraid to stand out in a crowd.
- Don’t be afraid to do something for the first time.
- When you see a rainbow, remember that one person can make a difference.
And my final thought: Noah made a difference and found grace in God’s eyes because he obeyed! If we don’t obey God and His commands, we won’t make a difference. Simplistic? maybe. But that’s what we see in Genesis 6:22: “Thus did Noah; according to all that God commanded him, so did he.” You can read a lengthier post about Noah HERE.
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