All believers have a desire to please God, but just how do we do that? The way to please God is through faithfulness.
Hebrews 11:6, 7 says this… “But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.”
By faith Noah, being warned by God of things not seen as yet, moved with fear, prepared an ark to the saving of his house; by the which he condemned the world, and became heir of the righteousness which is by faith.
Faithfulness is acting on your faith. Noah was living his life faithfully to God. There’s not many things bigger than the ark that God instructed Noah to build. I mean how many of you are like me, in that you’d love to be used by God to save the human race. But I don’t think that Noah was focused on the big picture of saving the human race. Noah was faithful to God everyday, no matter what others said. Otherwise, God wouldn’t have trusted him with the ark.
So Noah was faithful in what? Let’s consider some things that he was faithful in, that we too should strive to be faithful in…
First of all, Noah was faithful to God in using his talents for God’s glory. We should be also. God has given all of us talents that we could use for His glory. Whether it is to sing, to teach, to draw, to play sports, to play certain instruments or to work behind the scenes; we need to be found faithful in using our talents.
Another thing Noah was faithful in, that we too should be, was in evangelism. I’m sure that Noah spent time telling others about his experience with God. If you are a believer, then that would mean that you have had an experience with God as well. According to Acts 1:8, we have received power from the Holy Spirit, and we WILL be witnesses unto God.
Noah was also faithful to God in his worship. I believe everytime that Noah hammered a part of the ark together, it was a joyful noise. John 4:24 says, “God is a Spirit: and they that worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.” Our worship of the Lord shouldn’t be about who is around, when it takes place; not even where or how it takes place. Y’all want to know a secret?? Not everybody worships like you! Not everyone expresses their love for God the way you do!
Lastly, we need to be faithful in our “one-anothers.” We need to love one another. We need to serve one another. And lastly, we need to encourage one another.
This is the faithfulness God is looking for. We can’t step out and do big things for God until we do the small things.
How do you please God? You live a faithful life! Do you want to do something big for God? Start out with faithfulness. Be Blessed.