Entries by suzie

Wednesday 22 May, 2019

This first recorded covenant is extraordinary in so many ways. Having restored his world after the disastrous destruction brought on it by sin, God begins with a blessing like the one that he first spoke over his creation in Genesis 1:22, 28. He again gives fruitfulness. He again gives us all plants as food. He […]

Tuesday 21 May, 2019

When was the last time you stopped and gave significant thanks to God for all He has done? So often we cry out to God in the middle of a crisis or drama, but when it’s over it’s often a sigh of relief rather than heartfelt thanks that is directed to God. Noah and his […]

Monday 20 May, 2019

“But God remembered Noah and all the wild animals and the livestock that were with him in the ark.” Have you ever thought God has forgotten you?  You have prayed for days, weeks, months even years for a particular change in circumstances, perhaps for your healing, or a relationship or financial freedom.  Let me assure […]

Sunday 19 May, 2019

What a fascinating part of the story. Noah was 600 years old, that’s 600 years of life being a certain predictable way, and now everything is about to change. The flood was not a gradual trickle, but it began on one pivotal day. Yes, God had warned Noah in advance to build the ark, but […]

Saturday 18 May, 2019

For those of us who grew up going to church, the story of Noah is so very familiar. Trying to read it with fresh eyes, I can see how this narrative may seem hard to believe for some. But at its heart, Noah’s story is a picture of faith. In Hebrews 11:7 we read, “By […]

Friday 17 May, 2019

This passage begins by telling us how God saw the earth – it had become corrupt. Because everyone on earth was corrupt, God was going to wipe out everyone, except for Noah and his family. But here is the catch, God’s plan to start again was radical. He told Noah to build a boat because […]

Thursday 16 May, 2019

How interesting that Noah was the only human on the earth that God was pleased with. I can understand how God could look at the world then (and now) and be so grieved by the capacity humans have for cruelty, manipulation & selfishness. Yet what was it about Noah that made him stand out? There’s […]

Wednesday 15 May, 2019

Is the bible really true? Is it infallible? Is it really God’s word? Occasionally, I get the honour and the privilege to have an open conversation with someone who is a biblical skeptic. People have all sorts of reasons not to believe in God, but one of the reasons that some people choose not to […]

Tuesday 14 May, 2019

Have you ever wondered about your family genealogy? Wondered what your distant relatives were like? Wondered how they lived and what life might have been like for them? Well this passage is an old genealogy where we get a glimpse of life for Lamech. We hear his prayer and the naming of his son Noah.  […]

Monday 13 May, 2019

What does “walking with God faithfully” look like I wonder? What was it about Enoch that so captured God’s attention? I don’t have a definitive answer… but one word stands (or part of one word) – faith. It was HOW he walked with God. FAITHfully. God loves faith. He loves it! I can’t please Him […]