The ministry Answers in Genesis has recreated, in actual size, an ark like Noah built. It gives you a sense of just how large it was. Noah didn’t have the sophisticated tools and resources that we have today, yet he built the ark. God came to Noah and, in so many words, said, “I want you to build a really big boat because it’s going to rain really hard.”
Understand, it had never rained up to this point. But the Bible tells us that “by faith Noah, being divinely warned of things not yet seen, moved with godly fear, prepared an ark for the saving of his household, by which he condemned the world and became heir of the righteousness which is according to faith” (Hebrews 11:7 NKJV).
Notice this says that Noah was “divinely warned of things not yet seen.” God told him what was coming down. He told him what was about to happen. God revealed secrets to Noah. Romans 10:17 says, “Faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God” (NKJV).
Has God spoken to you lately? God speaks primarily through His Word, the Bible. When you open up the Word of God, you will hear the voice of God. Sometimes God will speak through a pastor. Sometimes God will speak through a friend. Often God speaks through your spouse. Sometimes God will speak through circumstances. Sometimes God will speak in the stillness of your heart. God rarely speaks audibly, so don’t be listening for voices. But He does speak often.
Often, I have found that when God is speaking, it’s through a nudge in a certain direction. Maybe it’s a sense that I need to step outside my comfort zone and do something I wouldn’t normally do.
If God is speaking, are you listening?