It takes hands to build a house, but only hearts can build a home.

Author Unknown

Friday, March 02, 2012

Chapter 3, Page 2, Book 12

LESSONS FROM NOAH'S ARK

Always live a righteous life - even if you are the only one: it will be noticed

Listen to what God tells you - your life depends on it

Plan ahead. It wasn't raining when Noah built the ark

Put action to your faith.  Noah could have believed in God, yet still drowned if he hadn't built the ark

Stay fit.  When you're 600 years old, someone might ask you to do something REALLY big.

Don't listen to critics, just get on with what has to be done.

Build your future on high ground

Finish what you start

Two heads are better than one

Don't miss the boat

Don't forget that we're all in the same boat

Speed isn't always an advantage;  the snails were on board with the cheetahs

When you're stressed float awhile

Remember that the ark was built by amateurs while the Titanic was built by professionals

Remember that woodpeckers INSIDE are a larger threat than the storm outside

Have patience!  The ark wasn't built in a year, and the flood wasn't finished in 40 days and 40 nights

And remember, no matter the storm, when you're one with God there's a rainbow waiting.



FANTASTIC FRIDAY/ Fantastic Lessons Learned

One of the most worthwhile lessons that we learn from the ark, is that we are all in the same boat
All the animals were in that ark, the lion and the tiger, the wolf and the lamb, yet none of them attacked each other, the wolf did not eat the lamb, the lion did not attack the zebra. We sail upon the dark seas of this world, and we are all in the same ark. 

We're all in the same boat, a hole at one end will sink all of us. We just have different paddles, and perhaps we find ourselves on different rivers. Some of us use our high IQs to get where we want to go. Some of use our smiles, others use kindness, a gift with language, or athletic ability. Some of these qualities we were born with and others are skills we have learned.
We have all felt, at one time or another, tossed about on a stormy ocean. Through all this, we are never really alone, even though it might seem that way. There is inspiration all around us in the form of other people making their way through the world, in the very same boat. 

We are all living each day trying to figure out how to navigate our way around our lives. And the great part about all of us being in this together is that we get to share what we have learned with each other! We get to pass on helpful hints and solutions that have worked for us along the way – so that hopefully we won’t repeat their mistakes.

So rather than comparing yourself to someone else in a negative way, be grateful that we are all in this together. No one has it all figured out, but we definitely can learn from each other.

When we work together to get things done we can accomplish so much more!

Have a FANTASTIC Friday everyone!

'On Ya'-ma

5 comments:

TARYTERRE said...

I LOVE that quote... "When you are stressed, float awhile." We are ALL in the same boat, indeed. Also this week, at our house was about not listening to critics and doing WHAT needed to be done. I put up a new post talking about it, last night. Take care. We're supposed to get bad weather today. Hope it'll be better where you are.

Hollie said...

I feel like floating awhile at the moment. The past two work days were stressful to say the least! I hate days like that! I'm going to enjoy my time at home & float awhile. We are expecting bad weather also. Praying it doesn't turn out that way!! have a blessed day!!!

jack69 said...

Thanks for the many words of wisdom, one always jumps out at me, today it is:

we learn from the ark, is that we are all in the same boat........

To me that is so obvious, but has been a hidden fact.
Thanks.

TheStitchingCoop said...

I love how you incorporated the woodpecker inside.... So very true. I place the analogy as my thoughts inside are so much more important than anyone else's thoughts OF me. This is a gorgeous write up today in many ways. I also appreciate the Stress/Float analogy as well. I needed to come here today. You remind me spiritually why keeping HIM closest is always much more important than any earthly person or thing. Hugs. Tammy

JeanJournal said...

A lot of storm damage in Rome Georgia and Calhoun...I'm at daughters...tornados and bad storma all around...Great post today, Ma. Blessya ~ Jean(Rome Georgia Girl living in Calhoun...I like the quote ((Don't listen to critics, just get on with what has to be done.))) Have a great Saturday!