I am not afraid of storms for I am learning how to sail my ship.
Louisa May Alcott
Noah found favor with the Lord.
Noah was a man with whom God was well pleased. No where in the scriptures do you find Noah pointing to himself or the things he has done to gain favor with God.
It’s very useful in life to have the favor of people who can assist and bless your life. Such good will, or favor, is not your right or something you earn or barter for; it is a kind and gracious response from another’s regard and appreciation for your example and efforts, when they are in a position to observe and reciprocate.
Never take such kindness lightly. It is good to be likable and truly thankful, not for what you can get but because that’s true to who you are. Make it easy for people to show you kindness, and be expressively and sincerely grateful when they do.
You do not altogether earn the gift favor from others but favor comes more readily when you live in such a way that others see the wisdom and benefit of extending grace on your behalf. Hopefully, they observe your lifestyle of extending favor generously to others, and view your treating others kindly as you have been treated.
Noah did not allow his society to influence him. He did not walk in the ways of the world.
Don’t settle with being like others, satisfied with the norm and content with being average. Raise the bar; seek to excel; be your best, not because that may gain you something but just because you should and you can.
You give little; you get little. Give much; much is received.
I hope you all have a WONDERFUL Wednesday!