Build a Boat.
You know there is that old phrase, Rome wasn't built in a day? Well, it's true. Rome was founded on 21 April 753 BCE. It actually took, "So far it's taken approximately 1,009,491 days to build Rome. This is based on the traditional founding of the city, but we should also consider that the city has been sacked and rebuilt several times." according to www.pawildsartisans.com In other words, you don't build a great city overnight.
In the same sense, it also takes a long time to build a boat. In today's market it takes about a year to build a supertanker, says Rajeev Rey, Naval Architect, and Tech Enthusiast. It took Noah about 120 years to build the ark. In Genesis 6 Noah is given the task of building a boat. Not just any boat but a huge boat.
The ark measured 300 cubits by 50 cubits and was 30 cubits in height. 1 cubit equals about 17.5 inches. This means that the ark would have been about one and a half football fields in length. This was by no means your garden verity ski boat.
"the internal volume of the ark would have been 1,518,750 cubit feet - the equivalent of 569 boxcars. If the average animal was the size of was the size of a sheep, it had the capacity for 125,000 animals." Mark Batterson. All In p. 94 Zondervan, Grand rapids Michigan. 2013
This boat was huge, and a great undertaking. Today most of us would probably look at God's blueprints look down at our phones and say, "sorry God, ain't nobody got time for that." We have become a minute by minute culture. We don't want to do anything unless we can see an immediate end in sight.
The problem is that it takes time, to do anything great. It takes time, to get an education, or to build a career. It takes time, to build a relationship, a family, and to make it work. Today we give up on anything that takes time. The problem is if we want the best we need to invest our time.
Today is Super Bowl 51. As usual, there are many great players who have invested their entire lives into football. They have given it everything. And here they are with a chance to be a part of the world's best football team. Of course next year the Seahawks will win. But the point is still the same. If you wanna live the great life. You have gotta invest in it.
"“Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal; but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal." Matthew 6:19-20
If you want to live an epic life. If you want an epic walk, you need to invest some of your time building a relationship with God.
Hebrews 11:7, "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."
Today I would challenge you to ask yourself the question, "How much am I willing to invest in my epic walk?"
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Ryan Hodgins, pastor, coach. Married to a gorgeous wife. Father to three girls. I need this epic walk.
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