Let us sing to the Lord
I have seen the Lord’s goodness
His mercies and compassion
I have seen the Lord’s goodness
Hallelujah praise the Lord! (2X)
Oh Lord You have been so good
You are so good to me
Oh Lord You are excellent
In my life every day (2X)
O Lord, we adore you and glorify your name, you are a Faithful God, you are a Glorious and Wonderful God. Thank you for your mercies and compassion. Thank you for your provision, your protection and your preservation. Thank you, Lord, for the restoration work you have already started in our lives. We honor you and magnify your holy Name in Jesus’ Name.
Our gradual coming out of the Pandemic is like when Noah was asked to go out of the ark by God. Looking at the life of Noah will give us the direction of what we should be doing as we go out gradually into the post-COVID period.
Let us examine the life of Noah:
In Genesis 6:9, we are told “This is the account of Noah and his family, Noah was a righteous man, the only blameless person living on earth at the time, and he walked in close fellowship with God.” Again, in Genesis 6:22, it is said that “So Noah did everything exactly as God had commanded him”.
The above verses tell us something peculiar about Noah that caused God to single him out in his generation. Not only did he have a close fellowship with God, but we are also told that when God gave him the instructions to build the ark, he carried it out to the letter. He walked in simple obedience to the LORD. In John 14:15, Jesus Christ told his disciples “if you love me, you will keep my commandments” So, the evidence we have to show that we love the LORD is to keep His commandments.
In Genesis 8:20, when Noah came out of the Ark, he built an altar to the Lord. There he sacrificed as burnt offerings, the animals and birds that have been approved for this purpose. As a result of the sacrifice that Noah offered to God, we are told in Genesis 8:21 that “The LORD smelled the pleasing scent, and the LORD thought to himself, I will not curse the fertile land anymore because of human beings since the ideas of the human mind are evil from their youth. I will never again destroy every living thing as I have done”. May we enter into a covenant with the Lord as we step out in Jesus’ Name.
Finally, in Genesis 9:1, “God blessed Noah and his sons and said to them, “Be fertile, multiply, and fill the earth” and God further said in Genesis 9:11 “I will set up my covenant with you so that never again will all life be cut off by flood waters. There will never again be flood to destroy the earth”. As we come into the post-COVID period, we are coming out with all confidence knowing who our God is. In the same way that He spoke to Noah, He is speaking to us. He is telling us that we will experience fruitfulness, multiplication and abundance in our lives to the glory of God.
My dear brothers and sisters in the Lord, this is the time to work closely with God. We should renew our relationship with Him and walk in His will and instructions.
Let us Pray
- LORD, as Noah walked in close fellowship with you, may we and our loved ones walk daily with you in Jesus’ Name.
- LORD, Noah did everything as you instructed him, O LORD, please release on us the grace to obey you today. May we obey you no matter what it may cost us in Jesus’ Name.
- LORD, you promised never to curse the ground for man’s sake, Father please at this time let the earth yield abundance to us in Jesus Name. Father please restore all that we have lost in these past months in Jesus’ Name.
- LORD, as you blessed Noah and his sons, Father bless us in Jesus’ Name.
- In this month of September and for the rest of the year 2020, LORD, may we be lifted up, experience breakthroughs and have wonderful testimonies in Jesus’ Name.
Praise the LORD!