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I am a Christian family man, Lay Pastor and writer from Deep East Texas. I love life, and I enjoy working with young people. I have published two books; "A Small Mind Among Tall Trees" and "God If You Are Not Too Busy, Can You Give Me a Hand". If you want to obtain a copy drop me an e-mail or go to or barnesand . I have been a salesman, cowman and athlete in my past. I still have a strong sense of humor and am not afraid to use it.

Saturday, April 08, 2006

Genesis 8:1-14

Prayer-Lord, Open my heart and open my mind and help me learn. Go-Fight-Win. Amen.
1 But God remembered Noah and all the wild animals and the livestock that were with him in the ark, and he sent a wind over the earth, and the waters receded. 2 Now the springs of the deep and the floodgates of the heavens had been closed, and the rain had stopped falling from the sky. 3 The water receded steadily from the earth. At the end of the hundred and fifty days the water had gone down, 4 and on the seventeenth day of the seventh month the ark came to rest on the mountains of Ararat. 5 The waters continued to recede until the tenth month, and on the first day of the tenth month the tops of the mountains became visible.
6 After forty days Noah opened the window he had made in the ark 7 and sent out a raven, and it kept flying back and forth until the water had dried up from the earth. 8 Then he sent out a dove to see if the water had receded from the surface of the ground. 9 But the dove could find no place to set its feet because there was water over all the surface of the earth; so it returned to Noah in the ark. He reached out his hand and took the dove and brought it back to himself in the ark. 10 He waited seven more days and again sent out the dove from the ark. 11 When the dove returned to him in the evening, there in its beak was a freshly plucked olive leaf! Then Noah knew that the water had receded from the earth. 12 He waited seven more days and sent the dove out again, but this time it did not return to him.
13 By the first day of the first month of Noah's six hundred and first year, the water had dried up from the earth. Noah then removed the covering from the ark and saw that the surface of the ground was dry. 14 By the twenty-seventh day of the second month the earth was completely dry.
Noah had patience. Not only did he listen to the lord and build the ark, he waited patiently until the earth was dry enough to safely walk upon. All together that was around a year, and that is a very long time to be cooped up on a stinky boat.
God used his power and might to flood the earth, and also used his power and might to dry it up. God can do anything at anytime. So often we forget this. Even after we think we are being punished for sinning against God, we do not ask for forgiveness and do not seek his infinite power to help dry things up.
Prayer- Lord, give us patience to do things on your time, and help us when we try to do things on our schedule. Go-Fight-Win. Amen
Things to do-Rest, relax and worship on Palm Sunday.


Blogger Chad Mc said...

So could the verse talking about the flood gates of heaven be the "sheet" of water Patrick and Lauren alston were talking about that day in Sunday School?

7:13 PM  
Blogger Steve Killam TMTL said...

Could be, I always said there was more than just a rain. What I questioned from those two was the statement that this was the first time that it rained.

9:19 PM  

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