From today’s reading...
Then Noah built an altar to Yahweh and, choosing from all the clean animals and all the clean birds he presented burnt offerings on the altar.” Genesis 8:20
When things aren’t going quite the way you’d like them to, you could find worse role models than the one man God saw worthy to save when He flooded the world and decided to start over.
Noah knew how to keep the first things first, which was giving thanks to God.
From his limited flock and stock, Noah took the time to build an altar and sacrifice the best he had to offer.
Noah wasn’t afraid to get down on his hands and knees and get his hands dirty to build this altar from the ground up.
He looked up to God as he followed the smoke into the air to both remember where God was and shift his focus from the obstacles that stood in his way to the prize.
So if things aren’t going your way right now, try being more like Noah, which is the only way to...
Stay the course.
Keep the faith.
Market like you mean it. Now go sell something.