Keep your ark intact

September 27, 2011 | 8 comments

I got to attend Wednesday night testimony meeting at the Sutton-Coldfield church, which was a real treat.
The readings were on safety and several stories read from the Bible illustrated the protecting power of spiritual mindedness, including the story of Noah and the ark.
As the reader shared the story, he read the verse, “And the flood was forty days upon the earth; and the waters increased, and bare up the ark, and it was lift up above the earth” (Gen 7:17).
I equated “the waters,” with the storms of mortal mind that occasionally flood our lives with trouble, threatening to swallow us up in fear, disease, lack and suffering. But in the story, the heartening part was, “…the waters increased, and bare up the ark….”
As the waters intensified and grew deeper, the ark was lifted higher.
The waters were no danger to the ark for the ark was designed to stay on top of the flood.
Wow! And that’s what we all need to do in times of temptation–stay in the ark, in the ark of Truth and Love! In the sanctuary of the ark, evil is no threat, no matter how deep its lies appear.
When we stay in the ark, we are safe from all threats of lack or loss. But there is one requirement, I saw.
The ark has to be water-proof. There can’t be any holes in the hull.


What might these holes be? Holes of fear, doubt, lack of faith, and not trusting God. To entertain these weak and faltering states of mortal mind would allow evil to drill holes in our hull—in our consciousness of truth and love—and let the waters of error sink the ship, if too much.
So, don’t let mortal mind drill any holes in your ark today! Stay crystal clear on God’s authority, power and dominion over all the earth, to the absolute exclusion of any and all sense of evil.
In the ark of Truth and Love, there will be no sinking feeling to fight or dread.
All is well and safe.

8 thoughts on “Keep your ark intact”

  1. I love the thought that the waters will just lift us higher. Thanks for that reminder. Am enjoying taking this trip with you. Vicki

  2. Evan, I was thrilled with your inspiration of how the Ark was lifted above the flood! Just as long as I keep my thought filled with the Truth at all times, my “ark” will stay above any flood of worry, pain, hopelessness, etc., that would try to come my way! Thank you.

  3. Love it! I realized that I have a big ‘ole hole in my ark, the water has been gushing in and I have been watching it fill my ark with a sense of helplessness. I now see that there can’t be any holes in my ark as God is Life, all good, all Love, taking care of me in my ark, I am safe and sound in Gods care.

  4. Hi Evan,

    Thanks so much for the reminder that we are safe in the Ark riding upon the waters of error and the analogy of the holes is wonderful. What came to me right away were the two statements below from the Bible Gen 6 and Ex 2.

    Make thee an ark of gopher wood; rooms shalt thou make in the ark, and shalt pitch it within and without with pitch.

    And when she could not longer hide him, she took for him an ark of bulrushes, and daubed it with slime and with pitch, and put the child therein; and she laid it in the flags by the river’s brink.

    I remember something I heard or read that to pitch within and without is to take care of both the aggressive thoughts that seem to come to each of us from within and those that would seem to come from without.

    So if I am watching my thoughts and those I think are coming at me I am pitching my Ark, consciousness, and then there will be no holes to let anything enter that can hurt or harm God’s precious idea.

    I’m so grateful for this reminder that is much needed right now.

  5. Hey Evan. Thank you so much for this analogy. You have a blessed gift for practical metaphysical Bible interpretation. Reading this article has delighted my soul. Gary

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