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.