Just a while ago, Noelle was whining because she wanted to get the ball from the box. My condition was that she finish her dinner first.

Noelle: I want the ball now. (whining and crying)
Me: You need to eat first.
Noelle: That doesn’t even make sense!
Me: Well, it doesn’t have to make sense to you. You just need to obey.

As soon as the words left my mouth, I thought of Noah who did not complain, but obeyed God when he was told to build a huge ark when there was no obvious need for it. He obeyed though the task seemed daunting, even impossible. He obeyed even when the rest of humanity misunderstood him. He obeyed though it seemed ridiculous, even when people laughed or criticized him. He obeyed even though he himself could not wrap his brain around what God was planning to do.

That’s the kind of attitude we should have as God’s children. We don’t have to understand everything. We just need to TRUST in His goodness, His love, His perfect will, and OBEY.

This is the account of Noah and his family.

Noah was a righteous man, blameless among the people of his time, and he walked faithfully with God. Noah had three sons: Shem, Ham and Japheth.

Now the earth was corrupt in God’s sight and was full of violence. God saw how corrupt the earth had become, for all the people on earth had corrupted their ways. So God said to Noah, “I am going to put an end to all people, for the earth is filled with violence because of them. I am surely going to destroy both them and the earth. So make yourself an ark of cypress wood; make rooms in it and coat it with pitch inside and out. This is how you are to build it: The ark is to be three hundred cubits long, fifty cubits wide and thirty cubits high. Make a roof for it, leaving below the roof an opening one cubit high all around. Put a door in the side of the ark and make lower, middle and upper decks. I am going to bring floodwaters on the earth to destroy all life under the heavens, every creature that has the breath of life in it. Everything on earth will perish. But I will establish my covenant with you, and you will enter the ark—you and your sons and your wife and your sons’ wives with you. You are to bring into the ark two of all living creatures, male and female, to keep them alive with you. Two of every kind of bird, of every kind of animal and of every kind of creature that moves along the ground will come to you to be kept alive. You are to take every kind of food that is to be eaten and store it away as food for you and for them.”

Noah did everything just as God commanded him. Genesis 6:9-22

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About Phoebe Torres-Lucero

I am Phoebe Torres-Lucero, wife of a loving husband & dedicated pastor, King, and mother to three wonderful, smart, active little girls, Danae, Noelle and Gianna. Phoebe means bright and radiant. Torres means towers. Lucero means light. Put together, my name speaks of a tower of bright, radiant light. And that is what I hope to be as I write and share with you some of my experiences, especially on being a mom.

7 responses »

  1. david bernardo says:

    galing timing nito ms.phoebe! just obey, cause He is worth our trust 😀

  2. Thine says:

    From board (the material noah used) to boat… He didnt complain and OBEYED every single details God commanded him!!! Thats trust, thats faith!!!

  3. Tuhmuh! That’s right little miss princess Noelle, do it like Noah did — just obey your dear mom and trust her. Later, you will understand why. 🙂

    “Experience is the best teacher” NAH! (Well, only if we disobey, then we learn the hard way.)

    “Obedience is the best teacher”. Now that’s more like it.

  4. Good read, Ms. Phoebe. 🙂 When we know who God is, we will never question His plans but rather obey wholeheartedly. Trust comes with intimacy.

  5. Sybil says:

    i remember the conversation i had with Gabriel (the one that i shared with you the night when we were at your house)
    Gaibe: Why do my parents don’t answer me whenever I ask them, “Why do I always have to do the things that they command me to do?”
    Me: Because they just simply want you to become an obedient boy. (I also learned when I heard myself answering this!heheh Holy Spirit is always on the rescue!=D)
    Having said that, I see the delight in him to always obey whatever we (adults) ask him to do even if times when he doesn’t understand why does he need to do it.
    Sometimes we really don’t need to know the “why’s” but we just need to trust God of the “what” can it do to us. He’s just looking into our hearts and character to fully trust and obey Him. =)

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