Today's Word of Encouragement from Wayne:
"The water prevailed and increased greatly upon the earth, and the ark floated on the surface of the water"
No matter what judgment or tragedy befalls this world, please know, Christian, that the ark of your salvation, preservation, and safety is always "floating [peacefully] on the surface of the water." In Jesus Christ our risen and indwelling Savior we have been given a new life as a new creation in the kingdom of God. Paul wrote, "But God, being rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, even when we were dead in our transgressions, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved), and raised us up with Him, and seated us with Him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus" (Ephesians 2: 4-6).
According to this portion of Scripture we have been "loved," "saved," "raised," and "seated" in victory, far above this world, "in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus." Now that’s what I call finding "favor in the eyes of the Lord" (Genesis 6:8)! Your ark is floating safely today far above this world. Enter the ark within you, as a minister to your Lord, and thank Him for Who He is all He has done. Each time you do this you avail yourself of the opportunity to see your new life of being seated with Christ in heavenly places as the very ark of your salvation. Let God "float your boat" today as you praise Him in His presence. Hallelujah!