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Walk of the WOW Factor

Three powerful actions help a believer to be faithful to God, the first of these is that the believer must "walk with God." Noah "walked with God" (Genesis 6:9) for years before he was tapped to become the builder of the ark, through its one-hundred years of construction, and beyond as he floated on a worldwide sea and eventually emerged to restart the human population. Noah was righteous internally, blameless externally, and walked with God spiritually. (Genesis 6:9) Getting our brains around what it means to walk with God can be difficult. So, here are some helps to give some clarity to this ethereal like activity. 1)Noah reverenced God in his daily life. He saw Him as above him, not equal to Him, and as the One who has ultimate control over the whole world and the lives of individuals. He was reverenced because of His power but also because of His love. He was the One to worship; not anything else. 2)His walk with God required communicating with God. This was two…

WOW Factor

We have written before of what I call the WOW Factor. We evidenced it first in Noah as he "Walked with God" and Obeyed God by "doing whatever He said" and building the ark which saved his family, and Worshipped God immediately when he departed from the ark after the worldwide deluge engulfed the earth. Now, we see this pattern in other persons in the Bible. Solomon was a young boy when his father, David, declared him king over Israel. The new king went before God and confessed his inability "to carry out my duties." (1 Kings 3:7) And, requested from God "a discerning heart to govern your people and to distinguish between right and wrong… The Lord was pleased that Solomon had asked for this." (3:9-10) So, He gave him both what he asked for and what he did not ask for which included riches and honor. Solomon is challenged by God to "walk in my ways and obey my statutes and commands" and upon hearing this Solomon "sacrificed burnt o…