Make yourself an ark of gopher or cypress wood; make in it rooms (stalls, pens, coops, nests, cages, and compartments) and cover it inside and out with pitch (bitumen). (Genesis 6:14 AMP).

The Story
Noah was asked to build an ark made of wood. This ark was to house a pair of all living things in addition to his family. To make a wooden stool is work. Imagine making an ark of the dimensions 450 feet long, 75 feet wide, and 45 feet high!

For such a construction to float, imagine the wisdom and calculations that would have taken place. This could only have been done with God. The ark was used to preserve life for over 40 days. For proof that this event took place, you could refer to the information here.

Modern Application
Houses, furniture, household utensils and decorations can be made of wood. There is hardly any workplace or home that does not have something made of wood. With some imagination, creativity and modern parts and designs, and equipment, carpentry is one business that will always be relevant in today’s society.

Questions to think on:
1. Do you have a flair for building things?
2. Do you know anyone you could encourage who enjoys the hammer, nail, fixing and building things?
3. Can you build people or ideas?

For beginners: The Key to being successful in this area is to start small but with good quality products.

Remain gifted.


First Tailor and Seamstress

Then the eyes of them both were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together and made themselves apronlike girdles. Genesis 3: 7 (AMP).

The Story
Adam and Eve had just sinned against God. They disobeyed Him by eating of the tree He instructed them not to. Now their eyes were opened. They realized they were naked. They had to sew for themselves coverings of fig leaves.

That began the need for clothes. Today, clothing is regarded as a basic necessity of life. We cannot do without tailors or seamstresses. Adam and Eve were hence the first tailor and seamstress. Their purpose was to hide their shame/nakedness.

G &T: Sewing
The ability to make clothes is indeed a rare gift. Current times present themselves as opportunities to explore this gift. This is because in addition to being a basic necessity of life, fashion is usually defined by clothes.

Questions to think on:
1. Do you have the gift/ability to make clothes?
2. What possible uses could one make out of the ability to make clothes?
3. Is there anyone around you who needs encouragement to explore this talent in their life?

Remain gifted.

(Note, G&T stands for Gift and Talent).