Encouragement Nugget - Trust and Obedience!
Chosen by God!
“Around midnight Boaz suddenly woke up and turned over. He was surprised to find a woman lying at his feet! “Who are you?” he asked. “I am your servant Ruth,” she replied. “Spread the corner of your covering over me, for you are my family redeemer.” (Ruth 3:8-9 NLT)
Ruth obeys Naomi, doing all she told her to do. In doing so she reveals herself to Boaz and their family connection. She prevails on him as kinsmen redeemer to deal honorably with her.
Ruth trusted Naomi’s counsel and was obedient to it. This shows just how committed Ruth was to Naomi. This relationship is a foreshadow of what our relationship with Christ should look like. We should trust and obey Him in all areas of our lives. Sometimes what He tells us to do may not make sense but we must do it knowing that everything He tells us to do will work out for our good and His glory. He’s always focused on our character and making us more like Him.
This story is a reminder that we must not only trust God, we must obey Him. Trust without obedience is not trust. Like Jesus, we must be willing to say, not my will, but Your will be done in all things, Abba Father.
Abba Father, thank You for loving me so much You sent Jesus to make me Yours. Let me have a trusting heart and a willing Spirit that immediately obeys Your commands. Let me emulate Ruth in my obedience without questions and in many times without understanding. Give me the continual desire to do Your will and make You a priority in my life. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Be Encouraged! ❤
Leisa Wilkins Ministries
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