Hello, you!! So glad you stopped by. I hope you will be blessed somehow by today’s writings. You are in my prayers, friends.
- Last week Ruth and Naomi had just started off on their trek back toward Naomi’s homeland, Israel.
- Last week we took a dive into what could have been running through the minds of these two godly women.
I want to take a pause before we arrive in Israel with them. I want stop and tary. I want to let not only the facts sink in, but let this part of the story, of loyalty and selflessness steep in my heart. Thanks so much for joining me, friend. You too, have been loyal and I do not take you for granted.
In saying that, I do apologize for posting late. Since our own move to another town, things haven’t gotten quite adjusted as fast as I thought. More on that later – let’s see what is true about the situation and the characters we are honing in on.
Here are some truths we can pull out from what we know so far:
- Ruth & Naomi are a great example of what a good, healthy relationship looks like.
- They did not have to have the same background, culture or be the same race or age to live in close fellowship with one another.
- Through possible tensions and stresses, it appears they stayed committed to watering their relationship.
- Naomi did not let her grieving process or frustrations and questions to God happen only when she was alone. She must have been been fully real, with God and herself in the midst of Ruth too.
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“Softness equals bravery, not weakness.” – Tweet
“Don’t be afraid to let younger people see your weaknesses.” – Tweet
“Tender hearts teach us things.” – Tweet
“Sensitivity leaves room for pliability.” – Tweet
“A heart not stuck in its own way is going the right direction.” – Tweet
Lesson from today:
“God’s living presence in a relationship overcomes differences that might otherwise create division and disharmony.”
” ‘Don’t make me leave you, for I want to go wherever you go, and to live wherever you live; your people shall be my people, and your God shall be my God.‘ ” Ruth 1:16
I pray we can be willing vessels as Ruth and Naomi were. That we can feel free to share our true hearts in our relationships. That we can be soft and pliable, rather than tough, hard plastic – unmovable, unchangeable. Help us Father, to be open to a journey that you have set before us, even if it doesn’t make logical sense. Even if the masses question us. Help us to lean in on You to gain strength. We love you, Father. We praise You. Thank You for Your living Word. In Jesus name, Amen.
***Join me again next Tuesday for more gleaning in the fields. Next week I am excited to share something I found that made me as giddy as a kid with a 3 scoop cone on a hot summer day!
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