I came across one of the most amazing passages of scripture
today! It’s so beautiful, it makes my heart leap! I never noticed it
before but today, I noticed!
“Then she left, and went and gleaned in the field after the reapers.
And she happened to come to the part of the field belonging to
Boaz, who was of the family of Elimelech. “
(the last part is what I want you to see. It’s the amazing passage
“and she happened to come to the part of the field
belonging to Boaz, who was of the family of Elimelech! “
Don’t worry, I haven’t lost my marbles…haha
I love that phrase because it shows the beauty of how God
works in the lives of people! Let me explain,
I have written so much on Ruth. She is totally amazing and no, I
will not stop writing about her! 🙂 She is one of my favourite people
in the bible. So no surprises if I tell you I was reading Ruth today!
I shared on this particular scripture before but I got another
revelation today that I would like to share. In actual fact, it’s been
on my mind and heart the whole day. The truth it teaches is so
“So Ruth the Moabitess said to Naomi, “Please let me go to the
field, and glean heads of grain after him in whose sight I may find
And she said to her, “Go, my daughter.”
Then she left, and went and gleaned in the field after the reapers.
And she happened to come to the part of the field belonging to
Boaz, who was of the family of Elimelech.
Ruth 2:2, 3
I love this…..My heart jumps at how good God is.
Ruth thought she was simply going to glean grain but God
had much more in store for her. God was directing Ruth’s
steps in such an amazing way. On the surface, her gleaning
grain seemed so mundane, so ordinary but it wasn’t. In the mundane
God led her to the field of Boaz. At the time, she didn’t know
who he was. She had no idea she would be married to him.
He was a man of God and he would cherish her all the days
of her life.
She had no idea she would be a descendant of David and
Jesus Christ!!! She would be part of the lineage of Jesus Christ!
Wow….What an honor! All made possible by God who just
“happened” to lead her to the field of Boaz!
Her story teaches us that no step we take is aimless, of no
purpose! Every step we take has a purpose!
God is directing our every step. In the seemingly mundane
details of our lives, He is guiding us. He has carefully
prepared our every step.
Don’t take for granted the leading of the Lord. Don’t doubt He is
leading you to something amazing.
“A man’s mind plans his way, but the Lord directs his
steps and makes them sure. “
“Man’s steps are ordered by the Lord. How then can a
man understand his way? “
“The steps of a [good] man are directed and established by
the Lord when He delights in his way [and He busies Himself
with his every step].”
Today, I was reminded what it means to be led by God.
This is not a “nice” passage of scripture. A ‘feel good” passage.
This is truth and it’s alive, powerful and active. I was challenged
to believe, to have faith.
I declared, like Ruth, God is directing my steps!
God is directing our steps and that is amazing!
Like Ruth, He is directing your steps!
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And Saul built an altar to the Lord;
It was the first altar he built to the
Lord. 1 Samuel 14:35
Saul built an altar to God. It was probably the only
altar he built to God.
Why he built the altar is not really clear but the point
is this, he built an altar.
Saul building that altar almost seems out of context.
In fact, it’s so out of Saul’s norm that the word says,
“It was the first altar he built to God.”
Building an altar meant on a very rare
occasion Saul remembered God, he honored God!
It was one of those very rare occasions where
Saul put God first, where Saul stopped to thank
The altar that Saul built tells us a lot about where
his relationship with God was. He didn’t build altars
which meant something.
On the other hand let’s look at David.
Building an altar wasn’t out of context for him.
He built countless altars to God. That also said
something about his relationship with God.
David was a man after God’s heart. God was the
most important thing to him….
David and Bathsheba (2 Samuel 11:1-5)
David kills Uriah (2 Samuel 11:14-23)
In both these situations David repented to God.
He confessed his sins and asked God to forgive him.
His heart broke because of what he did.
David counts his people (2 Samuel 24:1-9)
After counting the people the word says:
David felt ashamed after he counted the people
and said to the Lord, “I have sinned greatly in
what I did! Lord, I beg you, forgive me for my
sin. I have been very foolish.”
2 Samuel 24:10
Once again David humbled himself before God.
He confessed his sin to God quickly!
David wants to build a house for God.
(2 Samuel 7:1-18)
Even in peace David still sought the Lord.
He never forgot Him!
This is what I am trying to show you,
We need to be like David who built countless
altars to God. He loved God so much. Yes,
he sinned many times but he always turned
to God. No matter how bad things got he
always turned to God and even in good times
he still turned to thank God!
Saul didn’t put God first a lot of the time.
Some would say he was proud. He believed
he could make it on his own. He was a skilled
warrior who was a “head taller” than everyone
else. (1 Samuel 9:2)
Whatever the case we must aim to be like
David who humbled himself before God.
He never relied on his own strength. Instead,
he relied on God and ALWAYS turned to
The goal is not to be David but it’s to take
those things that made his relationship
with God stronger and apply them to
The goal is not to discredit or attack
Saul but it’s to look at his life and
learn from his mistakes. We all sin
so attacking Saul would be foolish…
God wants us to put Him first….
Pride will always resist God.
We need to be humble and allow
God to lead us.
We humans keep brainstorming options and plans, but GOD ’s purpose prevails. (Proverbs 19:21 MSG)
What are you mulling over in your mind?
Things are not happening the way we thought so we plan in our mind……..
We don’t think things will work out so we look at our options………
We don’t trust God enough so we take matters in our hands…….
We are so full of fear and worry that we decide to do something, anything….
We can’t see our future and don’t understand all that God is doing so we get to work…….
As we have failed over and over again we have lost hope in God and have made a decision to do things on our own…..
BUT IN ALL THESE SITUATIONS THE WORD OF THE LORD IS CLEAR –
His purposes for us will prevail!!!!
We have a choice today, to follow our own path and purpose or to follow God’s purpose! But keep in mind that only one purpose will prevail, GOD’S PURPOSE!!
Our plans, ideas and purposes will fail because we are simply not capable to lead our selves. We were not meant to. Whatever you are going through know that God’s purpose for your life will prevail!! No plan originating of man will succeed. The day a man’s plan and purpose for your life is fulfilled know you are in trouble…… As I close know, His purpose for you will prevail. Throw away your plans, trust the Lord instead!