Ruth 1:3-22 (NLT)
3 Then Elimelech died, and Naomi was left with her two sons. 4 The two sons married Moabite women. One married a woman named Orpah, and the other a woman named Ruth. But about ten years later, 5 both Mahlon and Kilion died. This left Naomi alone, without her two sons or her husband.
6 Then Naomi heard in Moab that the Lord had blessed his people in Judah by giving them good crops again. So Naomi and her daughters-in-law got ready to leave Moab to return to her homeland. 7 With her two daughters-in-law she set out from the place where she had been living, and they took the road that would lead them back to Judah.
8 But on the way, Naomi said to her two daughters-in-law, “Go back to your mothers’ homes. And may the Lord reward you for your kindness to your husbands and to me. 9 May the Lord bless you with the security of another marriage.” Then she kissed them good-bye, and they all broke down and wept.10 “No,” they said. “We want to go with you to your people.”11 But Naomi replied, “Why should you go on with me? Can I still give birth to other sons who could grow up to be your husbands? 12 No, my daughters, return to your parents’ homes, for I am too old to marry again. And even if it were possible, and I were to get married tonight and bear sons, then what? 13 Would you wait for them to grow up and refuse to marry someone else? No, of course not, my daughters! Things are far more bitter for me than for you, because the Lord himself has raised his fist against me.”14 And again they wept together, and Orpah kissed her mother-in-law good-bye. But Ruth clung tightly to Naomi. 15 “Look,” Naomi said to her, “your sister-in-law has gone back to her people and to her gods. You should do the same.”
16 But Ruth replied, “Don’t ask me to leave you and turn back. Wherever you go, I will go; wherever you live, I will live. Your people will be my people, and your God will be my God. 17 Wherever you die, I will die, and there I will be buried. May the Lord punish me severely if I allow anything but death to separate us!” 18 When Naomi saw that Ruth was determined to go with her, she said nothing more.19 So the two of them continued on their journey. When they came to Bethlehem, the entire town was excited by their arrival. “Is it really Naomi?” the women asked.
20 “Don’t call me Naomi,” she responded. “Instead, call me Mara,[a] for the Almighty has made life very bitter for me. 21 I went away full, but the Lord has brought me home empty. Why call me Naomi when the Lord has caused me to suffer[b] and the Almighty has sent such tragedy upon me?”22 So Naomi returned from Moab, accompanied by her daughter-in-law Ruth, the young Moabite woman. They arrived in Bethlehem in late spring, at the beginning of the barley harvest.
Ruth 1: 8 – 11
8 But on the way, Naomi said to her two daughters-in-law, “Go back to your mothers’ homes. And may the Lord reward you for your kindness to your husbands and to me.
9 May the Lord bless you with the security of another marriage.” Then she kissed them good-bye, and they all broke down and wept.
10 “No,” they said. “We want to go with you to your people.”11 But Naomi replied, “Why should you go on with me? Can I still give birth to other sons who could grow up to be your husbands?
Ruth 4: 13 – 17
3 So Boaz took Ruth into his home, and she became his wife. When he slept with her, the Lord enabled her to become pregnant, and she gave birth to a son. 14 Then the women of the town said to Naomi, “Praise the Lord, who has now provided a redeemer for your family! May this child be famous in Israel? 15 May he restore your youth and care for you in your old age. For he is the son of your daughter-in-law who loves you and has been better to you than seven sons!”
16 Naomi took the baby and cuddled him to her breast. And she cared for him as if he were her own. 17 The neighbor women said, “Now at last Naomi has a son again!” And they named him Obed. He became the father of Jesse and the grandfather of David.
Do you feel that god has called you to an impossible feat?
Perhaps you have been called to do something that is way out of your comfort zone, if so i have great news for you. Got specialize in doing the things that appear impossible to you and I.
27 Jesus looked at them intently and said, “Humanly speaking, it is impossible. But not with God. Everything is possible with God.”
When God calls us to do something we must immediately be obedient and start moving towards that calling: to do anything else is disobedience and rebellion.
1 Samuel 15: 22
But Samuel replied,
“What is more pleasing to the Lord: your burnt offerings and sacrifices or your obedience to his voice?Listen! Obedience is better than sacrifice, and submission is better than offering the fat of rams.23 Rebellion is as sinful as witchcraft, and stubbornness as bad as worshiping idols. So because you have rejected the command of the Lord, he has rejected you as king.”
Many times we become paralyzed with fear because in our MIND’S EYE we just can’t see the possibilities of what God is asking of us. We are too busy trying to mentally figure out the How, instead of just SAYING YES Lord. When our faith is weak we want to have the whole thing figured out before we are ready to move forward and take the next step.
We may feel inadequate or there may even be financial reasons holding us back.
Don’t forget you are simply to be the willing vessel.
The power and ability to do the work is from God.
The same God by the way, that already knows the plans that he has for you.
Psalms 32: 8
The Lord says, “I will guide you along the best pathway for your life.
I will advise you and watch over you.
Numbers 16: 28
28 And Moses said, “This is how you will know that the Lord has sent me to do all these things that I have done—for I have not done them on my own.
20 Now all glory to God, who is able, through his mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think.
Jeremiah 29 – 11
11 For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.
Sometimes the things that God asks us to do are very difficult emotionally and physically such as care for a loved one that is very Ill or to live in a marriage that has lost its Spark.
Your assignment may be to raise a strong-willed child, who seems to constantly be in trouble. Maybe you have to go to a job that you are no longer enthusiastic about, because the people you work with seem to stay on your last nerve.
Just know whatever God has ask you to do, in the long run will make you stronger if you willfully go through the process and most importantly if you will look for the lesson in it all.
Many times we fight experiencing the very thing that we will look back on as our greatest gift from God.
Although hard, these times can bring life ‘s sweetest blessings when it’s all said and done.
The greatest blessing of all is that when we go through things that God asked us to go through with a submissive willing and surrendered heart our relationship with him becomes so much more intimate and special. The process draws US closer to God.
When we are going through uncertainties we have to rely and depend solely on his guidance and directions for each step.
Ladies that’s when you are truly living in total obedience and at that point the impossible becomes possible because it’s all in his hands and He makes no errors.
If God has called you to do something that requires a large financial strain remember where God guides god also provides.
As God walks before you He even provides favor with those you have to have dealings with.
Genesis 39: 21 – 23
21 But the Lord was with Joseph in the prison and showed him his faithful love. And the Lord made Joseph a favorite with the prison warden. 22 Before long, the warden put Joseph in charge of all the other prisoners and over everything that happened in the prison. 23 The warden had no more worries, because Joseph took care of everything. The Lord was with him and caused everything he did to succeed.
2 When he saw Queen Esther standing there in the inner court, he welcomed her and held out the gold scepter to her. So Esther approached and touched the end of the scepter.
3 Then the king asked her, “What do you want, Queen Esther? What is your request? I will give it to you, even if it is half the kingdom!”
All that you need God will provide just trust and obey allow His will to be done.
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