Tuesday, April 14, 2020

The Book of Ruth.

Sometimes situations come up, and they remind me of how far God has brought me from the past.
I think of the Book of Ruth, and how she left everything she knew to follow her mother in law, Naomi, to a completely new land.

Ruth said to Naomi, "for whither thou goest, I will go; and where thou lodgest, I will lodge: thy people shall be my people, and thy God my God: Where thou diest, will I die, and there will I be buried: the Lord do so to me, and more also, if ought but death part thee and me."

Ruth's devotion to Naomi was unwavering.
I can only hope to be as devoted to my heavenly Father.
No matter what has happened in my past.
No matter what I was comfortable with, as opposed to sinlessness.
No matter what I chose to do in the former years of my life....
I decided to choose to follow God.

I have confessed all the former things, and God has forgiven me.
In the Book of Ruth, 2:12 it says: The Lord recompense thy work, and a full reward be given thee of the Lord God of Israel, under whose wings thou art come to trust.
What a lovely verse....under whose wings thou art come to trust.

Those words give me comfort, especially when I think of those years I spent without God in my life.
Another verse that I love is Joel 2:25 And I will restore to you the years that the locust hath eaten.
He surely makes all things new~~~~I just needed to trust and follow Him.

The past is gone, and I have new life in Jesus Christ.
Joel 2:32 And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be delivered...
Thy Word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.  Psalms 119:105.
Years ago, my life changed when I asked Jesus into my heart.  
Like Ruth, I left the things that I knew behind, and chose new life in Christ Jesus.
It was a process, and still is.....it was a decision I made, not a feeling.
When situations come up that, in the past, would cause feelings of fear and doubt, I stand on that decision I made to follow and trust God, my Father, the Giver of Life!!


  1. I was just thinking about you, and this post popped up! It was a lovely post and may I always follow Jesus the way He wants me to! I am truly a different person, having Jesus as my Savior has given me true life and joy.
    I have been singing Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus, brings me great comfort!
    Love, Roxy xoxo

  2. It is truly wonderful knowing that Jesus remembers our sins no more, they are gone. He paid the price and we are set FREE.

  3. So beautifully shared, dear sister in Christ. I received my Lord and Savior at an eary age, but my sin was just as bad as the harden criminal, and I deserved death just as much, but he looked down in mercy and saved a young girl, who gave her life in surrender to do God's work, and sure enough, in God's time I fell in love with a man going into the ministry, and have served with, and stood by as his helper for over 50 years in churches. Now retired, we still serve our Lord...Thanks for reminding us of our own story as you share yours. Love and hugs

  4. So sweet and beautiful. I love the basket with the cottage piece and eggs. Adorable.

  5. It would be a different world if I didn't have Christ and his words in my life. I trust and believe all his promises are true. He will be with us always. When I am weak, He is great ! Your Easter basket is delightful as are your words today! Happy Easter! He is risen!

  6. What a beautiful testimony and post. God is good and I love all of the scriptures... Take care and be blessed.