May the Lord repay you for what you have done. May you be richly rewarded by the Lord , the God of Israel, under whose wings you have come to take refuge.”
Ruth 2:12 NIV
Coming Back To God
I am someone who left God , went back to sin …. got destroyed … and then came back to God… And this is what I learned from Ruth.
It Doesn’t Matter
When I was sin I used to date drug dealers and men who were in gangs. Actually I left God and yet He was still calling me … telling me to return unto Him. And I did… but I had to deal with the natural consequences of my sin.
When Boaz had finished eating and drinking and was in good spirits, he went over to lie down at the far end of the grain pile. Ruth approached quietly, uncovered his feet and lay down. In the middle of the night something startled the man; he turned—and there was a woman lying at his feet! “Who are you?” he asked. “I am your servant Ruth,” she said. “Spread the corner of your garment over me, since you are a guardian-redeemer of our family.” “The Lord bless you, my daughter,” he replied. “This kindness is greater than that which you showed earlier: You have not run after the younger men, whether rich or poor. And now, my daughter, don’t be afraid. I will do for you all you ask. All the people of my town know that you are a woman of noble character.
Ruth 3:7-11 NIV
Marriage Is Beautiful
I guess when it comes to marriage I’m kind of like the Apostle Paul. I never wanted to be married because I was always able to take care of myself. I never needed anyone and I was kind of prideful about it… Until I lost everything … I never knew how mean people can be when your heart is broken because I always had money… I used money to fill voids of pain and accept my hurt when it was gone…
But How Does This Relate To Ruth
Ruth lost her husband and had to leave her family.. (Ruth 1:16-17) she had to leave something that was dead and trust God through poverty, through work, and a new found faith. What is dead in your life ? I know for me my old life in California , my wealth , and my dreams are dead… and I have left my family like Ruth … and somehow I have to faith it and gather the strength like Ruth to move forward ..
I love Ruth’s character … because let me tell you dating thugs and drug dealers are not it honey .. trust me I know from experience.
Boaz was a older man I believe and that’s beautiful. Because of Ruth I have lost the desire for a worldly man. A man that fears God, loves the Bible, and is stable is a good man. Not these stupid rappers and drug dealers… that’s a fantasy that I dont want.
I have learned like Gomer … you can leave God and be with men that buy you things but the moment … you hold your ground and your foundations of God kick in they are going to leave you. A man that loves God is a man for me. Christian men (real Christian men not pretenders) are the men that women should desire…. who wants a thug when you can have God ?
After the Sin
You’re left with a broken heart…. but if you work and trust God like Ruth HE (Psalm 24) will redeem you.. God I thank you in advance …
Think about your dating choices as a Christian because they matter. Dont pursue thugs, drug dealers , rappers, and men who ONLY talk about money.
Focus on God… if God sends you a prophet as a husband love him…dont make fun of him for loving God…. if He sends a witness as your husband love him… because trust me life of the other side of recovery isn’t easy. Think before you act in your relationships and ask for wisdom.
Amen ? Amen.
By His Grace ❤
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