God is intentional about your life
Today's Scripture: Ruth 2:1-3
Access to Divine Direction is one of the worries that come with believing God’s promises for our lives. This can be somewhat frustrating because we want to know what to do at every point in time and we do not want to make mistakes. God does not want us to either. How so?
In the book of Ruth, we understand the background and experiences of Ruth and Naomi in the first chapter. In chapter 2, poor Ruth decides to leave home in order to find a place to glean. Gleaning was a right granted to the poor (Leviticus 19:9-10) during that period. Farmers were not expected to gather the excesses of their harvest, but to leave them for the poor.
So, Ruth got up to go out in order to find a place to glean. She said, “Let me go out into the harvest fields to pick up the stalks of grain left behind by ANYONE who is kind enough to let me do it” (2, NLT emphasis mine). In verse 3, the Bible says, “and AS IT HAPPENED, SHE FOUND HERSELF working in a field that belonged to Boaz” (3, emphasis mine). Throughout the process, it looked like nothing divine was taking place because Ruth heard no voice nor prophecy. The outcome of Ruth and Boaz’s relationship however reveal that God was involved in the entire process.
Sometimes, divine direction is seen in the invisible hand of God. This is why it is important for you to consciously hand over your life, will, and desires to God. An understanding of God’s control of your destiny will help you take steps of faith even when God seems silent.
Prayer Point: Father, I hand over my life to you. Order my steps at every point of my life in this year. Help me to walk according to your will for my life, and lead me in the paths that please you in Jesus’ name. Amen.