This is our B moment. Our moment to be still…to be fed by the Word of God…to be grateful.
Scripture reference: Psalm 119:2 (MSG)
Today I am out of the studio, but I am encouraging you that the pull on your heart may be from God.
Sometimes, God will lead you off the normal course and onto a different path. As often as we turn to God for direction, He is also guiding us—sometimes in the form of a gentle pull on our hearts.
This was surely the case with Ruth. After Naomi lost her husband and her two sons, she felt abandoned by God, so she decided to return to her hometown. Before Naomi left, she told her two daughter-in-laws, Orpah and Ruth, that she was planning to return home.
However, Ruth and Orpah didn’t want Naomi to return home alone, so they insisted on going with her. Naomi thought it was too much of a sacrifice, so she declined their offer. Eventually, Orpah relented and told Naomi to return home alone. Yet Ruth insisted on staying with her.
What’s interesting is that Ruth was from Moab, and the Moabities served other gods. Therefore, Ruth would not only be leaving her home and family and friends, but she would even be leaving her way of worship. Yet she decided to trust the pull on her heart and leave her normal course for the path God was leading her toward.
While Orpah faded into history, Ruth would go on to marry Boaz and become the great-grandmother to King David. So if you feel your heart being pulled in a different direction, trust that God may be setting forth a new path, designed just for you.
As you think about that, remember these words: “You are blessed when you follow his directions, doing your best to find him.” Psalm 119:2 (MSG)
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So today, respond to that pull.