This is our B moment. Our moment to be still…to be fed by the Word of God…to be grateful.
Scripture reference: Proverbs 3:5-6 (KJV)
Today I want you to know that 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, which was surely the case for 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.
Orpah and Ruth 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 as though God is pulling you off the normal course, trust Him and embrace your new path.
Watch our demonstration of this idea on the Blues to Blessings YouTube channel today. As you do that, remember these words: “Trust in the Lord with all thine heart…and He shall direct thy paths.” Proverbs 3:5-6 (KJV)
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So today, trust that God is with you and lighting your way.