Pastor D. pointed out that often we are impetuous and we do not wait on God. When we get off on the wrong exit or path we may miss the full blessings God has in store. God wants us to learn to hold steady and know that He has all things under control. God will lead us and bless us as we trust Him and walk in obedience just as He led, provided for and blessed Naomi and Ruth.
One of the worship songs we sang today is I am a Friend of God. I was struck that it fit with the sermon (I love how God does that!) because God showed Himself as a friend to Naomi and Ruth and has chosen to call us friend as well.
A Verse for Today:
Ruth 1:16 (NIV)
16 But Ruth replied, “Don’t urge me to leave you or to turn back from you. Where you go I will go, and where you stay I will stay. Your people will be my people and your God my God.
I pray today that I will be faithful in daily tasks and that I will be obedient to follow where God may lead me.