Lose yourself in total abandoned love today.
At this, she bowed down with her face to the ground. She asked him, “Why have I found such favor in your eyes that you notice me—a foreigner?”
Who are we that You would love us? We thank You for all of creation and especially for creating us in Your very image. Father, we are humbled before You in absolute amazement that You have chosen us. That you seek us still today. Use us to show Your love every where You take us.
Father, help us to be bold and confident in Your throne room. Give each of us an experiential knowledge of Your Presence in our lives. Help us to know without a shadow of a doubt that You are in us and we are in You. And, Father, as we take every step throughout our day, help us to be ever mindful of Your Presence as we reflect You to the world. Let it be on our face in humility that You would choose us.
Give us a contagious spirit and joy that others are attracted to.
Maybe others do not even know what it is about us that draws them near but as they come near, be the words we speak and the smile we have on our faces. Be with us so very much that we do not let one person pass by without the knowledge of Your words and Your kindness spilling forth from our actions.
Help us to never lose sight of everything that is, was and ever will be is because of Jesus Christ. Put us on our faces before You daily.
It is in His holy and mighty name that we pray.
Today’s Transformation Tip
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.
Let’s be like Ruth in our total devotion to Naomi.
Ruth was a foreigner, a Moabitess, from a land that worshiped many gods. Naomi was from Bethlehem and had moved with her husband to Moab with their two sons. One of their sons married Ruth. Misfortune hit their family hard. Naomi’s husband and both of her sons died leaving Naomi a poor widow with no family in Moab other than her two daughters-in-law.
Naomi decided to return to her homeland Bethlehem.
The verse above is Ruth’s response right after Naomi urges her daughters-in-law to return to their mothers and fathers. Ruth dug in her heels and said these wonderful words. “Where you go I will go, and where you stay I will stay. Your people will be my people and your God my God.” Here are some take-aways from this one verse:
- Naomi’s witness and faith had to be very strong to convince Ruth that Naomi’s God was worthy of being the only God to follow;
- Ruth was willing to leave behind all she ever knew to follow Naomi;
- Ruth’s loyalty to her mother-in-law is beyond reproach;
- God seeks all of us ~ regardless of where we’ve been, where we’re from, what we’ve done, or anything about our past; and,
- God seeks us often through the witness of others as He sought Ruth through her mother-in-law Naomi.
Ruth and Naomi are the perfect picture of us and Jesus. We should each aspire to have this total abandoned love for our Savior and we should each aspire to be the witness in others’ lives as Naomi was to Ruth.
Our Savior has this total abandoned love for us!!
As we meditate upon this abandoned love, allow God to transform your heart and your thoughts on how very special and cherished you are in His eyes.
Transformation begins in our heart.
Stay in the Light and Love always,