Dedicated to the Glory of God Amighty and the Lord Jesus Christ

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Thursday, February 17, 2011

NEW POSSIBILITIES

So she set out and went and gleaned in the field after the reapers, and she happened to come to the part of the field belonging to Boaz, who was of the clan of Elimelech (Ruth 2:3). 

When you start taking those first steps of faith, you open the door for good things in your life. For example, you open the door to those God-ordained coincidences. This happened to Ruth.
The writer of Ruth used this phrase “she happened to come to the part of the field belonging to Boaz” in a coy manner. The writer emphasized that this is one of those coincidences that is no real coincidence. God made it happen as in Romans 8:28. God is ultimately in control of all things.
 
In a couple of weeks, I will go with two others from our church to Nigeria to see how God has been at work with the people group we have adopted. We’ll be working out a partnership with a church there to enhance the work. It’s not a happenstance that a Nigerian Baptist congregation will likely come alongside us to reach this people group. God has been working this out all along. We’ve been obedient in our work in Nigeria for the past several years. We’re joining God in what He is doing.
 
When you take the first step, you enable God to bring new possibilities into your life. Your life is no longer a series of unrelated random events; by God’s design, He will lead you to the place you need to be at the moment you need to be there.
 
When you take the first step, you also open the door to God bringing the right people into your life. It was because Ruth was willing to work in the fields that she met Boaz. Boaz was the owner of the field, and he arrived on the scene late that morning, took one look at Ruth, and apparently could not think of anything else. The rest is history.

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