Monday, January 14, 2008

Ruth Revealed

Okay, so it is the only title I could think of on only one cup of coffee. However, besides my very wise sister-in-law, did anyone figure out my question? I knew the answer, thought I'd throw it out there and see. Ruth, at the feet of Boaz is a beautiful picture of submission. It was a marriage proposal and was the culture, but it certainly is a good reminder of how we need to submit to God in our lives. I'm pretty sure the Lord is speaking to me. I like the obvious!! I have been feeling the Lord's leading me in my life to something different, didn't know what, but I have gotten alot of confirmation this past weekend, and I always tell the Lord, that I need obvious. Well, as always He comes through. I won't go into details here, but I have been asked to teach(possibly sooner than I thought)the Precept class at our church. Something which I really feel the Lord's leading,then I would have to give up teaching my small group(which I love). However, read a devotional this morning and the verse was John 15:1-2. Where it says, "I am the true vine, and My Father is the vinedresser. Every branch in Me that does not bear fruit, He takes away, and every branch that bears fruit, He prunes it so that it may bear more fruit." The devotion went on to talk about changes in our lives, and how God brings those about, so we can move perhaps to an area that we will be more effective. The Lord does not train his people for no reason. Please pray, as I continue to listen for the Lord's leading. The class I have been asked to teach in on Covenant, talk about diving into the deep end!! But, I know through my weakness, he is made strong. I feel very inadequate to teach such a subject, but it sure would be Christ in me. God's perfect timing is everything!!
For His Purpose,

1 comment:

Hicks Family said...

Sorry---didn't know I was 'taking the bait'. Next time, I'll keep my comments to myself. :)