Tuesday, October 14, 2008

take action

at bible study, we are studying the book of ruth. can i just say right now, ruth is a pretty bomb woman. her husband, brother-in-law, and father-in-law died, leaving her with naomi, her mother-in-law, and orpah, her sister-in-law. naomi told rught and orpah to go back to their home towns and marry again, but ruth didn't. she clung to naomi and took care of her. she went to bethlehem, which was not her home. she has to start all over and might not get married again. going back to her home town would mean security, but she didn't want security. she knew naomi's god is the true God, and she followed him. right when naomi and ruth got to bethlehem, ruth was tired so she kicked back and turned on hgtv and told naomi to make her some popcorn. just kidding. she went to the fields to gather the grain that the field workers had missed. this was a very low and humbling thing to do, but she did it, because she needed to take care of naomi. ruth saw what needed to be done, and she did it. this seems like a pretty simple concept, but how often do we actually do this? for me, i don't do it enough. many times i am too wrapped up in my own life, and bother to think that other people have needs that need to be taken care of. it is time to be more observant, and more take action. what i like about ruth is that she submitted herself to god's will, but she didn't sit around waiting for him to bring an opportunity to her. god wants us to get up off our couches and take action, do something with our priveledged lives, and actually make a difference.

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