This is Zariah my beautiful granddaughter our PRINCESS! Of the one thousand pics that I probably have of her this is my favorite one. It looks like she is looking up to God in prayer and "that smile," reminds me of Psalm 100:4-5 Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name. For the Lord is good; his mercy is everlasting; and his truth endureth to all generations. I guess I am still feeling THANKFUL after the Thanksgiving holiday because God is so GOOD! This morning the Holy Spirit led me to the story of Ruth. Ruth is a Moabite woman who marries a Judean immigrant named Mahlon. When Mahlon dies she becomes a childless woman who accompanies her mother-in-law Naomi back to her country. Ruth told Naomi, "your God will be my God." Naomi was bitter and she was hurt and she said to the women in her country not to call her Naomi, but call her Mara, because the Almighty has made my life very bitter and made her empty; meaning she had lost her husband and her sons so their would be no more descendants in her family or bloodline. I have read this book in the bible so many times and in most cases I heard it preached in reference to Ruth finding her Boaz. But today the Lord pointed out to me that Ruth was ALWAYS protected by his grace. Because of her faithfulness to her mother-in-law Naomi and her trust in God Ruth was protected under the WINGS of God during this entire book. When Ruth was in the field she was granted the grace to glean ears of corn with Boaz's handmaids on the same fields. Boaz charged the young men in the field not to touch her and he graced her to drink and eat with all the other reapers. Ruth was a stranger in a country that was not her own. But she was under the wings of God in this country that she did not know. Ruth 2:12 The Lord recompense thy work, and a full reward be given thee of the Lord God of Israel, under whose wings thou art come to trust. When Naomi instructed Ruth to go and lie at Boaz feet, since he was a kindred to her husband out of her loyalty to Naomi she did so. However, Boaz was not the next of kin, so before he could marry her it was proper that he take the matter to his cousin who was nearer in kin and see if he first would take her hand in marriage. Boaz was sure to protect the anointing on Ruth's life. Ruth 3:11 says, "And now, my daughter fear not; I will do to thee all that thou requirest: for all the city of my people doth know that thou art a virtuous woman. Boaz advised Ruth to go back to Naomi until morning but to make sure no one saw her and let it be known that she was at the threshing floor. Boaz married Ruth and they had a son named Obed who was the grandfather of King David, so Naomi's bloodline was protected for many generations to come. The Lord said not only will he lead you to your Boaz; but he will protect you, your anointing and your bloodline while doing so. Psalms 91:4 He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust: his truth shall be thy shield and buckler. Trust God ladies that not only will he lead you to the man he has just for you but he will protect you while doing so.
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