The heart to pursue…

Ruth 2:2-3, 6-7 “So Ruth the Moabitess said to Naomi, ‘Please let me go to the field, and glean heads of grain after him in whose sight I may find favor.’ And she said to her, ‘Go, my daughter.’ Then she left, 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 family of Elimelech. … So the servant who was in charge of the reapers answered and said, ‘It is the young Moabite woman who came back with Naomi from the country of Moab. And she said, “Please let me glean and gather after the reapers among the sheaves.” So she came and has continued from morning until now, though she rested a little in the house.'”

Of all the things important to young ladies who love Jesus with their whole hearts, activitely serving Him and His Body should be very near the top. Sovereignly for us, Jehovah-Jireh provides the heart to pursue my, your, our present ministry. Opportunities to work, to serve, to share Jesus and to give are all ready if I am only willing to go out to them and labor. The corner of the field Ruth came upon was ripe and ready for harvest. In fact, it was specifically for gleaners like herself (see Leviticus 19:9-10). Likewise, GOD has a place prepared in His harvest for me to labor. The desire and the initiative to leave what is comfortable and go amongst strangers for the sake of ministering to those in need is also something provided by GOD. It’s by no means a part of our human nature, but rather the result of His Spirit working in me to produce a daughter like His own dear Son.

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