Christianity, Life, Love, Personal Journey

Amazing Daily Devotional with Mr. Jeffrey A. Hale ♥

🎶 Your eyes got me dreamin
Your eyes got me blind
Your eyes got me hopin
That I’ll be holding you close tonight
Your eyes got me dreamin
Your eyes got me blind
Your eyes got me hopin
That I’ll be holding you close tonight🎶

While reading the story of Ruth again today, I thought about the moment when their eyes met that fateful night. Many of us know the story of Ruth. She was a Moabitess who followed her mother in law Naomi to Israel. At Naomi’s suggestion, Ruth waited until Boaz has fallen asleep after threshing, uncovered his feet, and laid down beside them. Why would Ruth do that? Ruth was not just single, but she was a widow. Despite Boaz admiring her for her care of Naomi (and perhaps the fact that he was older than her), he may have been hesitant to pursue because of her time of mourning. By uncovering his feet and speaking to him the next morning, Ruth let him know that she wanted him to be her kinsman redeemer. But the choice belonged to Boaz. He could accept or he could refuse. Had he refused, Ruth and Naomi would have lived destitute lives but because of Boaz’s character and his care for those who worked for him, he clearly showed that he would step into the rescue. YeHovaH/God turned this seemingly bad situation into a marriage that would continue the lineage of the Messiah. Today Facebook friends, read Ruth 3:3, It is where Naomi tells Ruth to wash, anoint herself with oil, and then go down to Boaz. This is the fateful night when Boaz turns his eyes to her. In the same way, we want YeHoVaH/God’s eyes to turn to us. So how do we turn His eyes to us? We cleanse ourselves and adorn ourselves with the fragrant oil of the the Holy Spirit. Thus, the way to make yourself beautiful and live a life of sweetness is to live in the Spirit of YeHoVaH/God. It is only the Spirit of Him that can make a life truly sweet and beautiful. So take some beauty tips from Ruth today, bathe and cleanse yourself in YeHoVaH/God’s grace, apply the Spirit to your life liberally. Then go right into the presence of your Beloved, your Kinsman Redeemer and your life will be filled with His sweetness. Amen?

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