Determined and Blessed

Do you want to be blessed far more than you can comprehend? Do you have any idea how you can be blessed in such a way? If you knew, would you do what was necessary? We often like to think we will, but will we really?

We all want to be blessed richly. We often ask God to bless us. God hears our prayers. He decides how and when to bless us. His timing is perfect. He also rewards those who are willing to follow His plan.

Most of us are unwilling to go through the tiring work required. That may sound odd. We hear that God blesses us when we ask. We hear that God is a loving God. And all that is true. Yet, we must remember that God is also a just God, which means He doesn’t bless us regardless of what we do.

Ruth is a prime example of how we can be blessed beyond our wildest dreams if we follow God’s plan for our lives. She dedicated herself to her mother-in-law, Naomi. She moved from her country to the home country of Naomi. She stayed by Naomi’s side regardless of what the consequences may have been for her. She followed the God of Naomi. God saw her dedication and blessed her for it.

Ruth ended up in the family tree of both King David and, ultimately, Jesus. She married Boaz because she was fending for Naomi and herself and she bore a son named Obed. She followed the instructions of her mother-in-law. She continued to go where God called her to go. This resulted in God blessing her in a way she could not have imagined.

I pray we all follow God’s plan for our lives. I pray we submit to God’s will, doing what He asks us to do. I pray each of us will seek God’s plan for our lives and are blessed beyond our wildest imagination. Seek God’s plan for your life. Follow God’s plan. Submit to His will. Be blessed in ways you cannot imagine.

Ruth 14:18, 21-22 This, then, is the family line of Perez:

Perez was the father of Hezron, …

Salmon the father of Boaz,

Boaz the father of Obed,

Obed the father of Jesse,

and Jesse the father of David.

Published by martypressey

Marty is a Pastor, retired Marine and dedicated Christian who has taught adult Bible classes and preached for 20 years. He currently serves as pastor of 3 United Methodist Churches. He believes being well-grounded in the Scriptures is key to living a better life. He brings a layman’s viewpoint to all his classes and sermons, helping others understand how to apply Scripture to their daily lives. When he sees others understand the message of a particular passage, it brings him great joy. He has seen his faith increase exponentially over the years; fully believing God has a plan and is executing it. He feels blessed to be part of that plan.

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