We can learn from Ruth's example about how to operate from a Kingdom perspective. Experiencing the fullness of the blessings of God does not happen by osmosis. It is not by luck, chance, "good karma", or happenstance. One cannot be lazy, presumptuous, or have a sense of entitlement. We must actively partner with heaven.
Despite Ruth and Naomi's seemingly bleak circumstances, Ruth made a decision to get up, go, and do hard work. Ruth willfully got up and went to the harvest fields. There was nothing glamorous or easy about the job Ruth decided to take on. Yet that decision catapulted her into her destiny. The moment she walked onto the field she walked into a place of influence, provision, blessings, protection, and redemption.
Are we willing to do the hard work? It may not mean working in a field, but it may mean working in the field of our heart, our mind. Are we willing to do the hard work to overcome feelings of shame or inferiority? Are we willing to do the hard work of to overcome an addiction? Are we will to do the hard work to sever a toxic relationship? Are we willing to let our nay be nay? Are we will do to the hard work to not enable or be co-dependent? Are we willing to do the hard work in a seemingly hopeless relationship? Are we willing to do the hard work in our families? Are we willing to roll up our spiritual sleeves and get our hands dirty? Are we willing to break a spiritual sweat?
Anyone in the Bible who did anything significant in the Kingdom of God worked! Noah, Moses, Joseph, Deborah, Gideon, David, and on and on. What they endeavored to do worked--because they worked! This same concept works today. And, in God's infinite love, wisdom, mercy, and grace, He equips us to do the hard work. When we make a decision that we are not going to be complacent, bitter, lazy, or indifferent but rather make a decision to get up, go, and do--all of heaven will agree and we will be unstoppable! We will begin to experience life on another level.
It will work...if YOU work it!
Father, I thank you for your word. I thank you for the example of Ruth--her humility and willingness to do the hard work. I thank you that you have given us a spiritual key to experience miracles and blessings. Thank you that you have given me grace to do the hard work in my life so that I may experience life on another level. In Jesus' name, Amen.