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The Bumpy Road

  • Ruth said, "Don't urge me to leave you, and to return from following you, for where you go, I will go; and where you stay, I will stay. Your people will be my people, and your God my God. Where you die, I will die, and there I will be buried. May Yahweh do so to me, and more also, if anything but death parts you and me." Ruth 1:16'17 WEB.

    Ruth and her mother-in-law Naomi walked along the bumpy road quietly, thinking about all that had happened to them. Elimelech, Naomi's husband, had died. Then Ruth's husband and his brother also died. Now, it was just the two of them left. Ruth and Naomi, and they were penniless.

    Naomi urged Ruth to turn back and go home to stay with her family, but Ruth clung to her. Ruth told Naomi, "Where you go, I will go, and where you stay, I will stay." Though she knew there would be trying times ahead for them, the path to Ruth's destiny was down that bumpy road. For God richly blessed Ruth after this and gave her another husband named Boaz. She became the grandmother of King David and is listed in the lineage of Jesus.

    Salmon became the father of Boaz by Rahab. Boaz became the father of Obed by Ruth. Obed became the father of Jesse. Jesse became the father of King David... Matthew 1:5-6 WEB.

    Sometimes our destiny lies down a difficult path. While on the way there, we are given a choice to turn back. So many turned back from following Jesus. Elisha was given a chance to remain behind several times before he received his double portion anointing. But if you stay the course, the reward will be worth it. God will fulfill His promises to you just as He did with Ruth, though the road can be bumpy along the way.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father, help me see the path You have for me clearly. Please give me the grace to face this day and victory over those who would harm me. In the name of Jesus Christ, I pray. Amen!

    Note: Ladies, today is Thankful Thursday at the "Ladies in Distress" group (our RHM women's group)! You are welcome to join in our weekly sharing of thankfulness for the Lord's presence and any blessings you may have experienced, big or small! "Ladies in Distress" is a private group, so if you have any problems joining, just post anywhere and we will help you :). Here is the link: Ladies in Distress


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Richard Mondello
Richard Mondello

In Jesus name I ask,Amen. 

Apr 8
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Maria Melendez
Maria Melendez

God Bless everyone  , talking about  bumpy road  .!!!

  

Apr 8
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Patricia Walker
Patricia Walker

Amen. Heavenly Father, Thank You for being my guide even if the road is bumpy.  With YOU I can do all things. Amen

Apr 8
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen Father You are my guide

Apr 8
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Dave and Sue Earlywine
Dave and Sue Earlywine

Jesus please guide us in the right path. Amen 

Apr 8
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Thaylor Grammont Jr
Thaylor Grammont Jr

Good morning Family, may the love of our Father rain on you and all that you do today. Amen....

Apr 8
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Yvette York
Yvette York

Amen Good Morning Everyone 

Apr 8
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!!

Apr 8
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Scott Riegelmann
Scott Riegelmann

Amen show me where you want me to go and I will go thank you for all my blessings, 

Apr 8
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Linda Clark
Linda Clark

Amen 

Apr 8
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Celeste Strenn
Celeste Strenn

Amen

Apr 8
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

I pray Your will be done, Amen.

Apr 8
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Cathy Webb
Cathy Webb

Keep me on the bumpy road, Lord, and help me see the path more clearly. AMEN

Apr 8
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Heavenly Father thank You for leading us through this bumpy road and for keeping us on track. Never leave or forsake us,we trust in You always, in Jesus Christ name we pray, Amen. Praise the Lord. 

Thank you Pastor, well received reminder, God bless you both. Amen. 

Apr 8
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Sharon Leonard
Sharon Leonard

Yes. this road is bumpy...

Jimmy is oit of hospital, he does have alot of issues. I've known Jimmy since 2002,  He and His wife.  She died about 6yrs ago. Jimmy has had many health situations. So I just PRAY for people I know that need them.

Thank you all for your Prayers. Appreciate it.

 

Apr 8
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

God let my remaining years be peaceful and helpful. Amen

Apr 8
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen!

Apr 8
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Yes amen Lord 

Apr 8
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Susan Petho
Susan Petho

Amen!

Apr 8
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Sherry McCosh
Sherry McCosh

Amen! God, please lead me in your will for my life. Help me to always follow your will, in the name of Jesus I pray.

Apr 8