Listen to the Message
 

Ruth 2:1-23
 
The story of Ruth is a story of redemption.
It happened because they put themselves in a position to be blessed by God.
Ruth is able to step into God's provision.
 
1. You need to take the first step.
  • She took the initiative for creating change in her life.
  • "Providence assists not the idle."
  • What can I do to get this process started?
  • You open the door to those God-ordained coincidences.
  • "As it turned out."
  • When you take the first step, you also open the door to God bringing the right people into your life.
  • Start moving in a direction that God can bless.
2. You need to remain humbly grateful.
  • He won't bless you and me to the point that we turn into spoiled brats.
  • If our circumstances change for the better, but we remain the same, then we will become worse.
  • Turn down the attitude of entitlement, turn up the attitude of humble gratitude.
3. You need to practice consistent persistence.
  • When Boaz showed his kindness to Ruth, Ruth was reaping the harvest of her kindness to Naomi.
  • You get all that God has to give in exchange for you giving Him all that you have to give.
  • Your everything may not be all that much, but you have to give it all in order to get in on the blessings of God.
  • The more consistent you are, and the longer you persist, the more He's able to bring blessings into your life.
  • The key word is step.