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FOLLOWING IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF FAITH, Thu, 2/28/2013

Thursday, February 28, 2013

RUTH, FOLLOWING IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF FAITH, Thu, 2/28/2013

Pursued By Grace Series

Ruth 3:3
GETTING READY TO MEET THE MASTER, Lesson 10a

To this point, Ruth's relationship with Boaz has been that of her servant and master. She has been gleaning in his fields, and he has been very kind to her, but the relationship is not what either of them wants it to be. All through the long harvest season, Ruth has contented herself with going to the field of Boaz and gleaning. Boaz has done everything in his power to let Ruth know that he wants a deeper relationship with her. He has gone above and beyond everything the Law required of him. He has gone out of His way to reach out to Ruth and be a blessing in her life. If the relationship is going to progress beyond where it is at the present, the next move is hers. These verses are all about the details of seeking to take their relationship to the next level. These verses tell us about how Ruth came to find herself at the feet of Boaz.

There are many people in our world who claim a relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ. They say they are saved and they enter His field on occasion to glean a little of His barley here and there, now and then. There are many in who feel that their relationship with the Lord Jesus has grown stagnant and isn't progressing as it should. All the while, Jesus has done everything in His power to let you know that He wants a deep, close, abiding relationship with you. After all, He died for you. If you are saved, He personally called you to Himself. If you are saved, He lives in your heart right now in the Person of the Holy Spirit. He wants you to be close to Him and He has done everything He can to make that a reality in your life. However, before that can ever become a reality for you, you are going to have to make the next move. I will remind that you are only as close to the Lord as you want to be! I would also remind you that there is a place for you at His feet.

Before Ruth could get the help she needed from Boaz, she had to make the proper preparations for that meeting. This verse details the preparations she was to make so that she could find herself at the feet of Boaz. As we consider what Ruth did to meet Boaz, we see some parallels with what we need to do if we would find ourselves at the feet of Jesus! Notice what Naomi told Ruth to do.

These verses tell us all of how to find ourselves there, at His feet, in that place of blessing, closeness and power. If you want to get to His feet; if you want to know Him, His presence and His power; then the truths contained in these verses will help you to begin to make that a reality in your life. These truths, if believed and implemented, will cause you to find yourself in your place at His feet. Let's think together for a moment about this thought: “Getting Ready To Meet The Master”.

INVOLVED RUTH'S CLEANSING

The first step was for Ruth to get as clean as she could. A little personal hygiene, both physically and spiritually, goes a long way! Before the believer can get to the feet of Jesus, there must be a period of personal cleansing. The life needs to be searched and anything that is displeasing to the Lord must be confessed, repented of and put aside, (1 John 1:9). God's method for dealing with sin is seen in Pro. 28:13. In Psa. 32:5, David dealt with his sins, where he fell short; his transgression, when he willingly stepped over God's boundaries; and his iniquities, the particular bent in his nature toward evil. He took all the necessary steps to come clean with the Lord. It could be physical, spiritual, or mental in nature. Paul says in Gal. 5:19-21, “19 Now the works of the flesh are evident, which are: ………. uncleanness, …… and the like; of which I tell you beforehand, just as I also told you in time past, that those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.”

TODAY’S VERSE!
Hebrews 13:5 (New King James Version (NKJV)

5 Let your conduct be without covetousness; be content with such things as you have. For He Himself has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.”[a]

TODAY’S HYMN!
“I Want To Be Ready To Meet Him” By: Adgar M. Pace (1938)

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You may have your worldly pleasures, your silver and your gold,
You may pile up all the riches that this old world can hold;
But I'd rather have my Saviour nd with Him firmly stand,
For I want to be more like Him and do His best command,
For I want to be ready to meet Him in the gloryland.
CHORUS:I want to be ready to meet Him by and by, REPEAT
I want to be more like Him and do His best command,
For I want to be ready to meet Him in the gloryland.

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You may talk about your riches, your diamonds and your pearls,
You may gain the wealth for ages of this and all the worlds,
But the Saviour is more precious with Him I'll take my stand,
For I want to be more like Him, and do His best command.
For I want to be ready to meet Him in the gloryland.
Chorus:
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There is one thing I can boast of salvation from the fall,
I'm an heir to wealth in glory, my Father owns it all;
That is why I'm shouting happy and go at His command,
For I want to be more like Him and do His best commnd.
For I want to be ready to meet Him in the gloryland.
Chorus:

TODAY’S PRAYER!
Heavenly Father, Loving God, You are so awesome! We know from Your Word that prayer isx the key to being set free from those things which would snare us, and prayer with fasting is even more powerful. Help to understand the authority and power that You give us in prayer to release Your power from heaven to see freedom manifest itself in our life, and in the lives of those for whom we pray. Thank You for the power of forgiveness when we pray and ask for it. Blessed be our God. These things we pray and ask in Jesus’ precious name. Amen!

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PS: My wife and I will be gone three days to attend a wedding in Corpus Christi, Tx, ( Fri, 3/1 thru Sun, 3/3). I’ll be back with continued lesson on Mon, 3/4. God Bless Everyone! Vic.

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NADINEL 3/2/2013 11:47AM

    Thank you for these wonderful lessons. I hope you and your wife are having a wonderful time. Have safe travels home.

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TPETRIE 3/2/2013 7:40AM

  Thankyou so much for this blog. Getting ready to meet the Master, will be with me always. Enjoy the wedding. God Bless.

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ANHELIC 2/28/2013 11:24PM

    Thank you Vic for a great lesson, hymn and prayer. We should all be getting ready to meet the Master. Praying is so powerful and our connection with God. He hears every prayer and answers in His time. May we all find ourselves at the feet of God and see His beautiful face looking down on us. We need to be connected closely dependant on Him. He loves each of us as His children.
Thank you Vic for the goodie and note. Have a safe trip and may God be with you and your wife as you travel to the wedding and back home again. God Bless you.

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RSSSLHB 2/28/2013 8:54PM

    emoticon Vic

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KMICHA 2/28/2013 6:10PM

    excellent teaching Vic! Thank you!

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JLLOVETT 2/28/2013 11:29AM

    Prayer is SO powerful! I pray all the time, when I wake up, when I'm driving, before and usually after eating, when I see an accident......and always I end my day in quite solitude with Him!

Thank you for the lesson.

Have a great trip and I will be praying our Lord keeps you safe!

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CHRISTIELYNNE 2/28/2013 10:01AM

    Enjoy your time away with family ! Blessings to all.

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LOOKINGUP2012 2/28/2013 9:13AM

    Thank you for the lesson. Enjoy the wedding. God keep you as you go out and come in.

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SWEETMAGNOLIA2 2/28/2013 8:29AM

    I am learning so much from this series on Ruth. What a blessing! Thank you so much, Vic. You and your wife enjoy your trip and time at the wedding. Praying for safe travel.

Comment edited on: 2/28/2013 8:30:54 AM

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MZLADY77 2/28/2013 8:13AM

    Amen! emoticon

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LINDAMARIEZ1 2/28/2013 8:07AM

    thank you for the lesson Vic! We need to be ready!
hugs

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EDITOR 2/28/2013 8:02AM

    Thank you for the goodie and note yesterday, Vic.

It is those that "claim a relationship" that my heart today desires to reach. I suppose I can believe they are getting ready to meet the Master and I might mind my own business. But we need to know how we can reach our audience here on SP and where He places our feet to trod in other venues. You do that, Vic. We will miss you while you are away but will know with a certainty that His power accompanies all footsteps of faith.

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TONYVAND1 2/28/2013 7:22AM

  Excellent study Vic. We do need to be ready to face the Master and we have such power through prayer to Him.

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JOANIE69 2/28/2013 7:20AM

    Oh WOW! What an encouraging word for the day!

"GETTING READY TO MEET THE MASTER" shall be on my mind all day now, and I pray every day of my life, as well!

emoticon Bless you, Joanie emoticon

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