RECOGNIZE YOUR OPPORTUNITY FOR RESTORATION    Ruth 1:3-21

Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding in all thy ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct thy paths. Proverbs 3:5-6

Discouragement comes when people feel they have seen it all and most of it was really terrible! No matter what age you are, you have never seen it all. There are no graduations from the school of life other than death. No one knows how God will end His book, but He does tend to save the best for last. Israel didn’t recognize Jesus because they were so used to seeing what they had already seen. God had sent dozens of prophets and when He finally sends a king they failed to recognize Him. It is dangerous to assume that what you will see out of life will be similar to what you saw before. God has the strangest way of restoring purpose to your life. For Naomi, it was through a relationship she tried to dissuade. It is dangerous to keep sending people away. The very one you are trying to send away may have the key to restoring purpose and fulfillment to your life.

And Ruth said, Entreat me not to leave thee, or to return from following after thee: for whither thou goest, I will go;  and where thou  lodgest, I will lodge: thy people shall be my people, and thy God my God (Ruth 1:16)

God has the strangest way of restoring purpose to your life. (T.D. Jakes)

PRAYER LINE: Father, thank You for Your strength. You carry me when I am weak to overcome the storms of life.

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Be fully molded by the Potter

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