Forsaking All I Trust Him – Day 25

August 10, 2011

Have you ever stopped to think about your trust’s  testimony? Others are watching you when times are tough to see where you placec your trust and find your refuge.

And Boaz answered and said to her, “It has been fully reported to me, all that  you have done for your mother-in-law since the death of your husband, and how you have left your father and your mother and the land of your birth, and have come to a people whom you did not know before. The Lord repay your work, and a  full reward be given you by the Lord God off Israel, under whose wings you have come for refuge.”

Ruth 2:11-12

Perhaps you know the story of how this Moabite woman chose to forsake the refuge of her Moabite family to find refuge in the God of Israel after her husband died. She was committed in her relationship with her mother-in-law and vowed to serve her in her own land.

Not only did her commitment to trust in God catch her future husband’s attention but it had been reported throughout the area! Deep trust is rarely developed on the mountaintop, but more likely it’s developed in the valleys of suffering and sorrow.

This word trust means “to find refuge.” That means that  we are in need of protection and provision. It means we are being deluged by negative circumstances.  Every leader needs financial and human resources to reach their goals. Our commitment to trust or find refuge in God must always precede those resources.

Sometimes we are working on getting what we need before making a commitment to trust in God. What we seek first tells us what we trust or find refuge in. When we go to people first, or look to our own abilities first we’re not trusting God first.  Forsaking all means we forsake trusting anything ahead of or first before God.  We don’t find refuge in the resources of others or ourselves. We find refuge in God and He may very well use others or our own resources.

Ruth first committed herself to God and then the resources became available. Little did she know that her commitment to trust God would be rewarded with an adoption into the royal blood line of not only Israel’s King but the Savior and messiah of the world!

The moment a person commits their trust in God, heaven begins to move on our behalf.  Unforeseen incidents, meetings, persons, and material assistance – which no one could ever dream up – begin to occur.

Our pride can blind us when it comes to misplacing our trust. We trust ourselves and others thinking that we’re trusting in God, and then blame Him for being untrustworthy. We know where our trust is placed by what is first place in our lives.

We can find refuge, shelter and relief in daily time spent under the shadow of His wings Let’s put Him first by forsaking our dependency on our efforts and place our trust in Him.

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