“Ruth the Moabitess said unto Naomi, Let me now go to the field, and glean ears of corn after him in whose sight I shall find grace. And she said unto her, Go, my daughter. And she went, and came, and gleaned in the field after the reapers: and her hap was to light on a part of the field belonging unto Boaz, who was of the kindred of Elimelech.” ~ Ruth 2:2-3
Ruth had no idea.. She didn’t just “happen” upon the field of Boaz who was kin to her deceased father-in-law, Elimelech. No, nothing just happens and truly God’s divine working in our lives is both a joy and a mystery. His plans are perfect.
God is constantly working with us to accomplish His purpose and plans.
“And they went forth, and preached every where, the Lord working with them, and confirming the word with signs following. Amen.” ~ Mark 16:20
God is constantly working in us to accomplish His purposes and plans.
“Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling. For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure.” ~ Philippians 2:12-13
God is constantly working for us to accomplish His purpose and plans.
“And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.” ~ Romans 8:28
With us, in us, and for us He is constantly working.
We fast and pray, we Read His Word, we seek His will, and then we make decisions (and sometimes we mess it up and make bad decisions); but it is God who orders our steps and the steps of those we encounter. In a vision, Ezekiel saw the works and plans of God depicted by a throne set on a “firmament” that was moved by “ a wheel in the middle of a wheel” (Ezekiel 1:16).
We can’t explain all of that, but thank You, God we can believe it and rely on it!
The phrase “wheel in the middle of a wheel” made me think of this song. Truly Jesus is my Rock, my Sword, my Shield…my Wheel in the Middle of the Wheel. He’s the Lily of the Valley, He’s the Bright and Morning Star!