Friday, 29 February 2008

A New Perspective

some days ago; i finished the book of Ruth... it was indeed a wonderful journey; every verse and all four chapters were solid food... tantalizing to my spiritual taste buds.... God had a word/message for me at everypoint.... to think i almost thought "nah!" when i was lead at first!!

so the title of this post is A NEW PERSPECTIVE; and that is waht happened to me after i read sometging in the book of Ruth 4:6:

"then I can't redeem it" the family redemmer replied.
let me give the background gist that lead to the above verse. Ruth had lost her husband and father-in-law and brother -in-law; she journeyed with her mother-in-law Naomi to the country of her late husband... a country to which she would be foreigner; but her selflessness got her thinking about her mother-in-law's need for her than for her own NEED {a message on its own.}
Ruth begins to work on the field owned by Boaz; Boaz takes notice of Ruth... he askes about her from his workers they describe her as a woman of HONOR {another message on its own}- i digress: " proverbs 31 vs 30:
"charm and beauty is deceptive, and beauty does not last BUT a womn who FEARS the LORD will be GREATLY praised."
jewish custom says qulifies Boaz to marry Ruth so that her late husband's name would go on when she birth's her first son. but little problem; there is someone else in line before Boaz.
have you ever looked up to someone for something: be it their love, support, pressence, happiness for you .... and they failed to deliever.
have you ever watched the 'perfect' 'ideal' people /circumstances walk out of your life... come to a close even before you were ready for 'it' to end?
have you cried, cried because the people who were to stay left, the people who were to love despised, the people who were to support abandoned, the people who were to be committed betrayed.... THE 'ONES' FAILED....
and you think.... 'no one else left..." remember Boaz.
Boaz ent to meet the family redemmer before him and the man said "NO"... basically it would complicate his life.... Ruth was a problem to him... Ruth did NOT fit into his plans.... or was it that HE did NOT FIT into the plans God had for Ruth?!!!
am getting excited!
do not hold 'them' back; do not try to make 'it' fit.... when it has grown 'too old', 'too weak'... THEY HAVE TO SAY 'NO' SO YOUR BOAZ CN SAY 'YES'.
you have to let it go... let them go, give it up.... and let God have the space to bring nto your life the things the people he has ordained for you before time began!!
when the man said 'NO', Boaz said 'yes'; he could not say 'yes' tomarrying Ruth no matter how much he was intrested in it until the oppurtunity came up.... and the opurtunity ws hearing 'NO'.
No is a negative word.... but in the story of Ruth it was the best word that could be offered.
the blessing may begin with hearing 'NO'.
the gift may be wrapped in 'NO'
the testimony is born out of 'NO'
NO is often the key that unlocks the door to your God designed future.!!
so next time you are faced with a 'NO' smile something is about to happen....
ruth 4vs13,19-20:
so Boaz married Ruth and took her home to live with him.
when he slept with her, the LORD enabled her to become pregnant, and she gave birth to a son.
this is their family line beginning with their ancestor Perez:
perez ws the fther of hezron.
hezron was the father of Ram
Ram was the father of Amminadb
Amminadab ws the father of Nahshon.
Nashon the father of boaz.
Boaz the father of Obed.
Obed the father of Jesse.
Jesse the father of David.
imagine what Ruth would have missed out on had the other man said 'Yes'.... she would have missed out on being one of the leading ladies in the chronology of Jesus's family line!!
time 4 a new perpective.
his peace . chichi
dedicated to my 'number one' Fan!! {believer} LOL..


Believer said...

Chichi, I don't know what to say, all I can say is thank God for blogville. This word is really for's easy to thank God for the yeses (plural of yes in my dictionary..LOL!), but to thank Him for the no's ahh but I thank God because I know when he says no to the good it's because He wants to say yes to the BEST for us. Thanks for this post..n.b do u know about TERC? Please send me an email We needs to discuss

chichi said...

so i was in the sprit wen i said dis is dedicted to you!! no dnt knw abt TERC o! which 1 is dat? i av sent u a mail.

take care love.

Believer said...

hi sweety, i didn't get the email. can u send it to me again or give me your's if u don't mind. remain blessed

chichi said... but i don mail u alredi sha o!

ow u dey dear?

30+ said...

You know how many times I have read the book of Ruth but never saw that perspective.

chichi said...

@30+: hey hi-the word of God is like dat in it? something new all the time.