Tuesday, September 2, 2014

THE JOSHA CODE | WEEK 35

welcome back! hope you all had a very relaxing labor day (long) weekend and exciting start to college football season!?
i am loving the truths and takeaway from this weeks Joshua Code - i hope this verse brings light to you as well!
  

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“Entreat me not to leave you, Or turn back from following after you;
For wherever you go, I will go; And wherever you lodge, I will lodge;
You people shall be my people, and your God, my God.”
 
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PERSONAL RENEWAL BRINGS A NEW DETERMINATION
 When new things come to us, they can bring a new determination. We say to our Lord what Ruth said to Naomi,
"Entreat me not to leave you, or to turn back from following after you."
 

PERSONAL RENEWAL BRINGS A NEW DIRECTION
 A new direction is always a telltale sign of genuine renewal. We begin to become interested in the things in which Jesus was interested. As Ruth was to Naomi, so shall we be to Christ when personal renewal fills our heart. This kind of relationship brings a new determination and a new direction. Christ becomes the way we follow. Yes, He makes all tings new as we say to Him, "Wherever You go, I will go."
PERSONAL RENEWAL BRINGS A NEW DEPENDENCE
Ruth knew that home was in the middle of God's will.
When personal renewal comes, it is accompanied by a new degree of trusting the Lord to meet our basic needs.
  
PERSONAL RENEWAL BRINGS A NEW DESIRE
To love the Lord is to love His people and to find our fellowship among them. Among all the new things He brings at the point of our salvation it a new desire to say to Him, "Your people should be my people."
  
PERSONAL RENEWAL BRINGS A NEW DEVOTION
Ruth was giving up all she knew to follow Naomi's God, yet all Ruth knew from this God was suffering and sorrow. But Ruth also knew Naomi, and when she watched Naomi repent and set her face as a flint toward the right path, Ruth found not only a new direction and desire, but also a new devotion. Personal renewal brings a new devotion to our lives.
 
PERSONAL RENEWAL BRINGS A NEW DEDICATION
We need (...) dedication in following Christ. It costs us our life. Ruth would eventually die, as we all do. But first she would marry Boaz, and today she lives on in history and in heaven as an example for us all.
"Wherever you go, I will go; wherever you lodge, I will lodge;... Your people shall be my people, and your God, my God."
Yes indeed, He has a way of making "all things new" (Revelations 21:5).
 
 
As you memorize this verse, meditate on the wonder of how many things Christ has made new in you!
 
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1 comment:

  1. Thinking about newness always just makes me so happy. Thanks for the reminder!

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