Embracing the Day

Embracing the Day

Then said she, Sit still, my daughter, until thou know how the matter will fall: for the man will not be in rest, until he have finished the thing this day.  Ruth 3:18

Boaz was on a mission of love.  Ruth was suspended hopeful in apprehension.  Naomi speaks words truth and comfort.  Ruth 3:18 is a description of Boaz and his relentless pursuit of the woman he loved.  He needed to secure the assurance that he, and not the closer kinsman, would marry Ruth.

“Who will I marry?” is on the mind of Ruth and perhaps you have pondered a similar BIG decision.  As Ruth is playing the “waiting game” that most of us do not enjoy, she is comforted by the words of Naomi.  Sitting still is difficult for most of us.  Waiting for the day, week, month, or year to unfold can be challenging!  “I can’t wait until…”  I have been guilty of saying this too.  “What is going to happen?” is a statement sometimes rooted in worry.  We should look ahead and live for eternity with “eternity’s values in view.”  While waiting, we are to strive to please the Lord in thoughts and actions.  A Godly woman waits patiently while embracing each day.

Think about the attributes Naomi gave to Boaz.  They are attributes any loving, motivated, and faithful man can have in his life.  A faithful man embraces the day the Lord has given to him.

What can we do in the day the Lord gives to us?  Here are 3 brief truths:

  • A faithful man who is on a mission will not rest until the mission is accomplished.
  • A faithful man who has a mission and job to accomplish will see it through until completion.
  • A faithful man will jump every obstacle, while not giving up hope, to accomplish his mission.

Embrace the day God has given to you.  Make the most of the moments you have with family, church ministry, and occupational work.  If you are a student, embrace the schooling days of your life to learn and grow.  Don’t’ look so far ahead that you miss serving God today.  Be relentless like Boaz in fulfilling the will of God and showing your love towards Him.

Whether waiting to see what happens or working until the day is over, be focused on making the most of the day the Lord has given you.  Embrace each day as a gift from God.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Published by Pastor Steve

Steve Harness and his beautiful wife, Natalie, are blessed with three children. They have served in ministry together for nearly 20 years and have been in Wilton, NY since 2009. Pastor Steve enjoys drinking Dunkin coffee and watching the New York Yankees baseball and Memphis Grizzlies basketball. Steve has a varied ministerial education, including a Bachelor of Bible from Pensacola Christian College, a Master of Ministry from Bethany Divinity Seminary, and a Ph.D. in Christian Counseling from Bethany. Currently, he is enrolled in the Master of Divinity (Christian Education) program at Mid America Baptist Theological Seminary. In addition to pastoring the Wilton Baptist Church, he is also the principal of the Wilton Baptist Academy in Wilton, NY. He serves on the board of the New York Association of Christian Schools. Both Steve and Natalie are thankful for each opportunity the Lord has given to them, and they desire to “serve the Lord with gladness” while seeing people saved and advancing in their walk with Jesus.

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