Our Daily Manna 28 October 2020 – THINK COMMUNITY! DISCOVER YOUR NAOMI! – 1
BASIC SCRIPTURE: RUTH 1: 1-11
1 Now it came to pass in the days when the judges ruled, that there was a famine in the land. And a certain man of Bethlehemjudah went to sojourn in the country of Moab, he, and his wife, and his two sons.
2 And the name of the man was Elimelech, and the name of his wife Naomi, and the name of his two sons Mahlon and Chilion, Ephrathites of Bethlehemjudah. And they came into the country of Moab, and continued there.
3 And Elimelech Naomi’s husband died; and she was left, and her two sons.
4 And they took them wives of the women of Moab; the name of the one was Orpah, and the name of the other Ruth: and they dwelled there about ten years.
5 And Mahlon and Chilion died also both of them; and the woman was left of her two sons and her husband.
6 Then she arose with her daughters in law, that she might return from the country of Moab: for she had heard in the country of Moab how that the Lord had visited his people in giving them bread.
7 Wherefore she went forth out of the place where she was, and her two daughters in law with her; and they went on the way to return unto the land of Judah.
8 And Naomi said unto her two daughters in law, Go, return each to her mother’s house: the Lord deal kindly with you, as ye have dealt with the dead, and with me.
9 The Lord grant you that ye may find rest, each of you in the house of her husband. Then she kissed them; and they lifted up their voice, and wept.
10 And they said unto her, Surely we will return with thee unto thy people.
11 And Naomi said, Turn again, my daughters: why will ye go with me? are there yet any more sons in my womb, that they may be your husbands?
Welcome to today’s devotional encounter with the God of times and seasons! Ruth I: 11 says: “And Naomi said,Turn again, my daughters: why will ye go with me? Are there yet any more sons in my womb, that they may be your husbands?” Note the words: “TURN AGAIN.” She was putting the interest of the two women first! The Lord is speaking to you today about the secret of community thinking pulting others first! lt is by putting ofhers first that you can discover your name – NAOMI – SWEETNESS! When you put others lirsl, the Naomi in you will manifest! Note also the words:”YOUR WAY in Vs. 12: Turm again, my daughters, go your way; for I am too old to have a husband. If I should say, I have hope, it should have a husband also tonight, and should also bear sons… Oh, I love the words; YOUR WAY! YOUR WAY! YOUR WAY! Not “MY WAY!” “MY WAY! “MY WAY She also used the words “TOO OLD! You would have expected that because she was very old, she would have been selfish to allow the two young ladies to follow her! She could have turned these two young women into “NURSES” by allowing them to follow her! The normal selfish person would have done this to these women by telling them to follow her with the hope ol linding a husband. So as you put the interest of others first, the NAOMI in you will manifest! Job’s captivity was tumed when he prayed for his friends.
THINK COMMUNITY! Not just YOUR WAY! THINK FAMILY! Not just YOUR WAY! THINK COMMUNITY! Not just YOUR WAY! Sometimes, let others have THEIR WAY and not YOUR WAY! Let your plans have the interest of others at heart! Start businesses thatcan bless COMMUNITIES and not just yourself! Many tamilies/nations are at war today, because everyone is thinking MY WAY and not YOUR WAY! To be continued tomorrow. thank for reading Our Daily Manna 28 October 2020 – THINK COMMUNITY! DISCOVER YOUR NAOMI! – 1
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PRAYER POINTS: Take Song 1: Blessed assurance
- In your own words, pray about today’s word as led.
- The NAOMI in me cannot be killed. My sweetness cannot be turned to “MARA” (bitterness).
- I shall think COMMUNITY! I shall think “YOUR WAY” not “MY WAY” I shall think “WE and not just “I” So help me God.
- No matter how this, year has been, I choose to be better; not to be bitter.
- I decree that as I put others first and think “WE” instead of “I”, I SHALL BE UNSTOPPABLE like Ruth.
- Pray about today as led now. Our Daily Manna 28 October 2020