Thursday, January 5, 2012

"Good and Full"

Ruth 3:3, "Therefore wash yourself and anoint yourself , put on your best garment and go down to the threshing floor; but do not make yourself known to the man until he has finished eating and drinking."

The story of Ruth and Naomi is a classic story that is often used as the foundation for how we are to position ourselves to be in alignment to receive our blessings from God. In Ruth 3:3, Naomi's instructions to Ruth were to prepare herself spiritually and physically for the blessing God was positioning her for. The first order Naomi gave Ruth was to wash and anoint herself. When we  are seeking our breakthrough from God, we must first ask God to create in us a clean heart and renew the right spirit within us, which is Christ. God moves swiftly on our behalf when we are open clean vessels, this clears the way for God to show up and show out! Anointing oneself is a necessary process when preparing to receive your blessing. Anointing one's self simply means getting under the submission of your First Husband and asking God's anointing to fall upon you and cover you from the devices that are not of God.  Secondly, Naomi told Ruth to put on her best garment and go to the threshing floor. When you are seeking God for your blessings, whether it is a spouse, new career, new baby, etc...we have to prepare ourselves as best as we can to go boldly before the throne of Grace in prayer. A threshing floor is a flat surface area where farmers thresh the grain harvest and winnow it. A threshing floor is also positioned near growing areas. When we are seeking favor and blessings, we have to allow God to take us through refinement and move things that are hindering us from growing in the areas that He desires to see us prosper. The last instructions Naomi gave Ruth was to not make herself known to the man until he had finished eating and drinking. Basically, don't pour yourself into someone or place yourself in a position with any human being until you have received confirmation from God concerning them being "Good and Full" meaning they are feasting off His Word and have drank of His goodness. Be Blessed!

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