7 things you can learn from the life of Ruth (Part 3).

Good day WordPress family

I know that A LOT has been happening all over the world but my prayer is for none to doubt the truth which is you are loved by God, and for none to be swayed or distracted by the lies of Satan. It’s very easy for one to allow the media to dictate to them how they ought to live and think, but this should not be the case. We should allow the word of God to govern our actions, and we must not become slaves to fear because God has not given us a spirit of fear, but desires for us to have SOUND MIND. Swiftly moving forward I hope you can gain some useful tips from today’s write up, as we continue our seven part series on the life of Ruth.

As believers we should allow God to do His thing, we have to let go and let God take control over every situation, which is precisely what Ruth did. Ruth did not manipulate situations or force things to happen in order to get somewhere in life. She was honest and hard working, and in the process of living an obedient life she gained a husband. Her primary focus was caring for her mother in-law Naomi, as well as learning about the God Naomi served, and in doing so God brought her the blessing of marriage and not any kind of marriage but a marriage which drafted her into the lineage of the future Messiah. Remember the gifts which the Lord gives are GOOD gifts! They blow our minds and exceed our expectations.

Ephesians 3:20 ~ “Now all glory to God, who is able, through his mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think.”

Can you imagine a woman who was not of Hebrew heritage became the ancestor of the Messiah Jesus Christ. She came from a family of idol worshipers yet the Lord brought her out of the darkness and into His marvellous light. This tells me that regardless of your race, upbringing, past, or sex, the gift of salvation is available to ALL. God accepts ALL those who believe that He is Lord and Saviour, into His family.

Acts 10:34-35 ~ “Then Peter replied, “I see very clearly that God shows no favoritism. In every nation he accepts those who fear him and do what is right.”

Galatians 3:28 ~ “There is no longer Jew or Gentile, slave or free, male and female. For you are all one in Christ Jesus.”

The above Bible passages reinforce the truth that Christ came to save ALL. This should move believers to encourage their family members especially young children to love all! This is one way we can help diffuse racism by pointing people to the truth.

From investigating the life of Ruth one can note the importance of loving God through living to serve and honour Him. Loving God should be our sole focus in life and we must also strive to love our neighbour as ourself. Ruth accomplished this by caring for others. From studying the life of Ruth I’ve also recognised the significance of learning to trust God and believe that everything which I need in line with God’s will for my life will be given onto me. Ruth had faith that if she went out to look for work, she’d find work. She did not seem to exude feelings of doubt during this process. During her job hunt she just so happened to end up working in the field of one of her family redeemers, whose name was Boaz a relative of Naomi’s husband. Trust God to meet your needs, trust that your blessing will eventually come, and know that the Lord will supply all of your needs.

Ruth 2:1-3 ~ “Now there was a wealthy and influential man in Bethlehem named Boaz, who was a relative of Naomi’s husband, Elimelech. One day Ruth the Moabite said to Naomi, “Let me go out into the harvest fields to pick up the stalks of grain left behind by anyone who is kind enough to let me do it.” Naomi replied, “All right, my daughter, go ahead.” So Ruth went out to gather grain behind the harvesters. And as it happened, she found herself working in a field that belonged to Boaz, the relative of her father-in-law, Elimelech.”

So have the confidence that God will orchestrate a series of events to happen in order for you to attain what He has in store for you. Allow Him to guide your footsteps so that you walk towards and into your blessing. Don’t forget that one connection/blessing can lead to many more blessings! Ruth did not only become a wife, she also became an ancestor of Christ.

Matthew 1:1-17 [vs 5-6 “Salmon was the father of Boaz (whose mother was Rahab). Boaz was the father of Obed (whose mother was Ruth). Obed was the father of Jesse. Jesse was the father of King David. David was the father of Solomon (whose mother was Bathsheba, the widow of Uriah)].

[vs 14 “All those listed above include fourteen generations from Abraham to David, fourteen from David to the Babylonian exile, and fourteen from the Babylonian exile to the Messiah.”].

I don’t know about you but I’m trusting the Lord to bring across my path several ‘it just so happened’ events, so that He alone will receive ALL the glory. I desire for people to look at my life and sincerely say that God is truly good.

Psalm 145:7 ~ “Everyone will share the story of your wonderful goodness; they will sing with joy about your righteousness.”

Have a blessed, productive, and prosperous week, and I hope you took something away from part 3 of our 7 part series, until next time.

God bless saints.

Love from

Christian Lady After God’s Own Heart

7 things you can learn from the life of Ruth (Part 2).

Good morning readers

I hope you’re all well and having a wonderful week thus far. Welcome back to my blog space, I pray that you are able to take something away from today’s discussion, as we continue our series on the life of Ruth. So sit back, relax, and enjoy part two of this seven part Bible study.

Another noticeable attribute displayed by Ruth which truly stands out, is she was a very HARD WORKING WOMAN! She didn’t sit around waiting for a man to rescue her, or for a guy to work to meet her needs. She went out there and earned in order to care for her elderly mother in-law. She saw it as her duty to look after her older relative, which the Bible states is a believers duty.

Ruth 2:2 ~ “One day Ruth the Moabite said to Naomi, “Let me go out into the harvest fields to pick up the stalks of grain left behind by anyone who is kind enough to let me do it.” Naomi replied, “All right, my daughter, go ahead.”

Ruth 2:7 ~ “She asked me this morning if she could gather grain behind the harvesters. She has been hard at work ever since, except for a few minutes’ rest in the shelter.”

1 Timothy 5:8 ~ But those who won’t care for their relatives, especially those in their own household, have denied the true faith. Such people are worse than unbelievers.

I am in no way down playing the role of a housewife or husband, because at the end of the day looking after a household is not an easy job, or a walk in the park. Stay at home parents work super hard and I must say that I appreciate the work which they do. Just imagine how much it would cost to hire a babysitter, cleaner, cook, hairdresser, barber, and gardener 24/7. Most people would be out of money very quickly, yet most stay at home parents do this all for free. I also want to give a massive shoutout to those who work and have to manage a household too, God bless you!

My point is that Ruth did not sit around waiting for a man to be her saviour, or to rescue her from financial difficulty. We should be the same and put our trust in God and believe that He is the only Saviour we need, as Christ has already rescued us from eternal death through His death and resurrection! A man or woman does not need to be your saviour, because Jesus already is. Ruth also understood the season which she was in, she had to work in order to look after her aged mother in-law. And we must understand the season we are in too. If there is a need to work we must work, we cannot sit around waiting for someone else to do the work for us.

There is somewhat of a high tendency for an unmarried individual to sit around waiting for another human being to unsingle them, and to save them from their season of singleness. This is especially because in today’s day and age, social media platforms are saturated with images and content which promote sexual relationships. When one spends their entire time focusing on entering into a relationship, they end up putting the hope of a relationship before God, which is a form of idol worship. This is because one can become so obsessed with the desire of another person meeting their needs, instead of relying upon God. But God’s word to us is this ‘Thou shall have no other God’. We are to depend on Him, for man will fail us but He never will.

Exodus 20:3 ~ “You must not have any other god but me.”

Remember there is absolutely nothing wrong with earning your own income. A lot of ladies like to speak about the Proverbs 31 woman. They have the aspiration of becoming great women through following her example, but we must remember the fact that the woman described in Proverbs 31 was extremely hardworking. She ran her own business, and was not a lazy individual. This amazing female was an early riser who got more done because of her sensible lifestyle habits.

Proverbs 31:15-18 ~ “She gets up before dawn to prepare breakfast for her household and plan the day’s work for her servant girls. She goes to inspect a field and buys it; with her earnings she plants a vineyard. She is energetic and strong, a hard worker. She makes sure her dealings are profitable; her lamp burns late into the night.”

So as children of God let us strive to work well with the time and the resources which the Lord has given unto us. Let us do good with the work of our hands instead of living idle lives.

Proverbs 12:11 ~ “A hard worker has plenty of food, but a person who chases fantasies has no sense.”

Proverbs 12:24 ~ “Work hard and become a leader; be lazy and become a slave.”

Ecclesiastes 9:10 ~ “Whatever you do, do well. For when you go to the grave, there will be no work or planning or knowledge or wisdom.”

Ecclesiastes 5:12 ~ “People who work hard sleep well, whether they eat little or much……

Have a blessed day and thank you for reading WordPress family.

God bless and keep safe.

Love from

Christian Lady After God’s Own Heart

7 things you can learn from the life of Ruth (Part 1).

Good morning lovelies

Today’s write up is the first post to a seven part series on the life of Ruth. I’m sure that there’s a lot more to learn from the young woman but there are 7 major characteristics which stood out to me which I believe we can all learn from and implement into our daily lives.

The first thing to note about Ruth is that she placed God before the hope of being married again! A God whom she did not know so intimately. She chose God over marriage! I know that several women have the dream of wearing a wonderful wedding dress and having the opportunity to celebrate with loved ones, as well as look forward to spending the rest of their life with the one human being they adore most… BUT we must never forget that there is MORE TO LIFE THAN GETTING MARRIED. Please aspire to do more with yourself, do not allow marriage become your one and only life goal.

Ruth 1:12-16 ~ “No, my daughters, return to your parents’ homes, for I am too old to marry again. And even if it were possible, and I were to get married tonight and bear sons, then what? Would you wait for them to grow up and refuse to marry someone else? No, of course not, my daughters! Things are far more bitter for me than for you, because the Lord himself has raised his fist against me.” And again they wept together, and Orpah kissed her mother-in-law good-bye. But Ruth clung tightly to Naomi. “Look,” Naomi said to her, “your sister-in-law has gone back to her people and to her gods. You should do the same.” But Ruth replied, “Don’t ask me to leave you and turn back. Wherever you go, I will go; wherever you live, I will live. Your people will be my people, and your God will be my God.”

From these verses one can note that Ruth chose to follow a God whom she observed her mother-in-law serve instead of choosing the security of marriage. This tells me a relationship with Christ is worth far more than any marriage!…Ahhhh the name of Jesus is like honey on my lips.

Your ultimate goal and aspiration in life should be to bring glory to God in all you do, and to live a life of complete surrender. Marriage is a beautiful, great, and amazing institution created by God Almighty, but what is of greater/higher importance is having a relationship with God!

There is a deeper level of love in life than that between a man and a woman (husband and wife)! A sacrificial love! David and Johnathan understood this. A love that puts the other first and says ‘I will forgo pleasure and personal gain so that you can prosper and be in the place where God the Father desires for you to be’! This is the love which God has for humanity, and we can see a reflection of this when looking into David and Jonathan’s friendship. Their relationship in a way foretells the Messiah’s (God in flesh appearing’s) love for the world. God the Son left His heavenly throne and took on human flesh, He humbled Himself and died in our place so that we may live forever, through accepting the gift of salvation. Johnathan did not put up a fight in order to gain authority over the kingdom of Israel, which his father so desperately wanted him to rule and control. He was happy to see his friend become King rather than become his father’s successor to the throne. God’s love for us is far superior to the love which David and Johnathan had for one another as close friends.

2 Samuel 1:26 ~ “How I weep for you, my brother Jonathan! Oh, how much I loved you! And your love for me was deep, deeper than the love of women!”

There is no love like the love of God. No man or woman can love you more than God, not even your own mother or father. Desire to do great and mighty things with your life through the power of the Holy Spirit, and remember you already have the greatest love of all. Pray to God to open your eyes to see and know the truth which is you are loved beyond measure. Stop resisting God’s deep affection towards you so that you can truly live a fulfilled life through encountering the power of His unfailing love.

John 15:13 ~ “There is no greater love than to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.”

Isaiah 49:15 ~ “Never! Can a mother forget her nursing child? Can she feel no love for the child she has borne? But even if that were possible, I would not forget you!”

Remember to always put God first in your life. God bless and stay safe people, I look forward to sharing part 2 with you all next week God willing.

Love from

Christian Lady After God’s Own Heart

Useful tips for family bonding: (Dealing with conflict Part 2)

Good morning people

Today’s write up is a continuation/follow up on the ‘dealing with conflict’ post. This discussion will focus more so on family bonding, but I believe that many of the principles discussed today can be applied to everyday human interaction, especially intercommunication within the work place.

Is it just me or do we tend to give our best to random strangers or ‘acquaintances’? But within our homes family members tend to get the worst of us? You’ve had a long, tiring, and exhausting day at work, and the littlest thing a loved one does irritates you to the point that you flip out on them. I believe that this scenario is very common within many households. What we must understand is differences are NORMAL, but continuous outburst of anger to the point one becomes aggressive and violent is NOT acceptable behaviour. The bible says it’s ok to be angry but we should not allow our feelings lead us to sin.

Ephesians 4:26 ~ “And “don’t sin by letting anger control you.” Don’t let the sun go down while you are still angry,”

I have a few suggestions to share which I believe can help create an understanding environment within the home. These are personal tips which I regularly try to adhere to, that you can also try putting into practise if you so desire.

Be understanding: Allow room for others faults. Remember you make mistakes too and when you do, you’d appreciate if people expressed forgiveness towards you, especially if you were completely unaware of your wrongdoing. [Colossians 3:13 ~ Make allowance for each other’s faults, and forgive anyone who offends you. Remember, the Lord forgave you, so you must forgive others].

Communication is key: TALK IT OUT, please do not undermine the power of speaking out. You mustn’t assume people know your likes and dislikes this includes people in your own home. People change and so do their needs. If you desire for the dishes to be dried and put away in the evenings just say so. If you need help with cooking in this house in order to reduce levels of exhaustion say so! Create a rota of responsibilities so people note what days they’re supposed to do specific chores. If you do not ask for help you will not receive help. No person is a mind reader so if you’re slightly worked up about something say so. I know sometimes people can sense when their loved one is hurt, but sometimes it can be difficult to pinpoint or understand how annoying a particular matter is without the annoyed individual stating so.

Learn to compromise: Hunger can lead to chaos!!! One party doesn’t like to eat dinner late and the other likes to eat their evening meal at 9pm rather than at 5pm. Come to an agreement people, as hunger can turn happy people into angry people very quickly.

Children respect and honour your parents: Raising/caring for another human being is not easy, therefore parents deserve respect. Older children ought to honour their careers too. Older kid’s should also feel comfortable in encouraging their parents to make good healthy choices. You should be able to express your concerns in a healthy and respectful manner. A biblical example of this can be seen when Johnathan has a discussion with his father King Saul. [1 Samuel 19:4-5 ~ The next morning Jonathan spoke with his father about David, saying many good things about him. “The king must not sin against his servant David,” Jonathan said. “He’s never done anything to harm you. He has always helped you in any way he could. Have you forgotten about the time he risked his life to kill the Philistine giant and how the Lord brought a great victory to all Israel as a result? You were certainly happy about it then. Why should you murder an innocent man like David? There is no reason for it at all!”].

Gentle words can help dissipate anger! The phrases below are easy words to say but can be hard to speak out or sincerely express.

Learn to say these liberating phrases.

‘You’re right there’.

‘I’ll take that on board’.

‘I’m sorry that upset you’.

‘I’m sorry’.

Say this instead of this.

‘Next time why don’t you try doing this…’ ✅

‘You SHOULD have done this…’ /‘Why would you do that’ ❌

The way you word your sentences and the tone which you use make a big difference in the way an individual will respond to you.

Remember to think before you speak. I remember complaining about dinner being made late, and not being appreciative enough of the fact that my sister made the effort to make a lovely meal after experiencing a demanding day at work. Respect the work which others do, even if they work from home, work is WORK!

Proverbs 15:1 ~ A gentle answer deflects anger, but harsh words make tempers flare.

God bless

Love you all

Christian Lady After God’s Own Heart 😘