A Story of Redemption

Redemption : restoring something or someone to a better condition, an improved state of being. Rescued.
This is a story of redemption.
This is a true story.
The names of the characters have been changed to protect their identity.
   Once upon a time a woman named Ruth was widowed with 2 children. She worked hard to support her family and provide for her children. Ruth was a noble woman and she worshipped the One True God. He became her everything. She trusted God to provide all she needed physically, emotionally and spiritually. She never felt alone or lacking because of her God.

   One day, a handsome man walked into Ruth’s life. We’ll call him Boaz. He had never been married and had no children, and he was getting along in years:) He was astounded to have found such a woman as Ruth. Boaz was very respectful of Ruth. He was very polite and courteous. He never took advantage of her and was patient with her. Both Ruth and Boaz knew that God had arranged this friendship and they were excited for what the future held. Boaz loved Ruth.

   As time went by Boaz felt like he needed to take a moment and go to the mountain and seek God’s face. When he was away Ruth was very sad, she missed Boaz but knew that God had a plan for her. She knew that God’s plans hadn’t changed even though it looked like everything was changing. She prayed for Boaz. She prayed that the Holy Spirit would be all over him and that he would be led by God and God would give him the desires of his heart, even if that meant a life without her. Ruth loved him and wanted God’s best for him.

   When Boaz came back from his time away, he slowly tip toed back into Ruth’s life. Ruth asked Boaz what God said to him. Boaz said “It’s time to choose. All or nothing” She told Boaz that she loved him. He said, “you do?” “I do” Said Ruth. “Love doesn’t go away when the person is gone. True love never fails.” Boaz said “I believe that to be true” Boaz paused and after a moment of silence he said “I. Love. You.” Ruth said “You do?” He said “I do” She said “Then buy the field Boaz” He said “I’m on my way” She said “Drive safe”

…..to be continued.

I have 2 disciples

I was blessed with 2 children.  They were hand-picked for me.  God knew the kind of mom they would need and He picked me.  I am honored to have been entrusted with such precious lives.

I am a mom.  I changed diapers, woke up in the middle of the night for feedings, taught them to walk and talk, fed them, played with them, loved them.

2 years ago I became a divorced mom.  The dad moved out-of-state.  So, I started to be a mom and a dad to the two children I had been given me.  I failed miserably at being the dad.  Mom’s aren’t meant to be dads, they are  meant to be moms.  Somehow hearing ‘dad words’ come out of mom’s mouth doesn’t have the same impact on a young man.  What is a single mom to do?  I began to feel defeated…..

….UNTIL FATHER God spoke.  He said, “I chose you to be MOM.  Let dad be dad.  That is the mantle I gave him, he alone is responsible for it.” 

….THEN He said, “More importantly then being mom to these little lambs you are discipling them.  You are to raise them up as Jesus raised up His disciples.”

I have 2 disciples.  They follow me.  They watch me. They do what I do and don’t do what I don’t do.  This is more important than being a mommy, this is about allowing all that God has done in and through me, to be transferred to these 2 disciples.  This is about all the time spent in worship and prayer and seeking the Kingdom of God, flowing out of me and into 2 human beings, that will someday pass it on to someone else.  This is a big fat deal.  This is more than transferring DNA or feeding a mouth or providing shelter.  This is about leading 2 little impressionable people to become all that God intended them to be.  This is about Eternity.

Who are your disciples?  I have 2…pray for me!