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Whatever You Say

Ruth 3:11

Now don’t be afraid my daughter. I will do for you whatever you say, since all the people in my town know that you are a woman of noble character.

At Naomi’s instruction, Ruth submitted herself completely to Boaz on the threshing floor after he laid down to sleep. By placing his covering over herself, she was asking him to take care of her. He could have taken her as a wife, a concubine, or as a slave. Her act was one of complete submission to his will and to his care. 

I’m convinced this is exactly how God wants us to come to Him. In our relationship with Him, He wants to be the one to care for us when we have no way to care for ourselves. In complete brokenness and submission, He wants us to surrender ourselves to His care. When we do, we can expect the same response Ruth received: “I will do for you whatever you say…”

Submission draws out the obligation or responsibility of the authority to which it yields. We serve a loving, heavenly Father who wants to be a Boaz to us. When we submit fully to Him as our authority, His love for us moves Him to care for us and do whatever is necessary for us to be made whole. We walk in great power when we are completely submitted to the Father and His will for us. He will do for us whatever we say. John 14:14 tells us, “If you ask Me anything in My name, I will do it.” John 15:7 states, “If you remain in Me and My words remain in you, ask whatever you want, and it will be done for you.” Asking in His name and remaining in Him require full submission.

What do you need God to do for you? Submit to Him completely, and tell Him what you need. Trust Him to settle the matter, and wait for Him to do what no one else can do. He is your Boaz!

Have a blessed day!

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