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Sunday, June 30, 2013

The Three-Wheeled Cart Part II

Following on last week's post, I have to admit that three-wheeled carts can come in either gender. Ladies, we too may project an image to the world that is way different from who we really are. When we find ourselves in a relationship, we should not pretend that all our wheels are intact only to tip over once we're sure we have snagged that man. No, we ought to be faithful and dependable just as we expect our men to be.

Whenever I think of faithfulness in a woman, my mind turns to the book of Ruth. For those of you who don't know, this is a story of  a young widow named Ruth who sticks with her mother-in-law Naomi after her two sons had been killed in battle. Naomi advised her daughters-in-law Ruth and Orpah to go back to their own families where they may be able to find a husband and make a new life for themselves.

Orpah cried, kissed her mother-in-law good-bye and was on her way. Ruth said, "Don't urge me to leave you or to turn back from you. Where you go I will go, and where you stay I will stay. Your people will be my people and your God my God" (Ruth 1 : 16).

And she was true to her word. Ruth proved not only to be faithful, but hard-working and obedient to her mother-in-law. The end result was God rewarded her with a good husband, a man named Boaz. They had a son whom they named Obed. He became the father of Jesse, the father of David, from whom Jesus is descended.

God can and will do great things in and through us if we will have all our wheels in place. As women, the world is looking at us. We are the vehicles God uses to bring the next generation into this world. That's a heavy responsibility. You may not have all your wheels in place because of things that happened to you in your childhood, or even in your adult years. But God can fix those wheels. He can make you whole again. He said, "Before they call I will answer; while they are still speaking I will hear" (Isaiah 65 : 24). Call on Him now, and He'll equip you to carry your share of the load. God bless. 

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