Pastor Joyce Meyer is preaching from the Book of Ruth and she offers a gentle and loving reminder to look for the little “winks” God sends our way.
Joyce Meyer begins by preaching about the meaning of Ruth's background. She mentions that Ruth was not a believer, but she was a daughter-in-law to a believer named Naomi.
This woman, Naomi, had a husband, and two married sons, all of whom died. Afterward, Naomi told both of her daughters-in-law that they could leave her and go back to their countries of origin. Of the two, Ruth decided to stay.
"And Ruth said, Entreat me not to leave you, or to return from following after you: for where you go, I will go; and where you lodge, I will lodge: your people shall be my people, and your God my God." (Ruth 1:16)
"How many people will choose difficulty just to prove themselves faithful to somebody?" She poses this question to her audience.
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Then Joyce went on to talk about how the concept of favor is present in this story.
Joyce Meyer Preaching From Book Of Ruth
Naomi found favor from Boaz who allowed her to glean crops from his field. Joyce mentions the rule in the country of Bethlehem about leaving certain crops for the poor to glean after the initial harvesting. Boaz gave Naomi this option and by proxy, also set Ruth up to receive this same benefit.
While preaching, Joyce Meyer said that this favor was given to Ruth because she showed favor to Naomi by not leaving her.
"If you will be faithful, it will release the favor of God in your life," Joyce stated. "If you're faithful in little things, God will give you favor that will leave you in shock."
She read through Scripture to highlight the favor given to Ruth as indicated in Ruth 2:10-12.
Joyce makes sure that we understand that though we may not get everything we want, God will still leave us purposeful "handfuls" much like Ruth was given purposeful handfuls of grain from Boaz's field.
She referred to these as, ‘little winks from God just to let you know He's here." These winks can keep us encouraged and motivated to push through adversity. The issue, Joyce Meyer mentions in her preaching, is that sometimes we are so focused on the bigger picture that we miss the "little things."
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If we can keep our eyes trained on God, surely we can see the small things as they occur, and in time we'll get the bigger picture, and prayerfully, the continued favor of God.
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