Spirit Life Walk

The Journey of Greater Growth

January 09, 2022 Sarah Bachtold Season 2 Episode 2
Spirit Life Walk
The Journey of Greater Growth
Show Notes

Imagine going on a road trip without a car...maybe on a donkey or a camel or even on foot. Maybe the road isn't paved and it just a rocky mess. Maybe the water is hard to find and the sea you're walking by is literally dead, as in The Dead Sea. Imagine leaving a place where your husband died and your two sons--your only children and those tasked with caring for you in your old age--are now dead as well. Your only companion, one of your young daughter-in-laws who clung to you and gave you a dozen reasons to bring her along with you, you just gave in to. Then your other daughter-in-law took one look at the journey ahead and thought it was best to go back to her family instead. 

A journey for Naomi and Ruth from the land of Moab to Bethlehem was not a comfortable one with lots of convenient stores and rest stops along the way. It was a hot, dusty journey along a dry and rocky road. Probably one where they had limited funds and limited food as when they arrived in Bethlehem the first thing Ruth started looking for was gathering grain. What hotels were there that they could stop in? Who opened their home for them to stay the night or did they sleep on the side of the road? Were there robbers on the roadway? Two women traveling alone at night? Seemed a pretty daunting prospect, and they they traveled what looked to be greater than 100 miles through valleys and hills and rough terrain...

Sometimes life's journey is not what we thought it would be. Maybe its been smooth sailing for you, or maybe you feel as broken as these two were...on their way to a life they couldn't define. Sometimes its a first journey with the Lord, sometimes its layers of journeys with Him. Wherever you're at with Him, just know He's with you and will help you carry on and will reward you for your diligence in pursuing Him...and He will pursue you as well! Our Redeemer truly lives!

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