A Handful On Purpose!
13 Then she said, Let me find favor in your sight, my lord. For you have comforted me and have spoken to the heart of your maidservant, though I am not as one of your maidservants.
14 And at mealtime Boaz said to her, Come here and eat of the bread and dip your morsel in the sour wine [mixed with oil]. And she sat beside the reapers; and he passed her some parched grain, and she ate until she was satisfied and she had some left [for Naomi].
15 And when she got up to glean, Boaz ordered his young men, Let her glean even among the sheaves, and do not reproach her.
16 And let fall some handfuls for her on purpose and let them lie there for her to glean, and do not rebuke her. Ruth 2:12-16 Amplified Bible
As the holidays approach us something amazing and could only have been “a God thing” happened to me! I am a giver! I live to give!! If you asked me what I wanted for Christmas I would tell you to be able to give to someone who needed to be given to! That would be the ideal present for me.
I have to be wise during the holidays. I have an agreement with certain ones that we will give to the kids and leave it at that. This year I have been blessed with an added member to our family; my son’s girlfriend/future daughter-in-love! I got a call in September that if I wanted a particular project to work on this person could use the help. It was perfect. I was able to work from home and it would give me Christmas money I would not have had otherwise.
As Thanksgiving approached I began to ask what each one wanted. I set a date to get it all done and was thrilled when I was able to say, “Thank you, Father! Because You opened a door for me, I was able to buy for every single person this year!”
God is so good! I never expected that person to offer what they did. I had no idea it was coming. Last year God did the same thing so my family could have a Christmas such as I wanted to give them!! Out of the blue, there was an opportunity for me to have “a handful on purpose”.
Ruth did not expect Boaz to favor her. Because Ruth had been faithful to serve and take care of her mother-in-law who was related to Boaz, he in turn blessed her. God sees the so-called little things we do. He even tells us if we do not brag about the things we do for our neighbor He will reward us openly! Don’t let your right hand know what your left hand is doing!
He also promises when we are tithers and givers He will cause “men” to give to us pressed down, shaken together, and running over!! I can tell you for a fact, God makes this promise good! This isn’t just in heaven but on the earth as well!! Men don’t give to us in heaven…they give to us in this life on earth!!
David wrote in Psalms he once was young but now is old and he had NEVER seen the righteous forsaken or His seed begging for bread! God is watchful and faithful to meet our needs and to bless us even beyond that! He promises us to give us the desires of our hearts when we seek Him first!
Be a giver, dear reader! First and foremost be a giver as a tither and a giver in the church, but to others in need as well and watch what God will do for you in abundance! Seek Him first and His righteousness and He WILL add all things unto you!! What a promise!! Blessings to you, dear reader! I will see you soon!!