Believing for Blessings

Ruth, Naomi and Boaz, weave a wonderful story of trust, integrity and faithfulness. These attributes ultimately led to blessings. Both Naomi and Ruth were widows. Though Naomi was the mother-in-law of Ruth, Ruth chose to remain with her after their spouses died, rather than return to her own family. Ruth ran a tremendous risk, as the two widows traveled back to Bethlehem, hoping to find food, due to the famine in Moab, where they had been living.


The character of Ruth was demonstrated day in and day out, as she willingly went out and did all that Naomi asked of her. She trusted the wisdom of her mother-in-love, and sought the God whom she served. Ruth’s ongoing faithfulness to Naomi became evident to all, and she captured the attention, and ultimately the heart, of Boaz. After further steps of obedience, Ruth became Boaz’s wife, and bore a child. Both she and Naomi became blessed beyond what either had hoped for. Perseverance and faithfulness had provided the opportunity for God to pour out His blessing. (for more, read the book of Ruth)


Trust in the heartache,Believing for Blessings

always persevere;

seek the Lord always,

know that He is near.

Stay faithful to God,

hear what elders say;

give ear to wisdom,

trust God and obey.

Step out, be faithful,

trust Him to provide;

be true to the Lord,

for God satisfies.

Know that His blessings,

are not far away;

for we have a hope,

for now and always.


Dear Heavenly Father, thank You for the examples of those who have gone before us, who have so faithfully followed and trusted You. Forgive us for our lack of perseverance and doubts, and help us to hold fast to the unfailing hope we have in You. May we trust You without question, and obey without hesitation. Lead us to love others as You love us, and may many come to know You as their Savior as a result. Be glorified, O God, in all that we say and do. Amen.

© Shannon Elizabeth Moreno and Revelations in Writing, May 2011 – present.

As you know, we consider blessed those who have persevered. – James 5:11


Glimpses of Glory

The wisdom of God,

image by John Turner

image by John Turner

a true mystery,

to those who seek not,

blinded eyes, won’t see.

Only by Spirit,

His truth is made known.

Diligent seeking,

seeds of wisdom sown.

For revelation,

comes only by He,

Creator of all –

life, land, wind and sea.

Man without Spirit,

accepts not of Him.

Sees all as foolish;

a trend or a whim.

But God has shown us,

glimpses of glory.

Keep trusting in truth;

He authors our story.

(Responding to I Corinthians 2:6-16)

Dear Heavenly Father, thank You that all wisdom and understanding come from You.  Forgive us for somehow thinking that we can sort things out on our own, and help us to completely place our trust in You.  Teach us how to listen, so that we might more clearly hear Your heart in all things.  Lead us and guide us so that we may love others like You, and may many come to know You as a result of our outpouring of the love You have equipped us to give.  All glory to You, God.  Amen.

© Shannon Elizabeth Moreno and Revelations in Writing, May 2011 – present