Settle the matter!

Acts 12, Ruth 1-4

Ruth 3:18 – She replied, “Wait, my daughter, until you learn how the matter turns out, for the man will not rest, but will settle the matter today.”

Lord God, today you will place opportunities right in front of me today so that I can sieze them and so serve you.  I don’t have to look any further than the family who lives right in front me.  I don’t have to look any further than the people who cross my path today whether by coincidence or on purpose.  I don’t have to look any further than the tasks that are on my to-do list.  Some of the opportunities are planned and scripted.  Others of the opportunities are far from planned but just happen.  Lord God, it doesn’t seem as Boaz had Ruth on his marital radar that night, but he wasn’t going to waste any time doing what was right for her and what was right in your sight.  Lord God, give me wisdom today to say “yes” to some things and “no” to other things so that I can make the most of the opportunities you place in front me.  Give me strength to carry it out.  Give me wisdom to make good choices.  And bless the decisions I make and the things that I do.  Yes, Lord, bless the work of my hands.  Amen.