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Come to the Threshing Floor part five
Come to the Threshing Floor part five
Wednesday July 1, 2009
By Laura McDonald


How the Lord used the story of Ruth and her encounter with Boaz at the threshing floor to minister to me continues. Go uncover his feet and he will tell you what to do. Lay at his feet and refuse to move until he “notices” you and tells you what to do. The threshing floor is a place of all or nothing.

When Ruth went to the threshing floor she had nothing left… her husband was dead, she left her family behind, she had no children, she was poor… she had nothing – WHEN SHE WENT TO THE THRESHING FLOOR IT WAS ALL OR NOTHING. If Boaz did not redeem her there was nothing to go back to.

In my own life I began to approach God like that: I told God I knew I had a calling to minister on my life. I knew He had more for me and I couldn’t resurrect what was “dead” in my life. I told the Lord I needed Him to be my Kinsman Redeemer I told Him, “If You don’t do it my life is done. Once I took the pressure off me to do it and put it on Him that is when things started to turn around.

I had done everything: meds, counseling, prayer, standing…. Everything I knew to do and it was not enough. Once I stopped trying and handed the reigns of my life over to Him that is when things started to turn around. The key to freedom from fear, torment, anxiety, depression, insecurity and so on is learning to hear the voice of the Lord.

All of the problems just mentioned are a result of believing lies of the enemy. The devil is a deceiver and a good one He gives us false perceptions Fear is false evidence appearing real. God’s word says, “you shall know the truth and the truth will make you free.” When fear, anxiety and all that other junk bombard our minds we can’t hear God.

We need to learn to quiet ourselves in our spirit and listen to Him (the still small voice). You may get an answer right away or it may come when you are not looking for it. If you sow the time to sit and just listen in God’s presence He will speak to you. I always ask God to speak to me and confirm it. He always does! Ask for wisdom

(James 1: 5-8) Acknowledge God in all your ways (Proverbs 3:5-6) and He will direct your paths. “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him and He shall direct your paths.”