God’s Appointed Position in Prayer
As I began to meditate on the story of Ruth and Boaz at the threshing floor in Ruth 3 I began to see this chapter in a way I had never seen it before.
Boaz was at the threshing floor winnowing barley. We understand that threshing is separating the bad parts from the usable or edible product.
Naomi instructed Ruth to wash and anoint herself put on her best garment, wait until he finished his work, eating and drinking and then to uncover his feet and lie down. Boaz eats, drinks and lies down at the heap of grain
Ruth was patient and followed instruction. In the process when We are praying and God is performing His work(Threshing) we cannot be in such a hurry until the work is completed.
Boaz lying down at the heap of grain symbolizes the finished work or product. Ruth did not lie down while the threshing was in process, she was instructed by Naomi to wait until his work was completed including eating and drinking. When the work was done she uncovered his feet only to cover them back up with herself.
She was washed, anointed and had on her best garment. In other words what she uncovered she was able, prepared and anointed to cover back up.m!
In the process of God completing His work, work on yourself to ensure that you are able to cover what may be exposed. She uncovered his feet but then covered the exposed part with her able, washed and anointed self!
“Many are called but few are chosen.”
Ruth was chosen to cover because she herself went through a deliverance process. What happens many times is that we are not prepared to cover what is being exposed and we lose focus because we haven’t dealt with our own deliverance.
By the blood of Jesus we are washed, able, and anointed to cover the assignment in our lives because before the foundation of the earth He called us and ordained us but we must recognize that in order to complete our assignments we must too be delivered.
In covenant one party bears the weakness of the other which means there are areas you are anointed to cover in this one flesh relationship. The places exposed are the areas you have been washed, anointed and dressed to cover! You have been set apart for such a time as this. Covenant is spiritual and is not determined or negated by physical location. Cover what has been uncovered with your anointing! Suit up and PRAY!