Guiding Scripture: Ruth 1:4 "After they had lived there about ten years. . ." Ruth 1:6 "When Naomi heard in Moab that the LORD had come to the aid of his people by providing food for them, she and her daughters-in-law prepared to return home from there."
I can't tell you the number of times I've taken a short walk away from the Lord. In my most recent experience, I allowed myself to be ruled by my feelings. Anger. Pride. Hurt. So much hurt.
See, back in 2011, my now ex-husband and I divorced. Wait, don't jump to conclusions. While that impacted my relationship with God, it was something else that caused me to step away.
When the church I was attending at the time found out that we were divorcing, they quietly pulled me aside one morning after church and asked me not to return. They publicly proclaimed a target audience: men, ages 18-35. And while I certainly didn't meet those criteria, my soon-to-be ex-husband did, and the church had concluded that if I were to continue to attend there, he would not likely feel comfortable being there.
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Magan hails from the heart of the USA, in the very southeast corner of Kansas. She's married with three beautiful kids who keep them on their toes. Magan and her husband both own businesses as well as work regular jobs. You can find us on Facebook Crown Promotions and Big End Motorsports. Magan also teaches online English classes every morning to kiddos in China. And serves as a youth minister and on the local school board.
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This devotional was submitted by Magan Martin, a loving contributor to Our Given Purpose. Edited by Torrie Slaughter the founder of Our Given Purpose® in the Commonwealth of Virginia.--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/torrie-w-slaughter/message