Daily Devotional
Are You Determined to Go with Jesus?

“When she saw that she was determined to go with her, she stopped speaking to her.”

Ruth 1:18

Ponder This

Have you ever gone out to dinner at night, and you and your spouse get in the car and say, “Well, let’s go out to a restaurant”? “Where do you want to go?” “I don’t know, where do you want to go?” And you begin to talk this way while you’re driving the car, and you turn this way and that way and all around town.

Last night I was invited to some friends’ house for dinner; it was a wonderful meal. When Joyce and I got in the car, we didn’t have to drive all over town. No, we didn’t have to decide at every corner we came to, because we knew where we were going. When you make a big choice, a lot of little choices are automatically made. In the same way, when you are set on following Jesus, you don’t have to weigh every decision along the way. You go in the direction He has called you. Ruth was determined to go with Naomi. A few big decisions take care of a lot of little decisions.

  • How have you experienced the reality that the big decisions of your life take care of the little decisions?
  • Where might some of your “little” decisions be out of line with your commitment to follow Jesus?

Practice This

Make a list of little decisions you face today. Consider the way your big decision to follow Christ should impact these.


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