Ruth 1:16 "Ruth replied, "Don't urge me to leave you or to turn back from you. Where you go I will go, and where you stay I will stay. Your people will be my people and your God my God."
Yesterday I had an appointment to meet someone and rather then jumping in my car to ride along my friend decided to "follow me" to our destination. That's normally a challenge, not only for the person following but also the person leading. And this is especially true when trying to follow me in a car. I drive pretty aggressive, and fast (obeying speed limit laws though ... cough, cough - Lord forgive me for lying!)
I took off in my normal "I'm going for the Gold" fashion and then realized, "oh wait, someone is supposed to be following me, so I better lead in such a way that is possible to follow." (A lot of lessons there I do not have time to unpack!) I slowed down, even had to pull over a couple times to let him catch up ... but he did a pretty good job following me because HE STAYED CLOSE BY! And therein lies the secret to following God, "stay close by" and you stand a better chance of not getting lost!
I will talk more tomorrow about HOW to "stay close" to God!