What father or mother doesn’t desire the very best for their children? I know that my parents struggled to help me have things that they never had. I think it is what every generation wants for the next.
Abraham’s wife had died and he was old. He wanted to find a wife for his son, Isaac, but not among the people where he lived. So, he sent one of his servants back to the country from where he had come from to find a wife.
The servant arrived to the city and asked the Lord to “grant me success today and show steadfast love to my master Abraham.” (Gen 24:12) Then he lays out a plan for what he would like to see happen. He was seeking God’s favor in moving forward.
Scripture says in vs 15, “Before he had finished speaking, behold, Rebekah… came out.” She was a relative of Abraham’s. Just as the servant had asked the Lord, it came about.
There have been a few instances in my life where I had been praying for something and before I even finished the prayer, God was at work. I remember in 1995, I was preparing to return to Ukraine. I was in Seattle, WA, and at that moment, I was with a prayer group. I had told them that I needed to pay for my plane ticket that day, but didn’t have the money. We got down on our knees, and as I was praying, the church secretary tapped me on the shoulder and said that I had a phone call. I took the call and it was someone who wanted to give me a donation that was more than enough to cover the plane ticket! Our prayer group rejoiced!
Abraham’s servant had faith to seek God in the moment he needed direction. What about me? Do I seek God’s direction in all areas of my life? Do I ask for Him to direct me, my path?