Did You Pray About It???

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Did you pray about it???

It is my prayer for each one of us that these few moments together will encourage, yet challenge us to draw closer to our Lord Jesus Christ.

 

Our Bible boost for today comes from a special story in the Old Testament that provides direction and purpose for our lives.

The man is simply known as the “Chief Servant”.    Do you remember the story of Abraham wanting to find a bride for his son Isaac?   Well, in Genesis 24 Abraham instructs the “chief servant” to embark on a journey back to Abraham’s homeland to find a wife for his master’s son, Isaac. The trusted chief servant returns to Mesopotamia looking for a wife for Isaac.  After making his way to the town of Nahor (which by the way is named for Abraham’s brother) the chief servant settles down at the well of the city.  You remember, that drawing water was the job of the women, so the chief servant knew he would be able to scout out any potential brides from the well’s perfect vantage point.

 

However, there is one important thing the chief servant does before engaging his search.  You know what it is?  He PRAYED!  Yep.  Right there at Water Well Central, he prays.  The chief servant invokes God’s intervention in the selection process of a bride for Isaac.

Hear what he prays in Genesis 24:42, “ oh Lord, God of my master Abraham, if you will, grant me success for my journey.”  Even as the chief servant is praying God is moving to answer his prayer.  The writer of Genesis records, “before he had finished praying, Rebekah came out with her jar…” Genesis 24:45.

 

Asking and then receiving.  Seeking and then finding.  God’s direction sought and God’s direction found.  Hey, I can learn something from this Chief Servant.  Maybe we all can.  We don’t know his name but we do know his attitude.  His attitude speaks to me.  I can think back to numerous times when I failed to seek “divine direction”.  Maybe you have done the same thing.  We have major decisions but we go everywhere else.  Everywhere, but to God in prayer.  We will consult books, philosophies, traditions, even other people.  So many times in my life my decisions were made without the slightest request unto the Lord God for His will and divine direction.  And, you know what?  …I blundered into mistakes with tragic results.

 

I can learn from this no named “chief servant”.  Maybe you can also!! When he consulted with the Lord God…great and marvelous results occurred.  As a Christian I’m to be the Lord God’s servant.  He’s the Lord.  He’s the Master.  I am the servant.  The slave.  Before ANY decision in my life it would behoove me to talk it over with the Lord rather than books, magazines, newspapers or even my friends.  God is the ONE who knows all things and holds within His great providence, the very best for me.

 

As I bend my will and decisions to His divine direction, maybe, just maybe I can feel what Abraham’s chief servant felt when he said in Genesis 24:27, “as for me, the Lord has led me on the journey…”

Or as the old hymn says, “Lead on O King Eternal…your cross is lifted over us, we journey in its light; the crown awaits the conquest.  Lead on, O God of might.”

 

So, my friends may we be a people of prayer.  A people who are seeking God’s will and direction each and every day of our lives. If you are searching, looking, longing for a solid answers to a world that’s filled with confusion, corruption and lacking moral compass…may I suggest: find a Bible teaching church that follows the King eternal and become a “PRAYER WARRIOR”!  Just like the “chief servant” in the Old Testament.

 

Leonard Navarre

Valley View Christian Church

Edgewood, NM 87015

Leonard

Leonard Navarre
Associate Pastor

Licensed and Certified Church Consultant

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