I love the story of Abraham’s servant who was sent to find a wife for Isaac.When the servant arrived among Abrahams home country, check out the servants prayer in Gen. 24:12-14
1. The servant acknowledged the God of Abraham (v. 12). Abraham influenced his servant to know and trust God.
2. The servant asked for God’s favor (v.12).
3. Out of the women who came to the well, the servant asked God to identify Isaac’s wife as the woman who gave him a drink and also volunteered to water his camels. Once Rebekah showed up and fulfilled the details in his prayer, the servant met with Rebekah’s family and asked to bring her to Isaac.
Rebekah’s brother Laban and her mom wanted to delay the servant with a 10 day visit. The servant declined and pushed to fulfill his mission (Gen. 24:56-59).
Christians, when you pray for God’s favor in doing your mission and God answers your prayer, stay on mission. People with good or bad intentions can be used to delay and even derail the completion of your mission. You must stay focused and don’t delay, keep moving, and fulfill your God given mission.
Pastor Brian E. Kennedy, Sr.