It is very comforting and encouraging to know that God is concerned about everything that concerns us which include both our major as well as minor decisions in life. Why such a great and mighty God, is concerned about the decisions that we ordinary beings make? That’s because He knows better than anyone else that our wrong decisions can have disastrous consequences in our lives and also can defeat His purposes in our lives. Not only God wants us to make the right decisions but desires to guide us in our decision making processes. The thought for our reflection is, “Our God Desires to Lead and Guide Us to Make the Right Decisions in Life”
“I praised the Lord, the God of my master Abraham, who had led me on the right road to get the granddaughter of my master’s brother for his son”
Oswald Chambers said,
“Faith never knows where it is being led, but it loves and knows the One who is leading.”
Yes, Abraham loved His God and knew perfectly well that it was He who was leading him all through His life. That is revealed through his words to his servant before he left to search for a wife for Isaac:
“The Lord, before whom I have walked, will send his angel with you and make your journey a success, so that you can get a wife for my son…”
God did not disappoint Abraham in his attempt to do God’s will in finding a wife for his son. God did intervene to make Abraham’s servant successful in finding the best wife for Isaac. Let’s reflect on how Abraham’s servant and Isaac managed to find God’s leading and will
1. Abraham’s servant was Sensitive to God’s leading.
Just as the servant had prayed, Rebekah came out with her jar and offered him a drink when he asked for water
When Rebekah generously volunteered to feed the Abraham’s camels, his servant spoke the following words to Rebekah:
“As for me, the Lord has led me on the journey to the house of my masters’ relatives"
Even Laban and Bethuel while giving their consent to Rebekah becoming the wife of Isaac said,
“Take her and go, and let her become the wife of your master’s son, as the Lord has directed”
Later when Rebekah consented to go with the servant to become Isaac’s wife (Genesis 24:58), it was confirmed that Rebekah was the one God had chosen for Isaac. Are we sensitive enough to God’s leading in our lives?
2. Abraham’s son Isaac was only Seeking God.
When the servant went in search of a bride for Isaac, Isaac remained behind. The Bible says,
“He went out to the field one evening to meditate and as he looked up, he saw camels approaching. Rebekah also looked up and saw Isaac"
Isaac was not at all anxious about who would become his future wife but was just meditating. Probably, like his father Abraham, Isaac was also seeking God and trusting in Him for everything including his future wife. Did not Jesus say that when we seek Him and His righteousness all these things will be given to us as well? (Matthew 6:33).
Because Abraham’s servant was sensitive to God’s leading and devoutly sought the Lord, the Lord guided him along the way. This is in line with God’s Word which says,
“If the Lord delights in a man’s way, He makes his steps firm"
Let’s begin this new day with this prayer:
“Lord, there are times when I have failed to be sensitive to your leading. Give me the grace and spiritual sensitivity to know your ways and plans for me. Help me always to seek you, your kingdom and what is right in your sight. I trust that you would faithfully lead me throughout my life as you guided Abraham’s servant and Isaac. Keep me always at the centre of your will and fulfil your purpose in my life!
In Jesus’ name,... Amen!