In Genesis, chapter 24, we learn of the great faith of the eldest servant of Abraham. He was not only a wise servant and did as Abraham asked of, even to helping get a wife for Isaac, but to also trust in God through prayer. What is amazing is that what he prayed about, when it came to Rebekah, came true exactly as he asked God. I’ve even highlighted that portion of the prayer in bold and what happened in bold so you can see how things happened just as the servant asked. It reads, “and he said O Lord God of my master Abraham, I pray thee, send me good speed this day, and shew kindness unto my master Abraham. Behold, I stand here by the well of water; and the daughters of the men of the city come out to draw water: And let it come to pass, that the damsel to whom I shall say, Let down thy pitcher, I pray thee, that I may drink; and she shall say, Drink, and I will give thy camels drink also: let the same be she that thou hast appointed for thy servant Isaac; and thereby shall I know that thou hast shewed kindness unto my master.” (Genesis 24:12-14) This being heartfelt, God then did exactly as He was asked. The Lord is always looking for people who pray with sincerity, not just a rushed prayer.
The story continues and reads, “and it came to pass, before he had done speaking, that, behold, Rebekah came out, who was born to Bethuel, son of Milcah, the wife of Nahor, Abraham’s brother, with her pitcher upon her shoulder. And the damsel was very fair to look upon, a virgin, neither had any man known her: and she went down to the well, and filled her pitcher, and came up. And the servant ran to meet her, and said, Let me, I pray thee, drink a little water of thy pitcher. And she said, Drink, my lord: and she hasted, and let down her pitcher upon her hand, and gave him drink. And when she had done giving him drink, she said, I will draw water for thy camels also, until they have done drinking.” (Genesis 24:15-19) As it was asked of God for Rebekah to not only give him a drink but his camels also, this did happen. And later on in this chapter, she also went back with the servant in the south country where Abraham and especially Isaac was waiting for her. My friends, this story is real and it teaches us that God can immediately answer our prayers depending on how we pray. However, sometimes silence means it wasn’t God’s will after all, or we have to wait until it is the right time. Amen.
Let us pray:
Oh Lord, I know that You do exist. This is true by the way You have spoken to me over these many years. You have kept me on the path of righteousness, of which I can never do on my own. In my heart and mind, I know very well what the flesh desires because of the many temptations from the devil. However, when I call upon Your Name, I am always given an answer that is best for my life. And best of all, You are the one who gives me strength to overcome the power of the enemy. The things of this life do not compare to the treasures I have with You, God. Not everybody is capable of knowing what I am talking about, but those who are born again do. By the power of the Holy Spirit, we live in harmony with Your will on earth. There are times that we do fall into sin, but because we have learned to hate even the appearance of evil, those things are prayed about immediately, lest we fall back into doing them again. Thank You, God, for giving us the power to break the chains of darkness. I know how the enemy would like to keep me in His grips, but You are always able to make a way to escape. I love You, Lord. Lead me this day and forever. All my days, do I need Your constant presence in my life. Amen.