Before he had finished praying, Rebekah came out with her jar on her shoulder. She was the daughter of Bethuel son of Milcah, who was the wife of Abraham's brother Nahor.
The book of Genesis, chapter 24, presents the beautiful account of how God provided a wife for Isaac. In this narrative, we find that prayer was a major factor in the finding of Isaac's wife. Abraham gave his servant a task to find a wife for his son, Isaac. Through prayer, the servant was successful in his mission.
As the servant of Abraham stood by the spring, the young women of the town came to draw water. It was during these moments that Abraham's servant took time to pray. He asked God to make him successful and to reveal to him the woman that God had chosen to be Isaac's wife. Abraham's servant tapped into the power of God through prayer. The servant was wise to ask God to grant him a favorable outcome.
This is a good lesson for us. We can learn a lot from how Abraham's servant prepared for his assignment. We see in this text just how important prayer is for our fruitfulness.
God wants to hear from us. He wants us to seek Him and ask for His help. When we take time to pray, God will sometimes send an answer before we have gotten up off our knees. In my own experience, I have found that God will sometimes respond quickly to heartfelt prayer.
Time in prayer is beneficial to our well being. Prayer allows us to hear from God and bask in His presence. Prayer should be our top priority everyday. When God provides an answer to your prayers, don't forget to give him all the praise and glory.
I will give you every place where you set your foot, as I promised Moses.
Sometimes it seems that we work hard but don't make much progress. We set goals and have an idea of what we want to accomplish but fulfillment seems far away. Having a vision requires patience and that can be hard to come by. It can be difficult to wait for a dream to come to pass.
God knows all about our dreams. If Christ dwells within us, He is the One who gave us the desire in the first place. God prepares the way for our future. Sometimes that preparation includes a little waiting.