Genesis 24: The story of Abraham sending his servant to find a wife for his son Isaac.
Lessons for Living Today:
Missed any divine appointments? Most of us have! We were each created by God and entrusted with talents and abilities—passions. With the entrusting comes a responsibility to use them to bless and benefit others. When we live each day expectantly, looking for opportunities to use our skills to help others, we are open to divine appointments. In this chapter Abraham sent his most trusted servant back to the land of his birth to find a wife for his son Isaac. His instructions to the servant were “God will send his angel ahead of you.”
God does not pick some to ignore and others to receive divine appointments. We are all destined to receive many divine appointments because God’s love is for all. Divine appointments may be considered as opportunities to step onto God’s path and encounter His leading to a task He has for us. In the accepting of that divine appointment we are blessed and are a blessing to others. God’s greatest concern for humanity is that they come to believe in His sovereignty—for that is the path that leads to life eternal.
Divine appointments can come wherever our station in life; in the worst of circumstances—in the best of circumstances. God is all present and always seeking the good of humanity. As we align our path with God’s the divine appointments increase as do the blessings. As in this chapter as the servant prayed for God’s leading and then praised Him for answers—this is the method of coming face to face with God’s divine appointments. Trust and obey!
God’s Question: Will you let Me divinely guide your life?
God’s Promise: I draw near to you as you draw near to Me.
My Prayer to God:
I praise You for entrusting me with Your assignments.
I am sorry I often get busy and ignore Your plans.
Thank You for this reminder to keep my eyes open for You.
Help me look beyond myself to see how I can bless others wherever we may meet and under whatever circumstances.