Following Instructions for a Successful Day

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Abraham was up in age and gave his helper instructions on finding a wife for his son Isaac. As detailed in Genesis 24, the helper went to the town of Nahor. He prayed, “Lord, God of my master Abraham, make me successful today, and show kindness to my master Abraham (v. 12).

The helper has faith that God will make his mission a success. He prays that certain things will happen and he shows his faith by taking action. He prayed that God would give a sign when the right young woman for Isaac is in his presence.

The sign was that when he goes down by the spring to get water, a young woman will give him a drink and offer to give water to his camels too. When this happens, he is confident that the will of God has been carried out and knows this is the young woman for Isaac.

This day with God, Let us realize that prayer is our greatest power because we are speaking to the ONE who has the answer. Just like the servant of Abraham who was given the task of finding a young woman as a wife for Isaac, we can pray for success and ask for a sign from God to help us know that we are receiving His guidance and that we can immediately put it into practice for a successful day.

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About Mark Shields

Mark volunteers as a member of the media ministry team at his church. A few years ago, he started an on-line Bible study guide called “This Day with God Devotional”. He uses this as a tool in his journey through the Bible. We live in a very busy world with busy schedules so this tool has helped him continue with daily Bible reading and study. Each of the studies are designed to help apply our faith in the work place, at school, or at home. Join him on this journey or check in every so often to read his thoughts.
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