Ever with us
April 29, 2021, 9:00 AM

Most people approach each day armed with verbs and phrases like: “Go!” “Get busy!” “Hurry up!” “Produce!” and “Make it happen!” We rush through life, checking off items on our “to do” lists. When we are tuned in to God, we live each day using a different vocabulary. “Lift up your eyes.” “Listen.” “Call to me.” “Ask.” “Seek.” “Knock.” “Wait.” “Trust.” 

A great illustration of this second, less common approach to life is embedded in this story of Abraham’s servant.   Genesis 24:42-48

42 “And this day I came to the well and said, ‘O Lord God of my master Abraham, if You will now prosper the way in which I go, 43 behold, I stand by the well of water; and it shall come to pass that when the virgin comes out to draw water, and I say to her, “Please give me a little water from your pitcher to drink,” 44 and she says to me, “Drink, and I will draw for your camels also,”—let her be the woman whom the Lord has appointed for my master’s son.’

45 “But before I had finished speaking in my heart, there was Rebekah, coming out with her pitcher on her shoulder; and she went down to the well and drew water. And I said to her, ‘Please let me drink.’ 46 And she made haste and let her pitcher down from her shoulder, and said, ‘Drink, and I will give your camels a drink also.’ So I drank, and she gave the camels a drink also. 47 Then I asked her, and said, ‘Whose daughter are you?’ And she said, ‘The daughter of Bethuel, Nahor’s son, whom Milcah bore to him.’ So I put the nose ring on her nose and the bracelets on her wrists. 48 And I bowed my head and worshiped the Lord, and blessed the Lord God of my master Abraham, who had led me in the way of truth to take the daughter of my master’s brother for his son.

Sent on a mission to find a wife for Isaac, Eliezer is wholly dependent on help from above. He is faithful, trustworthy and deliberate. He prays nonstop, and his cries for direction and help are amazingly specific. When at last he senses clear leading from God, he erupts in praise. And at the end of the day, his mission is a great success. The Lord has watched over him.

This God-drenched mindset is called “practicing the presence of God.” It is simply recognizing that God is ever with us.  Notice that his mindset was so set on God that God heard his prayer before he, “finished speaking in my heart”.  As you go through your daily routines, remember Eliezer’s example. Slow down and take time to acknowledge God. Trust Him to lead you along the right path today. Praise Him for watching over you.

Prayer: Father God today I’m trusting you to meet my every need.  I trust that you are in full control of my life and have a plan and purpose for me. Lord thank for leading and guiding you, and meeting needs. Remind me that You are always there and always in control. In Jesus’ name, Amen.


04-29-2021 at 9:09 AM
Chuck& Bettie
Great reminder, thanks
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