Day 7: Stopping at the Spring

waterfromwellThis morning as we read our daily bible reading together we read out of Genesis 24. To my excitement the Holy Spirit showed me something new and the whole chapter cries out with the Spring of Life. There is so much in the chapter I would encourage you to read all of it, but here is the part that really touched me. It is Abraham’s servant’s account of what happened to him when he stopped at the spring.

“Today when I came to the spring, I prayed: Lord, God of my master Abraham, if only You will make my journey successful! I am standing here at a spring. Let the virgin who comes out to draw water, and I say to her: Please let me drink a little water from your jug, and who responds to me, ‘Drink, and I’ll draw water for your camels also’—let her be the woman the Lord has appointed for my master’s son.

Before I had finished praying silently, there was Rebekah coming with her jug on her shoulder, and she went down to the spring and drew water. So I said to her: Please let me have a drink.  She quickly lowered her jug from her shoulder and said, ‘Drink, and I’ll water your camels also.’ So I drank, and she also watered the camels.  Then I asked her: Whose daughter are you? She responded, ‘The daughter of Bethuel son of Nahor, whom Milcah bore to him.’ So I put the ring on her nose and the bracelets on her wrists.  Then I bowed down, worshiped the Lord, and praised the Lord , the God of my master Abraham, who guided me on the right way to take the granddaughter of my master’s brother for his son.” Genesis 24:42-48

When we take the time to stop at the spring and pray, God sees and hears and guides us on the right way.

 

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