Read my latest blog post and tell me about a time you have experience God's guidance in your life.
Genesis 24:7, “The Lord, the God of heaven, who brought me out of my father’s household and my native land and who spoke to me and promised me on oath, saying, ‘To your offspring I will give this land’-he will send his angel before you so that you can get a wife for my son from there.”
This is a most beautiful and instructive passage of Scripture. It is the story of how Abraham commissioned his servant Eliezer to go back to his homeland and find a wife for Isaac. Eliezer's guidance involved prayer and praise Genesis 24:12, “Then he prayed, “O Lord, God of my master Abraham, give me success today, and show kindness to my master Abraham; Genesis 24:26-27, “Then the man bowed down and worshiped the Lord, saying, “Praise be to the Lord, the God of my master Abraham … As for me, the Lord has led me on the journey to the house of my master’s relatives.” The Lord had led him on a long journey to the very well where Rachel offered to feed his camels. Clarence McCartney says: "Do not let us forget that the first condition of securing real guidance in our daily life is to ask it, and that the next is to look for it, accept it, whether the finger points down the broad road that we would like to go upon, or through some tangled path amongst the brush-wood that we would fain avoid."
A man was sailing in the channel between Southern California and Catalina Island in a fog when a new forty-foot power boat loomed up. "Which way to Catalina Island?" shouted the man at the wheel of the power boat. The Yacht man got out his parallel rule and laid a course on the chart. "West by north by half a north." "Don't get technical," the other man shouted. "Just point!" God's guidance is given to those who walk in the path of duty. There was no miracle, no supernatural voice, no pillar of cloud or fire, no hovering glory around the head of the village maiden. Eliezer was guided by a simple commonplace act. God leaves a great deal to our common sense.