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Asking for Wisdom

Then he prayed, “Lord, God of my master Abraham, make me successful today, and show kindness to my master Abraham.” – Genesis 24:12, NIV

As Abraham was aging, he watched his son, Isaac, walk alone. He knew he would soon pass on and he didn’t want his child to be without companionship, so Abraham called his servant to him. For this task, he chose his most trusted servant, a man that would carry out the important task with wisdom and discretion.

So, the servant left and traveled a good distance. As he neared the city of Nahor, he prayed for God’s blessing over his master and for a sign that the woman he talked to would be the right one for Isaac.

When he spotted Rebekah, the servant humbly asked for water. Without knowing this weary traveler, Rebekah was instantly helpful. She gave not only the man water but was willing to water his camels as well. (Each camel could drink up to 30 gallons or more; that’s a lot of drawing water from the well!)

This was the sign that the servant asked for and seeing it, he worshiped God for showing him favor.

Sometimes, we’re called to do things that feel overwhelming. But just like Abraham’s servant, take the time to stop and pray. Ask God for direction and wait to see how He moves.


Lord, thank You for being faithful to answer my prayers! Right now, I’m dealing with (situation or event), and it feels overwhelming. Please show me what to do and grant me wisdom. In Jesus’ name, Amen.


March 1 Devotional

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