Genesis 24:7: Sure of God’s guidance
“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[a] I will give this land”– he will send his angel before you so that you can get a wife for my son from there.” NIV UK
‘’The LORD, the God of heaven, who brought me out…he will send his angel before you so that you can get a wife for my son from there’’ (7).
We end this particular working week with a brief and simple thought: you can be sure of the reality of God’s guidance in the great choices of life – if you look to Him. In fact, there may be times when you are not consciously trusting Him at all, but He is still guiding your footsteps. But the Bible is filled with promises of God’s goodness in this area, to those put their confidence in Him. We are like travellers across an unknown sea, and we need a Pilot; we require a Captain. God will be this to us. Let us be sure of it. I believe we can be as confident as Abraham was when he made this affirmative statement to his servant. This morning, I saw a clip from Archbishop John Sentamu on ‘Facebook’. He said that when he wakes up in the night, he takes it that the Holy Spirit wants to share something with him, and often in the quiet listening he finds answers to perplexing problems.
This reminds me of the wonderful words, spoken by God Himself, in Psalm 32:8: ‘’I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go: I will counsel you and watch over you.’’ I seem to remember that one translation says something like, ‘I will guide you with my eye open you.’ Now there’s a thought to take into the week-end!
PRAYER: Thank you that ‘Somebody bigger than you or I’ watches over our days, our nights, and all our movements. (Do you need guidance regarding any decisions today? Seek the Lord, remembering His lovely Word)