Genesis 24:50-51: Get on with it.
“50 Laban and Bethuel answered, ‘This is from the Lord; we can say nothing to you one way or the other. 51 Here is Rebekah; take her and go, and let her become the wife of your master’s son, as the Lord has directed.’ ” NIV UK
As I opened my Bible this morning, my eye fell on a quote from George Mueller. I had written it inside the front cover many years ago:
‘I have joyfully dedicated my whole life to the object of exemplifying how much may be accomplished by prayer and faith.’
To my mind, George Mueller’s life story is a form of apologetics. How can we explain what happened, consistently, to him – the many remarkable answers to prayer he received – if God is not real? He took God seriously, and God took him seriously, and, it seems to me that this still happens to people today. (I appreciate someone reading this may need to go and bone up on George Mueller. Apologies, but in this short thought I don’t have time or space to provide the details).
Abraham’s servant showed a similar confidence in God. The Lord did not let him down.
I know we are fallible. We sometimes get things wrong. We are not always clear about guidance. But there are those times when it appears God has so remarkably guided; a ‘door’ has so obviously opened, that we just need to get on with it and go through it.