Today's reading: Genesis 24:1-10
After Sarah's death, Abraham sets his sights on finding a suitable wife for Isaac. His plan is to send his servant back to his homeland so that he can secure a wife from among his relatives. My favorite part of this passage is the exchange between Abraham and his servant when the servant suggests that perhaps he won't be able to find a wife who will be willing to return with him to Isaac. Without batting an eye, Abraham confidently declares to his servant that God "will send his angel before you, and you shall take a wife for my son from there" (vs. 7).
Abraham and God had a long and rich history. And through it all God had provided for and protected Abraham and his family in ways Abraham would have never have imagined. So it's no wonder that when it came time for Isaac to take a wife, everything Abraham planned was based on what God had told and promised Abraham. He had complete confidence that God would continue steady by his side.
How does remembering and/or seeing what God has done in your life and the lives of others help you stay the course as you move forward? On a scale of 1-10 how confident/trusting are you in God, and why? Tami