Then the servant took ten camels from the camels of his master, and set out with a variety of good things of his master’s in his hand; and he arose and went to Mesopotamia, to the city of Nahor. He made the camels kneel down outside the city by the well of water at evening time, the time when women go out to draw water. He said, “O Lord, the God of my master Abraham, please grant me success today, and show lovingkindness to my master Abraham. Behold, I am standing by the spring, and the daughters of the men of the city are coming out to draw water; now may it be that the girl to whom I say, ‘Please let down your jar so that I may drink,’ and who answers, ‘Drink, and I will water your camels also’—may she be the one whom You have appointed for Your servant Isaac; and by this I will know that You have shown lovingkindness to my master.” Genesis 24:10-14 NASB
Jake and Elwood (in the movie Blues Brothers) realize that they are ‘On a mission from God’. Have you ever felt like God gave you a mission? Maybe it was a small task, but you knew it was from the Lord. Abraham’s servant had a big job. Go back to his homeland and find a wife for Isaac. He had the advantage of God giving him a sign. In the end, he would find favor with Rebekah. I love his prayer- O Lord,… grant me success today and show lovingkindness to my master. That’s a prayer God loves to answer.
What mission has God given me today?
Lord, as this day continues, I know the mission. I need Your help and favor from friends and co-workers to really bless a family that is hurting. Help me lead our team in unusual compassion. Show us favor so that the family can be comforted.