Abraham understood the place of prayer in choosing a wife for his son Isaac. The Bible records the story of the search for a wife for Isaac in Genesis 24.
. . .HE shall send his Angel before thee . . . (Genesis 24:7b)
Abraham was sure of God’s ability to lead his servant through the process of getting the right woman for his son. He gave some vital instructions to his servant.
The servant got to a point, that all he could ask for was God’s direction on his journey to get a wife for Isaac.
The servant got to THE WELL. . .
. . .at the WELL of the evening, even the time WOMEN go out to draw water.” (Genesis 24:11)
He knew the only solution to get a godly wife for his master(Isaac) was to seek the face of God.
If he failed to pray to God, it’s possible that he would have been confused since a lot of women would have come to fetch water at the well and he would have started playing games (casting lots) on who will be his master’s wife.
The servant prayed to God,
And let it come to pass, that the damsel to whom I shall say, Let down thy pitcher, I pray thee, that I may drink; and she shall say, Drink, and I will give thy camels drink also: let the same be she that thou hast appointed for thy servant Isaac; and thereby shall I know that thou hast shewed kindness unto my master. (Genesis 24:14)
Can you see a specific, sincere and clear request? Hmmm. God answered him. His request was granted.
…and it came to pass”. (Genesis 24: vs 15)
Hello brethren, God answers sincere and clear prayers.
Do you know that the best time to pray AT THE WELL, is before the TIME THAT WOMEN COME OUT TO DRAW WATER? (Before you become confused with list/names of brothers/sisters, and you don’t know what to do). Seek the face of God now, before you begin to have feelings for those brothers/sisters and you become confused.
The best time to pray AT THE WELL is NOW
Knee before God and pray a sincere,specific and honest prayer.
God is not a God of confusion. If you are SINCERE in your prayers, he will definitely answer you. Then you will smile and say “And it came to pass. . .”
See God at work.
Laban couldn’t say “NO” (vs 51- “as the LORD hath spoken”)
Rebekah couldn’t say “NO” either (vs 58- “. . .and she said, I will go”). Isn’t that a YES? (Smiles)
Specific and Sincere Prayers are very important and powerful tools in choosing a life partner.
Knee at THE WELL and pray a specific, sincere and honest prayer. Leave the rest to God. And it will surely come to pass. Because the desires of the righteous will be granted.
- Deborah Olujimi