“Isaac prayed to the Lord on behalf of his wife, because she was childless. The Lord answered his prayer, and his wife Rebekah became pregnant.” Genesis 25:21.
Verse chosen from today’s Bible reading; Genesis 25-26, Psalm 6, and Luke 10.
I need to learn from the Bible. Part of the learning is to take note of how people behave. There are plenty of role models; some good and some not so good.
Today’s verse reveals a positive role model; Isaac.
Praying to God must be something that I do. The life of Isaac was strongly impacted by prayer.
Isaac’s servant was sent by Abraham to bring back a wife for his son Isaac. The servant, quite overwhelmed by the responsibility, prayed for guidance and was directed to Rebekah.
Now Isaac, aware of God’s promise of offspring outnumbering the stars in the sky, is wondering how it will happen since his wife Rebekah hasn’t be able to have children for twenty years. So what does he (finally?) do? Pray about it. God hears. God answers and the child-bearing begins.
Lessons from this story? I need to be in steady contact with the Ultimate Source of everything; God. My prayer life must be ongoing and unceasing.
I am assured that God hears me. If I know that He hears me, then I want to constantly interact with Him.
I don’t always know the specifics of what God wants me to do BUT if I stay close enough to Him clarity will come. He knows what is best for me and that is exactly what I want Him to direct me to.
“Lord, thank You for the Isaac story. You are a great God. I need to be close to You all the time. Forgive me for creating distance between the two of us. Guide me, O thou great Jehovah. I love You, Lord.”
Praying, like breathing, needs to be done regularly!