By: Tim Sader
When I came to the spring today, I said, ‘Lord, God of my master Abraham, if you will, please grant success to the journey on which I have come.’ (Genesis 24:42)
Last week we learned about the mysterious ways God works and how we are affected by them. He chose to reveal His mysteries to us through Christ who Himself is one of the greatest mysteries in creation. In our journey of life many things happen to us both explainable and mysterious. Most of us reading this have meet Jesus already in our journey and if not today is a great day to meet up with Him. Please see bottom paragraph if today is that day! At a pivotal destination on this servant’s journey he prayed that God would grant success to him on his journey. How many of us would like to have success to the journey we are on? We want success on our job, in our families and our marriages. We want perfect bodies that are never sick or tired, food cooked perfectly, kids that always listen, cars that never break down and we want it all yesterday. We want God to bless us and grant success to us in every area of our lives. But where is He on this journey with us? Are we following Him and letting Him lead, is beside us as a companion, is he a mile up the road or is He far gone and we are lost without Him. Like Abraham’s servant the Lord will lead us on a journey, if we will honor Him in His leading (Genesis 24:26-27). When we walk faithfully with the Lord where ever our journey may take us we can only trust God to make it succeed. Even the angels will be sent with us until we have success (Genesis 24:40). If we hang with the Lord on our journey than surely we will succeed.
Surely God is on the journey when we invite Him to be part of it with us. He will be with us and watch over us, everything we need to be successful He will be sure we have it. If we need food to eat, protection and clothes to wear He can do it for us if we will let Him have control. When we make it to our destination then we will trust and know that He is our God (Genesis 28:20-21). When Israel was wandering in the wilderness despite all the grumbling and complaining they were blessed by God in all the work of their hands. He watched over them in a vast wilderness that was impossible for so many people to survive in. For forty years the Lord was with them and they lacked for nothing (Deuteronomy 2:7). There will be a highway there called the Way of Holiness and it is for those who walk on that Way. The wicked and unclean will not travel on it. No dangers will be there and only the redeemed will walk there. Gladness and joy will overtake them and sorrow will go away (Isaiah 35:8-10). In our journey we can travel in such a way as well. There may be dangers and inconveniences on our path but we will be filled with so much joy that sorrow cannot overtake us. Barnabas took Saul to meet the other apostles after He saw a bright light from heaven and Jesus meet him on his Journey. After seeing Jesus, in Damascus Paul preached fearlessly in His name (Acts 9:27). Saul went from a Christian’s enemy to becoming Paul, one of the greatest apostles to ever live. On his Journey through Macedonia Paul made possible plans to stop in Corinth for the winter if it was in the Lords plan for them to help him on his journey. He did not only want to make a quick stop while passing through because he wanted to spend more time with them (1 Corinthians 16:6-7). Sometimes on our journey we need to make necessary stops for many reasons and often it is to accommodate or be helped by people in our lives. Paul wanted to do it right though by devoting himself fully to them. On our journey and at every stop God is there and He has a plan for us to follow if we will trust Him to lead us.
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No one lights a lamp and hides it in a clay jar or puts it under a bed. Instead, they put it on a stand, so that those who come in can see the light. Luke 8:16