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The Unnamed Servant

  • Let it happen, that the young lady to whom I will say, 'Please let down your pitcher, that I may drink,' then she says, 'Drink, and I will also give your camels a drink,''let her be the one you have appointed for your servant Isaac. By this I will know that you have shown kindness to my master. Genesis 24:14 WEB.

    The man in this story was a servant of Abraham. Other than that, we know little about him. He is not even named in the account but merely called "the servant." In Genesis 24, Abraham sent this servant to Nahor to find a wife for his son Isaac. The servant went to Nahor and stopped at a well just outside the city with his ten camels. There he prayed for success. He asked the Lord for a sign: That the right girl would come by and offer to draw water for his ten camels, which could drink up to twenty gallons each. That is 200 gallons of water!

    Before he had finished praying, Rebekah came out with her water jar on her shoulder and did just what he had asked for. I find it comforting that the Lord heard the prayer of the servant. Abraham is the "Chosen One" in this story. Yet, the Lord answered this servant's prayer to the letter while he was still praying it. It was an instantaneous yes.

    When I first began attending church and learning about Jesus, I felt that I was insignificant. It seemed that the pastor and the elders were in God's inner circle. They always seemed to have a word from the Lord, but I felt that I must have been part of the outer ring. I believed that God knew "about me," but I was unsure that He actually knew me by name. Still, I wanted to learn all that I could about Him.

    Surprisingly, He began showing up in my workplace, and people began to get saved around me. Sometimes, He would show up in smoky bars where I played music. Then He would give me scriptures and words of knowledge for people. Yea, I know. It was hard for me to believe it as well, at least at the beginning. But as my church row filled with new visitors, the pastor and elders noticed and began asking what I had heard from the Lord during the week.

    The world has a class system that ranks people according to their status or position. When Jesus came to earth, He ignored all of that. He ate with the sinners, the tax collectors, and the servants. The "King of All Kings" had friends in low places. Jesus is not a respecter of persons, and He looks at our hearts.

    Never think that you are insignificant or that the Lord does not hear you because you are not a "Chosen One." He hears the prayers of the servants as well. Take it one day at a time and include Him in your life. You don't need to understand it all yet. Just let your relationship with Him grow over time. In His eyes, we are all His children. If He has done it for someone else, He will also do it for you.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father, I thank You for all that You have done for me. Please help my faith grow and lead me into spiritual adventures with You. Speak to me and through me, Lord. In the name of Jesus Christ, I pray. Amen!

    Note: 'Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your request to God.' (Philippians 4:6-7) ~ If you have a prayer need, we are here for you! We and the prayer team are ready to lift you up at our private prayer page: RHM Prayer Network


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Yvette York
Yvette York

Amen 

Jan 2
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Patricia Walker
Patricia Walker

Amen. Thank You Heavenly Father for a brand new day. Your blessings in my life, I am so grateful for.  AMEN 

Jan 2
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen, Father I Thank You for all of Your Blessings in my life.

Jan 2
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Dave and Sue Earlywine
Dave and Sue Earlywine

Jesus,thank you for all our blessings.You are awesome.We love and worship you. Amen 

Jan 2
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Thank You Father God for all Your blessings, Amen!

Jan 2
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Jack (Dale) Crump
Jack (Dale) Crump

It always blows my mind and especially my heart when I see Him moving in or answering prayers. I tell Him, oh my goodness Lord! You just blew my mind! I love that Lord keep it up please! Truly there is no greater feeling than sharing joy with Him, although, His peace is pretty awesome too. :)

 

Jan 2
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Cathy Webb
Cathy Webb

Right there with you, Jack! Praising the Lord for His miracles!

Jan 2
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Brenda F
Brenda F

 Amen!

Jan 2
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Linda Clark
Linda Clark

Amen 

Jan 2
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Scott Riegelmann
Scott Riegelmann

Amen thank you Father for hearing your servant, I love you, please help me show you to others in Jesus'name I pray amen

Jan 2
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Wanda Pennington
Wanda Pennington

Yes Lord,  Amen 

Jan 2
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Heavenly Father I thank You for all You have done for us, I need You today. Speak to me and through me with words I understand, please help us to grow our faith in You. In Jesus Christ name I pray, Amen. Praises to You Lord. 

Awesome devotional Pastor, God bless you and Sylvia. 

Jan 2
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Debbie Zaleski
Debbie Zaleski

I was raised a Catholic and I always believed that God help those who help themselves. I learned never to ask anybody for anything, especially not God who was busy helping people who really needed help. I thought my job was just to do my best to be a good person and God was 4 when we died.

 

I am so glad I no longer believe that way and have found a living God who is with me every minute of every day.

Jan 2
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Cathy Webb
Cathy Webb

Amen, Debbie! Praise the Lord!

Jan 2
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Cathy Webb
Cathy Webb

Such a forward-looking reminder to anticipate the Lord's miracles and leading, Pastor Dion! Excellent motivation as I begin the work of 2021! Lord, grow my faith and lead me into spiritual adventures with You. In Jesus' name, Amen

Jan 2
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Keyana Mallory
Keyana Mallory

Glory to God our father! Amen! #TeamJesusChrist

Jan 2
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Jim Jarrell
Jim Jarrell

Amen! Thank You Lord!

Jan 2
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Sherry McCosh
Sherry McCosh

Thank you once again for this awesome and uplifting devotion today!! God is so good to us! He goes before us, and He stands behind us to watch over us and protect us. If God is for us then who can be against us!! Amen!

Jan 2
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Susan Petho
Susan Petho

Amen!

Jan 2
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Deng Tembreza
Deng Tembreza

GOD listens, hears and answer all our prayers in HIS own time and will. I have learned to be patient and humbly wait for GOD IS SO FAITHFUL AND GOOD.  PRAISE THE LORD. 

Jan 2
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!!

Jan 2
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

Thank you God for all our blessings. I love you Amen

Jan 2
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen!

Jan 3