Yes yadda-yadda I’ve been gone for a while; all that good stuff *laughs*
I’ve moved house; resumed uni; and started working again etc etc
In the midst of all this, I just haven’t had the time to blog. Ive been thinking of doing big elaborate blogs but we all know I haven’t got time for that, and neither do you to be reading long blogs – sometimes short and sweet yeah?
So today whilst I was reading my bible I just wanted to share with you something that touched my heart; it’s Genesis 24:55-58 NKJV (feel free to read the whole chapter to gain better understanding).
“But her brother and her mother said, “Let the young woman (Rebekah) stay with us a few days, at least ten; after that she may go.” And he (Abraham’s servant who was sent to get Rebekah) said to them, “Do not hinder me, since the LORD has prospered my way; send me away so that I may go to my master.” So they said, “We will call the young woman and ask her personally.” Then they called Rebekah and said to her, “Will you go with this man?” And she said, “I will go.””
I think it is so honouring that they gave Rebekah the choice. In those times women were rarely involved in the decision-making; this to me shows that she was respected and loved within her home. I can’t imagine how difficult it must be to meet a man by the well one day and then be told you’ll be going with him thousands of miles away the next day to marry a man you’ve never even met! *sigh* (okay I exaggerated the miles but you get the point, hehe)
Her mother and brother did not withhold her from them, in fact they gave their blessing and looked after the guests! They simply asked that they give her a few days – 10 at most, before having to leave to marry Isaac. I mean, you wanna prepare yourself to say goodbye to your daughter and your sister right? But the servant wasn’t having it; “Do not delay me” (NLT).. Bruh!
Anyway, Rebekah was full of courage and agreed to leave with him.
I cant help but think that sometimes God will call us to act immediately, there and then. Even though we haven’t had the time to fully process it all; and even if we were still going to do it (after the 10 days) – sometimes we must act now. And at times this may mean not getting the time and opportunity to properly say goodbye to our loved ones… However, do we trust God enough to believe He knows the best for us? That His ways are perfect?
Lord… I pray that you grant us grace as Your sons and daughters to honour You with our decisions; let us be quick to obey. Please give us courage to be bold and arise to challenges in Your name and for the benefit of Your Kingdom. Please give us the same willingness that Rebekah displayed to yield our lives and our plans to your instructions without delay. Amen 💖