Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Daily Fountain 2017 - Keep Your Eyes On The Goal






Wednesday July 5

Bible Reading:     Gen. 24: 29 - 41
Topic:                  Keep Your Eyes On The Goal

Abraham's servant left his Master's presence with a clear-cut vision of the very purpose of his mission.

Having locate Rebekah whom he strongly believed was God's choice for Isaac, many in his shoes would likely have begun to enjoy and to party; but this man understood that his mission in that land was not yet fully accomplished .

Therefore at Rebekah's family house, despite the very warm reception accorded him by her relatives, still would not rest on his oars.

Coming from a very long journey, he should be famished by now but he insisted that he would "not eat until I have told my business."

The significant lesson here is that one of the concrete ways to accomplishing our life's mission is to have a clear vision of where we are going; keep that goal always before you and be careful not to be distracted by the many side attractions which may rear their heads along the line.

Jesus taught the same truth in Matt. 6: 33 (cf. Gal. 1: 1 - 5)

As we endeavour to align ourselves with the eternal principle, fulfilling the purpose of God for our lives should be less complicated.

Prayer
Father help me to set my priorities right so that I may not derail from the path You have set before me, Amen.

Memory Verse             Gen. 24: 33
"And there was set meat before him (Abraham's servant) to eat; but he said I will not eat until I have told mine errand. And he (Rebekah's brother - Laban) said Speak on."

Source:     The Daily Fountain 2017
(The Daily Devotional Guide of the Church of Nigeria Anglican Communion)

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