16 June 2010
Gen 24:55-56 "Let the girl stay with us a few days" ... "Do not delay me since the LORD has prospered my way" ...
When God opens a door, don't delay. Don't hang onto the past "just a little longer."
Move out immediately into God's direction, plans, will, way.
Lingering in the past is sitting in darkness and poverty and death; but immediate obedience, stepping forward with You right away, is walking in YOUR light, prosperity, Life!
(As Jesus said in Mt 8:21-22 to the man who wanted to first go back and bury his father: "Follow Me and allow the dead to bury their own dead.")
Gen 24:58 Rebekah...said, "I will go."
No hesitation. And she did become, as the blessing said, "thousands of ten thousands!"
She went totally willingly - alone, to a land and people she did not know. She had more to lose, really, than had her family who wanted her to linger. They still had home and each other. But she was the willing, obedient one, unreservedly ready to step out in answer to God's call, going immediately, willing to leave all else behind.