Seeking Deeper Insight
Melissa Milbourn, Director of Business Sponsors
Often, instead of asking the Lord to give us insight into a situation, we assess a situation simply by the surface level information that’s available to us. I was reminded of this recently, as I read the following scriptures:
“And Isaac prayed to the Lord for his wife, because she was barren. And the Lord granted his prayer, and Rebekah his wife conceived. The children struggled together within her, and she said, ‘If it is thus, why is this happening to me?’ So she went to inquire of the Lord. And the Lord said to her,
‘Two nations are in your womb,
and two peoples from within you shall be divided;
the one shall be stronger than the other,
the older shall serve the younger.'”
Genesis 25:21-23 ESV
Rebekah was pregnant, and there was major activity happening in her belly. Her first thought was, “Why is this happening to me?” Her second thought was to ask God about it.
What’s beautiful about this to me is that Rebekah asked God the question, and He answered. Here’s another thing that’s beautiful, we can still do that. We can inquire of the Lord, and He will answer us.
If this was a modern-day scenario, we all know what we would do, we would get an ultrasound. The ultrasound would tell us truth, but not the whole truth. We would know there were twins and that they were active, but we wouldn’t know this…
“Two nations are in your womb, and two peoples from within you shall be divided; the one shall be stronger than the other, the older shall serve the younger.”
What deeper insight might the Lord want to give us about our particular situation, if we only stop and ask?
That family member, employee, or co-worker that might be difficult to get along with…what’s really going on there? The difficult situation you find yourself in, what’s that really about?
Today, ask for God’s guidance, and give Him a chance to give you insight into your circumstances.