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The story of Abraham's servant finding a wife for Isaac is an amazing testimony of God's providential guidance. Although many applications can be made when considering this Genesis 24 account, I would like to mention a few ways in which it applies to missions. We must always be looking to the future in order to know how God wants to use us in fulfilling the Great Commission. If we are going to be effectively used by God in missions, it is imperative that we are presently “in the way” so that in the future we can say, “the Lord led me” (Genesis 24:27). In order to know whether or not we are “in the way,” I would like to suggest three questions that should be asked. The first question is—Are we following God's general PLAN? Abraham's servant headed toward Mesopotamia because he knew that was Abraham's country and that was where he would find Abraham's kindred (Genesis 24:4, 10). The servant had a clear understanding of his task and was following the general will of his master. He went in the right direction in order to accomplish the mission he had been given. Being on the right path involves a clear understanding of our task and faithfulness in the “basics” of the Christian life. Things such as daily devotions, regular church attendance, dedicated service within the local church, tithing, giving to missions, soul winning, etc., enable us to clearly understand and effectively accomplish the mission we have been given. Jesus commanded us to “Go…into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature” (Mark 16:15). If we are going to glorify God through obedience to that commission, it is imperative that we be stedfast, unmovable, always abounding in the “basic” work of the Lord (1 Corinthians 15:58). We must follow the Lord's general plan for our lives by staying on the path that He has clearly given us to follow. Obviously, if we are not following God's general plan, we are not “in the way.” David H. Snyder President/General Director Another question to be asked is—Are we fulfilling our responsibility in PRAYER? Knowing that the task of finding a bride for Isaac was beyond his human capabilities, Abraham's servant prayed for God's direction and blessing (Genesis 24:10–14). Preaching the Gospel to over seven billion people cannot be accomplished in our own strength. This is something that must be bathed in 2 BIMI WORLD Number 2, 2014