Abraham’s servant left everything for the purpose of finding a bride for Isaac. He could have stayed in a comfortable home and enjoyed the luxury. He could have been out looking for his own bride. Instead, he gave up his own interests to pursue the interests of the master.
It takes a big man to give up his own self-interest to pursue something bigger than his own dreams and desires. The life of faith is a life of giving up self-ambition and serving His mission. The greatest man is the person who goes out to find “the bride” for “the master.”
Pray, seek, give
Abraham’s servant first give himself to prayer and dependence on the Lord. The angel of the Lord went before him to prepare the heart of the woman who would become the bride. When you do the work of a soul-winner, take hope knowing that the Lord goes before you preparing the way.
The servant did not just wait for the girl to come find him. He went to where a good prospect was likely to turn up. Where could you go to find good candidates for joining the Bride of Christ? Do as the servant did: tell your story, offer the invitation, and watch for a positive response.
The servant gave generously. He allowed the young woman to sample the wealth of his master. Do you give people a piece of heaven? Do they get to sample joy, love, hope, and peace from your life? Miracles and healings are great attention getters to let others know the benefits of marriage to the Master. What other ways can you provide samples of the Savior for others to be drawn toward Him?
Finally, he demands action. Any good salesman knows to do this. You ask for the sale. Invite people to make the decision to accept the name of the Lord (in baptism) and to become one with Him (in Spirit). If they turn down the proposal, move on to another prospect until they are ready.