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Monday, March 22, 2010

The Gap

Deuteronomy 33:1 thru 34:12
Joshua 1:1 thru 2:24

We lost our beloved Moses today.  I am so sad to see his story end but Joshua's exciting journey is just about to begin.  We also met Rahab today and although she may be a small character in the story, her life is going to play a huge part in not just the salvation of her and her family, but all of humanity as well. 

I really want us to look more into Rahab's life at a later date, but today I want us to reflect on one of the aspects of the life of Moses.

I know in his heart he hated to die, not for the obvious reasons, but because he was the one who stood in the gap on more than one occasion for the rebellious children of Israel.  Had it not been for him God would have wiped them all out and started over.

But Moses prayed, and the hand of God was stayed.

Who was your Moses?  Who was the one who stood in the gap praying for you? 

For most of us it was our grandmother, or our mother, father, sister, brother or our friend.

Where would you be today without that person?  Who would you be? 

Today, I want us to not focus on that person in our life, but for us to be that person in someone else's life.

I once heard someone say, If you are not praying for your children, then who is?

Are we, you and I, standing in the gap and covering our kids, husbands, wives, parents, friends, coworkers, and churches in prayer?

If not, then who is? 

And does it really matter?

Go back and reread Exodus 32 and Numbers 16. 

Yes, it matters.

So, who will you stand in the gap for today?  Their very lives may depend on it.

Standing in the gap,

1 comment:

Pat Johns said...

Many years ago after reading Ezekiel 22:30, "I sought for a man (person) among them that should make up the hedge, and stand in the gap before me for the land, that I should not destroy it, BUT I FOUND NONE."

I purposed in my heart that when God looked down on my family he would find me praying and standing in the gap for them....

.Moses standing in the gap for the children of Israel was a great encouragement to me as i realized just how much influence a godly person has with God when they intercede for someone else....

Let me encourage all who read this to be an intercessor.......Prayer changes things....

Great blog today Tina....thanks for always encouraging us to be better women of God.....