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Monday, November 24, 2014

Standing in the gap.....

Ezekiel 22:30
I looked for someone who might rebuild the wall of righteousness that guards the land.   I searched for someone to stand in the gap in the wall so I wouldn’t have to destroy the land, but I found no one.

I've had this verse of scripture on my mind for a few days,
ever since I heard it mentioned in an on-air Bible broadcast I listened to while driving.  I really don't remember what the message was about because those words "stand in the gap" keep resonating through my mind.

I wondered how many times in my life somebody has stood in the gap.....
praying for me.....
possibly keeping God from punishing me for something that I so deserved a "spanking" for!!!

I've done that for a certain someone in my own life.....
often to what seems in my eyes, to no avail!
But God.....
well, He has a better view of the picture than me.
He sees completely.....
and I just see through that "glass darkly" (I Corinthians 13:12).
I have no idea what praying for this person has done.
I only know that there is power in prayer!

One thing I do know for sure!
I'm ever so grateful that Jesus stood.....
and still stands.....
in that gap for me!!!

HOPE everybody has a Marvelous Monday!!!

Breathing in Grace,



5 comments:

  1. Amen and amen... This was such a beautiful post, Debbie... :)

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  2. Beautiful message Debbie.

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  3. Thank God for Jesus standing in the gap for us. God's hand holding us in protection.

    Wishing you a blessed Thanksgiving

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  4. Such a beautiful and touching post. All the best of wishes to you and your family for a blessed holiday xo

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  5. Hi Mate. This is a wonderful way to also pray for others. When I lived in Tennessee, I often went to the front of the church for prayer for one of my children. I stood in the gap for them and it was amazing how the Pastor felt to pray.
    Now I am expecting a visitor in 3 weeks time. He is in his early thirties and I haven't seen him since he was a little boy. He has confided in me the physical abuse he suffered from both parents when he was young. My son had told me of this, yet I had never pursued the subject.. Now when this young man comes, I will talk to him and allow him to share in length, all the hurt he has felt. Then I will stand in the gap for both of his parents and tell him how sorry I am for this and I will tell him how special he is to me and that I love him. This is be from both of this parents, and I pray it turns him around for a new beginning.

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