Wednesday, September 29, 2010
I generally keep scriptural things within the threads of my faith-based teams. I am by no means bashful about my faith but I strive to be respectful of others who may have a different belief system or no belief system at all (which of course is nonsense since EVERYONE believes in SOMETHING). There. Did I cover all the politically correct catch phrases? lol I hope so because I would never want to offend any of you, my dear SparkFriends and I would never want to cheapen or undervalue you and everything about you, even (or ESPECIALLY) when that is something unlike or foreign to me.
That said, I felt compelled to share in a blog what I believe is an important message that became clear to me as I spent some time in my bible and in prayer this morning. If things of Christianity offend you, please close this window now and stay tuned for future blogs that may be more to your liking.
Psalm 106:23 “So He said He would destroy them – had not Moses, His chosen one, stood in the breach before Him to keep His wrath from destroying them.”
One of the most important jobs of those of us who know how to pray is to stand in the breach. Katrina taught me firsthand the force of a floodtide as it tears asunder all protection from destruction. A breach is a horror of catastrophic proportions.
No remedy of man can stem the lethal flow once a breach occurs. Only the power of prayer is able to hold back the overwhelming evil that attacks through a breach. This all-consuming destruction is crazed and frenzied in its insatiable hunger to kill, to leave utter desolation, to create a null and void of eternal consequence.
Do you know someone who has a breach in their life? Has everything that kept them safe been torn away, decayed, bulldozed by sin, ravaged by pain, anger, illness, disappointment, bitterness, addiction, failure, hopelessness? In this dispensation of grace, it is not the wrath of God that strains against the levees of protection in our lives but the three things that disintegrate the abundance of life we are promised: the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life. This three-fold cord that is not easily broken in our own lives or the lives that affect us causes untold chasms in our protection and preservation systems.
It befalls we, God’s chosen vessels, to stand in those breaches, in the very midst of the fury and chaos pressing in to overtake a life. Our prayers may be the only force in their world which is able to withstand the powers and principalities hell bent (quite literally) on annihilating that human body, soul, and spirit for all eternity.
Never stop praying. Never stop standing. Never stop loving. When you’ve done everything else to stand, keep standing in the breach. Don’t be moved by what you see and hear. Just stand in the breach and see the salvation of the Lord.