"I searched for a man among them who would build up the wall and stand in the gap before Me for the land, so that I would not destroy it; but I found no one."1
Down through the ages since the beginning of time whenever God has a job to do, he has always chosen and started with a single individual. Think of Abraham, Joseph, Moses, Joshua, Daniel, Mary, John the Baptist, Peter, and Paul for example.
Robert C. Stone shared how, "In 1872, Dwight L. Moody attended an early morning meeting in a hay mow (the place they store hay) in Ireland. At the meeting he heard a man quietly say, 'The world has yet to see what God can do with, and for, and through, and in, the man who is fully and wholly consecrated to God's will.'
"Years later, Moody was seated high up in Charles Spurgeon's tabernacle in London, and Spurgeon used those same words in his message. Moody bowed his head and prayed, 'By the power of the Holy Spirit, I will be that man.'"
Moody was greatly used of God to win multiplied thousands to Christ and founded the world-famous Moody Bible Institute (MBI) in Chicago, a school that has trained many thousands for Christian service around the world. (By way of interest, I am a graduate of MBI.)
E M. Bounds said, "Men are looking for better methods. God is looking for better men [and women]." God will use every single person who makes him/herself available for Him to use, and he is still looking for dedicated people to stand in the gap today. Will you, too, in the words of D. L. Moody, say, "By the power of the Holy Spirit, I will be that man/woman?"
Suggested prayer: "Dear God, thank you that your methods are people. By and through your power I want you to use me to stand in the gap to be what you want me to be and to do what you want me to do. Please use me to be a shining light in a dark world so that people, seeing Jesus in me, will want you for themselves. Thank you for hearing and answering my prayer. Gratefully, in Jesus' name, amen."
Note: For God to use you to help reach others with the gospel please consider becoming an ACTS People Power for Jesus partner and help in an attractive, non-threatening way to share the love of Jesus and the message of Godís salvation with friends, family and contacts. For more information go to: http://www.actsweb.org/people_power02.php.
1. Ezekiel 22:30 (ASV).