Standing in the Gap
I love having Tim & Luda Smith come and share their ministry with us. God has used their bold faith to impact the lives of so many for Christ. You cannot walk away from hearing what God is doing in other regions of the world without a profound sense of awe. These believers are standing in the gap, literally putting their lives on the line to share the message of hope in Christ. In Ephesians 6 the Apostle Paul instructs us to put on the armor of God, and then adds, “take the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.” This is the only offensive weapon we have, but it is infinitely powerful. It has the power to pierce through the hard, rough exterior of the human heart. One of the things I like about Tim Smith is his bold, unflinching faith. He asked all of us to consider what we are doing right now to share the gospel with the lost around us. Are we just biding our time, doing life…comfortably waiting for the Lord’s return, or are we actively doing all we can to stand in the gap for those who are dying without Christ around us?
There are so many places to go and people to reach. There is so much ministry that needs to take place and so little time right here in our community.
Would you ask God to show you where He wants you and serve? Who do you need to reach? What areas of ministry could you help with? What changes do you need to make in your life so that He can use you? What about following in obedience to baptism or church membership where you commit to joining arms with others? Are you willing to say, “Here am I Lord, send me! Press On, Pastor Brian Richard