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Wednesday, November 14, 2012

I Sought for a Man

When you saw this title, you may have thought you were going to read about how I found my husband. Sorry to disappoint some of you!

It’s actually a quote from the Bible. God is speaking:
            And I sought for a man 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 (Ezekiel 22:30).

This reminds me of another time God is searching for someone to serve Him:
            Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, Whom shall I send, and who will go for us? Then said I, Here am I; send me (Isaiah 6:8).

God sought some men by name. I think of Moses, Samuel, Gideon, Joshua, David, and more, those who would lead the nation of Israel. Some of them had “good” excuses for not signing up right away. Moses said he couldn’t speak well. Samuel at first didn’t recognize God’s voice. Gideon wanted to be extra sure, so he put out a fleece. Joshua had to be told over and over again to be strong and have courage. David was chosen, even though he was the youngest son. (Even the prophet Samuel asked God, “Are You sure?”)

I think God is still looking for good men to lead. Nowadays, they are men to lead in churches and in world evangelism. Who will stand in the gap? Who will make up the hedge? Who will go for God?

God is also looking for good women. (This is where we come in!) How many of us are models for younger women? How many of us are mentoring younger women? If you’re young, are you being mentored? Are you learning practical things like: loving husband and children, and how to behave as a godly woman?

For any woman: are we in the Word? Are we learning directly from God? Are we being conformed more and more to His image? (See Titus 2:3-5 and Romans 8:29.) Are we in touch with God all day, every day? (1 Thessalonians 5:17)

If God were to search for a godly woman, would he look for you?

Something for us all to think about!


  1. It so encourages me that God uses people who don't think they can do what He is asking. Even Paul said he was with the Corinthians "in weakness, and in fear, and in much trembling" (I Cor. 2:3). It encourages me because I have felt the same way often, and because God can use people like that. I love how Paul goes on to say, "And my speech and my preaching was not with enticing words of man's wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power."

  2. Absolutely! I am amazed at how God uses people's weakness to showcase His strength. Thank you for sharing these verses.


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