Will There Be a Hedge?
His sons used to hold feasts in their homes on their birthdays, and they would invite their three sisters to eat and drink with them. When a period of feasting had run its course, Job would make arrangements for them to be purified. Early in the morning he would sacrifice a burnt offering for each of them, thinking, “Perhaps my children have sinned and cursed God in their hearts.” This was Job’s regular custom. One day the angels came to present themselves before the Lord, and Satan also came with them. The Lord said to Satan, “Where have you come from?” Satan answered the Lord, “From roaming throughout the earth, going back and forth on it.” Then the Lord said to Satan, “Have you considered my servant Job? There is no one on earth like him; he is blameless and upright, a man who fears God and shuns evil.” “Does Job fear God for nothing?” Satan replied. “Have you not put a hedge around him and his household and everything he has? You have blessed the work of his hands, so that his flocks and herds are spread throughout the land.”
Job 1:4-10 NIV
Last week, I was talking with a friend of mine about life and she said to me, “I’m still living off of the prayers of my Grandmother.” I have thought about that comment ever since. How amazing is that to still be covered by our grandparent’s prayers! I can truly say, I feel the same way. It is the prayers of my Grandmother who keeps our family covered from all harm and danger.
While I thought about that, though, the Holy Spirit quickly convicted me—will our kids and grandkids be able to say the same?
Prayer places a hedge around us, a boundary of protection. The Bible says Job woke up early and offered a sacrifice for each of his children. It also mentions that he did this regularly. How is your prayer life? When satan attacks, will he see a hedge or an entry?
Lent is the perfect season to revamp your prayer time . So many people make it a hard task. It’s not! There’s no right or wrong way to pray. Just call out to God and talk to Him. “Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you” (Jeremiah 29:12 NIV). Sit quietly and invite Him in. Ask Him to invade your space.
These next few days, I challenge you to work on your prayer life. Get up earlier or stay up later to pray. Listen to praise and worship on the way to work. Talk to God in the carpool line. Build that hedge!
No one knows the time God will call us home. Will your kids and grandkids be able to live on your prayers from today?