Coming up short

In Genesis 18 beginning with verse23 Abraham begins a conversation with God, one in which he is praying for the survival of Sodom and Gomorrah. Judgement was coming for these cities because of their great wickedness. Try as Abraham might it was too late. His efforts were going to come up short. At least he tried and such standing in the gap (Ezekiel 22:30) is what God wants to see.
Whether Lot knew it or not he had been all that stood in the way of the destruction of these cities. Like most Christians now a days though he said little to nothing. He came up short because he allowed his testimony to go sour.
We take our prayers to the throne of grace because that is all we can do, we bring them trusting God to answer them. Our efforts in this department may come up short of positive answers but it is in the deliver of our prayers, using our faith, that God wants from us. Next time it all falls apart and you feel as if you came up short, if you tried remember Abraham’s prayer was partially answered. Four people escaped Sodom, what happened afterward was their own faults. And one city was spared, Zoar 19:22,23. You can make a difference even if it isn’t as big as you want it to be or you can be like Lot and really come up short.

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