Intersession or Intervention?
The message I heard this Sunday was so meaningful to me. Maybe it’s because I’ve been interceding for several people throughout the last few years! Some of my prayers have been answered almost immediately and others have taken a long time, but the point of the message was to intercede for others, today! The more I meditated on this, the more it made me think about the difference between interceding for someone and intervening for someone. I’m a life-long learner and love to compare and challenge myself to improve in everything I do. So, of course I googled both words and found the following on the dictionary:
Intersession: A prayer to God on behalf of another person
Intervention: Interfering in some course of events
The best example of an intercessor is my mom. She was gifted with a spirit of intercession that revealed the need before the need appeared! The amount of miracles caused by her prayers of intercession are way too many to list. I witnessed whole families get closer to God, women struggling with infertility getting pregnant with twins, couples restoring their marriage, the sick being healed, debts erased, and so many more miracles but most importantly, people realizing the need of God in their lives and the fact that no matter how good or bad we are, nothing can ever separate us from His love.
As funny as it was watching “friends” and see their “interventions”, my mom took interventions very seriously. I can recall a time she was intervening for a couple in the family, who was arguing and on the verge of divorced, and someone, from the family of the wife, literally hit her with a rock during the intervention. This was the cause of my mom having to have her nose operated and the person arrested. The interesting thing is that my mom didn’t hold grudges against this person nor pressed charges and this couple is still together. Yes, my mom’s intervention changed the course of their marriage and their relationship with God.
This is just one example of the type of person she was and why I’m so passionate to share about her. We all can learn from people like my mother. We all have a responsibility to make a difference in other people’s lives. Let’s do it together and be the reason others are impacted positively!