It seems as though the world is falling apart all around us. From Israel to the Ukraine to Iraq/Syria to Ferguson, MO to our leaders in Washington to the IRS scandal to the VA hospital debacle to our national debt, lack of jobs and on and on.
In the midst of all this God providentially places in front of me Ezekiel 22: 30, “I looked for a man among them who would build up the wall and stand before Me in the gap on behalf of the land so I would not destroy it, but I found none.” Coincidence? I don’t believe in coincidences but I do believe in a sovereign God who is telling me something and since I blog, perhaps you.
But do I believe it enough to stand in the gap for Him? Do I believe it enough to do whatever He asks of me? Do I believe it enough to completely and totally change? Change my employment?; my spending habits?; my priorities?; my relationships? Change the way I spend my time?; the way I study God’s word?; the way I worship?; my lifestyle?; my entire being?
I’d better, because its time for men and women of faith to stand tall, walk humbly and serve The Lord boldly, lovingly, completely. It’s time for people of faith to think more highly of others than they do of themselves; to turn the other cheek. It’s time to walk the talk, to love unconditionally; forgive wholeheartedly; give unreservedly; sacrifice unhesitatingly; and obey unashamedly.
Are we Christian’s, who by the providence of God have been placed in America, committed enough to The Lord to stand in the gap before the gap, the easy road, widens and this once great nation becomes another speed bump along the road of history?