Standing in the Gap

  • remaining faithful to God and his word through all of life’s ups and downs.
  • discipling and mentoring others as we walk this path of faith together.
  • praying and loving others, leaving the judging to God.
  • keeping our eyes on God instead of all the ‘attractions’ of this world.
  • sharing the Good News with others so they might believe.August 20 2015 standing in the gap

In Ezekiel, God told the people of Judah that he had looked for someone to stand before him in the gap on behalf of the people of the land but he found no one.

Not one.

Dear Father, you are a righteous and holy God.  Please help us walk in step with you, repentant and obedient.  When you look on us today, may you find us standing in the gap for others.  You have made that possible by your grace and the power of the Holy Spirit who lives inside of us.  We love you!  In the redeeming name of Jesus we pray, Amen.

Standing in the Gap

Ezekiel had a lot of bad news for Judah.  The only good news he had was that God would extend his grace to them if they would turn back to God. If they would stop rebelling.  But they didn’t listen.ugust 20 2014 standing in the gap

In Ezekiel 22, God tells Judah that he looked for someone to stand before him in the gap on behalf of Judah.  He didn’t want to destroy them.  He searched for someone who was faithful but he found no one.

We read a similar message from God in Abraham’s time when Abraham negotiated with God over the number of righteous people in Sodom and Gomorrah as he tried to save Lot.  We also heard this during Noah’s time on earth.  God looked over all of the people on the earth and found one righteous man – Noah.

When God looks at our broken and rebellious country today, does he see us standing in the gap?  Does he see our lights shining brightly where we work?  Does he see our servanthood setting the example in our churches and our neighborhoods?

Are we a conduit of God’s love to the people around us?

If so, well done, good and faithful servant.

If not, why not?