Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Can You Stand in the Gap?

Can You Stand in the Gap?

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 have to destroy it, but I found none.

God is looking for somebody to stand in the gap and raise a standard. There are gaps in our educational systems where schools are failing our children and God needs people who can overcome the learning achievement gaps. There are gaps of poverty between the haves and the have nots, God is looking for someone to stand in the gap for the least of these. There are gaps of wickedness and Injustice, God is looking for someone to stand for righteousness and justice.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. said it best, "If we do not stand for something, we will fall for anything.” There has to be a standard that we live by. God’s word is that standard and when we live out his word in the marketplace, workplace, and our communities, we stand in the Gap and we lift up a standard.
This November we get the opportunity to stand in the Gap one more time when we stand to vote for the President of the United States. There are so many gaping holes in our society that need our attention. Education, healthcare, economy, jobs, housing, etc. It’s easy to conform to the apathy prevalent in our communities, deception amongst our religious leaders who are divided on issues used strategically to sabotage our unity through manipulative propaganda. We must be sober and alert or we will miss the most crucial time in our nations’ history to stand in the gap.

When we vote we should take a stand for the poor. We should take a stand for kids in schools that are better off being called “failure factories.” We need to take a stand for people who cannot afford healthcare. We need to take a stand for the new homeless, the “working homeless,” people that are working but can’t afford to keep their homes. If you don’t take a stand in November, no one else will stand for you after November.

Dear God,

It’s time for us to stand for Righteousness, to stand for Holiness, and to stand for Justice. There are too many gaps and not enough people willing to stand. Here I am Lord, willing to stand, put me wherever you need me so that you can save this land. Land of the free and home of the brave.

In Jesus Name,

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