God is Calling Us To Intercede
Time and time again in Israel’s history, God nurtured, cared, and provided for His people. His desire was to see His people respond to and seek out the things of God. The desire of His heart was to create a mature people living in intimate relationship with Himself. It is no different today!
There was a time in Israel’s history when God’s patience reached an end. When the land had become full of people seeking only selfish fulfillment, God sent a storm upon the land. In a place where the voice of God could no longer be heard, because no one placed any value on it, God used a storm to restore a sense of awe and gratitude into the hearts of His people. At that time, the storm took on the appearance of the Babylonian army and captivity. In the final days leading up to that, God’s frustration over the lack of intercessors was recorded in Ezekiel 22: “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 found none.”
It is no different today!
God has called us to intercede for each other, our neighbors, community, leaders and country. He is reminding us this year of this great need. I want to be obedient. I would like you to consider what obedience looks like for you. It would be good for us to unite in asking God to humble us, give us repentant hearts, and re-instill within our hearts a sense of awe and gratitude. I would like to see us asking for a greater thirst for the things of God, and for us to grow in stature and maturity before God. The King is almost here. We need to understand how to behave when a King walks into the room.
Please consider joining me Sunday mornings after the fellowship time. After a short visit, please bring your snack and meet at 10:30 in the chapel. Hope to see you there.