Standing In The Gap

Standing In The Gap

When I think of a gap I see holes, cracks, crevices or a large space in the outfield where the batter hits the ball in the gap.

Whenever there are gaps on walls or foundations they are vulnerable to weaken and eventually break down.

God’s heart to Ezekiel was to search out somebody who would be willing to stand in this gap. What did this mean?

God saw the nation of Israel in jeopardy. Leadership was not speaking out for what was right or people taking responsibility for their actions. God’s judgment would eventually happen.

Prayerlessness produces powerlessness which turns into captivity!

God sought for intercessors to pray on behalf of others. How often we make excuses and justify why we are not involved in our Christian journey or spending time with the Lord. (Im not talking about legalism or a guilt trip).

Prayer is not just for our own usefulness, but for God’s purpose to move forward. How often do you pray for your leaders? Do you pray for your country and it’s politicians? Or do you just spout your views and opinions?
Are there gaps here? Absolutely! Do you pray for your Pastor or other leaders and ministries? If not, why not? Do you pray for your family or neighbors?

Again, a reminder: “Prayerlessness is powerlessness”

God has reminded us that prayer is the match to light the fire. It is the fuse to ignite the explosive power of the work of the Holy Spirit. It is the mortar to fill in the gaps of a crumbling wall or foundation.

Would you be willing to stand in the gap for the Lord God today?

I searched for a man among them who would build up the wall and stand in the gap before Me for the land, so that I would not destroy it; but I found no one.
Ezekiel 22:30 NASB

Have a great day!

Published by Andy

Greetings! My name is Andy Provitola and I live in New England on the south shore between Boston and the beautiful Cape Cod region. The purpose of my blogging and writing is to encourage you in your journey here on planet earth. Life is full of pressing issues and problems and my desire is to discover a place for peace, hope, healing, and contentment. I am a follower of Jesus Christ – God’s one and only Son of God and discovered these truths along my own personal journey. Having discovered a personal relationship with God the Father through Jesus Christ does not mean I have to be religious to attain the rewards of heaven. The fact is God provides grace for us and accepts us as we are in His image. In other words, we cannot attain heaven or life eternal on our own, but by God’s loving grace and no merit of our own. My goal is to continue to find a balance of life from a spiritual and practical perspective with a purpose to please and glorify God in all that I do because of His ‘Gift of Grace’. God is not transcendent and so far away that he is out of reach with humanity. God desires that His presence lives within us and not just in the galaxies and the universe. Experiencing the unconditional love of God has been so rewarding and while discovering the truth and purpose for my life. Moving forward in this life is not a sprint, but a marathon when it comes to this race here on earth. I am blogging because I find it is a good way to connect in a much more effective and efficient way when it comes to communicating and interacting with with people that I do not know. Blogging and writing challenges me and also stretches me specifically in my thoughts, my mind, my emotions, and my spiritual life to live a vertical relation with God and a horizontal relationship with others. There will be a variety of topics and subjects to address including youth, young adults, family, singles, seniors, relationships, etc. Some of the topics will include God’s creation and power, depression, loneliness, suicide, hope, healing, setbacks, financial matters, business, stress, anxiety, care, encouragement, and so much more I would like to connect with all walks of life, ethnicity, culturally, other religions, socio-economics, and more I am currently writing a book and several memoirs about my own life and journey . The journey begins at a young age growing up in Malden, Massachusetts, specifically Maplewood Square to where I am today. I became paralyzed from the waist down as a senior in high school and I share how my life changed for the better! “But I do not consider my life as something of value or dear to me, so that I may [with joy] finish my course and the ministry which I received from the Lord Jesus. To testify faithfully of the good news of God’s [precious undeserved] grace [which makes us free of guilt of sin and grants us eternal life]. Acts 20:24 Amplified Version

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