BE A MAN

September 27, 2010

Today is the day the Lord has made. Yesterday with its pains and struggles are in the past. We can’t do
much about yesterday but we are expected to navigate through today. Let us do all we can to be what
we are supposed to be today. In Ezekiel 22:30, the word says “I sought for a man among them who
should build up the wall and stand in the breach before me for the land.”(ESV) I understand that the
word man could be interpreted as person, but for now let us take it literally to mean a man. If it is a man
that God is looking for then it is a man that God expects to find. If that is true then how seriously should
we take the challenge of this statement? BE A Man!!! Stand up and be the man God wants you to be.

Ezekiel is an awesome example of a man. He experienced in his walk with God the ups and downs.
He saw and experienced the glory of the presence of God as well as having to endure the pain of
disappointment and discouragement. He endured the suffering for an example to the people. Yet
through it all he became the man God was looking for. During the hardships we may feel that we just
can’t go another step. We may feel we are at the edge of absolute despair. We may get to a place
where we don’t want to allow hope for fear of another disappointment. We may be tempted to give up
completely. I find twice in the life of Ezekiel that God seemed to call time out and pull Ezekiel to the side
and explain that all would be okay. If we will follow Him it will be okay for us also.

Let me say it this way. God is not dead. He is alive. He is not deaf. His arm is not shortened. He is ready
to provide, to lift up, to bless and to encourage for He is jealous for His own. So stay the course. Keep
walking. Keep praising. Keep on being faithful.

Pray for the brethren.
Intercede for one another.
Take your place.
BE A Man

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