Believe it or not, I never saw myself as an intercessor. The reason being, because I thought it meant I had to be one that prayed all night, woke up in the middle of the night to pray, or had to rock like Lou Engle. My idea of what an intercessor was and the view I had of it, was not me, so I never considered myself an intercessor. I even remember telling the Lord I don’t even feel like I know how to pray. Now, people contact me to pray for them, pray for their neighborhood, the sale of their house, their spouse, and I have even been invited to pray for cities. How did I get here? I got here, because I am not locked into to a formula, a model, a title or a ministry, I am locked into a Man and whatever He wants from me, I do it.
Ezekiel 22:30 says, “So I sought for a man among them who would make a wall, and stand in the gap before Me on behalf of the land, that I should not destroy it; but I found no one.” God and people are always looking for someone who is available and has authority to stand in the gap for them. Intercessors operate in word and spirit. They do prophetic acts, they fast and pray, they are seen, heard and invisible. We all are invited to be intercessors, but not all have the time, maybe one of the ways God is calling us to make room for Him is by having time to stand in the gap for others, for nations, for whatever He invites us to do.
I got introduced to a couple who live in Delaware this week. They are wanting to sell their house and ministry properties there, so they can move to the Nashville area, but it is proving challenging to sell their house. I tell my friend who introduces us, I have a track record of helping people sell their house, I pray and God brings the buyers. She said, oh I have to tell LuAnne about you, so she connects us and I tell her I am going to pray for your house to sell on Saturday, this was on Thursday. Yesterday, I get a message she has someone coming to look at the house for the second time today (Saturday). I said perfect, I will let you know what the Lord says.
Today is Saturday and I am asking the Lord what weapon do you want me to use in prayer for the sale of their house in Delaware, and the Lord says, “Easy Strike”, I knew immediately it was the arrow from 2 Kings 13:18. I grab my arrow head to the prayer garden and strike the ground for each property they want sold. The ground was so soft, it was truly an “Easy Strike”. I then hear the Lord say one more time, “Easy Strike” and I drive the arrow into the ground with ease and it hits bedrock. Now I wait for the report of their properties selling. Do I benefit from doing this for them, no I don’t, but I do get the pleasure of standing in the gap and partnering with God for their breakthrough sales of all their properties and I will have a new friend when they get to Nashville. I pray we all become gap standers for others!