Where are the Davids who will run to the battle armed with only passion and five smooth stones against a massive giant and his armor bearer?
Where are the Davids who will dance before the Lord with all their might and not be ashamed?
Where are the men like Jesus who will tell the Pharisees that they are indeed white washed tombs filled with dead men’s bones?
Where are the Elijah’s who will challenge the false prophets, mock their false gods and dare them to pour more water on their unconsumed offering?
Where are the Peters & Johns who rather obey God than man?
Where are the Pauls and Silas’ who will pray and worship at midnight after being stripped, beaten and thrown in prison for demonstrating the gospel?
Oh God where are the shepherds who will kill the wolves that threaten your sheep?
Oh God, where are the real men with enough backbone, courage and guts to never quit?
Oh God, save us from leaders who walk in more fear of man than fear of You!
Save us from pastors who are better politicians than preachers!
Save us from leaders who are more comfortable with compromise than truth!
Save us from all the meaninglessness that fills your church!
Oh God have mercy on us and rip from our souls timidity, cowardice and passivity.
Oh God, where are the real men, the husbands, the fathers and the leaders who do not love their lives so much as to shrink from death?
Where are the uncompromising men of conviction with fire in their eyes and passion in their bellies?
Where are the real men, those warriors, those lovers of freedom who refuse to rest while others live enslaved?
Oh dear God give us real men, true leaders willing to pay any price, endure any trial and face any persecution to see your kingdom advanced and your name glorified!
Oh dear God, give us real men who will stand in the breach, face evil eye to eye and say, “Thus far and no more! Not in my town! Not in my church! Not in my house! Not here, not now, not this day, not ever! To get to them - you have to go through me!”
Oh God, where are the real men?
Oh dear God, where are the real men?
Oh God, give us real men?
Oh God, make ME a real man.
© Tom Zawacki 2008