*originally posted in November 2017
i write and teach Bible studies to lots of cool ladies. There. That explains the lack of blogging going on around here. We just ended a cool 11 weeks of Ecclesiastes; i was writing the study for a few months before that. It’s been deep. It’s been heavy, but mostly, it’s been rich and true.
After i wrap up a study like that, i fall into a “gap.” The in-between. (NOTE: this is way different that the “upside-down” for those Stranger Things fans out there.)i get tired and a lil aimless. i land in-between studies and in a gap that feels less focused than when i have a plan.
During this gap i somehow cracked open the book of Habakkuk. Yea, i know. Weird. But for some reason, i’m drawn there right now. Yesterday i read these words in the Message translation of Habakkuk 2:2:
And then God answered: “Write this.
Write what you see.
Write it out in big block letters
so that it can be read on the run.”
Risking taking this passage out of context, i was DRAWN to the word: “write.” God told Habakkuk to WRITE. Ya see, Habakkuk was struggling with an unfair world where the bad guys (seem to) win. He asks two BIG questions of God: “Why?” and “How long?” ANYONE RELATE? But the cool thing about this funny lil book is that God answers Habakkuk’s questions directly and tells him to write them down plainly for everyone to see…
Everyone in a hurry
Everyone who doesnt take the time to look for themselves
Everyone who might need it in the future
Everyone who has impact/influence over others
And so, i thought of me and my other “gap” friends. When i take off “on the run” in the craziness of my life, am i leaving Him standing there with truth just dripping from His hands for ME, but i’m too _________ to stop and listen?
Mind the gap, Kris. For me, the gap can quickly become the time when:
i let busyness overtake quietness
i let darkness overshadow light
i let noise overtake whispers
i let other voices speak louder than the One Voice
What say you? How do u define the gaps in your life? Valleys? Trenches? How do you mind those gaps in your life? Does He have big truths for you to write out with big block letters for all to see? i dunno. Minding the gap is where i find myself right now…
Thank you, Kris. I always love your perspective and how God speaks to you. You are a blessing. Happy Thanksgiving.
This ! StraIght as an arrow to my heart! My gap is too big to espouse upon here but thank you.and putting this into effect!