Has God ever asked you to do something you thought impossible? Pushed you beyond your comfort level? Invited you to step into that sacred gap that lies between your natural abilities and His assignment for you?
I’ve been in the gap (again) this year, in fact I’m starting to think it’s the “new norm” for me! It’s been hard. I’ve never had my faith so stretched, or had to fight so many inner battles.
And it’s been good.
What’s the gap? I’ll let Pastor Crawford Loritts answer that question. His message at revive ’11 hit me right in the face, nailed me to the wall, and finally took me to the floor—in a good way!
Pastor Loritts describes it this way:
“God uses gaps. In other words, the assignment is always greater than what I can bring to the table . . . That uncommon communion means that God is calling for me to enter into the tent of meeting (Ex. 33) and tap His heart for the resources I need to do what He’s called me to do.”
Now, I’m all about communion with God. I love sitting in the “tent of meeting” with Him. You know, that cozy place where you climb up into His lap and soak in one of those delicious comfort Psalms or follow Jesus through a day of healing and preaching. But, that’s not the tent of meeting Pastor Loritts was talking about.
He explained that there is a place of uncommon communion that we experience when we stop resisting, fighting, and pushing against His call . . . when we release control and let go of our own comfortable agendas.
We look our inadequacies in the face, acknowledge we don’t have the ability to fulfill His call, and surrender to an assignment we can’t possibly complete without His power being unleashed on our life.
“I’ve never met a man or woman whom God trusted with His assignments that did not have a great prayer life. Why? Because the very nature of what God’s called you to do, whatever that might be, requires resources that you do not have. You press into Him to get them.” (Pastor Loritts)
What bigger-than-you assignment has God given you? Are you pressing into Him for the resources you need to complete it?