Hello, David here.
Designed and fashioned within each of us is a giant-sized God Hole in our heart. This hole is really more of an abyss. God put it there for Himself. All of us have this hole whether we care to admit it or not. Most of the movies we watch, the songs we listen to, the books we read all speak to us of this hole, this gap, this abyss. We all know this to be true if we are brutally honest with ourselves.
We all define this space in different ways. This empty abyss goes by many different names. Some call it restlessness, emptiness, longing, rawness, sadness, frustration, depression, neediness. I wonder what you call it?
If we are completely honest we all try and fill this hole with different things work, sport, hobbies, church, TV, Facebook, blogging, and especially the busyness of life.
Over time we come to realise that as much as we shove things into this hole it just doesn’t fill us up. It was set there for a purpose, for God and his eternal shape:
He has also set eternity in the human heart; yet no one can fathom what God has done from beginning to end. ~ Ecclesiastes 3:10-12
Perhaps it is not up to us to discover, find, or realise this desire, this aching need to fill our heart. Perhaps it is us to wait, rest and allow God to create in our heart His desire for us. It may just be important, actually vital, to set this space aside for God, and just guard our heart. Our God is a jealous God, he desires to dwell in our heart and create our desire.
God owns that space and He’s not renting it out to anyone else. It’s set apart. For Him and Him alone. “Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it” (Proverbs 4:23 NIV).
So what about you my friend? Do you have this hollow space? Will you let Him fill the space and create something new, something beautiful in your life. What have you got to lose? Here or somewhere this week will you share your story. It may just help someone discover the desire that God has set in their own heart. Stories are powerful.
God Shaped Hole
In my heart there lies a hole
Shaped by my God within my soul
This black is only cast at night
As shadows only fall from light
As I craft my words of royal blue
They fall on my colour palette new
God makes me whole within my heart
And creates in me his work of art