Are you? Either? We’re supposed to be both, according to God’s Word. It’s been a while since I saw this concept but, like all God’s wisdom, it revolutionized my life both personally and professionally. I thought someone out there might appreciate what my friend Arthur calls “some free chicken”.
I love being a giver since I’m naturally wired that way, and I love interceeding for others in prayer because I’m a connector and I have a heart for people. Matthew says we’re all called to Go and Tell, but most don’t take The Great Commission seriously. At the moment of death, whether you believe it or not you’re immortal soul goes on to its final destination. Why not bring a few extra along for the ride?
Ezekiel 22 verse 30 says, “I looked for someone among them who would build up the wall and stand before me in the gap on behalf of the land…” which is half the secret. The other half almost everyone on the planet knows, Luke 6 verse 38, “Give and it will be given to you…” When I first came across this idea of a gap man it saddened me deeply that God had to look for one. Then I realized it’s a rather thankless and very private calling. Not inviting or likely to win public opinion in your favor. I decided right then and there that I wanted to be a giver and a gap man.
Recently I created a new tag line: ‘Got a pulse? Got a purpose.’ Waddya think? I’ve also starting writing a new book: How to Win Souls and Influence Eternity. No disrespect to Dale Carnegie but friends and people come and go – souls never die.
(Which reminds me of a cartoon I saw years ago. An old woman was standing on a scale. Underneath, the caption read, ‘brain cells come and brain cells go, but fat cells live forever.’)
I don’t know about you but I want to be in the right place in the right season for the right reason. I want the stuff I write to touch folk in a profound and eternal way. I want to sow thought seeds, to give ‘em a nudge in the right direction. Hopefully somebody will come by and water those seeds, the goal being a harvest of one precious soul at a time.
Will you join me on the journey, and pick up a few fellow travelers along the way?
Kari, the giver-and-the-gap-man
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