How we thank God for you! Because of you we have great joy as we enter God’s presence. Night and day we pray earnestly for you, asking God to let us see you again to fill the gaps in your faith. (1 Thessalonians 3:9, 10 NLT)
As I read this verse I started to think about these gaps. Each of us strives to walk by faith and to utilize our faith to live lives worthy of our calling. Gaps in our faith could be things like wavering or negativity. It's hard to remain faith-full if you find yourself using negative words all the time. Gaps in our faith could also be our limited knowledge or understanding in dealing with life circumstances. The bottom line is that we need more gap fillers. Gap fillers are things like prayer, praise and teaching from the Word of God. Reading the Bible on a consistent basis and speaking it out loud is a great way to start filling the gaps. The Bible says faith comes by hearing! We need to listen to the right things.
Today I want to thank all of those mentors, teachers and wise folks that God has used over the years to fill the gaps in my faith. Without their investment I would not have grown in faith and without that faith, well I could not have pleased the Lord. What are your gaps and he are YOU going to fill them? Who or what are your gap fillers?