Floyd McClung, a disciple of Jesus Christ and a hero to many, moved his residence to heaven a little over a week ago. An author and speaker, he founded ministries in Amsterdam and South Africa that inspired many to follow Jesus in a radical way.
One of the lessons I learned from McClung was the idea of cultivating “God-space” in your life – that space that only God can fill. I watched from a distance as McClung consistently did this. He explained that he learned this concept from a friend who defined God-space like this:
“When you get to the end of yourself, then you enter God-space. Faith doesn’t begin until you have to have God come through for you. You don’t need faith for what you can do, you need faith for what you cannot do. Then you are living in God-space. God space is living between the end of your resources and abilities and what God wants you to do for Him.”
McClung continually lived according to this principle. His example is an encouragement as we carry on the task of loving this complicated world. Here’s a final word he leaves us:
“What challenge are you facing? There is a space, a dimension of life, where you have to have God come through for you to make it, to experience God’s grace. I encourage you go there voluntarily. Live there. Rest there. Wait there.”