Spaces In Between

Completely full. To be filled. What am I filled with?

Messaging and messages of what is to be.

Netflix binges.

News stories and statistics.

Opinions and feedback from work, family, and friends.

Sitting in coffee shops and listening to others give thought and opinions-coming and going.

You are rock climbing and find yourself in a space between the comfort and security of your current footing along with the realization that you’ll have to move forward. Isn’t it enough that I’m here? My strength is failing. I’m thirsty. The sun is setting on yet another day. You have to find the footing to go forward, because staying here is just not an option. You pause to be reassured and calculate your next move.

The space in between.

In these spaces I’m filled with a myriad of memories and reflection. Sometimes it’s purposeful, and other times they come unwelcomed into my mind and sleep. The battle.

There’ll be another in the fire
Standing next to me
There’ll be another in the waters
Holding back the seas
And should I ever need reminding
How good You’ve been to me
I’ll count the joy come every battle
‘Cause I know that’s where You’ll be
(Chris Davenport & Joel Houston)

Colossians 2:6-15 reminds me to be rooted, not captive, and that my fullness comes from Him and His love for me.

Music speaks to me in these spaces. This morning I asked Alexa to play “praise and worship music”. One of the tunes was “Another in the Fire” by Hillsong.

As I researched the song, a listener pointed out to take notice of the words “there was”, “there is”, and “there will be”. His fullness is in my past, present, and future.

I hope you will take the time to listen. I’m praying for your spaces in between and that your footing will be sure and found in His love. He is there in the fire with you.

Another In The Fire

VERSE 1
There’s a grace when the heart is under fire
Another way when the walls are closing in
And when I look at the space between
Where I used to be and this reckoning
I know I will never be alone

CHORUS
There was another in the fire
Standing next to me
There was another in the waters
Holding back the seas
And should I ever need reminding
Of how I’ve been set free
There is a cross that bears the burden
Where another died for me

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There is another in the fire

VERSE 2
All my debt left for dead beneath the waters
I’m no longer a slave to my sin anymore
And should I fall in the space between
What remains of me and this reckoning
Either way I won’t bow
To the things of this world
And I know I will never be alone

CHORUS 2
There is another in the fire
Standing next to me
There is another in the waters
Holding back the seas
And should I ever need reminding
What power set me free
There is a grave that holds no body
And now that power lives in me

BRIDGE
And I can see the light in the darkness
As the darkness bows to Him
I can hear the roar in the heavens
As the space between wears thin
I can feel the ground shake beneath us
As the prison walls cave in
Nothing stands between us
Nothing stands between us

VERSE 3
There is no other name
But the Name that is Jesus
He who was and still is
And will be through it all
So come what may in the space between
All the things unseen and this reckoning
I know I will never be alone

CHORUS 3
There’ll be another in the fire
Standing next to me
There’ll be another in the waters
Holding back the seas
And should I ever need reminding
How good You’ve been to me
I’ll count the joy come every battle
‘Cause I know that’s where You’ll be

Words and Music by Chris Davenport & Joel Houston

2 comments

  1. I love this song! It’s such a great reminder of the Wonderful God we serve and how is has, is, and will continue to provide for his children and always be with us!

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