I sit here with a blinking cursor and 31 days ahead in which I have to put words in a space which is currently blank.
I have wanted to do this thing, this write every day for the month of October for many reasons. It is good for me, the discipline, the sheer exercise and the doing it.
But I feel a little hesitant. Actually, sweaty palmed and nervous is more like it. Honestly? I’m hoping I don’t run out of words– I don’t want you to get tired of seeing my little name pop up in your inbox every morning.
Other things I wish I would have chosen to write on include— 31 days of bacon recipes– because why not, 31 things you can do with a Magic Eraser, 31 reasons you should always have chocolate on hand, 31 uses for a Mason Jar, or 31 reasons I must have Iced Coffee every day… But noooo. I chose to write WORDS every day.
Despite my distraction and my slight anxiety I’m doing it anyway.
Why would someone be so crazy you might ask? Because.
It might be that one of these days over the next 31, you stop by and you are encouraged.
You might stop in for just a second and find yourself reminded of your unbelievable value.
You might sit down between the staff meeting and the pile of laundry to find that bit of community you needed today.
And I’ll be here waiting. Holding out your coffee cup and hoping you get what you came for.
And praying that in the process God moves in us both.
Because sometimes we might feel empty and void– as though everything that once felt alive has been replaced with.. blah.
Life can have that effect.
That is when we need Him to move across the surface of our hearts as He moved across the surface of the deep in Genesis 1 and create something new.
All was formless and void. Empty. Nothing-new-and-exciting-ness.
And then HE.
Moved across the surface of the water and begin to create new life.
I need the Creator of All that is good to move and create something new in me.
I need His movement over and in me today, how about you?
“In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.
2 The earth was formless and void, and darkness was over the surface of the deep,
and the Spirit of God was moving over the surface of the waters.”