Commitment and I have a rocky relationship. Once in a while, we’ll actually come to terms and hang out peaceably. But, inevitably, we turn on each other.
I’ll claim that staying committed is too hard to do at this season of life. And Commitment is over there all, “but you make time for what’s important to you, don’t you?”
There’s nothing worse than a Commitment who’s a know-it-all.
Writing consistently is something I struggle with. Maybe you do too? It’s partly, I’m sure, because I don’t like knowing that I must do anything (thank you, rebellious sin-nature). It’s mostly because I’m scared to commit to something that I don’t know if I’ll be able to see through. With a bit of the sense that I’m not good enough sprinkled on top.
I think, and I’ll only speak for myself here, that if God has taught me anything over this last 18 years with Him, it’s that He’s bigger. Way bigger! And, for sure, 31 days bigger!
All of that is such an anti-climactic way to say that this year, I’m going to throw caution to the wind (and fear and rebellion and anything else that whispers “NO!”). I’m going to be writing for 31 days.
Because people, if I know anything about anything, it’s got to be about the grace that’s doled out in heaping amounts, around these parts.
It’s almost laughable that I didn’t think I had anything I could write consistently about. The grace galore around here…
Yeah, definitely that.
Flitting in to light upon my angry heart or gently pressing in on that bruised place, bringing lightness of being to my darkness of feeling or leaving mirth in its wake – how it’s delivered, doesn’t matter. I only know that I gobble it up. Every time.
Like so much necessary air.
Because without grace, I am lost.
Maybe a few of you feel that way too? My heart’s desire is that you will read something here during the next thirty-one days that speaks grace into your own heart. Right where it aches. Or longs to be reminded that Hope is still hanging around (probably with Commitment!).
And, of course, I hope that you’ll be able to laugh, too.
Oh, yes indeedy!
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Come on back tomorrow and we’ll get this Grace party started. And, if you are participating in The Nester’s 31 Days, please let me know below, in the comments. I’d love to surf around and see what some of y’all are up to for the next 31 days, too! Watch for this button and you’ll know it’s from yours truly.