This is how I ended the last post, a call to the weary: And I say, Jesus, please make good on your reassurances.
While I stand by it, it’s not the original ending. The original ending was more desperate. And I say, Jesus, anti up. Please make good on your reassurances.
I believe that Jesus can handle my desperate clawing when I’m in a pit. Yet I also don’t want to taunt him. I am the one in the pit and He’s sitting next to me, charming company that I am during those times. He doesn’t “owe” me anything. He does say that we can come to him when we are weary and so I did.
As you know, the post was written last week at the library and by the time I got home I had an email in my inbox that helped penetrate my weariness. The email from from Alece Ronzino the founder of Oneword365. I’d written her:
I’ve gotten inspired this year. Or obsessed. Fine line. Whatever :)
My word for the year is “trust” and I contacted everyone from the Trust Tribe at oneword365.com because I know that I need accountability :) and at least seven of them are interested in a link up every third Tuesday of the month for 12 months. I’d like to open it up to other tribes but don’t have the energy to go to everyone’s blog and invite them :).
If you want to pass on the invite or have me post on the oneword365.com blog about it, I’d be willing. I want people to keep up with Oneword throughout the year and am willing provide a space for them to gather.
Blah, blah, blah, Amy
This, in part, is what I received back: You are AMAZING! Love all that you’re doing!!! And I’d love to have you post on the OneWord365 blog about it…
Purpose and affirmation are balm to the weary (as were your comments and prayers, thank you) and an immediate answer to my prayer. Even though I needed to frost a red velvet cake I’d made for small group, I fired up my computer and got to work! Let it not be said that I’m not a tiny bit OCD at times.
Without boring you with the play by play of the weekend, the guest post was finished and sent off to Alece. I also created a page explaining the Link-up and you can read it here (if I do say so myself, I’m kind of proud of it). And I explored, signed up for, and tested html codes for the link-up.
If you don’t know what a link-up is, it allows other bloggers to link one of their posts to the bottom of a post. It creates exposure beyond their blog — but in particular, this link-up is meant to provide a small dose of accountability and a big dose of cheerleading for those on their Oneword365 journey. I’ve named it “Trusting Tuesdays” since my word is trust and the two t’s make it more memorable. It will be the THIRD Tuesday to keep the “T” theme going.
This is where you come in, my people.
1. I’ve never hosted a link-up and it’s like hosting a party but not being sure if anyone it going to come :). Would you join me in praying that at least 15 people link-up this first month?
2. If you want to help spread the word, that would be ducky. TTT (Third Tuesday — trust) January 21st.
3. If you are a blogger, warmly welcome to post on how your one-word is going. I’m looking forward to fleshing out “Trust” a bit more next Tuesday.
4. If you’re not a blogger, you can still participate by leaving a comment on what I’ve written and/or post comments on your word and journey
Why was my weariness lifted relatively quickly and yours may not have been? I don’t know. I do know that God sees you and loves you. I took the quick lifting as a mercy to me, knowing it did not have to be offered; helping me be all the more grateful for it (and I took it as a double mercy that I could work on the page while watching football! Sadly the Colts lost, so not all went “my” way.).
I trust that God will meet you today, in the midst of your weariness.
I am also trusting that next Tuesday will go well. And you know what, it will. Even if no one shows up, it will give me a chance to put Habakkuk 3 into practice :). I’ll see you Friday and then next Tuesday.