Have you considered how brave you already are? Did you think it was possible that you are brave each time you make a decision in your everyday, ordinary life?
When we choose God in our everyday and in our decision making, we are asking for His direction. This is such an important step on our journey to brave faith. We are acknowledging that we are made stronger and more able with His help. Taking our uncertainties, struggles, routines, and ordinary to God and releasing it makes us brave. We take a huge step forward through this release and it empowers us to be brave.
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Emily P.Freeman describes ordinary moments as Tuesday moments in her book, Simply Tuesday. It is remembering that Jesus shows up in the daily ordinary of washing dishes, carpooling, making dinner or helping your kids with their homework. Tuesday is the day of the week that is completely ordinary by default. All the other days are marked by being first, in the middle or the weekend.
When we are letting go of ourselves and releasing our mundane to God, let’s stop and consider the brave in these moments. Let’s think like Emily and instead of dismissing them as routines, embrace them as “unlikely portals into the kingdom of God where the goal isn’t to set them aside but to recognize Christ with us in the midst of them”.
Where is Christ in your brave today? Does He show up in unlikely places and times? Is it possible to feel ordinary brave faith in life’s routines?
Let’s recognize our brave faith today!
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I feel brave during the everyday, when I stop worrying over something that has popped up, stop and pray about it – – really giving it into God’s hands . . . And then wait upon His answer.
Don’t you love when brave can look like a routine part of your day? It’s nice to know that we don’t have to exhibit superman brave in order for it to be counted as brave. Praying with you that we recognize brave as listening to God and hearing Him well.
Absolutely! We can be brave in the “mundane” when we look to God! In the past, I have noticed that I have felt the closest to God when I’m in the middle of a trial. I think that is because I purposely and determinedly look to Him for help…for courage. And, that has bothered me a bit – not that I looked to Him, but that it takes a trial to get me that close, you know? However lately, as I’ve been longing to feel His tangible presence in my everyday I have been brave and I’ve asked Him to strengthen my faith relationship – in the good times, the “mundane” times and not just the desperate times. So, I’ve been praying, praising and asking God for that. My first step is to EXPECT God to hear me and to answer my prayers. That takes courage, even in my everyday.
It is brave to expect God to hear us and answer our prayers. That has been a constant prayer of mine since I have retired. God is not ready to answer me yet at least not in the ways that I am expecting. Instead He is still preparing me by asking me to say “no” to things in my life. This is brave for me because I feel I am not doing enough on a daily basis. When you have worked full time for so long it is hard to step back and rest. You always share a great word! Thank you for being here and for being you!
“Unlikely portals into the Kingdom of God”… Thank you for helping us find brave in the mundane. With things here being so chaotic right now, ironically I kind of wish for the mundane at times…sure wish I could have gotten to Allume!
Blessings sweet friend,
I really missed not meeting you at Allume but pray we will have another opportunity in the future. I have been praying for you and your family. Life is challenging and I hope that you are feeling God’s presence in the chaos. Praying for brave with any difficult decisions. Love you friend!
I did brave today – twice. Today was an official jammie day. I went outside at lunchtime, with Sam my canine best friend and he desperately wanted to take a walk ‘up in the holler’ – I knew the mailman was due and really didn’t want him to see me still in my pj’s. I took a walk anyway – it was lovely.
Second, I called my friend who has been suffering a Job-like existence for years and just let her talk.
And, I prayed often for Jen D and Mary G that God would give them courage to do the hard things. 😉
This made me smile! I love that you have an official jammie day and you were brave enough to venture out with your dog. I also love how you were prompted to call your friend. God had His hands in both of those decisions, which were rather ordinary. Brave is in this routines and it is good. Thank you for praying for me. You are a dear. Hugs from afar!
It reminds me of Elisabeth Elliot’s advice to “Do the next thing.” Sometimes that is the best thing we can do – just the ordinary tasks of the day, done as unto Him.
I agree with you, Barbara! Doing the next thing gives us purpose and keeps us in a forward motion. God also wants us to know that He is present in our everyday and in the completion of those routine tasks, we are making brave decisions just by saying “yes”. Brave does not have to be bigger and better. It can be found in the ordinary. Thank you for being here.
“Brave is in our everyday choices, in our yeses and our noes.” That really resonated with me this morning. I also just happened to have downloaded “It’s Simply Tuesday” onto my Kindle last night. Excited to start reading it!
Thank you for affirming my words. You are a treasure my friend! I am excited that you will be reading “Simply Tuesday”. I was blessed and my view of smallness has become a new way for me to view the world. I know you will love Emily’s book. Thank you for faithfully being here.
I loved reading ‘Simply Tuesday’. It gives us an open invitation to see and sense God’s hand at work in the everyday. Where do I find Him? In a grace-filled hour when pain lessens, some energy and inspiration flows enough to write or to come and visit beautiful blogs like yours, Mary, and to leave with a sense of meeting with Him through your words. If I have a day when I can do a task like hanging washing outside or sorting and folding laundry then I feel a sense of His presence in the marvel of breathing fresh air, seeing an ever-changing panorama in the sky or simply in the mundane glory of some strength arising when I need it to. Those times are precious to me. Blessings to you for another lovely, encouraging word! 🙂 x
We are blessed that God’s presence is everywhere and He loves when we recognize and acknowledge His presence. I found that reading Emily’s book, Simply Tuesday, has changed my perspective in how I view my place in this world in relation to how others view their place. I do not need my name in lights but I always need God to be with me every step of the way. I am so glad you read Emily’s book too because I can tell it has made an impact on you. Praying for you as you meet God in your everyday and that your pain would lessen to experience Him even deeper. Love you and your sweet words.
Thank you for encouraging me to be brave in the every day, even when I may not feel I’m brave. Jesus is with us every moment of every day, so of course we can be brave! Everyday, ordinary experiences can be filled with moments of bravery. Thanks, friend!
I am sure you are experiencing lots of ordinary brave in your own life right now. Seasons of waiting are ones that require a lot of brave faith. I am learning this for myself. Praying that you are receiving direction from God in this season. Thank you for being here!
Ah yes… Brave shows up in our everyday moments! I love that reminder!
It is a great way to think instead of the typical, brave is something BIG! Glad you joined me today. Hope you are doing well.
Yes, sometimes the bravest thing we can do is just to keep putting one foot in front of the other, to keep doing the next thing and praying all the while for light!
Putting one foot in front of the other keeps us moving toward God. Praying we continue to lean on God to keep doing the next thing. I am blessed that you joined me here today.