God blesses each of us with brave faith even when brave is the very last thing we are feeling. In the staying, we become brave because God blesses each step of our journey.
In our lives, we can feel we are going nowhere fast. Our lives are consumed by our “to do” list and anything beyond the list does not seem to exist. God assures us that just because we are not leaping forward into adventure with Him, we are doing important work. Will we accept the call to brave faith in the days of waiting and living our ordinary? Will we stay the course by staying true to our calling and who God has chosen us to be today, tomorrow and for always?
Walking brave is not always a bigger and better step than those around us. Staying small in our own neighborhoods can impact our lives and those around us if we follow God’s lead. Remembering who we are as God’s child allows God to complete the work that He has started in us.
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Knowing that staying still in this moment does not mean we are stuck, is a beautiful reminder to allow God to grow our brave faith right where we are. Holding onto His promises and truth in all will bring us closer to Him and that my friends is brave faith being lived out for others to see.
Let’s be brave in our everyday and everything!
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When I read Laura’s book, Playdates with God, she introduced me to the liturgical calendar. As you may know, the year is made up of Holy days and ordinary days. The ordinary days are far from ordinary however, as they focus on the life of Jesus. To me that makes them extraordinary! That’s what I thought of when I read “living in our ordinary” We can be brave, because Jesus is right there with us. Even the seemingly mundane moments become opportunities to be brave when we obey Him in the little things. Blessings!
I understand the concept of the church calendar and I agree that even though you might be in ordinary time, all of God’s days are extraordinary. I often find God shows up big in the ordinary because that is where He will get our attention. Thank you for being here and for sharing your wisdom.
This really speaks to me! I’ve been in a waiting period for much longer than I’ve been in a long time–I have my days of discouragement, but your words ring true..I love the moments I know I’m leaning on faith, being present with my family, community and listening for the quiet voice of God!
I am finding that the quiet days, the days that we reflect and lean into hear God can be some of my hardest days especially if I am not hearing His voice. You said it very well and I need to remember to be brave in the waiting. So glad you are here!
THIS: “God blesses each of us with brave faith even when brave is the very last thing we are feeling.” So true! But God indeed calls each of us to brave faith. I am reminded of a plaque that hangs in my office that reads “Tara Lee Ulrich, you are a baptized child of God; whatever else you are, remember that you are that; for that is the basis of whatever else you are.” In other words, everything I do is grounded in my Baptism. Everything any of us do is grounded in our identity as children of God.
I love the words on your plaque. How powerful to see those words everyday – child of God, that is who you are. You are brave in how you share story and I love that about you. Praying your Friday is blessed.
Amen to staying still does not mean staying stuck.
Absolutely true. Let’s take the pressure off ourselves to always be on the move, always be productive, always on top of things, always be more.
Sometimes we just need to exhale. And be at peace in doing so …
Thanks, Mary …
You show me so well how to do this with your own life. I know if I hung out with you long enough I would learn how to breathe and slow down. You inspire me! Let’s continue to show each other that God has us exactly where He needs us for this season.
“Knowing that staying still in this moment does not mean we are stuck” – oh how these words speak to me as a housebound person with M.E and chronic illness! So much of my life over the last 20 years has felt like staying put rather than being active in any way. And your encouraging words reinforce the hope that God is working in me and through me just as I am, even as He’s continually changing and transforming me on the inside. Thank you, Mary, this is soul deep blessing to me today! 🙂 x
I am blessed by your sweet words. I have read more of your story and after reading I see how brave you are and what a beautiful example you are for all of us. You are doing God’s work through your computer and I am so grateful for that. Thank you for the blessing of you! Hugs!
Thanks for this encouragement!
Good to see you today. Check out the rest of the brave series if you have a chance.