Extraordinary Everyday Faith

Every Friday, The Gypsy Mama has a blog linkup titled “Five Minute Friday.”  It’s for all the writers out there in blogging world who are juggling and balancing like crazy, but occasionally just need that relief of saying “You know what?” I’m writing today. For five minutes. If it kills me. 🙂  An exercise of the soul.
So, for the first time ever, I decided to participate. Just to see what 5 minutes gets me. or you. or whatever. Here goes:

I’ve been thinking over the last month about “everyday faith.”  Through several different circumstances (what my friend, Heather, calls “God working in themes”), the thought has come back to me that I must really enjoy writing about everyday ways God works in our lives.

And then for a few days, I’ve been working my way through a FANTASTIC read, “One Thousand Gifts” by Ann Voskamp.  This is just one of my tweets from that book last night:

When Christ is at the center, when dishes, laundry, work, is my song of thanks to Him, joy rains. #1000gifts@AnnVoskamp// <3’s desire

Often we look at a certain situation and say “Wow, that took some extraordinary faith.” And I don’t doubt that one bit…fighting against disease, financial issues, unfair situations. They do take faith in God. No doubt.

But I’m coming to realize more and more that extraordinary faith is simply when the everyday faith is consistent. When I see God through EVERY circumstance. Not just the ginormous ones that I think are too big for me. All the daily events of life.

Truth is, it’s all too big for me.

I’m craving extraordinary everyday faith.

And there’s my first 5 minute friday. Thanks GypsyMama!

PS: After linking up and reading the other posts, I realized that most write about the topic The Gypsy Mama hints at. I missed the hint! Go figure. So through history, let it be know that my first five minute friday was a goof up. 🙂 One more reason this joint is named “My Mess….His Success.” 🙂 Happy Weekend!

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9 Comments

  1. Great job on your first “5 Minute Friday post”. Although you missed the prompt, your words here echo my heart. I’ve been on a journey with Ann and others to see the JOY and the fullness in my every day and often mundane life. I have a ways to go. So thankful you linked up!

    1. Rachel Wojnarowski says:

      We all have a ways to go! 🙂 I’m thankful too!

  2. Rachel, today was my first 5 minute too. Just thought I’d charge right out there and see. More than enjoying the 5 minute exercise I”m loving everyone’s 5 minutes. I love the extraordinary faith in every moment. I’m trying to really see these moments and to recognize. I’m working my way through Ann’s book now, as well. I often go to her sight and just read, listen, and enjoy the holy experience of God. Glad I popped in.

    1. Rachel Wojnarowski says:

      Glad you did too! I took a look at your place. Love it!

  3. ME THREE!! lol so speak out LOUD we do so to HEAR it, facts might be different then what the truth is, but this is God’s Mess to fix!! LOVE IT!! ((HUGS)) GREAT TO MEET MORE SISTAH’S IN THE FAITH!! WOOT WOOT

    1. Rachel Wojnarowski says:

      Thanks for stopping by! It is always great to meet faith sisters, I agree.

  4. I crave extraordinary faith as well…one that pleases God and makes him smile.

  5. Amen to this, Rachel! I especially liked your statement: “extraordinary faith is simply when the everyday faith is consistent.” Oh, how God is showing me this too lately! Also, congrats on the “Five Minute Friday” thing!

    1. Rachel Wojnarowski says:

      so much easier to leave out faith when it doesn’t seem to get mundane, huh? 🙂 He’s still working on me.

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