I am linking up for the Five Minute Friday. This is also Day Seven of the Write 31 Days challenge. The FMF is hosted by Kate Motaung on her blog Heading Home. Today's prompt is "test." We would love to have you join us. Just hop onto Twitter on Thursday evenings and follow the #fmfparty. Hope to see you there.
From the moment I felt God calling me to my 31 Days series, it has felt a little like a test or as I like to say, more like a Choose Your Own Adventure book. But the thing is God just keeps showing up and revealing to me ways that the Word is made flesh in our world. On Monday, the words simply spilled out onto the page and is one of my most favorite posts I have ever written.
But faith is like that too, isn't it? God calls us to trust him even when we are faced with obstacles and challenges in our own lives. As my friend Karrilee reminds us, all things work together for good. The reality is that God often tests us. But God does eventually answer our prayers, cries, desires just not in the ways we always expect.
And knowing that sometimes we need to wait, it is important for us to embody the Word made Flesh by taking time for ourselves and living out our faith by telling our stories. I am Tara, Sandy's daughter; beloved, broken, blessed child of God. And tonight, I took some self-care time for me. Something I think God tests us on a lot. We aren't always so good about taking time for ourselves. But God even rested on the seventh day after God finished creating the world.
I rested by watching a rodeo with my friend; bull riding, barrel racing, steer roping etc. As we watched, I was reminded that God calls us to "be still and know that I am God." Take time to live out the Word made Flesh by taking time for self-care and resting in Sabbath glory. It's one of the ways God calls us to care for ourselves.