50 In Faith

Five Minute Friday: Jump!

Today I am joining Lisa-Jo and others for the 5 Minute Friday where we are given a word prompt and write for just 5 minutes simply for the joy of writing. No editing or backtracking necessary. No need to be perfect. Just words freely flowing from my heart to yours.

Jump!

She stood at the end of the dock, looking longingly at the cool, refreshing water.
Oh how she desired to jump in, to allow cool, crisp water to wash her clean.
Although hesitant, peace surrounded her, as the sun bared down on her face.
She felt the warmth of His embrace, there on the dock.
He asked her to come for a swim.  “I will be with you”.  He promised.
She was afraid of the unknown.  How deep was this river?
Would she be able to stand once she jumped in?
Come!”, He beckoned her.  I long to refresh you.  I long to wash you in the river.”
As she stood, gazing across the river, the sunlight caught her eye.  And she smiled.
“I am safe.  I have nothing to fear, for He is there in the river.”
And she jumped, head first, never looking back.

I would love for you to join me in sharing your thoughts on the word “jump”.  Link up, or share in the comments below.

*This post is part of a challenge to blog every weekday in the month of April.  You can read more about it here.

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50 Comments

  • Reply
    Rachel @RedeemingHer
    April 18, 2013 at 11:03 pm

    Friend, you’ve done it again, ministered to my heart! “I will be with you”, are there any sweeter words? Thank you for this creative post. -Rachel from Redeeming Her

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      Barbie
      April 20, 2013 at 10:55 pm

      Rachel, thanks so much for stopping by. I am so thankful God ministered to your heart. Blessings!

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    Jennifer
    April 18, 2013 at 11:38 pm

    That is some beautiful water we are jumping into, friend. Let’s go! 🙂 This whole image is just amazing, Barbie. Thank you. Love you, friend.

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      Barbie
      April 20, 2013 at 10:55 pm

      Thank you my friend! I will see you soon!

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    denise
    April 18, 2013 at 11:44 pm

    I will gladly jump with you.
    denise recently posted..Five Minute Friday-Jump

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      Barbie
      April 20, 2013 at 10:55 pm

      Yay! I’ll hold your hand while you do!

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    Jedidja
    April 19, 2013 at 12:31 am

    Thank you for this refreshing blog. The picture is amazing an I love the spiritual lesson. Lets jump in His arms.
    Jedidja recently posted..Maak je klaar, trek door de Jordaan!

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      Barbie
      April 20, 2013 at 10:58 pm

      Yes! Jumping with you my friend!

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    Wendy
    April 19, 2013 at 4:44 am

    Jumping in with you, friend, Such a beautiful picture you have painted with your words today. To hear the invitation and to trust Him in the jump. Wonderful. Love you much.
    Wendy recently posted..My Heart Bare

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      Barbie
      April 20, 2013 at 11:00 pm

      Trusting and leaning! Hugs to you!

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    Positively Alene
    April 19, 2013 at 5:09 am

    Oh my stars that pic is captivating my heart. I’m ready to jump in NOW! Your words push me forward. Thanks friend. Love ya
    Positively Alene recently posted..quit procrastinating . . . jump.

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      Barbie
      April 20, 2013 at 11:05 pm

      Let’s jump, fully abandoned! Love you too!

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    Debbie
    April 19, 2013 at 6:28 am

    Taking that jump is scary! I loved your words and how you described taking that leap. So thankful that He is there through all the rivers and valleys of our lives Barbie.

    Blessings and love,
    Debbie
    Debbie recently posted..Five Minute Friday ~ Jump

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      Barbie
      April 20, 2013 at 11:06 pm

      Me too friend. I know that the water will never get too high! Love you!

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    kaseyparr99
    April 19, 2013 at 6:52 am

    Precious words. Spoken by a writer of God’s words. Blessings, Kasey

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      Barbie
      April 20, 2013 at 11:06 pm

      Thank you Kaseyparr99!

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    Mia
    April 19, 2013 at 6:55 am

    Dear Barbie
    Yes, that first jump into the unknown is quite scary, but one we have taken that step, we never look back, don’t we!! We soon realize that that river is just filled with love.
    Much love
    Mia
    Mia recently posted..Jump Jesus Jump

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      Barbie
      April 20, 2013 at 11:07 pm

      So true! That first step is always the hardest! Love you friend!

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    Lizzy
    April 19, 2013 at 7:17 am

    I needed this today, thank you!
    Lizzy recently posted..To Jump Or Not To Jump

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      Barbie
      April 20, 2013 at 11:07 pm

      Thanks for stopping by Lizzy!

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    ~Karrilee~
    April 19, 2013 at 8:02 am

    This is oh so refreshing… it’s as if you have held us by the hand and invited us to jump in with you! Thanks for that my friend! (Oh – and that photo… Perfection!!!) Love you sweet sister!
    ~Karrilee~ recently posted..Five Minute Friday – “JUMP”

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      Barbie
      April 20, 2013 at 11:08 pm

      Thank you Karrilee! Isn’t that what sisters do? Hold one another’s hands until we are able to go it alone? I can’t take credit for the picture. I have Fotolia to thank for that. It is beautiful though!

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    Debi @ DebiStangeland.com
    April 19, 2013 at 9:21 am

    You have such a lovely style Barbie. I love to read your writing because it is so welcoming and encouraging. Thank you for showing us such a lovely picture of this word today.
    Debi @ DebiStangeland.com recently posted..Five Minute Friday: JUMP

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      Barbie
      April 20, 2013 at 11:11 pm

      Thank you Debi! I appreciate your encouragement. Blessings!

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    Jennifer
    April 19, 2013 at 10:08 am

    Beautiful words! it brings such peace to know that no matter where we go, He is always there!
    By the way, I love the picture you chose!
    Jennifer recently posted..Jump

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      Barbie
      April 20, 2013 at 11:11 pm

      AMEN! Thanks for stopping by Jennifer!

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    Beth
    April 19, 2013 at 10:13 am

    Jumping with you, Barbie! Love, love your image and the words you’ve shared. Grateful that He is always with us. Happy Friday.
    Beth recently posted..Jump in the Ocean

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      Barbie
      April 20, 2013 at 11:12 pm

      Thanks Beth! Blessings!

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    Rebekah {honeyandcheese}
    April 19, 2013 at 10:58 am

    Oh, this is so beautiful! And what a gorgeous picture to go with your words!
    Rebekah {honeyandcheese} recently posted..Child’s Praise {5 Minute Friday}

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      Barbie
      April 20, 2013 at 11:13 pm

      Thanks so much Rebekah!

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    Dana Butler
    April 19, 2013 at 11:20 am

    To echo the others… I love this. 🙂 Thank you so much for sharing. Jumping in with you!
    Dana Butler recently posted..Oh Boy. Am I Ever Jumping. [Five Minute Friday]

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      Barbie
      April 20, 2013 at 11:20 pm

      Thank you for stopping by Dana!

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    Lea
    April 19, 2013 at 12:45 pm

    You are one more amazing writer my friend! Your words flow beautifully and I can just picture the word “jump” in my mind’s eye as I read your post. Happy weekend!
    Lea recently posted..Friday Fragments

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      Barbie
      April 20, 2013 at 11:21 pm

      You are sweat! Have a blessed Sunday!

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    Steph from Be Positive Mom
    April 19, 2013 at 1:19 pm

    A leap of faith… a jump. Beautiful post and picture. Thank you for the inspiration! 🙂
    Steph from Be Positive Mom recently posted..When Blog Moms Meet

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      Barbie
      April 20, 2013 at 11:21 pm

      I am so glad you dropped in Steph!

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    Mary @ Woman to Woman
    April 19, 2013 at 3:32 pm

    Barbie, you’ve created a beautiful picture of God’s protective, loving, secure embrace. It can be frightening to initially take the jump… Oh, but what an awesome place to land! Thank you for these encouraging words!
    Thanks so much for visiting my place!
    Blessings to you ~ Mary
    Mary @ Woman to Woman recently posted..Are You Bowing Down?

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      Barbie
      April 20, 2013 at 11:22 pm

      Thank you Mary! I follow your blog, although don’t always comment. Trying to get better at that. 🙂

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    Amy ~ Seasons Change
    April 19, 2013 at 4:01 pm

    This picture you’ve painted…I love it. I want to hang it on my walls. I can’t swim and I don’t get into the water unless I can see the bottom. Still, He beckons us to come to Him and I can’t resist Him. He is irresistible. Jumping with you!
    Amy ~ Seasons Change recently posted..Jump

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      Barbie
      April 20, 2013 at 11:23 pm

      I’m not much of a swimmer either. It’s so much easier to jump when we can see what we are jumping into, isn’t it? Thanks for stopping by Amy!

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    Rebekah@asoftgentlevoice
    April 19, 2013 at 7:35 pm

    Beautiful picture. Beautiful words. Beautiful hope!
    Oh me of little faith! May He increase my faith! Even after I wrote somewhat similar thoughts, you encourage my heart to lean into Him. Thank you.
    Rebekah@asoftgentlevoice recently posted..Five Minute Friday: Jump

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      Barbie
      April 20, 2013 at 11:24 pm

      Oh yes, He continues to call us further in, doesn’t He? Keep leaning, and jumping!

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    Rebekah
    April 19, 2013 at 9:55 pm

    Love it! What a beautiful visual!!
    Rebekah recently posted..Don’t Do It Half Way, Jump ALL in!

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      Barbie
      April 20, 2013 at 11:25 pm

      Thank you Rebekah!

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    Jennifer peterson
    April 20, 2013 at 6:52 am

    Always always blessed when I stop by your place, l feel refreshed and encouraged!! Thank you, love you much
    Jennifer peterson recently posted..Cliff diving

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      Barbie
      April 20, 2013 at 11:25 pm

      Thanks my friend! I’ve missed you!

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    Joy
    April 20, 2013 at 12:33 pm

    It’s amazing how many of us wrote about jumping out in faith. Goes to show – we’re never the “only one”. 🙂

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      Barbie
      April 20, 2013 at 11:25 pm

      So true! Thanks Joy!

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    Amy Tilson
    April 20, 2013 at 12:49 pm

    So much peach and confidence in these words. Thank you!
    Amy Tilson recently posted..R is for Reading & Research

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      Barbie
      April 20, 2013 at 11:26 pm

      Thanks Amy! Have a blessed tomorrow!

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