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Open // Five Minute Friday

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Open Your Heart, My Child
by Barbie Swihart

Open your heart, My child.
Let me come inside.
You need not shrink back in fear.
You need not run and hide.

All of the feelings of uncertainty
that you bottle up inside,
Let me replace them with peace,
Let me give you My rest.

I know you feel weak and weary,
I’ve caught every tear you’ve cried.
Open your heart, My child
to My love which heals all wounds.

My door is always open,
You need only to come.
Broken, bruised and battered,
I will receive you every time.

Open your heart, My child,
I long to fill and renew.
I am the key to your heart, My child.
Allow me to rescue you.

Writing alongside beautiful and brave writers tonight for the Five Minute Friday. Tonight’s prompt is “Open”. Come on over and join Kate and the crew and write for just five minutes without worrying about perfection.

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37 Comments

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    Heather Faria
    February 19, 2015 at 9:31 pm

    This is awesome! I love it ; )
    Heather Faria recently posted..Advent Week Two – Peace, The Spacious Place

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    Tara
    February 19, 2015 at 9:45 pm

    This is beautiful!! I was thinking much along these same lines tonight too.

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      Barbie
      February 22, 2015 at 8:20 pm

      So glad you stopped by Tara!

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    Betsy
    February 20, 2015 at 1:24 am

    What a beautiful prayer and poem, Barbie. I’m hearing those words alongside with you this moment. (By the way, your page loaded more quickly and I saw those buttons quick.) Looking forward to the Weekend Brew tomorrow. You have a good day.
    Betsy recently posted..Opening the Door to More Jesus in our Everyday

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      Barbie
      February 22, 2015 at 8:19 pm

      Thanks Betsy. I am glad my site is behaving for now!

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    Cathy
    February 20, 2015 at 3:21 am

    I love this. My word for,the year is OPEN. I may have to print this out for,frequent rereading.
    Cathy
    http://www.cathyhooper.com
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      Barbie
      February 22, 2015 at 8:18 pm

      Print, share, copy….be blessed!

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    Shannan Williams
    February 20, 2015 at 4:21 am

    This is an absolutely beautiful piece of work. I’m so glad I saw this. God bless ~Shannan

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      Barbie
      February 22, 2015 at 8:18 pm

      Thanks for stopping by Shannan. Thankful you were blessed.

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    Mary Geisen
    February 20, 2015 at 5:34 am

    Stunning words! Thank you for opening your heart to speak God’s words. I am blessed! Love you!
    Mary Geisen recently posted..Five Minute Friday-Open

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      Barbie
      February 22, 2015 at 8:18 pm

      Love you Mary! Thank you for walking with me on this journey.

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    Amy P Boyd
    February 20, 2015 at 6:13 am

    Beautiful !!!
    Amy P Boyd recently posted..Open My Heart

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      Barbie
      February 22, 2015 at 8:17 pm

      Thanks Amy!

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    Verona
    February 20, 2015 at 8:05 am

    What a beautiful poem Barbie! It was just what I needed to read this morning. I especially can relate to this: “I know you feel weak and weary,I’ve caught every tear you’ve cried. Open your heart, My child to My love which heals all wounds.”
    Thank you and have a blessed Friday! 🙂
    Verona recently posted..Lessons Learned by Being Open

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      Barbie
      February 22, 2015 at 8:17 pm

      Verona, I am so glad you stopped by, and thankful my post ministered to your heart.

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    Abby McDonald
    February 20, 2015 at 8:16 am

    Beautiful, Barbie. His arms are open no matter what our condition. Thank you, Jesus.
    Abby McDonald recently posted..The Only Distinction in the Church That Matters

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      Barbie
      February 22, 2015 at 8:16 pm

      I am so thankful He will always receive us, no matter our condition. Thank you for stopping by Abby.

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    ~Karrilee~
    February 20, 2015 at 9:06 am

    Simply Beautiful, my friend! xoxo
    ~Karrilee~ recently posted..An Invitation to Live Life Wide OPEN – A Five Minute Friday Post

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      Barbie
      February 22, 2015 at 8:14 pm

      Thank you Karrilee. Have a blessed week.

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    Tiffany
    February 20, 2015 at 12:58 pm

    So very beautiful, Barbie – encouraging and uplifting and a fitting reminder that He loves us unconditionally. So glad to have stopped by from FMF.

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      Barbie
      February 22, 2015 at 8:13 pm

      I am so thankful you stopped by Tiffany. Have a blessed week.

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    LyndsD
    February 20, 2015 at 2:49 pm

    Oh Barbie!!! There are no words!! Simply beautiful!!! Thank you for sharing your sweet sweet words! Bless you xoxoxo

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      Barbie
      February 22, 2015 at 8:12 pm

      LyndsD, I am so thankful you were blessed.

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    Sylvia R
    February 20, 2015 at 4:29 pm

    Wow, a poem like this in a five-minute free-write! This could make a good hymn…

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      Barbie
      February 22, 2015 at 8:10 pm

      Thank you so much for stopping by and blessing me with your comment Sylvia!

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    Debbie Williamson
    February 21, 2015 at 9:05 am

    Thanks Barbie for this beautiful poem on Open. Keeping our hearts open is the key to peace and joy and hope. Blessings to you today.

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      Barbie
      February 22, 2015 at 8:09 pm

      So true Debbie. Thank you for visiting!

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    Diana Rockwell
    February 21, 2015 at 8:29 pm

    Barbie so beautiful. I love the poem. Blessings Diana

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      Barbie
      February 22, 2015 at 8:09 pm

      Thank you Diana!

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    Michelle Anderson
    February 22, 2015 at 9:22 am

    Like a refreshing balm for my soul Barbie. Beautiful.

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      Barbie
      February 22, 2015 at 8:08 pm

      I am so thankful my words blessed you Michelle!

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    Ashley Ditto
    February 22, 2015 at 3:22 pm

    Gave me shivers! Wow, amazing sweet friend!!!

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      Barbie
      February 22, 2015 at 8:07 pm

      Thank you so much Ashley!

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    Marie
    February 25, 2015 at 7:40 am

    This is beautiful!

    @spreadingJOY
    Marie

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    Tasha Medellin
    February 25, 2015 at 1:58 pm

    I love your poem! What a beautiful expression of God’s heart toward us.
    Tasha Medellin recently posted..Wide Open

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    Kelly @RaisingSamuels
    February 27, 2015 at 10:43 am

    This is beautiful, thanks so much for sharing it! #bloggercaregroup
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    Marsha
    February 27, 2015 at 12:09 pm

    Beautiful, Barbie! I’m so thankful I came over for a visit today. Truly touched me.

    Have a blessed weekend, my friend.

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