The Weekend Brew: As A Child — 41 Comments

  1. I hear you and I say it with you. I am calling out for Him and though, in many ways I feel His nearness more than ever and sense His activity and purpose in my life and heart, I have a deep longing that is deeper than I have ever known it to be. Maybe we can celebrate that longing. It will be filled in due time and the longing itself is a faith-filled hope that seeks to expand into more life with Him. I know and trust He will move the mountains between us and what we long for as we wait upon Him and reach towards Him. Thank you for continuing to share your journey out loud so that many can hear the echoes of their own faith walks in what you say. Love you.

  2. Barbie,
    I too want to come to Jesus as a child – with open arms – ready for Him to show me where and what He wants me to do. I am ready to be interrupted.

  3. Today as I wrote about my daughter who challenges me to put on Christ, I thought again how I should just relax in HIm and trust His word and His goodness.

    • It’s hard sometimes, to lean in and trust. But He will never fail you. He is good, even when we cannot always see it. Keep pressing in!

  4. Barbie…I so needed to hear this. I am in that mode of needing Him to fill me and not let the distractions on this world weigh me down. Grateful I visited today. Thank you for the link up. Have a blessed week friend.

    • Thankful you stopped by Naomi. Praying your heart continues to be encouraged as you seek Him. Looking forward to reading your post.

  5. Barbie, I heard so much of my own voice in your words, I was too stunned to respond last night. I’ve been struggling for several months and in my mind, that is long! A part of me wishes I could simply “snap out of it” and get back on track. I know God is here. I know God is with you. I know the time is meaningful for His purposes and for our learning. Hang in there, friend! You’re in my thoughts!

    • Oh Carrie, I will be praying with you and for you. These seasons can be so long and silent. But I know He is perfecting that which concerns both of us, for His glory!

  6. Oh, dear one, how hard it is to wait…and to keep reaching up in that child-like faith. I so wish we had the magic answer to how long we have to wait when we know He is doing a work in and around us. So glad that you are continue to seek Him in the wait. Your faith inspires me!

  7. “In childlike faith I come.” I often think of how we (I) make it harder than it’s suppose to be. I want to come to Him with childlike faith. I’ve come here several times since yesterday to drink this in.
    Love you, Barbie.

    • Oh Diane, I haven’t been to your place in a while. Thank you for stopping by. You are always so encouraging. Blessings!

  8. When I raise my hands in praise to Him, I feel like a child lifting my arms up for Him to pick me up – and I think that’s what He wants:) Wonderful photo, Barbie – a sweet keeper I bet!

  9. I enjoyed this because I was reading this morning in Matthew and noticed that Jesus said that we were to be converted and become like children. The becoming is hard, but it’s part of the lifelong transformative process of being in Christ. Thanks for these words.

  10. Barbie – I think you hit on something so critical to each of us growing in Him … “Desperately I cried to be filled, to be nourished, to be soothed, and comforted.” May our longing to be nourished, to be filled send us to the very Bread of Life, for He truly gives us life. May He alone give you the longings of your heart. I prayed for you this morning before leaving this comment. Blessings, friend!

  11. Hi Barbie; I am ashamed to say that patience is really something I need to work hard on! Why is it so hard to wait sometimes? I have learned over and over in many situations that if I have Godly patience and am able to trust God with what is before me, then I will experience a calmness and inner peace because I know He is in control and His way is best. 🙂 That’s when I find rest in Him…with child-like faith ♥

    Blessings and love friend; have a wonderful weekend! ♥

  12. oh, beautiful your heart for Him, Barbie…yes, waiting is hard as our trust muscles are stretched to what seems like breaking…praying you know how much God loves and delights in you, my friend 🙂 Bummed I missed your get together with Jen.

  13. I felt like The Lord wanted me to give you Zephaniah 3:17 in the Amplified Bible. God looks at you with silent satisfaction. He wants you to rest as He loves on you and sings over you.

  14. I was just reading and reflecting on that passage from Mark the other day. I know all too well about getting stuck in the shoulds, wishs, and wants of life.

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