Five Minute Friday: Bloom — 32 Comments

  1. “And I cringe, just a little, because I know that although His hands are gentle, the pulling, shaking and rearranging of the soil — it all can be a little overwhelming.”

    YES. This is where I’m at too. Thank you for sharing such an incredible beautiful picture of how God works in us.

    And thank you so much for encouraging my (in real life) friend Mollie on her first post. She was ecstatic when you shared it on FB, texting me immediately with her wonder and excitement. It’s been a neat journey to watch her make the decision to start blogging and then take that scary step to hit “publish” today. Your encouragement meant the world to her (and me).

    • I love encouraging new bloggers. I popped over to Mollie’s blog again this morning and she’s had a lot of visits. I pray she is encouraged. Have a beautiful weekend!

  2. Patience is so important and God’s timing is perfect but it sure is difficult to be in that season where you are waiting and listening for next steps. I’m so glad you popped up over at Lisa Jo’s for FMF. I sense that God is providing words and those words need to be shared. Love you friend!

  3. As always, my friend, your words bless my heart. I love it that we love a God who plants seeds and desires in our hearts. This reminds me of Psalm 37–Delight in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart. Have a wonderful weekend.

    • Ginger, thanks so much for stopping by. I love Psalm 37. If we are patient, all of those hopes and dreams inside of us will bloom, according to His plan. Hugs!

  4. I shy away from the process too, Barbie. But it’s so good when we can cooperate with Him, isn’t it? So glad to read your words again, friend. Hope all is well with you!

  5. Beautiful thoughts, Barbie! I always enjoy my visits. I especially like the image of waiting until He is ready for us to bloom. Like a seed overwintering and with gentle encouragement from the Son, flourishes for Him. Blessings!

  6. “There is a seed that has been planted deep within my soul. It is not a seed meant to remain there in the shadows, for what is created in secret must at some point burst forth with life.” – this, just this…. oh okay – and everything else! Loved your thoughts here today xx

  7. I LOVE your thought on “bloom” …. I believe that God does plant a seed inside of us, and he is waiting to see what it is we do with it. LOVE IT.. as always, love your thoughts…

  8. I know how much you enjoy participating in FMF so it’s a joy to read this today. As always, your heart and trust in Him shines through. Wishing you a wonderful day and weekend, friend. xoxo

    • It brings me so much joy to be able to write for just 5 minutes, and actually have something to say. Thanks for visiting my friend. Hugs!

  9. Barbie- This is such a beautiful take on “BLOOM”. I love this line: “All I must do is yield this seed back to Him “… Yes! Thanks for sharing your gift with words here. Loved this! #FMF

  10. “. . . so that remnants of His love can be scattered across the paths that my feet would walk.”
    Yes! This calling to be completely His wherever I am walking. TO bloom in beauty and delight our Creator in the perfect place that He has placed us! Yes!

    So glad I linked up right behind you Sweet Lady! 🙂

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