Five Minute Friday: Dear — 50 Comments

  1. I found you after you commented on my blog, it’s so good to meet you! Thank you for sharing from your heart. Words that ring true in mine. I keep trying to hunker down in the evenings and just take it all in. Take Him all in. Sometimes the “being still” is the hardest part. <3

  2. yes, THIS! thank you so much for speaking my heart to our Papa, and in so doing, speaking TO my heart. i’ve been encouraged and challenged, Dara. hugs!!!

    • and Barbie… i said Dara – evidence of exactly that type of scattered-ness you speak of! kids running through, music cranking… you’ve just unknowingly “dared” me to settle into some true QUIET today, so that I can listen to our God.

  3. Barbie, I echo your prayer. I want to slow down and have more Jesus and less me. Such a beautiful prayer, glad to see you back on five minute Friday. Blessings. You are loved my friend. Diana

  4. Your words to God resonate with me deeply. Knowing God and recognizing Him as the Greatest Gift is a beautiful prayer for all of us. Reminding us that we need to encounter the Living God to in order to walk out the Living Word is just beautiful! Hugs and much love!

  5. “My heart yearns to slow down and to be with You. Yet, I find myself caught up in the struggle of the demands of daily living and the yearning of my own heart.”

    It is so easy to get caught up in the here and now, the things right in front of us, the things demanding our attention. Even when we know we need to be at His feet, our nature draws us away.

    Thank you for your encouraging words!

  6. I feel a little out of the loop on Advent and the study. I will have to see about it. I really enjoyed your post. It went so deep into what Jesus’s sacrifice really meant. He died to create in us a new spirit of love and giving. Thank you so much for stopping by today. 🙂

    • I only started the journey of Advent the last few years. Every year I go a little deeper. Thank you so much for stopping by. Have a blessed week!

  7. Simply lovely, Barbie. And the way you ended is so my prayer too. “Come and revive me once again. May Your Word breathe life and hope into My Spirit and may the words I speak and my actions always reflect Your glory.”
    Nice to see you joining in for FMF. I know how much you love that community so it makes me smile to see this today.
    Love you.

  8. Your words have beautiful spoke the thought of my heart. Thank you for sharing. You bless me in so many ways and I just can’t thank you or Him enought for bringing our paths together.

  9. A good prayer for me today too, Barbie. Just this morning I was missing 5MF. Somehow in the midst of doing series on my blog, I can’t quiet keep up with it. Thank you for blessing me with your 5 minutes!

    • It is hard to keep up with everything in blogging, isn’t it? There are so many link ups and communities I want to be involved in. I figure somewhat of a revolving schedule is better than never participating at all. I do miss it. Have a blessed week my friend.

  10. Barbie- Your words- but my heart here. This is beautiful. Thank you for your honest reflections – humble and fertile ground for Jesus to enter in. And He will come! Love this! Thanks for sharing your heart.

  11. Barbie, this is a beautiful post! It is only as we encounter Him, in & through His Word, that we are revived & enabled to live in a way that displays Him. Joining you in this prayer, my friend! May we find our lives changed as we take time to wait on Him & upon Him this Advent season.

  12. He will come to you, dear friend! Often not exactly as you might expect, but he is always near. My prayer for you today is that you feel his presence and bask in the light of his love. It’s good to see you back!

  13. What a beautiful prayer! Jesus truly is the Greatest Gift. And to think that Gift was intended for someone life me. Stunning, isn’t it? I’m so thankful for His faithfulness. Popped in from #FMFparty.

  14. This is beautiful! I sit here thinking about all the brightly colored paper my kids will be ripping into in a few weeks and I pray all the advent work I’m doing with them now will payoff. Love this post! Thank you FMF friend.

  15. Amen. Amen. Amen. This year for the first time ever in my life I started an Advent study. I had always seen things talking about the Advent season but never knew what it was and so I never inquired. Oh my word, was I missing out. It’s like my sensitivity to the recognition of His sovereignty is on overdrive. I guess His timing is always appropriated to what we can understand and are mature enough to do something with it. Thank you for sharing this it was beautiful

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