Faith, The Weekend Brew

The Weekend Brew: As A Child

March 7, 2014

As a child

Helpless I came into this world, fully dependent upon my mother and father for my every need.  Desperately I cried to be filled, to be nourished, to be soothed, and comforted.  I wonder how long my mother allowed me to cry before she arose to meet my every need?

When one is in a time of waiting upon the Lord, and is crying out for Him to come and fill the ache in their heart, how long is it until the moment when that ache is met with His sustenance?  Helpless, hungry and desperate I come, yet my heart is still only partially His.

Oh how the cares of this world weigh me down.  The things I must do.  The things I want to do.  The things I wish I could do.  The things I feel I should be doing.  My focus is not fully set on the joy set before me, for I feel as if I am crumbling underneath the weight of the cares and wants, and the inner struggle of my soul to find rest…to find HIM.

I want to be like a child, running freely in the wide open spaces of His heart.  I want to take His hand and allow Him to lead me, never looking back because I fully trust the One who leads.  I want to play hide and seek, to be found by the One whom my soul seeks.

In childlike faith I come.

Will you accept me again Father, just as I am, where I am, heart weighed down by the distractions of this world?  Will you lead me again Father into the secret places of your heart, where I will once again find rest.  I must be fed, for I am hungry.  I must be filled, for I am desperate for you.

I’m reaching up today, waiting for my Heavenly Father to pick me up and take me away with Him.  And you, my friend, how is He leading you in childlike faith today?

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  • Reply Denise March 7, 2014 at 4:12 am

    I love this.
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    • Reply Barbie March 8, 2014 at 9:30 am

      Thanks for stopping by Denise!

  • Reply SharonB March 7, 2014 at 8:38 am

    Thank you so much for this! I know this ache…this reaching up, surrendering and waiting.
    SharonB recently posted..With Eyes on Jesus

  • Reply Wanda March 7, 2014 at 10:53 am

    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.
    Wanda recently posted..The Friday Five: Knowing Your Beliefs, Who You Are & That You Are Loved

    • Reply Barbie March 8, 2014 at 9:32 am

      Have a beautiful weekend Wanda!

  • Reply Elizabeth March 7, 2014 at 3:55 pm

    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.
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    • Reply Barbie March 8, 2014 at 9:32 am

      Mmmmm….silent satisfaction. I love that. Thanks for sharing it with me.

  • Reply Dolly@Soulstops March 7, 2014 at 5:54 pm

    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.
    Dolly@Soulstops recently posted..Five Minute Fridays: Willing

    • Reply Barbie March 8, 2014 at 9:33 am

      Jen and I are planning another get together and we want you there! Have a lovely weekend.

  • Reply Denise March 8, 2014 at 1:26 am

    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! ♥
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    • Reply Barbie March 8, 2014 at 9:35 am

      Having patience somehow always leads to trust. Thanks for linking up. Have a lovely weekend!

  • Reply Joanne Viola March 8, 2014 at 3:54 am

    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!
    Joanne Viola recently posted..Random And Good!

    • Reply Barbie March 8, 2014 at 9:36 am

      You bless me Joanne. Thank you for your prayers!

  • Reply Natalie March 8, 2014 at 7:27 am

    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.

    • Reply Barbie March 8, 2014 at 9:37 am

      So true Natalie. Thank you for stopping by!

  • Reply bluecottonmemory March 8, 2014 at 7:30 am

    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!
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    • Reply Barbie March 8, 2014 at 9:38 am

      I know that whenever I lift my hands up, He will be right there. Have a beautiful weekend.

  • Reply Lyli @3-D Lessons for Life March 8, 2014 at 7:30 am

    I am thankful that He is my Abba! :)
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    • Reply Barbie March 8, 2014 at 9:38 am

      AMEN! Have a beautiful weekend Lyli!

  • Reply Jen @ Richfaithrising March 8, 2014 at 10:02 am

    Your heart-cry today to be child-like is my prayers too today friend!
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    • Reply Barbie March 8, 2014 at 10:15 pm

      AMEN my friend. He will answer the cry of your heart.

  • Reply Diane | An Extraordinary Day March 8, 2014 at 12:33 pm

    Barbie….I still learning to trust and I’m beginning to think I’m a slow learner. 😉
    Hope your weekend is extraordinarily blessed!
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    • Reply Barbie March 8, 2014 at 10:16 pm

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

  • Reply Beth March 8, 2014 at 4:38 pm

    “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.
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    • Reply Barbie March 8, 2014 at 10:16 pm

      Love you my friend!

  • Reply Holly Barrett March 9, 2014 at 5:05 am

    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!
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    • Reply Barbie March 10, 2014 at 4:58 pm

      YOU inspire me. Thankful He brought us together through writing.

  • Reply Carrie March 9, 2014 at 6:53 am

    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!
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    • Reply Barbie March 10, 2014 at 4:59 pm

      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!

  • Reply Naomi@WhatJoyIsMine March 9, 2014 at 1:14 pm

    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.
    Naomi@WhatJoyIsMine recently posted..Loving Jesus With All Our Being

    • Reply Barbie March 10, 2014 at 5:00 pm

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

  • Reply Laurie Collett March 9, 2014 at 1:27 pm

    Praise God for childlike faith, and for the simplicity of the Gospel truth that even a child may understand it. Thanks for the beautiful post & for hosting & God bless!
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    • Reply Barbie March 10, 2014 at 5:02 pm

      Have a blessed week Laurie!

  • Reply Linda March 10, 2014 at 9:44 am

    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.
    Linda recently posted..Sabbath Words

    • Reply Barbie March 10, 2014 at 5:02 pm

      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!

  • Reply Janis Cox March 10, 2014 at 11:54 am

    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.
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    • Reply Barbie March 12, 2014 at 8:49 pm

      Oh me too Janis!

  • Reply Patty March 11, 2014 at 11:15 pm

    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.
    Patty recently posted..Willing

    • Reply Barbie March 12, 2014 at 8:55 pm

      Love you friend. Just read your last blog post and was so blessed!

  • Reply Teresa March 19, 2014 at 8:53 pm

    Yes, just yes. I needed to read this tonight. Because this is where I am. So glad he loves us and holds us tight.
    Teresa recently posted..Beginning Lent

    • Reply Barbie March 20, 2014 at 8:52 pm

      Thanks for stopping by Teresa!

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