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Delighting in my God, I desire to dwell in His pleasure and to help others experience true delight.

"Delight Yourself in the Lord;
And He will give you the desires of your heart.
Commit your way to the Lord,
Trust also in Him, and He will do it.
And He will bring forth your righteousness as the light,
And your judgment as the noonday.  
Rest in the Lord and wait patiently for Him;..." Ps 37:4-7a

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Y is for Yearn

 Yearning - to long for, to pine for, to passionately desire. 

 

                              "Yearn" (Shane & Shane)

 

A picture of Yearning:

 As the deer pants for the water brooks,
So my soul pants for You, O God. Psalm 42:1

 

How lovely are Your dwelling places, O Lord of hosts!  My soul longed and even yearned for the courts of the Lord;  My heart and my flesh sing for joy to the living God.  Psalm 84:1-2

 

If you are yearning for God, check out the website:  desiring God.

A to Z Challenge

 

14 comments:

  1. Glad you're still here, Maria. I have always loved Psalm 42:1. It's so beautifully worded and poetic to the ear, and rich with truth. There are times when only God can satisfy a hungry heart and this is a good reminder. I hope you enjoyed the A-Z. I recall you were having second thoughts. Take care!
    Sharon @ Shells–Tales–Sails

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    1. It's one of my favorite too, Sharon. Never really thought about quitting. Just wish I could have given it more attention. I loved all your posts. They are thorough and informative, as well as tasty. Thanks for your visits. God bless, Maria

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  2. The Psalms are filled with many passages of yearning.

    Lee
    An A to Z Co-Host
    Tossing It Out

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    1. They are. The Psalms do fill the yearning soul with praise for the Lord, even as they give you a picture of that yearning soul. Thanks for coming by, Lee and thanks for coming up with the idea of the challenge. God bless, Maria

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  3. If this is a duplication Maria I am sorry! I seemed to lose it somehow. Thank you for this beautiful post. Yearning and longing - such evocative words. I will check out the website ..
    Garden of Eden Blog

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    1. Nope. Just came through once. Thank you for your visits, Susan and your comments. It's been a pleasure meeting you through the challenge and congratulations on making it to Z. I still have to work on my last one, but thought I would catch up with comments first. God bless, Maria

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  4. Great song :) Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier!

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    1. Thanks Jayne. I thought so too. Glad I did stop by. God bless, Maria

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  5. The song was lovely. Great word to use for "Y". We've all yearned for something at one time or another, especially God.

    LittleCely's Blog

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    1. Yes we do. And we all have a hole within that only God can fill. It's that hole that yearns to be filled. God bless, Maria

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  6. Lovely post, Maria, and sorry if I, too, am repeating my comment. It's been a loooong month. :)
    Silvia @
    SilviaWrites

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    1. It does make one a bit crazy. So glad I discovered your blog through the challenge, Silvia. You always have informative posts written well. Thanks. God bless, Maria

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  7. Beautiful song ! I also know a chorus that sings Psalm 42:1 anytime I read that verse I find myself singing it. Love John Piper's ministry....homerun post!
    Mary @ The View from my World

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    1. I sing it too, MS. I appreciate your encouragement. Thanks. God bless, Maria

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