Sunday, August 22, 2010

~MY GREATEST LOVE~

No pinks today.

No fun decorative finds.

No makeover tutorials.

Today I have only the words to a song that have ministered to me for almost twenty years.  It is impossible for me to sing them aloud or listen to their melody without them stirring up deep within my soul a profound gratefulness for God's greatest mercies in my life.

Of all the things I love to do...

More than the
junkin', slummin', shopping,
painting, sewing, creating,
singing, writing, laughing, talking or sharing...

There is nothing that brings more joy into my life or returns my heart to a deeper place of peace and rest than worshiping Jesus Christ, the King of Kings.  He changed my life.

 AS THE DEER
(Marty Nystrom)

As the deer panteth for the water
So my soul longeth after thee
You alone are my hearts desire
And I long to worship thee

You alone are my strength my shield

To You alone may my spirit yield
You alone are my hearts desire
And I long to worship thee

You're my friend and You are my brother,

Even though you are a King.
I love you more than any other,
So much more than anything.

You alone are my strength my shield
To You alone may my spirit yield
You alone are my hearts desire
 And I long to worship thee

I want You more than gold or silver,
Only You can satisfy.
You alone are the real joy Giver,
And the apple of my eye.

You alone are my strength my shield
To You alone may my spirit yield
You alone are my hearts desire
And I long to worship thee

(As The Deer is the first song on my playlist!)

Blessings to you today!  May you always know how very much God loves you.

Blessings and love to you this day...
 

37 comments:

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Hi Rebecca! I think I've told you before how much I love this song. It is very special to me, too!

Love your PS post also. But I have to admit I never figured you for a Sponge Bob kinda gal!!

Big TX Hugs,
Stephanie
Angelic Accents

Laura's Rose Garden said...

Dearest Rebecca,
This song is exquisite! Thank you so much for sharing the lyrics.
Love and warm hugs, Laura.

P.S. Dogs can be very dumb about what they eat sometimes!!! I guess it's kinda like humans eating ants and grasshoppers!! BLECK! LOL!!

Edie Marie's Attic said...

What words of comfort to me this blessed Sunday morn! THank you Rebecca for soothing my soul with this beautiful song.

Blessings & hugs, Sherry

A Shabby Moment in Time said...

I too love this song...it makes me want to weep as it always brings me back to who the true "lover of my soul" is...Jesus Christ, the King of Kings.
Blessings to you as well,
Karen

Theresa said...

I love this song, peaceful and precious! Have a blessed day! HUGS!

Maria said...

Good morning Rebecca!
Dianne from Everything Else Thrown In first introduced me to this song... I just love it and it makes my heart swell with worship for our King ~
Wishing you the Sweetest of Sundays ~
Maria

NanaDiana said...

Rebecca-That has always been a favorite of my own. I love the swell of words and music together. It was a Heaven inspired song. Diana

sewingseeds4U said...

That song brings back such a well of emotions in me. I miss the old hymns dearly and you have reminded why once again. Oh, to remember that He is my shield and I am the apple of his eye! Blessings sweet Rebecca, Patty

MosaicMagpie said...

Yes, indeed a wonderful praise song.
Debbie

nancarts said...

Hi Rebecca, thank you for sharing this beautiful hymn with us today.
I love it.

Sorry about your doggie. Hope she is better.

Have a lovely Sunday.
Smiles and Blessings,
Nancy

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

Blessings back to you Rebecca! Happy Sunday!

Oklahoma Granny said...

This is one of my favorite songs.

Jan said...

I have always loved hearing this music on your blog, and now the lyrics make it even more special. I was not familiar with it previously. Music is so powerful, and I can't imagine life without it. Happy Sunday!

Sherry from Alabama said...

Such a lovely post. I love that song too. It is one of those songs that leaves me with a gentle sigh after hearing it. Hope you have a refreshing Sunday.

Sherry @ A Happy Valentine

Victorian1885 said...

Good morning Rebecca on this beautiful Sunday! Thank you for sharing the lyrics with us today..

Blessing to you & your Family

Wanda

Jacalyn @ rmebathproducts.com said...

Beautiful post Rebecca! Thanks for sharing. I am glad too to hear your little darlin' is going to be okay!

Hugs,
Jacalyn

Deanna said...

Rebecca, This is a beautiful and tender song. It's is gentle and soothing.

Glad you posted the words.

Appreciate your prayers.

May you have a sweet day and God bless you,
d

Cathy~Mille Fleur said...

We share this passion my friend! Nothing else matters in all of the world with out a relationship with our precious Savior! With Him everything else is made more lovely and even fun!

I love this song! We have a family that sings this at our church every so often and it just stirs the soul! My son's school used that verse in the bible for their class theme one year too...LOVE IT!

I hope you have a beautiful Sunday!
Cathy

Mary B. in Texas said...

Rebecca, When the music swells at "You alone are my strength, my shield," my heart swells to my throat. Our choir sang this all over Romania and watched people surrender their life to Him. That song reminds me of one of the biggest joys of my life. Thank you, Rebecca.
Love, Mary B.

June said...

Beautiful song Rebecca! Oh yes, I too feel the love of God everyday of my life. It's what gets me through.
hugs to you sweet friend

Dezinaworld said...

Thank you so much, what a beautiful song and words.
Hugs June xxxxxx

Whimsey Creations said...

One of my favorite songs! Thanks for the reminder to listen to it more often.

Tea Duchess said...

Read the comment you left for me...Ewww! Poor baby. i'm glad she is going to be okay. I love the post card in this post and love the song. There are 4 bucks (I've put pics of them on my blog) that have been hanging out at a local cemetery for most fo the summer, enjoying the shade. I always think of this song when I see them.

A Hopeful Heart said...

I was singing along, as I know the words by heart. We sang that quite often at the church where I came to know Jesus. (The church I'm in now must write their own music, because I never know any of their praise songs.)

Anyhow, thank you for an uplifting, inspiring share today.

Love and blessings,
Patti

Nancy's Notes said...

Rebecca, what a beautiful, joyous and truly awesome song.

Blessings to you and yours on this blessed Sunday.

Hugs,
Nancy

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

Sweet Rebecca...

I am totally unable to sing this song... I LOVE it and as soon as I open my mouth, my throat closes up, tears start and I can't sing a word. Isn't it just the sweetest song?

Have a wonderful day...

Huggies,
Spence

Dianne said...

Hey sweet sister,
I am so glad to see we think alike. I've had this on my blog for several months now and so many people comment about it. It is my favorite. So glad to see you love it also.

Yes, I love so many other things also but they would mean nothing without Him.

Peace and love to you dear one.

Dianne

btw, thanks for the info on the artist I asked about--love her art!

Martha's Favorites said...

Hi Rebecca: I just love this song. Thank you. Martha

Shabby T said...

God Bless your sweet sincere soul.. You are quite a jewel!!!
Thankyou for sharing such a beautiful hymn..
Hugs..
Shabby T

fannipauline said...

That is a very beautiful song and it brings tears to my eyes when I hear it. It is the very favorite song of my daughter, Tori. Gospel music is so loving and touches our soul......May it's words touch the soul of all who read it. Hugs......Pauline

Rena Nunley said...

Beautiful post, beautiful song. He is the only one who truly satisfies our souls, for sure.

And I wish I could play your song list but it won't let me play it in my country...mwehh!

A Romantic Porch said...

Rebecca I love this one too!!! In fact sometimes when I have been asked to speak to a group, I end with asking the group to sing this song together. I always hand out the words incase they don't know it. Thank you so much for sharing it. xo rachel

Goosegirl said...

Oh Rebecca, I so agree. Jesus is the Lover of my soul and I love to worship him. When I listen to your playlist, I sing along to this song. I love it so much.
Thank you for that blessing of playing it on your blog.
I pray the Lord blesses you greatly today.
In His Grace,
Sivje

Lori Katies Rose Cottage said...

Rebecca ~
I just love the words
to that song ~
I needed to start
my day by focusing on
the Lord and remembering
that only He can satisfy
my soul.

xoxo
Lori

Debbie said...

Thank you for sharing this beautiful song. It is one of my favorites.
Wonderful post today!
Debbie@houseatthelake

agypsyangel said...

Awwww, thank you for sharing and how meaningful.
Have a great Monday,
Smiles,
Kim

Sue said...

Thank you for a beautiful reminder

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