Wednesday, July 8, 2009

One of the All Things

"The LORD takes pleasure in all he has made!" Psalm 104:31

All is defined as the whole number or amount, every one, to the full or entire extent, completely and totally. Nothing would be excluded. It's inclusive.

Do you realize what this means? He takes pleasure in you and me.

Pleasure. Joy. Someone or something that provides a source of happiness. The state of being pleased. Enjoyment. My web search said pleasure was a fundamental feeling that is hard to define, but that people desire to experience.

I don't know about you, but there are many times I find it difficult to believe that God finds pleasure in me. Dealing with debilitating issues of insecurity and fear, the phrase, "To know me is to love me" doesn't often ring true. Yet, God is saying here that He takes pleasure in ALL He has made...and I'm one of the all things.

Today I am blown away by knowing that I am special and treasured by God.

A song recorded by my friend Deborah Klassen comes to mind. It is entitled, "God Loves You". May you know just how much God loves you today.

In the heart of every man,
there's a need to question who we are and what we believe.
And the answers that we find are simple ones for us to say
but hard to receive
You say that God is love
You take Him at his word, but do you really understand

that, God loves you and made you for the pleasure of knowing you.
God loves you and made you for the pleasure of knowing you
and showing you, God loves you.

Well every person fails, and every man needs love to pick him up
time after time
This world can use you up
and leave you with a world of care where hope used to shine
But God can give you strength, when all you've done is fall,
So say it till you understand, and tell me do you really understand?

God loves you and made you for the pleasure of knowing you.

Time shows us what we thought we knew
and time helps us to know the truth

God loves you, and made you for the pleasure of knowing you.
God loves you and made you for the pleasure of knowing you,
and showing you God loves
I believe that God loves you,
God loves you.

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Genny said...

Such a great reminder; thank you!

Hope you are well, Joy!

Raylene said...

Thanks for your words Joy, you are the only one who ever acknowledges me in this "blog group"....thank you for that too!

Laura said...

Such beautiful lyrics, Joy. I too suffer from bouts of insecurity. That realization that He takes pleasure in me just gets me every time.

love ya!

Anonymous said...

i tried to search in the internet but i can't find the any video of the song "God Loves You" using this lyrics..i know how the tune of this song but it is always Jaci Vleasquez's song God Loves You that will come out whenever you try to search for it..
can you please tell me where can i get a copy of this song?

Joyful said...

Dear Anonymous,

The song is found on this CD:
Hope that helps. :-)