Friday, July 19, 2013

Faithful Fridays ~ You Are Wanted.

Hi there, everyone, and welcome to Faithful Fridays!  :)

Faithful Fridays is a weekly linky party hosted on my blog.  I made it so that Christians could have one special day out of the week (Friday) to share something from their Christian walk on their blog.  If you'd like to participate, write your post, grab the button from the Faithful Fridays page on my blog (so that it will link back here), and come link up at the bottom of this post!  :)


So, Christian singer Dara Maclean came out with a new song recently called "Wanted."  And it's just so beautiful.  

From the day you were born and took your first breath,
you opened your eyes and in came the light.
He was watching you.
But all of your life, you couldn't shake
the lies in your head, saying you're a mistake.
But you were made
by a God who knows your name.
He doesn't make mistakes.

Long before we were born, God had us on His mind.  Most of us don't know this.  We don't know that since the beginning of time, the Maker of the universe has cared about us.  We don't realize that He loves us.  We don't realize what He sacrificed--WHO He sacrificed--for us to have the choice to live a life with Him.  

A lot of us go through life basing our value and worth on what other people think of us.  We end up feeling hurt and alone and worthless.

You are wanted.
To every broken heart, He stands with open arms.
You are wanted.
To every searching soul, look to the rising sun.  
If you're lonely, hurting, gone too far,
to the outcast, you come as you are,
for you, you are wanted.
You, you are wanted, you, you are wanted.
You, you are wanted.  

And we will go on in that cycle of putting ourselves down and feeling like we have no worth until we realize that we are so incredibly loved and cherished and wanted by a God who sacrificed His Son to have us know Him!

And isn't that amazing--that the God of everything, the King over all, wants us?  He doesn't need us.  And we most certainly don't deserve His love--not on our own.  But He picks us up, dusts us off, and loves us.  He makes us worthy.  He values us.  

And until we're ready to come to Him, He stands there with open, inviting arms, waiting for us to run into His loving presence.  

Let this be the day that joy takes the place of all of the years
that shame tried to steal away.
He is calling you.
Lift your eyes to see His face.
Come run into the arms of grace.

You, you have been marked, you're set apart.
And He calls you His.
So you don't have to search, don't have to look
for where you belong.
You are wanted.  

And though so many of us spend so much time in our lives looking for where we belong, where we fit in, where we have worth, and where we are wanted....we don't have to look, because God has already established that for us.  

We are His.  


God bless you guys and have a great day!  :)
Joy :)


Jazzmin said...

Beautiful post! The lyrics to that song are so amazing. I love the message of it. Thinking of how God knew us and thought of us even before we were born is such an amazing thing to realize. It also sort of reminds of the scripture about how He knows the plans He has made for us, that He loved us so much that He planned wonderful things for our lives even then.

I really like how you phrased this also: "He picks us up, dusts us off, and loves us. He makes us worthy. He values us".
A beautiful truth.

I hope you have a blessed day, Joy :)

Tammy ~ Country Girl at Home ~ said...


Boy this is packed with so much encouragement! Thank you for this post! God chose us! I'm so thankful! You're so right...he doesn't need us, but he wants us! That's worth everything!

Love you! 10!

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