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Word-Filled Wednesday: Pant

Welcome to Word-Filled Wednesday, hosted this week by Penny at Pennyraine. Be sure to stop by her blog for more visual inspiration from scripture.

I love this psalm, the song that's inspired by it, AND the image. We sometimes get deer at the pond in our back yard (this is NOT a picture of one of them, by the way). Glad we can help quench that thirst--but only the Lord can quench ours.

As the deer pants for streams of water, so my soul pants for You, O God. Psalm 42:1 NIV

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  1. I do pant for Him, bless you.

  2. My prayer is that we always hunger for Him alone!

    Lovely post!

  3. Beautiful verse. Thank you!

  4. Love that verse and song ~

  5. This is wonderful! I love that song too - I'm humming it to myself now!:)

  6. I almost did this verse also, its such a wonderful verse. Happy WFW!

  7. WONDERFUL Joanne!!


  8. Awesome picture and verse for today.

  9. Blessings Joanne...One of my favorite images from scripture & I love the deer photo with this verse! I am quenched by the Living Water & so thankful that the LORD quenches our thirst!

    May we pant like the deer for streams of water! May our souls long to be filled overflowing each day by His sweet Spirit! EnJOY WFW!

  10. I sing this verse set to a praise chorus to my girls at bedtime often. Beautiful, Jo.

  11. I love this verse and one of my favorite songs has this verse in the lyrics

  12. Joann,

    I used to love to hear Steve Green's version of the song that set this Psalm to music. I can hear it in my head right now! I have always loved this Psalm...thank you for the gentle reminder!



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