Warrior Word

Let the Bridegroom leave His room,

It’s Prophecy’s hour,

In Kingdom Power.

Unsheathe the sword,

You warrior word.

His Bride is here.

Relationship draws near.

“The fig tree and vine

Give their full yield.” Joel 2:22 ESV



“Let the Bridegroom leave His room,

And the Bride her chamber.” Joel 2:16 ESV



“For He is tenderhearted, kind and forgiving.

He has a thousand ways to set you free!

He Himself will redeem you.” Psalm 130:7 TPT



Photography by dbalog©2020

Be Still

“When I awake.”

 

Silencing the sounds.

Peace embraces.

Holy Quiet surrounds.

 

“He will quiet you with His love.” Zephaniah 3:17 NKJV

 

“How precious also are Your thoughts to me, Oh God!

When I awake, I am still with You.” Psalm 139:17-18 NKJV

Set Free

“Up early, desiring You.

So many questions,

Answers few.

“Be still and know,”

Remains the same.

Stay close to Me,

For I removed your chains.

Chains of time,

Prison lines

Step upon step,

Heart’s neglect.

Now your set free,

Continue with Me.

For I’m about to show you

Life’s tapestry.

Your heart’s not dead,

Nor your ear to hear.

Continue the safe path

For the way is clear.

Can’t you feel His Breath,

He’s flowing in you.

Stirring your heart,

Empowerment too!

Stay the path,

Follow the lines.

Precept upon precept,

The bud’s on the Vine.

Bursting forth in your identity,

Don’t turn back now!

For whom the Son sets free,

Is free indeed!’

“So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.” John 8:36 ESV

“Be still, and know that I am God.” Psalm 46:10 NKJV

Poem by denisebalog©2021

Photography by denisebalog©2021

She Loves to Party

During Recess.

If you ever wondered what a school secretary and the Principal really do when the kids are outside at recess, well this second grader knows the real truth.

We party!

I love all the stars, hearts and what looks like balloons hanging from the ceiling in Maddison’s drawing. They are actually brightly colored paper flowers our student remembers seeing hanging in the office.

Kids aren’t always looking for fireworks and a plugin device to look at, sometimes it’s simply floating flowers in the most unusual places that brings joy to their heart and delight to the eye.

ps: The Principal is actually on the playground during Recess and I am at my desk putting on Band-Aids or washing woodchips, yes, you heard me right, woodchips from kids eyes. I haven’t actually found a “woodchip” in anyone’s eye, but I guess when Oklahoma winds get blowing even a piece of dust can feel like a wood chip in the eye.😊🎐

School Secretary

Gives a million masks.

“Ms Denise, can I have a mask?” Or my favorite when I would ask where their mask was “I don’t know, I think I lost it on the playground.” Of course you lost it on the playground! Lol

Kids are so resilient. They never complained about wearing them except maybe when they couldn’t find their “favorite.” PreK to 2nd grade is hard work keeping up with a piece of fabric or a paper string deal for 4 year olds to about 8 year olds. Many a “princess” or “shark” lost its way from the cafeteria to the playground.

We had to go “virtual” for two weeks early on because the football team/coaches were exposed and we didn’t have enough drivers for the school buses to get the kids to school. When the kids were told to pack up because we had to be out for two weeks, many cried as they left the building. Kids upset to miss school. God bless them, we didn’t mind the temp checks at the door or handing out the numerous mask a day, we just wanted our kiddos in school and they wanted to be there too. ♥️

The drawing pictured is one of my favorites from the “make me cry” gift I received this year for Secretaries Day. Two books full of drawings from “my” kids. I will cherish each picture and caption forever.

Jesse’s drawing cracked me up and pretty much sums up our 2020/2021 school year the best. I must have given Mr. Jesse, a first grader, a mask EVERY day, possibly two depending on if he had PE in the late afternoon.

We never ran out masks, and thankfully, we we’re able finish the year out with our kids and mask free.♥️

The Meeting

He’s asking for you.

Opening where I left off, seeking to hear His voice, I happened upon Lazarus in his tomb.

“So when Mary heard this, she quickly went to find Him, for Jesus was lingering outside the village at the same spot where Martha…” John 11:29 TPT

-Stop-

Hearing Him speak directly to me,

‘the same spot where Martha left Him’.

Lord, where did I leave You?

Did my “Martha” and all her busyness inside “the village” concerned with the many details of work, and service, forget where I met with You last?

Was it in the quiet of summer past?

Have the days and months become one empty vat?

Where did I meet with You last?

Call forth the one who sleeps!

Awaken my ears and heart to beat.

Lazarus, come out!

“The Master is here and He’s asking for you.” John 11:28 TPT

“When Mary found Jesus…she fell at His feet in tears and said, “Lord”.

John 11:32 TPT

Lazarus, the one who God aids.

“And you will seek Me and find Me, when you search for Me with all your heart.” Jeremiah 29:13 NKJV

He’s asking for you.

Photo by dbalog©2020-06-03

Psalm 91:16 – Eyes to See Salvation

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“With long life I will satisfy him, and show him My Salvation.”Psalm 91:16 NJKV

I pray you have been blessed with a journey through Psalm 91 as seen through prayer, my heart and lens for His glory.

I pray your eyes have been blessed to see Jesus our Salvation, ever present help in trouble and lover of our souls.

May God bless you abundantly in His Peace today and always.

Denise

“And His Name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Of the increase of His government and peace there will be no end.” Isaiah 9:6-7 NJKV

Psalm 91:15 – He Will Answer

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“He shall call up Me, and I will answer him; I will deliver him and honor him.” Psalm 91:15 NKJJV

I hear myself answering back to the cat’s cry to go out yet again this morning, “I don’t want to hear it!”

How comforting to know my Father never says the same to me.

“He shall call upon Me, and I will answer him.” Amen

May your day be blessed,

Denise

Psalm 91:14 – Attached to His Heart

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“Because he has set his love upon Me, therefore I will deliver him; I will set him on high because He has known My name.” Psalm 91:14 NJKV

He has set” in the Hebrew means to cling, to delight, to long, to love.

#2836 – chashaq in the Strong’s Complete Word Study Concordance, pg 1865.

May your heart be strengthen and blessed as you allow God to delight in you today❤️

Psalm 91:13 – Dancing Power of God

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“You shall tread upon the lion and the cobra…” Psalm 91:13 NKJV

Verse 13 was one of the last Faith Pictures for Psalm 91 left for me to photograph.

I would pray and ask for God’s eye to point me in the right direction, but “Lion and cobra” left me blinded each time.

Interestingly, The Passion Translation notes this on verse 13.

“The Hebrew includes words for “lions,” “snakes,” and “dragons” as the three great symbols of satanic power.” [pg. 875]

Isn’t that just like us in the natural? How do we stomp on lions and cobras when we can’t see anything physical to stomp on.

Today’s picture is of the eclipse that occurred a few years back.

Remember the media and authorities warning us daily to “Don’t look”, “Don’t go out”, you may be blinded or something worse? 

Well, I did go out. No, I didn’t look directly into the sky to see what was happening, but oh how I would have missed seeing the awesome display of God’s power dancing on the paths around my house.

Today, in God’s wisdom and discernment, may we not fear what the world fears, both in the natural and the unseen. Stepping into the Light of His path knowing in our heart, we will “the serpent you shall trample underfoot.” because Jesus “bruised His head” for us at Calvary. Genesis 3:15

Blessings,

Denise

Psalm 91:12 – Precious Value

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“Lest you dash your foot against a stone.” Psalm 91:12 NKJV

As I thought on this verse, Holy Spirit brought the Parable of the Hidden Treasure and the Pearl to my mind’s eye.

This is how I believe Jesus sees each of us. We are His treasure, His pearl, worth great value that He gave up His heavenly Kingdom to open the way to bring us, His Bride, to His.

May you each be blessed today knowing, you are “very precious” and an “exquisite pearl” in His eyes.

“Heaven’s kingdom realm is also like a jewel merchant in search of rare pearls. When he discovered one very precious and exquisite pearl, he immediately gave up all he had in exchange for it.” Mathew 13:45-46 The Passion Translation