Peaceful Heart

“Thank You Lord for Your faithfulness;

Yesterday, today and tomorrow.

Let me not borrow pain;

Nor be another’s sorrow.

Thank You for reminding me,

Even when I sleep,

You’re looking out for all my ways,

And in Your health You’ll keep.

Fix my eyes on Your plans;

Peaceful heart and stable land.

Assured You speak the best to me,

For in Christ Jesus,

I’m truly free!”


“You will keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on You;

Because he trust in You.”

Isaiah 26:3 NKJV

Home healing from the change of seasons winds.

May you and your household be in perfect peace, and health today.

Blessings,

Denise

Poem by dbalog©2021

Photograph by dbalog©2021

Revelation to See

“In the Valley of Vision I heard You speak to me. “Open the eyes of your spirit and there you will see.”


‘The burden against the Valley of Vision.” Isaiah 22:1 NKJV

The Passion Translation says it this way, “A prophecy concerning “The Valley of Vision”. What’s happening with you?” Isaiah 22:1 TPT

“What’s happening with you?”


I was definitely the Proverbial “deer in a headlight” when I read this sentence.

Lord, how can one see in a Valley? The question His Word posed, “What’s happening with you?” is one I have asked Him and myself for months now. What is happening with me?

Vision in the Strong’s Concordance is the number 2384. Chizzayown – it’s meaning is a dream or revelation. I knew God was trying to get my attention, and answer the question I’ve been pondering in my heart for months. “What’s happening to me?”

Revelation. Open up the eyes of my spirit. Put aside my flesh or the popular “how do you feel” and listen to what He is showing me.

I’ve been carrying a “burden” in my heart for almost a year. It’s time to reclaim my purpose and get on with His plans for me in life.

Revelation light. I’ve been grieving and it’s time to heal.


I picked up my camera for the first time in a very long time with vision to see. “Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; for You are with me; Your rod and staff, they comfort me.” Psalm 23:4 NKJV

I’m thankful for a Savior who in the Valley has never, no not ever, lost sight of me. I pray today if you have found yourself carrying a burden of heart to lay it down at the feet of the Cross of Jesus Christ for He will comfort you.  Allow His revelation light (His Word) guide you to His purpose for your life. In Jesus Mighty Name. Amen🙏


blessings, denise

Poem by denisebalogc2021

Photographs by denisebalogc2021

Good Hope

“Where are the promises of Your song?

They seem to be distant like a long ago storm.

Remembered in name but gone all the same;

Where are the notes of Your horn?”


“Glory to God in the highest realms of heaven!

For there is peace and a good hope given to the sons of men.”


“When the choir of angels disappeared and returned to heaven, the shepherds said to one another,

“Let’s go! Let’s hurray and find this Word who is born in Bethlehem and see for ourselves what the LORD has revealed to us.” Luke 2:14-15 TPT




“You are wearied in the length of your way; yet you did not say, ‘There is no hope.’ You have found the life of your hand; therefore you were not grieved.” Isaiah 57:10 NKJV


“I created the fruit of the lips, “Peace, peace to him who is far off and to him who is near.” says the Lord, “And I will heal him.” Isaiah 57:19 NKJV


Poem by denisebalogc2021

Photographs captured by denisebalogc2015 – Prestonwood Christmas Program, Dallas, TX

Piercing Soul and Spirit

Strong and Courageous –
31 Days of Victory Through Joshua’s Battles

Day Eight – Gezer – Precipice – Cut Off

“…the king of Gezer, one.” Joshua 12:12 NKJV

The fierce enemy Joshua faces conceals a two-edge sword.

One side of the blade, his name Gezer means – precipice or a vertical cliff. On the other side of the edge, his name can also be spelled Gazer which means “cut off”.  

A vertical drop when I listen to his double talk. 

“Then Horman (his name means elevation) king of Gezer came up…and Joshua struck him and his people, until he left him none remaining.” Joshua 10:33 NJKV

Lord, my I too have a Joshua spirit! Cutting off the lies and double talk tactics of any attack against my mind and heart. May I open my mouth boldly by wielding the powerful sword of Your Word keeping my emotions, body, soul, and spirit firmly position on The Rock, Your Son Jesus Christ.

“For the Word of God is living and powerful, and

 Sharper than any two-edge sword,

Piercing even to the division of soul and spirit,

And joints and marrow,

 And is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.” Hebrews 4:12 NKJV

“And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God… that I may open my mouth boldly to make known the mystery of the Gospel…” Ephesians 6:17 NKJV

From The Joshua Journals of denisebalog©2020

Photo by dbalog©2021 – Psalm 91:5 NKJV

Dancing Loved

“Lead me Lord, guide my path.

Broken feet restored at last.

Safe and covered by Your redeeming blood.

From limping lost to dancing loved.

 

“Then David danced before the LORD with all his might…” 2 Samuel 6:14 NKJV

Like David, (whose name means beloved), our dance is a personal.

 

Poem and photography by denisebalog©2019

Released from the Net

After a personal week of silence and in a dry place,

Truth broke through revealing the Light!

 

“If not depression,

This must be deception.

Stealing my joy,

Claiming the day.

Going about “like a lion”

Having its say.

 

Go away nasty nagger,

I’m tired of hearing from you.

Screaming nonsenses,

Repeating regrets;

Snagging my foot in

The “snare of the fowlers net”.

 

Release the grip

On my Joy;

Not another minute

Playing your toy.

 

I’m claiming my

“Hope”

In this season of

“Light”!

Speaking the

Mighty,

Powerful,

Magnificence,

Name of Jesus,

For He conquered darkness

And puts all evil to flight!”

 

“Our soul has escaped as a bird

From the snare of the fowlers;

The snare is broken, and we

Have escaped.” Psalm 124:7 NKJV

 

“Be sober, be vigilant;

Because your adversary the devil

Walks about

Like a roaring lion,

Seeking whom he may devour.

Resist him,

Steadfast in the faith…” 1 Peter 5:7-8 NKJV

 

“Though he falls, he will not be overwhelmed,

Because the LORD holds his hand.” Psalm 37:24 HCSB

 

“Then Jesus spoke to them again:

“I AM the Light of the world.

Anyone who follows Me will never

Walk in the darkness

But will have the light of life.”

John 8:12 HCSB

Poem by denisebalog©2017

Photo captured by denisebalog©2017

His Garment Sweep – The Woman on the Street – Capernaum Part Seven “4”

The last of The Woman on the Street of our walk about the neighborhood of Capernaum.

This poem was written when I woke one morning after a dream where I was missing “teeth”. Feeling a bit down, I ponder the dream and its meaning in the midst of writing this mini series of Jesus going about the neighborhood of Capernaum.

Once again, thank you my WP neighbors for always welcoming a fellow neighbor back…even if we are missing a “tooth” or two.

“Right here on “Joyless” street;

There’s a hole in the smile of all my things neat.”

Reaching to touch His garment sweep.

The “blue” was from the cerulean mussel, the rare color was used to dye the tassels. This prayer shawl is an example only of what the “woman” would have been reaching to touch on Jesus’s hem.

From sickness to health;

Darkness to Light;

From everything wrong,

To everything right.

 

At the place where

He turned my smile to bright!

Healing is found in

His wings were we meet,

Between “Joyless” and

“Joyful” Street!”

 

 “The Sun of Righteousness shall arise

With healing in His wings…”

Malachi 4:3 NKJV

 

 

Poem by denisebalog 2017

Photo of the Sea of Galilee captured in 2011 by denisebalog

 

Having Heard – The Woman on the Street – Capernaum Part Seven “1

It has taken me two weeks to mull over the story of the Woman on the Street of Capernaum. I hope you don’t mind joining me  for a day or two as we watching her miracle unfold.

Would the woman with the “issue of blood” having heard about Jesus, used her last coins to go by boat to Capernaum?

Located on the other side of the Lake from Capernaum, is the City of Tiberias, a major Roman town known for its warm springs used for healing. Did she hear about Jesus there? Could she have used the last of her coins to pay the entrance tax to look for the Man in Capernaum?

Could someone have told her whose house He was staying, or did she just follow the crowds while she walked the streets of Capernaum.

 

“When she heard about Jesus, she came behind Him in the crowd and touched His garment.” Mark 5:27 (NKJV)

Jesus would have worn something similar to this as His prayer shawl. The tassels is also known as the “wing” as in Malachi 4:2 “healing in its wings.”

Breaking the Law, she pressed in to touch the hem of His garment, Jesus turning spoke the words she longed to hear…

Photos captured by denisebalog 2011 – 2014©

Restoring Oil

“The pain subsides,

In passing time.

New day dawns,

Restores the oil.”

 

“Therefore we do not lose heart.

Even though our outward man is perishing,

Yet the inward man is being renewed day by day.”

2 Corinthians 4:16 NKJV

 

Poem by denisebalog©2017

Image – Google Search

Recovering Tears

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“To recover at

Your feet Lord.

Tears held back,

Feel so sweet.

Let them flow,

Let them flow.

My broken heart

Only You do know.

Recovering at Jesus’ feet.

For He loves much.”

 

“…and she began to wash His feet with her tears.” Luke 7:36 NKJV

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“You…put my tears into Your bottle.” Psalm 56:8 NKJV

 

Poem by denisebalog©

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