At the Gate of Different

“A dream before seen.”

Different.

“Sometimes you have to do things different.

A walk before talk.

A dream before seen.

A harvest a bit early, but never too late.

A thought at the gate;

The future awaits!

Sometimes you have to do things different; causing your heart to anticipate!”

“Let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think.” Romans 12:2

“Embracing what God does for you is the best thing you can do for Him” Romans 12:1 The Message

“God brings the best out of you…” Romans 12:2 The Message

Poem by denisebalog

Morning Devotional time sent from my phone.

Blessings,

Denise

Perceive, Taste and Be Filled

“Taste and see that the LORD is good…” Psalm 34:8 (NIV)

Taste – the Hebrew word (ta’am) taw-am’

 

Word Revelation:

Wrapping your eye around the movement of the Holy Spirit. 

 

“…the disciples pressed Him, “Rabbi, eat. Aren’t You going to eat?”

“He told them, “I have food to eat you know nothing about.”

“The Disciples were puzzled. “Who could have brought Him food?” John 4:31-33 ™

Hebrew letter – Tet – 9th letter
Meaning: Surrounding, Encircling, To Wrap
Ayin – 16th letter
Word picture – Eye
to see, to know, to experience, to understand.
Mem – 13th Hebrew letter
Word picture – Water
Meaning – waters, flow, Holy Spirit
Can you see the “wave” on the top of the letter?
(One of the five letters with a different shape when used at the end of a word)

To Taste – Wrapping your eye around the movement of the Holy Spirit.

“Oh, Taste and see that the LORD is good;

Blessed is the man who trust in Him!

…Those who see the LORD shall not lack any good thing. ”

Psalm 34:8-10 (NKJV)

 

Equipped In Power

"Sigh in silence, make no mourning...bind your turban on your head, and put your sandals on your feet...and do not eat man's bread of sorrow." Ezekiel 24:15-17 NKJV
“Sigh in silence, make no mourning…bind your turban on your head, and put your sandals on your feet…and do not eat man’s bread of sorrow.” Ezekiel 24:15-17 NKJV

“Put on your sandals, your new hat too.

I AM about to change your thinking,

And make your address new.

So don’t walk about discouraged,

Covered in shades of blue.

Trust in Me,

I have good plans for you.

 

Stay away from man’s bread of sorrow,

Eating up your today, and worrying about tomorrow.

Your blessings are here, and in this hour.

Embrace this “season” of new,

For I have equipped you.

Not by your will or strength, but by

My Love and Power!”


After much Word and prayer, my Jesus has led me here. Embracing a new “season” where in the “natural” makes no sense or reason. But this I know is sure, listening to His Voice, I am embracing a new open door.

 

Thank you WordPress friend for always welcoming back my pen.

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I pray you each are well;

I’ve missed our

“Show and tell!”


“Now therefore, if ye will obey My voice indeed, and keep My covenant, then ye shall be a peculiar treasure unto Me…” Exodus 19:5 (KJV)

Peculiar – Hebrew #5459   Sigullah (seg-ool-law)

Peculiar – treasured, unique, special.

Word pictures of the word Peculiar encourages me to…

Samech – To rest, lean upon;

Samech - 15th letter. Word Picture: Prop or Support. Meaning: Uphold, to rest, to lean upon, to aid.
Samech – 15th letter.
Word Picture: Prop or Support.
Meaning: Uphold, to rest, to lean upon, to aid.

Gimel – The Kindness, the Help, of

Gimel - 3rd Hebrew letter Word Picture: Camel Meaning: to lift up, transport, kindness, service, burden-barer
Gimel – 3rd Hebrew letter
Word Picture: Camel
Meaning: to lift up, transport, kindness, service, burden-barer

Lamed – The Shepherd of

Lamed - 12th Hebrew Letter Word picture - Staff or Rod. Shepherd, to learn, to accompany, Instruction, authority. Lamed is one of my favorites! Can you see the staff of the Shepherd?
Lamed – 12th Hebrew Letter
Word picture – Staff or Rod.
Shepherd, to learn, to accompany,
Instruction, authority.
Lamed is one of my favorites! Can you see the staff of the Shepherd?

Hey – Grace

Hey - the 5th letter of Hebrew. Word picture: Window Meaning: behold, to reveal, Grace My very personal favorite!
Hey – the 5th letter of Hebrew.
Word picture: Window
Meaning: behold, to reveal, Grace
My very personal favorite!

 

“…then ye shall be a peculiar treasure unto Me.” Exodus 19:5 (KJV)

To rest, lean upon; The Kindness, the Help, of The Shepherd of – Grace


Poem by denisebalog©

Weaken Confidence – In A Word

What weakens confidence?

Hebrew word - Confidence - Batech
Hebrew word –
Confidence – Batech

The “twisting” between  

your “heart” and the

“Full Face” of Jesus!

Blows away, steals, strangles, destroy, kills... The "twisting" between your heart and the inner place of safety.
Blows away, steals, strangles, destroy, kills…
The “twisting” between your heart and

your fence of protection,

your inner place of safety,

Jesus

“In quietness and confidence shall be your strength.” Isaiah 30:15 NKJV


Bet - 2nd letter in the Hebrew alphabet Picture of a "tent or house" Within, heart, begin to, build, family.
Bet – 2nd letter in the Hebrew alphabet
Picture of a “tent or house”
Within, heart, begin to,
build, family.
Word picture: Snake Meaning: Surrounding, Encircling, Twisting, Coiling
Word picture: Snake
Meaning: Surrounding, Encircling, Twisting, Coiling
Chet - 8th Hebrew letter. Word Picture - Fence Meaning: - inner-room, protection, private, to separate, full-face. Can you see the outline of the face? Full Face of Jesus is what I see:)
Chet – 8th Hebrew letter.
Word Picture – Fence
Meaning: – inner-room, protection,
private, to separate, full-face. Can you see the outline of the face? Full Face of Jesus is what I see:)

“Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you.

Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.”

John 14:27 


blessings,

denise

The Word Speaks Peace

Pey – the Word Speaks.

Dove sand images

Word Picture – Mouth –

Pey - 17th Hebrew Letter Word Picture - Mouth Meaning - To speak, a word, to open, etnrance, the, command. Can you see the side of the face and the "mouth" open?
Pey – 17th Hebrew Letter
Word Picture – Mouth
Meaning – To speak, a word, to open, etnrance, the, command.
Can you see the side of the face and the “mouth” open?

 Numerical Value – Eighty


Methuselah – Genesis 5:25

“…when Methuselah had lived one hundred and eighty-seven years…”

He was the Grandfather of Noah, whose name means “rest”.

Eighty – richness, fatness, oil – shine. Used to anoint objects or kings!

Overall richness, strength (as a surplus above the perfect “seven”).

From the Strong’s Hebrew definition #8084 & #8083 of the first mention for “eighty”

Psalm Eighty One: 10 “Open your mouth wide, and I will fill it.”


Noah…”And the dove came back to him (Noah) in the evening, and behold, in her mouth was a freshly plucked olive leaf.”  

 

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Pey – the Word speaks…

Open your mouth wide, and I will fill it with Peace.

dove peace earth images

 

“God said to Noah, “This is the sign of the covenant that I have established between Me and all flesh that is on the earth.” Genesis 9:17

 dove drawing peace earth images

Peace on Earth

Rainbow of the Sea of Galilee
Rainbow of the Sea of Galilee

 

“For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, 

but in order that the world might be saved through Him.”

John 3:17 ESV

Roar of the Blue

I woke up thinking about the green color of our swimming pool.

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My husband, armed with sanitizing items for war,

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is waging a fierce battle.

His mission,

to see the “blue!”

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“Good morning LORD!

Waking to thoughts of You.

Your not in the green,

Your in the blue!

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Clear and Sparkling.

Bright as Light.

Turning darkness

Into understanding sight.

 

Colors given one by one.

Gifts of rainbow from

The Son.

Remember Rainbow 2-20-11

Glorify Your Name in waves,

Colors singing,

and clouds parade!”

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I wondered, “What is the Hebrew definition for ‘blue’?”

An obscure idea of a “peeling off by concussion of sound”; a scale or shell (example a mussel) stemming from the unused root word “Shacal” which is the “roar of a lion”.

Blue – the roar of a lion.

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The Lion of Judah


Could it be,

the woman with the “issue of blood,” seeing Jesus passing by,

heard the “roar of the blue” from the hem of His garment?

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."
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.”

“The LORD said to Moses, “Speak to the people…and tell them to make tassels on the corners of their garments…and to put a cord of blue on the tassel of each corner.” Numbers 15:37-38 (ESV)

On hearing, the “scales” fell from her eyes to see,

And reaching out, she touched her Healing.

“For she said to herself, ‘If I only touch His garment, I shall be made well. But Jesus turned around, and when He saw her He said, “Be of good cheer, daughter, your faith has made you well.” Matthew 9:21-22


Hidden treasure in the word pictures of “Shacal” #7826 Strong’s

Sheen – smile

Sheen - 21st Hebrew letter. Word picture: Teeth or Fire Meaning: Smile, to consume, to feed on. Can you see the smile?
Sheen – 21st Hebrew letter.
Word picture: Teeth or Fire
Meaning: Smile, to consume, to feed on.
Can you see the smile?

Chet – full face

Chet - 8th Hebrew letter. Word Picture - Fence Meaning: - inner-room, protection, private, to separate, full-face. Can you see the outline of the face?
Chet – 8th Hebrew letter.
Word Picture – Fence
Meaning: – inner-room, protection,
private, to separate, full-face. Can you see the outline of the face?

Lamed – Shepherd

Lamed - 12th Hebrew Letter Word picture - Staff or Rod. Shepherd, to learn, to accompany, Instruction, authority. Lamed is one of my favorites! Can you see the staff of the Shepherd?
Lamed – 12th Hebrew Letter
Word picture – Staff or Rod.
Shepherd, to learn, to accompany,
Instruction, authority.
Lamed is one of my favorites! Can you see the staff of the Shepherd?

“…Jesus turned around and saw her…”

The smile of the full face of the Shepherd

Jesus

He said, “…daughter…”


I’m seeing her smile too,

In the Roar of the Blue!

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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. I wept like a baby when I purchased this in a shop on the Sea of Galilee.

The “blue” was from the cerulean mussel, the rare color was used to dye the tassels. This prayer shawl is an example of what the “woman” would have been reaching to touch on Jesus’s hem.
I wept like a baby when I purchased this in a shop on the Sea of Galilee.

 

May you be blessed today with healing and well-being under the blue!

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Taste and See

I woke this morning ‘muttering” this verse…

“Oh, Taste and See that the

LORD is good;

Blessed is the man who

Trust in Him.” Psalm 34:8

 

“…Israel called its name manna…and the taste of it was like wafer made with honey.” Exodus 16:31

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“Taste and See

In the fatness

Of Your Word.

Rich and Full,

More than a

Hundred calories worth!”


Taste – Hebrew word – Ta’am #2938  – perceive – good discernment.

Ta’am or the Hebrew letters – Tet, Ayin, Mem

Taste and See in the Word Pictures….

ט  Tet – snake – encircle, wrap, twisting.

Word picture: Snake Meaning: Surrounding, Encircling, Twisting, Coiling
Word picture: – 9th letter Snake
Meaning: Surrounding, Encircling, Twisting, Coiling

ע  Ayin – eye – to see, to know.

Ayin - 16th letter Word picture - Eye to see, to know, to experience, to understand.
Ayin – 16th letter
Word picture – Eye
to see, to know, to experience, to understand.

ם   Mem – water – movement, Holy Spirit

Mem - 13th Hebrew letter Word picture - Water Meaning - waters, flow, Holy Spirit Can you see the "wave" on the top of the letter? (One of the five letters with a different shape when used at the end of a word)
Mem – 13th Hebrew letter
Word picture – Water
Meaning – waters, flow, Holy Spirit
Can you see the “wave” on the top of the letter?
(One of the five letters with a different shape when used at the end of a word)

 Taste and See…

-Wrapping your eye around the movement of the Holy Spirit!-

Yardinet Baptism site - Jordan River, Israel
Yardinet Baptism site – Jordan River, Israel

And NOT the snake…

Do not look at the twisting chaos of his wake!! –

 

The snake is all around us…but I want to Wrap my eye around the movement of the Holy Spirit Who is with us wherever we go!!

Thank You Jesus for your finished work of the Cross!


“This Book…shall not depart from your mouth…meditate in it day and night…observe…for then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success.  Be strong and courageous. Do not be frighten, and do not be dismayed, for the LORD your God is with you whenever you go.” Joshua 1:8 (ESV)


 “Bless my hand as I

Knead the dough.

Your Holy Spirit

Is my Guide

As I follow Your flow.”


Jesus Calling Devotional - June 28th
Jesus Calling Devotional – June 28th

 When I opened the Jesus Calling Devotional book after this time with the Lord, I about fell out!!

May you Taste and See the Holy Spirit’s movement in all the good plans He has for each of you, in Jesus Holy Name!! Amen!!


Poems by denisebalog©

In Confidence shall be your strength

Pre-dawn

I woke this morning thinking about Jesus’ week. Recalling, Tuesday if my memory is right, was the day Scripture was “quiet” about Jesus’ activities. No mention at all.

I wondered if Jesus, knowing all that was coming in the next few days, chose to stay in Bethany with His friends and disciples on last “quiet” day. A place of rest.

“In quietness and confidence shall be your strength.” Isaiah 30:15 NKJV

The ESV uses the word “trust” in place of “confidence.

The Hebrew word is #982

Batech – visualize the letters in order.

Bet – Heart

Bet - 2nd letter in the Hebrew alphabet Picture of a "tent or house" Within, heart, begin to, build, family.
Bet – 2nd letter in the Hebrew alphabet
Picture of a “tent or house”
Within, heart, begin to,
build, family.

Tet – Snake or the coiling or twisting and surrounding

Word picture: Snake Meaning: Twisting, Surrounding, Coiling
Word picture: Snake
Meaning: Twisting, Surrounding, Coiling

Chet – Fence – protection, inner place, and looking straight at the letter – the full-face of Jesus.

Chet - 8th Hebrew letter. Word Picture - Fence Meaning: - inner-room, protection, private, to separate, full-face
Chet – 8th Hebrew letter.
Word Picture – Fence
Meaning: – inner-room, protection,
private, to separate, full-face

“In quietness and confidence shall be your strength.”

What weakens,

Blows away,

Loosen,

Strangles,

Steals,

Destroys,

And

Kills our “confidence” and strength?

Looking at the letters,

The “twisting”

Word picture: Snake Meaning: Twisting, Surrounding, Coiling
Word picture: Snake
Meaning: Twisting, Surrounding, Coiling

the “snake” the “choking” place between our HEART

Bet - 2nd letter in the Hebrew alphabet Picture of a "tent or house" Within, heart, begin to, build, family.
Bet – 2nd letter in the Hebrew alphabet
Picture of a “tent or house”
Within, heart, begin to,
build, family.

and the FULL FACE, Inner protection of Jesus.

Chet - 8th Hebrew letter. Word Picture - Fence Meaning: - inner-room, protection, private, to separate, full-face
Chet – 8th Hebrew letter.
Word Picture – Fence
Meaning: – inner-room, protection,
private, to separate, full-face

Confidence – the place between our heart and Jesus.

“In quietness and confidence/trust shall be your strength.” Isaiah 30:15


 

So I think as Jesus spent the day “quiet”, I’m going to “guard my heart” in His inner protection and strength, trusting in the One Who went all the way to the Cross for me.

blessings today my friends and neighbors.

denise

Prelude to “Petals of Grace” – Travel Journal Post

Last night, I prepared “Petals of Grace” as a continuing to my Travel Journal posts.

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Cozying into my early morning spot on the couch, spending some time quiet time, I began to question the post, and my plans to head out for early morning photos.

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As I inquired, The Holy Spirit illuminated the “petals” in the post are actually “blossoms” from “almond” trees.

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Almond blossoms have a huge significance in Scripture. Remember Aaron’s staff budding? (Numbers 17:8)

My spirit ignited!

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 What was He trying to tell me? I went digging for the Hebrew definition for “almond”.

The poem penned was written AFTER my quick dash out the door once I read the definition.

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Yep, it was a morning of “no sleep” as I “hasten” for what He had to show me. Whatever was out there, I was not going to miss the opportunity to “see”!


“Mr. Almond Blossom,

“No sleep” for you.

You’re the “first” to

Bloom in the morning dew.

“Remain” on the “look out”

To see what “springs”;

“Hasten to watch”

The almond blossom does sing!”

poem by denisebalog©


“If any lacks wisdom,

 let him ask God Who gives generously to all without reproach,

and it will be given to him.” James 1:5


 

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The sun had not yet risen.

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Abby and I made our way up the hill to “see”.

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Oh Lord, this is beautiful!

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The colors of the softest pastels before sunrise.

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Early morning travelers etch the sky.

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I can begin to see the rise Lord.

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My heart was beating so fast, I could hardly wait.

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Abby thought this was an awesome start to the morning!

Lord, if I turn my head, will I miss it?

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Turning to see one “red” Indian Paint Brush flower.

Thank You Lord, it’s all about the Red!

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Oh my,

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Thank You Lord! This is beautiful!!

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Long shadows of Praise this morning!!

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Time to head home girl…

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Even the trees clapped their hands!

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One hour of pure delight!

Home

Coffee

Praise!

Mr. Almond Blossom does sing!! 

 

In a word – Ability

Anointed open palm –

Joined in mighty power,

By His Holy Grace.


“Good morning Lord,

The tree is down,

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Blizzard Jonas

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is the

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Talk of the town.

 

Abby and I did a

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Walk around.

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 Blessed to do

“All things through You.”

Not of my own

Ability,

But only in You.

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 Among those attributes

You ascribe

Is Kingdom power by

Your side.”

Poem by denisebalog

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(My faithful pup Abby, never too far from my side.

She loves when Mom goes for a Saturday afternoon walkabout!)


Hebrew word #3581 – Ability – kowach (ko-akh)

Kaf – anointed palm

Kaf - 11th letter - Palm (open cupped hand) left, Meaning: to cover, to open, permit, wing of a bird, anointed hand. Can you see the cupped hand?
Kaf – 11th letter – Palm (open cupped hand) left,
Meaning: to cover, to open, permit, wing of a bird, anointed hand. Can you see the cupped hand?

Vav – nail – joined

Vav - 6th Hebrew letter Word picture - nail, peg, or spike Meaning: joined, to secure, safety, to add, protection. Can you see the "nail" or "spike"?
Vav – 6th Hebrew letter
Word picture – nail, peg, or spike
Meaning: joined, to secure, safety, to add, protection.
Can you see the “nail” or “spike”?

Chet – fence – protection, surrounding, full-face

Chet - 8th Hebrew letter. Word Picture - Fence Meaning: - inner-room, protection, private, to separate, full-face
Chet – 8th Hebrew letter.
Word Picture – Fence
Meaning: – inner-room, protection,
private, to separate, full-face

“I can do all things

through Christ Who strengthens me.” Philippians 4:13 (NKJV)

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Not of my own,

But through

His Ability


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In a word – Stand

I will set my heart –

Upon the waters movement,

Seeing opened paths.


“I will stand at my watch and

station myself on the ramparts;

I will look to see what

HE will say to me…”

Habakkuk 2:1 (NIV)


 Hebrew word #5975 – Stand – amad (aw-mad)

Ayin – eye to see to know

Ayin - 16th letter Word picture - Eye to see, to know, to experience, to understand.
Ayin – 16th letter
Word picture – Eye
to see, to know, to experience, to understand.

Mem – waters movement – Holy Spirit

Mem - 13th letter Word picture - water movement of the Holy Spirit
Mem – 13th letter
Word picture – water
movement of the Holy Spirit

Dalet – door – pathway, direction

Dalet - 4th letter Word picture - Door pathway, direction, course, breakforth
Dalet – 4th letter
Word picture – Door
pathway, direction, course, break forth

 

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A year has passed from the day I set my heart to start a blog on WordPress.

Never knowing the course or direction it would flow.

Opening a door to find the voice of a poet standing inside of me.

blessings,

denise