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)

 

Post Thought – Pressing to Know the Neighbors – Capernaum Part One

On His way from Nazareth…

View of Nazartha,

Jesus would have performed His first miracle in Cana. Stopping at their “house”, He spared His mother’s friends from a huge embarassment of running out of wine at their son’s wedding,

Now isn’t that the sweetest visit of a neighbor ever?

“When the master of the feast tasted the water now become wine…This,is the first of his signs, Jesus did at Cana in Galilee,…” John 2:1-12

In the Beginning…

“My spirit stirred,

In the beginning.

My heart was ignited,

In the beginning.

What was old is gone,

In the beginning.

New Life and Light Provided

As we begin together,

In the beginning.”

 

“In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. The earth was without form, and void; and darkness was on the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters.” Genesis 1:1-2 NKJV

Poem by denisebalog

Photo captured on the Sea of Galilee by denisebalog

 

Like a Lamb Brought Forth

“…like a lamb that was led to slaughter…”Isaiah 53:7

The Hebrew definition of this Scripture can be translated as this:

“…like an animal, He was pushed out, brought forth with pomp, to be butchered.”

– The cost of this road is becoming far to clear. My whole being wants to turn away, hid my eyes, close my mind. To turn away now, was not an option for Jesus, the Perfect Lamb of God Who was slain for me. –

Poem to Ponder

“He set His “face like flint”,

determined onward, 

He freely went.”

 “Forty Days to the Cross – A Time of Reflection”, page 24, Denise Balog

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In Fullness Know

“Measure the yeast,

Raise the dough.

Fine Grain Flour

Of Your Fullness

You do bestow

“Grace upon Grace”

And in Your Light

We have come to

See,

Believe, and

Know.”

 

“And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us,

And we behold His glory,

The glory of the Only begotten of the Father,

Full of Grace and Truth.” John 1:14 NKJV

 

 

“When anyone brings a grain offering as an offering to the LORD,

his offering shall be of

Fine Flour…

It is a most Holy part of the LORD’s food offering.” Leviticus 2:1 & 3 ESV

 

 “I AM the Bread of Life.” John 6:33

 

Poem by denisebalog©

Intercession’s Gate

Prayer garden in the Garden of Gethsemane.

“Words are prayers

Sent forth in faith.

Shepherd waiting at

Intercession’s Gate.

Hearing utterances

Of those You know;

Moving powerfully to bestow.

Peace,

Healing,

Action wide.

Intercession,

Your Holy Stride!”

 

“Therefore He is also able to save to the uttermost

Those who come to God through Him,

Since He always lives to make intercession for them.”

Hebrews 7:25 NKJV

 

“I AM the Door…I have come that they may have life,

And that they may have it more abundantly.” John 10:10 NKJV

 

Poem by denisebalog©

 

Photos captured in the prayer garden next to the Garden of Gethsemane in Jerusalem.

Wisdom’s Rest

“Arise let us go from here.” John 14:31

“Entering into Sunday’s rest.

What this week holds

Jesus knows best.

Begin the day at His feet;

Protection,

Counsel,

And Wisdom

He does bequeath.”

 

Peace I leave with you,

My Peace I give to you;

Not as the world gives do I give you.

Let not your hearts be troubled,

Neither let it be afraid…

Arise let us go from here.”

John 14:27 & 31 (NKJV)

 

Poem by denisebalog©

Follow Your Heart

Follow the tracts...

“Follow the tracts…to the Shepherd’s tent.”

“Where do You rest Your flock?”

“Where do they lie in rest?”

Snags of dry and rock;

Endless days of test.

 

“If you do not know,”

Oh, most beautiful follower of Mine,

The path is right before you,

Follow your heart to Mine.”

 

Song of Solomon 1:7-8 (ESV)

Poem by denisebalog©

Happy Valentine's Day my WordPress friends and neighbors. May the desires of your heart follow the path before you. blessings, denise
Happy Valentine’s Day my WordPress friends and neighbors. May the desires of your heart follow the path before you. blessings, denise

The Subtle Bridge

Scripture First Mentions –
Between the words “Separate” and “Servant”
is the “serpent”.

Yep,
Separate – Jesus calls – Come follow Me.

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Servant – our hearts are opened to His.

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but right there in the middle…is the “serpent”
“who was more subtle than any beast…” Genesis 3:1

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“…who was more subtle…” comes in many forms.

Sickness, distractions, the list can go as far as that bridge pictured.


With that said, my husband is on the road to recovery from surgery. Yesterday I was very concerned because it was not going as “quickly” as I thought recovery should be heading. As for myself, I made a doctor appointment -right ear continues from sinus issues.

My heart is “separated” to desire, but the “serpent” who is more subtle…has placed many distractions before this “servant.”


(I had to cancel the house Bible study meeting this evening)


One last “word”. Jesus is SO sweet to encourage us in our daily walk.

One small word is placed before the word ‘serpent’ in the Concordance.

Seraiah” 2 Samuel 8:17
“who was the scribe

Definition – Jah has prevailed. The name of 9 Israelites – and was mentioned in the context of one who served in King David’s administration.

Thank You Jesus, in Your tenderness, there still room to serve in the King’s administration and court. I loved the number 9…Nine fruits of the Spirit; nine gifts of the Spirit; and oh yea, been studying on the NINE candlestick lamp the Menorah!

Light the way my King!
Jesus, You are the Servant Lamp!!


 

Photos taken in Africa by my friend L.C. who, even in with her health issues and concerns, continues to serve in the Kingdom.

Humble Bold

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“Good morning Lord,

I come before You

Humble bold.

Share Your thoughts;

Secrets untold.

In this place of praise and prayer,

I bring my heart and bare it there.

Strip away the worldly crust;

The jagged pieces, the bits of rust.

Sing over me Your rejoicing song;

For from Your heart,

A new day is born.”

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“He will rejoice over you with gladness,

He will quiet you with His love,

He will rejoice over you with singing.”

Zephaniah 3:17 NKJV


Poem by denisebalog©

2017 Fresh Dew

“Thank You Lord for the year past gone.

2016 a changing song.

Welcome the year brand new;

2017 fresh as dew.

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Waking each day to the morning long.

Mercies new and Your Strong Arm.

Laying my head at the end of each day,

Praising Your Faithfulness to guide the way.

Thank You for this gift of Life,

For in Your Son Jesus,

My heart delights!”

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A Song of Ascents

“Come, bless the LORD, all you servants of the LORD,

Who stand by night in the house of the LORD!

Lift up your hands to the holy place and

Bless the LORD!

May the LORD bless you from Zion,

He Who made heaven and earth!”

Psalm 134


I think it is “fitting” to find this as the last of the 15 Songs of Ascents.

(Pilgrimage songs believed to be sung as the people made their way up to Jerusalem to worship.)

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May we too, like the pilgrims who on finishing their trip, their night, their journey for the year, they remembered to sing and

“Lift up your hands to the holy place and Bless the LORD!” Psalm 134:2

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May you be blessed abundantly in the coming New Year 2017 as you finish your journey from the old into the Faithfulness of the new!


Poem by densebalog©

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Prelude to Christmas II – Depression Taunts

“While all the world rings

“Good Cheer!”

Depression taunts and

Calls me near.dscn6157

 

Jesus knows,

He understands.

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This is why He was

Born of man.

He came to earth,

To set you free.

In Him,

Death has lost

Its hold on me.

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Now there’s the

“Good News!”

For all men.

Jesus died, and

Rose Again!!

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 “For us a child is born,

To us a Son is given…

And His Name shall be called

Wonderful Counselor,

Mighty God,

Everlasting Father,

Prince of Peace.”

Isaiah 9:6 (ESV)

“…and they shall call His name Immanuel”

(Which means, God with us.)

Matthew 1:23 (ESV)

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“Glory to God in the highest,

On earth Peace.” Luke 2:14

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Poem by denisebalog©