“yet He opened not His mouth…” Isaiah 53:7
– The blessings to deep.
The territory to wide.
Draw me back to You Jesus;
By Your side. –
Poem by denisebalog 2017
“And when He had sent the multitudes away,
He went up on the mountain by Himself to pray.” Matthew 14:23 NKJV
Mount Arbel is believed to be the location where Jesus would have gone to pray for it is walking distance from the Capernaum on the Sea of Galilee, and its vantage point of more than 1000 feet over-looking the Lake.
“Now when evening came,
The boat was in the middle of the sea;
And He was alone on the land.” Mark 6:47 NKJV
“Then He saw them straining at rowing,
For the wind was against them.” Mark 6:48 NKJV
“Now about the fourth watch of the night,
He came to them…” Mark 6:49 NKJV
Right when we think no one cares, all hope is lost,
“He came to them, walking on the sea…” Mark 6:49 NKJV
Jesus prays for us.
Sees us in our “rowing” state of mind;
And when the “winds” are blowing hard against us,
Jesus – right on time.
“…since He always lives to make intercession for (us).” Hebrews 7:25 NKJV
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“…and He was by the sea.
And behold, one of the rulers of the synagogue came, Jairus by name.
And when he saw Him, he fell at His feet and begged Him earnestly, saying,
“My little daughter lies at the point of death.
Come and lay Your hands on her, that she may be healed, and she will live.”
So Jesus went with him.” (Mark 5:21-24 NKJV)
Jairus name means – “God enlightens”.
Enlighten – to glitter, to illuminate, cause to shine.
Is it safe to say?
When Jesus visited Jairus house, raising his twelve year old daughter from death, Jairus and his household were “enlighten, illuminated, shining and glittering” in the brilliance and Light of the Son!
“Stir up my heart,
Illuminate the view.
Jairus on his knees,
I’ve pleaded there too!
“Come speedily! Save my son! For without Your intervention, his life is surely done!”
Jairus must have cried these very words to You.
Thank You Jesus for Your Grace,
“For behold, (You) make all things new!” (Rev. 21:5)
Poem by denisebalog©
I can remember laughing as Abraham,
“Shall a child be born to a man who is a hundred years old?
Shall Sara, who is ninety years old, bear a child?” Genesis 17:17
Celebration poem in honor of our son’s birthday today!
“Who would ever imagine
We would ever have a son?
Desire of my soul.
Then one day,
As in fashion of the old,
Truth sprouted up,
And his story did unfold.
Blessed be his plans even in the strife.
May Your Countenance rest upon him and
Keep him secure through long life.
May Your Loving hand be upon him
As he travels road in bold.
May he keep his eyes upon
For Your Love and Faithfulness is more desirable
Than jewels and gold.
Order his steps,
As he walks along the way.
Draw his heart towards Yours;
Never may he stray.
May he walk in the Light of remembering
Whose son he is;
For he is created in Your image,
And in him
Your Son does live.”
“For the LORD will be your confidence
And will keep your foot from being caught.”
Proverbs 3:26 NKJV
Poem by denisebalog
Photo captured by denisebalog.
Thank You for this joy of heart.
Where do I begin?
What words can start?
Your Love for me was from the start.”
“But God demonstrates His own Love toward us,
In that while we were still sinners,
Christ died for us.”
Romans 5:8 NKJV
Poem and photos by denisebalog©
Lord may my,
“Mind to be opened,
Ear to hear,
Heart to understand;
Hand to receive,
Foot to stand.
For on bended knee in the Garden,
You fulfilled the Father’s plan.”
“For I have come down from heaven,
Not to do my own will but
The will of Him Who sent me.” John 6:38
Morning prayer poem by denisebalog©
Photos captured in the Garden of Gethsemane, Jerusalem, Israel
“Words are prayers
Sent forth in faith.
Shepherd waiting at
Of those You know;
Moving powerfully to bestow.
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.
“Weaving all the shades and hues;
Red and blues.
Threads of joy,
Love and strife;
Upon the linen of my life.
Stitches only He would know;
In and out the ribbon flows.
Drawing Comfort from the One
Who skillfully embroiders each strand
“All the women…spun yarn with their hands,
and brought what they had spun,
of blue, purple, and scarlet, and fine linen.”
Exodus 35:25 NKJV
Poem & Photos by denisebalog©
Have a blessed day!
Position of Peace
“Looking into the day, soon to see light.
Darkness surrounds the way,
Before I place one foot in flight.
Position me in safety, upon Your solid ground.
For in You I find my comfort,
And all Peace is surely found.”
“God is in the midst of her, she will not be moved.
God shall help her, just at the break of dawn.”
Poem and Photo by denisebalog 02/01/17
“Good morning Lord,
I come before You
Share Your thoughts;
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.”
“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©
“Thank You Lord for the year past gone.
2016 a changing song.
Welcome the year brand new;
2017 fresh as dew.
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!”
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!”
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.)
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
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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