Beautiful In Time

“Go, lay down, its not time yet.”

I heard myself tell Abby, my dog, this morning.

How many times have I asked her to trust me.

Go ahead and rest.

Why does she doubt me?

I’ve always come through for her,

Why doesn’t she believe me?

Thinking these words, my heart heard the instruction to myself.

Denise,

“Go lay down, rest your emotions.

It’s not time yet.

Trust Me.

I AM Faithful and will work all things for your good according to My glorious plan and purpose.”

“I am convenience that any suffering we endure is less than nothing compared to the magnitude of glory that is about to be unveiled within us.

The entire universe is standing on tiptoe, yearning to see the unveiling of God’s glorious sons and daughters!” Romans 8:18-19 The Passion Translation

“He has made everything beautiful in its time.” Ecclesiastes 3:11

Resting in Jesus Who loves me,

Denise

No Internet Needed

“You and me, Lord,

Meeting in the morn.

Battle through the night,

Choking hands of scorn.

Steadfast in Your Love;

No thoughts of abandonment.

Your Holy Spirit strong;

Removed the fear and stench.

Waking in Your Presence,

Curling up with You.

No need of internet;

You and me will do.”

“His massive arms are wrapped around you,

Protecting you.

You can run under His covering of Majesty and hide.

His arms of faithfulness are Shield

Keeping you from harm.”

Psalm 91:5

The Passion Translation

Poem by dbalog©2021

Photo by dbalog©2019

Loving kindness Fulfilled

“Comfort those who mourn.

Compassion on the ill.

Mercy according to Your Loving kindness,

Until Your plans fulfilled.”

“He indeed was forordained before the foundation of the world, but was manifest in these last times for you.” 1Peter1:20 NKJV

Poem by dbalogc2020

Photo captured looking towards Mount Nebo while traveling in Israel 2018.c dbalog

Hanukkah – Day One – Shine the Light!

Today begins the lighting of the first of nine candles celebrating Hanukkah.

Thinking on how this applies to my life as a Christian it occured to me the miracle of the light that shines in me because of the Holy Spirit (the oil) I can partake of Hanukkah in the spiritual by sharing the Light.

A word of encouragement to a co-worker who has lost hope in their situation. A prayer with a friend fighting a battle of sickness. A kind word of caring to a neighbor who is experiencing their first Christmas after the loss of a spouse or a child.

Surely in prayer and asking, the Father will light a new candle every day and cause His light to shine in darkness.

Celebrating and lighting the first candle of Hanukkah – Day One.

“Let your light so shine…and glorify your Father in heaven.” Matthew 5:16 NKJV

Colors of Hope

“LORD,

You’ve planted a vision

Deep inside of me.

Stir up the colors,

Refresh my eyes to see.

Plans for the future,

Guided by Your Son.

“To prosper and not harm me,

You’ve purposed everyone!”

 

“For I know the thoughts

That I think toward you,

Says the LORD,

Thoughts of

Peace and not evil,

To give you a

Future and a hope.”

Jeremiah 29:11 NKJV

Poem by denisebalog©2016

Photograph captured by denisebalog©2018 – Jerusalem

A Brand New View

“It’s a battle of heart and dread as Jacob grapples with the man he was, and if he survives the night, the man he will become.”

“It’s an eleven day journey”

From captivity and blue.

What holds me back from a

Brand new view?

I’ve trekked this mountain

Far too long;

Open up my heart,

For in Your Peace I do long.”

 

“It’s a battle of heart and dread as Jacob grapples with the man he was, and if he

survives the night, the man he will become.”

 

Wresting With Jacob – A Night at the ford of Jabbok

A Beginners to Intermediate study on prayer and the power of God’s Word in your daily life.

Amazon US: http://www.amazon.com/dp/1542467209

 

Poem by denisebalog©2016

Folds of Peace

“Share my coffee with me Lord.

Let me curl up under Your

Blanket of joy.

Dig in deep beneath Your

Folds of peace;

Beginning this day with the

Words You Speak.”

 

“For I know the thoughts I think toward you,

Says, the Lord,

Thoughts of peace and not evil,

To give you a future and a hope.”

Jeremiah 29:11 NKJV

 

“The garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness.” Isaiah 61:3 NKJV

 

“For He has clothed me with the garment of Salvation,

He has covered me with the robe of (His) Righteousness.”

Isaiah 61:10 NKJV

 

Love – ahabah – Tav-Aleph

Poem by denisebalog©2018

Photos by denisebalog©2018

Beauty Shines

“North wind,

Changed today.

Blustery clouds,

Leaves at bay.

 

Warm the air,

Cause the sun to shine.

Flowers to bloom in

Your perfect time.

 

Oh, the

Perfection of Your Beauty,

The whole world does see.

The Radiance of

Your Love

Shining down from Thee.”

“From the rising of the sun to its going down…

The Perfection of Beauty,

God will shine forth.”

Psalm 50:2 NKJV

 

Poem by denisebalog©2018

Photos captured by denisebalog©2018

 

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

Kingdom Light

“Nicodemus answered and said to Him,

“How can these things be?” John 3:9 NKJV

 

“Not by might;

Nor by my will,

But by Your Resurrection

I’m born, washed and

Holy Spirit filled.

 

From cursed to blessed;

From lost to found.

You multiplied what

Little faith I had

To exceed and over abound.

 

I knew that I knew,

It was only from You.

No whisper of darkness

Could diminish Your Light.

Leaving one realm of living;

Stepping into

Your Kingdom Life.”

 

“Jesus answered him…

If I have told you earthly things

And you do not believe,

How will you believe if I tell you

Heavenly things?”

John 3:12 NKJV

 

Week 3 – Day 2 of Monday night Bible Study and Fellowship.

“The Quest” by Beth Moore – ISBN 978-1-4627-6660-4 – Item #005796350

Lifeway Church Resources, Nashville, TN

 

Poem by denisebalog©2017

Photo captured by denisebalog©2014 – Jerusalem, Israel

 

Pilgrim Story

“Strength to strength;

Glory to Glory

Each day of the journey,

Reveals our pilgrim story.”

 

“Blessed is the man (and woman)

Whose strength is in You,

Whose heart is set on pilgrimage.”

Psalm 84:5 NKJV

 

Week 3 – Day One – “The Quest”

Bible Study and Fellowship on Monday nights.

“The Quest” by Beth Moore – ISBN 978-1-4627-6660-4 – Item #005796350

Lifeway Church Resources, Nashville, TN

 

Poem by denisebalog©2017

Photo captured by denisebalog©2014 – Israel – Mosaic tiles found in Jerusalem